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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

  • Big Money Expects OPEC Deal Next Week

    Published 26 November 2016 | viewed 6,154 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 4,934 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 3,897 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 5,200 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 3,236 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 4,986 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 3,216 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 6,715 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 4,417 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 6,033 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 3,418 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 4,561 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 5,061 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 3,304 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…

  • News Driven Market Could Easily Turn Around

    Published 20 August 2016 | viewed 3,367 times

    Crude oil and gasoline futures are set to finish the week in strong positions as investors continue to bet on a positive outcome from talks…

  • Oversold Markets Corrected After Saudi Comments

    Published 13 August 2016 | viewed 4,667 times

    Crude oil futures followed through to the upside this week, confirming the previous week’s potentially bullish closing price reversal bottom. From the fundamental side, the…

  • Markets Adjusting ‘’Violently’’ From 8 Week Plunge

    Published 05 August 2016 | viewed 2,973 times

    September Crude Oil futures are poised to close higher for the week, signaling a shift in momentum back to the upside, after a prolonged move…

  • Watch Out For The Bear Trap As Markets Become Oversold

    Published 30 July 2016 | viewed 5,295 times

    Sellers continued to pound the September Crude Oil futures contract this week as support failed at two key retracement levels. The current downside momentum suggests…

  • Gasoline Glut Sees Oil Hover Around Retracement Zone

    Published 23 July 2016 | viewed 3,689 times

    Crude oil traders acted like they had just awakened from a deep sleep on Thursday when they drove the September futures contract into its lowest…

  • September Oil Is Walking A Thin Line

    Published 16 July 2016 | viewed 5,828 times

    Next week, we’ll be celebrating the six-month anniversary of the September Crude Oil bottom at $32.85. This will come in on July 20. This week,…

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