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Did 2011 End the Way Mainstream Financial Experts Expected? Part Two: Crude Oil
Would you be better off not having listened to mainstream calls for crude oil in early 2011?

By Nico Isaac
12/29/2011 11:30:00 AM

Yesterday (December 28), I started a three-part "year-in-review" series inspired by the movie "It's a Wonderful Life." The basic gist: What if the early 2011 mainstream financial forecasts never existed? Would those who listened have been better -- or worse off -- now? Today, let's look crude oil -- and see how that same "fundamentals"-first approach misled mainstream forecasters.

Filed Under: crude oil, Elliott wave, Elliott Wave trading, ethanol futures, financial forecast, technical analysis, technical indicators

Category: Energy


Crude Oil: From Above $100 Down to $91 in Ten Days
Was the latest sell-off in crude predictable? Yes -- here's how

By Vadim Pokhlebkin
6/20/2011 5:30:00 PM

Elliott wave analysis comes down to this: The ability to identify patterns in price charts. If you can do that, you can do Elliott. Sometimes it's easy, sometimes not so much -- but because there are only 13 known Elliott wave patterns, you can train yourself to find them fairly quickly in most situations. With that in mind, let's take a look at the recent price action in crude.

Filed Under: contracting triangle, crude oil, ethanol futures, market manipulation, options trading, supply and demand, technical analysis, trading lessons

Category: Energy


Crude Oil: $112 a Barrel and Counting
Elliott wave patterns anticipated oil rally BEFORE Middle East unrest

By Vadim Pokhlebkin
4/8/2011 2:00:00 PM

The notion that conflict in the Middle Eastern is bullish for oil does seem logical -- after all, how could it not be if that's where most of the world's oil comes from? But read this excerpt from EWI's January 2011 Global Market Perspective. This bullish forecast was published on December 31, 2010 -- before Tunisia; before Egypt; before Libya...

Filed Under: bull market, crude oil, Elliott wave, ethanol futures, inflation, technical analysis, technical indicators

Category: Energy


The Star of SUGAR’S Story: Bull or Bear?

By Nico Isaac
6/18/2009 12:00:00 PM

True or False -- Crude oil prices move in step with sugar prices. Reason being, the higher the cost of oil, the greater the demand for alternative fuels such as cane-based ethanol. Answer: That depends on whom you ask. Here are some recent statistics...

Filed Under: crude oil, sugar futures, ethanol futures, corn futures, Fibonacci

Category: Commodities


Sugar Futures: Sour Prices, Sweet Opportunity
Do sugar futures really follow crude oil prices?

By Vadim Pokhlebkin
6/9/2008 10:45:00 PM

How many times have you heard the widely received notion that SUGAR prices move in tandem with Crude Oil? Here’s the problem: Since hitting a multi-year high on March 14, sugar prices have collapsed -- while oil has continued to make headlines.

Filed Under: sugar futures, ethanol futures, crude oil

Category: Commodities


Sugar: On Track To Opportunity

By Nico Isaac
5/8/2008 5:00:00 PM

In the real world, the supposed well-oiled "machines" of financial markets respond less like KITT, the obedient car of TV’s “Knight Rider” and more like the demon-possessed trucks of Stephen King’s horror flick “Maximum Overdrive.” Case in point, the mid-April news reports claiming SUGAR's uptrend was being driven by High Crude Oil...

Filed Under: sugar futures, crude oil, ethanol futures

Category: Commodities


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