Deducing Petroleum-Complex Fundamentals
23 Pages Posted: 5 Feb 2018
Date Written: January 23, 2018
This paper discusses inferring crude-oil-market fundamentals through price-relationship data, largely through the perspective of a commodity futures trader. In doing so, the paper briefly covers (1) the promise of big data; (2) the reality of data “black holes”; (3) the wealth of futures price data; (4) what futures prices potentially reveal about petroleum-complex fundamentals; and (5) caveats on the use of price data.
Keywords: Oil Markets, Futures Prices, Crude Oil
JEL Classification: G1, Q41
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