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Until you confidently state that you know the options market outlook, you trade with imperfect information. The Hydrocarbon Reports Options Deep Dive ™ unlocks the rich source of information provided by the options market. The option indicators are an addition to the already existing technical charting methods and fundamental research.



Energy Stocks to Watch

Company Name
Ticker
Price
Currency
Change
% Change
MDU Resources Group Inc MDU 29.26 USD 0.41 1.42%
ONEOK OKE 55.99 USD -0.13 -0.23%
Westar Energy WR 57.02 USD 0.36 0.64%
OGE Energy Corp OGE 32.13 USD 0.09 0.28%
Natural Resource Partners NRP 36.05 USD 2.45 7.29%
Enable Midstream Partners ENBL 15.45 USD -0.21 -1.34%
Plains GP Holdings PAGP 33.80 USD -0.04 -0.12%
Western Refining WNR 39.60 USD 1.36 3.56%
Trade Date
12/6/2016

Weighted Average Strike Price (WASP): The price graphs capture call and put strike prices converted to futures prices. Put and call option strike prices are weighted by the Daily Volume and Open Interest to calculate their “Weighted Average Strike Price”. The Daily Volume WASP, the blue graph, is an immediate reaction of the options market to futures moves. The Open Interest WASP, shown in yellow, is the option market opinion built over several months. Therefore, the Open Interest WASP is more stable, and can be used as a long-term trend channel. Option traders do not have a strong view when the Futures Price is in the middle of the Call and Put OI WASP. Traders should expect a large move in the Futures Price when it nears or crosses the OI WASP. Source: CME Group


Options Volume Profile: The graphs plot options volumes (horizontal axis) for given strike prices (vertical axis). Traders use volume histograms to identify where trading activity takes place. Source: CME Group


Kiplin Ratios: The Kiplin Ratios are a set of four “Call Divided By Put” indicators. The ratios are based on Daily Volume, Open Interest, and Total Premium Value. When Calls > Puts, the ratio is positive and can be interpreted that the market is bullish. A negative ratio results when Calls < Puts and shows a bias to the downside. A value of zero indicates that Calls = Puts.



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The nation’s crude oil storage levels fell by 2.4 million barrels last week — helping to alleviate a global glut — but that positive industry news was more than offset by a 3.4 million barrels build in gasoline stocks. The news shows U.S. refiners are going back to the trend […]

Wed, Dec 07, 2016
Source Houston Chronicle

As the meeting of NOPEC fast approaches this weekend, the mood in the oil market has shifted from euphoria to skepticism, as questions remain around the intent of key producers. With that in mind, hark, here are five things to consider in oil markets today: 1) Oman is a key […]

Wed, Dec 07, 2016
Source Houston Chronicle

Oil fell in New York on speculation that OPEC production cuts will bolster U.S. shale production, and amid signs that the organization won’t insist all its partners deliberately reduce output. Futures fell 1 percent in New York after declining 1.7 percent on Tuesday, the first drop in five days. The […]

Wed, Dec 07, 2016
Source Houston Chronicle

Royal Dutch Shell will sign a deal on Wednesday to assess three of Iran’s largest oil and gas fields, an official at the Oil Ministry said. Shell will sign a memorandum of understanding with the ministry regarding the South Azadegan and Yadavaran oil fields, near the Iraqi border, and the […]

Wed, Dec 07, 2016
Source Houston Chronicle

The price of oil-indexed Russian gas is expected to rise through the
course of 2017… […]

Wed, Dec 07, 2016
Source Platts Natural Gas

Bangladesh is set to announce the selection of India’s Reliance Power
Ltd. to build a… […]

Wed, Dec 07, 2016
Source Platts Natural Gas

The US Energy Information Administration Tuesday lowered its natural gas
marketed production estimate for 2017… […]

Tue, Dec 06, 2016
Source Platts Natural Gas

EU energy ministers have backed sharing supply data from large commercial
natural gas contracts with… […]

Tue, Dec 06, 2016
Source Platts Natural Gas

The project will be jointly developed by Ithmar Capital, Morocco’s Sovereign Wealth Fund, and Nigeria Sovereign Investment Authority […]

Mon, Dec 05, 2016
Source Zawya

Qatar Shell, in partnership with Qatar Development Bank, signed four contracts today with Qatari SMEs. […]

Mon, Dec 05, 2016
Source Zawya

Country plans to lure $130 billion in investment to develop its upstream oil sector by 2021 […]

Mon, Dec 05, 2016
Source Zawya

Cuts proposed in OPEC agreement will reduce world oil production by around 900k barrels on average in 2017 […]

Sun, Dec 04, 2016
Source Zawya

Crude oil and product markets will continue to struggle with over-supply
despite OPEC efforts to… […]

Wed, Dec 07, 2016
Source Platts Oil

Indian state-run oil refiners have called for Nigeria to increase its
total term contract volumes… […]

Wed, Dec 07, 2016
Source Platts Oil

Storage at Louisiana Offshore Oil Port’s Clovelly Hub was valued at 63
cents/b for January,… […]

Tue, Dec 06, 2016
Source Platts Oil

The CIF Northwest European ultra low sulfur gasoil swap for the month
ahead has hit… […]

Tue, Dec 06, 2016
Source Platts Oil

Wed, Dec 07, 2016
Source Yahoo! Finance

Tue, Dec 06, 2016
Source Yahoo! Finance

[PR Newswire] – CHARLOTTE, N.C., Dec. 7, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — Duke Energy today announced community-specific recommendations to offer new, permanent drinking water supplies and financial supplements to neighbors near … […]

Wed, Dec 07, 2016
Source Yahoo! Finance

[Business Wire] – The Dayton Power and Light Company , a subsidiary of The AES Corporation , joined business leaders to announce that six top industrial sites are certified and ready for development in West Central Ohio. […]

Wed, Dec 07, 2016
Source Yahoo! Finance

[PR Newswire] – ATLANTA, Dec. 6, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — The Georgia Power Foundation, Inc. today celebrated 30 years of supporting communities across the state as Georgia Power’s nonprofit, 501(c)3 corporate giving foundation. … […]

Tue, Dec 06, 2016
Source Yahoo! Finance

A two-year trial of the largest grid-scale battery in Britain has proved it can potentially transform the energy grid and play a major role in the transition towards a low-carbon economy. […]

Tue, Dec 06, 2016
Source R.E. Focus

The global solar PV market is set to increase its installed capacity from approximately 225 Gigawatts in 2015 to 294.69 GW in 2016, and will see China remain the world’s largest market for annual solar PV installations, according to research and consulting firm GlobalData. […]

Sat, Dec 03, 2016
Source R.E. Focus

Sheffield Solar, based in the Department of Physics and Astronomy at the University of Sheffield, has been awarded the Smart Solar Industry Award from Smart Solar UK. […]

Thu, Dec 01, 2016
Source R.E. Focus

The international sustainable energy consultancy E4tech has released its Fuel Cell Industry Review 2016 report, which highlights the increasing influence of China on the fuel cell sector’s growth. The stable Chinese government leadership is giving the still-fragile sector – so far led by Japan, North America, and Europe – a […]

Wed, Nov 30, 2016
Source R.E. Focus

The pipeline was projected to transport around 470,000 barrels of oil a day, NBC News reported. […]

Wed, Dec 07, 2016
Source CNBC

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Despite Western sanctions and depressed oil prices the Russian stock market has been the best performer this year, with analysts expecting further gains. Read Full Article at RT.com […]

Wed, Dec 07, 2016
Source RT

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After a five-year investigation, the European Commission has fined three major banks €485 million for rigging the crucial Euro Interbank Offered Rate (Euribor). Read Full Article at RT.com […]

Wed, Dec 07, 2016
Source RT

BP is shipping US crude oil to customers across Asia, pioneering a complex operation. […]

Wed, Dec 07, 2016
Source CNBC

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The Fitch credit rating agency has downgraded its outlook on Italian banks from stable to negative due to the persisting volume of non-performing loans. Read Full Article at RT.com […]

Wed, Dec 07, 2016
Source RT

Royal Dutch Shell will sign three agreements on Wednesday to develop Iranian oil and gas fields, Iran said. […]

Wed, Dec 07, 2016
Source CNBC

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One in four Italians is at risk of poverty or social exclusion, a new report from national statistics agency Istat has found. According to the estimates, almost 17.5 million people in the country live in poverty. Read Full Article at RT.com […]

Wed, Dec 07, 2016
Source RT

In absence of reforms, an agreement with OPEC would be positive news for Russia says Otkritie CEO, Ruben Aganbegyan. […]

Wed, Dec 07, 2016
Source CNBC

AS THE trading bell rings, a handful of brokers, in crisp scarlet jackets, gather around a whiteboard at the Rwanda Stock Exchange in Kigali. There are only seven listed companies, and it takes just a couple of minutes to write up the day’s bids. But Celestin Rwabukumba, its chief executive, […]

Thu, Dec 01, 2016
Source Economist

A STEEP climb awaited the Basel Committee on Banking Supervision in Santiago on November 28th and 29th. The central bankers and regulators hoped to agree on revisions to Basel 3, the post-crisis version of bank-capital standards. On November 30th Stefan Ingves, the group’s chairman and head of Sweden’s central bank, […]

Thu, Dec 01, 2016
Source Economist

“SELL-SIDE” analysts, whose firms make money from trading and investment banking, are notoriously bullish. As one joke goes, stock analysts rated Enron as a “can’t miss” until it got into trouble, at which point it was lowered to a “sure thing”. Only when the company filed for bankruptcy did a […]

Thu, Dec 01, 2016
Source Economist

YUAN forecasters have had it easy for the past decade. But for a few isolated days, China’s currency has been a one-way bet for years on end, whether appreciating against the dollar, pegged to it or, more recently, depreciating. The pace at which it has risen and fallen has also […]

Thu, Dec 01, 2016
Source Economist

Wed, Dec 07, 2016
Source Argus

Wed, Dec 07, 2016
Source Argus

In 2016, The Scotts Miracle-Gro Company’s (SMG) revenue rose ~4% to $2.8 billion from $2.7 billion in 2015. […]

Wed, Dec 07, 2016
Source Market Realist

BlackBerry will announce its fiscal 3Q17 earnings on December 16, 2016. Analysts estimate that it will post revenues of ~$331.9 million for the quarter. […]

Wed, Dec 07, 2016
Source Market Realist

After the statement from Chipotle’s co-CEO, analysts lowered their EPS guidance 0.9% for the next four quarters to $7.86 from an earlier estimate of $7.93. […]

Wed, Dec 07, 2016
Source Market Realist

The founder and president of Greenlight Capital, David Einhorn, discussed his investment ideas at the Robin Hood Investors Conference. […]

Wed, Dec 07, 2016
Source Market Realist

Graph: cumulative net greenhouse gas avoidance of solar panels globally

In 2011, solar power reached a tipping point. This was the year when the solar industry started saving more greenhouse gases than it emitted.
This is the best estimate of a new paper published today in the journal Nature Communications, which addresses questions around the sustainability of solar panels by comparing […]

Tue, Dec 06, 2016
Source Carbon Brief

DMLittleJohn-pullout

In today’s edition of the Daily Mail, the prominent commentator Richard Littlejohn makes an erroneous claim at the very end of his fullpage weekly column. He argues that persons unspecified – who he labels “alarmists” – are warning that, because of climate change, the UK could “soon” be hit by […]

Tue, Dec 06, 2016
Source Carbon Brief

Global average surface temperature, 1879-2016

This is a guest post by Zeke Hausfather, a climate scientist and energy systems analyst at Berkeley Earth, an independent temperature analysis project.
It is all but certain now that 2016 will shatter historical records to be the warmest year ever by a wide margin. It was helped along the way […]

Sat, Dec 03, 2016
Source Carbon Brief

Extract of new EU regulations, setting out the new design for capacity mechanisms. Source: Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council on the internal market for electricity

The literature on EU energy regulations got longer by about a thousand pages yesterday, as the European Commission put forward its vision for achieving a “clean energy transition”.
The vast collection of documents — including revisions to directives, impact assessments, enquiries and new regulations — will determine the future of energy […]

Thu, Dec 01, 2016
Source Carbon Brief

From 2000 to 2007, all segments of the Canadian rig fleet grew as the prices of oil and natural gas rose. The number of shallow-rated rigs grew because higher gas prices made shallow-gas drilling in southeast Alberta and southwest Saskatchewan increasingly economic. Meanwhile, the number of medium-, deep- and ultra-deep […]

Wed, Nov 30, 2016
Source NEB