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Jim Hyerczyk

Contributor since: 10 Jan 2013

Jim Hyerczyk

Fundamental and technical analyst with 30 years experience.

Latest articles from Jim

  • The Two Major Factors Pushing Oil Prices Higher

    Published 19 January 2019 | viewed 42,699 times

    U.S. West Texas Intermediate and international-benchmark Brent crude oil futures are trading higher on Friday, putting both markets in a position to close higher for…

  • Profit Taking Ends Massive Rally In Crude

    Published 12 January 2019 | viewed 13,476 times

    U.S. West Texas Intermediate crude oil futures are trading lower on Friday after hitting their highest level since December 7 earlier in the session. Profit-taking…

  • Bullish News Underpins Oil

    Published 05 January 2019 | viewed 18,211 times

    U.S. West Texas Intermediate and international-benchmark Brent crude oil futures are trading higher on Friday and are in a position to close higher for the…

  • Oil Markets Brace For A Rebound

    Published 30 December 2018 | viewed 24,486 times

    Crude oil and natural gas futures are sharing a similar pattern this week. Both markets reached their lows early on before sitting in a range…

  • High Volatility Christmas Trading Forces Crude Lower

    Published 22 December 2018 | viewed 13,206 times

    Christmas and New Year’s Week usually feature low-volume, low-volatility moves in the energy complex, but this year may be different because of the bear market…

  • Natural Gas Plunges As Oil Prices Consolidate

    Published 15 December 2018 | viewed 21,384 times

    It was a pretty uneventful week in the crude oil market with prices consolidating as investors continued to digest the previous week’s decision by an…

  • Is The OPEC Deal The Start Of A New Rally In Oil?

    Published 09 December 2018 | viewed 17,504 times

    U.S. West Texas Intermediate Crude Oil soared on Friday as investors breathe a sigh of relief as OPEC and its partners decided to cut 1.2…

  • Are Oil Markets About To Turn Around?

    Published 02 December 2018 | viewed 42,786 times

    Despite hitting its lowest level in over a year earlier in the week, crude oil is showing signs of stabilizing. This is perhaps an early…

  • High Volatility In Oil & Gas Continues

    Published 22 November 2018 | viewed 10,115 times

    Thanksgiving week usually features low-volume, low-volatility moves in the energy complex, but so far in this holiday-shortened week, we have seen none of that with…

  • Expert Commentary: A Record Setting Week In Energy

    Published 18 November 2018 | viewed 6,874 times

    It was a record setting week in the energy complex with crude oil posting one of its biggest declines since the price collapse in 2014…

  • Natural Gas Soars As Crude Enters Bear Market

    Published 10 November 2018 | viewed 18,011 times

    This week has been the tale of two markets. One being driven lower by a gradual shift in the fundamentals to bearish, the other driven…

  • Crude Recovery Hinges On U.S.-China Trade Deal

    Published 04 November 2018 | viewed 14,196 times

    U.S. West Texas Intermediate crude oil futures opened the new month under pressure, continuing the assault on prices that began on the third day of…

  • The Real Reason For The Big Sell Off In Oil

    Published 28 October 2018 | viewed 29,732 times

    U.S. West Texas Intermediate Crude Oil futures are set to finish lower for the third straight week. What began as a simple pullback in a…

  • Can We Expect A Rebound Rally Next Week?

    Published 21 October 2018 | viewed 22,487 times

    U.S. West Texas Intermediate and International-benchmark Brent crude oil futures are trading higher on Friday after a steep sell-off the past two sessions. The markets…

  • Why The Oil Rally Is Slowing Down

    Published 28 September 2018 | viewed 8,642 times

    U.S. West Texas Intermediate and international-benchmark Brent crude oil futures are in a position to post solid gains for the week. The market continue to…

  • Determining The Sweet Spot For Crude Oil

    Published 21 September 2018 | viewed 8,421 times

    U.S. November West Texas Intermediate and international-benchmark December Brent crude oil are poised to close higher for the week. Furthermore, both futures contracts are in…

  • Oil Prices Trend Upward In “Fragile” Market

    Published 14 September 2018 | viewed 7,538 times

    U.S. West Texas Intermediate and international-benchmark Brent crude oil futures are in a position to close higher for the week. Most of the gains occurred…

  • Hedge Funds Turn Bullish Amid Minor Correction

    Published 07 September 2018 | viewed 6,735 times

    U.S. West Texas Intermediate crude oil futures posted a volatile two-sided trade this week before turning decisively lower for the week. Volume was light at…

  • Upside Bias Lifts Oil Prices

    Published 31 August 2018 | viewed 7,926 times

    U.S. West Texas Intermediate crude oil futures are in a position to finish the week nearly 5 percent higher although on a weak note due…

  • Oil Markets Walk A Tightrope

    Published 24 August 2018 | viewed 8,170 times

    U.S. West Texas Intermediate crude oil futures are trading higher on Friday. The market is also in a position to post a higher close on…

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