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Jim Hyerczyk

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Jim Hyerczyk

Fundamental and technical analyst with 30 years experience.

Latest articles from Jim

  • Prepare For Bearish News As OPEC Meets Next Week

    Published 14 January 2017 | viewed 5,076 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 6,401 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 6,136 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 8,808 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 4,485 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…

  • Has The NatGas Rally Come To An End?

    Published 03 December 2016 | viewed 3,954 times

    January Natural Gas futures are set to finish the week sharply higher for a third week after gapping higher on the opening for a second…

  • Big Money Expects OPEC Deal Next Week

    Published 26 November 2016 | viewed 6,380 times

    U.S. WTI January Crude Oil futures are trading higher for the week, but the strong upside bias from earlier in the week has slowed considerably…

  • Oil At A Crossroads Ahead Of OPEC’s Vienna Meeting

    Published 19 November 2016 | viewed 5,098 times

    Crude oil futures traders experienced high intraday volatility and a two-sided trade most of the week as expectations of an OPEC deal to limit production…

  • Oil Awaits OPEC Action As Markets Digest Trump’s Unexpected Win

    Published 12 November 2016 | viewed 4,083 times

    December WTI Crude Oil futures posted a two-sided trade this week as investors reacted to the traditional fundamentals and to the election of Donald Trump…

  • Will Oil Prices Break Support Levels?

    Published 05 November 2016 | viewed 5,394 times

    Crude Oil futures are in a position to post a huge loss this week on renewed concerns over the global supply glut and as investors…

  • Can Crude, NatGas Break Out Of Their Range?

    Published 29 October 2016 | viewed 3,411 times

    Both December Crude Oil and December Natural Gas markets are experiencing weakness at this time for various reasons. Crude oil, for example, has been pressured…

  • Crude At A Crossroads: Is A Reversal Top In The Making?

    Published 22 October 2016 | viewed 5,245 times

    Since late September, the U.S. Dollar and crude oil have been rallying simultaneously with traders seemingly ignoring the typical relationship between the two assets. Since…

  • Are Crude And Gasoline Looking At A Short-Term Top?

    Published 15 October 2016 | viewed 3,378 times

    Crude oil and natural gas futures posted volatile moves this week that may be setting up another sharp rise to the upside, or a corrective…

  • Is Natural Gas Poised For An Upside Breakout?

    Published 08 October 2016 | viewed 6,903 times

    My work suggests that the Natural Gas market may be poised for a strong rally this winter. The excessive supply has been trimmed because of…

  • Follow The Smart Money To See Where Oil Goes

    Published 01 October 2016 | viewed 4,646 times

    Crude oil is set to post a strong gain for the week, boosted by a last minute decision by OPEC on September 28 at an…

  • Why There’s More Upside For Natural Gas

    Published 24 September 2016 | viewed 6,238 times

    December Natural Gas futures rallied to its highest level since July 1 before posting a dramatic and potentially bearish closing price reversal top on the…

  • Uncertainty Hits Markets Ahead Of OPEC Meeting

    Published 17 September 2016 | viewed 3,561 times

    Crude oil futures were under pressure this week after reports showed large weekly builds in U.S. petroleum products and forecasts by the International Energy Agency…

  • Why It Could Be A Good Time To Short Oil

    Published 10 September 2016 | viewed 4,779 times

    Sometimes I think that trying to trade a U.S. Energy Information Administration report is like opening a box of Cracker Jack. You never know what…

  • Crude Set To Crumble As Stockpiles Grow

    Published 03 September 2016 | viewed 5,288 times

    A combination of events help drive crude oil prices sharply lower this week. On September 1 alone, prices fell over 1 percent, putting the market…

  • Fundamentals Take A Back Seat As Speculators Play The Markets

    Published 27 August 2016 | viewed 3,473 times

    Sometimes markets are driven by trend-traders following hard supply and demand facts, sometimes they are driven by speculative buying in anticipation of a change in…

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