Shocking forecast Saxo Bank: oil at $100, the growth of the ruble by 20%

Shocking forecast Saxo Bank: oil at $100, the growth of the ruble by 20%


OPEC in 2016 would catch the market off guard by the unexpected decline in oil production, which will cause significant growth of prices, I believe in Saxo Bank. Ruble, according to the forecast, will help to strengthen the slow increase in rates by the fed.

MOSCOW, 16 Dec. Dmitry Mayorov. Saxo Bank, one of the largest Forex brokers in the world, has released its annual, the twelfth “Shocking forecasts” for the coming year. In the current work of Bank experts see a variant with a jump in oil prices to around 100 dollars per barrel and growth of the ruble by 20%. Also possible increase of the Euro to 1.23 U.S. dollar and the rise of silver prices by a third.

Democrats in the US would retain the presidency and win the Congress in 2016, sales of luxury goods in the world will fall to 50%, and ocean during El niño would cause a rise in inflation, experts predict Saxo Bank.

However, this is only shocking predictions of events that may not occur. Analysts don’t deny that the probability of their occurrence is small. As noted by chief economist of Saxo Bank Steen Jakobsen, presenting their scenarios, analysts are trying to predict and identify trends that may cause any “black swans” as they are called market participants.

Panic in OPEC will bring the price of oil to $100

Too cheap oil will produce among the participants of the cartel doubts about the strategy “deliver-and-conquer”. Finally appears the long-awaited signs of reducing production in countries outside OPEC.

At a convenient moment the cartel would catch the market off guard by the unexpected production decline. In this case, the price will quickly begin to recover, investors will rush to take long positions on oil and the prices again will come nearer to psychologically important level 100 dollars per barrel, I believe in Saxo Bank.

By the end of 2016 the growth in oil prices and an unnecessarily slow increase in rates by the fed will allow the Russian currency to strengthen by about 20% against the bi-currency basket (0.45 euros and 0.55 dollars), also point to Saxo Bank.

Euro will rise to $1,23

In Europe now a huge current account surplus, combined with low inflation, macroeconomic logic, should lead to strengthening and not the weakening of the European currency. Consequently, the Euro may rise to 1.23 to the dollar.

“Bottom” for the Euro may already be achieved, the circle is closed, and this means that now again the time has come for the depreciation of the dollar in the framework of reactions to expect to maintain a soft policy of the U.S. rates, according to Saxo Bank.

Olympics in Brazil will give impetus to the recovery EAT

Stabilization, investment costs for the Olympics and the moderate reform in Brazil will be able to maintain a positive economic mood in the country and cheap local currencies will contribute to the growth of exports from developing countries.

As a result, the share of emerging markets (EM) prepared a brilliant year and the victory over the bonds and other stock exchanges.

Silver will rise in price by 33%

In 2016, the silver will regain the confidence of investors. The desire of politicians to reduce harmful air emissions by supporting renewable energy supports industrial demand for this metal, which is used to produce solar cells.

As a result, the silver price will rise by a third, leaving the rest of the metals, and especially precious, far behind, believe in Saxo Bank.

El niño will trigger inflation

Next year Pacific during El niño will be the most powerful for all history of observations and will lead to a shortage of moisture in many areas of South-East Asia and drought in Australia.

Low crop yields result in a drop in supply on the background of growth of demand in terms of global economic expansion.

As a result, the Spot index Bloomberg Agriculture will grow by 40%, providing long-awaited inflationary pressures in the global economy, signaling the global GDP growth, estimated at Saxo Bank.

Inequality will laugh at the luxury

Faced with rising inequality and unemployment above 10%, Europe plans to introduce a single basic income, which guarantees all people the ability to meet basic needs.

In societies with more egalitarian values, the demand for luxuries will fall dramatically, which will lead to a collapse in the sector. As a result, sales in the sector of “luxury” in the world will be reduced in 2016 by half, according to Saxo Bank.

The Democrats will keep their President in the USA

The principle of alternation of the Democrats and the Republicans among the presidents of the United States can be broken. The Republicans will be overthrown, because the split in their ranks will grow because of the strife caused by the discussions about the future of the party.

This will lead to the victory of the Democrats without a fight thanks to a successful campaign aimed at increasing voter turnout and high activity of Millennials for the past eight years, tired of the political stalemate and the lack of jobs.

In the end, the Democrats will retain the presidency and win the Congress in 2016, according to Saxo Bank.