MacroStrategies follows the primary energy markets with a focus on Oil, Natural Gas, Distillates, LNG and Coal. All of our assessments take into account what the markets have done historically and what effect supply, demand and global risk factors have on the macroeconomic foundations of the market.
This strategy not only helped us predict the run up in energy prices in 2007 and 2008 but our clients were able to make strategic business decisions in May of 2008 knowing that energy prices and oil prices in particular were going to drop below $40/barrel by the end of the year.
Another aspect of our energy practice is to assess the synergies between energy supplies, prices and variations in available lines of communication (pipelines, tankers, international transportation choke points, weather phenomenon, piracy and acts of war). These variations cause strategic effects across the Aviation and Maritime sectors in particular.