NEW YORK, Dec 5 (Reuters) – Some regional banks have
benefited in a big way from the energy-related lending growth,
but the recent slide in oil prices has raised the specter of
persistently low oil prices hobbling loan growth at these banks.
As a result, a number of these banks have caught the eye of
short-sellers who are betting on the stocks taking a hit in
NEW YORK, Dec 1 (Reuters) – The meeting of the Organization
of the Petroleum Exporting Countries has come and gone, but the
oil sector’s volatility has stayed.
The United States Oil Fund – the most traded oil ETF
- fell to $25.27 on Monday, the lowest since March 2009, before
recovering a little to trade up 2.7 percent at $26.27.