Hawkish central-bank policy is bad for the oil market

Hawkish central-bank policy is bad for the oil market: Tyler Richey, Sevens Report Co-Editor, Quoted in MarketWatch on MSN

Oil settles lower after rise in U.S. CPI and OPEC’s unchanged demand forecast

The initial market reaction to the consumer-price index release was a “hawkish one which saw oil prices decline to session lows,” Tyler Richey, co-editor at Sevens Report Research, told MarketWatch.

“Hawkish central-bank policy is bad for the oil market, because high interest rates over time act as a steady headwind on global growth and ultimately, that weighs on consumer-demand expectations,” he said.

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