Posts Tagged ‘gasoline’

0 Apr 28 2014 @ 9:26pm by Matt Smith in Crude Oil, Global Energy, Natural Gas

File Under: Monsoon Season or Driving Season?

In this morning’s appearance on CNBC’s Squawk Box we covered both geopolitics and the impending arrival of driving season. As anchor Joe Kernen lamented the absence of summer, I couldn’t help but note how my journey to the studio left me considering monsoon season more than driving season. Hark, click on the below mugshot to launch to part of the interview:

0 Jun 28 2013 @ 1:09pm by Matt Smith in Crude Oil, Economy, Global Energy, Natural Gas, Random

Burrito bites

Wowee. What a week. After last week’s post-Fed craziness and subsequent sell-off, this week has seen the crude complex gradually unwinding the wall of worry built up by fears of the end to stimulus. As for natural gas, it has not only been pummeled to a 3.5-month low by ongoing mild weather (and low demand), but has dropped below the significant level of the 200-day moving average. Snacks ahoy! » read more

0 Jun 14 2013 @ 10:49am by Matt Smith in Crude Oil, Economy, Global Energy, Natural Gas

Burrito Bites

Good day! And as we make it to the end of another week, crude oil is pushing on to a multi-month high on a combo of a weaker dollar and geopolitical tension, overlooking some bearish-tilted monthly reports from the EIA, IEA, and Opec, as well as some mixed economic data. As for natural gas, more moderate weather conditions (innit beautiful?!) and outlooks have sent the bulls charging to the sidelines. Snacks ahoy! » 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 Oct 29 2012 @ 10:50am by Matt Smith in Crude Oil, Global Energy, risk management

File Under: Stormy Weather

Unfortunately my flight to New York was canceled yesterday (although it was probably for the best…), so this morning’s appearance on CNBC’s Squawk Box was done via satellite, and with blue skies to boot. Hark, click on the below mug shot to hear my take on the potential impact from Hurricane Sandy on refineries, and the current price pressure at the pump seen in the Northeast. Take care, y’all.