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0 Sep 6 2013 @ 10:58am by Matt Smith in Economy, Global Energy, Natural Gas, Random

Burrito bites

Good day, and I bid you happy Friday! Energyland™ continues to be on one heck of a rollercoaster ride, with crude oil’s direction this week mostly dictated by the tension in the Middle East. Rising tension = rising prices. As for natural gas, its recent rally has run out of steam as a lack of hurricane activity as we approach the peak of the season (hark, on Tuesday) has spurred on selling, while late-summer heat is not enough to drive on demand to bring on further buying. Snacks ahoy! » read more

2 Aug 23 2013 @ 10:23am by Matt Smith in Crude Oil, Economy, Natural Gas, Random

The Long and Short Of It

Just as I was about to write about the long side of markets, I read about the latest twists and turns in a fascinating story on the short side of things: a potential global helium shortage. And yes, I fought long and hard against the urge to use a pun in the title…‘helium market deflates’… ‘helium worries balloon’…’helium market blowing up’ ….etc, etc, etc. » read more

0 Aug 2 2013 @ 7:33am by Matt Smith in Capital Markets, Crude Oil, Economy, Global Energy, Random

Why China is Twisting My Melon

Twisting my melon‘ is a British phrase to describe being confused to the point of annoyance. The reason I bring it up is because it describes how I feel about China – and particularly in recent weeks – as contrasting and contradictory news have been undermining my convictions about the leading emerging market. So in my quest to untwist said melon, I present henceforth some observations on the matter. » 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

0 Jun 28 2013 @ 1:09pm by Matt Smith in Crude Oil, Economy, Global Energy, Natural Gas, Random

Burrito bites

Wowee. What a week. After last week’s post-Fed craziness and subsequent sell-off, this week has seen the crude complex gradually unwinding the wall of worry built up by fears of the end to stimulus. As for natural gas, it has not only been pummeled to a 3.5-month low by ongoing mild weather (and low demand), but has dropped below the significant level of the 200-day moving average. Snacks ahoy! » read more