Did OPEC Just Spoof The Shorts?

September 28, 2016

On Wednesday, OPEC and the Russians shocked the oil market with news of a production freeze/cut they intend to impose in November. In my latest article for Seeking Alpha, I look at this deal and wonder if it is for real or if it is just another case of jawboning, perhaps a page from the U.S. Fed, to move the price higher until the November biannual meeting of the cartel.

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Crude Oil Summit in Algeria- Meaningless

September 26, 2016

This week OPEC members and the Russian will sit down in Algeria to discuss the potential for a production freeze, quotas, cuts, and other topics that are likely to die at the negotiating table. In my latest article for Seeking Alpha, I examine the prospects for the September 26-28 meeting and the reasons why it will be another exercise in futility for those attending and those hoping the cartel gets its act together.

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The Great Oil Trading Range

September 19, 2016

Crude oil has traded in a range of $40 to $50 per barrel since July. In my latest article for Seeking Alpha, I explain why there is a high probability that the energy commodity will trade in this range for the rest of the year in volatile fashion as various segments of market structure offer conflicting signals.

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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.

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Crude Oil- The Cartel Takes a New Shape

June 13, 2016

A fall in the price of crude oil caused OPEC, the international oil cartel to pursue a strategy to increase market share amidst falling price. In my latest article for About.com I examine the current state of OPEC and explain why the Saudi government is in a dominant role and their strategy appears to be working for all members.

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Crude Oil Post OPEC Meeting- The Same But Different This Time

June 6, 2016

Editor’s Pick

OPEC met in Vienna last Thursday in the first of their biannual meetings of 2016. In my latest work for Seeking Alpha, I explain why the same outcome to the cartel meeting seems to be offering a different market response from the prior three gatherings and offer some opinions as to the future path of the energy commodity.

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Another OPEC Meeting- More Of The Same

May 31, 2016

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This week, OPEC convenes again in it biannual session, this time the Russians will be present as invited guests. In my latest work for Seeking Alpha, I explain why I believe there will be no change in cartel policy but the market reaction to OPEC policy is not likely to follow the price path it did after the past three gatherings in Vienna.

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Crude Oil- Mixed Signals But Not For SchmOPEC

May 16, 2016

There are bullish and bearish factors at play in the crude oil market these days but one thing is for certain, OPEC is fast becoming a relic of the past. In my latest piece for Seeking Alpha, I highlight the pros and cons for oil these days and explain why the Saudis are pursing their own agenda leaving the other cartel members in a group that should be called Schmopec.

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Crude Oil And Politics

May 2, 2016

The Middle East is the home of more than half the world’s oil reserves and the region is the home of the most turbulent politics on planet earth. In my latest piece for Seeking Alpha, I try to expand on a recent article written by Robert Boslego for Seeking Alpha and express my view that volatility in the price of oil will continue to reflect the politics of the Middle East.

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The Future of Crude Oil Post-Doha

May 2, 2016

Even though the meeting of oil producing nations in Doha was a huge disappointment, the price of oil rallied in the wake of the gathering. In my latest piece for QT Ag Online, I explain why the oil price rallied and why there may be more gains on the horizon for the energy commodity.

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