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American Exceptionalism: Decelerating Population Growth, Accelerating Money Growth

Authored by Chris Hamilton via Econimica blog, Since 1971, and the disconnection of the dollar from a finite gold backing, the value of money (the dollar) has been determined by it's purchasing power versus the inflation of the assets to be purchased.  Thus printing more money has not necessarily created "wealth" if the assets to be purchased are […]

Commodities: Agriculture, Crude Oil, Base Metals

Agriculture, oil and base metals are in the process of making a… READ THE REST OF THE ARTICLE ON THE NEW WEBSITE: JIM ROGERS TALKS MARKETS  

Oil Surges After Saudis, Russians Agree To 9 Month OPEC Output Cut Extension; US Futures Flat

In an otherwise quiet session in which European shares dropped, Asian equities rose and S&P500 futures were little changed, crude oil surged above $49 on high volume, after the Saudi and Russian energy ministers said in Beijing they favor extending the OPEC production cut for 9 months, though the end of Q1 2018. WTI rose […]

Visualizing The Global Black Market For Oil

The value of the crude oil production alone is worth a staggering $1.7 trillion each year. Add downstream fuels and other services to that, and oil is a money-making machine. As VisualCapitalist's Jeff Desjardins notes, both companies and governments take advantage of this resource wealth. More of the world’s largest companies work in the oil patch than any other […]

One Of The World’s Biggest Oil Hedge Funds Just Liquidated All Its Longs

Earlier in the week we shared Pierre Andurand's hedge fund note blame-casting his fund's dismal drawdowns on "CTA flows eclipsing the gradual improvement in fundamentals." The market sell-off is missing the larger picture, he proclaims. “Market participants remain extremely focused on micro developments like US crude inventories while the big picture has been telling us […]

“Someone Is Blowing Up”: RBC Warns China-Induced Unwinds Are Escalating

"Something is off," warns RBC's head of cross-asset strategy Charlie McElligott in the introduction to his latest market noting that the swing in US fiscal policy optimism is coming at a critical time as the China's liquidity tightening is spooking the reflation story. SUMMARY: Movement on US fiscal policy is currently driving US rates and […]

The Four Charts That Prompted An Oil Analyst To Declare The OPEC Deal A Failure

Two months we first suggested that OPEC may be fabricating data about its production cuts – and certainly overstating the “success” of its Vienna production cut deal – by looking at the rising Chinese oil imports, and by extension, rising oil deliveries by OPEC nations. As JPMorgan wrote back in February, while IEA estimated the […]

Why The Crude Rally Has Fizzled – Part 3 (Of 3)

Authored by James Bambino via Platts blog, This is the third and final segment of a three-part look at why oil prices have failed to rally despite OPEC’s best efforts at managing supply cuts. Not only have prices failed to rally, both NYMEX WTI and ICE Brent have fallen around 9% over the past three […]

WTI/RBOB Tumble After Surprise Crude, Gasoline Builds

After dropping to a $48 handle, WTI bounced off its 200DMA, but remains well down from last week's levels before the DOE-reported surprise gasoline build. The initial kneejerk reaction lower in WTI/RBOB after API reported an unexpected crude build and yuuge gasoline build.   API Crude +897k (-1.75mm exp) Cushing -1.971mm Gasoline +4.445mm (+500k exp) […]

European Stocks, Futures Rebound As Stronger Dollar Eases Haven Demand

European stocks rebounded after the biggest one-day drop since November, alongside S&P futures, while Asian equities posted modest declines after yesterday’s weak US close. Gold and yen slid, while the dollar gained on the latest Mnuchin comments to the FT according to which Trump was “absolutely not” trying to talk down the dollar. European equities […]