Posts Tagged ‘gasoline demand’

2 Aug 25 2014 @ 6:54am by Matt Smith in Crude Oil, Economy

Hitting the Gas….and the Brakes

There is an interesting set of twists and turns at play between US unemployment data, vehicle sales, and gasoline demand. If you were to look at the first two, you would say the economy had the pedal to the metal, hitting the gas. However, the third (gasoline demand) would lead you to believe the economy was hitting the brakes. Here are a bunch of charts to illustrate these differing directions: » read more

0 Mar 28 2014 @ 10:52am by Matt Smith in Crude Oil, Economy, Global Energy, Natural Gas

Darn you, Groundhog…

Even though flipping a coin has better forecasting skills than the dastardly groundhog, Punxsutawney Phil has unfortunately been on the money for this winter.  Despite April on deck next week there is still snow on the ground (in more places than there should be), while our dearly beloved energy commodities have seen rampant demand, receding inventories, and rocketing prices. Henceforth are seven such examples:

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0 Oct 14 2013 @ 9:03pm by Matt Smith in Crude Oil, Economy, Risk Strategy

Why Gasoline Prices are Heading Lower

Let’s end at the beginning: retail gasoline prices are going to continue to head lower, and this post simply presents the case as to why, through some simple visuals.  » read more

3 Feb 20 2013 @ 10:06am by Matt Smith in Crude Oil, Economy, Global Energy, Natural Gas, Random

Someone Is Always Making Money Somewhere

Regardless of whether a market is moving up or down, there is always someone making money somewhere. There are various examples every day – be it a billionaire selling a stock short (i.e., Herbalife) or a company selling a meal short on ingredients (i.e., horsemeat economics). Some methods are legitimate, and some are not. But one thing is for sure…energy markets are by no means immune to such collusion.  » read more

0 Jan 31 2013 @ 10:18pm by Matt Smith in Crude Oil, Economy, Global Energy

File Under: Wrapping Up Market Ingredients

It’s always a blast to be on Fox Business with Melissa Francis, as you never know what she’s going to talk about next! In less than four minutes we cover many of the market ingredients that are driving oil and gasoline prices higher – from seasonality to equities to currencies, from geopolitical tension to low interest rates and a weaker dollar policy. Hark, click on the below mugshot to see how all of these ingredients are wrapped: