Crude Oil

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Commodity prices have been trending higher since reaching lows in March and April 2020. Over the first six months of 2021, a composite of the asset class was up over 20%. In May, lumber, copper, and palladium prices reached all-time highs. While... more

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On April 20, 2020, nearby NYMEX futures did what few market participants believed possible. Not only did the price of a barrel of West Texas Intermediate drop below zero during the delivery period, but it also fell to a low of negative $40.32.... more

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Declining inventories in the aftermath of the previous week’s deep freeze, now referred to as winter storm Uri, as well as continued reductions in global stocks and a measurable decline nationally in Covid-19 cases were among the key drivers that... more

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In August 2020, the US Federal Reserve made a not-so-subtle change to its inflation policy. The world’s leading central bank shifted from a 2% target to an average of a 2% target for the economic condition.

Inflation is a general increase... more

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April 2020 will go down in history as the month that the price of crude oil fell to a low that most market participants did not believe possible. West Texas Intermediate crude oil began trading on the NYMEX division of the Chicago Mercantile... more

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Crude oil is the energy commodity that powers the world. Over the past six months, the international oil market provided a rollercoaster of volatility for market participants. A ride to the downside from October through December last year... more

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Crude oil is the most watched commodity that trades on futures exchanges. The Brent crude oil futures contract, a pricing benchmark for two-thirds of the world’s petroleum trades on the Intercontinental Exchange. West Texas Intermediate crude oil... more

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This Microsoft Excel® spreadsheet pulls in market data for NFX WTI Crude Oil Penultimate Financial (symbol: NTQ) and NFX Brent Crude (symbol: BFQ), both traded on the NASDAQ OMX Futures Exchange (NFX).

The forward curves display... more

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It is always hard to buy a market at or close to its highs, but when it comes to crude oil these days, there are lots of signs that the rally that commenced in February 2016 at $26.05 per barrel may be heading even higher.

The price... more

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Crude oil is the energy commodity that continues to power the world. While many new and exciting energy products will likely take away some of oil’s market share in the years to come, the fact is that today oil remains essential for consumers... more