Tag Archives: Crude Oil

Lavender Wave Still Cometh

Massive Lavender Wave Coming In November We believe there will be a massive “lavender wave,” in the November midterms.  Lavender is the color combination of pink and blue. …In elections, women are also more likely to vote in higher numbers and … Continue reading

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Crude Reality For Emerging Markets

This chart comes to us via the “Polish Swish,” known for his nuttin’ but net baseline jumper.  It illustrates the local pain of rising oil prices in a few selected emerging markets. Crude oil is priced in dollars, and countries … Continue reading

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Week In Review – June 29

Summary Global equities finished the first half relatively weak. The S&P500 moved back and tested the bottom of the old trading range of 2700-2742.  We seriously doubt this range holds and expect lower prices unless POTUS gets religion on free … Continue reading

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COTD: U.S. Shale Breakeven Oil Prices

(COTD = Chart of the Day)                   Source:  World Bank-Global Monthly

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Crude Oil Gets C- On Today’s Test

We were looking for better price action in crude oil after this morning’s EIA release, which did confirm last night’s  API monster draws in inventories and showed that Cushing inventories at their lowest levels since Nov 2015.   But U.S. … Continue reading

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Crude Faces Key Test Today

After a monster draw on inventories in the API data released last night,  crude oil faces a key test on the EIA inventory release today.   If EIA confirms API and the oil price can’t hold its gains,  trouble in … Continue reading

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COTD: Petroleum Products Made From A Barrel Of Crude

On average, U.S. refineries produce, from a 42-gallon barrel of crude oil, about 20 to 19 gallons of motor gasoline, 12 gallons of distillate fuel distillate fuel, most of which is sold as diesel fuel, and 4 gallons of jet … Continue reading

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QOTD: The Robots Are Coming, Err, Here

Robots Are Taking Over Oil Rigs – Bloomberg  –Automation means wells need only five workers, down from 20 …Rigs have gotten so much more efficient that the shale industry can use about half as many as it did at the … Continue reading

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Why Crude Oil Trades So Poorly

Crude oil is the new widow maker.  It trades heavier than a wet dawg in a New York thunderstorm.    Rallies have no legs and it seems the only bid these days are the shorts scrambling for cover. Note the recent … Continue reading

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The Rack Trade

Ever have a pairs (spread) trade where both sides were moving against you?  Ouch!  Been there, don’t want to do that.   Well, this is what we call the rack trade  (Kudos to Doug Skrypek for coining the term).   You … Continue reading

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