Mandate of Heaven Congress The Federal Reserve, under the dual mandate, is instructed by the US Congress to control both inflation and unemployment. For the past few years, the Fed has stated that inflation must remain near their 2% target for the US economy to remain healthy. Core Principles One of the most popular measures of US inflation, the main index […]Read more "No Love For Oil From the Federal Reserve"
Location, Location, Location An amusing anecdote I once heard is that good oil and gas companies decorate their walls with maps – not art. That being said, I would like to share a link to the Perry-Castaneda Library Map Collection (University of Texas At Austin) – a collection of maps sourced from historical archives and around the internet. […]Read more "Maps, Maps, Maps"
Reflection Often times, I find myself asking “why didn’t I think of that”? No, I’m not talking about the great ideas like Reality TV or Candy Crush Saga; I’m talking about those moments when you think to yourself “if only I knew that existed back then”. Mapping it out Years ago, I worked in remote operations […]Read more "If I had known then"
Adjusting for inflation I want to compare current oil prices to the prices of the previous oil price bust – from the 1980’s – I’m going to adjust for “inflation”. First I will start by adjusting the West Texas Intermediate (WTI) price. I need a measure of inflation to adjust this price, so I will […]Read more "Oil Prices: Where Are They At Compared To The 1980’s Price Bust?"
Priorities I’m a data driven individual, so when I see data that speaks to me, I like to stop and listen. While I am not a parent, I understand the balance that parents attempt to achieve between making sure their children study hard and enjoy the rewards of their success. The following graph from the FRED Blog […]Read more "An Amusing Perspective On Parenting"
Simple subject, right? This may seem like a juvenile topic, however, I continue to see people who (I believe) are not leveraging Google to its fullest extent. There is more to searching the World Wide Web than just entering basic search terms. Believe it or not, there are people who research how people use Google – the […]Read more "How I Google"
Source & KPI’s I make it my mission to find quality sources of information when I am studying a particular subject. Keeping up with the boom-bust cycle of US onshore means finding reliable quality sources of information. In addition, finding those key indicators that convey the most clear sense of what is going on is key, too. Production […]Read more "Keeping up with the bust (and boom) in US onshore"