Crack Spreads Offer Clues

September 26, 2016

Over recent weeks gasoline and heating oil crack spreads have been exhibiting some two-way volatility. In my latest piece for Seeking Alpha, I explain why crack spreads have been working to establish an uptrend over recent weeks and why this could be a great time to add Valero (VLO) to your portfolio.

Article: Crack Spreads Offer Clues

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OPEC Is Jawboning Again

August 15, 2016

Editor’s Pick

Crude oil has bounced after taking a peek below the $40 per barrel level. In my latest piece for Seeking Alpha, I look at the current state of the oil market and explain why OPEC is likely to do nothing even if oil falls despite the high correlation between jawboning from the cartel and falling prices.

Article: OPEC Is Jawboning Again

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Crude Oil Approached The Moment Of Truth

August 8, 2016

I have been writing that weakness in oil product prices over recent months has been a weight around the neck of the energy commodity. In my latest work for Seeking Alpha, I look at the recent rally in the gasoline crack spread and rejection of the lows when oil took a peek below $40 last week. I also look at the current state of the oil market and explain why the energy commodity is caught between bullish and bearish factors and the path of least resistance is far from clear for the months ahead.

Article: Crude Oil Approached The Moment Of Truth

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Energy- Second Quarter review and the outlook for Q3 2016

July 5, 2016

The price of crude oil almost doubled since the February 11 lows but it was natural gas that was the best performing energy commodity in Q2. In my quarterly report on Energy for Seeking Alpha, I go over the price activity for the three months that ended on June 30 and offer some advice on the price direction for the next three months.

Article: Energy- Second Quarter review and the outlook for Q3 2016

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Oil: Watching For Signs Of Life

June 27, 2016

Crude oil has been holding steady near the recent highs after rallying from $26.05 in February. In my latest piece for Seeking Alpha, I explain why oil products could hold the key to whether the energy commodity can move to the next level of technical resistanceĀ on the monthly chartĀ at $60 per barrel.

Article: Oil: Watching For Signs Of Life

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Crude Oil- All Signs Point Higher Except For One

June 13, 2016

You will likely be hearing a lot of calls for the price of oil to go higher, and with good reason there are many positive signs for the energy commodity at this time. In my latest piece for Seeking Alpha, I look at all of the positives for the petroleum market but one negative that could cause the price to stagnate or fall over the coming weeks.

Article: Crude Oil- All Signs Point Higher Except For One

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Crude Oil- The Sum Of The Products

March 14, 2016

The price of crude oil has been moving higher over the past month. In my latest work for Seeking Alpha I look at the components that influence the price of the energy commodity and explain why they lead me to believe that the price recovery is not over yet and oil will likely move above the $40 per barrel mark very soon.

Article: Crude Oil- The Sum Of The Products

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Crude Oil- A “Three-peat”

February 1, 2016

Editor’s Pick

Crude oil has been in a bear market since June 2014, however last March it rallied by almost 40% and in September it gained over 35%. In my latest piece for Seeking Alpha, I look at the third recovery in crude oil which has taken it 25% higher over the last week and the prospects for the future of the energy commodity.

Article: Crude Oil- A “Three-peat”

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Energy Fourth Quarter review and the outlook for 2016

January 4, 2016

Energy was the worst performing commodity sector in 2015 and the price action in Q4 added to losses on the year as even in the last three months of the year energy was the biggest loser in raw material markets. In my latest work for Seeking Alpha I review the year in the energy markets and look forward to what is likely to happen in 2016.

Article: Energy Fourth Quarter review and the outlook for 2016

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Crude Oil Market Structure Looks Weak But It Is Only One Part Of A Complicated Puzzle

November 23, 2015

Editors’ Pick

All signs are pointing lower for crude oil and last week Goldman Sachs told us that the price is likely to fall to $20 per barrel. In my latest piece for Seeking Alpha I look at all of the bearish inputs, and there are lots of them, and explain why crude oil could just surprise the world and rally and why that rally should not come as a surprise.

Article: Crude Oil Market Structure Looks Weak But It Is Only One Part Of A Complicated Puzzle

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