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A new oil order has emerged over the past few years as oil prices have taken a plunge of about 60%. U.S., world’s one of key importer is about to become a major exporter of hydrocarbons. OPEC cartel, which has historically been a key player politically and price maker, losing its relevance and pricing power. On the energy front, renewables and gas becoming key challenger to oil’s global dominance. Moreover, this lower price is hitting energy exporters harder, creating global economic vulnerabilities. This new oil price and geo-political order demand greater analysis, which is the main focus of this series.

Oil in Global Economy Series

WTI Forecasts and Hedging Strategies

Mar 18, 2020 13:32 pm UTC| Research & Analysis

The prices of energy commodities have tanked considerably today, with WTI crude fell 8.68% to trade at $24.47 and Brent dropped by 4.93% trading at $.27.38 levels a barrel. A tighter capital frame on shale economics...

Oil in Global Economy Series

FxWirePro: WTI Plunges Below $30 Again, Hedge Expanding Coronavirus Apprehensions

Mar 16, 2020 11:45 am UTC| Research & Analysis Investing

Almost all commodity prices are vulnerable amid global slowdown caused by coronavirus, especially the global crude oil prices are plunged below $30 a barrel again. As the outbreak widens, the most severe impact on oil...

Oil in Global Economy Series

Taking US oil in a global crisis sounds good on paper, but it won't do much for Australia's energy security

Mar 12, 2020 17:24 pm UTC| Economy

The federal government this week signed a deal with the US to access their oil reserves should global supplies be disrupted and we eat into our meagre reserve. Oil security is a hot topic in Australia we consume more...

Oil in Global Economy Series

A Glimpse At Crude Oil Market Driving Forces And Trade Strategies

Jan 23, 2020 13:53 pm UTC| Research & Analysis

Commodity markets eased further this week, especially the energy complex dropped more than 5.10%, while agriculture was down 1.9%. The BCOM index declined 1.2% with losses somewhat offset by stronger industrial...

Oil in Global Economy Series

Why the US-Iran conflict isn’t driving oil prices higher – and why it probably should

Jan 18, 2020 12:10 pm UTC| Insights & Views

Assassinations, militaries on high alert, geopolitical tensions at the boil. Any one of these in Persian Gulf countries would have roiled oil prices a few years ago. Today, even in combination, they hardly register. Is...

Oil in Global Economy Series

US oil downside capped by 200- day MA, jump till $60 likely

Jan 14, 2020 12:38 pm UTC| Technicals

Ichimoku Analysis (Daily chart) Tenken-Sen - $61.78 Kijun-Sen- $61.67 US Oil recovered slightly after the decline of more than 10% from temporary top $65.72 formed on Jan 8th, 2020. The jump mainly came on US-Iran...

Oil in Global Economy Series

Crude Oil’s Driving Forces - WTI & Brent Trading and Hedging Strategies

Jan 14, 2020 11:39 am UTC| Research & Analysis

Crude oil briefly jumped above $70/bbl (Brent) on two occasions this past week as concerns over a potential war in the Middle East, raised the spectre of widespread damage to oil supply and spare capacity. Tensions...

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Economy

FxWirePro: Loonie Gains Marginally Amid Flurry of Data Prints In Canada – USD/CAD OTC Updates And Options Strategy

Canadian data announcements have been lined up for the next weeks, with unemployment data scheduled for today, BoC monetary policy is on 15thfollowed by press meet, while retails sales and CPI flashes to print on 21stand...

FxWirePro: A Glimpse At ZAR’s RV And Delta-Hedge Trades On Looming South African Debt Crisis

Due to global recession fears and rising risk aversion yesterday brought a further sell-out for many EM currencies. The rand was amongst the biggest losers over the past days and reached new lows against USD and EUR. This...

FxWirePro: Sterling Still Edgy Amid Pandemic Saga - Driving Forces, OTC Outlook & Hedging Strategies of GBP/USD

GBPs performance ranks mid-table over the past month (+0.5% vs USD, -2.5% vs EUR) as the global impact of the coronavirus has come to dominate GBPs local difficulties with Brexit. But even though Brexit is now being...

FxWirePro: Take Prudent Look At Short Euro Trades Amid Pandemic Outlook

Pandemic COVID-19 impact has broadened, eliciting abrupt financial market moves. We all know that the strength of a relationship can be severely tested during times of crisis. This is currently very obvious in the EU, and...

FxWirePro: Driving Forces, OTC Outlook And Hedging Strategies Of EUR/JPY

Universal fact is that the strength of a relationship would be severely tested during times of crisis. This is currently very obvious in the EU, and the euro is not taking it well. There is no agreement about how to...

Politics

Joe Biden says the pandemic is an opportunity for structural changes

Former vice president Joe Biden is now the official Democratic nominee that will go up against President Donald Trump in the November elections. As the country continues to cope with the coronavirus crisis, Biden says that...

Melania Trump releases video message thanking workers at the frontlines of pandemic

First Lady Melania Trump has been making her presence known to the public as Americans cope with the extended social distancing period until the end of April. Recently, she released a video message showing her gratitude...

Donald Trump accuses WHO of being biased towards China about coronavirus

The United States continues to struggle with the effects of the pandemic with the number of cases increasing per day as well as the thousands of deaths at the same time. After previously accusing the World Health...

Bernie Sanders drops out of presidential race, Joe Biden to be the Democratic nominee

For some time, the presidential race among the Democrats was solely between former Vice President Joe Biden and Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders. Now, in a move that perhaps a lot of people had seen coming, Sanders has...

Science

NASA: Agency commemorates 50th anniversary of Apollo 13 mission

Ever since the historic Apollo 11 mission in 1969, NASA tried to gain momentum by sending in more people to the moon with Apollo 12 and Apollo 13. 2020 marks the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 13 mission. Express...

Earth is currently in the midst of a solar windstorm with 1.6 million KMPH winds

Just like how the weather on Earth can be turbulent, the weather in the Solar System is also unpredictable. A recent report reveals that the planet is currently in the midst of a solar windstorm. Express reports that...

NASA: Agency releases new Pillars of Creation photo taken by Hubble Space Telescope

NASAs Hubble Space Telescope has been providing scientists and budding astronomers and space enthusiasts with stunning photos of space. Recently, the agency decided to revisit one of the telescopes most iconic images, the...

Fireball spotted flying over Northern Europe

Perhaps the most frequent sightings of phenomena in space would be meteor showers. However, residents in Northern Europe were stunned when they witnessed a fireball flying over the northern part of the...

Technology

GoPro HERO9 could still be released in fall despite the coronavirus pandemic

For several years, a new GoPro HERO action camera is being released within the fall season. It is then understandable if fans of the brand are expecting a new product, that could be labeled HERO9, in the coming...

Poco F2: Mystery device appears in the Eurasian regulation commission website

More evidence appear that more Poco-branded devices are slated to be released in the coming months. Recently, another mystery device appeared in the wild through a regulatory listing on the Eurasian Economic Commissions...

Nintendo Switch listed with over 100% price hike as Japan shipments are suspended

It has not been easy finding a store that has Nintendo Switch for weeks. It will become more difficult for those in Japan as Nintendo announced the suspension of shipments across the country. Even worse, some fans...

‘eFootball PES 2020’ devs update Cristiano Ronaldo’s model to sport the man bun

eFootball PES 2020 players have something to look forward to this week. Konami just released the Data Pack 6.0 that comes with a slew of updates, including new player faces. Football players should get ready to start...
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