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.

Article: Did OPEC Just Spoof The Shorts?

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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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Natural Gas Ignoring Fundamentals

August 15, 2016

Natural gas price action has been ignoring an important fundamental supply and demand element over recent weeks. In my latest article for Seeking Alpha, I examine the divergence between inventory increases this year and the bearish price action we have seen over recent weeks and wonder whether the deviation does not create a huge opportunity in the months to come.

Article: Natural Gas Ignoring Fundamentals

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Only The Naive Kick A Guru When He Is Down

February 22, 2016

Editor’s Pick

There has been a lot written about Andy Hall over recent weeks, one author on Seeking Alpha continuously excoriates the traders and hedge fund manager every chance he gets. In my latest article for Seeking Alpha I explain my view of the man and trader and why I believe the reports and analysis of certain others are completely flawed.

Article: Crude Oil- Only The Naive Kick A Guru When He Is Down

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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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The Price Of Crude Oil And Equity Prices

February 1, 2016

The price of crude oil has been falling since June 2014 and it may be catching up with equity prices. In my latest article for About.com I examine the relationship between the energy commodity and the stock market.

Article: The Price Of Crude Oil And Equity Prices

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Crude Oil In A Pressure Cooker

January 19, 2016

Editor’s Pick

Last week crude oil broke the $30 level on the downside with both Brent and WTI closing below that important level. Crude oil has dropped 20% during the first two weeks of 2016. In my latest piece for Seeking Alpha I explain why the fundamentals for crude oil still support even lower prices but how geopolitics can change that in a heartbeat.

Article: Crude Oil In A Pressure Cooker

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Crude Oil Was Killing The Equity Market

August 31, 2015

Last week started ugly for crude oil as it made new multi-year lows but it finished the week with a technical signal that is extremely positive for future price prospects. Meanwhile, fundamentals remain bearish so there is a divergence between fundamentals and technical factors in the world of crude oil. In my latest article for Seeking Alpha I look at the prospects for crude oil, opine on whether last Monday’s price was a low and what effect the price of crude oil will have on the U.S. stock market.

Article: Crude Oil Was Killing The Equity Market

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Commodity Producers- Warren Buffett Does Not Peddle Dividends

August 31, 2015

Editor’s Pick

Last week many commodity prices made new multi-year lows and last week yet another commodity related company, RIG, suspended its dividend. In my latest article for Seeking Alpha I explain why commodity stocks are not likely to bottom until producers and related commodity companies stop paying dividends.

Article: Commodity Producers- Warren Buffett Does Not Peddle Dividends

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