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0 Oct 27 2014 @ 12:39pm by Matt Smith in Blog

File Under: Calamitous Crude

I was once again fortunate enough to kick-off the week with an appearance on CNBC’s Squawk Box this morning, talking about another calamitous start to the week by the crude complex. Hark, click on the below mugshot to launch to part of this morning’s interview:

1 Oct 3 2014 @ 12:40pm by Matt Smith in Blog, Crude Oil, Economy, energy consulting, Global Energy, Natural Gas

The More Things Change, The More They Stay The Same…

The above phrase is from the translation of  ’plus ça change, plus c’est la même chose‘ by the French novelist Jean-Baptiste Alphonse Karr. Regardless, not only is it great, but also highly applicable to a veritable selection of shenanigans going on across energyland™.  » read more

0 Jul 26 2013 @ 12:30pm by Matt Smith in Blog, Crude Oil, Global Energy, Natural Gas, Random

Burrito bites

Good day! Our buddies crude oil and natural gas are charging lower into the weekend, as profit-taking and fears of a Chinese slowdown weigh heavily on Texas tea. As for natural gas, temperatures for the peak of summertime are set to be very mild and meek indeed, spurring on selling. With the weekend ahoy, here are some snacks to enjoy: » read more

4 Jan 8 2013 @ 10:50pm by Matt Smith in Blog, Capital Markets, Crude Oil, Economy, Global Energy, risk management

Venezuela: Chavez, Challenges, and Change

With the rapid deterioration in the health of Venezuela’s President Hugo Chavez, it seems a pertinent time to look at why Venezuela and Chavez play such an integral role in the global energy market. » read more

0 Dec 21 2012 @ 10:33am by Matt Smith in Blog, Crude Oil, Economy, Global Energy, Natural Gas, Random

Burrito bites

Happy 12/21/12! Something big was supposed to happen today but I can’t remember for the life of me what it was. As for our dearly beloved commodities this week, oil has remained under the influence of the fiscal cliff – the skullduggery of it all leaves crude ultimately range-bound and run ragged. As for natural gas, it has shimmied higher on cooler weather outlooks, back to swing around the monkey bar of mid three-dollardom. But enough from me, it’s time for treats: » read more