1. Oil price
The following chart plots the US dollar price of oil from 1971 to today.
2. Oil price $ v £
The following chart plots the US dollar price of the oil against the price in sterling; both data series have been re-based to start at 100.
3. The stock market priced in oil barrels
The following chart plots the FTSE All Share Index priced in oil barrels (i.e. FTSE All Share Index divided by the oil price in sterling).
The most recent edition of the UK Stock Market Almanac has just been published.