Prices remain unstable with downward bias

Comment on last Tuesday’s prediction:  There was no price hike last week, so the prediction was quite WRONG.

Tuesday, October 28, 2008, 9:00 AM.  So, did I jinx it?  I wrote last Tuesday, "It looks to me like the chaos on Wall Street is dissipating, so energy prices are starting to stabilize."  That was true until 3PM on Tuesday.  Since then, stock indices have fallen over 10%, and energy prices have followed suit.  Where we are at this morning is that, using NYMEX prices, gas could fall below $2 a gallon, while AXXIS prices suggest retail prices in the $2.30’s.  Since the cheapest price around is $2.56 in Lowell, the prediction is lower prices for the rest of the week.  Also, keep in mind that last year around this time, NYMEX started to be a better predictor than AXXIS.  I’ll try not to shake up the stock market any further.


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  1. Hopefully gas prices will continue to fall, but it would be nice to have DOW start to go back up. Looks like it might go below 8000 soon.

    Guess you can’t have best of both worlds…

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