Tag: oil prices

Saudi War On Shale Is Not Over Yet

| March 28, 2017 | 0 Comments
Saudi War On Shale Is Not Over Yet

Two weeks ago when Saudi Arabia let it leak that the kingdom has no intention of leading OPEC toward another cut in production to accommodate the growing volumes of oil from American shale deposits, it was another sign that the Saudi war on shale actually never ended. To properly understand this announcement, we need to […]

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Is A Second OPEC Cut On The Cards?

| March 9, 2017 | 0 Comments
Is A Second OPEC Cut On The Cards?

OPEC’s coordinated effort to curtail global supply has so far managed to put a floor under oil prices, which have been sitting modestly above US$50 since the deal was announced at the end of November last year. But resurging U.S. shale has been capping the upside, and Brent has not breached US$58 per barrel. Analysts […]

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Why Big Oil Is Still A Big Dividend Trap

| March 2, 2017 | 0 Comments
Why Big Oil Is Still A Big Dividend Trap

There are, literally, a billion reasons to avoid the energy sector right now. Hedge funds now own a billion barrels worth of bets that crude oil prices are heading higher. Problem is, these guys are usually wrong – especially when they wager with such conviction! In April 2014, I warned that then-$103 crude oil was […]

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4 Underrated Profit Plays For Higher Oil Prices

| December 15, 2016 | 0 Comments
4 Underrated Profit Plays For Higher Oil Prices

You don’t only have to invest in the big oil companies to earn profits from an increase in the price of the black gold. These four picks should do well even with just a modest increase, and it looks like 2017 is the year that could happen. The trading week has begun with a nice […]

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$50 A Barrel Means Peak Oil Beyond 2050

$50 A Barrel Means Peak Oil Beyond 2050

Any long-term oil demand projection rests on understanding transport demand, which today comprises 54% of global oil consumption. In their base case, BofA Merrill Lynch Global Commodity Research analysts expect that growth in transport demand will continue to more than offset fuel efficiency gains and substitution to alternatives. “As such, peak global oil demand lies […]

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3 Years Of Painful Cuts To Bring Serious Oil Crunch

3 Years Of Painful Cuts To Bring Serious Oil Crunch

Total global oil production could decline for the next several years in a row as scarce new sources of supply come online. According to data from Rystad Energy, overall global oil output will fall this year as natural depletion overwhelms all new sources of supply. But the deficit will only widen in the years ahead […]

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Where The Majors Converge On $67 Oil

| March 15, 2016 | 0 Comments
Where The Majors Converge On $67 Oil

Argentina offers one of the few places on earth where oil companies are not suffering from the full force of the collapse in prices. Argentina regulates oil prices, a policy originally intended to insulate the public from the whims of the market, protecting people from triple-digit crude prices. But with the crash in prices since […]

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Occidental Petroleum $OXY: Unusual Call Option Activity…

| December 3, 2015 | 0 Comments
Occidental Petroleum $OXY: Unusual Call Option Activity…

Big Call Option Buyer In Occidental Petroleum $OXY! As I mentioned a few days ago, tomorrow’s OPEC meeting has big consequences for the oil market.  If smaller OPEC members convince Saudi Arabia to cut production, we could see a sudden upturn in oil prices.  On the other hand, if the Saudis stick to their guns, an […]

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Oil Stocks Just Got CRUSHED- Now Buy Them!

| October 3, 2014 | 0 Comments
Oil Stocks Just Got CRUSHED- Now Buy Them!

No doubt about it, the stock market took a rather hefty dive the past few days.  As of last night’s close, the DOW was down 1.5% on the week. While a 1.5% weekly drop isn’t exactly a big deal, there was a considerable amount of investor fear in Wednesday’s trading session, which sent the Dow […]

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