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Why the Price of Crude Oil Is Surging Today

The price of crude oil is close to hitting its highest level of the year.

And there are two ongoing events dominating energy headlines that are sending prices on a rally today.

Here's everything you need to know about crude oil prices today - and where they're heading in 2016...


Forget About Supply and Demand – a New Equilibrium Is Now Setting Oil Prices

Oil prices will trade in a narrow range ahead of the June OPEC meeting. But a bigger catalyst, one that has nothing to do with supply or demand, is already rocking the sector.

A new "oil equilibrium" is forming - an entirely new kind of energy investment that will change the industry as we know it. Here's what you need to know...


Here's Why China Is Hoarding Oil

China is hoarding oil at the fastest pace in over a decade.

The nation added 787,000 barrels a day to its stockpiles in the first quarter of this year – the most for the period since at least 2004.

Here are two theories - one of which is arguably startling - as to why the Asian nation needs so much oil...


Crude Oil Prices Today Fall 1.9% After This Bearish Report

Crude oil prices today tumbled in morning trading following last month's 20% rally.

Both Brent and WTI oil prices were down 1.9% and 2.5%, respectively.

And it's all thanks to this bearish supply data released by Reuters...

What Oil Needs to Sustain Its Rally

Despite heroic profits reported by two of the FANGs – Facebook, Inc. (Nasdaq: FB) and, Inc. (Nasdaq: AMZN) – stocks had a very rough week.

The Dow Jones Industrial Average fell 230 points or 1.28% to 17,773.64 while the S&P 500 lost 26 points of 1.26% to 2065.30. The Nasdaq Composite Index lost 2.67% to 4775.36 as Facebook and Amazon sucked the air and much of the profitability out of the room in the technology sector.

The other half of the FANGs, Apple, Inc. (Nasdaq: AAPL) and Alphabet Inc. (Nasdaq: GOOGL), took it on the chin after disappointing investors, and Apple in particular is struggling with the laws of large numbers, a phenomenon that Amazon and Facebook will eventually have to deal with.

The overall market is still very expensive and three of the four FANGs (other than Apple) remain in a bubble.

But here's what I really want to talk to you about today...


Why These Oil Price Predictions from Wall Street Are Dead Wrong

Many banks on Wall Street have overwhelmingly bearish oil price predictions.

In fact, there's one bank that sees oil prices falling below $30 by the end of the year.

This chart shows where four major banks see prices heading through 2017...


Should I Buy Exxon Mobil Stock After Q1 Earnings?

The Exxon Mobil stock price has been one of the best-performing Big Oil stocks of 2016.

With XOM stock up nearly 13% this year, shareholders hope for more gains after the firm reports Q1 earnings tomorrow.

But the company could be in for its roughest quarter in years...


China Just Took a Giant Step in Its Takeover of Global Oil Markets

The energy news headlines these days are all about the failure of the Doha summit and the upcoming June OPEC meeting in the face of a historic, intractable global supply glut.

But there's a takeover underway that's flying totally beneath the radar…

In fact, the early stages are already complete – it started right in the United States' geopolitical "backyard," in the OPEC member-state of Ecuador.

The power player moving in is of course none other than China. But it's certainly not going to limit itself to Ecuador.

Here's what you need to know about this development...


WTI Crude Oil Prices Will Stabilize Thanks to These 5 Crises

WTI crude oil prices just touched their highest level in nearly five months.

And Money Morning Global Energy Strategist Dr. Kent Moors says prices will stabilize at current levels.

That's because there are five crises brewing that will keep prices in check throughout 2016...


Saudi Arabia Unveils Economic Plan That's NOT Dependent on Oil

Saudi Arabia's Deputy Crown Prince revealed a bold reform plan for the world's wealthiest nation today.

Included in his proposal is the creation of a massive sovereign wealth fund, among other audacious changes.

Here's a look at the Saudi royal's exclusive plan that promotes independence from oil...