World Financial 2014-2016 Market Bubbles: Oil Negative - US Dollar Positive
M. Wątorek a, S. Drożdża,b, P. Oświęcimka a
aComplex Systems Theory Department, Institute of Nuclear Physics, Polish Academy of Sciences, PL-31342 Kraków, Poland
bFaculty of Physics, Mathematics and Computer Science, Cracow University of Technology, PL-31155 Kraków, Poland
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Based on the log-periodic power law methodology, with the universal preferred scaling factor λ ≈ 2, the negative bubble on the oil market in 2014-2016 has been detected. Over the same period a positive bubble on the so-called commodity currencies expressed in terms of the US dollar appears to take place with the oscillation pattern which largely is mirror reflected relative to oil price oscillation pattern. It documents recent strong anticorrelation between the dynamics of the oil price and of the USD. A related forecast made at the time of FENS 2015 conference (beginning of November) turned out to be quite satisfactory. These findings provide also further indication that such a log-periodically accelerating down-trend signals termination of the corresponding decreases.

DOI: 10.12693/APhysPolA.129.932
PACS numbers: 64.60.Ht, 89.65.Gh, 05.45.Df