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Category Archives: West Texas Intermediate

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Is ‘Oil God’ Andy Hall The Latest Victim Of “Fake News”?

Raymond James' J. Marshall Adkins invoked one of President Trump's favorite phrases to explain oil's plunge, and to excuse his bullish bias (that crude can rise to as much as $65 a barrel). As Bloomberg notes, conventional wisdom holds that resilient U.S. shale drilling, underwhelming progress towards OPEC’s goal in slimming global oil inventories, and […]

Citi: Here Comes The V-Shaped Rebound In Oil

Start buying oil. That’s not only this morning’s recommendation by Dennis Gartman but, as this afternoon, also Citi’s commodities team (led by OPEC’s impressario Ed Morse) which moments ago issued a report according to which crude oil markets will not only bottom, but more importantly, “investors should position now for a potential V-shaped rebound in […]

Oil Fireworks Unsettle Global Markets Ahead Of Payrolls Report

With all eyes on crude, following last night’s mini flash crash which sent WTI lower by 3% from just above $45 to under $43 in under 10 minutes, equity markets, generally quiet overnight, have taken on a secondary importance ahead of today’s key risk event, the April payrolls report (full preview here). In global equities, […]

Dennis Gartman Stopped Out Of Long Crude Position

Just over a week ago, on February 21, when looking at the crude market, Dennis Gartman siad that “our bet at this point is that the bullish forces prevail, and we say this despite the fact that so much has been made of the rising level of “spec” longs in the market and despite the […]

Crude Is Crashing

As the Dollar Index surged post-manufacturing data, WTI Crude began to lose altitude from its overnight ramp. Combined with ongoing concerns over Libya’s production ramp, crude just crashed from over 55.00 to under 53.00 in minutes on heavy volume… It seems the catalyst was the USD index breaking recent highs… But now both Oil and […]

Oil Jumps After Bigger Than Expected Inventory Draw

Expectations were for more inventory draws in total crude levels (and another build in Cushing), but API reported a considerably larger than expected 4.15mm draw in overall crude inventories. Both Gasoline and Distillates saw notable draws and Cushing built for the 4th week in a row (but less than expected). WTI crude kneejerked higher on […]