This is usually the time of year where I am preoccupied by fears of relegation for my beloved soccer team, West Ham. However, with seven games to go, they appear to be almost certainly safe from ‘the drop’. Which is refreshing. It is therefore ironic that I see nothing but relegation and demotion in the data and dynamics of energyland™ instead. Here are ten such examples from the past few days: » read more
Posts Tagged ‘retail gasoline prices’
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
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
As companies adopt increasingly sophisticated ways to reach customers or identify trends, they are getting super-sleuthishly good at coming up with predictive indicators. I’ve come across a couple of somewhat wacky ones in the last week, and I thought I would share them (especially as regular readers already know that quirky indicators are the way forward), and show how they coaxed me back to considering a current conundrum in Commodityworld™.