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Oil Futures Plunge, Bond Markets Vote America (Alert)

Feb 05, 2010 at 17:53 | Dave Forest

February 5, 2010. Statsweeper registered alerts across the entire WTI oil futures complex yesterday. Prices fell dramatically, with all six of the nearest contracts down over…

Government Intent on Curbing Speculation and Contract Ownership in Energy Markets

Government Intent on Curbing Speculation and Contract Ownership in Energy Markets

Feb 03, 2010 at 05:37 | Editorial Dept

Increasingly, it would seem the government is intent on curbing speculation and contract ownership of core commodities.  Starting last summer, the Commodities Futures Trading Commission, or CFTC, began to debate…

Quick Take of the Markets Today

Quick Take of the Markets Today

Jan 26, 2010 at 16:39 | Editorial Dept

U.S. markets calmed Monday on good earnings news but Asian markets remained roiled overnight, down about 2 percent across the region. The Yen rose, reflecting a flight to safety as…

Get Ready, A Major Change Has Hit

Get Ready, A Major Change Has Hit

Jan 25, 2010 at 14:44 | Graham Summers

Let’s talk about sentiment. Last week was the worst market week since March 2009. Similarly, the three-day decline from Wednesday through Friday was the worst three days since March 2009.…

Is the Market Flashing a Sell Signal

Is the Market Flashing a "Sell" Signal

Jan 19, 2010 at 17:51 | Graham Summers

Is the Market Flashing a “Sell” Signal?Friday’s decline has got a lot of commentators asserting that the official top is in for the rally that started March 2009. The…

A Limp Oil World

A Limp Oil World

Jan 11, 2010 at 14:42 | Dave Forest

China was the savior of commodities the past year. And a particularly hot spot today. China's customs agency released some impressive trade numbers. December exports were up 17.7% year-on-year. Imports…

Liquidity Problems - Two Major Miners Run out of Cash

Liquidity Problems - Two Major Miners Run out of Cash

Jan 04, 2010 at 18:02 | Dave Forest

It's been awhile since we heard the phrase "liquidity problems". In October 2008, you couldn't set browser on internet without hearing about liquidity problems somewhere. During the financial crisis, cash…

How to Guarantee Success - Why Mexico Hedged it’s 2010 Oil Production at $57 per barrel

How to Guarantee Success - Why Mexico Hedged it’s 2010 Oil Production at $57 per barrel

Dec 11, 2009 at 18:46 | Dave Forest

A lot has been made this week of news that Mexico hedged the bulk of its 2010 oil production at $57 per barrel. Several analysts chalked this up to a…

The Hot Money Likes Commodities These Days

The Hot Money Likes Commodities These Days

Dec 10, 2009 at 21:24 | Dave Forest

Inflows of speculative investment money into gold, copper and oil continue unabated and the numbers are staggering. I wrote a few months back about investment inflows into commodities setting a…

Interdependence, Integration and Investment:The Ineluctable Need to Find New Emerging Oil Players

Interdependence, Integration and Investment:The Ineluctable Need to Find New Emerging Oil Players

Nov 03, 2009 at 21:57 | Philip H. de Leon

In October 2009, Nobuo Tanaka, Executive Director of the International Energy Agency (IEA), who was presenting at the International Energy Week and at the Oil Congress held in Moscow, predicted…

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