Posts Tagged ‘Venezuela’

0 Nov 6 2014 @ 9:55pm by Matt Smith in Crude Oil

File Under: The Morning After The Night Before

Thursday night in the US translated to a Friday morning appearance on CNBC Squawk Box in Asia, and one which was a lot of fun, as anchor Susan Li heckled me for not being able to vote for Mitch McConnell given my non-status as a US citizen. Hark, click on the below mugshot to launch to the serious part of the interview.  When it starts, I am responding to Susan’s suggestion that OPEC must be smoking something to think prices in 2020 could be $110:

0 Oct 13 2014 @ 10:16am by Matt Smith in Crude Oil, Global Energy

File Under: Taking a ‘Bath’…

This morning’s appearance on CNBC’s Squawk Box was pretty hilarious as Joe tried to coax an American accent out of me. The best he got was what my children chide me for saying… ‘bath’ and ‘banana’ (I pronounce them ‘barth and banarnar’). Unfortunately the clip below is just the serious part of the interview, although there was a lot to cover re OPEC as crude prices take a ‘bath’ once more…

4 Jan 8 2013 @ 10:50pm by Matt Smith in Blog, Capital Markets, Crude Oil, Economy, Global Energy, risk management

Venezuela: Chavez, Challenges, and Change

With the rapid deterioration in the health of Venezuela’s President Hugo Chavez, it seems a pertinent time to look at why Venezuela and Chavez play such an integral role in the global energy market. » read more

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 May 24 2012 @ 10:39am by Matt Smith in Capital Markets, Crude Oil, Economy, Global Energy, Natural Gas

Commodity Capers Through The Caped Crusader

General financial markets, and (from a burrito state of mind) specifically Commodityland™, have been looking rather dark and scary this week, leading me to think of Gotham City.

The gothic nature of markets has left me to consider, contrast, and compare the inhabitants of the home of the Caped Crusader with all things commodity-like. » read more