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    Balancing gold and oil: Part 2

    I was backed by historic levels of the GOR.

    In the last three decades, the GOR barely showed a value under 10, nor a value above 30. And more often this ratio bounced off a …

    Read full article » Middle East: Tuesday, July 14 - 2009 @ 16:12
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    Copper: One of the world’s oldest commodities

    Metals can be divided in either precious metals (such as gold and silver) and industrial (or base) metals.

    Copper is one of the world’s oldest commodities, and belongs to the group of industrial metals, which …

    Read full article » : Monday, June 01 - 2009 @ 14:38
  • ein

    Natural Gas shows recovery

    Recently, (US) macro-economic figures show less weakening in the economy or maybe a recovering economy.

    Of course this recovery process will not occur overnight and it will take a long time for the world economy …

    Read full article » Middle East: Tuesday, May 12 - 2009 @ 12:31
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    Is copper showing the downturn may be over?

    However, what we can notice is that safe havens such as gold came under selling pressure as stock markets recovered from their bottom at the beginning of March.

    Until March, investors fled into gold and …

    Read full article » Middle East: Monday, April 27 - 2009 @ 12:18
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    Energy market liberalisation and pricing

    It is difficult to speak of the price of an energy product, because one price does not exist.

    Energy products, according to the investment theory, can be put in the category commodities.

    Commodity prices are …

    Read full article » Middle East: Thursday, April 02 - 2009 @ 12:31
  • ein

    Balancing gold and oil

    Maybe this sentiment might deliver a golden opportunity: Long oil versus short gold.

    I also seek confirmation using the GOR, the Gold/Oil-Ratio.

    This ratio shows how many barrels of oil can be bought with one …

    Read full article » Middle East: Sunday, March 08 - 2009 @ 16:56
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    Baltic Dry Index: Signs of economic recovery?

    Of course these numbers are bad and in the near future, the macro-economic environment will likely remain bad.

    However, it is more important for us to judge where the global economy is heading, since this will …

    Read full article » Middle East: Wednesday, February 18 - 2009 @ 10:59
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    Oil in contango

    Royal Dutch Shell (RDS) and British Petroleum (BP) have been acting on these interesting developments of price differentials.

    These European oil majors are buying oil at the spot market (or hoarding their own produced oil) …

    Read full article » Middle East: Tuesday, January 20 - 2009 @ 15:46
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    US dollar strength keeps Euro pair even

    Monday December 8, the euro/dollar still remains in a neutral zone with a quote of around $1.29.

    The monthly US unemployment figures showed a dramatic loss of 533,000 jobs in November, which were the heaviest …

    Read full article » : Monday, December 15 - 2008 @ 15:11
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    Standard deviation is key to predicting price volatility

    Volatility is the most important price driver of option premiums.

    We are interested in future volatility. However, this is the only kind of volatility that we cannot know. We are able to calculate historical volatility, …

    Read full article » : Wednesday, December 03 - 2008 @ 12:10

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