Study Highlights Link between Investor Sentiment and the Price of Oil 

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The study addressing Investor Sentiment and the Price of Oil explores real-life economic factors as major oil price drivers.  Through parametric methods, this study offers evidence that behavioral factors can predict variations in oil prices.

In order to reach its conclusions, this study used daily, weekly and monthly data from   1986 to 2016, finding that investor sentiment has significant effects on prices, in addition to demonstrating the volatility of these figures. The main discoveries of this study are more significant for the period after 2000, when oil-based financial products became a popular class of assets. The complete study is available at:  http://ow.ly/JGTD30gKQC4.

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