|2019-08-23 来源： 中国石化新闻网|
多伦多道明证券(TD Securities)大宗商品策略师丹尼尔加利(Daniel Ghali)表示:“经济数据中更具前瞻性的部分大幅收缩，进一步提振了过去几周令市场担忧的衰退。”。
孙子舒 编译自 彭博社
Oil edges down as rate-cut anticipation balances demand fears
Oil ended lower as weak U.S. factory data highlighted demand concerns, and prospects of a Federal Reserve interest rate cut.
Futures fell 0.6% on Thursday after a choppy session. Investors are balancing fears about slowing global economies and demand with anticipation the Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell will signal a rate cut is coming during a speech Friday at a Wyoming conference.
“The market has been shifting to focus on global demand from U.S. trade policy,” said Judith Dwarkin, chief economist at Calgary-based consultant RS Energy.
Oil has fallen 17% since touching a high for the year in late April. Worldwide demand for petroleum-derived fuels to power trucks, trains, airplanes and ships has been imperiled by a protracted trade war. Efforts by Saudi Arabia and its producer allies to boost prices by restraining supplies haven’t borne fruit in the face of surging output from American shale fields.
A key gauge of industrial activity in the world’s largest economy declined for the first time in almost a decade. Meanwhile, a U.S. Federal Reserve bank president threw cold water on expectations of an imminent interest-rate cut.
“The more forward-looking components of the economic data fell more sharply into contraction, further reviving the recession fears that have concerned the market the past few weeks,” said Daniel Ghali, a commodity strategist at TD Securities in Toronto.