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I just wanted to see if I got the Captcha problem right.
My being sufficiently intelligent is still questionable at best.
Agree, but this analysis doesn't take into account what happens with the dollar. I'd be interested to know the strength of the correlation, historically.
War is also a wildcard in the deck.
I don't think it is this time - the Treasury doesn't have the market for the debt.
Unless they use it for as an excuse to restart QE, but the Fed would never agree to that.
If you mean a non-US war, I doubt it would have a long-term effect. The middle east has too much competition these days.
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The Fed would never agree to that? You make it sound as though the Treasury and Fed are two different entities.
The goal is to inflate away the debt and the middle class. QEII starts soon.
Fundamentals clearly don't matter anymore in anything when there's this much liquidity floating around in the markets.......for now. That liquidity is certainly not making it's way to Main Street, except in the form of higher gas prices
One day Ben will press the blue button. Banks will withdraw their money from the Fed and begin lending. The subsequent hyperventilating economy will be called the Obama! Miracle. . . until one day folks look around and figure out there's something wrong with bread costing $100 a loaf no matter what the TV says. Then, wham-o, the wheels come off, the middle class disappears in a puff smoke. Apres, le guerre.
sans an unlucky hurrican strike, short crude looks like the best trade out there to me. i like jan
The top chart shows exactly how bubbles and market inefficiencies are created. Pricing breaks away from fundamentals because traders are gamblers and there is no volatilty (profit) in efficient pricing.
Aud, Eur, Gbp, Nzd- all rise with S&P (risk). Jpy gets
milked for the carry trade.
Dollar up = stocks/commodities down etc.
A look at any weekly chart- SPX, gbp/jpy or WTI, highlights that markets are anything but efficient. Just a casino where money rushes to catch the next bubble and squeezes it to oblivion until common sense and gravity catches up.
The casualties in the resultant crash are anybody from retail investors and sectors to entire economies.
Exactly. Very incisive.
The Defense Dept (US) is the biggest consumer of oil - in the world. So, if war breaks out, oil goes up.
What's the SPR data look like?
The world is awash in oil. The futures have been in contango recently. (Oil abruptly switches back and forth between contango and backwardation every few years). Far out months are at a large premium. This means that it pays to buy spot oil, sell it forward, and store it until contract delivery time to exploit the contango. Goldman Sachs has chartered a huge fleet of tankers around the world to do exactly that. But the world's storage capacity is almost exhausted. It may run out any time now. When it does, that game will be over and that source of demand will be gone. All of the new production will have to be consumed rather than stored. This will cause the price of oil to crash. That is what has happened in the past according to Verleger. The only place that his analysis is explained clearly is in this mp3.
He is calling for $20 oil by year end. (Of course there are some calling for $100 oil).
I have positioned myself to take advantage of a *potential* big move down.
Over the US's declared "recessionary" periods, what has been oil's performance relative to SPX? If I had a Bloomberg here, I'd dig for the historicals, but I don't. What's the correlation:
1. Beginning of recession to end SPY(t=0:t=1)/Oil(t=0:t=1)
2. Beginning of recession to end on daily basis
So let me get this straight. Data on ZH indicating that crude oil is going down? I better start buying!!
Ah yes -- the Inverse Zero Hedge trade. I hear ProShares is about to launch an ETF for this.
and Oil rockets A/H
I was just noticing that...any news?
Deleveraging is officially scheduled to begin, in earnest, in October, with the (currently presumed) cessation of quantitative easing. Unless, of course, you anticipate that banks will open the credit spigot as a compensating factor at that time.
I have been blogging about this for a few weeks. I think the trigger will be if the US Gulf of Mexico does not get hit with a hurricane this year.
What happened with all that jabber two weeks ago about limiting futures position sizes? All talk, or what? This is a gigantic dilemma because keeping oil flated is a lynchpin of the reflation operation.
All those petro dollars flow right into the financial system instantly. Liquidity at it's finest. From every main street in the world to the bubble machine.
High oil prices give meaning to the existence of every crackpot Global Strategic Thinker engaged in the Great Game in Pipelineistan. Where todays hopeless romantics with a taste for adventure, money, and sex slaves cavort.
Haha nice. The position limits were more sweet nothings from our corrupt government and their minions within the CFTC. Btw I hear Craptakistan opium production is up 10x since 2001. It's good work if you can get it. I wonder how long until Afghan dope gets its own COMEX contract?
Next all we'd need is to get a squid tentacle into Pakistan -- for the deepwater port.
I have been blogging about this for a few weeks.
I think the triggering event will be if the Gulf of Mexico does not get hit with a major hurricane.
After they have sold all their clients sufficiently long while going short themselves Goldman et all will stop manipulating the oversupplied demand dead market and allow it to fall back to reality.
Then they will start the cycle all over again.
I actually hope oil goes higher then we can blame that on past regimes and have more investigations and more abuses of power.... sorry got too excited there.
I also think there's a few folks in Washington thinking it's in the nation's best interest to keep oil high enough so the middle eastern countries don't go bankrupt. We're already hip deep in Iraq.
Oh boy, if oil spot hits $20 because storage runs out, its probably the best layup trade of all time.
Sure, world's awash in oil, RIOGHT! With production declining at a 6.7% annulized rate AND your chart EXCLUDES SPR numbers, RIGHT? And the WTI/Brent Spread is -$4.5, Right?
Know why? No european SPR, THAT's why!
You guys are dunces or shills, if you think energy prices are going to decline.
Why the change in the PCE then to INCLUDE prices increases from FOOD and ENERGY and their REMOVEVAL from the PCI?
Think the Gov MIGHT, JUST MIGHT want to show that PCE is increasing indicating that the economy is "GROWING" while at the same time showing that inflation is "LOW".
Stupidest fucking shit I've read in my entire life.
Don't believe me. HERE IS THE BLS laying it all out for you.
Don't be stupid, ignore this TRIPE!
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???? Prices*less*volatile*than*Food*purchased*for*off?p remise*consumption
You guys DON'T KNOW WHAT THE FUCK YOU ARE TALKING ABOUT (or are intentionally misleading)
Glad you could join us Juaquin of Arabia..x
did you just have an aneurysm? 'cause if so that's pretty cool. does the vein actually bulge?
anyway you make a good point i'm just messing around because you are a little wound up. that's why i asked about the SPR data. if USD has a currency stroke we can't really follow oil price very easily. I prefer WTIC priced in gold to measure the price, which looks like we are on the verge of a A) breakout or b) double-top. Gotta love technical analysis , right?
RSI neutral, but MACD just put in a crossover. My money is on double-top -- barring a 'currency event'.
I would echo the double top, particularly since MACD shows divergence.
Draw the flat trendline between the hypothetical "dbl tops" on the price chart, then draw the downward sloping trendline between the corresponding MACD tops. That divergence indicates a loss of steam.
The groups that are now saying 6.7% depletion, i.e. IEA, EIA, and EIEIO, were saying a few years ago that we had decades worth of oil and there was nothing to worry about. Wonder why they've changed their tune? You don't suspect they have an agenda, do you? I mean, we've always been able to trust the petroleum industry before.
Easy money is on oil going through the roof in 2 years. That's why the hard money is on oil plummeting.
Holy shit you are right
Brent is trading at a premium to WTI ! <--- WTF. The last time this happened the US replaced the SPR with sour crude and flooded the pipelines with sweet , and the oil price crashed. See Rob Kirby's article
---> WHY IS SOUR TRADING AT A PREMIUM TO SWEET? <---
Dated Brent Spot 71.98 -.43 -.59 22:23WTI Cushing Spot 69.19 2.44 3.66 08/18
Uh, well you're right about all commodities being a finite resource...but that's a longer term story.
But believing or using the BLS or govt state is your first mistake of many - I'd rather believe the facts and charts don't lie.
Fundamentals of supply/demand always win; not pissed off long speculators.
Do you think oil price will hold until cap-and-trade vote?
I think that's "capping trade".
If only it was a simple supply/demand question that would decide the price of oil...
If only it was a simple supply/demand equation that would determine the price of oil...
Here's the reality, folks. You can find wackos saying there is plenty of oil. They invariably introduce abiotic oil creation models into the conversation and celebrate how fields are replenishing themselves. None of them are employed at once empty Oklahoma oil fields, though.
You can find wackos saying it will be exhausted tomorrow, too. They usually will talk about nukes over the Saudi fields.
The truth is . . . the Earth has finite volume. It's a lot more finite than you think. The deeper you drill, the higher the temperature. The higher the temp the more likely you are to find nat gas, not oil There are no nat gas 18 wheelers bringing food from Iowa to Savannah. Nat gas is not important to crude.
This is not supposed to be persuasion. Just sashay over to Wikipedia's entry for Oil Reserves and scroll down to the numbers country by country. The Middle East has been claiming increases or no loss for about 25 years while pumping the hell out of their fields.
Look. This is not rocket science. THEY ARE LYING. They have no reason not to lie. It's not a conspiracy. This is simply the natural reply to give. The result is almost no one has any idea how much oil is left. It's not infinite. It is some number less than infinity. If it's a lot less, you will starve. Period. Full stop.
You can say that again.
Price is NOT determined by reserves alone. Current *Demand* and usage has much more influence on the current price that the reserves of any country.
When wood was scarce in Europe after millenia of use there was a energetic crisis until they start using coal instead, now we have nuclear 3.0, batteries2.0 and biofuels 3.0.
They could lie if we prepare it it´s ok
no one mentions the dollar (any fiat currency for that matter) collapse premium baked in..can it be quantified..?......will the premium grow? surely....if it hits $45 again i will charter my own tanker...
Crude's topping out pattern has been established 2 weeks ago, along w/ a temporary bottom in DXY at 78. Now risk aversion will do the rest. The supporting QUADRIFECTA of EUR, GBP, OIL & SPX still holds as seen in charts below
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