Talk:Iran tests more missiles as war games continue

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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)
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