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Osama Rizvi

Contributor since: 07 Dec 2016

Osama Rizvi

Osama Rizvi is an Economic and Energy Analyst with a special focus on commodities, macroeconomy, geopolitics, and climate change. He has written for various print and digital media outlets across the world such as The Diplomat Magazine and Oilprice. He is a regular panelist at Asharq with Bloomberg, TRT World, and other media news outlets where he talks about energy and the economy. His analysis focus on the bigger picture where he tries to highlight the economic, political, and geopolitical dimensions of certain issues.

Latest articles from Osama

  • Do Oil Market Fundamentals Justify $40 WTI?

    Published 07 September 2020 | viewed 19,977 times

    Oil prices have been locked in the current price range for months now, with price volatility dropping drastically. It seemed that only inventory reports, OPEC’s…

  • Bearish Sentiment Will Dominate Oil Markets Through 2020

    Published 12 February 2020 | viewed 13,387 times

    We are less than two months into the new decade and we’ve already seen multiple major oil market events. The first was the killing of…

  • What’s Really Driving Oil Prices?

    Published 15 October 2019 | viewed 15,338 times

    The recent attack on the Abqaiq oil refinery saw Brent prices jump 20 percent in a matter of minutes, the largest spike in oil prices…

  • The Downside Risk For Oil Prices Is Undeniable

    Published 21 August 2019 | viewed 14,801 times

    Inverting yield curves, a shrinking German economy, Brexit, two trade wars, tariffs and slowing industrial activity in China are all pointing to the possibility of…

  • The Single Biggest Factor For Oil Price Forecasts

    Published 26 June 2019 | viewed 9,392 times

    Trump and Xi will meet this Friday at the G20 summit to discuss the possibility of settling their dispute and putting an end to the…

  • Has Trump Given Up On Keeping Oil Prices Low?

    Published 24 April 2019 | viewed 8,867 times

    Oil prices have rallied more than 2 percent this week after the Trump Administration canceled the waivers given to major consumers of Iranian oil -…

  • The 7 Factors Driving Oil Prices In 2019

    Published 23 January 2019 | viewed 28,061 times

    Last year, oil prices rallied all the way up to a four year high before plunging more than $30. There were many factors at play…

  • Could Oil Prices Fall To $40?

    Published 26 November 2018 | viewed 105,231 times

    Crude market volatility has soared in the second half of 2018, with prices touching a four year high before entering their longest losing streak in…

  • Fear Has Driven Oil Prices Too High

    Published 05 October 2018 | viewed 20,789 times

    The bulls are well and truly back in the oil market, with many analysts and traders predicting $100 oil by Christmas. But upon closer inspection,…

  • A Bearish September For Oil

    Published 05 September 2018 | viewed 17,456 times

    The recent gains in WTI and Brent were a treat for investors and a boon for oil bulls. The original catalyst for this most recent…

  • The Two Factors To Watch In Today’s Oil Markets

    Published 11 August 2018 | viewed 14,755 times

    The bulls have gained the upper hand in oil markets of late, with estimates of $90 oil before the end of the year. The driving…

  • The Downside Risk For Oil

    Published 11 July 2018 | viewed 18,695 times

    Oil prices have spiked more than 13 percent in the past ten days, with WTI touching $75 at one point, the highest since the 2014…

  • Downside Risk Remains In Oil Markets

    Published 10 July 2018 | viewed 10,199 times

    Oil prices have spiked more than 13 percent in the past ten days, with WTI touching $75 at one point, the highest since the 2014…

  • Don’t Take Higher Oil Prices For Granted

    Published 02 June 2018 | viewed 44,781 times

    Oil prices collapsed at the start of this week, with WTI and Brent dropping 5.5 percent and 7.5 percent respectively from their three and a…

  • The Six Factors Driving Oil Markets In 2018

    Published 12 April 2018 | viewed 22,778 times

    Uncertainty appears to have returned to oil markets of late, with a cluster of factors battling for influence over prices. The oil bulls are very…

  • Where Do Oil Markets Go After The OPEC Deal?

    Published 03 March 2018 | viewed 23,881 times

    Lately, oil markets have been finely balanced. Both the bulls and bears can make a compelling argument for their respective cases. Russia has vowed not…

  • Is The Shale Boom A Certainty?

    Published 24 January 2018 | viewed 14,017 times

    Among the fears that grip today’s oil markets, nothing is as strong as the uncontrollable rise of U.S. shale production. While OPEC and its partners…

  • Saudi Arabia’s Big Oil Gamble

    Published 19 December 2017 | viewed 23,374 times

    With Mohammad bin Salman (MBS) now firmly in power in Saudi Arabia, Aramco’s IPO and fundraising to diversify the kingdom’s economy away from oil will…

  • U.S. Shale Could Bring Bearishness Back To Markets

    Published 31 October 2017 | viewed 15,943 times

    Brent oil has breached the technical and psychological barrier of $60, while WTI inched up to $54. The bulls are relishing in the excitement of…

  • The Driving Forces Behind Today’s Oil Markets

    Published 28 September 2017 | viewed 18,427 times

    The oil market is arguably the most fickle market in the world… One day it might set new records for bullishness, the next we might…

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