As the dollar world turns.
Oil prices are heading lower ahead of a big week in global economic matters. Not only will the G-20 meet in Pittsburg to try to assess what went wrong with the global economy and try to fix it, but also the Fed meets to decide whether or not it's time to remove some of the props that have been lifting the global markets. And the question for oil traders is whether or not the dollar can find love and happiness in a world gone mad.
Once again the dollar is the key driver moving the crude market. Traders are covering the dollar on fear that perhaps the G-20 may do something to support the dollar or that the Fed may slow down its purchases of treasuries. Of course the dollar has been oversold and it's possible that we are getting to the point where the carry trade has gotten, well, carried away. The truth is that at some point someday soon the dollar is going to bottom as data suggests that the economy is getting better. If the Fed and the globe want to keep stimulating the economy, they will have to take steps to stimulate the global economy!
Good green news this morning! There has been a drop in green house gas emissions according to the International Energy Agency! Maybe that's why this summer has been so cold. But sadly the reality is really bad news. Emissions are down due to the recession. Maybe it's not good news after all.
The global recession is still taking its toll on the refining industry. Barbara Powell at Bloomberg reports that Valero Energy Corp., the largest U.S. refiner, said it delayed until 2012 the expansion of a crude unit and coker at its refinery in St. Charles, Louisiana, due to poor refining margins. Valero has postponed several capital projects in order to free up cash on our balance sheet, Valero spokesman Bill Day said in an e-mail. The project would expand crude processing capacity by 45,000 barrels a day and coking capacity by 10,000 barrels a day. The expansion, estimated to cost $250 million, was scheduled for early 2010. The company has postponed $1.7 billion in projects until 2012 at St. Charles, its third-largest refinery. Delayed projects include an upgrade of a catalytic cracker and addition of a hydrocracker at the refinery, which has the capacity to process 250,000 barrels a day, according to data compiled by Bloomberg.
This just in: Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad is still an idiot. AFP reports that the Iranian nincompoop said today that he was proud of the anger he had caused by calling the Holocaust a myth, just days before he is due to address the U.N. General Assembly. The anger of the world's professional killers is a source of pride for us. Well he can be very proud because the world thinks he is a nut. Who dresses this guy anyway? The only person that I know that wears the same jacket over and over again is Columbo. Ahmadinejad said, The pretext for establishing the Zionist regime is a lie...a lie which relies on an unreliable claim, a mythical claim, and the occupation of Palestine has nothing to do with the Holocaust. So what is his UN speech about? Well according to Mohammad Jaffar Mohammad Zadeh, information officer in Ahmadinejad's office, his main message is to have peace and friendship with all nations based on justice and mutual respect with a message of peace.
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Sell November crude at 7498 - stop 7590.
Sell November heating oil at 18700 - stop 18900.
Sell November RBOB 18500 - stop 18700.
We're short November natural gas from apprx 477 - lower stop to 460!
The Dan Flynn Corn & Ethanol Report
Monday September 21st 2009
Good Morning !
The December Corn range in last nights action was 317 1/2
to 312. And as I write it is trading at 314 which is down
Damaging Storms with heavy winds,flooding rain and hail could
hamper the harvest tonight.The storms may have a heavy impact
in Iowa which farmers expect a bumper crop.
Compared to Illinois,Indiana and Wisconsin and other Corn growing
States the best yields are expected out of Iowa.
Stay Tuned !
On the Energy Front Stocks are coming in weaker which is a reflection
of the Crude Oil Market which is down 127 points as I write.
Massive finds of Crude and Natural Gas only lead me to believe the U.S.
can be more self sustaining with Energy and if the government will
allow Oil companies to put the infrastructure in place this will lead to
less imported Energy !
This comes at a time when we have somewhat of a tame hurricane
season and plenty of supply going into the winter months.
This is a far cry from the year of Hurricane Katrina when suppliers,
refineries and traders were scrambling to find product to sustain us
through the winter months.
Which drove the Big Drive !
Therefore I still remain bearish overall in this Complex.
Have a Great Trading Day !