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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

  • Fragile Oil Markets Stabilize On Two-Sided Trading

    Published 30 March 2018 | viewed 4,919 times

    U.S. West Texas Intermediate and international-benchmark Brent crude oil posted a two-sided trade this week before closing lower. This week’s trade pitted the bullish traders,…

  • Oil Prices Rise On Bullish Inventory Data

    Published 23 March 2018 | viewed 6,268 times

    Only a week ago, crude oil seemed poised to move lower. At that time, hedge fund liquidation and rising U.S. production were driving the price…

  • Oil Markets Set For A Major Move To The Downside

    Published 16 March 2018 | viewed 8,610 times

    The major theme this week has been the potential for rising supply to overwhelm the expected gains in crude demand for 2018. This notion was…

  • Bearish Factors Are Piling Up For Crude

    Published 09 March 2018 | viewed 10,532 times

    May West Texas Intermediate crude oil futures are in a position to finish lower for a second week. The fundamentals are bearish and the weekly…

  • Strong Dollar, Trump’s Steel Tariffs Keep Oil Subdued

    Published 02 March 2018 | viewed 10,109 times

    April West Texas Intermediate crude oil futures are set to close about 4 percent lower this week, its first weekly loss since the week-ending February…

  • Oil Prices Supported By Shrinking Inventories

    Published 23 February 2018 | viewed 6,662 times

    U.S. West Texas Intermediate and international-benchmark Brent crude oil futures traded in a sideways-to-lower range early in the week, but momentum shifted on Thursday, driving…

  • The Dollar Decides The Fate Of Oil Markets… For Now

    Published 16 February 2018 | viewed 8,597 times

    April West Texas Intermediate futures rebounded early this week after sellers failed to take out the previous week’s low. Last week, the market finished with…

  • Oil Market Wipeout Is Set To Continue

    Published 09 February 2018 | viewed 12,691 times

    Crude oil futures are being hit hard the week-ending February 9. Both U.S. West Texas Intermediate and international favorite Brent crude oil futures have trended…

  • What’s Driving WTI?

    Published 02 February 2018 | viewed 9,806 times

    U.S. West Texas Intermediate crude oil futures posted a volatile two-sided trade this week before moving to within striking distance of its three-year high on…

  • Can Oil Hold At $70?

    Published 26 January 2018 | viewed 7,729 times

    March West Texas Intermediate Crude Oil March U.S. West Texas Intermediate crude oil futures continued to climb this week, aided by another drop in U.S.…

  • Is This Small Correction In Oil Something To Worry About?

    Published 19 January 2018 | viewed 7,037 times

    Despite crossing to the strong side of a long-term 50% level earlier in the week to extend the rally, the price action late in the…

  • A Correction For WTI Is In The Making

    Published 12 January 2018 | viewed 9,530 times

    U.S. West Texas Intermediate crude oil surged to the upside on Monday, setting a bullish tone for the week. The catalysts behind the price action…

  • Crude Oil Is Approaching A Major Retracement Zone

    Published 05 January 2018 | viewed 12,466 times

    U.S. West Texas Intermediate crude oil finished 2017 higher in what can best be described as a volatile two-sided trade. After trending lower from January…

  • The New-Year Sell Off In Oil

    Published 22 December 2017 | viewed 11,494 times

    Volatility has been low this week with market liquidity drying up ahead of the Christmas and New Year breaks, but the U.S. West Texas Intermediate…

  • Are Markets Turning Bearish On Crude?

    Published 15 December 2017 | viewed 10,607 times

    Volatility dominated the crude oil futures markets this week as traders were hit with both potentially bullish and potentially bearish news. Traders reacted according, first…

  • When To Expect The Next Big Move In Oil?

    Published 08 December 2017 | viewed 12,187 times

    January West Texas Intermediate crude oil futures are in a position to close stronger on Friday, but the move isn’t expected to be enough to…

  • Hedge Funds Hold The Cards For The Next Move In Oil

    Published 01 December 2017 | viewed 11,862 times

    January West Texas Intermediate crude oil futures are showing a muted response to the news that the OPEC-led group agreed to extend their production cuts…

  • Oil Pumps And NatGas Dumps In Volatile Thanksgiving Markets

    Published 24 November 2017 | viewed 11,807 times

    The energy complex this week had a little bit of something for everybody this week. Bullish investors were rewarded with a surge in crude oil…

  • Are Oil Prices About To Turn Lower?

    Published 17 November 2017 | viewed 15,229 times

    For weeks, investors had been focusing on whether OPEC will extend its deal with other major producers including Russia to extend its strategy to cut…

  • Oil Markets Await Catalysts As Rally Halts

    Published 10 November 2017 | viewed 5,316 times

    This week’s price action in the crude oil, unleaded gasoline and natural gas markets had one thing in common. They all featured the return of…

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