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Finance / the Markets

The Fed Decision: Analyzing the Reaction

The Fed Decision: Analyzing the Reaction

Mar 21, 2014 at 14:22 | Editorial Dept

Just in case you are living under a rock and missed it, on Wednesday the new Fed chair, Janet Yellen, gave her first press conference following a rate decision. Fed…

Forget Momentum – 2014 is About Value

Forget Momentum – 2014 is About Value

Feb 14, 2014 at 14:26 | Dan Dicker

It’s been a tough winter, and not just because of the weather.  The markets have given us opportunity but it’s been a barbed-wire wrapped one:  Big moves down have looked…

Oil Market Forecast & Review 7th February 2014

Oil Market Forecast & Review 7th February 2014

Feb 07, 2014 at 14:51 | Jim Hyerczyk

March crude oil futures rose to even for the year, erasing all of the loss from the December 31, 2013 close at $98.55. Positive U.S. economic data, stabilizing equity markets…

Oil Market Forecast & Review 31st January 2014

Oil Market Forecast & Review 31st January 2014

Jan 31, 2014 at 16:36 | Jim Hyerczyk

Crude oil futures surged this week as traders appeared to be unfazed by a few of the traditional fundamentals that should have curtailed the upside action. This week,…

Oil Market Forecast & Review 23rd January 2014

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

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

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

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

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

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…

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