Tag: Emil Van Essen

17 Jan 2017

4 Energy Traders you Won’t See on Bloomberg

It all started at the trail end of 2014. Crude Oil fell significantly below the $100 level and kept heading lower. About that time, a friend of a friend asked where he should turn to find a few interesting ways to play a “bounce” in Crude Oil. We obliged, writing “How to Play A Bounce in Crude […]

05 Nov 2010

It’s a wrap… FIA and CTA Expo come to a close

It was indeed a busy week for managed futures in Chicago with the FIA (Futures Industry Association) Conference and upstart CTA Expo in town.  With so many CTAs in town for the week, it was a great time for us to get further face to face time with many of the CTAs we work with […]

11 Nov 2010

Expanding Commodity Volatility = Good or Bad?

It has been an interesting past two days in commodity markets, with some sharp moves up/then down, before settling in a little today…. with Silver moving nearly 10% in a session and a half, Cotton falling from its highs, and grain markets moving: (Sugar has dropped about -7% in the hour or so since we […]

06 Dec 2010

That was fast…new 2010 highs for some commodities

That was fast…. After a sharp commodity sell off mid November from annual highs, last week saw several markets push back above their early November high points. Palladium started the ball rolling on Thursday (putting in a high 25% above its low just 12 trading days ago), followed by Silver, Gold, Crude Oil, Heating Oil, […]

24 Feb 2011

What contango unwinding looks like…

While there has been much written about Crude Oil’s spike above $100 on the back of the news out of Libya, we haven’t seen much on what the spike has meant for the entire Crude “curve”, meaning the further out contract months (Crude has open interest all the way out to the December 2019 contract) […]