rabindra samanta

Rabindra Samanta

I have been working at Market Realist since August 2015. My primary area of expertise includes qualitative and quantitative analysis of crude oil and the natural gas market. This focus also includes tracking macroeconomic indicators. But, later into my career, I also started covering global markets, hedge fund manager commentary, and other macro developments. 

I completed the PGDBM degree in 2014. Prior to Market Realist, I worked with one of India's largest brokerage house, Kotak Securities. My primary responsibilities include market analysis, portfolio advisory, and investor presentations.

After my graduate degree, I worked as an Associate at Vedanta Resources CPP (captive power plant) and IPP (Independent Power plant) project at Jharsuguda Odisha.

Disclosure: I am in full compliance with all ethics and other policies for Market Realist research analysts. I am not invested in securities that I cover on Market Realist.

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    Natural Gas’s ‘Death Cross’ and Why the Bear Market Isn’t Far

    On July 5, 2017, natural gas (UNG) active futures fell 3.8% and settled at $2.84 per MMBtu (million British thermal units), their lowest level since March 8, 2017.

    By Rabindra Samanta
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    Which Energy Stocks Are Impacted More by Crude Oil?

    On September 12, WTI crude oil (UWTI) (USO) (OIIL) (USL) (SCO) (DWTI) active contracts closed at $46.29 per barrel—0.9% above the previous closing price.

    By Rabindra Samanta
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    Are Oil’s Supply Concerns Rising?

    On May 21, US crude oil July futures closed $5.97 above the July 2019 futures contract. On May 14–21, US crude oil July futures rose 1.9%.

    By Rabindra Samanta
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    Natural Gas’s Surge in November 2017

    Between October 30 and November 6, 2017, US crude oil futures rose 5.9%.

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    Why the Numbers Look Bearish for These Upstream Stocks

    All these upstream companies have seen the short interest in their stocks rise—an potential indication of market skepticism in these companies’ abilities to profit from oil’s recent gains.

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    Energy & Utilities

    ConocoPhillips: Investors’ Confidence Is Rising

    Since ConocoPhillips (COP) reported its fourth-quarter earnings results on January 31, the stock has fallen 1.7%.

    By Rabindra Samanta
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    Which Upstream Stocks Are More Sensitive to Crude Oil?

    In the last three months, Abraxas Petroleum (AXAS) has had the highest positive correlation with WTI crude oil among upstream companies that are part of XOP.

    By Rabindra Samanta
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    Correlations between Energy ETFs and the Broader Market’s Moves

    In the seven calendar days to February 8, 2018, OIH, XOP, XLE, and AMLP fell 13.6%, 12.7%, 11.8%, and 8.2%, respectively.

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    What Oil’s Rising Contango Tells Traders

    On May 9, 2017, June 2017 crude oil futures were trading at a discount of $2.4 to June 2018 futures contracts—the highest discount since March 22, 2017.

    By Rabindra Samanta
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    DUK, AWK, FE: Why These Utility Stocks Are in Focus

    NRG Energy (NRG) has risen 23.1% in the past year, the most among high-volatility utility stocks.

    By Rabindra Samanta
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    Investors Should Look at Rigs before Placing Bets on Oil

    The US crude oil rig count was 525 in the week ending December 30—a rise of two rigs compared to the previous week, according to data released by BHI.

    By Rabindra Samanta
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    Top Energy Losses Last Week

    On June 8–15, Whiting Petroleum (WLL) and California Resources (CRC) fell the most on our list of energy stocks.

    By Rabindra Samanta
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    Rising Oil Inventories Spread Impacts Oil Prices

    US commercial crude oil inventories rose by ~9.5 MMbbls (million barrels) in the week ending on February 10, 2017—compared to the previous week.

    By Rabindra Samanta
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Returns for OFS Stocks with High and Low Implied Volatility

    Schlumberger had the lowest implied volatility figures among all of the OFS companies on May 31, 2016. It has returned 9.4% on a YTD basis.

    By Rabindra Samanta
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    Futures Spread Indicates Bullishness for Oil Prices

    Yesterday, US crude oil November 2018 futures closed ~$3.48 above November 2019 futures, and between September 17 and yesterday, US crude oil November futures rose 5%.

    By Rabindra Samanta
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    Crude Oil Is Firming: Are Traders Looking for a Breakout?

    US crude oil April futures rose 0.4% in the week ending on February 24, 2017. WTI crude oil April futures closed at $53.99 per barrel on February 24.

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    Oil and Natural Gas Fell: Is Your Energy Portfolio at Risk?

    US crude oil April futures fell 0.9% in the week ending on February 17, 2017. WTI crude oil April futures closed at $53.40 per barrel on February 17, 2017.

    By Rabindra Samanta
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    What to Expect from Crude Oil Prices in March 2017

    US crude oil futures contracts for April delivery closed at $54.01 per barrel on February 28, 2017—0.1% less than the previous closing price.

    By Rabindra Samanta
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    ConocoPhillips Is Nearing the $40 Price Level

    ConocoPhillips stock is nearing its psychologically important price level of $40. It hasn’t been able to break above this level since January 5.

    By Rabindra Samanta
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    Options Traders Should Watch Midstream Stock Returns

    EnLink Midstream rose 63.2% in the past year ending on February 6. It has the highest implied volatility of all the midstream companies that make up AMLP.

    By Rabindra Samanta
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    Is $30 for Crude Oil Coming?

    US crude oil (USO) (OIIL) (USL) (DBO) futures contracts for May delivery closed at $48.24 per barrel on March 21, 2017.

    By Rabindra Samanta
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    WTI Crude Oil: Where It Could Settle This Week

    Crude oil’s (USO) (DBO) (USL) (OIIL) implied volatility was 26.6% on April 28, 2017, which was 4.6% above its 15-day average.

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    Integrated Energy and Refiner Stocks with High Implied Volatility

    As of November 8, 2016, Alon USA Partners (ALDW) had the highest implied volatility among the integrated energy and refining companies in this series.

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    Short Interest: Analyzing How It Impacts OFS Stocks

    Tidewater’s (TDW) short interest-to-equity float ratio is 40.1%—the highest among the OFS stocks that are part of the VanEck Vectors Oil Services ETF (OIH).

    By Rabindra Samanta
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    Natural Gas Prices: Is a Reversal Possible?

    On July 19, 2017, natural gas August futures closed at $3.07 per MMBtu (million British thermal units), 0.7% below their previous settling price.

    By Rabindra Samanta
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    Iran Could Become OPEC’s Leading Natural Gas Producer

    The market is expecting that after the ban is lifted, Iran will be the leading natural gas producer in OPEC. The cartel has been led by Saudi Arabia.

    By Rabindra Samanta
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    Why Are Investors Bearish on These Upstream Stocks?

    California Resources’s short interest-to-equity float ratio has been following a rising trend for the last three months. During this period, the stock has fallen 20.5%—the largest fall among the upstream stocks.

    By Rabindra Samanta
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    Energy ETFs Could Be More Aligned to Equity Markets than Oil

    In the trailing week, OIH rose 0.5%—the only energy ETF on our list that closed in the green. US crude oil futures rose 2.6%.

    By Rabindra Samanta
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    Why Could Oil Inventories Pressure Crude Oil Prices?

    The relationship between crude oil inventories and crude oil prices is inverse. Crude oil prices bottomed out in early 2016.

    By Rabindra Samanta
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    These Were Last Week’s Weakest Energy Stocks

    Integrated energy stock YPF Sociedad Anonima (YPF) was the second weakest on our list last week, and midstream stocks Western Gas Partners (WES) and Shell Midstream Partners (SHLX) ranked third and fourth.

    By Rabindra Samanta
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    Why Did Crude Oil Fall 2.2% Last Week?

    US crude oil prices (USO) (OIIL) fell by 2.2% in the week ended June 17, 2016. Crude oil closed at $47.98 per barrel on the same day.

    By Rabindra Samanta
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    Energy & Utilities

    WTI Oil’s Struggle: Which Oil-Weighted Stocks Should You Watch?

    On July 18, US crude oil September futures rose 0.9% and closed at $67.75 per barrel.

    By Rabindra Samanta
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    Why Are Oil and Equity Indexes Diverging?

    Last week, the S&P Mid-Cap 400 (IVOO), the S&P 500 (SPY), and the Dow Jones Industrial Average (DIA) fell 5.2%, 4.6%, and 4.5%, respectively.

    By Rabindra Samanta
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    Is the Oil Rig Count Signaling Another Fall in Oil Prices?

    On July 16, US crude oil August futures fell 4.2% and settled at $68.06 per barrel—their lowest closing level since June 21.

    By Rabindra Samanta
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Energy Stocks: Biggest Losses Last Week

    In the week ending May 24, oilfield services stock Nabors Industries (NBR) fell the most among the stocks in the energy space.

    By Rabindra Samanta
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    Which Midstream Stocks Led in Short Interest?

    As of August 29, 2016, EnLink Midstream (ENLC) had the highest short interest-to-equity float ratio among midstream stocks at 10.1%.

    By Rabindra Samanta
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    What Could Drive Energy ETFs?

    Among the energy ETFs, the Energy Select Sector SPDR ETF (XLE) had the highest correlation with US oil (UCO) (USO) prices at 78.7% between May 11 and May 18, 2017.

    By Rabindra Samanta
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    BP Traded 10% below Its 100-Day Moving Average

    BP (BP) was trading 10% below its 100-day moving average as of February 23, 2016. Currently, the stock is at $29. It’s below the important psychological level of $30.

    By Rabindra Samanta
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    Returns of Oilfield Services Stocks with High Implied Volatility

    Tidewater (TDW) has the highest implied volatility among all of the OFS companies. The stock has fallen 65.1% on a YTD (year-to-date) basis.

    By Rabindra Samanta
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    US Crude Oil at New High, but Is Upside Limited?

    On November 2, 2017, US crude oil (USO) (USL) December futures rose 0.4% and settled at $54.54 per barrel, the highest closing price for US crude oil active futures in 2017.

    By Rabindra Samanta
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    Why Energy Could Spell Worry for Wall Street Bulls

    US crude oil (USO) (USL) April futures fell 6.3% between March 2, 2017, and March 9, 2017. The fall in XLE corresponded with weakness in crude oil prices.

    By Rabindra Samanta
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    Why Did the EIA Cut Its Production Estimates for Natural Gas?

    The EIA (U.S. Energy Information Administration) lowered its production estimates for natural gas. The fall in production corresponds to lower natural gas prices.

    By Rabindra Samanta
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    Traders Are Most Bearish about These Midstream Stocks

    On December 12, 2016, EnLink Midstream (ENLC) had a short-interest-to-equity float ratio of 9.5%, the highest among all the midstream companies that are part of the Alerian MLP ETF (AMLP).

    By Rabindra Samanta
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    Brent-WTI Spread: Why It’s Crucial for Energy Investors

    On March 28, 2017, WTI (West Texas Intermediate) crude oil active futures were trading at a discount of $2.96 per barrel to Brent crude oil active futures.

    By Rabindra Samanta
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    Which Oilfield Services Stocks Lead in Short Interest?

    Currently, Diamond Offshore Drilling’s (DO) short interest-to-equity float ratio is 32.1%, the highest among the oilfield services stocks that are part of the VanEck Vectors Oil Services ETF (OIH).

    By Rabindra Samanta
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    Did Natural Gas–Weighted Stocks Outperform Natural Gas?

    Between June 13 and June 20, our equally weighted basket of natural gas–weighted stocks rose 4.6%—compared to a 6.2% rise in natural gas for the same period.

    By Rabindra Samanta
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    US Oil Inventories Spread Impacts Crude Oil Prices

    US commercial crude oil inventories rose by ~6.5 MMbbls (million barrels) in the week ending January 27, 2017—compared to the previous week.

    By Rabindra Samanta
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    Tracking Natural Gas–Weighted Stocks after the Inventory Report

    On December 13, 2017, natural gas (UNG) (BOIL) January futures rose 1.4% and closed at $2.715 per MMBtu (million British thermal units).

    By Rabindra Samanta
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    Has Oil’s Downfall Started?

    On February 8, 2018, US crude oil’s March 2018 futures fell 1% and closed at $61.15 per barrel. USO and UCO fell 2.3% and 4.4% on the same day.

    By Rabindra Samanta
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    Key Energy Industry Updates for May 30–June 2

    Royal Dutch Shell (RDS.A) has started operations on the FPSO (Floating Production Storage Offloading) P-66 in the Lula South Field, Santos Basin, Brazil.

    By Rabindra Samanta
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    What Does the Shift in the Natural Gas Futures Spread Indicate?

    On April 5, 2017, active natural gas (UNG) (FCG) (BOIL) (GASL) futures were trading at a premium of $0.33 to futures contracts 12 months forward.

    By Rabindra Samanta
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    Is the Oil Market Moving toward a Supply Deficit?

    On February 16, 2018, US crude oil April 2018 futures closed $5.34 above the April 2019 futures contract.

    By Rabindra Samanta
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    Energy Stocks that Could Outdo Natural Gas

    Between May 15 and May 22, 2017, natural gas June futures fell 0.6%. During that same period, an equally weighted selection of natural gas–weighted stocks fell 1.5%.

    By Rabindra Samanta
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    Why Are Oil Prices Keeping Wall Street Investors on Their Toes?

    For the week ending September 23, 2016, November US crude oil futures rose 2%. The S&P 500 Index (SPY) rose 1.2% during the week.

    By Rabindra Samanta
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    What Are Leon Cooperman’s Top Holdings?

    In Q3, billionaire investor Leon Cooperman’s top five holdings were Fiserv, Alphabet, United Continental, Chimera Investment, and Cigna.

    By Rabindra Samanta
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    Crude Oil Makes New 2016 Highs: Following Oil-Weighted Stocks

    On December 12, WTI crude oil January contracts closed at $52.83 per barrel. It was ~2.6% higher than the last closing price and the highest level for 2016.

    By Rabindra Samanta
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    Oil Contango: What It Means for Investors

    On April 11, 2017, May 2017 crude oil (DBO) (OIIL) (USL) futures were trading at a discount of $1.15 to May 2018 futures contracts.

    By Rabindra Samanta
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    Energy & Utilities

    Key Energy Industry Updates from July 24–28, 2017

    Valero Energy (VLO) posted its 2Q17 results on July 27, 2017. Its revenue surpassed the Wall Street analyst consensus estimate by ~10.5%.

    By Rabindra Samanta
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    Energy & Utilities

    Futures Spread Nearing Discount: US Crude Sentiment Might Reverse

    On October 22, US crude oil December 2018 futures closed just ~$0.6 above the December 2019 futures.

    By Rabindra Samanta
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    Backwardation: What It Could Mean for Crude Oil Prices

    When the crude oil futures forward curve to slopes downwards, the situation in the crude oil futures market is called “backwardation.”

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    Analyzing Natural Gas ETFs Last Week

    On December 21–28, the United States Natural Gas ETF (UNG) fell 9.4%, while the ProShares Ultra Bloomberg Natural Gas ETF (BOIL) fell 17.5%.

    By Rabindra Samanta
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    Will US Crude Oil Hit $60?

    The EIA reported a fall of 8.6 MMbbls (million barrels) in US crude oil inventories to 445.9 MMbbls for last week.

    By Rabindra Samanta
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    How Much Natural Gas Could Fall Next Week

    On November 16, 2017, the implied volatility of natural gas was 44%—6.4% above its 15-day average.

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    Why Oil Prices Could Increase More

    On January 22, 2018, US crude oil active futures were 3.1%, 7.8%, 15.8%, and 23.7% above their 20-day, 50-day, 100-day, and 200-day moving averages.

    By Rabindra Samanta
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    What Caused the U-Turn in Oil Prices?

    On February 15, 2018, US crude oil’s April 2018 futures rose 1.1% and settled at $61.17 per barrel. On the same day, the US dollar fell 0.6%.

    By Rabindra Samanta
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    Oil’s Contango: Supply–Demand Fears Could Impact the Market

    On October 3, 2017, US crude oil (USL) (OIIL) November 2018 futures settled $0.33 higher than the November 2017 futures.

    By Rabindra Samanta
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    How US Consumer Sentiment Affects Energy Commodities

    The US consumer sentiment index was at 96.9 in March’s final reading.

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    Will Natural Gas Prices Fall to $2.8 Next Week?

    On November 2, 2017, natural gas’s (GASL) (GASX) implied volatility was 38.2%, 1.8% below its 15-day average.

    By Rabindra Samanta
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    Which Oil-Weighted Stocks Could Outperform Oil’s Downturn?

    On February 11, 2016, US crude oil touched a 12-year low. From February 11, 2016, to March 13, 2017, US crude oil active futures contracts rose 84.7%.

    By Rabindra Samanta
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    Soros Fund Management’s Major Picks amid Trade War

    Soros Fund Management’s top five buys in the second quarter were Invesco QQQ Trust (QQQ), Alphabet, eBay, Symantec, and Red Hat.

    By Rabindra Samanta
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    Brent-WTI Spread: Will US Oil Exports Rise Further?

    On October 24, 2017, Brent crude oil (BNO) active futures were $5.86 above WTI crude oil active futures.

    By Rabindra Samanta
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    Will US Crude Oil Prices Surpass $54?

    On January 28, US crude oil hit an intraday high of $53.64. Over the last six trading sessions, US crude oil prices have struggled to surpass the $54 level.

    By Rabindra Samanta
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    Comparing Natural Gas ETFs’ Performances to Natural Gas Prices

    Between January 18 and January 25, the United States Natural Gas ETF fell 3.6%, while the ProShares Ultra Bloomberg Natural Gas ETF fell 8.1%.

    By Rabindra Samanta
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    Why Did Oil Prices Move Higher?

    On February 22, 2018, US crude oil’s April 2018 futures rose 1.8% and closed at $62.77 per barrel.

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    Natural Gas near $3: Which Gas-Weighted Stocks to Ride?

    On March 6, 2017, natural gas futures contracts for April 2017 delivery closed at $2.9 per MMBtu, which is ~2.6% above the previous closing price.

    By Rabindra Samanta
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    Why the Equity Market Could Be Dragging Oil Prices Down

    On March 19, US crude oil May futures fell 0.4% and settled at $62.13 per barrel. US crude oil May futures made a high of $62.44 per barrel.

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    Are Traders Confident about the Oil Supply-Demand Balance?

    Between December 29, 2017, and January 8, 2018, the premium and the oil prices rose. The market expects a tightening supply-demand balance for oil in 2018.

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    What Does the IEA Think about the Oil Market?

    On January 17, US crude oil March futures fell 0.5% and settled at $52.36 per barrel. In the trailing week, US crude oil prices fell 1%.

    By Rabindra Samanta
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    How the Inventory Spread Could Boost Natural Gas Prices

    In the week ended October 6, natural gas inventories rose by 87 Bcf (billion cubic feet) to 3,595 Bcf—13 Bcf more than the market expected inventories to rise.

    By Rabindra Samanta
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    Where Natural Gas Prices Might Head Next Week

    Natural gas futures are expected to close between $3.24 and $3.85 per MMBtu 68.0% of the time until January 4.

    By Rabindra Samanta
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    Which Utility Stocks Have the Highest Implied Volatility?

    On February 15, 2017, NRG Energy had the highest implied volatility among the utility companies that make up the Utilities Select Sector SPDR ETF (XLU).

    By Rabindra Samanta
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    These Gas-Weighted Stocks Could Mirror Natural Gas’s Bearishness

    On April 24, 2017, natural gas futures (UNG) (BOIL) (FCG) contracts for June 2017 delivery closed at $3.16 per MMBtu (million British thermal units).

    By Rabindra Samanta
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    Why Did XOP Outperform Other Energy ETFs?

    On August 4, 2016, US crude oil (USO) (OIIL) active futures contracts closed at $41.93. They rose by 2.7% on August 4 compared to the previous trading session.

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    Are Supply Fears Returning to the Oil Market?

    On December 5, 2017, the January 2018 futures contract for US crude oil settled at a premium of $2.5 to January 2019 futures.

    By Rabindra Samanta
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    Does Energy Contribute to Wall Street’s Gains?

    On December 16, 2016, at 2:19 AM EST, US crude oil (OIIL) was trading at $51.07 per barrel—an 0.8% fall compared to its closing price on December 9, 2016.

    By Rabindra Samanta
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    Where US Crude Oil Prices Could Close Next Week

    On August 9, US crude oil’s implied volatility was 23.1%, which was ~1.3% below its 15-day average.

    By Rabindra Samanta
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    Upstream Space Might See Upside This Week

    On November 2–9, the SPDR S&P Oil & Gas Exploration & Production ETF (XOP) rose 0.6%—the least among major energy ETFs.

    By Rabindra Samanta
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    Natural Gas: Are Winter Demand Fears Rising?

    On January 2, 2018, natural gas (UNG) (BOIL) (FCG) February 2018 futures settled $0.025 less than February 2019 futures.

    By Rabindra Samanta
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    Bearish Midstream Stocks: Do You Own Them?

    In the past three months, EnLink Midstream has risen 8.9%, while its short-interest-to-equity-float ratio has risen 30.9%.

    By Rabindra Samanta
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    Oil Inventory Spread Could Help Oil Prices Rise

    On May 24, 2017, the EIA released crude oil inventory data for the week ending May 19, 2017. It reported a fall of ~4.4 MMbbls in oil inventories.

    By Rabindra Samanta
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    EIA Could Report Record Crude Oil Inventory Levels

    US crude oil futures contracts for March delivery closed at $53.20 per barrel on February 14, 2017—0.5% more than the previous closing price.

    By Rabindra Samanta
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    Will the Oil Rig Count Increase Natural Gas Downside Risk?

    Since 2008, the natural gas rig count has fallen ~89% from its record high. But the fall was unable to stop the rise in natural gas supplies.

    By Rabindra Samanta
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    Why Did Crude Oil Prices Rise?

    On February 9, 2017, US crude oil futures contracts for March delivery closed at $53.00 per barrel—an ~1.3% rise compared to the previous trading session.

    By Rabindra Samanta
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    How Natural Gas ETFs Fared Last Week

    Between October 27 and November 3, 2017, the United States Natural Gas Fund LP (UNG) rose just 0.2%, and natural gas December futures rose 0.7%.

    By Rabindra Samanta
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    Saudi Arabia Cutting Oil Exports: Which Stocks Could Gain?

    On July 24, 2017, US crude oil (USO)(DBO)(USL) September futures rose 1.2% and closed at $46.34 per barrel.

    By Rabindra Samanta
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    Natural Gas above $3: Which Gas–Weighted Stocks Could Gain?

    On September 1, natural gas (UNG) October futures closed at $3.07 per MMBtu (million British thermal units). On the same day, natural gas prices rose 1%.

    By Rabindra Samanta
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    China’s Economic Data Might Drag Oil Prices

    On December 14, China reported the November industrial output growth at 5.4% on a year-over-year basis—the lowest growth since early 2016.

    By Rabindra Samanta
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    Better Earnings Impacted PXD’s Volatility and Returns

    Pioneer Natural Resources (PXD) rose the most in the past five days and the last year. On February 7, 2017, it announced its 4Q16 earnings results.

    By Rabindra Samanta
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    XOP Is Underperforming Other Energy ETFs

    On November 12–19, the SPDR S&P Oil & Gas Exploration & Production ETF (XOP) fell 1.6%—the largest decline among major energy ETFs.

    By Rabindra Samanta
  • Energy & Utilities

    Which Oil ETFs Fell Less than Oil Last Week?

    On November 2–9, the United States Oil ETF (USO) and the United States 12-Month Oil ETF (USL) fell 4.6% and 3.8%, respectively.

    By Rabindra Samanta
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