It was just two short months ago...
We were coming of the holiday high and I suggested $150 oil by June of 2011.
Very few agreed with the suggestion at the time.
Today, I'm back to cattle prod you about it.
As Saudi Arabia's predicted Day of Rage approaches, options traders have been buying $200 call options on oil like mad men over the past two weeks.
With April delivery crude rising to $105.44 on the New York Mercantile Exchange yesterday, the light sweet stuff is up 29% from one year ago and is at its highest point since September 26, 2008.
This time around we are not dealing with congestion issues at Pershing, (SB to the first monkey to explain what I am alluding to) but with our age old fiendish friend... MENA instability.
I can just hear the oil traders among us licking their lips and rubbing their palms together. Calm down guys, dinner's about to be served.
But what does this mean going forward?
Equally as important, do you buy oil going that high?
I am getting to that point where I have been around long enough to longer be surprised.
I recall some grizzled traders telling me that $100 oil was a pipe dream in 2003...and this was with the Iraqi Freedom looming.
I also hear people saying that gold cannot possibly go any higher every other week for the past five years...yet, somehow it does.
Tell me where you guys see oil prices going.
Let's set the horizon somewhere between the September 2011 and January 2012 contracts...
Lastly, if anybody sunk their teeth into same barrels a few months back...
Here's your chance...