Talking point - The price of oil and its effect on credit

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Gary Jenkins & Jim Reid - Deutsche Bank

The price of oil has been rising all year, but so far it could be argued to have been a supportive influence on spreads as it has kept yields lower than if the oil price had stayed low. Post-Katrina, lower yields undoubtedly cushioned the potential negative economic impacts directly associated with the storm, or indirectly through a higher oil price. The significant rally in yields (UST 10yr hit 4% again) and the complete repricing of the near-term pote

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