by Bill McBride on 5/23/2016 05:03:00 PM
Monday, May 23, 2016
Oil prices are "only" down about 20% year-over-year (YoY), and the YoY decline has been decreasing.
So I thought I'd look at the YoY change in oil prices over the last few decades.
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This graph shows the year-over-year change in WTI based on data from the EIA.
Five times since 1987, oil prices have increased 100% or more YoY. And several times prices have almost fallen in half YoY.
Oil prices are volatile! And it seems likely the YoY change will turn positive later this year.