Likely, you have already heard about technical analysis. If you haven’t started using it yet, it could be because you are asking yourself, “How does it work in practice, and can I rely on it as a practical tool?” People ask me this all the time.
We started the conversation about the three indicators you can use to start you down the technical analysis path in Three Indicators to Start You Down the Technical Analysis Path- Part One. If you haven’t read it, I recommend starting there.
The liberalization of the Mexican energy sector is a once-in-a-generation event. The world’s sixth-largest user of hydrocarbons is moving to free-market pricing, and domestic and foreign investors alike have already made significant capital commitments to the sector in anticipation of this change.
Reprinted with permission from the Association for Financial Professionals.
By: Timothy Johanson
A strategy to better manage energy price risk can help you protect your margins, manage budgets more effectively, minimize overall cash flow volatility and be more competitive in rising commodity price environments.
By: Rob Wolter
Blizzards during planting season and spring flooding.
Unpredictable political shifts and conflicts.
Pressures to buy lower than your competitors.
In the commodities markets, every fraction of a cent counts. When you’re dealing with large volumes, a few pennies can have a significant impact on margins, profitability and operating capital.
How can you remove uncertainty from the oil market? The quick answer: You can’t.
Whether it’s price volatility, geopolitical factors, liquidity constraints or weather volatility, you can’t remove uncertainty from the market. Not completely.
But, you can put parameters around uncertainty that can help you think more rationally about it as you make hedging decisions for your business.
Go ahead, Google “hedging” or “financial hedging”—see what comes up on that first page.
Most likely you’ll find a vast list of articles that include technical terms or definitions of what hedging is and the role it plays in the finance world.
In the world of plastics, pricing has been a bit of a moving target the last year-plus.
Since the beginning of 2016, the price of propylene has:
- Increased 43 percent (Feb.-Sept. 2016)
- Decreased 27 percent (Sept.-Dec. 2016)
- Increased 65 percent (Dec.