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Can Crude Oil Prices Continue To Rally Like This?

Oil prices have bounced around a bit after last week but have held more or less in the range of $43 per barrel for WTI and $45 for Brent. The price gains over the past few weeks come as the fundamentals have improved. Oil production is expected to continue to fall through 2017 as too few new wells come online to replace rapidly falling shale output.

Oil Bust Spreads: Credit Downgraded Of 11 Texas Towns

The Moody’s ratings have little forward-looking value, and are more a reflection of what the market already knows—that times are tough, and lending in this industry—or within the geographical boundaries of oil-dependent locations—comes at a risk. Moody’s will consider the oil downturn and the ability of each government to adapt in this difficult environment.

Can Crude Oil Prices Continue To Rally Like This?

Japanese inflation data mirrored that of Germany, and was flat MoM, with YoY inflation dropping to +0.2%. In terms of inflation, the US is in a similar position to both Germany and Japan, in that should oil prices stay around current levels, it will too see inflation data coming in as flat as a beaver’s tail by year-end.

Gold Will Soar by at Least 81% - Ross Beaty

Legendary resource investor Ross Beaty likes gold at today’s prices, down 42% from its all-time high. He says. “I like gold partly because I’m a contrarian & nobody else likes it now, always a great bottom indicator. Also because it’s a kind of refuge in the storm that’s blowing around the world financial markets today with unprecedented moves in currencies, energy prices, etc.”

Fracking — A New Bubble for a New Year

Oil and natural gas exploration and extraction via fracking or hydraulic fracturing is a highly capital-intensive venture. Given the tentative strategy of the Federal Reserve in raising the benchmark interest rate, a sudden and unexpected increase in borrowing costs for businesses in the high-yield debt space is a serious cause for concern.

‘Liquids-Rich’ North American Natural Gas Will Attract Capital

The “shale game is the future for oil and gas in North America.” Exploration and development is focusing on projects where natural gas carries with it a substantial volume of liquid hydrocarbons, which are very valuable. They increase profits substantially when they occur.

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