Examining the “Masters Hypothesis” about the role of index funds in the 2007-2008 price spike

Michael Giberson From the most recent (January 2012) edition of Energy Economics: “Testing the Masters Hypothesis in commodity futures markets” by Scott Irwin and Dwight Sander. The “Masters Hypothesis” refers to claims by investment manager Michael Masters (in testimony before a Senate committee -included in this collection– and on the TV program 60 minutes, among … More Examining the “Masters Hypothesis” about the role of index funds in the 2007-2008 price spike

WSJ says EIA says natural gas prices could jump 54 percent with exports

Michael Giberson Yesterday the Energy Information Administration released the results of its analysis of possible price effects from increased natural gas exports, and the Wall Street Journal finds the drama (“Gas Prices Could Rise With Exports”): Increased exports of U.S. natural gas could drive up domestic gas prices as much as 54% in 2018, federal officials … More WSJ says EIA says natural gas prices could jump 54 percent with exports