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Jim Hyerczyk

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Latest articles from Jim

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    Published 28 April 2017 | viewed 4,279 times

    June West Texas Intermediate Crude Oil futures is under pressure this week, but in a position to close higher for the week if enough buying…

  • Is This Oil Price Plunge Merely A Correction?

    Published 21 April 2017 | viewed 4,292 times

    The week started with June West Texas intermediate crude oil futures holding steady despite forming a potentially bearish closing price reversal top on April 12…

  • Bullish News Puts Temporary Floor Under Oil Prices

    Published 14 April 2017 | viewed 4,460 times

    U.S. West Texas Intermediate crude oil futures posted a strong gain this week, underpinned by a number of factors. The buying was strong enough to…

  • Oil Markets Approach Battle Zone

    Published 08 April 2017 | viewed 4,489 times

    June West Texas Intermediate crude oil futures closed more than 1 percent higher on Thursday, putting the market in a position to post a solid…

  • Are Crude Inventories On The Cusp Of Decline?

    Published 01 April 2017 | viewed 4,652 times

    The strong performance on Thursday has put crude oil in a position to finish the week at a three-week high. The week began with the…

  • How Much Further Oil Could Fall

    Published 25 March 2017 | viewed 5,607 times

    It’s been a relatively quiet week in the crude oil market with prices continuing to drift lower in search of a balance point. The stories…

  • Impending Volatility In The Oil Markets

    Published 18 March 2017 | viewed 4,036 times

    This week’s price action in the crude oil market suggests that last week’s huge sell-off may have been a liquidation break or the break designed…

  • Crude Collapses To Trade In Lower Range

    Published 11 March 2017 | viewed 3,043 times

    The energy complex was most interesting this week. Crude oil prices collapsed, led by heavy fund liquidation after another surge in U.S. inventory and production.…

  • Where Further Upside For Oil Comes From

    Published 04 March 2017 | viewed 3,693 times

    What did we learn about the crude oil market this week? On the bearish side of the equation, we learned that according to the U.S.…

  • What Does It Take To Move Oil Prices?

    Published 25 February 2017 | viewed 4,962 times

    It’s been “chop city” this week on the daily April West Texas Intermediate crude oil chart, but the weekly chart continues to look orderly. There…

  • Is This The Right Time To Short Natural Gas?

    Published 18 February 2017 | viewed 3,819 times

    U.S. April Natural gas futures touched a three-month low this week, after the release of a disappointing U.S. government report showed supplies in storage fell…

  • Trading Support/Resistance: A Lost Art

    Published 11 February 2017 | viewed 3,344 times

    Some traders will tell you that March West Texas Intermediate crude oil had a volatile week. If you look at the price swings over a…

  • Too Many Longs Spoil The Breakout

    Published 04 February 2017 | viewed 3,891 times

    March West Texas Intermediate crude oil ended January with a whimper, but showed promise early February with a spike to the upside, but this attempted…

  • The Waiting Game Is On – When To Expect A Breakout?

    Published 28 January 2017 | viewed 4,187 times

    March West Texas Intermediate Crude Oil futures are trading inside last week’s and the previous week’s range, suggesting investor indecision and impending volatility. Since the…

  • Bulls Willing To Play Waiting Game In NatGas

    Published 21 January 2017 | viewed 3,991 times

    With the end of the month coming up and the last full month of winter right around the corner, let’s take a look at the…

  • Prepare For Bearish News As OPEC Meets Next Week

    Published 14 January 2017 | viewed 4,881 times

    It’s been an up and down week for crude oil futures with the price action playing out as expected. Going into the new year, we…

  • Oil Capped Until OPEC Brings Evidence Of Output Cuts

    Published 07 January 2017 | viewed 6,220 times

    U.S. West Texas Intermediate crude oil finished 2016 higher in what can best be described as a tumultuous trade. After a break early in the…

  • NatGas: This Is The Line In The Sand For Bulls And Bears

    Published 24 December 2016 | viewed 5,999 times

    March natural gas futures closed Thursday’s session lower, but still in a position to post a gain for the week. I didn’t think I’d be…

  • Nat Gas Traders Focused On Weather Not Demand

    Published 17 December 2016 | viewed 8,563 times

    Natural gas futures had a volatile week that began with a gap lowering opening on Monday, December 12. Despite the threat of extremely cold temperatures…

  • Without Catalyst, Oil Remains Range-Bound

    Published 10 December 2016 | viewed 4,279 times

    Early Friday, January crude oil futures are trying to recapture its gains from earlier in the week. After a firm trade on Monday, prices fell…

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