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The Brent Oil Contract is a Sham

EconMatters -- Oil Benchmark

It is a sad state of affairs that the entire world of energy, and consumer energy prices are all based upon a fraud of an energy contract masquerading as the Industry`s Benchmark, setting the price for all other grades.

Monthly Rollover Ramp

Here is an idea of how manipulated the Brent Oil contract that trades mainly on the ICE exchange is we are at rollover time once again in the Brent oil contract and sure enough as day, the contract is moved up substantially right before expiration.

This happens almost every rollover, and is impossible to do in a non-deliverable market without precise market manipulation.

Always Positive Rollover Carry

The other common feature of the Brent contract is the expiring month is always higher by a dollar, dollar and a half,...


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Submitted Feb 18, 2013 By: NOTSOGRN
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jethro5000
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Message Posted: Feb 19, 2013 7:10:01 AM

Old news...
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Message Posted: Feb 19, 2013 1:54:32 AM

We all complain but we keep on taking our dollars to market.
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Message Posted: Feb 19, 2013 1:49:15 AM

The worst part is we were given false hope regarding gas prices in 2013.
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PissedATthePump
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Message Posted: Feb 19, 2013 12:21:41 AM

Another fraud like LIBOR. The Wall St. Banksters won't ever see a jail cell because the whole damn system is corrupt.
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Message Posted: Feb 19, 2013 12:01:51 AM

Oil is a sham.
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Message Posted: Feb 18, 2013 11:58:50 PM

dhan quick
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Message Posted: Feb 18, 2013 11:54:48 PM

The whole petroleum industry is a sham!
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Message Posted: Feb 18, 2013 11:53:57 PM

Trade WTI
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Message Posted: Feb 18, 2013 11:51:40 PM

Is this a surprise?
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Message Posted: Feb 18, 2013 11:47:02 PM

Isn't it always about money
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Message Posted: Feb 18, 2013 11:46:39 PM

Interesting
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Message Posted: Feb 18, 2013 11:46:30 PM

interesting. i didnt know it worked like th doesnt surprise me.
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Message Posted: Feb 18, 2013 11:44:21 PM

Continuing to pump more in the US and Canada and the prices keep going up do to fuel exports, and we said before "drill baby drill". I am not sure that got us what we wanted, lower prices and independence.
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Message Posted: Feb 18, 2013 11:43:08 PM

Any excuse to grab more money
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Message Posted: Feb 18, 2013 11:41:12 PM

surprise
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Message Posted: Feb 18, 2013 11:40:30 PM

Okay yeah...shir...
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Message Posted: Feb 18, 2013 11:40:12 PM

Another big joke on us!
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Message Posted: Feb 18, 2013 11:38:26 PM

I noticed between 7-10 years ago brent started being mentioned as the basis for moves in the gasoline pump price. I had never heard that in the mid-90s when I owned a gas station.
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Message Posted: Feb 18, 2013 11:37:35 PM

So who's going to step up and protect the consumer?
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The investors are not happy
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Message Posted: Feb 18, 2013 11:33:46 PM

A good reason to stay away from Brent Oil! ; (
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Message Posted: Feb 18, 2013 11:33:21 PM

Show us an article about a truly honest company. That would be really big news.
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Message Posted: Feb 18, 2013 11:33:11 PM

Oh my.
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Message Posted: Feb 18, 2013 11:31:41 PM

Most of us have known this for some time now. How is this new news?
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Message Posted: Feb 18, 2013 11:29:42 PM

okay.
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Message Posted: Feb 18, 2013 11:29:01 PM

boo-hoo. go buy something else.
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Message Posted: Feb 18, 2013 11:28:27 PM

have no idea
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Message Posted: Feb 18, 2013 11:26:22 PM

it's all manipulated, grin and bear it
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Message Posted: Feb 18, 2013 11:25:15 PM

interesting info
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Message Posted: Feb 18, 2013 11:25:04 PM

Thanks to this artic, I have changed my plans to top off the next time I came across one of those Brent Stations. Now, that would really have been a Big, Big, Mistake. I have always like the Texas stuff, seems to bury hotter.
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Message Posted: Feb 18, 2013 11:24:42 PM

ah, what did he say?
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Message Posted: Feb 18, 2013 11:24:40 PM

pricing of gas is a sham
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Message Posted: Feb 18, 2013 11:17:47 PM

OK
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hope i have no idea
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Message Posted: Feb 18, 2013 11:14:08 PM

I'd call it a SCAM, not a sham.
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Message Posted: Feb 18, 2013 11:10:19 PM

The right hand no longer knows who or what the left is screwing over, much less if it itself is being screwed.
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Message Posted: Feb 18, 2013 11:08:44 PM

and who controls the Brent crude pricing....
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Sad state
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what toooo doooo
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Message Posted: Feb 18, 2013 11:01:37 PM

ok
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Interesting
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Message Posted: Feb 18, 2013 10:58:18 PM

So what is the English explanation???
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The speculators are reaching into the pockets all gasoline and diesel buyers and stealing billions of dollars!
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Message Posted: Feb 18, 2013 10:54:38 PM

The energy market ia a big scam.
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Message Posted: Feb 18, 2013 10:51:51 PM

Just more confusion.
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Message Posted: Feb 18, 2013 10:50:58 PM

really?
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OK
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Message Posted: Feb 18, 2013 10:49:03 PM

What isn't ?
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Message Posted: Feb 18, 2013 10:48:08 PM

So where is enforcement?
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Message Posted: Feb 18, 2013 10:44:20 PM

The brent oil contract is a sham and more attention needs to be paid to these contacts.
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