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May

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18
Dec

Monday Morning

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Stuff That Stocking Watch: Gifts big or small, some with rewards.  Contact zman@zmansenergybrain.com for details. 

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Market Sentiment Watch: Expect slow group action until year end with one last mini surge of news flow this week (likely from a historical perspective). Expect tax loss selling in equities, which is completely misaligned with commodities, to abate before year end. Crude barely moved last week and has seen less than "generally expected" profit taking in the wake of the OPEC meeting. We saw some popular press writers over the weekend claim E&Ps are already shifting back to "growth" vs "return". We note their silence as to queries about just which management teams made these comments.   In today's post please find The Week That Was, this week's upcoming pieces (look for estimated gaps to cash flow for our names for 2018), and some other odds and ends. 

Ecodata Watch:

  • We get the NAHB home builders' index at 10 am EST (no forecast, last read was 70).
  • We get the EIA Drilling Productivity Report today. 

The Week Ahead: 

  • Tuesday - Housing starts, building permits,
  • Wednesday - Existing home sales, 
  • Thursday - Weekly jobless claims, GDP revision, Chicago Fed, Philly Fed, Leading indicators, 
  • Friday - Durable goods, personal income, consumer spending, core inflation, new home sales, consumer sentiment.  

In Today’s Post:

  1. Holdings Watch
  2. Commodity Watch
  3. The Week That Was
  4. Stuff We Care About Today
  5. Odds & Ends

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17
Dec

Wrap – Week Ended 12/15/17

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Questions and comments under The Wrap will be addressed in the Monday post. 

Stuff That Stocking Watch: Gifts for budgets big or small, some with rewards.  Contact zman@zmansenergybrain.com for details. 

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15
Dec

T.G.I.F.

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Stuff That Stocking Watch: Great gift deals, big or small, some with rewards.  Contact zman@zmansenergybrain.com for details. 

 

Market Sentiment Watch: Holiday quiet style trading today is likely and the energy groups in general have that tax loss selling feeling with little in the way of end of year traction yet. In today's post please find augmented group multiples tables (we've added in some debt adjusted share metrics and color coded everything), the natural gas storage update slide show (slight bigger pull but production fears weigh ... next week expect a mid triple digits withdrawal), and some other odds and ends. 

Ecodata Watch:

  • We get the Empire State index at 8:30 am EST (no forecast, last read was 19.4),
  • We get industrial production at 9:15 am EST (F = 0.4%, last read was 0.9%)
  • We get capacity utilization at 9:15 am EST (F = 77.3%, last read was 77.0%).

In Today’s Post:

  1. Holdings Watch
  2. Commodity Watc​h
  3. Natural Gas Inventory Review 
  4. Stuff We Care About Today - Group multiples
  5. Odds & Ends

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14
Dec

Thursday Morning – RRC

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Stuff That Stocking Watch: Gifts big or small, some with rewards.  Contact zman@zmansenergybrain.com for details. 

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Market Sentiment Watch:  In today's post please find the oil inventory review (bigger than expected crude draw despite higher but still bottom of range net imports (stocks at Cushing now 22% below year ago levels), bigger than expected gasoline build and an unexpected draw on distillates), the natural gas preview (small one on tap), requested comments on RRC, and some other odds and ends. 

 

Ecodata Watch:

  • We get jobless claims at 8:30 am EST (F = 235,000, last read 236,000),
  • We get retail sales at 8:30 am EST (headline F = 0.4%, last read was 0.2%; ex autos F = 0.7%, last read was 0.1%).

In Today’s Post:

  1. Holdings Watch
  2. Commodity Watc​h
  3. Oil Inventory Review 
  4. Stuff We Care About Today - RRC 
  5. Odds & Ends

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13
Dec

Wednesday Morning – OAS, OPEC

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Market Sentiment Watch: Last FOMC day of the year. In today's post please find the oil inventory preview, the natural gas inventory preview (as expected, this week's report is set to show another smaller than 5 year average injection due to high production and only OK heating demand), comments on the OPEC Monthly (demand forecasts unchanged, lower OPEC November volumes, higher forecast non OPEC supply ... slightly more bearish), an updated cheat sheet for OAS, and some other odds and ends. 

Stuff That Stocking Watch: Contact zman@zmansenergybrain.com for details. 

Ecodata Watch:

  • We get CPI at 8:30 am EST (Headline F = 0.4%, last read was 0.1%; Core F = 0.2%, last read was 0.2%),
  • We get the FOMC announcement at 2 pm,
  • Janet Yellen's press conference at 2:30 pm EST.

In Today’s Post:

  1. Holdings Watch
  2. Commodity Watc​h - with oil and natural gas inventory previews
  3. Stuff We Care About Today - OAS
  4. Odds & Ends

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