Posts Tagged ‘retail gasoline prices’

4 Jan 30 2015 @ 11:43am by Matt Smith in Crude Oil, Economy, risk management

Chuck Bucks!

The price drop we have seen at the pump in recent months has been nothing short of spectacular. It has provided the equivalent of a huge tax cut to the US consumer, considerably boosting disposable income (chuck bucks!*). But as my fellow countryman Geoffrey Chaucer said some 640 years ago, all good things must come to an end. So as retail gasoline prices begin their seasonal ascent, let us assess the impact of their precipitous plunge, and what it means looking ahead:  » read more

0 Sep 12 2014 @ 6:00am by Matt Smith in Crude Oil, Global Energy

It’s Good to be Bad

Not meaning to be villainous – like my British counterparts in the Jaguar commercial - but it would seem that sometimes ‘it’s good to be bad‘. And here are some immediate examples across commodityland™. » read more

0 Apr 10 2014 @ 8:05am by Matt Smith in Crude Oil, Global Energy, Natural Gas

Peaks and Troughs

As we charge through April and head first into the joys of spring, we are filled with reminders of rebirth, rejuvenation, renewal, and regrowth. Well, we are supposed to be…but instead I just see examples of peaks and troughs. Hark, here are four such specimens. » read more

2 Apr 11 2013 @ 10:58am by Matt Smith in Crude Oil, Economy, Global Energy, Natural Gas

10 Tales of Demotion

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

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