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Archive for the ‘risk management’ Category

0 Jan 11 2013 @ 10:56am by Matt Smith in Crude Oil, Economy, Global Energy, Natural Gas, Random, risk management

Burrito Bites

Roll up! Roll up! And welcome to the first set of burrito bites for 2013! This week has seen oil prices finishing where they started, rallied by Chinese exports and oil imports, unwound by Chinese inflation data. Natural gas prices have done a similar dance, unwound by warmer weather, then rallied by a whopper withdrawal from weekly storage and impending colder conditions next week. Hark, burrito bites are served.

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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 6 2012 @ 7:41am by Matt Smith in Blog, Capital Markets, Crude Oil, Economy, Global Energy, Natural Gas, risk management

The Nightmare Before Christmas…And Other Energy-related Holiday Movies

For the past three burrito years I’ve tried to do a Christmas-themed post, be it energy-related Christmas gifts, linking the holiday season and energy, or inventing the ultimate commodity Christmas gift. So this year it’s time to compare the current landscape of Energyland™ to some of the best holiday movies. Enjoy! » read more

0 Dec 2 2012 @ 10:50am by Matt Smith in Blog, Capital Markets, Crude Oil, Economy, Global Energy, Natural Gas, risk management

Burrito bites

Hola! As we move into December, Commodityland™ has spent the last week mentally preparing itself for a monstrously big month ahead. Oil has has been edging higher on a spattering of geopolitical tension, alrightish economic data, and developments on the fiscal cliff front. As for natty, it has seen its biggest weekly loss in six months on a surprise injection for weekly storage and a lack of inclement weather on the outlooks to mid-December. As we ready ourselves for a nutty week ahead, here’s some snacks for sustenance:  » read more

6 Nov 15 2012 @ 10:55am by Matt Smith in Blog, Crude Oil, Economy, energy consulting, Global Energy, Natural Gas, risk management, Risk Strategy

Projections Proffered By The IEA

The IEA’s 2012 World Energy Outlook has spurned many a headline since its release on Monday, which should be none too surprising given it is 688 pages long. The executive summary of the report can be viewed here (which is 676 pages less than the full version), while through even more distillation here are ten points I have gleaned from it in the past few days:   » read more