Oil prices fell down more than 1.5%, raising fears for slow demand?

Do we have to fear for slow demand now that oil prices fell more than 1.5 percent?! U.S. West Texas Intermediate crude CLc1 settled down 97 cents or 1.96 percent to $48.59 a barrel. Brent crude futures LCOc1 were down 80 cents or 1.52 percent to $51.90 a barrel.

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U.S. stock indexes fell sharply on Thursday, with the Dow and the Nasdaq posting triple-digit point declines, as investors fretted over escalating tensions between the U.S. and North Korea. The falling U.S. stock market translated to weakness in the oil market, that raised concerns about demand. The demand picture gets murky as stocks go down. Gold has stayed up so that confirms my suspicions it’s a fear trade.

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