Malcolm Gladwell is a total dude. He is the author of the fine book ‘Blink’ (about how choices aren’t as simple as they seem) and the splendid ‘Outliers’ (about the quirks which have made certain people successful). He also reminds me of Krusty the Clown. He too is the author of ‘The Tipping Point’, which is about how patterns and factors are at play in virtually every influential trend. Financial markets (and in Energyland™, of course) are awash with tipping points at the moment; here are but a few.
Posts Tagged ‘gasoline prices’
In recent days I have been pecked at by certain terms, be it terminology, terms of constraint, or terms of office. At the same time, I have been pestered by conditions - be they weather conditions, economic conditions, or conditions to abide by. So without further rambling, here is a mixed bag of terms and conditions.
Hey, so I know I ranted about the conundrum of strong gasoline prices versus weak demand earlier in the year (in From Target to Twitter to Tanks and 2 Bugbears, 5 Reasons, 1 Reality), but I felt it worth revisiting this proposition because although gas prices have fallen, demand still remains weak. So here are ten reasons to explain why gasoline demand is in a structural decline: » read more
Happy Friday! As the see-saw of time sends us tipping into the second half of the year, we have had an exceedingly interesting week indeed for both natural gas and oil. Natty pushed through resistance to make a six-month high, before panicking and scarpering lower again despite a heat wave engulfing the US to spur on cooling demand. As for oil, a descent to eight-month lows for WTI has been met by an effervescent rally, due to a bit of good news out of Europe (a refreshing change indeed). As we approach the weekend…burrito bites are your friend!: » read more
Worlds collide this week as I have been distracted by the combo of CSI Miami and relative value … leaving us to delve into the world of ratios and Horatio. So, let’s take a look at some aspects currently present in Energyville™, kick-started by terminology used in the world of Horatio Caine. » read more