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Archive for the ‘Capital Markets’ Category

0 Mar 8 2013 @ 3:31pm by Matt Smith in Capital Markets, Crude Oil, Global Energy, Natural Gas, Random

Burrito bites

Good day! This week has seen natural gas push on to new highs for the year as a surprisingly large withdrawal from the weekly storage report and end-of-season heating demand have egged it on. Meanwhile, oil has been a hambone, testing new lows for the year as it ignores the euphoria in broader markets (smart move) to focus on the harsh realities of tepid demand and sufficient supply. Grab your plate before it’s too late: » read more

2 Feb 28 2013 @ 10:56am by Matt Smith in Capital Markets, Crude Oil, Global Energy, Natural Gas, risk management, Risk Strategy

Could The Biggest Success For NGVs Be At Sea?

As natural gas becomes ever more prevalent as a global fuel, there are increasingly more inventive ways of both consuming and transporting it (see left). While here in the US there is ever greater focus on CNG and LNG-powered vehicles, there is potentially another form of transport that could steal the crown as the King of NGVs…shipping. So after sailing through a sea of research this week, here is the treasure trove of info I have gathered on my travels: » read more

0 Feb 22 2013 @ 10:53am by Matt Smith in Capital Markets, Crude Oil, Economy, Global Energy, Natural Gas, Random

Burrito bites

And we have made it to another Friday…phew! Oil prices have swiftly been brought back down to size by economic woes resurfacing – kick-started by a large sell order on Wednesday. Natural gas, meanwhile, has been unwilling to budge too far from the 200-day moving average as colder weather outlooks are negated by the prospect of higher absolute temperatures.  Snacks ahoy:  » read more

0 Feb 15 2013 @ 10:58am by Matt Smith in Capital Markets, Crude Oil, Economy, Global Energy, Random, risk management

Twists and Turns For The Year Of The Snake

So the Lunar New Year this week in China has given a welcome pause for thought after a rather frenetic period of seemingly stronger data coming through from leading emerging market. So in an effort to assess whether the recent turnaround is a seasonal swing, a false dawn, or a true trend, here’s a random collection of tidbits I have gathered together to slowly digest.

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0 Jan 24 2013 @ 10:55am by Matt Smith in Capital Markets, Economy, Global Energy, Random, risk management, Risk Strategy

Everything But Energy

Sometimes it is useful to take a look at the bigger picture, or a completely different picture, when trying to assess the vibe (man) of a certain market (i.e., energy), especially given some of the negative vibes swirling in the markets at the moment. As regular burrito readers know, the foundation of this blog is built on the belief that financial markets influence and are influenced by each other. Therefore, by taking a look at current trends in equities, commodities, bonds, economic data, and currencies – basically everything but energy – it can help us get a more rounded view on the subject that is most dear to us. » read more