less jobs, more unemployment, less money, less for gas! . . . does it make any sense how the derivative programs are scheduled? oil is down when it should be going up, it has nothing to do with higher rates. Higher rates will encourage foreign money to come to USA for the interest and pushes dollar up. Foreign investors buy dollar and invest in stocks. Higher rates will give more income to bank depositors which is more disposable $$ to buy a trip or drive more! . . . why is oild down? . . . a stupid market manipulated with programs to pump and drop and cash infinitesimal profits on buy - sell.