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Posts Tagged ‘speculation’

2 Aug 23 2013 @ 10:23am by Matt Smith in Crude Oil, Economy, Natural Gas, Random

The Long and Short Of It

Just as I was about to write about the long side of markets, I read about the latest twists and turns in a fascinating story on the short side of things: a potential global helium shortage. And yes, I fought long and hard against the urge to use a pun in the title…‘helium market deflates’… ‘helium worries balloon’…’helium market blowing up’ ….etc, etc, etc. » read more

0 Apr 20 2012 @ 10:55am by Matt Smith in Crude Oil, Economy, Global Energy, Natural Gas, UK natural gas

Burrito bites

Phew! Made it to another Friday! Natural gas is stuck in Groundhog week, as it again makes a new decade-low on the same themes of last week (…and the week before, and the week before…) with strong supply and downbeat demand. Crude oil has drifted lower for most of the week, but is bouncing with some bargain-hunting after testing two-month lows. Oh happy, oh joy, the snacks are ahoy: » read more

0 Jan 19 2012 @ 10:58am by Matt Smith in Crude Oil, Global Energy, Risk Strategy

The Analogy Strikes Back

Given the popularity of last week’s post linking natural gas to Star Wars, I figured I would try to be a one-trick pony squeeze as much mileage out of this one as I could. Since some readers were flabbergasted at the omission of certain characters, here are some new analogies, with the emphasis on the crude complex. » read more

2 Jan 27 2011 @ 10:21am by Matt Smith in Crude Oil, Global Energy, Natural Gas, Risk Strategy


In recent weeks I’ve received a number of questions about natural gas, so I wanted to take this hotchpotch of queries and address three of them in a post. So here it goes.  » read more