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Matt Smith


Contributor since: 17 Oct 2012

Matt Smith

Taking a voyage across the world of energy with ClipperData’s Director of Commodity Research. Follow on Twitter @ClipperData, @mattvsmith01

Latest articles from Matt

  • Crude Crashes As Saudis Kill OPEC Meeting Before It Even Started

    Published 23 September 2016 | viewed 37,441 times

    Crude prices are selling off, aided by Saudi comments that a decision will not be forthcoming from next week's OPEC meeting in Algiers. Add to…

  • Inventory Draws And Weaker Dollar Jolt Oil Prices

    Published 22 September 2016 | viewed 8,291 times

    After being surprised by the voracity of the weekly oil inventory draw yesterday, oil prices have been rallying ever since. Today a move higher is…

  • Oil Prices Rebound On Falling Gasoline Futures

    Published 20 September 2016 | viewed 11,494 times

      One hundred and thirty-one years after the birth of the mighty Jelly Roll Morton, the crude complex has got the blues once more. Prices…

  • Oil Rises On OPEC Jawboning, Libyan Turmoil

    Published 19 September 2016 | viewed 9,547 times

    Oil is charging higher to start the new week, on the ebb and flow of production freeze rhetoric and adverse developments relating to returning Libyan…

  • Crude Charges Lower On Oversupply Concerns

    Published 16 September 2016 | viewed 7,303 times

    Gasoline is continuing its charge higher amid ongoing issues relating to the Colonial pipeline. Nonetheless, crude is charging lower into the weekend as oversupply fears…

  • Crude Rises In Spite Of Poor Economic Data

    Published 15 September 2016 | viewed 9,045 times

    Crude has just given up the ghost of a rally, as poor economic data weighs on broader market sentiment again. As the dollar rallies, despite…

  • Oil Prices Slide On Strong Builds In Distillates

    Published 14 September 2016 | viewed 13,281 times

    Happy middle O'week! After temporarily ripping higher in response to a surprise draw to crude inventories, oil prices are looking lower once more, as bearish…

  • Oil Prices Slammed By Bearish IEA Data And Strong Dollar

    Published 13 September 2016 | viewed 10,905 times

    The combination of a strong US dollar and a weak IEA report is clobbering crude today. As the market limbers up for tomorrow's EIA report,…

  • Oil Up In Spite Of Bearish OPEC Report

    Published 12 September 2016 | viewed 10,248 times

    Oil prices have reversed losses and are heading higher today, despite a bearish-tilted monthly OPEC report. The U.S. dollar has pulled a U-turn, and weakness…

  • What’s Behind The Epic Draw In U.S. Crude Stocks?

    Published 08 September 2016 | viewed 13,531 times

    As a humongous draw to oil inventories has wrong-footed the market, crude prices have ripped higher in response. Hark, here are five things to consider…

  • Crude Seesaws Ahead Of Inventory Data

    Published 07 September 2016 | viewed 9,604 times

    Crude is flip-flopping ahead of an exceedingly likely inventory draw to crude stocks from tomorrow's Labor Day-delayed inventory report. With a choppy U.S. dollar, crude…

  • Oil Prices Edge Lower As Output Freeze Hopes Fizzle Again

    Published 06 September 2016 | viewed 14,862 times

    After yesterday's accord between Saudi Arabia and Russia ignited an effervescent oil rally, we have now seen these hopes fizzle out once more. As the…

  • Oil Prices Rally As OPEC Deal Seems More Likely

    Published 02 September 2016 | viewed 25,466 times

    Happy Nonfarm Friday! After selling off strongly so far this week, oil prices are mustering a bounce into the holiday weekend, encouraged higher by an…

  • Dollar Strength Takes Its Toll On Oil Prices Again

    Published 01 September 2016 | viewed 9,885 times

    As we move into September, the return of oversupply fears are clobbering the crude complex lower, with gasoline leading the charge. With Nonfarm Friday on…

  • Oil Prices In Freefall As Fundamentals Worsen

    Published 31 August 2016 | viewed 30,829 times

    Crude prices are softening for a third consecutive day thus far, as a decent ADP employment report out in the U.S. has boosted expectations from…

  • Oil Prices Edge Lower As Gulf Of Mexico Storm Fears Abate

    Published 30 August 2016 | viewed 9,126 times

    As the dollar rallies again, as Gulf of Mexico storm fears dissipate, and as a build is expected from tomorrow's EIA report, crude is heading…

  • Oil Prices Edge Lower On Firm Dollar

    Published 29 August 2016 | viewed 6,914 times

    Oil prices are retracing to start the week, as producer rhetoric rumbles on, and the U.S. dollar strengthens. Hark, here are five things to consider…

  • Oil Stabilizes On Falling Dollar

    Published 26 August 2016 | viewed 8,494 times

    As financial markets are distracted once more by Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen, crude is not immune to this influence, making moves in response to…

  • Oil Markets On Edge Awaiting Yellen's Speech

    Published 25 August 2016 | viewed 11,808 times

    With broader markets distracted by an impending speech by Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen, crude is once again preoccupied by potential OPEC developments. As the…

  • Battle For Crude Market Share In China Heats Up Again

    Published 24 August 2016 | viewed 8,282 times

    Oil prices are looking lower, facing headwinds of a stronger dollar and a bearish oil inventory report. Hark, here are six things to consider in…

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