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Did the ultra-stimulative monetary policy contribute to the energy crash?
The drivers behind the energy boom
The energy boom is a direct results of years of ultra-easy monetary policies by the Federal Reserve. Policy accommodation and financial repression pushed high-yield borrowing cost to historic lows, which helped finance risky investments including the U.S. shale revolution.
Please refer to this article from 2012:
The effects of higher energy production
The U.S. shale revolution financed by cheap funding allowed the U.S. to become a major oil producer. Yet, together with energy independence came excess supply. With excess supply, WTI and Brent crude prices could not be sustained above $100/bbl. What happened next was a supply driven bust, mixed with lower demand due to uneven growth.
With falling commodities sending jittery investors into less-risky assets, borrowing cost for energy companies in the high yield space have risen, adding to their woes (and resulting in recent job cuts).
Please refer to the following article from July 2015:
The energy and commodity correction is market’s reaction to policy-induced imbalances.
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