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After all the chest-thumping, the Iran sanctions passed with a whimper. Lots of talk … zero teeth. Now the market has too much oil.
Trade war fears will fade, at least for a little while. Investors will seek bargains. And this will be one of the industries that investors snap up.
Fresh money is flowing into crude oil and energy exchange-traded funds (ETFs). That’s encouraging for crude oil bulls. But I’m worried.
The copper market is in deficit. That means there is more demand than supply. And that condition will continue for the next few years.
Mines take several years to develop and bring into production. That’s why Chinese miners are positioning themselves for long-term success.
Lithium prices in China are tanking. Prices are down nearly 50% since the first quarter. That is echoing through world markets.
Iran exported 2.2 million barrels of oil per day in July. That’s far more oil than Russia, Saudi Arabia or the U.S. can replace when sanctions begin.
Looking at the fundamentals surrounding oil can be difficult. Instead, I rely on the charts, which show that oil is at a critical level right now.
All eyes are on the trade war waging between the U.S. and China, but there’s an even bigger crisis brewing in the Middle East that’s going to hit your wall in way we haven’t seen since 2008.
When prices become unaffordable, they’ll come down. And this week, traders got another reason to second-guess the world’s appetite for high-priced crude oil.
Monitoring the large speculators is not a precise timing indicator. But it’s a valuable piece of information to determine when it’s the right time to bet against the crowd.
As oil prices rise, investors are jumping into oil stocks. However, there’s a good reason why we do not own any oil-producing companies in the Real Wealth Strategist newsletter right now.
Some see oil prices continuing to climb throughout 2018. That may be the case by the end of the year, but for now, oil prices are set to take a dip lower.
Gains in oil seem like a natural response to any action against Iran. But as this chart shows, oil is now at an extreme level only seen in bubbles.
This monumental shift will be the most dramatic in over 100 years, maybe even more so than when ships switched from coal to oil.
Over the last couple of weeks, we discussed two reasons for the rising oil price. However, there is another source of anxiety in the oil market.
In the next few years, the big capital investment money is headed toward offshore oil exploration and production in a big way.
When oil companies begin to spend on expansion, it’s a sign that they believe there are bright prospects in the oil industry for growth.
With talks of the U.S. losing in trade deals, there is a surprising victory with our southern neighbor. To understand why, we have to take a couple steps back…
The U.S. continues to be a juggernaut of oil production. But there is a problem with our oil that no one is talking about.
I’m going to outline a pocket of strength that will endure and even flourish in these changing market conditions. And it comes from the much-maligned oil sector.
The Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) will attribute increases in the oil price to its production cuts. But that’s a lie … the truth is much darker.
The popularity of diesel cars spiked with the promise of clean emissions. That was until 2015, when Volkswagen admitted to lying about its diesel cars’ emissions.
A major bull market went unnoticed in the noise of lithium and cobalt prices rocketing in 2017. Its price is soaring too, with less fanfare.
The market pundits are telling you to get bearish on oil and energy stocks. Follow that advice only if you like losing money.
Most investors hate stocks of oil producers today. But oil producers are going to have a great year in 2018. We can too … if we buy shares soon.
Now that people are OK with investing in oil again, the buyers who were scared out before are buying back in to catch the rally.
There is a disconnect between the market and a major source of dividend income for investors — MLPs, or master limited partnerships.
From 2000 through 2010, U.S. exports of refined oil products grew by nearly 160%. But according to the data, we export nearly five times that much now.
The WTI crude oil price just hit its highest price in 2 1/2 years. We need to know what’s driving it to decide if we should buy some oil producers.
Saudi Arabia does a masterful job of talking the price of oil higher. And without ever taking any action, that has had an impact on oil prices.
Oil prices have been stuck around $50 a barrel since they collapsed in 2014. But oil may now be finding a bottom and heading higher.
The supply of oil is still well above its five-year average. But for the first time in a long time, it’s time to focus on the oil sector.
In the 21st century, an army needs more than food and ammunition. Modern armies need vast amounts of oil to win.
I’m going to tell you a secret about oil. It shows why oil companies are tanking … and what we can expect from oil prices for at least the next year.
The collapse of oil prices has convinced many investors that U.S. oil is dead. However, that couldn’t be further from the truth.
The price of corn is heading higher thanks to record heat, lower production estimates and record ethanol production.
Lots of energy stories have a grim outlook. But if anything, the picture for oil prices at $60 or higher by year’s end is only brighter than it was before.
Oil exploration companies are getting pounded by lower oil prices. However, this area of the oil industry is making money.
Thanks to the shale revolution, natural gas production soared. By 2012, the U.S. edged out Russia to become the world’s largest producer of natural gas.
Engineers didn’t believe fracking would work on oil strata. Fortunately, American petroleum engineers made the leap, and U.S. oil production soared.
The critical moment for oil will be the announcement after OPEC’s meeting. If OPEC doesn’t reach a deal — a real possibility — then oil prices will plummet.
A critical subgroup of the oil industry has been left for dead. We should make double- or even triple-digit gains as its stocks catch up with reality…
I’m going to tell you a couple of secrets about fracking that most people don’t know or understand. And one of those secrets could make you a lot of money.
To understand what’s going on in today’s oil market (and to suss out what will happen next), we need to go back a few years…
We’ve seen a rise in the use of renewable energy as it becomes cheaper. And it’s ensuring that massive changes are coming to the energy industry…
De Beers sold us on the idea that diamonds are a measurement of love and commitment. But diamonds continue to be a great store of wealth, much like gold.
Wall Street seems to think that America’s shale industry will be able to save us from higher oil prices in the months and years ahead. But with shale oil production shutting down, that seems like a long shot…
The damage from the oil war with OPEC lies all over America’s shale-oil regions. With the cartel set to cut production, America’s shale-oil producers will be hard pressed to catch up.
Black gold’s roller-coaster ride has been frustrating for many investors. But cost-saving decisions made over the past couple years are going to send oil roaring back in a big way.
There’s a reason oil is called black gold. And in spite of worries of a bear market, there’s a second chance to invest in oil … and be well rewarded.
Oil prices are low for now, but demand is rising in China, India and the U.S., and refiners are already in “max gasoline mode.” One thing’s certain, out of sync oil means profit … if you’re prepared.