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Trick or trend: Missiles (maybe) hit another tanker–this time from Iran–in the Red Sea

Our regular (or occasional or perhaps occasionally regular) Friday series (actually running on Friday this week) Trick or Trend looks at what might (or might not) be emerging investible trends. Exclusively on JAM. This post won't run anywhere else. Ever. The news on a potential U.S.-China mini-trade overshadowed everything else today in the financial markets. […]

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Oil slide today seems about right after yesterday’s spike

Yesterday, Monday September 16, oil prices moved massively higher after drones knocked out half of Saudi Arabia's oil production capacity over the weekend. Today, Tuesday September 17, oil prices gave back about half that spike with U.S. benchmark West Texas Intermediate falling 4.05% to $60.35 a barrel at 12:30 p.m. New York time and with […]

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Oil pops more than 10% on drone attack in Saudi Arabia–where does it go from here?

Oil prices are higher--much higher--today after a drone attack on Saudi Arabia's Abqaiq processing center knocked out 50% of the country's oil production. As of 1 p.m. New York time U.S. benchmark West Texas Intermediate was up 13.58% to $62.30 a barrel. International benchmark Brent crude was up 13.67% to $68.45 a barrel. Where do […]

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Bolton departure from White House sends oil tumbling

The resignation/firing of John Bolton, a long-time advocate of military action against Iran, as National Security Advisor to President Donald Trump, has send oil prices tumbling today. U.S. benchmark West Texas Intermediate is down 2.42% to $56.01 a barrel. International benchmark Brent crude is off 2.20% to $61.01 a barrel. The theory behind the price […]

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Market rides energy shares higher

This morning the U.S. Energy Information Administration surprised the markets with the report of a bigger than expected decline in oil stockpiles. Crude inventories fell by 10 million barrels for the week ended August 16. The prior week showed a drawdown of 2.7 million barrels. U.S. benchmark West Texas Intermediate gained 1.82% to $55.93 a […]

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Stocks fall in wave of bad news–but hold up better than expected (all things considered)

As of noon today New York time, the Standard & Poor's 500 and the Dow Jones Industrial Average are both down 2.42%. The NASDAQ Composite is lower by 2.78%. The Russell 2000 small cap index has tumbled 2.66%. And the iShare MSCI Emerging Markets ETF (EEM) has dropped 2.59% Which is actually a better performance […]

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Oil inventories spike–confirmation and not a surprise

The U.S. Energy Information Administration reported today that crude oil inventories showed a build of 2.39 million barrels for the week ended August 2. This comes after a drawdown of 8.5 million barrels in the prior week. The build snapped a seven-week long string of declines. As worrying, gasoline stock piles also expanded with a […]

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Selling my Parsley Energy call options out of my Volatility Portfolio

Shares of Permian Basin oil shale producer Parsley Energy (PE) were up 16.45% as of 3 p.m. New York time this afternoon. The company reported second quarter earnings of 32 cents a share (after adjusting for a one-time tax-related gain). Unadjusted earnings came to 41 cents a share, down from 44 cents a share last […]

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President’s remarks remind markets there’s still a trade war going on

At a cabinet meeting today President Donald Trump wanted to remind everyone that he could still impose additional tariffs on Chinese imports if he wants. The President also expressed impatience that the truce in the trade war with China hadn't yet resulted in a pickup on Chinese purchases of U.S. farm products. After his end […]

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Powell sounds even more dovish on interest rates but market shrugs

In the second day of his semi-annual testimony to Congress--this time in front of the Senate--Federal Reserve chairman Jerome Powell sounded even more likely to support an interest rate cut at the central bank's July meeting. The Fed has room to cut rates, he said, and the Fed may have erred  in keeping monetary policy […]

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