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Major Oil Buyers Are Quietly Prepping For A Supply Shock

| August 17, 2017 | 0 Comments
Major Oil Buyers Are Quietly Prepping For A Supply Shock

Continuing major changes in global oil flows this week. With big consumers like Indian Oil Corp and South Korean refiner SK Innovation making their first-ever purchases of U.S. crude exports. And in Iran this week, the nation saw its first crude swaps in 7 years — with shipments of oil arriving in Caspian ports from Turkmenistan, to be swapped with shipments […]

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Time Is Up For This Oil Price Rally

| August 3, 2017 | 0 Comments
Time Is Up For This Oil Price Rally

Last week, crude oil rallied the most so far this year, gaining more than 8 percent, or $4 per barrel. Oil traders are much more optimistic than they were just a month ago, and the market is on the upswing. However, the rally could run out of steam in the not-so-distant future, a familiar result […]

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The Entire Oil Sector Is Screaming: ‘Buy Me!’

| July 13, 2017 | 0 Comments
The Entire Oil Sector Is Screaming: ‘Buy Me!’

I don’t put much stock in news headlines (probably because I used to write them in my days as a financial journalist). So when I read lots of energy stories with a uniformly grim outlook, like… “It’s a World of Worry for Oil Companies” (Houston Chronicle). “Saudis Boxed In by Low Oil Prices” (Wall Street […]

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3 Energy ETFs To Buy On Low Oil Prices

3 Energy ETFs To Buy On Low Oil Prices

Energy ETFs can be a smart way to play rising oil prices In the event you’ve been on vacation and haven’t noticed, energy ETFs are bouncing off of oil’s recent low. But it’s not too late to buy shares, especially if you’re dollar-cost averaging. If you’re like many investors that have bought energy ETFs in […]

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Oil Prices: What Happens Next Depends On Who You Ask

Oil Prices: What Happens Next Depends On Who You Ask

The latest selloff in oil prices have left speculators in a predicament: The fundamentals continue to look poor with unimpressive drawdowns in crude oil stocks, but there is a general consensus that the extension of the OPEC deal should push the market towards a rebalancing over the next few quarters. What that means for short-term […]

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7 Energy Stocks To Buy To Survive An Oil Beating

7 Energy Stocks To Buy To Survive An Oil Beating

These energy stocks have growth coming and are hovering near support Oil has been doing poorly lately, which has most energy stocks falling as well. OPEC recently agreed to continue its current production cap, but investors still aren’t having it. They were either looking for a larger cut in production (cutting down supply while maintaining […]

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U.S. Shale To Keep On Pumping Even With $30 Oil

U.S. Shale To Keep On Pumping Even With $30 Oil

Since OPEC announced the production cut deal at the end of November, industry analysts have been warning that rising production from producers outside the deal—U.S. shale in particular—is effectively capping the oil price gains from that agreement. Four months after the OPEC/NOPEC deal took effect, oil prices dropped to the levels preceding the agreement, amid […]

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Today’s Oil Prices Could Lead To Oil Shock In 2020

Today’s Oil Prices Could Lead To Oil Shock In 2020

As oil prices remain unsteady and OPEC continues to make headlines every hour, the world is focused on oil’s immediate future. As Saudi Arabia announces plans to slash production and move their economy away from oil dependency, many industry insiders are predicting that the now over-saturated market will reach an equilibrium with higher commodity prices […]

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Here’s The Reason OPEC Cuts Didn’t Work Out

Here’s The Reason OPEC Cuts Didn’t Work Out

It was only a few months ago that OPEC, once the de facto arbiter of oil markets, seemed to have a plan to inflate the price of oil: The cartel, along with several non-OPEC members, agreed in December to cut production by roughly 1.2 million barrels per day. And for the first quarter of 2017, […]

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HSBC: Why Oil Stocks Will Slump This Year

| April 25, 2017 | 0 Comments
HSBC: Why Oil Stocks Will Slump This Year

Spring is in the air and so too is the prospect of a sharp decline in the global oil inventory excess according to HSBC’s Natural Resources & Energy research team. In a research note published at the beginning this month, the team headed by Gordon Gray Global Head of Oil & Gas Equity Research proclaims […]

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