• The Crude Chronicles – Episode 6

    Benchmark WTI crude prices have depreciated this week, falling nearly $5 on rising US inventory levels as well as the resurfacing of concerns about US-Sino relations. Trade War Comments Raise Concerns Speaking on the side-lines of the UN general assembly, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo told the audience that the US had decided to […]

  • The Crude Chronicles – Episode 5

    Key WTI Headlines Over the Week The CFTC COT update for the week ending September 10th showed net long positions in WTI futures rose +44,048 contracts to 428,205 for the week. Speculative long positions jumped +18,639 contracts while short positions plunged -25,409 contracts. Benchmark WTI prices commenced the week with a 20% move north as […]

  • The IndeX Files 17-09-2019

    Risks Remain Amidst Positive Backdrop The fundamental backdrop for equities remains supportive in the near term though benchmarks in the US, Europe, Asia and the UK have seen a pause in momentum so far this week. The announcement of a new range of easing measures from the ECB at its meeting this month has helped […]

  • The Crude Chronicles – Episode 4

    Hello there. Welcome to another episode of the Crude Chronicles series. It’s been another volatile week for crude oil prices which have seen a sharp drop despite the latest inventories data showing a drawdown. The latest report from the Energy Information Administration for the week ending Sept 6th showed that US crude stores declined by […]

  • The Crude Chronicles – Episode 3

    Trade Wars Impacting Oil Prices It’s been another turbulent week for oil prices which have made sharp moves in both directions as the market struggles to get to grips with the dynamic environment driving short term price action. Earlier in the week, crude prices had traded sharply to the upside as the US Trade Representative […]

  • The Crude Oil Chronicles – Episode 1

    Welcome to our first installment of the Crude Oil Chronicles – a weekly comprehensive look into global oil inventories and prices! US Crude Stores Fall Again While focus over the last few months has been on concerns regarding the demand outlook for oil, recent industry reports have started to paint a different picture. The latest […]

  • Is the Euro finally in a bearish state?

    The Euro seems to be shaking off it’s bullish momentum today, and transferring it on the Dollar instead.

  • Is the new head of FED being reckless?

    The new head of the FED, Jeremy Powell, has a lot bolder approach compared to his predecessor Janet Yellen, who was known for her extreme action in the economic policy.

  • Another resignation leads to a new tariff

    It was naive to expect that Trump would limit himself to steel tariffs after Gary Cohn resigned. Rex Tillerson, the US Secretary of State has also resigned, and the news hit the wire that Trump plans to tax the Chinese imports with 60 billion dollars.

  • Does EIA data put pressure on the Oil?

    WTI and Brent futures declined in the last Asian session and then further receded to the opening levels as traders stand pat ahead of EIA commercial reserves data.

  • Trump keeps rocking the boat

    The US President Donald Trump continued to rock the boat called “globalization” by signing a decree on the tariff introduction for steel and aluminium on Thursday.

  • Cohn´s departure take a toll on the tariffs

    Donald Trump is actively clearing the path for his protectionist ventures and with the dismissal of the economic adviser Gary Cohn there are no obstacles left.

  • Key economic reports of the upcoming week

    Be prepared for the key economic events of the upcoming week. Take a look now!

  • Are oil prices going down?

    Oil exports from the US rose last week to 2M barrels a day, almost reaching the October peak of 2.1M barrels.

  • Will the US oil market find a consensus?

    In the current state, we can see that some of the US companies, in particular infrastructure-related, may grow in price after the publication of Trump’s infrastructure spending.