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Crude Oil Futures Slide Over Economic Recovery Fears

Jun 09, 2011 at 13:36 | Forex Pros

Crude oil futures erased gains on Thursday, as prices were pressured by a broadly higher U.S. dollar and after disappointing U.S. employment data added to concerns over the economic recovery…

How Much of the Price of Oil is Due to Dollar Weakness?

Jun 03, 2011 at 07:30 | Allen Gilmer

Our markets seem very sensitive to the price of oil... to the extent that I read articles about how high oil prices are keeping the economy down. That begs the…

Why Recession always Follows Oil Price Increases

Jun 02, 2011 at 08:06 | The Oil Drum

Over the past 50 years, when oil prices moved up sharply, causing inflation, or remained high with annual average price around $100, recession has followed in many OECD countries (see…

Crude Oil Futures Hit Three Week High

May 31, 2011 at 09:41 | Forex Pros

Crude oil futures extended gains on Tuesday, rallying to a fresh three-week high as a combination of a broadly weaker U.S. dollar, renewed worries over unrest in the Middle East…

Market Fundamentals and the Problem With Oil Prices

May 31, 2011 at 08:44 | The Oil Drum

It has been a tumultuous month when it comes to oil and fuel markets. As of the writing of my Oil and Fuel column in the May issue of Logistics…

Crude Oil Market Update – Monday 30th May

May 30, 2011 at 17:52 | Forex Pros

Crude oil futures dipped in light holiday trade on Monday, hovering above the psychologically important level of USD100 a barrel, as prices were pressured by a slightly firmer U.S. dollar…

Jim Rogers Still Bullish on Oil and Silver

May 30, 2011 at 07:50 | Top Stock Portfolios

According to prominent investor  and commodities advocate, Jim Rogers, oil prices are projected to continue increasing, given the depletion of worldwide reserves. However, the expert maintains that silver is expected…

Oil Price Manipulation

May 28, 2011 at 09:23 | James Hamilton

The Commodity Futures Trading Commission on Tuesday filed a civil enforcement action alleging that Nicholas Wildgoose and James Dyer, who worked as traders for Arcadia Petroleum Ltd. and its affiliates,…

Poor GDP Data Erases Oil Futures Gains

May 26, 2011 at 12:15 | Forex Pros

Crude oil futures erased gains on Thursday, retreating from a two-week high after worse-than-expected U.S. GDP data and an unexpected rise in weekly jobless claims fuelled concerns over the pace…

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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…

Differences in the Price of Oil: Brent-WTI Spread

Apr 19, 2011 at 07:51 | James Hamilton

The puzzling differential between the price of oil in different markets seems to be persisting. For most of the last decade, there was very little difference between the price of…

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