The Tell: Why oil investors may suffer the ‘black swan’ potential of Elon Musk in 2017

Brace yourself for some serious swings in commodity prices in 2017, as a bevy of “black swans” could blindside investors, according to a Barclays research note published Thursday.

“Commodity market black swan events come in many forms, and the market may take years or an instant to price them in,” the analysts wrote. “Indices are already pricing in record levels of volatility as 2017 begins, and investors are specifically concerned about geopolitical developments.”

Go ahead and count Elon Musk on that list of potential risks. The analysts say that the timely delivery of Tesla’s TSLA, -0.11% Model 3 could shake up the energy sector.

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