The Daily Brief | May 31, 2022

Oil (yes, still), Gold, and a Cruise Line

Start Walking

I think I’m going to start walking everywhere…

I could use the exercise—and to be honest, I’m not paying these insane prices anymore.

Oil prices are up another $3.66 this morning to $118.70 ahead of summer driving season – and they’re not coming down. At least, not any time soon.

All after European Union leaders agreed to ban most Russian crude imports.

“A renewed push by European Union leaders to strike a deal that would ban most Russian oil imports added to the upward momentum on prices,” said The Wall Street Journal, adding, “Oil prices rose to their highest level in more than two months Monday, driven by China’s tentative emergence from Covid-19 shutdowns.”

Making matters worse, the U.S. could see fuel shortages over the summer, and Europe could take a hit from the lack of supply, according to the International Energy Agency. They added, “Right now, oil, gas, and electricity prices are soaring on both sides of the Atlantic, leading to a cost of living crisis.”

For more on how to trade that news, click here.

Trading Tips

Keep an eye on gold prices.

Gold could still see $2,500 this year, says Goldman Sachs.

According to, “The U.S. Goldman Sachs bank expects that the prices of the gold ounces would exceed $2500 this year. Economists at the bank said that this increase is due to the continued Russia-Ukraine war, and the slowdown of the world economy, alongside the increase in the raw material, and products after the imposing of the sanctions against Russia.

Insider Buying: Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings (NCLH)

After taking a dive, insiders at NCLH have been buying shares.

In fact, Chairman Russell W. Galbut paid $1.5 million on May 23 for 100,000 shares, an average price of $15.13 each for the stock. Even better, the NCLH stock is starting to recover. After hitting a 52-week low, and becoming oversold on RSI, MACD, and Williams’ %R, we’d like to see the stock run back to $18 again, near-term.

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