Energy market commentary: April 2020
The energy sector rebounded in April along with the market. Midstream was the top performer in the energy sector, with MLPs posting a record monthly return. WTI futures went negative for the first time ever amid an unprecedented demand shock brought on by COVID-19.
Energy market commentary: March 2020
Markets plunged in March, with energy leading the way down. Crude prices fell more than 5% due to a dual supply and demand shock. With global economies at a standstill and the world awash with oil, the market appears to be in a holding pattern.
Energy market commentary: February 2020
The energy sector continued its rocky start to 2020. Crude prices continued to fall and now sit 27% lower than at the start of the year. Uncertainty has taken over markets, presenting challenging headwinds for commodities and energy markets.
Energy market commentary: January 2020
The energy sector started off 2020 with a volatile January. Crude prices fell 15.6%, their worst month since May 2019. The Wuhan coronavirus roiled commodity markets in January. Impacts on demand have already been significant.
Energy market commentary: December 2019
The energy sector ended 2019 on a high note. The 2020 election could have an impact on the energy sector.
Energy market commentary: November 2019
Large-cap energy gained while the midstream sector sold off in November. Energy valuations appear relatively cheap heading into 2020.