Talk:Iran tests more missiles as war games continue
I removed: "Oil and gold prices have increased as a result of the tests." according to who? Oil and gold did go up, but how do you know it wasn't because Nigerian militants called an end to a cease-fire? Or because oil workers in Brazil are threatening a strike? - In fact there were times during the trading session, after the Iran news broke, when oil was down on the day. --SVTCobra 09:48, 11 July 2008 (UTC)
- Wikinews does not have the experts who could be considered a credible source for an assertion that a news item has influenced a commodity price. Instead we have to rely on sources such as Reuters making these assertions, and then attribute the claim to them. --Brian McNeil / talk 11:35, 11 July 2008 (UTC)
- Well, we may or may not, but since I am not about to publish my CV, I will refrain from making any such assertions ;-)
- However, I have added back a statement about gold and oil prices, this time properly attributed.
- GW, in markets there are no absolutes as for why prices do this or that, only opinions and educated guesses. Therefore, we need to attribute such statements. --SVTCobra 12:49, 11 July 2008 (UTC)