0 Apr 10 2014 @ 8:05am by Matt Smith in Crude Oil, Global Energy, Natural Gas

Peaks and Troughs

As we charge through April and head first into the joys of spring, we are filled with reminders of rebirth, rejuvenation, renewal, and regrowth. Well, we are supposed to be…but instead I just see examples of peaks and troughs. Hark, here are four such specimens. » read more

0 Apr 1 2014 @ 5:18pm by Matt Smith in Crude Oil, Global Energy, Natural Gas

File Under: Double Feature!

This morning’s lengthy appearance (it’s all relative, folks) was made into a second feature by CNBC, in a piece called ’3 reasons not to worry about energy costs….for now’. Hark, click on the below mugshot to launch to it:

1 Apr 1 2014 @ 9:56am by Matt Smith in Crude Oil, Global Energy, Natural Gas

File Under: Calling The Shots!

Today’s appearance on CNBC’s Squawk Box (from Phoenix, randomly) was absolutely brilliant fun. For some insane reason, anchor Joe Kernen handed the Trading Block segment over to me to interview guest host Rebecca Patterson about currencies. Unfortunately, the clip is just a short excerpt from my longest appearance on Squawk Box by far. Hark, click on the below mugshots to launch to the clip:

0 Mar 28 2014 @ 10:52am by Matt Smith in Crude Oil, Economy, Global Energy, Natural Gas

Darn you, Groundhog…

Even though flipping a coin has better forecasting skills than the dastardly groundhog, Punxsutawney Phil has unfortunately been on the money for this winter.  Despite April on deck next week there is still snow on the ground (in more places than there should be), while our dearly beloved energy commodities have seen rampant demand, receding inventories, and rocketing prices. Henceforth are seven such examples:

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0 Mar 12 2014 @ 4:27pm by Matt Smith in Global Energy, Random, risk management

And Now For Something Completely Different…

Mooching through Commodityland™ I have once again been led down the garden path by energy-linked commodities, but just not in the typical sense. So read on to learn about sugar highs and caffeine buzzes, and other markets going oatso crazy. » read more