Ethane traditionally had tracked crude oil prices, but has recently sunk to price lows and has started to mirror movements in natural gas. Part III of III.
Ethane traditionally had tracked crude oil prices, but has recently sunk to price lows and has started to mirror movements in natural gas. Part II of III.
Ethane traditionally had tracked crude oil prices, but has recently sunk to price lows and has started to mirror movements in natural gas. Part I of III.
Last week, US initial jobless claims rose more than forecast in a bearish signal for the US economy and therefore oil demand.
Natural gas inventories declined more than expected again this week, causing prices to rise midday. However, natural gas closed down on the day due to expectations of warmer weather to come.
The Investment Company Institute (ICI) is reporting that for the week ending March 20th that World Stock funds, or mutual funds that manage non-U.S. or foreign equities, had another solid…
The Investment Company Institute (ICI) has reported that taxable bond fund flows were much stronger in the third week of March than the second and that redemptions in tax-free municipals…
The latest survey results from the Investment Company Institute (ICI) around equity fund flows are out; for the week ending March 20th, domestic stock flows had their strongest period in…
The Investment Company Institute (ICI) has just produced the results of its weekly fund survey with total mutual funds including stock, bond, and hybrid funds producing the best weekly inflow…
With respect to December 2012, the employment manufacturing sector contracted marginally, though hours worked and wages paid expanded minimally. Manufacturing indices give a sense of the health of a sector,…
Last week crude inventories dropped compared to analysts’ expectations of a build in inventories which resulted in a positive short-term catalyst for crude oil prices.
Natural gas had gained market share against coal for US power generation for much of 2012, however, lost some of it back when prices increased relative to coal prices.
Real interest rates are at historic lows and have generally trended downward since YE2012, resulting in a positive catalyst for commodity prices.
Oil prices moved up on the day on increased refinery runs despite a larger than expected build in crude inventories.
China experienced strong export growth in February, which signals growth in the Chinese economy and therefore oil demand.
A bullish report from the Fed on US Industrial Production was a positive signal for the US economy and therefore oil prices.
Propane prices rose last week which theoretically hurts propane distributors by reducing demand. However, this was likely nullified by colder weather last week that drove increased demand for propane by home heating customers and was probably the driver of the price increase.
Lower yields on high yield energy bonds this month were a positive catalyst for high yield names needing debt funding in the near future.
Midland crude has closed the spread to WTI since the beginning of the year, and even briefly traded at a slight premium to WTI in mid-March. These price movements are beneficial to Permian-based producers.
U.S. mergers and acquisition (M&A) activity in February is picking up the slack from inactivity in Asia. European mergers were steady in February as they have been throughout 2013. Total…