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Martin Tillier

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Latest articles from Martin

  • Why Even Long-Term Energy Investors Should Use Trading Techniques

    Published 11 August 2017 | viewed 4,151 times

    For many investors, the word “trading” is a scary one. It conjures up images of somebody hunched over a keyboard for hours on end, with…

  • Weak Dollar Limits Downside For Crude Oil

    Published 04 August 2017 | viewed 4,847 times

    Over the last few month, the U.S. dollar index, after gaining ground to record highs immediately following the election, has been in a sustained decline…

  • Structuring A Trade For The Top Of The Channel

    Published 28 July 2017 | viewed 4,355 times

    For any trader, a perfect and clear chart pattern is a wonderful thing to behold. Even those like me who understand that technical and chart…

  • This Oilfield Services Company Is A Buy

    Published 21 July 2017 | viewed 6,575 times

    This morning, oilfield services giant Schlumberger (SLB) announced results for Q2 2017. SLB has dropped around twenty-five percent since the beginning of the year as…

  • Oil Prices: Fundamental And Technical Analysis Conflict

    Published 16 June 2017 | viewed 12,470 times

    Analysis of markets of any kind, stocks, bonds, currencies or commodities basically falls into one of two categories, fundamental and technical. In an ideal world…

  • Betting On A Survivor

    Published 09 June 2017 | viewed 5,793 times

    Around three years ago, in June of 2014, oil began a spectacular collapse. After rising to the point where WTI was fetching over $100 a…

  • The Market Ignored the Paris Accord Announcement And You Should Too

    Published 02 June 2017 | viewed 4,337 times

    I come from a background where news is important. In the minutes preceding a scheduled major announcement of any kind, an eerie quiet would descend…

  • OPEC Extension Leaves Markets Unimpressed

    Published 28 May 2017 | viewed 14,375 times

    Those new to financial markets, and energy trading in particular, were probably somewhat puzzled by the price action in oil futures this week following the…

  • The Reaction To The OPEC Deal Extension Is Logical, But Flawed

    Published 26 May 2017 | viewed 5,050 times

    Those new to financial markets, and energy trading in particular, were probably somewhat puzzled by the price action in oil futures this week following the…

  • When Technicals And Fundamentals Come Together

    Published 19 May 2017 | viewed 4,728 times

    Regular readers will by now be aware that I have a preferred style of trading. It is essentially contrarian and I like to buy things…

  • Oil Futures Trading 101

    Published 12 May 2017 | viewed 6,165 times

    When contributing to these pages I generally start from the assumption that anybody reading my ramblings is already an active trader, or at least a…

  • 3 Reasons Natural Gas Is Heading A Lot Higher

    Published 11 May 2017 | viewed 52,791 times

    Commodity pricing is a complex thing, with a whole host of things affecting the price at which buyers and sellers transact, but almost all of…

  • OPEC’s Influence Is Fading.. But Don’t Count It Out Yet!

    Published 07 May 2017 | viewed 12,734 times

    Conventional wisdom among those that follow energy markets and oil in particular is that OPEC is not what it once was. For a few decades…

  • OPEC Is Not What It Was But Can Still Be An Influence

    Published 05 May 2017 | viewed 5,126 times

    Conventional wisdom among those that follow energy markets and oil in particular is that OPEC is not what it once was. For a few decades…

  • WTI Is Still Ranging And On The Turn

    Published 28 April 2017 | viewed 4,746 times

    A couple of weeks ago I opined in these very pages that WTI was essentially trading in a range created by sensitivity to its own…

  • Why This Offshore Player Deserves A Second Chance

    Published 21 April 2017 | viewed 4,884 times

    There are many big differences between trading and investing from “inside” the market and doing so from “outside”. When you are sitting at a trading…

  • Why WTI Is Stuck In A Range And Why That Is Good for Traders

    Published 14 April 2017 | viewed 6,548 times

    Basic economic theory would suggest that pricing of goods and commodities is pretty simple. It is a function of supply and demand. Reduced supply and/or…

  • Ignore The Words Of The Politicians: Buy Solar

    Published 08 April 2017 | viewed 4,551 times

    Drawing conclusions about trading and investing based on the words of any politician is a dangerous game at the best of times, and the evidence…

  • However You Look At It Petrobras Is A Buy

    Published 01 April 2017 | viewed 4,675 times

    Trade ideas usually come from one of two sources. Either they are fundamental or technical. Fundamental ideas reflect a change, or more often an expected…

  • The No.1 Contrarian Play In Oil

    Published 25 March 2017 | viewed 4,567 times

    Regular readers of my ramblings will be aware that I don’t believe that this drop in oil will be of any long term significance. It…

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