The following video is part of our "Motley Fool Conversations" series, in which energy editor and analyst Joel South and consumer goods editor and analyst Austin Smith discuss topics across the investing world.
With oil prices plunging close to 14% so far this month, the logical progression is to determine whether this is a correction or the start of a significant fall for the foreseeable future. In this edition, Joel and Austin discuss the current political agendas affecting the price of oil as well as the possibility of Greece exiting the euro and its corresponding effect on oil prices. They also examine energy sectors that could rise or fall depending on potential oil shocks.
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