Oil

  • How “going electric” could cause the next oil crisis
  • In 1973, Egypt and Syria launched an attack on Israel. During this war, Israel was supported by its close ally, the US. In response to US support, the Organisation of Arab Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC), who control much of the world's oil market, implemented an oil embargo against the US and its allies. Consequently, the price of oil soared from $3 a barrel to $12 a barrel. ... ››› more
  • [22 September 2017]
  • You need to think twice before betting on a rising oil price again…
  • WTI Crude oil hit a low of $22 a barrel in early 2016. It then rose for much of the year, ending the year at $53. But since the start of 2017, the oil price is down around 12% to $46.60. So, with the oil price at lows, should you look at investing in the oil sector again? Is demand growing fast enough or is supply still too high? *****************************   Get everyt... ››› more
  • [21 September 2017]
  • Profit Alert! Why this one line tells me Brent Crude Oil is going up
  • Fun times we're living in. We have two scenarios with oil in South Africa. Oil goes up in price and the petrol price goes up. Oil goes down in price and the petrol price STILL goes up. So clearly, no matter which way the oil price goes, we are still going to pay higher petrol prices. But there are ways to profit from the oil price, by just using one simple line. Today I'm going to... ››› more
  • [11 April 2017]
  • Five market movements - 3 to buy and 2 to sell
  • JSE All Share marginally positive, up 0,7% After several volatile weeks, due to policy uncertainty, some calm appears to have returned to the markets. The JSE All Share Index was up 0,7% last week. Resources were down 3%, while Industrial's up 1,8% and Financials' up 2,5% lifted the markets overall. Brent Crude up 5% Russia indicated it would support a cut in output if adopted by Opec. Ma... ››› more
  • [23 November 2016]
  • The petrol price is heading up again tonight - Increase your income today
  • Times are tough and they're only going to get worse. According to the department of energy, you can expect the price of petrol to go up by at least 11 cents per litre tonight. Diesel will increase by 42 cents per litre. The price of paraffin is going up by 43 cent per litre. The main reason for the fuel price increase is related to the fact that petroleum product prices are going up. Fortunatel... ››› more
  • [05 July 2016]
  • If gold is heading to $600, where is black gold headed?
  • Black Gold, Texas Tea or oil. Call it what you like, it's not looking good. However, we have the perfect instrument you can use to profit with during the oil crash. Black Gold, Texas Tea or oil. Call it what you like, it's not looking good.   Crude Oil is the most traded commodity on the planet. Over the last 100 years, oil has been a huge catalyst for the world economy. In fa... ››› more
  • [11 December 2015]
  • How to profit from the glut of oil
  • In the middle of last year, the oil price started its decent. This year, the price of oil has struggled to get above $60 a barrel. In the past when demand for oil ebbed, producers pulled back production to help the price out. But this time around, producers continue to pump oil out of the ground. This leaves the industry with a bit of a problem. What to do with all the excess oil? But this p... ››› more
  • [27 November 2015]
  • The New Oil Order explained for your trading!
  • The most traded commodity in the world is also the most disappointing commodity in the world. The oil industry has taken off to new heights. And by new heights I'm certainly NOT talking about revenue or prices. I'm talking about the ridiculous increase in oil production per day. Back in 1980, we had around 59 million barrels of oil produced per day. This year we have over 85 million barrels... ››› more
  • [09 November 2015]
  • About the ETN: Standard Bank Oil ETN [JSE:SBAOIL]
  • Standard Bank Oil exchange traded note (ETN) tracks the performance of the West Texas Intermediate oil price in dollars per barrel. The ETN has a listing on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange… Full name: Standard Bank Oil ETN Short name: SBOIL Ticker: SBAOIL Sector: JSE listed notes   Five top facts about Standard Bank Oil ETN   Fact #1: ETNs are debt instrum... ››› more
  • [06 November 2015]
  • Three sectors set to benefit from the growing demand for energy
  • With the oil price sitting at its current levels, it's hard to imagine growing demand for energy. But demand for energy is set to grow. So how can you profit from the growth for energy? Read on to find out… The world’s growing energy demands   Have a look at the chart below showing projected energy demand for the world until 2030…       From t... ››› more
  • [04 November 2015]
  • Fuel prices will be cheaper at the pump come Wednesday
  • On Saturday, the Department of Energy announced its changes to the prices of fuel for November. It revealed good news for motorists as both the petrol price and the diesel price will fall. Let's take a closer look… Fuel prices fall all round   On 4 November, the “price of all grades of petrol [and] the wholesale price of both grades of diesel” will fall, reports Fin24. T... ››› more
  • [02 November 2015]
  • Why the oil price is set to recover and how to profit
  • It's no secret that the oil price has seen more than a year of lack lustre performance. Whilst many investors speculate on when the price will recover, one thing is certain, it will at some stage. So when can you expect to see the oil price recover? And how can you profit from the oil industry? Let's take a closer look… The oil price could be back at $100 a barrel in 2017 Since Ju... ››› more
  • [30 October 2015]
  • Producer inflation rises on the back of higher food prices
  • Earlier today, Stats SA released its producer inflation figures for September. The data showed a slight rise in the key economic indicator compared to the same period last year. Yet lower fuel prices helped to offset a larger rise. Let's take a closer look at what the data revealed… Producer inflation rose to 3.6% Producer inflation, as measured by the producer price index (PPI... ››› more
  • [29 October 2015]
  • Oil's been doing quite well, but it's unlikely to continue…
  • Over the past few weeks, the oil price has rallied. This is mostly thanks to a weaker dollar and the chance that supply of US shale oil is slowing. So will oil keep climbing? Let's take a closer look… How the oil industry has changed The big change in the whole oil industry has been the success of US shale oil. More efficient fracking led to oil reserves that were once inacces... ››› more
  • [16 October 2015]
  • It's a mixed bag for fuel prices this month with diesel users hardest hit
  • On Friday, the Department of Energy announced what was in store for fuel prices this month. The department revealed that prices would move up and down, it all depends on what fuel you use. Let's take a closer look… What’s going on with fuel prices? The Department of Energy said that users of 93 grade petrol will see the price fall by 2c a litre from Wednesday, reports Fin24. On ... ››› more
  • [05 October 2015]
  • Could years of lower oil prices lie ahead?
  • Commodities have had it hard over the past few years. But oil managed to stand its ground, until just over a year ago that is. Since then, the oil price has slid lower and Brent crude oil struggles to trade above $50 a barrel for long periods of time. So what's going on with the oil price? And is a recovery in sight? Let's take a closer look… What’s going on with the oil price? ... ››› more
  • [29 September 2015]
  • Consumer inflation eases slightly in August thanks to a lower oil price
  • Earlier today, Stats SA released its consumer inflation data for last month. The consumer price index (CPI) showed that inflation eased slightly on an annual basis. The upward pressures on inflation have subsided thanks to a lower oil price, which led to lower fuel prices. Let's take a closer look at what the data revealed… Consumer inflation comes in at 4.6% for August Consumer i... ››› more
  • [23 September 2015]
  • Despite the rand's tumble, the petrol price is dropping again on Wednesday
  • On 2 September, motorists can look forward to paying less at the pumps for both petrol and diesel. This brings the second consecutive month of cuts to the petrol price. So what is behind a drop in the price of petrol and other fuels? Let's take a closer look… The petrol price will fall by 69c a litre On Friday, the Department of Energy revealed that from Wednesday, the petrol p... ››› more
  • [31 August 2015]
  • Stocks rally and oil soars over 9% as US economic growth beat expectations
  • Yesterday afternoon, the US Commerce Department revealed that the US economy has grown over 1% more than first thought during the second quarter of this year. This led to stocks rallying in Europe and the US, and the oil price going through the roof. The upbeat data could give the US Federal Reserve enough reason to hike interest rates this year. Let's take a closer look… US GDP c... ››› more
  • [28 August 2015]
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