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Matt Smith

ClipperData

Contributor since: 17 Oct 2012

Matt Smith

Biography

Taking a voyage across the world of energy with ClipperData’s Director of Commodity Research

Latest articles from Matt

  • Oil Prices Rip Higher On Inauguration Day

    Published 20 January 2017 | viewed 5,296 times

    Crude is ripping higher into the weekend, as the ebb and flow of OPEC production cut expectations swing towards the bulls once more (the drop…

  • Oil Crashes Towards $50 Handle On Bearish EIA Data

    Published 19 January 2017 | viewed 5,022 times

    Oil is finding some support thus far today off the back of the IEA's monthly oil market report, which pointed to a tightening market amid…

  • Oil Slides On Shale Fears, Strong Dollar

    Published 18 January 2017 | viewed 3,525 times

    Ticker: Fun and games for the next few days have been kicked off by the release of the monthly OPEC report, with a monthly IEA…

  • Oil Prices Boosted By Struggling U.S. Dollar

    Published 17 January 2017 | viewed 6,761 times

    With the U.S. dollar being dealt a most solid dose of the whoop-bang-wallops (WBWs), crude prices cannot help but be propelled higher today. The great…

  • Oil Could Rise Further On Stronger Asian Crude Demand

    Published 16 January 2017 | viewed 8,667 times

    With markets closed today to witness Martin Luther King Jr. Day, prices are not surprisingly rather subdued amid quiet electronic trading. Nonetheless, fun and games…

  • Oil Oversupply Fears Return

    Published 10 January 2017 | viewed 8,618 times

    Crude prices are once again on the defensive today as oversupply fears swirl. As the market waits with bated breath for the manifestation - or…

  • Oil Edges Higher As Core OPEC Members Initiate Cuts

    Published 06 January 2017 | viewed 4,278 times

    Happy Nonfarm Friday! It is the first Friday of the year, hence we get our first monthly dose of official U.S. unemployment data. Job creation…

  • The End Of The Rally? Oil Reverses, Natural Gas Trounced

    Published 03 January 2017 | viewed 13,126 times

    After rallying like a mad thing to start the day (month, and year...), crude prices have reversed course, weighed down by a stronger dollar. Natural…

  • Oil Rises On Weaker Dollar, Stronger U.S. Economic Growth

    Published 22 December 2016 | viewed 6,530 times

    Amid a better-than-expected U.S. GDP print and a slightly softer dollar, oil prices are on the rise today. Gasoline, however, is on the move lower…

  • Rising U.S. Oil Imports See Oil Prices Fall

    Published 21 December 2016 | viewed 8,816 times

    Oil prices are little changed, as a build to crude inventories in today's weekly inventory report has been offset by solid draws to the products.…

  • Caught Red-Handed? Iraq Is Talking Down Its Oil Exports

    Published 20 December 2016 | viewed 8,076 times

    Even though crude prices may be subdued amid thin trading over the holiday period, there is always a thing (or five) going on in the…

  • Oil Seesaws As Markets Wait For OPEC Cuts To Materialize

    Published 19 December 2016 | viewed 5,617 times

    As we shuffle into two weeks of lower trading volume over the holiday period, and as we await next month's production cuts to start showing…

  • Soaring Dollar Drags Oil Lower

    Published 15 December 2016 | viewed 6,059 times

    Yesterday's decision by the Federal Reserve to raise interest rates has inadvertently put concrete boots on the crude complex, sending it lower amid a soaring…

  • Why It Makes Economic Sense For The Saudis To Cut

    Published 14 December 2016 | viewed 7,117 times

    Oil prices are lower today, as focus shifts from optimism of the market balancing in the future, back to current oversupply. With today's U.S. inventory…

  • The Buying Continues As Non-OPEC Producers Cut Output

    Published 12 December 2016 | viewed 4,621 times

    And crude is full of the festive spirit, merrily skipping higher today in response to the result of the weekend's OPEC / NOPEC meeting. As…

  • Oil Rises As Saudis Move To Implement Output Cuts

    Published 09 December 2016 | viewed 16,487 times

    Oil prices remain bid up into the weekend, as the market adopts the first part of the motto 'buy the rumor, sell the fact' ahead…

  • Crude Rises Ahead Of Non-OPEC Meeting

    Published 08 December 2016 | viewed 11,394 times

    The mood of crude has flipped again, with optimism rising ahead of the NOPEC meeting at the weekend. Even though doubts persist, for today, oil…

  • Oil Falls As OPEC Euphoria Abates

    Published 07 December 2016 | viewed 16,055 times

    As the meeting of NOPEC fast approaches this weekend, the mood in the oil market has shifted from euphoria to skepticism, as questions remain around…

  • Oil Dips – Is This The End Of The OPEC Rally?

    Published 06 December 2016 | viewed 10,303 times

    The crude complex is finally taking a breather after the recent OPEC-sponsored rally. We're now faced with the juxtapositioning of rising OPEC output versus promised…

  • Strong Buying Continues To Fuel Oil Rally

    Published 05 December 2016 | viewed 11,344 times

    It is International Ninja Day, and oil is stealthily climbing higher to another daily gain. As OPEC optimism abounds, prices push higher for a fourth…

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