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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

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

    Published 01 December 2017 | viewed 11,917 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 11,859 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 15,310 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 5,373 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 7,420 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 5,281 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 5,562 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…

  • Are Oil Markets Ready To Rally Again?

    Published 13 October 2017 | viewed 7,831 times

    U.S. West Texas Intermediate and internationally-favored crude oil futures are trading higher for the week as investors prepared for the release of weekly inventories data…

  • Expect Another Record Breaking Week For U.S. Oil Exports

    Published 06 October 2017 | viewed 5,759 times

    Each week, the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) issues its weekly inventories report. In the report it gives us information on the supply of crude…

  • Strong Buying Keeps Oil Prices Elevated

    Published 29 September 2017 | viewed 5,365 times

    U.S. West Texas Intermediate and international-benchmark Brent crude oil are on pace to post another weekly gain although Brent is looking a little shaky on…

  • Failed OPEC Meeting Could Drive Oil Prices Lower

    Published 22 September 2017 | viewed 6,805 times

    November West Texas Intermediate crude oil futures traded mostly sideways this week as investors shrugged off production and inventories numbers in anticipation of a decision…

  • Oil Markets Prepare For An End-Of-Year Rally

    Published 15 September 2017 | viewed 8,306 times

    November West Texas Intermediate crude oil is in a position to close sharply higher for the week in reaction to a bullish report from the…

  • Don’t Overestimate Irma’s Impact On Oil Prices

    Published 08 September 2017 | viewed 6,507 times

    Crude oil traders have responded in almost textbook fashion to the news that the refineries in the Texas Gulf Coast area are being brought back…

  • Crude Crumbles On Demand Concerns As NatGas Buyers Fear Supply Squeeze

    Published 01 September 2017 | viewed 5,207 times

    U.S. October West Texas Intermediate crude oil posted its steepest monthly loss in more than a year on demand concerns after hurricane damage and floods…

  • Gasoline Prices Rise While Crude Hits The Wall

    Published 25 August 2017 | viewed 4,675 times

    U.S. West Texas Intermediate crude oil is trading higher on Friday, but still in a position to close the week lower. In the meantime, gasoline…

  • Are We Looking At A Trend Reversal For Crude?

    Published 18 August 2017 | viewed 5,514 times

    The fundamentals have been light this week, but prices have been active. This is because of the increased volatility in other financial markets, specifically the…

  • Did Hedge Funds Just Change The Way They Trade Oil?

    Published 11 August 2017 | viewed 4,669 times

    Crude oil, unleaded gasoline and natural gas posted mixed results this week as volatility returned to the markets. Crude and gasoline were under pressure, while…

  • NatGas Plunges, But Long Term Outlook Remains Bullish

    Published 04 August 2017 | viewed 6,589 times

    Natural gas prices plunged earlier this week in a move that looks like the final liquidation by investors who bet on a summer rally. The…

  • Is This Oil Price Rally Grinding To A Halt?

    Published 28 July 2017 | viewed 4,705 times

    U.S West Texas Intermediate and international-benchmark Brent crude oil futures were trading near an 8-week high as of early Friday after posting four straight sessions…

  • Strong Short Sellers Dominate Crude Markets

    Published 21 July 2017 | viewed 4,714 times

    Crude oil and natural gas futures posted similar moves this week. Both markets surged to the upside to levels not seen since June. Both of…

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