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05 August

Strong jobs, weak oil

Welcome to another Nonfarm Friday! As job creation last month was mucho better than consensus (255,000 jobs created versus 180,000 expected, with an upward revision to prior data to boot), broader markets have a skip in their step, and are heading higher. Rising expectations of an interest rate hike return once more, hence a strengthening dollar is putting concrete boots on a third consecutive...

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22 July

Oil heads lower, tests technical support

Crude is heading lower into the weekend as supply glut fears persist, while further endorsement of a sell-off is provided by a stronger dollar. Hark, here are seven things to consider in crude markets today:

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29 June

Oil marching on as sentiment improves

Once again, broader markets are maintaining a risk-on stance, with a falling dollar helping to usher crude prices higher. With weekly inventories bringing focus back to U.S. fundamentals as we charge toward a holiday weekend (stay strong, my friends), here are five things to consider relating to oil and energy today. 

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16 June

Oil lower for sixth consecutive day

Thirty-six years after the movie 'The Blues Brothers' opened in Chicago, and the black gold brothers of Brent and WTI are looking melancholic once more. As Brexit fears cause both uncertainty and a flight to the safety of the U.S. dollar, crude shuffles lower for a sixth consecutive day. Hark, here are five things to consider in oil markets today.

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06 June

Outages buoy oil to start the week

One hundred and thirty-four years after H.W. Seely patented he first electric iron, and the crude complex is unable to get rid of the wrinkles from supply concerns. As broader markets try to recover from Friday's ugly jobs report, the oil market is introspective, focusing on its own fundamentals once more. Hark, here are five things to consider in oil markets today: 

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Matt Smith deciphers and distills what is most relevant across the energy complex into cohesive and pithy knowledge you can use. The belly laugh is a bonus.

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