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Why oil prices move up and down so much

On February 27, 2015 - 10:00 AM By

By Dan Weissmann | MarketPlace Economy | On Wednesday, the U.S. Energy Information Administration reported that oil inventories are at historic highs — we’re running out of places to put the stuff. So, why, did oil prices… rise? And then, why did they fall again the next day? A lot of factors can move the price of oil [...]

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The Grain complex is juggling a lot of issues starting with carryover, Prospective Plantings, Ethanol and this weather. The market is gathering legs with the Brazilian truck driver strike that has made are market more attractive even with a stronger U.S. dollar. This strike in South America is due to Ethanol mandates imposed by the [...]

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Oil Storage Wars. The Energy Report 2/27/15

On February 27, 2015 - 7:15 AM By

Ultra oil bears have been basing their predictions on many things but first and foremost they are betting on sharply lower prices because they believe oil storage will soon be filled. They say at that point oil producers will have to dump oil at any price just to get rid of it causing another sharp [...]

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Talking to business people who have a stake in the Brazilian truck driver strike they seem to believe cooler heads will prevail and the issues will be resolved. However, the Grain market is painting a different in the overnight electronic session.  The March contract 379 ¼ which is 3 ½  cents higher. The trading range [...]

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Oil, jet fuel, gasoline and copper demand is showing signs of coming back from the dead as low prices and global central bank easing is putting bullish life in these former bear markets. Oils strong rally, even in the face of 8.4 million barrel build in the Energy Information Administration (EIA), should put the bears [...]

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Oil Prices Gain on Demand Expectations

On February 25, 2015 - 12:07 PM By

By NICOLE FRIEDMAN | The Wall Street Journal | Oil futures turned higher Wednesday, as traders overlooked record-high U.S. inventories to focus on signs of improving demand. Light, sweet oil for April delivery traded up 42 cents, or 0.9%, at $49.70 a barrel on the New York Mercantile Exchange. U.S. crude-oil stockpiles rose for the [...]

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Crude Oil Falls More Ahead Of Supplies Report

On February 25, 2015 - 10:27 AM By

By Bloomberg News Via Investor’s Business Daily | Oil slid for a fifth day in New York, the longest losing streak since August, before U.S. government data forecast to show crude inventories expanded from a record high. Crude stockpiles probably increased by 4 million barrels last week, a Bloomberg News survey showed before an Energy Information Administration [...]

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The truck drivers’ strike in Brazil caught the eye of the Grain markets here in the U.S… Although this complex has had trouble sustaining any rally recently, and traders wait till any rally gets exhausted. In the overnight electronic session the March Corn is currently trading at 376 ¾ which is ¾ of a cent [...]

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China Expanding. The Energy Report 2/25/15

On February 25, 2015 - 7:38 AM By

A surprise on Chinese manufacturing and a smaller than expected increase in Cushing oil supply is giving oil a reason to believe. Perhaps with the increase in China’s manufacturing data may be an early sign that massive economic stimulus could improve the demand prospects for oil. Saudi Arabia says demand is growing so it is [...]

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Oil Prices Slip on Unexpected Supply Increase

On February 24, 2015 - 5:04 PM By

Reuters Via Fox Business | Oil prices slipped on Tuesday as traders fretted about the unrelenting growth in U.S. crude stockpiles. Analysts expect inventories to rise for a seventh straight week, extending their already record level. U.S. oil supplies likely rose by 4.7 million barrels last week, according to the consensus average forecast of 11 [...]

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Debate On Crude-Oil Price Direction Continues

On February 24, 2015 - 5:02 PM By

By Debbie Carlson | OptionsCity | Debate regarding whether or not crude-oil prices have bottomed continues in the market, but the one thing is certain, prices are volatile. Oil prices sharp slide through the end of 2014 continued into 2015, touching a low of just under $44 a barrel for Nymex West Texas Intermediate in [...]

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The grain complex showed a pulse trading higher in the overnight electronic session. What is cheap can get cheaper but bottom feeders are shopping for value. Although the crop is not even in the ground certain speculators are betting the markets could be oversold and if they are correct on their hunch it could feel [...]

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