I’m closely monitoring a huge selloff in gasoline and oil markets at this hour. Gasoline futures are down nearly 20 cents per gallon (7%+!) and oil futures are negative as well.
This could be a significant turnaround for oil and gasoline as MANY now fear the economy may be more damaged than previously thought after news of Bear Stearns being bought by Chase rattles traders.
There could be a hike that is already in the pipes for Grand Rapids (meaning it was decided before today) so that might still come to pass, but look for local prices to nosedive soon, pending the final numbers today.
This could be a sign that the oil market’s momentum has turned negative, especially since the dollar hit new lows with nearly all world currencies today.
I’ll keep an eye on it.