Posts Tagged ‘Iran’

0 Aug 29 2013 @ 3:43pm by Matt Smith in Capital Markets, Crude Oil, Economy, Global Energy

File Under: Middle East Mishmash

This afternoon’s appearance on Fox Business with Adam Shapiro is a swift tour across the supply concerns in the Middle East as Syria grabs the headlines. Hark, click on the below mugshot to launch to the clip:

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:

0 Dec 11 2012 @ 2:56pm by Matt Smith in Crude Oil, Global Energy

File Under: Opining About Opec

Today’s lunchtime appearance on Fox Business with Melissa Francis was a lot of fun; we put the world to rights regarding all things Opec (Opecian?). Hark, click on the below mug shot to launch to the clip:

0 Dec 6 2012 @ 7:41am by Matt Smith in Blog, Capital Markets, Crude Oil, Economy, Global Energy, Natural Gas, risk management

The Nightmare Before Christmas…And Other Energy-related Holiday Movies

For the past three burrito years I’ve tried to do a Christmas-themed post, be it energy-related Christmas gifts, linking the holiday season and energy, or inventing the ultimate commodity Christmas gift. So this year it’s time to compare the current landscape of Energyland™ to some of the best holiday movies. Enjoy! » read more

0 Aug 22 2012 @ 3:53pm by Matt Smith in Crude Oil, Economy, Global Energy, risk management

Music Scenes And Sanctions

The reason I am writing about two seemingly unrelated topics is because both starkly highlight the current shortcomings and challenges faced in the country that is Iran.

I randomly picked up a book called  Heavy Metal Islam a few months ago by Mark LeVine, which (as the subtitle succinctly explained) is about rock, resistance, and the struggle for the soul of Islam. With my EnergyRadar™ always switched on, I was immediately drawn to the chapter about Iran (fortuitously, you can read it here). » read more