Matt Smith is a Director of Commodity Research at ClipperData. Matt specializes in extracting key themes from technical and fundamental analysis of the global energy market, and communicating these through daily and weekly deliverables. He also provides oil and natural gas analysis and commentary to national and international media outlets that include CNBC, Fox Business, Russia 24, the Wall Street Journal, MarketWatch, AFP, Reuters, and The Oil Daily. Prior to ClipperData, he spent eight years at Schneider Electric as a Commodity Analyst, where he also founded and authored the blog, Energy Burrito. Prior to Schneider, he spent eight years at the Royal Bank of Canada in London as a portfolio manager and financial analyst.

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Market Currents: Saudi maintains strong oil exports to US, Asia

After a couple of days of rampant rallying, crude is heading lower once more amid a stronger dollar (read: a pound walloping). Hark, here are five things to consider in energy markets today. 1) JP Morgan is the latest entity to draw attention to the fact that the pace of Chinese crude imports is uns ...

Market Currents: Saudi, Iran, Iraq oil exports rip higher

Once again, broader markets are maintaining a risk-on stance, with a falling dollar helping to usher crude prices higher. With weekly inventories bringing focus back to U.S. fundamentals as we charge toward a holiday weekend (stay strong, my friends), here are five things to consider relating to oil ...

Market Currents: Chinese stockpiling strong…demand less so

After the bloodletting across energy commodities, equities and various currencies in recent days, today is the day we have a relief rally, with markets are seeing an inevitable rebound. Hark, here are five things to consider in oil markets today. 1) @ClydeCommods revisits the Chinese conundrum, and ...

Market Currents: Nigerian oil exports rise, Chinese coal capacity drops

As the U.S. dollar flexes its muscles once again and broader markets adopt a decidedly risk-off stance, oil prices are charging lower amid unknowns surrounding last week’s Brexit decision. Hark, here are five things to consider in oil and energy today. 1) Nigeria’s Minister for Petroleum ...

Market Currents: Saudi oil exports rise while inventories fall

And as the world comes to terms with the news that the U.K. has voted to leave the E.U., the oil market is getting a wop bop a loo bop a lop bam walloped. Hark, here are five more energy-specific things to consider today: 1) Energy commodities are getting crushed as a result of the ... ...

Market Currents: US LNG exports heading far and wide

As the pound pushes on, equities rally, and bonds sell off, oil is being propelled higher by an expectation for a ‘remain’ vote coming through in today’s Brexit vote. With that out of the way, let’s dig into five interesting oil and gas-specific trends today: 1) The chart bel ...

Market Currents: Five things to consider in oil markets today

The frenetic price swings continue in the oil market today, as prices push higher ahead of the EIA’s weekly inventory report, further buoyed by dollar weakness. Hark, here are five things to consider in oil markets today: 1) Not only are we seeing the rig count showing signs of life, but we ar ...

Market Currents: Nigerian oil exports holding up, Venezuelan exports fall

Once again, the oil market is being whipsawed around by currency swings under the influence of Brexit sentiment. Amid dollar strength, Nigerian truce hopes, and some profit-taking after two days of leaping higher, crude retraces. Hark, here are five things to consider in crude oil markets: 1) Nigeri ...

Market Currents: Five things to consider in energy markets today

In honor of Brian Wilson’s 74th birthday, the oil market is picking up some good vibrations to start the week. As Brexit fears abate and risk-on returns, crude is propelled higher by a weaker dollar. Hark, here are five things to consider in energy markets today. 1) On the economic data front, ...

Market Currents: Latin American oil exports under pressure

It is national flip-flop day, and the oil market is acting accordingly. After reaching a one-month low after six consecutive days of losses, crude has changed direction today, and is relief-rallying into the weekend on easing Brexit fears (ergo, a weaker dollar) and broader improving economic sentim ...

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