Oil Speculators (Mostly) Saw the Massive Price Drop Coming

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The drop in oil prices has been stunning, with both U.S. and international crude pushing a 40 percent decline since June. Attention so far has been on supply and demand getting out of whack: The world has more oil than it actually needs, with various estimates of the surplus falling anywhere from 700,000 to more than 1 million barrels of daily production.

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