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WTI crude oil has kicked off the week with a fall to nearly $31, down nearly $2 or 6% from the close price on Friday.

The Federal Reserve shocked markets with the second unscheduled interest rate cut, this time eliminating 1% and setting it at zero. The coronavirus crisis triggered a massive sell-off in stocks and fears of s systemic risk grew. Petrol prices also suffered the breakdown of the OPEC+ pact between Saudi Arabia and Russia.

While the Fed’s cut provides room for some calm in markets, it also reveals the levels of distress. 

WTI still trades above last Monday’s low at the $28 handle.

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