A2A with Jim Comiskey


Legendary commodity broker Jim Comiskey joined us today for the first A2A of the new year.

In this 45-minute call, Jim addresses:

  • the current, historic move in crude oil
  • falling natural gas prices
  • how he's consistently profiting trading currencies
  • why he prefers futures options to futures
  • the outlook for the dollar, the euro and ECBQE
  • and much, much more...

I think you'll find this discussion very helpful and a great start to the 2015 A2A season.



Jan 8, 2015 - 8:06pm

vancouver resource investment conference jan 18 19

Any fellow turdites up for a beer on the sunday. We can heckle bologna palony from the back of the room.

Jan 8, 2015 - 8:16pm

Sterne Agee Analyst: 'Fear At High Point' For Texas Banks Read

John Seward, Benzinga Staff Writer

January 07, 2015 11:06am

Banks exposed to the Texas economy and energy-related loan portfolios may hit a rough patch during 2015, an analyst said Monday.

"Fear is reaching a fairly high point" among investors, Sterne Agee's Brett Rabatin said in a note.

The impending earnings season may feature comments from affected banks about a slowing Texas economy plus higher loan loss provisions, Rabatin said.

Short-term risk stems from loans to the oil-field service sector and banks are likely to remain profitable in the face of trouble there.

But if real estate gets hurt, banks could report actual losses.

Rabatin noted that nearly 60 percent of Houston's downtown office space is related to the oil and gas industry, which could see sizable job cuts.

Banks at risk according to Rabatin have already seen substantial declines in the stock market.

Those include Zions Bancorporation ZION 1.42%, which is off 10 percent in the past six months.

Shares of BOK Financial Corporation BOKF 0.78% have fallen 15 percent since June; Comerica Incorporated CMA 2.1% is off 13 percent and Iberiabank Corp IBKC 2.05% has lost 11 percent since June.

The shares of MidSouth Bancorp, Inc. MSL 1.48% are off nearly 20 percent and Hancock Holding Company HBHC 2.2% has dropped more than 20 percent.

Read more: https://www.benzinga.com/analyst-ratings/analyst-color/15/01/5127402/sterne-agee-analyst-fear-at-high-point-for-texas-banks#ixzz3OHa5avIO

Jan 8, 2015 - 8:35pm
Jan 8, 2015 - 9:06pm

Jim is a gem

Thanks for that Craig Jim is really excellent he gives us all a chance to get an insight into a world that is a mystery to most of us

You should have JIm on once every 3 months hey guys and girls get over to YouTube and subscribe to jims channel Jim I think your great but stop sodding swearing it detracts from the message you trying to get across

Jan 8, 2015 - 9:32pm

Muslims segregated from French society because they're crazy

Multiculturalism is pure far left bull sh!t and a tool to divide and conquer.

Allaha Cash-bar !

The Chins had it right during the Boxer Rebellion ...."Cast out the foreign devils!"

Jan 8, 2015 - 9:42pm

Loved Jim's comments re: Bitcoin

stay the F***K away, priceless. I'm a buyer :-)

edit: FWIW I have to give the guy some serious kudos when he, in the very next sentence, openly admitted that he really knew nothing about BTC

AIJ AUandAGbull
Jan 8, 2015 - 9:45pm

I own a few

Never hurts to diversify.

Jan 8, 2015 - 9:48pm

@ AUAGforever

me too, a no brainer lottery ticket IMO ;-)

AIJ AUandAGbull
Jan 8, 2015 - 10:24pm


It is a no brainer.

I spent more on a couple penny gold stocks in 2003.

That's when gold penny stocks paid off.

I hope those days are coming back.

Jan 8, 2015 - 10:38pm

Re 1 Billion $ a day

Maybe he was referring to the flow on effects of a falling Oil price?

Maybe it was a mistake.


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