Oil & Energy Investor by Dr. Kent Moors

How History is Repeating Itself in the Oil Industry

by | published December 11th, 2018

The roller coaster that is the oil market is beginning to give me motion sickness.

In October, we saw the biggest drop in prices since 2015, and ever since, the markets continued to swing wildly.

Now, normally, discussions of crude oil prices take their departure from what Brent levels – the London benchmark and the primary yardstick used in global oil sales – are telling us.

The other benchmark, West Texas Intermediate (WTI), is the standard for contracts set in New York – a more immediate way of assessing the U.S. production environment.

Now, WTI may be better known in the U.S., but it is not the figure that drives international oil sales. However, on occasion, it is instructive on some more direct implications of note to American investors.

WTI finally posted a gain last week (3.3% through close of trade on Friday), arresting for a bit what has been a noticeable retreat (down 14.7% for the month).

However, a darker side of the picture is emerging

A “Teeth-Chattering” Winter Is Coming: Profit While You Hibernate

by | published December 8th, 2018

We’ve had a difficult time of it in the oil world recently as we tumble through a massive market selloff at large.

At the beginning of November, we experienced the steepest drop in oil prices since 2015, and in the days since, the charts continued to drop significantly.

This has created an unpleasant – but not entirely unexpected – downward mountain slope.