Category: Oil

Gold Weekly Fundamental Analysis for June 27-July 01, 2011

Gold ended last week with heavy losses after the metal failed to sustain the gains versus the strong dollar and amid a heavy selloff on commodities.
This week, the downside pressures on gold might still be evident this week as the metal broke through critical support levels and accordingly the liquidations might still be evident especially amid heavy volatility in the market

The Basics of Oil Trading

You can make Money in Oil trading at home. You can start Investing in oil through one of the oil brokers, who provide the trader with trading software and market analyses. The Oil Market is very complex market but there are ways for you to learn the market. To get a better understanding of the basics we will explain some simple steps to get a better understanding of the basics.

Stocks Fall on Concern Japan’s Quake to Hurt Growth; Treasuries, Euro Gain

Global stocks slid, following the biggest drop in Tokyo since 2008, and Treasuries gained amid concern Japan’s biggest earthquake on record will hurt economic growth. The euro rallied as European leaders agreed to expand the region’s rescue fund.

The Standard & Poor’s 500 Index fell 0.6 percent to 1,296.39 at 4 p.m. in New York, paring a drop of as much as 1.4 percent as energy shares rebounded. The Nikkei 225 Stock Average plunged 6.2 percent, with about $285 billion in equity value erased from the Japanese market. Ten-year Treasury yields lost 4 basis points to 3.37 percent. Oil reversed losses after dipping below $99 a barrel. The euro rose against 15 of 16 major peers.

Companies that operate nuclear power plants or supply the fuel helped lead stocks lower, with Entergy Corp. down 4.9 percent in New York and Cameco Corp. tumbling 13 percent in Toronto, while natural gas rallied amid speculation that the atomic-energy industry will suffer as Japan works to contain radiation at damaged reactors. Tiffany & Co. and Coach Inc. lost more than 5.2 percent for the biggest declines in the S&P 500 on concern sales of luxury goods in Japan will slow.

Oil could reach $300 a Barrel

If the entire Middle East falls under radical control – we could be looking at $300-a-barrel oil and pump prices of $9.57 a gallon. Definitely a stunner.

U.S. oil prices yesterday (Tuesday) hit their highest levels since September 2008 as investors reacted to fears that Middle East tumult would spread from Libya to such key Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) as Iran and Saudi Arabia. But never fear: Even if the Middle East melts down and oil prices soar, there are moves you can make to hedge away your risk.