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  • David Becker
    Commodity » Oil Services are Making a Move
    David Becker - March 25, 2014, 16:14 GMT

    The oil services sector seems to be one of the best market performers even during the recent market slide. Oil Service Company’s generate revenues from drilling platforms that they set up for oil and gas producers and explorers, charging day rates that reflect what the market will pay. Every March, Howard Weil a broker has

  • David Becker

    The petroleum markets continue to remain robust despite weaker than expected data which continues to show that many developed countries are growing at a clip that is slower than expected. Cold weather throughout the United States continues to buoy prices of heating oils, which have seen inventories declined to the bottom end of the 5-year

  • David Becker

    The cold snap that has covered most of the mid-west and north east has made its way south covering areas as far of Florida which experienced snow for the first time in that past decade. Cold weather from Canada has made its way down creating a ridge through pattern that has kept the cold from

  • David Becker

    Despite the recent pullback in Chinese growth expectations, crude oil prices moved higher this week, and are poised to test upside resistance. Crude imports into the United States continue to decline as production ramps up to the highest levels in the past 14-years. Hedge fund traders lined up on the short side according to the

  • David Becker

    Crude oil prices moved higher during the past week as inventories declined more than expected, despite remaining at the top end of the current range. The robust demand globally for distillates seem to be offsetting the strong production seen in the United States, generating a push and pull on the oil complex. The short term

  • David Becker

    Strong crude oil production is putting pressure on the US petroleum complex driving down prices for diesel and gasoline as well as jet fuel and kerosene. The Energy Information Administration has forecast a large increase in production in the US, mainly due to new drilling techniques, that will push production to 40-year highs by the

  • David Becker

    Cold weather has blanketed most of the United States over the past week with record low temperatures hitting a number of upper mid-west states. As the thermometer dropped, prices of natural gas and electricity soared, but heating oil was unable to gain traction as it was mostly dragged down by prices of WTI crude oil.

  • David Becker

    Soybean oil prices moved to a new low on Wednesday, breaking through support levels as downward pressure from soybean generated headwinds for oil prices. A good weather patterns in Argentine soybean growing areas have created downward pressure for bean futures prices. The term structure of bean oil continues to widen, and with lower prices the

  • David Becker
    Commodity » Crude Oil has suffered in 2014
    David Becker - January 6, 2014, 21:25 GMT

    The new year started with a thump as commodity investors faced the wrath of pent up selling pressure that was ignited by traders who were looking to take profit, but did not want to book their gains in 2014. Tightening interest rate conditions, along with robust crude oil inventories are likely to keep petroleum prices

  • David Becker
    Commodity » Crude oil faces Headwinds in 2014
    David Becker - December 25, 2013, 00:30 GMT

    Crude oil faces diverging forces Crude oil prices have been edging higher despite a rising dollar and a back-up in longer term treasury yields. With inflation expectations muted and high production in the United States, headwinds loom for crude oil which could push prices lower in the New Year. The overall dovish tone of the

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