As the year is about to end, the calls for a recession are getting louder. In this update we discuss the latest on recessionary perspectives and prospects along with the developments in oil markets.
1. Monday Macro View: Recession and Oil Markets – PREMIUM*
In this article, Osama Rizvi explores the growing concerns of a potential U.S. recession in 2024, amidst conflicting forecasts from investment banks and asset managers, despite the U.S. economy’s 5.2% growth in the third quarter. The recent U.S. jobs report adds to the complexity, showing an increase in Nonfarm Payrolls but revealing underlying weaknesses in the labor market, which could influence the Federal Reserve’s policy decisions. In the oil market, record-high U.S. crude production is challenging OPEC⁺’s efforts to boost prices, leading to increased inventories and softened prices. Meanwhile, China, the world’s largest oil importer, has seen a significant drop in crude oil imports, a stark contrast to earlier bullish demand forecasts, indicating a slowdown in global oil demand growth. These developments paint a nuanced picture of the current economic and market landscapes, underscoring the challenges in predicting future trends.
The Take Three – Premium
The following articles from our analyst Avik Chowdhury gives the latest overview of the financial performance, future plans and cash flow of STEP Energy Services, ProPetro and NOV.
STEP Energy Services’ Perspective in Q3 – PREMIUM*
ProPetro’s Perspective in Q3 – PREMIUM*
NOV’s perspective in Q3 – PREMIUM*