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Commentaries and Performance
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Commodities: Portfolio Benefits - Is there a real black gold?
Canadian Crude - Opportunities in the discount
Commodities: Portfolio Benefits - Tactical Edge versus Resource Equity
Commodities Update ending 2018: When is the right time? Benefits and Timing the Cycle
Canadian Crude - Trading the WCS Spread
Canadian Oil Is On Sale
Canadian Oil: The Importance And The Opportunity
Leadership Report: Canadian Oil Value, Liquidity and Hedging
Natural gas and GAS performance to June 2017
Natural gas and GAS performance to May 2017
Crude Performance and CCI outperformance to Feb 2017
Canadian Oil Pure Play
Auspice Canadian Oil Sands Facts 2015
Myths about the Canadian Oil Sands continue to abound. Click here to read some of the facts on our industry, with third-party information and quotations.
Commodity and Inflation
Why the Canadian Crude Index ETF
Current Crude Oil prices may offer opportunities for investors with a long-term view. Please click the image to read our article: “Why CCX now versus other Oil ETFs”
The CTA Value Added Index
White Paper - Auspice, Update to June 2015
Commodity Investing: Alpha, Beta, & Something In Between
Published Benefits And Pension Monitor - Auspice, June 2011
Videos & Podcasts
Oct 6, 2017
Tim Pickering of Auspice Capital Investors joins Global News, calling the Energy East cancellation “a real blow” to Alberta and Canadian economies.
Jan 5, 2017
A presidential executive order reviving the Keystone XL project is good news, says one strategist, but he adds that what Canada really needs are pipelines to serve other markets entirely. Tim Pickering, chief investment officer at Auspice Capital, explains.
Nov 22, 2016
Tim Pickering, Founder, President & CIO of Auspice joins Bloomberg TV Canada's Mark Bunting to discuss how Trump presidency, pipelines and OPEC will drive Canadian crude oil prices.
Oct 27, 2016
Tim Pickering discusses the improved GAS ETF allowing investors to take a position in Canadian Natural Gas
Sep 21, 2016
Discussion regarding a long term view on Crude Oil with CIO of Auspice, Tim Pickering.
May 17, 2016
A call for Alberta to create an oil hedging strategy.
May 10, 2016
Tim Pickering, founder, with Auspice Capital joins BNN to give us his outlook on Alberta following the wildfires.
March 17, 2016
Tim Pickering, lead portfolio manager at Auspice Capital to talk about the most recent oil price moves and the broader context of the Alberta government failing to protect itself from the steep commodity price declines.
January 27, 2016
Tim Pickering of Auspice Capital says falling Canadian oil production and the prospect of a weaker U.S. dollar are much bigger deal than Saudi machinations.
January 5, 2016
Tim Pickering talks to CBC about the Canadian Crude Index.
December 8, 2015
Auspice Capital's Tim Pickering joins BNN as part of a special presentation looking at where to hide in the energy sector as oil prices tank.
October 14, 2015
Paul Waldie talks with Auspice Capital's Tim Pickering about the Canadian oil industry
October 13, 2015
Join BNN when we speak to Tim Pickering, lead portfolio manager at Auspice Capital about recent macro events in the oil sector and the benefits of the Canadian energy market.
August 5, 2015
Join BNN when we speak to Tim Pickering, lead portfolio manager at Auspice Capital about the long term bull case for investing in Canadian commodities.
July 2, 2015
The Canadian crude oil market is in backwardation - what this means for WCS with Tim Pickering, Lead Portfolio Manager, Auspice Capital.
Apr 21, 2015
Auspice Capital says its new Canadian Crude Index "represents a simple, transparent and liquid benchmark for oil that is produced in Canada." Founder and President Tim Pickering tells us about his plan to launch an ETF based on the bellwether.
December 23, 2014
Tim Pickering, President & CIO, Auspice Capital, joins BNN to offer insight on investing in managed futures and a look at Horizons 'best performing Canadian-listed ETF".
Top Traders Interview
December 21, 2014
What is the difference between simply following a trend and capturing it? Why is growth not consistent and gradual and why do we want it to be?
Tim Pickering chats with Niels Kaastrup-Larsen from Top Traders Unplugged.
Tim Pickering: A Case for the CTA Value Added Index
December 6, 2013
Tim Pickering of Auspice Capital discusses the CTA Value Added Index and makes a case that it is evident, historically, not only in times of financial crisis. Download on iTunes
Ep. 11: Trend Following - Tim Pickering interviewed by Michael Covel
April 27, 2012
Michael Covel talks to Tim Pickering, founder/president and lead portfolio manager of Auspice Capital. Pickering has over 15 years of commodity and financial trading experience. Prior to forming Auspice, Pickering was Vice President of Options Trading at Shell Trading Gas and Power in the Houston and Calgary offices.