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Leonard Brecken

Brecken Capital LLC

Contributor since: 26 Mar 2015

Leonard Brecken

Leonard is a former portfolio manager and principal at Brecken Capital LLC, a hedge fund focused on domestic equities.

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Latest articles from Leonard

  • Has Oil Finally Bottomed?

    Published 06 October 2015 | viewed 10,169 times

    As stated in past articles, the fundamentals are a minor part of asset appreciation these days, while Federal Reserve actions are the major part. Last…

  • Fed Defers Rate Hike, But Oil Fundamentals Don’t Matter Anyway

    Published 17 September 2015 | viewed 5,729 times

    I have long maintained that various distortions of fundamental data by the media and analysts are partly to blame for why oil prices are de-coupled…

  • Did The Fed Intentionally Spark A Commodity Sell-off?

    Published 27 August 2015 | viewed 14,981 times

    The intention here is the bring facts to light so the public can decide. I’m not quite sure what to believe on how and why…

  • Oil Prices Driven Lower By Everything Except Fundamentals

    Published 24 August 2015 | viewed 23,163 times

    It is clear that it is no longer supply and demand for oil that is dictating the price but is instead the financial markets and…

  • Congress To Lift Oil Export Ban Next Month?

    Published 10 August 2015 | viewed 14,978 times

    According to the CEOs of both Continental Resources (CLR) and Pioneer Resources (PXD), the ban on U.S. oil exports will most likely be lifted in…

  • EIA Capitulates Under Cover Of Darkness

    Published 03 August 2015 | viewed 19,571 times

    Many investors know that when a company wants to mitigate media coverage of bad news, they typically release data on a Friday after the close.…

  • Top 6 Myths Driving Oil Prices Down

    Published 31 July 2015 | viewed 34,862 times

    “Whoever would overthrow the liberty of a nation must begin by subduing the freeness of speech.” Benjamin Franklin, Silence Dogood, The Busy-Body, and Early Writings…

  • Forget Media Hype. Oil Set To Rebound

    Published 21 July 2015 | viewed 22,682 times

    Despite oil prices being somewhat depressed by the hype surrounding the Iran deal (which has repeatedly been debunked as not affecting supply until, at the…

  • The Multi-Trillion Dollar Oil Market Swindle

    Published 13 July 2015 | viewed 27,374 times

    In the past, I documented the overstatements by both the IEA and EIA in 2014 & 2015 in terms of supply, inventory and understatements of…

  • Exposing The Hypocrisy Of Wall Street

    Published 07 July 2015 | viewed 7,031 times

    There is a war on oil in America and oil executives better wake up to it. At every turn the media is hyping the negatives…

  • EIA Data Still Doesn’t Add Up

    Published 30 June 2015 | viewed 27,313 times

    As initially pointed out by Peakoilbarrel.com in a recent article, discrepancies between actual data for oil production in Texas vs. what the EIA claims are…

  • U.S. Oil Glut An EIA Invention?

    Published 25 June 2015 | viewed 27,574 times

    In the latest weekly production data from the EIA, on the back of recent March revisions, the U.S. managed to post a 76,000 barrel per day increase…

  • Expect A Wave Of Consolidation In The Oil Industry

    Published 18 June 2015 | viewed 22,228 times

    As stated previously, asset monetization by small E&P operators will start in earnest in the second half of this year out of cash flow necessity.…

  • Oil Demand Weaker Than Many Expect

    Published 15 June 2015 | viewed 16,720 times

    Although I disagree with the vast majority of the bear calls that have existed all year (all of which were documented as being false, by…

  • A Bit Of Perspective On Gasoline Prices

    Published 12 June 2015 | viewed 10,942 times

    To me, commodity pricing today is so distorted that it is almost startling. The media continues its post Goldman Sachs’ bearish calls to pound away…

  • Price Manipulation In The Oil Markets?

    Published 04 June 2015 | viewed 21,403 times

    According to Reuters, Arcadia Petroleum Ltd, and its Parnon Energy unit have settled a $16.5 million civil suit filed against them for manipulating futures prices.…

  • US Shale Will Not Bounce Back At Current Prices

    Published 01 June 2015 | viewed 14,477 times

    This week starts with a refreshing call by Deutsche Bank (DB), which basically encapsulates my view on the E&P group. Notwithstanding the valuation issues in…

  • EIA Reports Bizarre Increase In U.S. Oil Production

    Published 29 May 2015 | viewed 27,101 times

    What did I tell you? The EIA has done it again. First, it is important to remember that weekly EIA production numbers are just estimates…

  • The Oil Glut is Not Real

    Published 27 May 2015 | viewed 32,192 times

    As it appears GDP will be seasonally adjusted again, I find myself wondering just one thing: why? Earlier GDP figures showed the US economy on…

  • OPEC Struggling To Keep Up The Pace In Oil Price War

    Published 20 May 2015 | viewed 33,021 times

     Some market watchers, such as Cornerstone Analytics (CA), have consistently stated that the underestimation of demand, coupled with over-estimation of supply, will mask the growing…

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