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Finance / the Markets

Oil Market Forecast & Review 1st November 2013

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

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

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

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…

Oil Market Forecast & Review 11th October 2013

Oil Market Forecast & Review 11th October 2013

Oct 11, 2013 at 16:13 | Jim Hyerczyk

December Crude Oil finished flat for the week after posting a potentially bullish closing price reversal bottom last week. Traders failed to confirm the chart pattern because of the indecision…

Oil Market Forecast & Review 4th October 2013

Oil Market Forecast & Review 4th October 2013

Oct 04, 2013 at 17:13 | Jim Hyerczyk

The partial shutdown of the U.S. government this week helped drive crude oil prices lower as investors assessed the possible negative impact of this ordeal on the U.S. economy. Expectations…

Oil Market Forecast & Review 27th September 2013

Oil Market Forecast & Review 27th September 2013

Sep 27, 2013 at 20:26 | Jim Hyerczyk

Speculators continued to dump crude oil last week. The last of the longs finally realized that an attack on Syria by the U.S. was not going to happen. This shifted…

Iran's Rouhani May Be Driving Oil Markets Now

Iran's Rouhani May Be Driving Oil Markets Now

Sep 23, 2013 at 19:15 | Daniel J. Graeber

Crude oil prices started the week on the decline ahead of this week's summit at the U.N. General Assembly. At center stage this week will be Iranian President Hassan Rouhani,…

Oil Market Forecast & Review 20th September 2013

Oil Market Forecast & Review 20th September 2013

Sep 20, 2013 at 17:13 | Jim Hyerczyk

November Crude Oil futures traded lower this week, but the market remained inside the broad $100.80 to $111.34 range. Several times this week, the market straddled a key retracement zone…

Oil Market Forecast & Review 16th September 2013

Oil Market Forecast & Review 16th September 2013

Sep 13, 2013 at 15:47 | Jim Hyerczyk

Although the chart pattern suggested October Crude Oil was set up for the start of a substantial correction, the futures contract rebounded quickly after a two-week setback and is now…

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