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Posts Tagged ‘energy’

0 Dec 30 2011 @ 10:29am by Matt Smith in Crude Oil, Economy, Global Energy, Natural Gas

Burrito bites

Despite the end-of-year lull in general markets, interesting tales about energy, the weird, and the wonderful continue to pass by like high-speed trains. In this last week of the year we have seen crude move into triple digits on geopolitical concerns, only to retrace again on Euro worries, while natty has broken below $3 for the first time since September 2009 as strong supply and warmer weather reigns. But enough from me, it’s time to eat:  » read more

3 Oct 19 2011 @ 10:18pm by Matt Smith in Global Energy, Random

The Top Ten Energy-related Halloween Costumes for 2011

Yep, it’s that time of the year when we plan what to wear on this most ghoulish of holidays. So here are some tips – straight from Base Camp Burrito – with the top ten energy-related Halloween costumes for 2011: » read more

0 Aug 12 2011 @ 10:02am by Matt Smith in Crude Oil, Global Energy, Natural Gas

Burrito bites

Um, word up. I’m not sure that I’ve experienced a more confusing week in markets. This week has left me scratching my head as Monday to Thursday the Dow has closed  -635; +430; -520 ; +423. Given those surreal prints in the equity market, it has impossible to make sense of current action in commodities such as crude (or cities such as London; yep, I’m so proud…). At least natural gas has been somewhat logical, insulated by its own fundamentals: stymied by record production levels but buoyed by supportive weather outlooks, increasing tropical activity, and a bullish storage number. As for the movement in crude, your guess is as good as mine as volatility, indecision, hope, and fear leave it schizophrenic. Anyway, no need to brood…here comes the food: » read more

2 Aug 5 2011 @ 10:58am by Matt Smith in Crude Oil, Economy, Global Energy, Natural Gas, risk management

Burrito bites

Yola! As you may well know, the first Friday of each month is my favorite day of the month, as the release of official US unemployment data brings unrivalled, voracious volatility to financial markets. But this week has been like a week of Nonfarm Fridays, as markets have twisted and turned, and ultimately, tumbled.

Monday’s debt ceiling resolution has been completely overshadowed by a bludgeoning bout of bad economic data, while today’s marginally upbeat employment data have been seemingly unable to resuscitate risk appetite. Crude has been down double digits in dollars this week, while natural gas has fallen back into three-dollardom. The move on natty is less to do with the economic panic, and more to do with another decent weekly injection into storage, moderating temperatures / tropical activity, while crude’s move is saying the end of the world recovery is nigh. Anyway, after this week’s acerbic swings, it is time to sit back and chill, with these not-so-bitter pills: » read more

0 Jul 15 2011 @ 10:55am by Matt Smith in Biofuels, Crude Oil, Global Energy, Natural Gas

Burrito bites

Welcome to another Friday, as we charge into the second half of July. Natural gas is having a strong end to the week, back in the middle of the $4 to $5 range it has been pinging around in for this year, while crude oil is bamboozled to ebb and flow but ultimately remain in the mid-$90s. Continued warmer weather outlooks are supporting natty, while crude is flailing on concerns of a stuttering global economy, intermittently spurred on by bouts of bullishness (on rumors of bailouts, QE3, etc). Without further ado, let’s chew!:   » read more