Sometimes we need to put things in perspective. This chart might help us do that.

According to Stephan Cheplick:

“From 2007 to 2008 the price of crude oil climbed from $55 per barrel to $144 per barrel. In percentage terms, that’s an appreciation greater than 160%. What’s even more phenomenal, however, is the giant drop that immediately followed this climb. Just 5 months later and crude oil was trading back BELOW $40 per barrel.”

Source: Stephan Cheplick

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