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Crude Oil Analysis for the Week of November 7, 2011

Crude Oil Analysis for the Week of November 7, 2011

Nov 06, 2011 at 09:36 | FX Empire

Crude oil reached a three-month high on Friday after the U.S. Labor Department reported that the unemployment rate declined to 9 percent in October, less than the 9.1 percent median…

Oil Prices and IMF Growth Forecasts

Oil Prices and IMF Growth Forecasts

Nov 01, 2011 at 08:40 | Sohbet Karbuz

The International Monetary Fund released its most recent World Economic Outlook in September 2011. The economic growth forecasts in this outlook, like any other of its past outlooks, are…

Crude Oil Analysis for the Week of October 31, 2011

Crude Oil Analysis for the Week of October 31, 2011

Oct 30, 2011 at 12:18 | FX Empire

December Crude Oil futures posted a huge gain last week. The rare combination of technical factors and strong fundamentals helped to drive the market higher. Based on the strong close,…

Crude Oil Analysis for the Week of October 24, 2011

Crude Oil Analysis for the Week of October 24, 2011

Oct 23, 2011 at 09:13 | FX Empire

December Crude Oil futures closed higher for the third consecutive week. This statement is a little deceiving since this market was down three out five days. Thursday’s close put the…

This is no Normal Recession: Are we Prepared for $100 Oil

This is no Normal Recession: Are we Prepared for $100 Oil

Oct 18, 2011 at 07:40 | The Oil Drum

David Cameron describes the economic downturn as "no normal recession" UK Prime Minister David Cameron to party conference, 5th October 2011. This is the fourth post in the series following…

Crude Oil Analysis for the Week of October 17, 2011

Crude Oil Analysis for the Week of October 17, 2011

Oct 16, 2011 at 10:42 | FX Empire

Last week December Crude Oil surged to the upside after confirming the previous week’s closing price reversal bottom at $75.15. Although the move was impressive, the main trend remains down…

Crude Oil Analysis for the Week of October 10, 2011

Crude Oil Analysis for the Week of October 10, 2011

Oct 09, 2011 at 11:57 | FX Empire

December Crude Oil closed higher for the week after reversing earlier weakness. The market stopped breaking at 75.15, slightly above the May 2010 bottom at 75.01. Although the price was…

Crude Oil Analysis for the Week of October 3, 2011

Crude Oil Analysis for the Week of October 3, 2011

Oct 02, 2011 at 08:58 | FX Empire

November crude oil futures finished the week slightly lower on fears that slowing global economic growth will curtail demand. Not only was the week lower, but the quarterly loss was…

Crude Oil Analysis for the Week of September 26, 2011

Crude Oil Analysis for the Week of September 26, 2011

Sep 25, 2011 at 14:08 | FX Empire

November Crude Oil finished sharply lower this week in a move driven by the U.S. Federal Reserve’s assessment of the economy. On Wednesday, September 21, the Fed stated in its…

Changing Behavior of Crude Oil Futures Prices

Changing Behavior of Crude Oil Futures Prices

Sep 22, 2011 at 13:58 | James Hamilton

I've just finished a new research paper with my former student (and now University of Chicago Professor) Cynthia Wu. In our new paper, we study how increased purchases of…


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