Commodity Research Group (CRG) is an independent research consultancy specializing in base and precious metals, as well energy products. The Group provides research and general price analysis for these markets, along with advice to companies seeking to construct hedging strategies.
In this podcast, Andrew Lebow and Marty Stetzer discuss Oil Markets, China and Metals with Ed Meir.
About the Experts
Edward Meir was named the most accurate price forecaster for base metals in 2011, 2014 and 2015 and finished second for 2013, as ranked by Metal Bulletin, a leading trade publication. Additionally, he obtained the #2 ranking for precious metals in 2014 and was third in 2013. Prior to providing research under the banner of Commodity Research Group (formerly Madison Holdings), Mr. Meir sourced nonferrous metals out of Europe, China, and Russia for a number of clients, utilizing the 9 years of trading experience he had acquired while working with UK-based trading company Trans-World Metals.
Currently, Mr. Meir’s CRG has been retained by INTL FCStone as an independent research consultant for both base and precious metals. CRG provided similar services to MF Global for eight years prior to its demise in late 2011, covering the suite of energy products as well. Mr. Meir obtained his BA in Economics from Montreal’s McGill University and his MBA from New York University. He is a long-standing registered principle with the National Futures Association and his firm is registered with the NFA as an independent introducing broker.
Andrew Lebow has been involved in the energy derivative area since 1980. He began his career with Shearson Lehman Brothers where he worked in the initial formulation and marketing of the NYMEX WTI crude contract in 1983 as well as the NYMEX gasoline contract in 1985.
Mr. Lebow has appeared before the State Government of Alaska as well as the State Department of Defense to discuss hedging techniques. Mr. Lebow is also well known as a market analyst and is quoted frequently in the financial press. He has appeared on television on CNBC, NBC, CNN, CBS, and PBS. Mr. Lebow holds a BA from Lafayette College and an MBA from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University.
Marty is president of EKT Interactive Oil and Gas Training.
He has been a consultant to U.S. and international oil and gas
companies since 1986, including 13 years with PriceWaterhouseCoopers.
He brings 18 years management experience with Schlumberger, Superior Oil-Mobile, Wilson Industries and Exxon.
Marty has worked with numerous national and international oil and gas company managements to help improve business performance across upstream, midstream and downstream operations.
Like many of the team, Marty is active in the Society of Petroleum Engineers and often presents at industry forums.
Hi everybody. This is Andy Lebow from Commodity Research Group. Today I’m joined by Marty Stetzer, the president of EKT Interactive oil and gas training and my partner Ed Meir, also of Commodity Research Group and recently named the number one base metals analyst by Metal Bulletin.
Today we have a, a pro growth our weekly program. We’re going to talk, Ed is going to lead off and he’s going to be talking about metals of course. Also the dollar a little bit on the trade talks.
Ed, maybe you can give us some clarity on Brexit.
Sure. Cause I have all the answers but at is going to talk a little bit about Brexit. And then, I’m going to do the anchor leg with Marty on oil. So I’m going to started off with my colleague Ed Meir from commodity research group.
Brexit Update and Base Metals
Thanks very much Andy. And thank you Marty for organizing this podcast. We were, we are looking at a couple of things over the next week or two of which Brexit, as you mentioned earlier, is going to be kind of important to the markets. The problem is no one really knows what’s going to happen. As of yesterday, parliament is going to be voting on 16 different proposals. I’m not sure all 16 will be voted on, but I think there’s 16 different combinations and permutations of Brexit that are going to be voted on.
Well, Marty and Ed, thank you very much. You can find us at www.commodityresearchgroup.com. If you have a question, please email me email@example.com.
Thanks Andy and Ed. Always enjoy the sessions and of course learn something every time. Okay. If you’re new to the industry or your trade or that really doesn’t understand what goes on inside the refinery, okay. Be sure to go to our website to learn how the industry works at www.ektinteractive.com.
Thanks again for the opportunity to participate.