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Posts Tagged ‘Economy’

0 May 6 2011 @ 9:16am by Matt Smith in Crude Oil, Economy, Global Energy

File Under: Back In the Saddle

Yep, I’ve got a whole bag full of horse references for Derby weekend…hark, click on the below mugshot to launch to this morning’s lively discussion with Becky Quick:

3 Apr 15 2011 @ 10:55am by Matt Smith in Crude Oil, Economy, Global Energy, Natural Gas

Burrito bites

Hey there! This is probably the happiest picture I’ve seen out of Japan in so long…it warmed the cockles of my heart: the battle against adversity continues. As for the week that was, we have welcomed in the start of injection season for natural gas with hoots and hollers (well, a bit of a rally at least) as prices find a floor at four (bucks). Meanwhile, back in the crude complex, although the desire of global leaders to oust Colonel Gadhafi (spelling variation #63) may be strong, his will to remain seems stronger. Crude has inevitably recouped a good deal of its losses after a short n’ sharp spate of profit-taking earlier in the week, as uncertainty reigns like April showers. Without further rambling, let’s hit some delights from the buffet of bites:  » read more

0 Jan 7 2011 @ 10:55am by Matt Smith in Crude Oil, Global Energy, Natural Gas, risk management, UK natural gas

Burrito Bites

Well, it has certainly been an eventful first few days to kick off 2011, with natural gas all over the shop, as cooler weather outlooks rally prices, while bearish fundamentals hang out in the background, heckling the bulls. Crude is baffled by a stronger dollar despite rising equities and moderately decent data; hence it has been bashed back below $90, as European default worries pummel the euro, making the US look relatively spry in comparison. Meanwhile, the monkeys are the smart ones and have sought out the radiators in this most frigid of months. Let’s forget about frostbite for these bites instead:   » read more

4 Jan 5 2011 @ 10:50pm by Matt Smith in Capital Markets, Crude Oil, Economy, Natural Gas, risk management

Hare or the Dog? Commodities in the Year of the Rabbit

Happy 2011! I hope this finds you in fine fettle. I would like to kick off 2011 by highlighting some themes (splatter gun style) which I expect to be an undercurrent in this year’s voyage through the rough seas that is commodityworld™. I nearly managed to avoid making any predictions this year (after last year’s farcical forecasts – $100 oil, rising nat gas prices, Susan Boyle dating, etc..) until Tom Fowler from Fuelfix asked me for some (here), so I figured I would expand on a couple of them – not because they are revelationary, but because they are worth keeping an eye on.   » read more

3 Nov 18 2010 @ 10:44am by Matt Smith in Capital Markets, Economy, Natural Gas, risk management

Harry Potter and the Energy Sector

What with all the Harry Potter excitement going round at the moment, I figured this would be topical this week…..various aspects of the industrial sector are being pushed and pulled by the forces of good and evil; so let’s take a look at three examples of the battles that are raging, through the medium of our Hogwartian hero and his friends / foes. » read more