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The Wall Street Oligopoly at Work in the Oil Markets

Posted by Larry Doyle on December 19th, 2013 9:24 AM |

Information is everything. Unparalleled access to information and the hoarding of the data collected are cornerstone principles of an economic system that is defined as an oligopoly.

How does this work? Rather than my writing, let’s take a quick 2-minute view of what is going on within the oil markets.  (more…)

What Was Behind The Strategic Oil Reserve Release?

Posted by Larry Doyle on June 24th, 2011 7:58 AM |

Lisa Benson captures the opinion of many as to just why the Obama administration moved to release strategic oil reserves.

Political Cartoons by Lisa Benson

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I have no affiliation or business interest with any entity referenced in this commentary. The opinions expressed are my own. I am a proponent of real transparency within our markets so that investor confidence and investor protection can be achieved.

 

Will March 11th Bring “Day of Rage” in Saudi Arabia?

Posted by Larry Doyle on March 10th, 2011 9:14 PM |

Saudi Shiite protesters chant slogans during a protest in Qatif, Saudi Arabia, Thursday.

Tunisia, Egypt, Libya. What nation is next on the hit parade of social unrest in the Middle East? Could it be the oil exporting nation of Saudi Arabia? What would civil unrest in that nation mean to the price of oil and oil-related products worldwide? How high might the price of gas rise in our nation?

The uncertainty in our equity markets recently is clearly heavily influenced by the turmoil in Libya, but we should keep our eyes focused squarely on Saudi Arabia. Friday March 11th has been designated a “Day of Rage” in the nation where social protests are outlawed. What might happen? What is driving the unsettledness in Saudi Arabia? For a detailed backdrop on what is troubling the people of Saudi Arabia, let’s review a recent Bloomberg interview with Mai Yamani,……… (more…)






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