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Optimism regarding a ceasefire between Israel and Hamas had been building

Optimism regarding a ceasefire between Israel and Hamas had been building: Sevens Report Co-Editor, Tyler Richey, Quoted in Morningstar


Oil pares gains as Hamas reportedly accepts cease-fire plan, Israel warns of Rafah invasion

“Optimism regarding a ceasefire between Israel and Hamas had been building over the last week or so, and that was reflected in last week’s steep drop in oil futures price,” Tyler Richey, co-editor at Sevens Report Research, told MarketWatch.

The reason the oil market didn’t see more of a selloff Monday in the wake of the news that Hamas has accepted the cease-fire proposal is that “it was largely already priced in,” said Richey.

Also, “despite the progress in negotiations, military action is continuing on with reports of 50 Israeli air strikes in Rafah today alone -and that is keeping speculative shorts on their toes as we start the new week,” he said.

Also, click here to view the full MarketWatch article published on Morningstar on May 6th, 2024. However, to see the Sevens Report’s full comments on the current market environment sign up here.

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There is certainly still a geopolitical fear bid in oil markets

There is certainly still a geopolitical fear bid in oil markets: Sevens Report Co-Editor, Tyler Richey, Quoted in Morningstar


Oil prices score weekly gain, breaking run of back-to-back weekly losses

“There is certainly still a geopolitical fear bid in oil markets here with [West Texas Intermediate crude] prices in the low $80s,” Tyler Richey, co-editor at Sevens Report Research, told MarketWatch. “Geopolitical worries have eased from their most tense levels seen earlier in April as the escalation in the Middle East between Israel and Iran has receded back to a still unsettling, but notably more stable level.”

Without the simmering geopolitical worries, WTI would likely be in the low-to-mid $70-a-barrel range, “at best,” as consumer demand for gasoline has been sliding in recent weeks, while OPEC+ has made no changes to output policy in some time, he said.

Also, click here to view the full MarketWatch article published on Morningstar on April 26th, 2024. However, to see the Sevens Report’s full comments on the current market environment sign up here.

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Gasoline supplied, dropped to the lowest level since mid-February

Gasoline supplied, dropped to the lowest level since mid-February: Sevens Report Co-Editor, Tyler Richey, Quoted in Morningstar


Oil prices end lower on weak U.S. gasoline demand

The most notable takeaway from the Energy Information Administration report Wednesday was the weekly implied measure of consumer demand for fuel at the pump, gasoline supplied, which dropped to the lowest level since mid-February, said Tyler Richey, co-editor at Sevens Report Research.

That indicated a “steady and relatively quick pullback” in domestic fuel consumption in recent weeks,” he told MarketWatch.

U.S. gasoline supplied for the week ended April 19 fell by 239,000 barrels a day to 8.4 million bpd.

And that was “not a ‘one-off’ either, as the 4-week moving average of the often volatile gasoline supplied data fell for a third consecutive week to the lowest reading since the week of March 8th,” said Richey. The EIA data showed the four-week average for gasoline supplied, as of last week, down 3.7 million bpd at 8.7 million bpd.

“Those disappointing implied consumer demand figures paired with the smaller than expected gasoline supply draw on the headline poured some cold water on the market…as worries of a persistently tight physical fuel market are beginning to subside,” said Richey.

Also, click here to view the full MarketWatch article published on Morningstar on April 24th, 2024. However, to see the Sevens Report’s full comments on the current market environment sign up here.

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Fundamental influences are “conflicted” right now

Fundamental influences are “conflicted” right now: Sevens Report Co-Editor, Tyler Richey, Quoted in Morningstar


Global oil prices fall for fourth straight session, with demand and Middle East risks in focus

Fundamental influences are “conflicted” right now, Tyler Richey, co-editor at Sevens Report Research, told MarketWatch.

“Higher-for-longer central bank policy expectations, a strengthening dollar, and subsequent worries about the sustainability of economic growth in a high-rate/strong-dollar environment, are acting as headwinds on global oil prices,” he said, while “simmering geopolitical situation between Israel and Iran is simultaneously keeping a fear-bid in the market.”

Also, click here to view the full MarketWatch article published on Morningstar on April 18th, 2024. However, to see the Sevens Report’s full comments on the current market environment sign up here.

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Geopolitical factors remain the primary influence on the oil market

Geopolitical factors remain the primary influence on the oil market: Sevens Report Co-Editor, Tyler Richey, Quoted in Morningstar


Oil prices fall, but settle above lows, as traders monitor Middle East risks

Geopolitical factors remain the “primary influence on the oil market,” and news that Israel was withdrawing some troops from parts of Gaza was seen as a step toward de-escalation in its military conflict with Hamas, Tyler Richey, co-editor at Sevens Report Research, told MarketWatch.

However, reports on Monday indicated that there has been no progress toward a cease-fire agreement between the sides.

Also, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu reportedly announced that a date has been set for an invasion of Rafah, which has been a “hotly contested issue in the ongoing talks between Israel and Hamas,” said Richey.

“The initial perception of improving geopolitical dynamics between Israel and Hamas initially weighed on oil prices [Monday], but renewed uncertainties about the potential for the military conflict to intensify” saw much of the early losses recovered before the close, Richey noted.

Also, click here to view the full MarketWatch article published on Morningstar on April 9th, 2024. However, to see the Sevens Report’s full comments on the current market environment sign up here.

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How might a second Trump term impact stocks?

How might a second Trump term impact stocks? Tom Essaye Quoted in Morningstar


A second Trump term may benefit these stock-market sectors most

Therefore, it’s worth asking: How might a second Trump term impact stocks? Tom Essaye, publisher of Sevens Report Research, recently shared his expectations for which corners of the stock market might outperform, and which might struggle, if Trump triumphs in an expected election rematch with President Joe Biden.

“Obviously, those policies would be negative for Chinese shares and emerging markets more broadly, as they would increase trade tensions,” Essaye said.

As a result, investors can expect Chinese stocks, and emerging-markets more broadly, to struggle, like they did during Trump’s first term and like they have, relative to the U.S., for much of the past 15 years.

Also, click here to view the full MarketWatch article published on Morningstar on February 27th, 2024. However, to see the Sevens Report’s full comments on the current market environment sign up here.

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Reminiscent Of The 2018 ‘Volmageddon’ Event

Reminiscent Of The 2018 ‘Volmageddon’ Event: Tom Essaye Quoted in Morningstar


‘Volmageddon 2’ may be coming to a stock market near you, says this analyst

An important reason why the S&P 500 dropped 1.4% on Tuesday, according to Essaye, was an an overcrowded short side of the options market, which exacerbated the selling.

The action, says Essaye, “was reminiscent of the 2018 ‘Volmageddon’ event that ultimately resulted in several ‘short-volatility’ ETF’s being forced to liquidate as volatility exploded higher amid a more than 10% drop in the S&P 500 in just two weeks.”

“Fast forward to late 2023 and early 2024 and we are once again seeing similar, volatile price action into certain derivatives expirations, namely the monthly VIX futures expirations,” says Essaye. The chart below shows the sharp gap-down sell-offs for the S&P 500 into each of the last three VIX expirations.

Also, click here to view the full MarketWatch article published on Morningstar on February 16th, 2024. However, to see the Sevens Report’s full comments on the current market environment sign up here.

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Expectations of a “higher-for longer” policy by the Federal Reserve

Expectations of a “higher-for longer” policy by the Federal Reserve: Tyler Richey Quoted in Morningstar


U.S. oil prices stretch gains into a sixth straight session

Expectations of a “higher-for longer” policy by the Federal Reserve are weighing on the demand outlook and have therefore acted as a headwind for U.S. benchmark oil prices recently, Tyler Richey, co-editor at Sevens Report Research, told MarketWatch.

However, Monday’s New York Fed Consumer Survey data showed a drop from 2.6% to 2.4% in the three-year inflation outlook, which was “received as dovish by the markets and helped support the domestic oil market to start the week,” Richey said.

On Tuesday, focus will shift to the U.S. CPI report, he said. A “hot” print would once again be a “headwind for oil prices, while a favorably ‘cool’ print could send WTI futures beyond $80” a barrel for the first time in 2024.

Also, click here to view the full MarketWatch article published on Morningstar on February 12th, 2024. However, to see the Sevens Report’s full comments on the current market environment sign up here.

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The Oil Market Has Seemed Skeptical

The Oil Market Has Seemed Skeptical: Tyler Richey Quoted in Morningstar


Oil prices finish higher as traders weighs risks tied to U.S. airstrikes

The oil market has “seemed skeptical of the potentially positive demand implications of the recent string of strong economic data,” though prices did move up in the wake of the better-than-expected ISM report, Tyler Richey, co-editor of Sevens Report Research, told MarketWatch.

As far as what to watch for this week, Richey said a rise in consumer demand for refined products metrics in the weekly Energy Information Administration report due out Wednesday would be a bullish development, while a return to record U.S. oil output would be “negative for prices in the near term.”

Also, click here to view the full MarketWatch article published on Morningstar on February 5th, 2024. However, to see the Sevens Report’s full comments on the current market environment sign up here.

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What Is The VIX Suggesting?

What Is The VIX Suggesting?: Tom Essaye Quoted in Morningstar


What this key stock-market gauge is telling investors amid a rough start to 2024

Meanwhile, a break above the December high for the VIX “would suggest more volatility looming ahead. Conversely, a reversal back towards the current 2024 low of 13.10 would suggest volatility is easing and stocks would be in an improving position to stabilize in the weeks ahead and potentially resume the late-2023 rally,” said Tom Essaye, founder of Sevens Report Research, in a Friday note.

Also, click here to view the full MarketWatch article published on Morningstar on January 6th, 2024. However, to see the Sevens Report’s full comments on the current market environment sign up here.

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