Why Is Crude Moving Today? Consult the Wheel of (Oil) Fortune

Some days, it’s hard to tell just why oil futures are gyrating. Fortunately for this journalist, a colleague passed along a website that helps to clear the fog.

Wheeldecide.com, which features wheels to help you decide difficult questions, including What to Do on a Date?, and What Should I Do Today?, also offers Why Is the Crude Moving?

The choices on the wheel include “Fat Finger,” “Roll Started” and the always-useful for down days “Profit Taking.” While some of these options are common for many markets, and some are outdated -- such as “Obama” -- the designers included one sure-fire fallback for oil: “Middle East.”

— With assistance by Michael Bellusci

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