Crude oil goes into a downside breakout after the International Monetary Fund raised concerns about frothy stock markets and weaker economic growth causing a reaction with stimulus moves by Russia and Norway.
Most traders agree that proper risk management is the key to successful trading. However, many traders depend on the deeply flawed measure of standard deviation as a benchmark of risk. Here we put it to the test.
"We have gone in and taken the assets away from the competent people, given them to the incompetent people and said to the incompetent people, now you compete with the competent people with their money. It’s absurd.”
Oil rallied further after the leaked Fed story. Apparently the Fed did not want the market thinking that rates were going up anytime soon so they dropped a dime to their buddy Jon Hilsenrath at the Wall Street Journal.
The oil industry is gearing up for a postelection lobbying push to loosen the four-decade U.S. ban on exports of crude oil, saying that relaxing the prohibition would create jobs and stimulate the economy.
The Old Farmer's Almanac had it right last winter and their woolly caterpillars and other things they use to predict weather will send chills down your spine. They are predicting a “super cold “winter in the eastern two-thirds of the country.