Posts Tagged ‘brent’

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 Apr 4 2013 @ 7:47am by Matt Smith in Crude Oil, Economy, energy consulting, Global Energy

File Under: Resurfacing Rumors of Oil Exports

Yesterday’s appearance on Fox Business was a last-minute affair, prompted by rumors resurfacing about the ramping up of oil US exports on a broad scale. Hark, click on the below mugshot to launch to the clip:

0 Feb 22 2013 @ 10:53am by Matt Smith in Capital Markets, Crude Oil, Economy, Global Energy, Natural Gas, Random

Burrito bites

And we have made it to another Friday…phew! Oil prices have swiftly been brought back down to size by economic woes resurfacing – kick-started by a large sell order on Wednesday. Natural gas, meanwhile, has been unwilling to budge too far from the 200-day moving average as colder weather outlooks are negated by the prospect of higher absolute temperatures.  Snacks ahoy:  » read more

0 Aug 25 2011 @ 8:36am by Matt Smith in Capital Markets, Crude Oil, Economy, Global Energy

File Under: And on drums…

This morning’s appearance on CNBC’s Squawk Box was once again a brief one question at the end of the segment, but at least I got to show off my drumming skills. Hark, click on the mugshot below to launch to the clip. Ready, and 1..2..3..4:

0 Apr 26 2011 @ 8:13am by Matt Smith in Crude Oil, Economy, Global Energy

File Under: Earlier Than Early

It’s always fun to go on CNBC, especially on a week when there is so much going on. Hark, click on the mugshot below to launch to this morning’s 6.15am Squawk Box appearance – is 10 minutes long, but I don’t get to chew the cud until about halfway through: