Risk level: Yellow RED: Severe (+/- 4%) ORANGE: High (+/- 3%) YELLOW: Elevated (+/- 2%) BLUE: Guarded (+/- 1%) THE BOOSTER SHOT -US energy goals are a fool’s errand -Brent won’t be in black because OPEC is back OPEC curtailments eased back as of Saturday as the cartel anticipates a slow rise in demand through … More The Myth of Independence
-Stimulus meets the surrealism of populism. -First-half optimism is starting to fade. Crude oil prices were in retreat early in the Friday session amid jitters over global economic recovery plans. Risk analysts expect Jenga-like challenges will erupt in emerging markets that may lack the healthcare infrastructure to deal with the pandemic. Elsewhere, the Chinese appetite … More The Daily Dose; Is Stimulus Over?
-US jobless claims a bit worse than expected. -China posts growth in the second quarter. The market is having a latent response to the decision from OPEC to ease back on production curtailments, with Brent erasing gains from a previous session spurred by supply-side data. OPEC’s secretary general on Wednesday credited coordinated restraint along multilateral … More The Daily Dose; Second Economic Verse, Same as The First