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Posts Tagged ‘Brent crude oil’

3 Jan 20 2015 @ 11:16pm by Matt Smith in Crude Oil, Economy, Global Energy

What I Think About When I Think About Crude

Japanese novelist Haruki Murakami was so consumed by running he combined two of his loves to write a book called ‘What I Talk About When I Talk About Running‘. Although an odd concept, it’s actually quite a compelling read.  Not only did I think this title was really great (although paraphrased from Raymond Carver), but it also reminded me of my own rather obsessive compulsions. So here are some of the things that I currently think about when I think about crude oil. » read more

0 Oct 13 2014 @ 10:16am by Matt Smith in Crude Oil, Global Energy

File Under: Taking a ‘Bath’…

This morning’s appearance on CNBC’s Squawk Box was pretty hilarious as Joe tried to coax an American accent out of me. The best he got was what my children chide me for saying… ‘bath’ and ‘banana’ (I pronounce them ‘barth and banarnar’). Unfortunately the clip below is just the serious part of the interview, although there was a lot to cover re OPEC as crude prices take a ‘bath’ once more…

0 Feb 8 2013 @ 10:05am by Matt Smith in Crude Oil, Economy, Global Energy, Natural Gas

File Under: Do You Feel Lucky?

This morning’s appearance on CNBC’s Squawk Box was rather brief, but given Clint Eastwood was coming up on the show and it was already running late, I did feel lucky (punk) to get on at all. Hark, click on the below mugshot to launch to the clip:

 

0 May 24 2012 @ 10:39am by Matt Smith in Capital Markets, Crude Oil, Economy, Global Energy, Natural Gas

Commodity Capers Through The Caped Crusader

General financial markets, and (from a burrito state of mind) specifically Commodityland™, have been looking rather dark and scary this week, leading me to think of Gotham City.

The gothic nature of markets has left me to consider, contrast, and compare the inhabitants of the home of the Caped Crusader with all things commodity-like. » read more

0 Jan 19 2012 @ 10:58am by Matt Smith in Crude Oil, Global Energy, Risk Strategy

The Analogy Strikes Back

Given the popularity of last week’s post linking natural gas to Star Wars, I figured I would try to be a one-trick pony squeeze as much mileage out of this one as I could. Since some readers were flabbergasted at the omission of certain characters, here are some new analogies, with the emphasis on the crude complex. » read more