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Posts Tagged ‘grains’

0 Oct 11 2012 @ 4:02pm by Matt Smith in Crude Oil, Economy, Global Energy, risk management

Reasons to be Cheerful, 1-2-3 (hundred)

I have more reasons than usual to be cheerful this week.  Not only does the burrito celebrate the milestone of reaching 300 posts, but I have also had the glorious experience of attending and speaking at the Inside Commodities conference in Chicago. To complete the treble, I have got to meet one of my heroes, Dennis Gartman.

The conference itself was an incredible event, and I gleaned a huge amount of information (and am still in the process of processing it). But as a starting point, I have written up my notes and am sharing some of the more coherent nuggets of wisdom ascertained: » read more

0 Mar 8 2012 @ 10:42am by Matt Smith in Crude Oil, Economy, Global Energy, risk management, Risk Strategy

A Bicycle Built For Two

I must apologize as I feel like I’m jipping Burrito readers again. I usually try to provide an even mix of serious posts with the lighthearted (i.e., a quirky theme or an interesting list). However, this week I have failed in my latest foray into pop culture, and it has left us to take a sudden detour…on a bicycle built for two.  

And here’s some more honesty. I have a confession to make: I avidly collect charts. I have this nerdy tendency to snag a chart – be it on a Tuesday afternoon or early on a Saturday morning (as my kiddos watch Megamind for the 57th time). Then I store it like a butterfly in a jam jar, to occasionally revisit from time to time. So although distracted by other themes, I have been able to revert to a few charts from my collection which illustrate how crude oil prices continue to move….in tandem.

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