Q&A: What should I do as an investor to protect against the plummeting price of oil? – by Steve Lowrie

We’ve been getting this question a lot lately, fueled (no pun intended) by a common media narrative about how the decline in oil prices is going to ruin the economy and Canadian dollar, with no hope of ever recovering.

Economics 101: There is a bottom, even if it’s not yet in sight

First, let’s talk about the economic impact of falling oil prices. In a recent Pension & Investments column, we spotted this quote from a U.K. stock portfolio manager: “Everybody is worried that the price (of oil) doesn’t seem to have a floor at the moment.”

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