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Oil Prices Subdued, But For How Long?

Oil Prices Subdued, But For How Long?

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Rising Inventories Hit Crude Oil Futures

Rising Inventories Hit Crude Oil Futures

May 25, 2011 at 10:37 | Forex Pros

Crude oil futures were down on Wednesday, briefly adding to losses after a government report showed that U.S. crude oil inventories rose unexpectedly last week. On the New York Mercantile…

Crude Oil Futures Continue Their Fall

Crude Oil Futures Continue Their Fall

May 23, 2011 at 13:09 | Forex Pros

Crude oil futures plunged on Monday, weighed down by the combined effect of a broadly stronger U.S. dollar, data showing weakening growth in China’s manufacturing sector and ongoing fears over…

Crude Oil Futures Trim Gains After IEA Warns of High Prices

Crude Oil Futures Trim Gains After IEA Warns of High Prices

May 19, 2011 at 10:03 | Forex Pros

Crude oil futures pared gains in choppy trade on Thursday, after the International Energy Agency warned that elevated oil prices could derail the global economic recovery. On the New York…

Oil prices and trading mechanics

Oil prices and trading mechanics

May 11, 2011 at 09:09 | James Hamilton

A report from Reuters attributes the wild commodity price moves last week to algorithmic stop-loss trading. Jim Brown offered these details on the oil trading: Those funds interviewed…

Lower Oil Prices

Lower Oil Prices

May 09, 2011 at 22:20 | James Hamilton

Like a roller coaster ride, 2011 saw oil prices climb gradually, only to fall dramatically this last week. Here I offer my thoughts on some of the key contributing factors.…

As Oil Drops below $100 Motorists Wonder When Gas Prices Will Fall

As Oil Drops below $100 Motorists Wonder When Gas Prices Will Fall

May 06, 2011 at 10:50 | Economywatch

Who says miracles can’t happen? After four straight days of steady decline, crude oil prices finally plummeted by nearly 9 percent on Thursday to US$99.80 a barrel – the first…

Will Politicians Listen to the Message Being Delivered by High Oil Prices

Will Politicians Listen to the Message Being Delivered by High Oil Prices

May 05, 2011 at 09:34 | Dave Summers

If you read many of the pieces I write here you will soon notice that I am convinced that this country, and most of the civilized world, has a problem…

The Indirect Effects of High Oil Prices

The Indirect Effects of High Oil Prices

Apr 28, 2011 at 07:44 | 4xp

Rising oil prices usually promote a negative reaction from most people. While there are definite disadvantages to high oil prices, there are some indirect effects that aren’t necessarily good or…

Gloves Are Off as Big Banks Disagree on Oil Price Outlook

Gloves Are Off as Big Banks Disagree on Oil Price Outlook

Apr 20, 2011 at 08:35 | Dian L. Chu

Goldman Sachs surprised the market when the investment bank advised its clients on Monday, April 11 to liquidate the "CCCP basket" for a 25% profit.  The bear call was partly…

A Possible Solution to Sudden Oil Price Spikes

A Possible Solution to Sudden Oil Price Spikes

Apr 19, 2011 at 08:24 | Robert Rapier

One of my recent essays discussed the relationship between high oil prices and recession. Consumers who suddenly find themselves paying more for fuel are hit with the equivalent of…

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