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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

  • Short Term Consequences Of The Doha Deal

    Published 15 April 2016 | viewed 4,239 times

    Crude oil prices were trading weaker at week’s end with higher-than-average volatility as investors positioned themselves ahead of a meeting between major producers, who are…

  • Natural Gas Sees Some Upside

    Published 08 April 2016 | viewed 4,877 times

    May Natural Gas futures rose sharply on April 7, putting the market in a position to breakout to the upside on the weekly chart, on…

  • What Happens To Oil If Shorts Surrender

    Published 01 April 2016 | viewed 6,831 times

    This week, we’re going to focus on the technical chart pattern since the fundamentals have been beaten to death. By now we should all know…

  • Crude Oil Futures See Increased Selling Pressure

    Published 25 March 2016 | viewed 5,115 times

    May Crude Oil futures broke sharply on Wednesday after the release of a bearish U.S. inventories report. The market was already under pressure ahead of…

  • Rig Counts May See Uptick As Oil Surpasses $40

    Published 18 March 2016 | viewed 4,302 times

    May Natural Gas While the world was watching the volatile price action in crude oil futures this week, May Natural Gas futures were quietly rising…

  • We’re Close To Forming A Major Bottom For Oil

    Published 11 March 2016 | viewed 5,199 times

    All eyes will be on Friday’s close this week in the May Crude Oil futures market because of the breaking news on Thursday regarding the…

  • The Bullish News Behind This Oil Price Bounce

    Published 04 March 2016 | viewed 4,839 times

    April crude oil futures are poised to close higher for the week. It wasn’t an agreement to freeze production at January levels that drove the…

  • Strong Demand For Gasoline Shifts Momentum To Upside

    Published 26 February 2016 | viewed 3,970 times

    April Unleaded Gasoline surged this week, indicating that prices may have reached an important low. The trend is still down, however, momentum has shifted to…

  • A Base For Oil Might Be Forming But Expect Choppy Markets

    Published 19 February 2016 | viewed 3,369 times

    April Crude Oil futures had a strong week, having posted as much as a 7.5 percent gain. The weekly chart looks smooth and range bound,…

  • Market Contango Leads To A Dangerous Game In Oil

    Published 12 February 2016 | viewed 3,915 times

    Crude Oil Futures Sellers hit April Crude Oil futures for a sixth straight day on February 11, driving the market to nearly a fresh 12-year…

  • OPEC-Russian Cooperation Rumor Not Dead Yet

    Published 05 February 2016 | viewed 4,041 times

    With apologies to Sargent Joe Friday from the old Dragnet television series, this week I want to talk about the facts and only the facts,…

  • Signs Of A Shift In Sentiment Are There, But Where Is The Catalyst?

    Published 30 January 2016 | viewed 4,638 times

    March Crude Oil Analysis If you’re watching crude oil prices every day, you will probably say the market is volatile, choppy and directionless. If you’re…

  • Today’s Trading Could Set Bullish Tone For Oil Next Week

    Published 22 January 2016 | viewed 5,235 times

    March Crude Oil Analysis This week starts with March Crude Oil futures in basically the same position as last week. The main trend is down…

  • The Trend Is Down, But Short Covering Can Happen Anytime

    Published 16 January 2016 | viewed 4,967 times

    March Crude Oil futures continued to weaken the week-ending January 15 as the market continued to get hit from bad news on both the supply…

  • Some Intense Short Covering Could Be Around The Corner

    Published 08 January 2016 | viewed 5,036 times

    February Crude Oil The week started out strong with February Crude Oil futures spiking to $38.39 early during Monday’s session, but by the end of…

  • Anxious Natural Gas Traders Forget Fundamentals

    Published 02 January 2016 | viewed 6,701 times

    February Natural Gas The big story the past week was the nearly 25 percent surge in February Natural Gas futures prices. The move was driven…

  • Brace For Increased Volatility

    Published 18 December 2015 | viewed 3,950 times

    On Wednesday, December 16, the U.S. Federal Reserve raised its key interest rate for the first time since June 29, 2006. In its monetary policy…

  • With Resistance Falling, Can Oil Hold The Next Support Level?

    Published 11 December 2015 | viewed 4,572 times

    February WTI Crude Oil February WTI Crude Oil futures continued to slide last week, rapidly approaching seven-year lows. Traders have put the friendly U.S. Energy…

  • Oil Finds Support At $40, Can Short Sellers Break The Trend?

    Published 04 December 2015 | viewed 4,270 times

    Crude oil prices settled the week lower after OPEC announced it had agreed to roll over its current policy of maintaining crude production in order…

  • Natural Gas Still Has Space To Fall

    Published 27 November 2015 | viewed 5,339 times

    January Natural Gas January Natural Gas futures declined to a multi-year low at $2.229 earlier in the week, but selling dried up, triggering a short-covering…

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