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The commodities lull will pass. It's the swing of things

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A pump jack bringing oil to the surface in California. The development of US shale oil has meant that the market is able to respond quickly to supply shocks, causing prices to even out.

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REMEMBER when commodities markets were fun?

Just before Christmas 2008, WTI crude futures soared almost 18 per cent in a day. As recently as last November, the contract was able to climb 9.3 per cent on the back of Opec announcing production cuts. Back in June 2014,

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