Archive for the ‘Crude Oil’ Category

2 Dec 15 2014 @ 7:30am by Matt Smith in Crude Oil, Global Energy

Actions Speak Louder Than Words

With soooooooo much talk swirling about the current oil price drop, I feel compelled to focus less on the rhetoric and more on the data. So the vibe of this post lands somewhere inbetwixt Elvis Presley’s ‘a little less conversation, a little more action‘ and one of my boss’s favorite phrases: ‘In God we trust, all others must bring data‘. » read more

0 Dec 15 2014 @ 7:11am by Matt Smith in Crude Oil, Economy, Global Energy

File Under: Winging It

Aside from winging it with a quick bit of airline analysis at the end, Thursday’s appearance on Fox Business was a one-and-done affair in terms of questions, as a fast-paced segment covered a lot of ground in a short period. Hark, click on the mugshot below to launch to the clip:

0 Dec 11 2014 @ 7:52am by Matt Smith in Crude Oil, Global Energy

File Under: Losing My Shirt

I appeared last night on CNBC Squawk Box in Asia to talk about oil and as it turns out, um, the color of my shirt. While they started out heckling me for it being so bright, the interview finished with me having to buy one and send it to anchor Bernie Lo (and he has to wear it on the show). Hark, click on the below mugshot to launch to part of the segment:

 

0 Dec 4 2014 @ 9:33am by Matt Smith in Crude Oil

File Under: Pin the Tail on the Donkey

I had a decent run on CNBC’s Squawk Box this morning with a segment all to myself (hark, just before sunrise). We discussed the usual suspects – OPEC, Saudi Arabia, global price pain-points, and yep – US shale break-evens. I compared pinpointing a single number for US shale break-evens to playing ‘pin the tail on the donkey’. Alas, they always cut my funny bits from the clips. Hark click on the below mugshot to launch to part of it: 

2 Nov 26 2014 @ 9:03am by Matt Smith in Crude Oil

File Under: Pre-OPEC Opining

I did a late-night interview on CNBC Asia last night discussing pre-OPEC craziness ahead of the cartel’s convening tomorrow. Among other things we chew the cud about the meeting of Saudi Arabia, Venezuela, Russia and Mexico (the last two are not in OPEC) – highlighting the current global unease about oil prices. Hark, click on the below mugshot to launch to the clip: