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The Quiet “Creeping” of Copper. $

If you have been with us for a while, you know that copper is one of those “market indicator” commodities that we like to watch. It’s used as a raw…

How to Pick a Watermelon.

This is completely in “smartest person at the party” camp and has little business value.  But, we are in the heat of the summer and many of you will be…

Watching US Diesel Prices.

Flooding continues throughout the southern part of the US and at some point in time, we risk seeing some of the refiners in the region get impacted. For now, diesel…

Niger River Delta Avengers to Continue Attacks.

The group responsible for bombing Nigerian oil infrastructure has said that it will only discontinue attacks if a third party mediator is allowed to participate in talks between itself and…

Time to Pay Attention to “Pollinator Deaths”. $

Time to Pay Attention to “Pollinator Deaths”.   $

  This is odd, Chris is actually the beekeeper, and I’m writing this article!  I wanted to bring some attention to a loss of bees.  This was a hot topic…

Crop Condition Report: $

We have some very large agribusiness readers of the Black Owl Report. We will try to give some summary crop updates from time to time from the USDA. For the…

Are Petroleum Firms Starting to Reinvest? $

Reports from a few petroleum firms suggest that they have added active wells back into their operations for the first time in nearly 16 months. This is positive because layoffs…

OPEC Outcome is Old News. $

OPEC Outcome is Old News.   $

By now, the news coming out of OPEC meetings is likely old for most of you.  To simply recap, OPEC powers met to talk about output quotas and any potential…

Commodity Growth Continues. $

We like to give you a general barometer of what is happening with commodity prices across the board once in a while.  And as many of you know, we turn…

The Ups and Downs of Oil $

If there is a faster way to make a fool of oneself as a forecaster I am not sure what it would be. The landscape is littered with the analytical…

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