Friday, September 17, 2010

Phil Flynn: Brown Shoes Oil

Comedian George Gobel once asked, "Did you ever get the feeling that the world was a tuxedo and you were a pair of brown shoes?" Energy traders right now probably know exactly what he means. Are you not feeling a little left out of all the commodity excitement and feel like you are on the outside looking in? While oil prices fail at another attempt to take out $80 a barrel this week and stumbled back down into the mid seventies, it seems the rest of the commodity world has gone parabolic. I mean look at all the markets that have gone dong gone wild! Gold overnight hit another all time nominal high! Silver hit the highest level since the Hunt boys diversified from tomatoes or is it tomatoes to silver.

Sugar seems to be targeting doubling its price from the low it made last May. Corn is back above $5.00 a bushel as it appears that the crop and some of the ears are more than a few kernels short of the cob. Coffee has been percolating and is surging as Arabica supplies are tight and there are worries about the current crop. Yet petroleum these days have been very rangy. For oil it is hard to get over the hump when the demand outlook is sketchy and the supply is mounting. Oh sure, you can speculate that supply will tighten dramatically in the future.....Read the entire article.

Proof....Diversification Doesn't Work


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