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Oil Market Forecast & Review 23rd January 2014

Jan 24, 2014 at 15:54 | Jim Hyerczyk

After two weeks of consolidation, March crude oil futures surged to the upside, changing the main trend to up on the daily chart, but making a little more than a…

Iran's Patience May Pay Off in Oil Markets

Jan 17, 2014 at 18:52 | Daniel J. Graeber

The head of an Iranian committee on foreign investment said reaching an agreement on nuclear issues will encourage oil companies to take another look at Iran. Iran's new face on…

Oil Market Forecast & Review 17th January 2014

Jan 17, 2014 at 17:35 | Jim Hyerczyk

February crude oil consolidated on the weekly chart last week, suggesting the market may be poised for another short-covering rally. Based on the short-term range of $100.75 to $91.24, traders…

Energy Markets and the Waiting Game

Jan 10, 2014 at 16:31 | Dan Dicker

Sometimes I regret being an energy focused trader, because frankly, nothing much has been happening to make an energy trader happy -- crude prices have been range bound, stocks have…

Oil Market Forecast & Review 10th January 2014

Jan 10, 2014 at 16:26 | Jim Hyerczyk

After the sell-off in crude oil the week-ending January 3, one would have thought that technically oversold trading conditions would have triggered the start of a short-covering rally. In addition,…

Oil Market Forecast & Review 3rd January 2014

Jan 02, 2014 at 18:19 | Jim Hyerczyk

February crude oil futures sold off sharply the week-ending January 2. The selling pressure drove the market through a December bottom at $96.52, turning the main trend to down on…

Oil Market Forecast & Review 20th December 2013

Dec 19, 2013 at 21:46 | Jim Hyerczyk

February crude oil futures fluctuated between gains and losses this week as investors reacted to the latest economic reports and the U.S. Federal Reserve’s decision to begin reducing its monthly…

Oil Market Forecast & Review 13th December 2013

Dec 13, 2013 at 14:04 | Jim Hyerczyk

February Crude Oil futures rallied for a second consecutive week, however, the weak follow-through to the upside indicates that the move was most likely triggered by short-covering rather than new…

Petrobras Shares Fall over Fuel-Subsidies

Dec 09, 2013 at 17:35 | Joao Peixe

Brazil’s state-run Petrobras oil company hailed a small victory last week when the government allowed it to raise fuel prices, but this was tempered by a sharp drop in share…

Oil Market Forecast & Review 6th December 2013

Dec 06, 2013 at 15:40 | Jim Hyerczyk

The technical picture for January Crude Highly has drastically improved since we wrote last week when the market was pressing $91.77. At that time, downside momentum and selling pressure were…

The Mumbo-Jumbo of the Oil Markets

Dec 04, 2013 at 17:37 | Claude Salhani

There is something awfully similar between black crude oil and black magic; both are equally incomprehensible to the uninitiated and only insiders understand how it really works. How…

Oil Market Forecast & Review 29th November 2013

Nov 29, 2013 at 16:00 | Jim Hyerczyk

The technical picture for January Crude Oil futures turned gloomy during this holiday week. After three weeks of consolidation, the inability to garner enough upside momentum to drive the market…

Are you Listening to the Pundits or the Markets?

Nov 22, 2013 at 17:23 | Dan Dicker

Happy days are here again:  The outpouring of joy at seeing gas prices marginally lower coming into Thanksgiving this year has the oil watchers all aglow – but I am…

Oil Market Forecast & Review 22nd November 2013

Nov 22, 2013 at 17:16 | Jim Hyerczyk

After several weeks of consolidation, January crude oil closed in a position to breakout to the upside, as talks between Iran and six other nations to curb Tehran’s nuclear program…

Oil Market Forecast & Review 15th November 2013

Nov 15, 2013 at 16:06 | Jim Hyerczyk

January crude oil futures reached a five-month low this week, however, oversold conditions and technical support points stopped the slide, putting the market in a position to post a potentially…

Oil Market Forecast & Review 8th November 2013

Nov 08, 2013 at 17:01 | Jim Hyerczyk

December crude oil futures rose this week, driven higher by oversold technical conditions, uncertainty over the Fed’s timing of its plans to taper monetary stimulus and a smaller-than expected rise…

Oil Market Forecast & Review 1st November 2013

Nov 01, 2013 at 17:14 | Jim Hyerczyk

A slew of weak economic data last week and a stronger U.S. Dollar helped pressure December crude oil futures the week-ending November 1. Traders read the economic data as a…

Taking Advantage of Temporary Weakness in the Oil Market

Oct 25, 2013 at 16:16 | Dan Dicker

Oil has been headed down, or at least our domestic benchmark has shown continuing weakness over the last five days.  Our investment philosophy has been to concentrate on the domestic…

Oil Market Forecast & Review 25th October 2013

Oct 25, 2013 at 16:08 | Jim Hyerczyk

After several weeks of consolidation, December crude oil futures broke sharply, reflecting the perception that a slowing economy will lead to a drop in demand for oil. The…

Oil Market Forecast & Review 18th October 2013

Oct 18, 2013 at 16:47 | Jim Hyerczyk

After the U.S. government shutdown and threat of a Treasury default held crude oil market participants hostage for half of October, oil speculators finally felt confident enough to test the…

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