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US Crude Oil Slides Into Bear Market Territory

James Chen

The price of U.S. West Texas Intermediate (WTI) crude oil fell once again on Thursday to hit its ninth consecutive day in the red. In the process, plunging oil prices established a new seven-month low for U.S. crude, placing it at the cusp of bear market territory. The sharp dive in oil prices is attributed to the fundamental combination of increasing supply and potentially decreasing demand.