If you don’t know the Law of the Vital Few, you should. Also known as the 80/20 rule, it states that 80% of an effect comes from 20% of the causes. Managers are very familiar with this law. Their top few workers deliver the lion’s share of results. Economists point to the fact that a […]
After all the chest-thumping, the Iran sanctions passed with a whimper. Lots of talk … zero teeth. Now the market has too much oil.
Fresh money is flowing into crude oil and energy exchange-traded funds (ETFs). That’s encouraging for crude oil bulls. But I’m worried.
Few were predicting higher oil prices. Savvy investors knew that this pessimism would be short-lived. Prices went on to rally 21% in six weeks.
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.
While analysts worry that demand for railway services may wane due to the trade war, higher oil prices suggest otherwise.
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.
Oil demand isn’t going away anytime soon. In fact, it’s growing. And producers have to find those additional supplies somewhere.
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.
In November 2016, OPEC announced cuts to oil production. Now, a year and a half after the production cuts, the organization has accomplished its goal.
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.
The price of oil is nearly 200% higher today than it was at the bottom in 2016. And we could easily see oil prices spike to $100 per barrel on bad news.
This monumental shift will be the most dramatic in over 100 years, maybe even more so than when ships switched from coal to oil.
While oil has more than doubled in price in the last two years, this essential part of the oil industry has actually seen a slight decline.
In the next few years, the big capital investment money is headed toward offshore oil exploration and production in a big way.
On May 12, the oil market will face a critical test. If the result goes one way, we could see higher oil prices … potentially much higher.
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…
Most of us have to buy gas, so there’s nothing we can do about the higher gas prices. But there is a way to offset them.
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.
Oil shale production is growing like crazy now. But knowing why shale drilling stocks are flailing is crucial to understanding why oil prices will keep moving higher.
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.
New industries can potentially redefine the way we live. But there’s been a disruptor in the energy sector that’s been largely overlooked: U.S. shale oil production.
The market pundits are telling you to get bearish on oil and energy stocks. Follow that advice only if you like losing money.
We’ve had nearly four years of low gasoline prices. However, we’re paying more for gasoline now, on a relative basis, than we did back in 2008.
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.
The price of oil just hit its highest point since July 2015. That’s really helping the one sector of the oil patch that we should be watching now.
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.
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.
Engineers didn’t believe fracking would work on oil strata. Fortunately, American petroleum engineers made the leap, and U.S. oil production soared.
The market got everything OPEC promised: a nine-month extension of oil production cuts. So why are oil prices still falling? Let me show you…
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…
The seeds are being sown for an offshore oil revival. In essence, the idea is to automate as much as possible and cut out as much human labor as possible.
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…
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.