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OPEC – Big Promises, Small Deliveries

As reported by the International Energy Agency in its April 2022 Oil Market Report, oil production by OPEC countries increased by only 40,000 barrels per day in March, well below the 400,000 barrels per day promised. This is also far…

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Why the Fed Rate Hike May Not Stop Inflation

Federal Reserve (Fed) Chairman Jerome Powell reiterated the Fed’s position on interest rates in his speech at an IMF-sponsored seminar Thursday (April 21, 2022). The Fed sees inflation running away and wants to use its tools to stop it. “Getting inflation back…

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The Two Things Investors Should Keep an Eye On

These are certainly special times we are experiencing at the moment, from the virus pandemic, new all-time highs in the stock markets, commodity boom to the war in Ukraine. Investors are certainly thinking about how best to position themselves in…

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Natural Gas Rises Above $7

The price of natural gas (Henry Hub) has risen to over $7, a price last recorded in 2008. Year on year, the price has already risen by over 92% and currently stands at $7,189. Russia, which is currently facing heavy…

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ECB Maintains 0.00% Interest Rate Policy

The ECB published its interest rate decision today and unsurprisingly left interest rates at 0.00%. The decision could not offer any surprise, as analysts had already anticipated the rest of the current monetary policy. The deposit facility rate remains at…

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Energy Week Review

Oil Crude oil prices have been volatile this year, which is probably also due to speculation, as the price moves with almost any news related to Ukraine or Russia. However, the trend in oil prices remains upward, even though the…

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