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Finance / the Markets

Venezuela Takes Unprecedented Action To Stabilize Currency

Aug 21, 2018 at 10:43 | ZeroHedge

As previewed yesterday, on Monday Venezuela officially slashed five zeros from prices and its currency as part of what has been dubbed one of the greatest currency devaluations in history which slashed…

Saudi Arabia, Argentina Upgraded To ‘Emerging Markets’

Jun 29, 2018 at 16:36 | Safehaven.com

Investing in the effervescent emerging markets space is about to become even more exciting. MSCI (Morgan Stanley Capital International), a leading provider of global equity indexes with $14 trillion…

Yieldcos Are Back And Better Than Ever

Apr 05, 2018 at 12:25 | Safehaven.com

Yieldcos have been, in theory, great tools for financing clean energy projects with cheap stock market capital from a wide pool of investors; but then they got too greedy and…

Trump’s Tariffs Lead To Selloff In Oil Markets

Mar 02, 2018 at 17:17 | Nick Cunningham

President Trump sent shockwaves through financial markets on Thursday when he vowed to slap harsh tariffs on steel and aluminum imports next week. The plan calls for 25 percent tariff…

Clean Energy Stocks Outperform Oil And Gas

Feb 15, 2018 at 15:25 | Nick Cunningham

The top 200 companies who generate the bulk of their revenue from clean energy have offered juicier returns to investors over the past 18 months than their counterparts in fossil…

Green Bonds Are A Huge Boost For Renewables

Feb 01, 2018 at 12:01 | Richard Talley

A whopping $163 billion worth of green bonds were issued in 2017, an increase of almost 70 percent over 2016 figures. And despite the fact that some critics…

The Best Places In The World To Mine Bitcoin

Jan 18, 2018 at 10:49 | Michael Kern

Deep in China’s Sichuan mountains, miners are chipping away at complex mathematical puzzles in hopes of unlocking one of today’s most prized assets, bitcoin. Currently, more than 60 percent of…

How To Spot Top E&P Stocks In 2018

Jan 04, 2018 at 14:29 | David Melton

Despite the wide variation of predictions from 2015 through to 2017—ranging from stable oil prices falling into the $30s to a rebound up to the $70s by the fourth quarter…

World Bank To Cut Off Oil & Gas Funding

Dec 12, 2017 at 10:24 | Tsvetana Paraskova

As part of its support to countries to meet their Paris Climate Agreement targets, the World Bank said on Tuesday that it would stop financing upstream oil and gas…

5 Big Gainers In Oil & Gas This Week

Sep 22, 2017 at 14:24 | Tsvetana Paraskova

Energy has been the worst-performing S&P 500 sector so far this year, losing 10.8 percent year-to-date. The top 15 U.S. oil companies by market capitalization have felt the sting…

Logical And Illogical Reasons To Short Tesla

Sep 08, 2017 at 16:35 | Martin Tillier

For me, shorting Tesla (TSLA) is like crack or heroin for some people…I know it is dangerous and I really shouldn’t do it, but at times the urge overtakes me…

Why Wall Street Is Bullish On Refiners

Aug 29, 2017 at 14:01 | ZeroHedge

WTI tumbles below $47 as negative sentiment about excess crude supply grows in light of extended refiners’ shutdowns, while Wall Street piles on with more detailed estimates about Harvey's impact…

Goldman’s Commodity Unit Sees Worst Q1 In A Decade

Jul 03, 2017 at 12:11 | Tsvetana Paraskova

The leading commodities trader among global investment banks, Goldman Sachs, is assessing the future direction of its commodities business, following the worst start to a year in more than a…

Wall St. Gears Up For The World’s Biggest Oil Trade

Apr 10, 2017 at 15:29 | Irina Slav

International banks are preparing for the Hacienda Hedge – the secretive oil deal that has seen Mexico earn billions from successful bets on future oil prices. Detailed in an

China’s Stock Market Meltdown Not Over Yet

Jul 27, 2015 at 10:05 | Charles Kennedy

After a few weeks of stabilizing, China’s stock markets are once again in turmoil. China’s stock markets peaked in June following a dramatic spike over the…

Time to Sit Back and Plan Your Next Investment strategy

Sep 11, 2014 at 18:07 | Jim Hyerczyk

With crude oil and crude oil-related stocks exhibiting nearly free-fall characteristics, unless you’re willing to play the short-side after an almost three month sell-off, this week it may be best…

Exxon Mobil and the Oil Markets

Sep 04, 2014 at 19:47 | Jim Hyerczyk

The price action by Exxon Mobil (XOM) puts this stock on the radar this week. This market is significant because it is a major component of the S&P 500 Index…

Energy Market Review & Forecast – 29th August 2014

Aug 28, 2014 at 20:22 | Jim Hyerczyk

Weekly Crude OilOctober crude oil futures continued to consolidate on the weekly chart after…

Time To Go Long WTI, If Only By Proxy

Aug 07, 2014 at 20:44 | Martin Tillier

It is no secret that, since I first started contributing here, I have been somewhat bearish on the price of oil, or more specifically on West Texas Intermediate (WTI). That…

Oil Majors Face Long-Term Challenges

Aug 07, 2014 at 20:39 | Editorial Dept

It is quarterly earnings season and the latest figures are in. The world’s major oil companies posted mixed results. Some were good, some were bad, some showed signs of short-term…

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