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Posts Tagged ‘QE2’

2 Sep 14 2012 @ 10:58am by Matt Smith in Crude Oil, Economy, Global Energy, risk management, Risk Strategy

Back To The Future

So folks, we are not only at another critical juncture in the economy, but at a point we have been at before. For yesterday the Federal Reserve signaled we will be going back to the future…through another round of economic stimulus (QE3). So let us place ourselves in the shoes of Marty McFly and consider: to understand the future, we need to go back to the past.  » read more

6 Dec 8 2011 @ 10:55am by Matt Smith in Crude Oil, Economy, energy consulting, Global Energy, Natural Gas

1385.7 Observations on Energy

From bottom left to top right

I was fortunate enough to take Energy Burrito on the road earlier this week to the AMM Conference in Miami. Given a 30-minute blank canvas, I decided to spread the Christmas spirit by unleashing the ultimate commodity Christmas gift, the Crude Oil 8-ball, on the unsuspecting audience.  

The premise of my presentation was to highlight eight pertinent factors which are shaking up the crude complex (of which the total statistics add up to 1385.7…hence the inspired (ahem) title of the presentation). So here’s a brief summary of the octuplet presented; they won’t be that surprising to regular readers of the burrito, although they hopefully serve as a useful reminder: » read more

3 Aug 25 2011 @ 10:33am by Matt Smith in Crude Oil, Economy, Global Energy, risk management, Risk Strategy

Crude Drivers Collide

This week is shaping up to be more crucial than most for crude oil, as we see some important developments in key price drivers of Black Gold, Texas Tea. So here are some details which have already been gleaned, and some which are yet to be revealed. » read more

0 Aug 25 2011 @ 8:36am by Matt Smith in Capital Markets, Crude Oil, Economy, Global Energy

File Under: And on drums…

This morning’s appearance on CNBC’s Squawk Box was once again a brief one question at the end of the segment, but at least I got to show off my drumming skills. Hark, click on the mugshot below to launch to the clip. Ready, and 1..2..3..4:

1 Aug 11 2011 @ 9:36am by Matt Smith in Crude Oil, Economy, Global Energy, Natural Gas, risk management, Risk Strategy

What Would Winston Do?

In times of market turbulence like this, I find it useful to do two things: make simple observations, and seek solace in the wisdom of others. So this week I have turned to the most voracious voice of reason, Winston Churchill, to help me make some sense of this all. This is what he has told me: » read more