Chemicals and the Economy

The trend is your friend, until it isn’t
21st December 2013 by

Investing in today’s financial markets is relatively easy.  You simply have to believe that g...

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Can oil prices stay at $100/bbl forever?
17th December 2013 by

Sometimes the blog’s mind goes back to its happy days in Houston, Texas, when it set up and ra...

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Growth remains below SuperCycle trend, whilst debt is building
25th November 2013 by

Whisper it quietly, so as not to disturb policymakers’ dreams.  But the charts above from th...

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“I’m Sorry, America” says Fed’s official responsible for QE operations
14th November 2013 by

Over the years, the blog has been very critical of the quality of people appointed by the US Fede...

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Benzene highlights rising risks in financial markets
4th November 2013 by

The blog is busy preparing its presentations for its World Aromatics and Derivatives Conference late...

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Benzene challenges financial markets’ rosy view of the outlook
21st October 2013 by

This is Budget week, when the blog prepares to present its Budget Outlook for 2014-16.  On Saturday...

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Most major financial markets have doubled since 2009 lows
7th October 2013 by

The period since March 2009 has been a wonderful time for most investors in the major markets.  As ...

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Pimco warns on “negative impacts” of central bank policiy
17th June 2013 by

A new report from Pimco, the world’s largest bond fund manager, makes it clear they share the ...

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“Its going to be scary”
10th June 2013 by

As the Financial Times wrote on Saturday: “Earlier this year, it all seemed so straightforward...

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“Surplus oil is filling inventories worldwide” – Reuters
16th April 2013 by

Have you ever wondered, as you pay your energy bill or fill the fuel tank in your vehicle, just why ...

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