Traders Place Bets Ahead of Brazil Elections (PBR) (VALE) Oct 24, 2014 03:20PM

Petrobras (NYSE: PBR), Vale S.A. (NYSE: VALE) and other Brazil stocks are on watch ahead of elections Sunday. Incumbent Dilma Rousseff and rival AĆ©cio Neves are practically neck and neck, with conflicting poll data from Sensus and Datafolha/Ibope. Some reports say Rousseff has a slight edge.

Earlier this week, hedge fund manager Jim Chanos described Petrobras as a scheme and called both stocks two of his favorite shorts. Since then shares have been pressured, but pared loses Friday.

If business friendly Neves wins, traders expect Brazil stocks to surge, at least for a day -- regardless of which horse Chanos is betting on.

One way or the other, options traders expect Petrobras sparks to fly Monday. Traders will also be watching iShares MSCI Brazil ETF (NYSE: EWZ).


Natural Gas Inventory 94 bcf vs 98 bcf Expected Oct 23, 2014 10:30AM

Natural Gas Inventory 94 bcf vs 98 bcf Expected

Traders are watching futures and ETFs like United States Natural Gas (NYSE: UNG).


WTI, Brent Hit Session Highs (USO) Oct 16, 2014 01:13PM

WTI and Brent oil hit session highs mid-day Thursday as energy futures raced higher, paring recent declines. ETF traders noted volatility in United States Oil Fund ETF (NYSE: USO) and similar instruments.


UPDATE: Crude Inventory Grows 8.9M Barrels vs 2.3M Expected Oct 16, 2014 11:03AM

(Updated - October 16, 2014 11:03 AM EDT)

Crude Inventory for the week ending Oct. 10th grew 8.9 million Barrels vs 2.3 million expected.

Cushing inventory increased by 716 thousand barrels.

Gasoline inventory declined 4 million barrels vs a decline of 1.35 million expected.

Distillate inventory declined by 1.5 million barrels vs 1.75 million expected.

Traders are watching energy futures and ETFs like United States Oil Fund (NYSE: USO).


WTI crude falls below $80 for first time since June 2012 (OIL) (USO) Oct 16, 2014 07:11AM

WTI crude falls below $80 for first time since June 2012.


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