Archive for the ‘risk management’ Category

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

0 Apr 25 2013 @ 3:13pm by Matt Smith in Capital Markets, Crude Oil, Economy, Global Energy, risk management

Dot-to-Dot-to…Not?

My favorite moment of the working day is doing a dot-to-dot. And it happens every morning, after booting up my computer; I look across the various asset classes, and start connecting the dots.

After the first few screens, it becomes progressively easier to predict what is coming next: dollar down = risk on, equities up = bond prices down, risk off = metals down. But joining the dots has gone askew recently. So from the starting point of mortgage rates to a crude conclusion, here’s how joining the dots isn’t as simple as going from A to B. » read more

0 Mar 21 2013 @ 10:56am by Matt Smith in Crude Oil, Economy, Global Energy, Natural Gas, risk management

Energy…from Cake!

Listening to my iPod on shuffle this weekend, I rediscovered my appetite for the band, Cake. Upon further delving into their back catalogue I discovered a theme. So through their playlist here is how it is possible to get energy…from Cake.      » read more

2 Mar 14 2013 @ 10:55am by Matt Smith in Crude Oil, Economy, Global Energy, Natural Gas, risk management

Highlighting Global Trends In Carbon Emissions

It is rather easy to get swept up in the ‘holier than thou’ mindset when it comes to lower carbon emissions in the US. Granted, the US is making progress on this front: 2012 levels were about 13% below those seen in 2005. » 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