Bob Iaccino


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How Much Does Oil and Gas Drive U.S. GDP?

The U.S. economy has had a long and bumpy ride on the path to stable growth. The last four GDP…

Power Rankings: Which Countries Matter Most to Crude Oil?

On March 1, we published a piece titled “A Global Tour of Crude Oil: Which Countries Matter Most?”. In that…

Stocks Have Not Priced In The Trade War

The United States/ China trade war has been a leading story in financial news for over a year. President Donald…

Why The ‘+’ in OPEC+ Matters To Oil Markets

A new term has emerged in the world of crude oil price analysis; “OPEC+”. The Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries…

Power Rankings: Crude Oil Data Releases

Active traders and active investors love crude oil. From highly liquid futures contracts like WTI crude to oil ETF’s to…

A Global Tour of Crude Oil: Which Countries Matter Most?

According to Merriam-Webster, the word “geopolitics” can mean: a combination of political and geographic factors relating to something (such as…

Do Oil Prices Really Predict Gasoline Prices?

With the commencement of a new round of OPEC + Russia crude oil production cuts on January 1, many people…

Long-Term Rates, Not The Fed, Influence Stocks

The stock market selloff that began in October looked like it may have been over once the market heard from…

Making Sense of The Mysterious Strategic Petroleum Reserve

On August 20, The U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Fossil Energy (FE) announced a “Notice of Sale” for crude…

Can OPEC Still Influence the Price of Crude Oil?

The acronym “NOPEC” has appeared in the headlines lately and is drawing the attention of crude oil traders. NOPEC stands…

Three Crude Oil Events to Watch Before End of Year

For at least the last 20 years, there have been two consistent periods of “seasonality” in which crude oil market…