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 Barron's article on oil hedging: It's Time to Hedge or Sell

barrons.pngBarron's, the American weekly magazine published by Dow Jones & Company, has a great article titled "Oil Prices Are Soaring. It's Time to Hedge or Sell" and it has some good advice:

"For traders, he recommends buying what he calls "cheap" put options, which would protect gains on long positions or profit from future declines. Most readers aren't futures traders, but for those who have participated in advance in energy-related stocks, he also agrees with the suggestion of selling call options against their positions to earn extra premium income"

Full article is here (or behind the paywall here)


 How ADX Energy is hedging its oil position

ADX Energy, Australian-based Europe-focussed energy producer, has announced its hedging strategy for its Vienna basin fields on 10-Jan-2022

Specifically it has executed hedging transactions with BP for a zero collar contract with a pricing floor at USD 73.00 per barrel (put option strike price) and a cap at USD 82.60 per barrel (call option strike price). Period is for January to April 2022. More details in this PDF and news story

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 How lack of effective hedging dropped UK 7th largest energy firm into insolvency

News organizations are reporting on how Bulb Energy, the UK energy supplier, dropped into administration because it was unable to hedge effectively against surging wholesale energy prices.

Since then, the UK regulator Ofgem has announced it is introducing new measures to ensure suppliers hedge properly, the City AM is reporting. (as well as FT and Bloomberg behind paywalls)

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 Crescent Energy reports consistent commodity hedging program

We are reading NYSE-listed Crescent Energy's nine-months reports of operation and fascinated by how they are utilizing hedging strategies to minimize their risks.

Specifically they are mentioning in detail how they have "reduced risk via balance sheet strength and a consistent commodity hedging program". Their full report is here.

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 Occidental Petroleum stops hedging oil In 2022 after losing $339 million

Hedging is not easy. Occidental Petroleum, NYSE-listed oil & gas company, has reported it has lost an estimated $339 million from its oil and gas hedges in 2021 through Sept. 30

Now Bloomberg is reporting that Occidental will all but end hedging next year due to the run-up in oil and gas prices.

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 What is more accurate? Futures oil prices or top analyst forecasts?

What is more accurate? Futures oil prices or top analyst forecasts? We now have an answer; as accurate as all academic answers.

Journal of Futures Markets, a monthly peer-reviewed academic journal, has published a research article titled "Oil price analysts' forecasts". They have conducted a survey to compare analysts' forecasting ability to futures contracts and also among analysts themselves. Their findings: futures prices supersede analyst forecasts. (Sorry analysts!)

Full research article follows.

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 How the general publications cover oil trading profession

How is the oil trading profession covered in general magazines for a general audience?

We are reading an article in the Economist titled "The buoyant oil traders", which covers the petroleum traders profession. It is good to view the profession from a general audience perspective.

Full article follows:

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October 10, 2022 |  Filed under Traders



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