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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

  • Bearish Factors Are Piling Up For Crude

    Published 09 March 2018 | viewed 10,202 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 9,795 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 6,303 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 8,257 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 12,136 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 9,315 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 7,298 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 6,777 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 9,203 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 12,125 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 11,110 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 10,264 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 11,837 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 11,550 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 11,468 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 14,834 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 4,950 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…

  • How To Play The WTI Rally

    Published 03 November 2017 | viewed 7,065 times

    January West Texas Intermediate crude oil futures are in a position to post another strong close on the weekly chart. Speculation that the OPEC-led program…

  • Why Isn’t Natural Gas Rallying?

    Published 27 October 2017 | viewed 4,817 times

    With the cold weather season rapidly approaching in the United States, I thought I’d take a look at the natural gas market this week. Currently,…

  • Oil Is Stuck In A Range, Waiting For A Catalyst

    Published 20 October 2017 | viewed 5,158 times

    December West Texas Intermediate crude oil is in a position to close lower for the week as investors continue to wait for enough bullish news…

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