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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

  • Why It Could Be A Good Time To Short Oil

    Published 10 September 2016 | viewed 4,923 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 5,433 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 3,631 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 3,735 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 4,959 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 3,261 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 5,646 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 4,168 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 6,171 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,…

  • Crashing Gasoline Futures Drag Oil Prices Lower

    Published 09 July 2016 | viewed 5,752 times

    September Crude Oil futures have been trading mostly lower since the U.K. voted to leave the Euro Zone, a move that could lead to a…

  • Can NatGas Break The Psychological $3 Level?

    Published 02 July 2016 | viewed 8,433 times

    August Natural Gas futures soared this week to its highest level since the week-ending August 21, 2015. The catalyst behind the rally was a forecast…

  • Is The Natural Gas Rally Over?

    Published 25 June 2016 | viewed 4,130 times

    August Natural Gas futures surged to the highest level since the week-ending October 16, 2015 earlier in the week, but sellers came in at $2.812…

  • Volatility Is Back In Oil, What Does It Mean?

    Published 18 June 2016 | viewed 6,564 times

    August Crude Oil futures plunged this week and are in a position to post a nearly 6% loss for the week as investors reacted to…

  • Why The Natural Gas Rally Isn’t Over Yet

    Published 11 June 2016 | viewed 5,377 times

    Crude oil took a backseat to the natural gas market this week with prices soaring 7.52% since last week’s close and 16.35% since the close…

  • Fundamentals Don’t Support Oil’s Breakout… Yet!

    Published 04 June 2016 | viewed 6,077 times

    July crude oil futures are in the process of posting an inside move on the weekly chart. To non-chart watchers, it means the market failed…

  • Crude Oil Setting Up For Top And Two-Week Correction

    Published 28 May 2016 | viewed 6,257 times

    July crude oil futures crossed to the strong side of $50.00 per barrel on May 26, but traders apparently didn’t like the view since the…

  • Expect Oil Traders To Take Profits Before The Dust Settles

    Published 21 May 2016 | viewed 4,225 times

    Crude oil prices rose this week on worries about more supply outages from Nigeria’s main crude oil terminal. This is a short-term event that could…

  • Are We Nearing A Short Term Top For Oil Prices?

    Published 13 May 2016 | viewed 2,707 times

    This week can best be described as a “yeah, but…” week. As in “yeah, there are wildfires in Canada helping to cut output by 1…

  • Is It Time To Take Profits?

    Published 07 May 2016 | viewed 2,313 times

    Like many of the higher-risk assets, energy-related markets posted a top at the end of April and started a decline the first few days in…

  • Bears Versus Bulls, Can This Rally Hold?

    Published 29 April 2016 | viewed 3,502 times

    Now that June Crude Oil futures have cleared more than a few hurdles on the daily and weekly charts, it’s time to take a look…

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