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Category Archives: OPEC

Are Oil Bulls About To Be Burned Again?

Authored by Nick Cunningham via OilPrice.com, Oil investors have grown more optimistic as of late, as oil prices have moved back to $50 per barrel. The market appears to be on sounder footing, suggesting that things will gradually tighten for the rest of the year. But it is unclear how far oil prices can really […]

Global Stocks Hit Another Record High, Ignore Slowing Chinese Trade

Following a sleepy overnight session, US futures are flat as are markets in Europe, while Asian stocks rose despite overnight trade data from China which unexpectedly missed across the board. As reported last night, Chinese export growth was the slowest since February while Import growth the weakest since Dec 2016, as both missed consensus estimtes. […]

Frontrunning: August 7

Futures slightly higher after Dow’s record run (Reuters) Tillerson says U.S., Russia can settle differences (Reuters) Hot-Stock Rally Tests the Patience of Value Investors (WSJ) ‘Good Conservative’ Grassley Ramps Up His Panel’s Trump-Russia Probe (BBG) Brands Strike Back: Seven Strategies to Loosen Amazon’s Grip (WSJ) Oil slides from nine-week highs as market looks to OPEC […]

Dow Tops 22,000 As Dollar Drops To 27-Month Lows

It appears the market's attitude today was simple.., Summarizing today: Despite the biggest comany in the world blowing out earnings – Stocks ended the day 'unchish', VIX ended the day marginally higher Despite weaker than expected jobs data, escalating tensions with Russia, and China and India facing off against each other – Bonds ended the […]

WTI Tumbles After Surprise Crude Inventory Build

Following the ugliest day in a month for WTI (on OPEC production increase survey), bulls hopes rest on tonight's API data confirming the recent trend of inventory draws but that was not to be. Against expectations of a 3.1mm draw, API reported crude inventories built by 1.78mm barrels last week. The kneejerk reaction was clear […]

Crude Crashes, Bonds Bid, & Trannies Turmoil But VIX Vanquished To 9 Handle Again

With oil crashing, 'hard' economic data slumping, political chaos ahead of the debt ceiling debacle, and The Fed about to embark on something no central bank has ever done (let alone done successfully), it should be no surprise that earnings expectations are being ramped exponentially higher and The Dow (thanks in large part to Boeing […]

Frontrunning: July 31

HSBC, miners lift European shares as dollar holds near lows (Reuters) Republicans Face Tough Choice: Repeal Obamacare or Cut Taxes (BBG) Trump’s Decisions Deepen Divide Among Republicans (WSJ) Koch Brothers Move to Back White House’s Tax-Cut Plan (BBG) Maduro Waits for U.S. Response After Violent Venezuela Vote (BBG) OPEC Has a Crippling Problem: Its Members […]

WTI Jumps Above $50 On Report US Prepping Sanctions Against Venezuela Oil Industry

After both Brent and WTI rose above their respective 50DMAs on Friday, capping 2017’s best weekly rally for oil, the rising tide is accelerating as the latest CFTC COT data confirmed, when net specs boosted bullish Nymex WTI crude oil bets by 27K net-long positions to 423K, the highest in two months, as producers continued […]

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 […]

2016’s Worst-Performing Stock Market Is Exploding Higher

In 2016, the world's worst-performing stock market (in dollars) was Nigeria.   2017 is a very different picture for the African nation… Having politely refused OPEC's demands to cut crude production, Nigerian stocks have rallied for 16 successive days, a feat last accomplished in 2001… As Bloomberg notes, the benchmark index is up almost 50 […]