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Category Archives: Commodity markets

Techs Wrecked, Financials Falter As Korean Threats Spark Gold Gains

Well that all escalated rather quickly… Brent spiking (Kurds and Korea), Gold spiking (Korea), AAPL tumble (weak orders), FANG bloodbath… large into small and growth into value. The day's broad activity was driven by North Korean headlines which sparked a bid for gold (and early anxiety over Europe after Germany's election)…   Gold regains the […]

WTI/RBOB Drop After Smaller-Than-Expected Gasoline Draw, Big Crude Production Rebound

API data (smaller than expected build) and a weaker dollar have supported WTI overnight but as the DOE data hits, we are reminded that the impact from hurricane season lingers. WTI/RBOB prices kneejerked lower after DOE reported a bigger than expected crude build and a gasoline draw that was considerably smaller than API's reports. Crude […]

Crack Spreads Rip to Two Year Highs, Post Harvey

Content originally published at iBankCoin.com Most of you see WTI down 3% today and think Harvey didn’t affect the oil trade — but you’re wrong. 321 crack spreads are blowing out because of damage to the refinery sector. Gasoline is higher by 3% today — causing 321 cracks to blow out to its largest spread […]

WTI Lifts Towards $48 After Biggest Crude Inventory Draw Since September

WTI slipped back to almost a $46 handle today before bouncing modestly into the close ahead of tonight's API report, with all bullish eyes hoping last week's surprise gasoline build was a 'blip'. API reported a much larger than expected crude draw (biggest since Sept 2016) and while WTI rallied on the print, it was […]

Is Another Oil Head-Fake Coming?

Authored by Charles Hugh Smith via OfTwoMinds blog, The dramatic declines in the costs of oil production will be boosting supply at the very moment that demand is falling. Over the past decade I've addressed what I call Head-Fakes in the cost of oil/fossil fuel: even though we know the cost of extracting and processing […]

“Oil God” Andy Hall Blows Up, Closes Main Astenbeck Hedge Fund

Back in December 2014, the start of the worst oil rout since the financial crisis claimed its first victim when 113 year old Phibro, then owned by Occidental Petroleum after its sale by Citigroup, would liquidate in the US after it failed to buy a buyer. Phibro, of course, was made famous or perhaps infamous […]

Rig Count Rises By Just 2 As Goldman Expects Oil Market To Rebalance By Early 2018

With WTI heading for its best week since 2016, demand and inventory data is trumping production for now and today's Baker Hughes rig count data did nothing to change that as, following last week's 1 rig drop, producers only added 2 oil rigs in the last week to 766. *U.S. GAS RIG COUNT UP 6 […]

Gold at $1268, Now What?- Analysis

IF-THEN: Short Term Action via Moor Analytics  About: Moor Analytics publishes 2 reports daily for Gold, Crude Oil, and Natural Gas. Each report analyzes market activity that day and in context of the bigger picture. His Energy work is especially important for spread and seasonality traders. We are subscribers, and have Michael on our speed dial for quotes and […]

Barclays Exit Of Energy Business Triggers Surge In Oil Options Trades

Several hours before the US stock market opened on Monday, the commodity world was shaken by an unexpected surge in crude options trades, with traders noting that “someone is either moving positions, blown up or getting out of commodities. MASSIVE amount of blocks going through in crude options.“ Someone is either moving positions, blown up […]

Peak Shale: Anadarko Just Became The First US Oil Producer To Slash CapEx

It appears that Horseman Global’s Russell Clark may have been spot on with his bearish take on the US shale sector. As a reminder, in his latest letter to investors, Clark said that “the rising decline rates of major US shale basins, and the increasing incidents of frac hits (also a cause of rising decline […]