Posts Tagged ‘NYSE:VLO’

Fight China’s Smog With Ethanol

February 6th, 2014

ethanol etfsIn decades past, we have seen that any commodity China really wants goes through the roof. We saw it in copper. We saw it in oil. We saw it in liquefied natural gas. If China starts mandating a 5% blend of ethanol to gasoline, ethanol should trade on par with gasoline. Read more…


Time To Go Long Oil Refiners and Coal Stocks?

December 18th, 2012

Kent Moors: Without fail, every year there are January surprises. They occur when investors receive a pop in selected stocks because of the way fund managers readjust their holdings to dress up their fourth quarter performance. Read more…


Bloomberg’s Most Influential People In Finance; Who’s Connected To Commodities

December 14th, 2012

Mark Cussen: Many of the key figures in the financial industry have made their fortunes in businesses that are related to tangible commodities such as oil, steel, agriculture and precious metals. Some have invested directly in one or more of these while others have made their marks Read more…


Did Turkey Just Declare War On Syria? (TUR, USO, VLO, COST, XOM)

October 5th, 2012

The Turkish Parliament has “authorized military operations” against Syria.  So exactly what does that mean?  Did Turkey (NYSEARCA:TUR) just declare war on Syria?  For now, the government of Turkey is making a clear distinction between “military operations” and “declaring war”.  Read more…


ETF Showdown: Guggenheim Insider Sentiment vs. Direxion All Cap Insider Sentiment (NFO, KNOW)

June 26th, 2012

Eric Dutram: With today’s uncertain market, stocks aren’t trading on fundamentals as much as they are on rumors, conjecture, and fear. Thanks to this, a number of securities Read more…


The Oil and Natural Gas Ratio Explodes To 52:1 (UNG, USO, VLO, DOW, WLK, POT, CF)

April 17th, 2012

EconMatters: The ink on our last article is barely dry when its dire prediction actually came true 48 hours later–natural gas price dropping below $2, a level not seen in over a decade.  Henry Hub natural Read more…


The ‘High Oil Prices = Recession’ Fallacy (USO, XLE, XOM, CVX, VLO, COP, BP)

February 28th, 2012

Jeff Harding:  Every time we see oil prices go up we hear that it will cause inflation and/or the economy will go into the tank. Read more…


Charting and Stepping Inside The Crude Oil Price Breakout (USO, CVX, XOM, VLO, BP, COP, XLE)

February 25th, 2012

Corey Rosenbloom:  Though it’s been mentioned frequently on the news, the recent crude oil price breakthrough has been impressive on the charts as well. Read more…


Roger Wiegand: Oil Prices Make For Profitable ETF Trades (GLD, SLV, USO, UCO, FXC, MRO, VLO, XOM, GG)

February 14th, 2012

Brian Sylvester:  Today’s retail investors have more options than ever before, but there is a shortage of practical information on how to manipulate different investment products, be they ETFs, options or equities. Enter Roger Wiegand, editor of Trader Tracks. In this exclusive interview with Read more…


Oil Prices: Headed Up or Down?

June 14th, 2011

Are oil prices headed up or down? If Saudi Arabia has anything to say about it, quite possibly down. Over the past several months, the kingdom has been clandestinely raising production levels. It’s been undertaking this in advance of Wednesday’s OPEC meeting. It’s attempting to placate American, Chinese, and European oil consumers. According to an article in the Financial Times, the Saudis want to bring Read more…


The Nation’s Largest Refiners Wary Of Old Man River

May 16th, 2011

Thousands of residents flee. Others stand by the riverside taking witness to an event never seen in their lives… and will maybe never see again. The Mississippi River is swelling to dangerous and deadly proportions. It’s a precarious situation. The Mississippi crested last week in Memphis, Tennessee Read more…


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