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Will U.S. Elections Impact The Gold Rally?

Will U.S. Elections Impact The Gold Rally?

Gold prices have soared this…

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Oil Market Forecast & Review 26th July 2013

Jul 26, 2013 at 14:58 | Jim Hyerczyk

Overbought conditions continued to pressure September crude oil futures last week. Prices seemed poised to finish the week sharply lower as speculators pared positions while booking profits after a spectacular…

Energy Price Rigging Lands Record Fine for Barclays

Jul 17, 2013 at 16:56 | Jen Alic

Barclays (LON:BARC) has been fined $453 million and four of the bank’s traders have been separately fined $18 million for energy price rigging in the Western US between 2006 and 2008.…

Oil Market Forecast & Review 12th July 2013

Jul 12, 2013 at 13:32 | Jim Hyerczyk

September crude oil futures continued to soar this week, proving that last week’s huge rally was no fluke. The market spiked up early in the week before running into fresh…

Oil Market Forecast & Review 5th July 2013

Jul 06, 2013 at 13:28 | Jim Hyerczyk

August crude oil futures regained the long-term resistance line of a triangle chart pattern on July 3, putting it in a position to close higher for the week. Shortly after…

Oil Market Forecast & Review 21st June 2013

Jun 21, 2013 at 13:58 | Jim Hyerczyk

August crude oil continued its sharp rally which began two weeks ago when the market successfully held a major pivot zone at $94.32 to $93.13. The upside momentum generated by…

Syrian War Causes Oil Market Jitters

Jun 14, 2013 at 17:12 | Daniel J. Graeber

Crude oil prices rebounded to above the $100 per barrel mark last week on concerns the Syrian crises may be entering a new international phase. The U.S. government said it…

Why is Oil So Strong in the Face of Almost Universally Weakening Markets?

Jun 14, 2013 at 16:02 | Dan Dicker

The markets have looked a lot shakier in the past two weeks and that certainly applies to more than the bond and equity markets.  As treasury rates have risen and…

Oil Market Forecast & Review 14th June 2013

Jun 14, 2013 at 15:38 | Jim Hyerczyk

After a successful test of a short-term retracement zone at $91.88 to $90.56, August Crude Oil futures appear poised to breakout over a downtrend line that has been providing resistance…

Is the Junior Mining Market Starting to Bottom Out?

Jun 13, 2013 at 16:50 | Wealth Daily

While our market continues to suffer, I have been in a constant search for the best values amongst our slaughtered junior mining shares...The good news is there is…

Two Themes Exciting Energy Investors: Oilfield Services & Heavy Oil Producers

Jun 12, 2013 at 16:50 | Keith Schaefer

Big Investing Themes for Kootenay Capital fund manager Chris Theal right now is oilfield service companies (OFS), and heavy oil producers.Driving these two themes are:1.    Liquid…

Oil Market Forecast & Review 7th June 2013

Jun 07, 2013 at 16:51 | Jim Hyerczyk

July crude oil surged last week after finding support slightly below a 50% price level at $91.26. The powerful move to the upside has put the market within striking distance…

How to Trade the Energy Markets Over the Coming Week

May 31, 2013 at 13:40 | Dan Dicker

A few quick blog-type posts today to give an overview of the energy picture and how it should be traded in the coming week:1 - The word from…

Oil Market Forecast & Review 31st May 2013

May 31, 2013 at 13:31 | Jim Hyerczyk

There wasn’t much movement in July Crude Oil this past week. The market basically retraced about 75% of the previous week’s range before selling off early in the session on…

Oil Market Forecast & Review 24th May 2013

May 24, 2013 at 13:52 | Jim Hyerczyk

Although U.S. crude oil supplies fell 300,000 barrels for the week-ending May 17, according to an Energy Information Administration (EIA) report, traders seemed to be more focused on outside markets…

BP, Shell, Statoil, Platts Raided for Price-Fixing

May 17, 2013 at 17:14 | Jen Alic

The European Union Commission has raided the offices of Royal Dutch Shell, Statoil and Platts over energy price-fixing concerns in an investigation that could take years to conclude.

Long Term Market Forecasts Becoming Ever More Unreliable

May 17, 2013 at 17:09 | Dave Summers

News of the future was, in my youth, something that one found by crossing the palm of a lady in a dark tent with a piece or two of silver…

Oil Market Forecast & Review 17th May 2013

May 17, 2013 at 14:20 | Jim Hyerczyk

After falling from $97.38 on May 6 to $92.40 on May 15, July crude oil rebounded on May 16 to regain almost 50% of its recent break. This turnaround was…

EU Raids BP and Shell Over Price-Fixing Concerns

May 16, 2013 at 17:12 | Robert M Cutler

Following on the Libor and Euribor interest rate fixing scandals, the European Commission (EC, the executive arm of the EU) has just on Tuesday this week raided the offices of…

JP Morgan: A New Type of Dirty Energy

May 08, 2013 at 17:13 | Jen Alic

As US power plants lose money, a bit of market manipulation goes a long way … ask JPMorgan Chase.The banking giant is accused of manipulating energy prices in…

What the US Dollar can Tell us about the Oil Market

May 07, 2013 at 16:51 | Keith Schaefer

Many investors study supply and demand statistics to figure out where they think the oil price is going.But by far, the biggest factor that determines the oil price…

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