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Archive for the ‘Risk Strategy’ Category

1 Feb 7 2013 @ 8:52pm by Matt Smith in Crude Oil, Economy, Global Energy, Natural Gas, risk management, Risk Strategy

From Theft To Piracy To Flaring To….Hope?

Nigeria is a fascinating country, with so much potential yet so many challenges. It is the largest oil producer in Africa, and has 37 billion barrels of proven oil reserves (10th largest in the world). It is also the holder of the largest natural gas reserves in Africa. For all intents and purposes it is also a petro state, with 95% of its export earnings coming from oil, which account for 65% of its budgetary revenues. » read more

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

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

7 Nov 8 2012 @ 1:03pm by Matt Smith in Blog, Economy, Global Energy, risk management, Risk Strategy

China’s Unquenchable Thirst For Water

As regular burrito readers will know, China is a hugely huge producer and consumer of commodities. Not only is it the largest global producer of key crops and meat, it has the largest appetite for goods that cover the gamut from rice to rubber, from cotton to copper. But one of its largest addictions has become one of its biggest problems, as it has an unquenchable thirst……for water.  » read more

1 Nov 1 2012 @ 10:55am by Matt Smith in Global Energy, Natural Gas, Risk Strategy

Record Breakers

This latest post is an accumulation of recent observations which have a collective theme; that of breaking records. I have been stockpiling these info-bites like Halloween candy all week, ready for your consumption – enjoy!   » read more