Posts Tagged ‘Economy’

0 Aug 2 2013 @ 7:33am by Matt Smith in Capital Markets, Crude Oil, Economy, Global Energy, Random

Why China is Twisting My Melon

Twisting my melon‘ is a British phrase to describe being confused to the point of annoyance. The reason I bring it up is because it describes how I feel about China – and particularly in recent weeks – as contrasting and contradictory news have been undermining my convictions about the leading emerging market. So in my quest to untwist said melon, I present henceforth some observations on the matter. » read more

0 Jul 6 2012 @ 10:55am by Matt Smith in Crude Oil, Economy, energy consulting, Global Energy, Natural Gas

Burrito bites

I bid you all good day, and Happy Nonfarm Friday! Oil has had a decent rally in the last week on the temporary fix to the Euro debt crisis, a strike by Norwegian oil workers stymieing supply, and simmering Iranian tensions. However, interest rate cuts by the Eurozone and China and further stimulus from the Bank of England have served to scare rather than soothe markets, hence a tumbling end of the week for crude, aided by a(nother) poor US jobs report. As for natty, heat to the tune of el scorcho has propelled pricing through the key level of the 200-day moving average, although moderating weather through July may drag them back lower once again. Anyhoo, enough talk; grab your fork: » read more

3 Sep 9 2011 @ 10:58am by Matt Smith in Capital Markets, Crude Oil, Economy, Global Energy, Natural Gas

Burrito Bites

After a minor hiatus, the burrito is back up and running again. There’s plenty of creativity left in the tank (that goes to all you hecklers who thought I might have blogger’s block). And I’ll prove it with a great interview with the director/producer of the thought-provoking energy documentary YERT for next week’s YERTweek™ on the burrito, as well as focusing on some of the documentary’s key themes in the coming weeks. » read more

0 Aug 18 2011 @ 10:20am by Matt Smith in Capital Markets, Economy, Random, risk management

Fun! With Words! The Glass Half Empty

The term ‘double dip’ is being bantered around an awful lot this week, so it seemed prudent to take a closer look at why. Some digging into the current data reveals why this belief exists: » read more

2 Jun 1 2011 @ 10:54pm by Matt Smith in Crude Oil, Economy, Global Energy

File Under: Yep, I’m pretty sure that’s a smile

Yep, I finally squeezed out a smile on CNBC. Hark, click on the below link to launch to my appearance on the Squawk Box set in NYC: