Yasser is an Energy Market Strategist with particular emphasis on crude and products. He holds a BA in politics from the University of South Carolina and an MA in politics and economics from the Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS). Yasser has spent the last 20 years covering crude oil markets in a number of different capacities, starting as a Journalist with the Middle East Economic Survey (MEES) based in Cyprus, as an oil analyst with Medley Global Advisors in NY, and as a market analyst with Susquehanna International Group (SIG) in Philadelphia. Yasser’s interests lie where policy making and fundamentals intersect with markets. Yasser lives outside of Philadelphia with his wife and three children and is an avid Gamecock fan.
Users licensed for the data service can access our global balances.Oil markets got dragged down by a broader risk-off convulsion last week, similar to events in February. But there is a big difference between cross-asset rotations and outright liquidations, and right now it is the former. We don’..
The sell-off in global equity markets this week reminds us of a story from back in the 1970s, when a Georgia man accused of murder was asked by the judge if he had anything to say in his defence. The man replied, ‘well, your Honour, I guess he just needed killin’, and allegedly half of the jurors..
Though oil markets started the week off strong (more on that below), a late-week bout of risk-off sentiment triggered by unexpectedly hawkish comments from US Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell and surprisingly strong US data over the course of the week, caused risk assets to sell off, taking..
Listening last week to Saudi Energy Minister Khalid al-Falih speak to reporters in Algiers, it was hard to avoid a strong sense of déjà vu. After all, oil prices today are tracking a very similar path to the dramatic spike of 2004 to 2008 when, like today, Saudi spare capacity effectively fell to..