Category: Crude Oil

Spending It All Out? — MM #101

In this episode we focus on the state of the US consumer. Are things looking great or not exactly? Oil prices are also on the move higher. It’s good, isn’t it? As usual we preview the next events. You are…

Financial Market Outlook for May 16-20

The volatility in the financial markets remains elevated over economical and geopolitical unrest including: Concerns over a possible Brexit, Greece’s debt problems, China’s economic slowdown, the U.S. presidential primaries and the Fed’s monetary policy, just to name a few. Besides…

Gold and Silver Outlook for May 9-13

Although precious metals finished the week on a positive note on the coattails of the NFP report and its lower-than-expected growth in jobs – 160K jobs (actual) vs. 203K jobs (expected) – both gold and silver didn’t do much on…

Financial Market Preview for May 9-13

The recent NFP report didn’t present, yet again, a clear picture as to where the U.S. labor market is heading: Wages went up but job growth didn’t meet market estimates. This week, the JOLTS report will provide another look at…

Markets vs. Trump vs. Clinton — MM #100

The US Presidential Elections are clear: Clinton vs. Trump. What does this mean for markets? We discuss the potential impact and catch up on recent developments as well before looking to what’s next. You are welcome to listen, subscribe, provide…

Financial Market Outlook for May 2-6

The BOJ disappointed by not expanding its monetary stimulus, while the FOMC, as expected, didn’t budge on its rate hike talk. In the end, the USD continued to devalue against the Yen and Euro, which helped push back up commodities…

Financial Market Outlook for April 25-29

In the midst of earnings season next week will also entail two major events that could boost even further up volatility: The Federal Reserve’s policy meeting and U.S. GDP for Q1. Other events and reports to consider include: BOJ’s policy…

Financial Market Outlook for April 18-22

The volatility in the markets continue to pick up as the earning season progresses. And this week we have two main events: Doha meeting on Sunday and ECB policy meeting, in other words we have a double D theme: Doha…

Is China Out of the Woods? –MM #99

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The world’s second largest economy is eyed by many with worries. We dive into the recent data and try to explain the good, the bad and the ugly before talking about the upcoming week, overshadowed by the  You are welcome to listen,…

Financial Market Preview for April 11-15

The minutes of the FOMC meeting showed its members aren’t ready to raise rates in the next meeting later this month. But a June hike is still a possibility. In any case, the USD continues to lose ground – mostly…