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>>>But, the real lesson I learned from the past two weeks (which is no indication of the total history or what the future may bring - legal disclaimer) is as follows: Oil stocks go up when technology ones go down. Why is that? Because Oil is seen as a 'sure thing' whereas technology stocks are generally risky?<<<

I'd be careful of viewing this recent occurence as being a consistent correlation. Technology has had a variety of factors hitting it, including incredible expectations that couldn't possibly be met. The end result has been something of a sell-off recently.

Oil related stocks have recently benfitted from the price of oil futures staying above the $18.00 per barrel level. A variety of factors are involved here, including an improving world economic outlook.

Coincidence, not correlation. At least as I see it, anyway.
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