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Oil See-Saw Continues.  $

We need to just get set on the fact that crude oil prices are going to remain volatile, and we just aren’t going to get away from this position for…

Traders Looking for Anything to Push Oil Up. $

Chris wrote about the challenges that Saudi Arabia faces in trying to meet its budget obligations with oil at 7 year lows. But, in the United States, traders are all…

Some Industrial Metals Stabilizing. $

According to the latest GSCI indexes from S&P, there is some stabilization occurring in primary industrial metals in December. That could be because of some early order activity building for…

WTI and Brent at Parity. $

WTI and Brent at Parity.  $

  The action by the Fed helped to push oil a little bit lower early this week as West Texas Intermediate fell below the 2009 Great Recession levels. Chris covered…

Want to Argue How Good or Bad Low Oil Prices Are? $

  Chevron rocked the financial world last night when it announced that it would trim capital spending plans by at least 24% in 2016. That’s a cut of about $8…

China Steel Dumping Roiling US and EU. $

China Steel Dumping Roiling US and EU.   $

  We and others have been writing about the China steel surplus problem for several quarters now. It’s no secret that China has such overproduction in the steel complex that…

Wheat Shipments to Hit a 44 Year Low! $

Wheat Shipments to Hit a 44 Year Low!  $

Wow, we saw this in the Wall Street Journal. Wheat export shipments are expected to hit a 44 year low this year.  A combination of an unusually strong dollar and…

Oil Industry – Not Investment Advice!!  $

Oil Industry – Not Investment Advice!!   $

  This is not investment advice!!  But, we listened to comments by several petroleum CEO’s in interviews today and in piecing a lot of these different discussions together, we came…

Crude Oil at $20 a barrel? $

Crude Oil at $20 a barrel?  $

  Goldman Sachs is at it again with low oil price predictions. The group said today that a combination of a mild winter, ending of Iran sanctions, and slower global…

Oil Still Hovering Near “3 Handle” $

Oil Still Hovering Near “3 Handle”   $

  Analysts are now saying that crude oil in the sub-$40 per barrel range is not only likely, it will happen shortly. Even major terrorist attacks in Paris and increased…

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