Oil and Metals

Crude Oil – Saudi Production Cuts Spark Rally
January 12, 2021

USOIL- Hourly USOIL- It's been an impressive start to the year for Crude Oil prices so far, with prices steadily rising to over $50 per barrel and returning to pre-pandemic levels. It would seem many underestimated such a speedy recovery. Still, with the general uptick in global commodity prices and a pledge from Saudi Arabia to cut production ...

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OPEC and allies reach a compromise
December 4, 2020

By Deepta Bolaky  @DeeptaGOMarkets The oil industry has remained pressurized by a supply glut and the ongoing uncertainty on the demand outlook with respect to the structural changes in the energy market and the pandemic. The recent vaccine updates and hopes that the pandemic may soon be under control, is providing support to a fundamentally batte...

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Crude Oil Market
October 16, 2020

By Deepta Bolaky  @DeeptaGOMarkets An oil price war and the pandemic struck the crude oil market at a time where the industry was already faced with a simultaneous demand and supply shock. Put simply, crude oil prices were already under pressure due to a flood of supply at a moment of diminishing demand. A Supply Glut which is mainly driven by U...

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The US Dollar and Gold
September 24, 2020

By Deepta Bolaky  @DeeptaGOMarkets Investors generally piled-up in the Gold and the US dollar as those assets are viewed as safe-haven during times of crisis or uncertainties- be it economical, political or policy uncertainties. 2020 has been a year of extreme uncertainty and volatility which saw the world battling an unprecedented and paralleled...

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The Reopening Experiment and Geopolitical Risks
May 29, 2020

By Deepta Bolaky  @DeeptaGOMarkets The Grand Reopening Given the unprecedented nature of the Great Lockdown, the gradual reopening of economies are now being viewed as an experiment. World leaders are faced with tough decisions trying to manage unparalleled health and economic crisis and the differences of opinions over how, when and which busine...

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The Lockdown, the Fallout and the Roadmap to Recovery
April 30, 2020

By Deepta Bolaky  @DeeptaGOMarkets Global Lockdown In an abrupt and unprecedented manner, the world witnessed a mass halt to global activities due to the pandemic. Governments and central banks rushed in to intervene and support the global economy with unconventional measures to cushion the impact of the coronavirus on their economies and ease ma...

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A Summary of Major US Earnings Reports
April 24, 2020

By Deepta Bolaky  @DeeptaGOMarkets A Summary of Major US Earnings Reports IBM, Netflix Inc, Snap AT&T, and Intel Corp were among the major large-cap corporations reporting earnings.Even though the pandemic is expected to portrait a dire outlook, earnings results are much awaited to gauge if large companies can muddle through the crisis and how...

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OPEC and G20 Meetings Not Guaranteed
April 8, 2020

By Deepta Bolaky  @DeeptaGOMarkets On 8 March 2020, Saudi Arabia initiated an oil price war with Russia, triggering a rout in the oil market at a time where the world is facing a pandemic and many countries forced to shut down their activities and borders. Crude oil prices have lost nearly half of their prices, battled by a simultaneous demand an...

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First Quarter: Crisis, Volatility, and Opportunities
March 31, 2020

By Deepta Bolaky  @DeeptaGOMarkets The first quarter of 2020 was marred by unpredicted events that rattled the financial markets: Tensions between US and Iran; The extreme weather conditions across the globe as a result of climate change; The novel coronavirus; and An oil price war between Saudi Arabia, the oil kingdom, and Russia. A T...

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The Perfect Storm Brewing in the Oil Market
March 27, 2020

By Deepta Bolaky  @DeeptaGOMarkets The Perfect Storm Brewing in the Oil Market The oil and gas industry has been undergoing significant challenges due to the structural shift within the industry. A pandemic-induced economic downturn and an oil price war have now added another layer of uncertainty to the oil markets. Tensions between Saudi Arabia ...

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Gold Is Being Liquidated
March 18, 2020

By Deepta Bolaky  @DeeptaGOMarkets Liquidity Crisis High levels of liquidity happen when there is both supply and demand for an asset, meaning transactions can take place easily. A market is considered to be liquid if it can absorb liquidity trades with significant changes in price. A liquidity crisis is, therefore, an acute shortage or drying up...

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US Dollar and Gold in Tandem
January 24, 2020

By Deepta Bolaky  @DeeptaGOMarkets Which safe-haven to choose in 2020 – Gold or the Mighty Dollar? In times of uncertainties – be it economical, political or policy-related, investors generally seek safety with haven assets like the US dollar, Japanese Yen, Swiss franc or Gold. Our attention today is on Gold and the US dollar, both of whic...

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2020 Kicks off with US-Iran and Climate Change Crisis
January 15, 2020

By Deepta Bolaky  @DeeptaGOMarkets The start of the year was marred by the escalating tensions between the US and Iran while extreme weather conditions across the global triggered fierce debates about climate change. What do we know so far about the tensions between Iran and the US? Iranian-backed militia killed an American Defense Contracto...

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2019 in a Nutshell and the Transition to a New Decade
December 20, 2019

By Deepta Bolaky  @DeeptaGOMarkets If we could describe the year 2019 in one word, we believe uncertainty says it all. The world entered 2019 with a high level of ambiguity and is poised to finish the year with the same extent of uncertainties. The Global Economic Policy Uncertainty Index which is a GDP-weighted average of national EPU indices fo...

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OPEC Meeting: A Crucial Week for the Oil Market
December 3, 2019

By Deepta Bolaky  @DeeptaGOMarkets Thursday’s OPEC meeting will be a decisive one for the oil market. OPEC members and its allies (OPEC+) will gather on the 5th and 6th of December for the 177th meeting of the OPEC conference. This producer’s summit is likely to be heavily influenced by the upcoming Saudi Aramco’s IPO. OPEC+ Politics The ...

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RBA: “QE is not on our Agenda!”
November 29, 2019

By Deepta Bolaky  @DeeptaGOMarkets This year’s Annual Dinner of the Australian Business Economists was probably the most important event before the year ends. In a year that saw the RBA cutting interest rates three times, the speech around “Unconventional Monetary Policy: Some Lessons From Overseas” fueled speculations that the RBA is to ...

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The World’s Biggest IPO: Saudi Aramco
November 21, 2019

By Deepta Bolaky  @DeeptaGOMarkets What do we know about the state-owned oil giant - Saudi Aramco? World’s largest company World’s biggest state-owned oil and gas companies World’s cheapest oil producer A leader in oil production Second-largest proven crude oil reserves All of the above would probably make this upcoming Initia...

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Gold to Silver Ratio: Is it useful to commodity CFD traders?
July 2, 2019

When digging deeper into issues relating to trading precious metals you may come across the idea of using gold to silver ratios as part of decision-making. This brief article explores what this means both in terms of definition and potential implications for traders.   What is the Gold-Silver Ratio? The direction and degree of movement in ...

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Largest Crude Oil Reserves in the World
May 3, 2019

Venezuela At number one, we have a country which has been in turmoil in the last few months – Venezuela. Economic and social crisis have hit the South American nation and things are not looking to get better any time soon. However, it does top the list as the country with the largest crude oil reserves in the world at 300 billion barrels. Wort...

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Largest Crude Oil Reserves in the World
April 16, 2019

We have seen the price of crude oil (USOUSD) rise by about 43% since the beginning of the year, from around $44 per barrel to $63 per barrel at the time of writing this. It reached the highest level since November 2018 last week, on the 9th April to be exact, when it was trading at around $64.71 per barrel. In this article, we will take a look at...

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