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Berger: Looking for price weakness in the Russell 2000
Serge Berger
17 November 2014 at 7:49 GMT
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Why trading oil is like 'catching a falling knife'
Ole Hansen
15 October 2014 at 9:11 GMT
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As the oil price falls how best to trade crude
Ole Hansen
13 August 2014 at 12:16 GMT
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What's really behind crude's dramatic decline
Ole Hansen
05 August 2014 at 13:14 GMT
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Why China's oil hoarding will keep prices up
Ole Hansen
09 July 2014 at 9:57 GMT
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What next for oil and gas as global tensions rise?
Ole Hansen
16 June 2014 at 14:03 GMT
Video / 16 June 2014 at 14:03 GMT

What next for oil and gas as global tensions rise?

Ole Hansen
Are oil prices beginning to stabilise after last week’s rally? Saxo’s Ole Hansen believes so, despite the ongoing violence in Iraq. He says because supply pipe lines have not yet been disrupted in southern parts of the country, the market is more settled. However, Hansen stresses that Brent Crude must stay above USD 111 per barrel and for WTI above USD 105.

There is though some good news after US oil production rose to a 44 year high. Although the country cannot export that by law, Hansen believes that could change which would help alleviate potential supply pressure. There’s also talk that the US and Iran could hold discussions about the Iraq crisis, perhaps even leading to the pariah state increasing exports.

Meanwhile Russia says it has cut off gas supplies to Ukraine after Kiev failed to meet a deadline to pay its large bill. But no need to panic says Ole Hansen. He believes it shouldn’t have an impact on gas flows through Ukraine to Europe. Furthermore because of summer temperatures demand in Ukraine is low. Hansen, however, warns that a solution will have to be found over the next few months as demand picks up.

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