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Crude Oils Overhead Resistance

Had to share this monthly chart of crude oil because I am one that has viewed it bearishly since it broke it's 200 month sma; prior support during the financial crisis. (click chart to enlarge)

Blame it on fracking.  Blame it on OPEC.  Blame it in fuel efficient cars.  Blame it on whatever you wish but just because it was bullish for years, does not mean it will always be the same.

Natural gas has been embraced by the U.S. and continues to grow.  Coal is all but dead; being dropped by one country after the next.  There obviously is no U.S. oil shortage (thank you Bakkens) and our dependency on overseas oil becomes…

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Seasonal Demand Trades June 2014

Seasonal demand is just what it sounds like.  What seasons certain things see higher demand such as natural gas for A/C and heating or gold for jewelry manufacturing and sales.  With that in mind I thought I'd flip through our Seasonal Charts for hints of possible trades here and in the months approaching.  My unscientific belief has been that larger players begin to buy long futures contracts before the season hits so I begin to watch for divergences and support in charts.  Click on the charts below for a better view.  Let's take a look:…

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Natural Gas Outperforming Crude Oil *booyah!*

[Edited October 15, 2012 to add Reuters link and Citicorp PDF ]

Natty outperform black gold?  Texas tea?  Yes it's happening and the intriguing part is it could continue.  It's unimaginable, unheard of, pure heresy but it at the same time, appears to be the Captain Obvious trade to these novice aging eyes.  While I'm no guru and don't begin to know it's intricacies, allow me to explain from a technical analysis and common sense point of view.  [CLICK ON ANY CHART TO ENLARGE]

 

#1  Falling crude oil demand in developed countries continues and this decline is expected to continue going forward......while increasing demand is expected in developing countries however I doubt quite a rapid increase given…

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Crude Oil Spikes and Historic Recessions

"I've just completed a new research paper that surveys the history of the oil industry with a particular focus on the events associated with significant changes in the price of oil. Here I report the paper's summary of oil market disruptions and economic downturns since the Second World War. Every recession (with one exception) was preceded by an increase in oil prices, and every oil market disruption (with one exception) was followed by an economic recession."

The table above itemizes the particular postwar events that are reviewed in detail in my paper. The paper also provides the following summary…

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