Two Essential Commodity Charts to Watch

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We’re now 13 days into the Russia-Ukraine conflict, and neither side shows signs of abating. Following this lead, neither do commodity charts. Two charts encapsulate the unprecedented of this conflict and will be contributing to the stagflation environment we are heading toward or already in. Let’s dive in.

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Oil Prices Top $105 as Russia Invades Ukraine

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Oil prices hit a high this morning of $105 a barrel for the first time since 2014. This comes after Russia launched their invasion against Ukraine by land, air, and sea in the biggest attack in Europe since World War Two. With Russia being one of the world’s largest energy producers, the prospect of war […]

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Pipeline Disruption

Earlier this week, the U.S. and Germany announced they would come to an agreement resolving the long dispute over Russia’s $11 billion Nord Stream 2 pipeline project. The project is an offshore natural gas pipeline that runs under the Baltic Sea from Russia to Germany. The project began in 2018, with plans for completion sometime […]

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Vaccine Concerns

Earlier this month both China and Russia reported that they have developed a Covid-19 vaccine that has been clouded by doubt throughout the world since Phase III testing had not been performed. The vaccines have been developed by CanSino Biologic from China and the Gamaleya Institute in Moscow and are a modification of adenovirus type […]

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COVID-19 Vaccine?

With the global COVID-19 case count reaching 20 million, Russia has approved a vaccine for the disease. There is, however, suspicion around the approval since the trials have yet to conclude the Phase 3 testing. To solidify the vaccine approval, Russian President Vladimir Putin, stated the vaccine is working “effectively enough”- far too vague for […]

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Libya in Limbo

The United States has joined the United Nations and Libyan government’s investigation into the potential brokering of an unlawful sale of Libyan oil by General Khalifa Haftar.  The rebel general reportedly traveled to Venezuela to discuss oil contracts to raise money for his Libyan National Army (LNA) through the sale of crude oil.  Libya’s National […]

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Production Cuts Start Early for These Two

OPEC+ came to an agreement earlier this month to institute record-breaking production cuts of nearly 10 million barrels per day. The production cuts were set to take effect on May 1st, but some members have taken it upon themselves to start earlier. Kuwait and Saudi Arabia have both made the decision to start scaling back […]

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Russia Considers Cutting Production

In an attempt to curtail the downward plunge of global oil prices, Russia is considering supporting cuts among OPEC and its partners.  On Thursday, Sergey Lavrov, Russia’s top diplomat, confirmed Russia’s support for production cuts following a conversation between President Putin and the King of Saudi Arabia.  However, Energy Minister Alexander Novak said on Friday […]

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