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Gold-oil ratio: Does it point to a recession ahead?

There's a similarity in how the gold-oil ratio behaves in 2015 and during the Global Financial Crisis, but the oil plunge now likely just reflects an oversupply phenomenon.

The relative values of crude oil and gold offer interesting insights, given its extreme values seen during the banking crisis in the early 1980s, the Asian Financial Crisis of 1997 and the Global Financial Crisis of 2008.

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