Category: Commodities

Fears of U.S. Shale Oil Increase Push Oil Down

Fears of U.S. Shale Oil Increase Push Oil Down

Fears of enhanced production by U.S. shale producers, hoping to cash-in on recent increases in the price of crude have pushed the commodity lower, as concerns rise regarding the potential for significant market-saturation once more. Prices of the commodity had soared in the wake of the signing of the OPEC deal designed to reduce oil-market-saturation, … Continue reading Fears of U.S. Shale Oil Increase Push Oil Down

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Political Uncertainty Pushing Gold Up

Political Uncertainty Pushing Gold Up

Gold rose on the notion of increasing political uncertainty and a weakened dollar, after a disappointing press-conference for analysts hoping for some insight into the impending economic conditions during the imminent Trump administration. For months gold rallied and fell, as the tone of political certainly came and went with the results from various polls during … Continue reading Political Uncertainty Pushing Gold Up

Increasing Pessimism Surrounding OPEC Deal

Increasing Pessimism Surrounding OPEC Deal

Oil prices manage a moderate recovery in today's trading session, climbing back from two consecutive sessions of considerable decrease on fears of member nations failing to comply to designated production cuts, in the first month of the supply-cut deal's implementation. The once stable OPEC deal is facing increased pessimism as concerns about true supply cuts … Continue reading Increasing Pessimism Surrounding OPEC Deal

Oil Continues Fall on Fears of OPEC Deal Failure

Oil Continues Fall on Fears of OPEC Deal Failure

Brent crude, the global oil benchmark slid by 1.29% at 13:30 EST on sustained fears of a potential collapse of the OPEC oil deal signed last November. The deal in which, via the incorporation of non-OPEC members, primarily Russia, and constituent nations of the cartel, most notably Saudi Arabia - the largest oil producer  of … Continue reading Oil Continues Fall on Fears of OPEC Deal Failure

Oil Makes Moderate Recovery After Sharp Fall on Global Production Concerns

Oil Makes Moderate Recovery After Sharp Fall on Global Production Concerns

The price of WTI and Brent crude oils has made a moderate recovery since bottoming-out during midday trading as analysts question the bullish notion maintained since the OPEC production cut ironed out in the production deal signed last November. Oil nosedived this morning on news Iran and Iraq may not be reducing their oil production … Continue reading Oil Makes Moderate Recovery After Sharp Fall on Global Production Concerns

Oil Prices Fall on Fears of U.S. Shale Production Increase Combined with Weariness of OPEC Deal

Oil Prices Fall on Fears of U.S. Shale Production Increase Combined with Weariness of OPEC Deal

Despite optimism experienced in previous trading sessions regarding the OPEC supply cuts ironed out in the November oil production deal last year, fears of a U.S. shale production increase combined with an apparent rise is scepticism regarding OPEC's capacity to maintain the promised production cuts have pushed oil lower. Brent crude oil, the global benchmark had … Continue reading Oil Prices Fall on Fears of U.S. Shale Production Increase Combined with Weariness of OPEC Deal

Worries U.S. Shale Could Hamper the Rise of Oil

Worries U.S. Shale Could Hamper the Rise of Oil

OPEC's signing of the deal in November 2016, designed to reduce global oil production by 2%, via the incorporation of non-OPEC members, primarily Russia, and significant reductions to be made by the cartels de facto leader, Saudi Arabia, have been successful in pushing prices of the commodity to its highest level since July 2015. However, despite … Continue reading Worries U.S. Shale Could Hamper the Rise of Oil