MSCI: How Oil Prices May Impact Your Portfolio

The falloff in the price of a barrel of oil that began in June 2014 has highlighted how such fluctuations can affect economies and asset prices worldwide.

While low oil prices driven by oversupply generally benefit consumers and equity markets, prices that stay too low for too long can stress oil-producing nations, push energy companies toward default, and strain the global financial system.

With that in mind, MSCI has modeled three possible scenarios for the price of oil that investors

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