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Posts Tagged ‘energy’

0 May 5 2011 @ 10:56am by Matt Smith in Capital Markets, Crude Oil, energy consulting, Global Energy, Random

Kentucky Derby Fever

There are two days to go here in Louisville, KY, until the run for the roses, and everyone is full of the joys of Derby. To keep in the swing of things, here’s a random assortment of bits and bobs bringing together the most exciting two minutes in sport, and the most exciting asset class (= energy commodities).  » read more

1 Apr 20 2011 @ 10:58am by Matt Smith in Global Energy, Random, risk management, Technology

10 Weird and Wonderful Terms In Energyland™

Not a Thermocouple

On the journey through Energyland™, there are many bamboozling words or phrases that cross our path. Then there are some which are just pretty entertaining. Here’s a few of them:  » read more

0 Apr 8 2011 @ 10:49am by Matt Smith in Capital Markets, Crude Oil, Economy, Global Energy, Natural Gas, Random

Burrito bites

As we come to the end of this first full week in April, the commodity train is stuck at a station called déjà vu, as Japan experiences another sizeable aftershock (to add to the 900 aftershocks in the past month), and oil prices continue to rally on the escalating turmoil in Libya. Natural gas has built up a head of steam and has headed south for six consecutive days on undemanding weather (from a heating perspective) and record production (…déjà vu). That said, prices are seemingly halting at the psychological stop sign of $4. Hark, snacks ahoy: » read more

0 Apr 1 2010 @ 8:45am by Matt Smith in Capital Markets, Crude Oil, Economy, Global Energy, Natural Gas, Random

Burrito Bites

What's up, doc?

Although I will be the first to admit that life is for attacking at full pelt, I am appreciative for such a pit-stop pause as Easter. So as we rock on into a long weekend, a new month, and a new quarter to boot, I am ready to embrace the joys of spring and a few days break, and sincerely hope you are too. So please excuse me for not trying to sell you some dodgy April fool’s gag; there’s enough weird stuff going on out there in the world. And to prove it, let’s dive into this week’s smorgasbord:    

–If Emmett ‘Doc’ Brown were to invent something called the random word generator, it would inspire such headlines as this:  robot jockeys ride camels.    

–If you think the EIA data is fuzzy, what about Opec’s?   

–Topic du jour…a view on whether China is in a bubble here.  

–Boozy baboons raid South African vineyards.   

–Oil reserves exaggerated by one third.   

Cap and Trade is dead. (oh, no it isn’t).   

–I knew it had super powers – wasabi can save lives.   

–More mainstream media prophesying natural gas.   

–And then we get inevitable backlash against shale.

–Gold price to be affected by oil in the future.     

world energy briefing sees peak oil by 2020.   

–Scooter rage –  rider installs flamethrower to fend off irate drivers.   

The Burrito Deluxe Award of the week goes to  the S&P500, for having the best performance for a first quarter since 1998. 

The Burnt Burrito Award of the week goes to policymakers in Europe, who have rumbled on and on and on before finally putting a bailout plan in place for Greece.

Happy Easter!