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17 November

OPEC exports still elevated

Crude is pushing higher, fanned by OPEC production cut hopes, but kept somewhat in check by rampant US dollar strength on the back of positive U.S. economic data. Hark, here are five things to consider in oil markets today:

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15 November

Mo' Gopec than Nopec

After a strong sell-off in recent days, option expiry combines with OPEC cut expectations to emphatically rally prices on this third Tuesday in November. Hark, here are five things to consider in oil markets today:

 

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01 November

Gasoline pipeline outage déjà vu

 As gasoline charges higher due to another outage on the Colonial pipeline, crude prices are getting caught up in its slipstream, being dragged higher after yesterday's drubbing. Tomorrow brings another weekly inventory report, but for now, hark, here are five things to consider in oil markets today:

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20 October

Drop in oil imports likely a blip

As yesterday's exceedingly mixed weekly EIA report is digested, oil prices are unwinding a good deal of yesterday's knee-jerk rally. As dollar strength further encourages crude lower, hark, here are five things to consider in oil markets today:

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02 September

Oil rallies into holiday weekend

Happy Nonfarm Friday! After selling off strongly so far this week, oil prices are mustering a bounce into the holiday weekend, encouraged higher by an underwhelming employment report and an (initial) strong sell-off in the dollar. Even though the dollar has reversed course, oil is holding onto gains. Hark, here are four things to consider in oil markets today:

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31 August

Lower imports indicate slowing teapot demand

Crude prices are softening for a third consecutive day thus far, as a decent ADP employment report out in the U.S. has boosted expectations from Friday's official employment report, as well as for an interest rate hike. The dollar is looking higher again, while oil prepares itself for a build to crude stocks from the weekly EIA report. Hark, here are five things to consider in oil markets...

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22 August

Oil prices finally retrace

The recent oil rally is finally hitting the brakes, with prices retracing today on supply developments relating to Iraq and Nigeria, while vehement short-covering has brought financial positioning back from the ledge of bearish extremities. Hark, here are five things to consider in oil markets today:

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19 August

Oil tiring into the weekend

As we truck on into the weekend, oil has turned lower after six consecutive days of rallying. (Only another 5.5 weeks until potential freeze talks in Algeria...). Later we get the latest CFTC data to see how emphatic short-covering has been, but for now - hark, here are five things to consider in oil markets today:  

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08 July

Oil pushed and prodded into the weekend

Crude is lacking conviction to finish the week - being pushed and prodded around: caught in the undertow of rising equity markets, but being held in check by a firming dollar. Hark, here are five things to consider in the oil market today.

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27 June

Crude unable to steady the ship

As the U.S. dollar flexes its muscles once again and broader markets adopt a decidedly risk-off stance, oil prices are charging lower amid unknowns surrounding last week's Brexit decision. Hark, here are five things to consider in oil and energy 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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