Key Points Discussed ( original link and summary by Richard Snow)
The Texas oil revolution
Diminishing effectiveness of monetary policy
Commodity prices and the Trade War ‘facade’
Perverse incentives and the inverted credit cycle
The Chinese debt load
Forecasts and trading strategies for 2019
Continue reading Crude Oil Price 2019 & Insights from Daniel Lacalle
Qatar withdrawal from #OPEC is a monumental event that signals the likely end of the cartel. Watch my interview at @WIONews India. Continue reading OPEC’s Dilemma. Qatar withdrawal from OPEC is a monumental event.
Oil prices surged into the third quarter due to a combination of factors:
Artificial supply manipulation, as OPEC maintained production cuts despite healthy demand and better inventories. We discussed it
here. Strong leveraged buying based on reflation expectations. As the graph below shows, net length in crude oil rose significantly, only to fall abruptly as rates rise.
Excessively optimistic demand growth estimates. In the past three months, we have seen demand estimates slashed by brokers who, at the same time, kept bullish estimates of oil prices into 2019.
Continue reading Oil Price Roundtrip, A Headache For OPEC
While markets become increasingly bullish, oil prices are close to a “warning zone” where the barrel could be one -if not the only- catalyst of a major slowdown.
Continue reading Is The Oil Burden A Rising Problem?