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Osama Rizvi

Contributor since: 07 Dec 2016

Osama Rizvi

Osama is a business graduate and a student of international relations. Currently working as freelance journalist, covering commodities and geopolitics.

Osama is a regular contributor to a variety of media and news outlets.

Latest articles from Osama

  • Bearish Sentiment Will Dominate Oil Markets Through 2020

    Published 12 February 2020 | viewed 10,979 times

    We are less than two months into the new decade and we’ve already seen multiple major oil market events. The first was the killing of…

  • What’s Really Driving Oil Prices?

    Published 15 October 2019 | viewed 14,043 times

    The recent attack on the Abqaiq oil refinery saw Brent prices jump 20 percent in a matter of minutes, the largest spike in oil prices…

  • The Downside Risk For Oil Prices Is Undeniable

    Published 21 August 2019 | viewed 13,871 times

    Inverting yield curves, a shrinking German economy, Brexit, two trade wars, tariffs and slowing industrial activity in China are all pointing to the possibility of…

  • The Single Biggest Factor For Oil Price Forecasts

    Published 26 June 2019 | viewed 8,731 times

    Trump and Xi will meet this Friday at the G20 summit to discuss the possibility of settling their dispute and putting an end to the…

  • Has Trump Given Up On Keeping Oil Prices Low?

    Published 24 April 2019 | viewed 8,291 times

    Oil prices have rallied more than 2 percent this week after the Trump Administration canceled the waivers given to major consumers of Iranian oil -…

  • The 7 Factors Driving Oil Prices In 2019

    Published 23 January 2019 | viewed 23,954 times

    Last year, oil prices rallied all the way up to a four year high before plunging more than $30. There were many factors at play…

  • Could Oil Prices Fall To $40?

    Published 26 November 2018 | viewed 101,426 times

    Crude market volatility has soared in the second half of 2018, with prices touching a four year high before entering their longest losing streak in…

  • Fear Has Driven Oil Prices Too High

    Published 05 October 2018 | viewed 20,264 times

    The bulls are well and truly back in the oil market, with many analysts and traders predicting $100 oil by Christmas. But upon closer inspection,…

  • A Bearish September For Oil

    Published 05 September 2018 | viewed 16,489 times

    The recent gains in WTI and Brent were a treat for investors and a boon for oil bulls. The original catalyst for this most recent…

  • The Two Factors To Watch In Today’s Oil Markets

    Published 11 August 2018 | viewed 14,195 times

    The bulls have gained the upper hand in oil markets of late, with estimates of $90 oil before the end of the year. The driving…

  • The Downside Risk For Oil

    Published 11 July 2018 | viewed 17,608 times

    Oil prices have spiked more than 13 percent in the past ten days, with WTI touching $75 at one point, the highest since the 2014…

  • Downside Risk Remains In Oil Markets

    Published 10 July 2018 | viewed 9,561 times

    Oil prices have spiked more than 13 percent in the past ten days, with WTI touching $75 at one point, the highest since the 2014…

  • Don’t Take Higher Oil Prices For Granted

    Published 02 June 2018 | viewed 41,989 times

    Oil prices collapsed at the start of this week, with WTI and Brent dropping 5.5 percent and 7.5 percent respectively from their three and a…

  • The Six Factors Driving Oil Markets In 2018

    Published 12 April 2018 | viewed 21,763 times

    Uncertainty appears to have returned to oil markets of late, with a cluster of factors battling for influence over prices. The oil bulls are very…

  • Where Do Oil Markets Go After The OPEC Deal?

    Published 03 March 2018 | viewed 22,946 times

    Lately, oil markets have been finely balanced. Both the bulls and bears can make a compelling argument for their respective cases. Russia has vowed not…

  • Is The Shale Boom A Certainty?

    Published 24 January 2018 | viewed 13,496 times

    Among the fears that grip today’s oil markets, nothing is as strong as the uncontrollable rise of U.S. shale production. While OPEC and its partners…

  • Saudi Arabia’s Big Oil Gamble

    Published 19 December 2017 | viewed 22,130 times

    With Mohammad bin Salman (MBS) now firmly in power in Saudi Arabia, Aramco’s IPO and fundraising to diversify the kingdom’s economy away from oil will…

  • U.S. Shale Could Bring Bearishness Back To Markets

    Published 31 October 2017 | viewed 15,174 times

    Brent oil has breached the technical and psychological barrier of $60, while WTI inched up to $54. The bulls are relishing in the excitement of…

  • The Driving Forces Behind Today’s Oil Markets

    Published 28 September 2017 | viewed 16,381 times

    The oil market is arguably the most fickle market in the world… One day it might set new records for bullishness, the next we might…

  • Are Deeper Cuts OPEC’s Only Option?

    Published 15 July 2017 | viewed 15,735 times

    Despite the November, 2016 Vienna crude oil agreement among OPEC and certain non-OPEC (NOPEC) producers and its subsequent May 2017 extension, the global crude oil market…

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