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Josef Schachter

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As a 40 year veteran of the Canadian Investment Management Industry, Josef Schachter has experienced several exceptional and turbulent global economic and stock market cycles. With his primary focus on the Energy Sector, Josef is able to weave global political, economic and monetary issues with current energy data into a compelling story of what's going on in the sector, what is to come, and why.

Schachter's Eye On Energy - OPEC’s announcement to gradually phase out the 2.2 Mb/d of quota cuts (starting October 1st) was not received well by the markets. In the details an agreement to give the UAE a 300 Kb/d addition to their quota, and continued cheating by Iraq and Nigeria resulted in a knockout blow to crude prices over the […]

Schachter's Eye On Energy - Bearish commentary from the Fed meeting notes and repetitive comments by Fed officials that they see no reason to lower interest rates in the near term has spooked markets. There have even been some officials saying that higher rates may be needed if inflation persists or goes higher. This is a big change from prior […]

Schachter's Eye On Energy - Market bulls lifted the Dow over 40,000 last week but worries about interest rates and Treasury record refundings have pulled it back to 39,800, a still overvalued level. Everyone is waiting on the market’s Santa Claus ‘Nvidia’ to show steller new AI products and record profits to give the M7 bulls another reason to push […]

Schachter's Eye On Energy - Market bulls jumped all over the bond and stock markets on the tepid CPI report today. They have renewed the call for the Fed to cut rates at their September FOMC meeting. We suspect this is premature as PPI data was disconcerting and blew past forecasts. The CPI today came in at 3.6% year-over year, […]

HoweStreet.com Radio - Stock Market meme mania a sign its topped out

Schachter's Eye On Energy - GLOBAL ECONOMIC, POLITICAL & MILITARY UPDATE Inflation pressure persists in the US leaving the Fed little room to lower rates at the coming meetings. Insurance, housing, food, electricity costs are all making consumers less able to afford what would have been considered basics. Going to McDonald’s, Starbucks, Pizza Hut or KFC with the family is […]

Schachter's Eye On Energy - GLOBAL ECONOMIC, POLITICAL & MILITARY UPDATE Rising and pernicious US inflation now means that the US is unlikely to see a pivot and a cut in rates before the US elections. The Fed’s favourite inflation measure, the core personal consumption expenditure price index (excluding food and energy) increased 3.4% annual rate from a year ago […]

HoweStreet.com Radio - Stock market teetering on the edge of a major correction

Schachter's Eye On Energy - GLOBAL ECONOMIC, POLITICAL & MILITARY UPDATE Rising inflation pressure globally and decent economic growth are making it harder for the Fed to reduce interest rates. Investors have an expectation that the first of three 25 BP cuts will occur in June. With the rise in crude prices to US$82/b (nearly US$12/b over the last two […]

HoweStreet.com Radio - April’s carbon tax hike exactly NOT what consumers need now

Schachter's Eye On Energy - GLOBAL ECONOMIC, POLITICAL & MILITARY UPDATE Today’s FOMC meeting and press conference by Chairman Powell thereafter, reiterated their plan to have three rate cuts of 25 BP each later this year. When, was left ambiguous. While there has been significant progress on the inflation front over the last year, recent CPI and PPI data are […]

Schachter's Eye On Energy - GLOBAL ECONOMIC, POLITICAL & MILITARY UPDATE The hope that US inflation has been tamed was rebuked with the CPI data released yesterday. US CPI month over month rose 0.4% or 4.8% annualized, more than double the Fed’s target rate and the second month of hot data. Wage growth came in at up 4.3% from the […]

Schachter's Eye On Energy - GLOBAL ECONOMIC, POLITICAL & MILITARY UPDATE The Bank of Canada announced that they would keep their overnight rate at 5% as underlying inflation still persists. They also plan on keeping their quantitative tightening (QT) measures. The C$ improved 31 ticks to 73.88 on this announcement. Chairman Powell is before Congress today and tomorrow and markets […]

Schachter's Eye On Energy - GLOBAL ECONOMIC, POLITICAL & MILITARY UPDATE Mixed economic data in the US continues with some data showing a slowing economy but others indicating inflation reversings to the upside. This stagflation pivot is not what the bond and stock market want to see. Forecasters are now indicating that the first cut would occur in June only […]

HoweStreet.com Radio - Slowing EV sales give new hope to fossil fuel investment

Schachter's Eye On Energy - GLOBAL ECONOMIC, POLITICAL & MILITARY UPDATE Mixed economic data in the US, with some indicators like manufacturing weakening are being offset by rising inflation after many months of declines. The Fed meeting notes out this week (from the last FOMC meeting) noted that they are concerned about lowering rates too quickly due to persistent price […]

Schachter's Eye On Energy - GLOBAL ECONOMIC, POLITICAL & MILITARY UPDATE The surprisingly hot US CPI data yesterday drove the Dow down over 520 points to 38,273 and at its worst was down over 700 points, before a late afternoon recovery. The US Treasury 10-Year yield rose to 4.31%, up 44 BP in just over a week, which spooked investors […]

HoweStreet.com Radio - War Premium Now Boosting Energy Prices

HoweStreet.com Radio - Could an Oil buying opportunity be coming up?

HoweStreet.com Radio - Josef Schachter hosts major energy conference October 14th. Catch The Energy Conference

HoweStreet.com Radio - Natural Gas prices to spike as Europe stocks up for winter

HoweStreet.com Radio - Crude and natural gas drilling in Alberta and Texas

HoweStreet.com Radio - A “military misadventure” could skyrocket energy prices

HoweStreet.com Radio - Alberta wildfires not cutting oil and gas production
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