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Latest articles from Martin

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

    Published 02 June 2017 | viewed 4,238 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 14,250 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 4,982 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 4,675 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 5,839 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 51,776 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 12,284 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 5,046 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 4,685 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 4,810 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 6,441 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 4,502 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 4,613 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 4,438 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…

  • Investing In The Nuclear Renaissance

    Published 18 March 2017 | viewed 4,722 times

    Since the election in November energy stocks have soared, with most of the attention being on conventional oil and gas producers. That makes sense, but…

  • Oil’s Big Drop: The Contrarian View

    Published 11 March 2017 | viewed 4,707 times

    One of the first things I learned as I started my career in a dealing room was that, unlike in a marriage, on a trading…

  • Range Trading 101

    Published 25 February 2017 | viewed 10,116 times

    Let’s face it; you don’t have to be a chart reading genius to know that WTI has been trading in a pretty tight range for…

  • OPEC Deal Looks Shaky Despite ‘Good’ Compliance Rate

    Published 11 February 2017 | viewed 5,667 times

    The oil markets were boosted overnight by the news from the International Energy Agency (IEA) that compliance to the schedule of cuts agreed by OPEC…

  • The Dollar Will Decide Oil’s Next Move

    Published 04 February 2017 | viewed 5,579 times

    Regular readers will know that I believe that one of the most important fundamental influences on the price of oil is the relative strength or…

  • Fundamentals Be Damned – Oil Price Correction Likely

    Published 29 January 2017 | viewed 29,887 times

    There are basically two ways to analyze markets and make trading decisions, the fundamental and the technical. Logically speaking, fundamental factors and analysis always have…

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