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The Energy Report 4/17/14

On April 17, 2014 - 8:41 AM By

Oil Cure! A surge in US oil supply brought a sense of calm to the oil risk premium but based upon spreads the market is still worried about Ukraine. High level talks are taking place in Geneva to try to find a peaceful resolution to the crisis. While Russian President Vladimir Putin speaks with inflammatory [...]

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The Energy Report 4/16/14

On April 16, 2014 - 7:52 AM By

China Blues! China’s GDP hit the lowest level in almost the third of 2012 yet was actually in line with market expectations give or take. The slowdown in China has taken its toll on precious metals yet oil is still strong on geo-political risk. Fear that Ukraine could erupt into civil war is overshadowing a [...]

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The Energy Report 4/15/14

On April 15, 2014 - 9:10 AM By

Ukraine on Tap! Reports that Ukraine may start military operations may turn around a market that was all of a sudden pricing in diplomacy. A meeting in Switzerland may be doomed to fail as reports that the acting Ukrainian President has said that a military operation to regain control of cities in the eastern Ukraine [...]

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The Energy Report 4/14/14

On April 14, 2014 - 8:57 AM By

Ukraine Heats Up! Rising tensions in Ukraine, violence and the possibly the Ukraine government is getting ready to act against rebels has oil and wheat rising. Gold hit a 3 week high and is gaining on silver as systemic risk rises and fears that a conflict could slow the economy. The Ruble is rubbish. Palladium [...]

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The Energy Report 4/11/14

On April 11, 2014 - 8:51 AM By

Vladimir He Wrote Me a Letter! While the stock market corrects, oil hangs in there on geo-political risk after Vladimir Putin wrote the EU a letter. While I don’t have an exact copy it went something like this. Dear EU, I am here to write to you to try to lay out the case for [...]

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The Energy Report 4/10/14

On April 10, 2014 - 9:06 AM By

Stimulating! Weak data out of China and Fed worries about low inflation and misleading on rate increases is rating hopes for massive global stimulus giving the risk-on trade new life. Oil that was already creeping higher on veiled threats from Vladimir Putin suggesting that the Ukraine should pay for their gas upfront caused a rally. [...]

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The Energy Report 4/9/14

On April 9, 2014 - 7:49 AM By

Independence Day! Let Freedom Ring! It is official at least according to the Energy Information Administration who is predicting that the US will be totally independent by 2037! The EIA says that tight oil production of shale production as it is known will mean that net imports share of liquid fuels will reach a big [...]

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The Energy Report 4/8/14

On April 8, 2014 - 7:57 AM By

Crisis in Ukraine If anyone thought that Vladimir Putin’s lust for power stopped at the Crimean border you better think again. Taking a page out of his invade Crimean playbook Ukrainian Separatists or Russian infiltrators if you will seized control of multiple government buildings. So far Ukrainian police have regained control of one building and [...]

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The Energy Report 4/7/14

On April 7, 2014 - 9:48 AM By

Risk Premium versus Growth As the stock market failed on Friday after a spike after the jobs report, oil went higher. The reason was clear. No one wanted to be short over the weekend with rising political and rightly so. Today we see oil pulling back adjusting to the falling stock market because even though [...]

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The Energy Report Friday 4/4/14

On April 4, 2014 - 9:22 AM By

Risk Back On! Just when it looked like the petroleum complex was going to collapse under the weight of ample crude supply geopolitical factors is sending oil higher again. Veiled refines by Gazprom abbot the low stocks of gas in the Ukraine was another way of saying that the Ukraine was stealing gas. This of [...]

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The Energy Report 4/2/14

On April 2, 2014 - 9:17 AM By

High Level Talks! High level talks between Gazprom and the EU was the final straw that broke the oil market that was already weak against a backdrop of weak global manufacturing numbers and hopes that Libyan oil ports may reopen. Fears that Russia’s state-run gas giant OAO Gazprom would cut off natural gas supply to [...]

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The Energy Report 4/1/14

On April 1, 2014 - 10:30 AM By

No Fooling! The Chinese manufacturing sector is contracting! April fool!  No in sharp contrast to the HSBC survey which showed that manufacturing fell to 48.0, the official purchasing managers’ index for manufacturing came in better than expected as it increased from 50.3 from 50.2 in February. Of course already some are wondering if the Chinese [...]

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