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How to Invest in the New Energy Balance

As we await the next chapter in the ongoing Greek debt mess, something of interest is happening right here in the U.S.

For the first time in my memory (which goes back more than four decades in this business), the energy market's normal supply-and-demand trade-off has been fundamentally altered.

As I have explained on several occasions in Oil & Energy Investor, overleverage will hamper some U.S. producers, while the inability to replace volume extracted due to the expenses incurred exceeding the wellhead profits will cause significant problems for others.

Put simply, some companies are going out of business. Either other corporations will acquire their assets (including producing wells and land leases) in what is shaping up as a major new M&A cycle, or they will simply go bust.

We have talked before about investor opportunities from this cycle. Today, however, I want to emphasize something else that is having a more direct impact on how you should be selecting your investment targets moving forward.

Here's where the best opportunities are going to arise...

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How Much Is a Barrel of Oil Today?

How much is a barrel of oil today, 7/2/15: Oil prices are seeing a soft rally today on the coattails of a bullish U.S. jobs report.

Despite today's gains, oil prices have fallen by more than 1% over the last week.

But short-term volatility is expected. In fact, prices will follow this distinct upward pattern over the course of 2015...

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This Chart Compares the Oil Price History to Natural Gas Price History

The past year has delivered one of the worst crashes in oil price history.

It has been the worst-performing commodity in the energy sector, slumping even lower than natural gas prices.

This chart shows how these two significant resources have trended over the last 15 years...

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Why Our Oil Price Forecast Just Moved Higher

Oil prices are up 14.5% year to date.

Concerns that have plagued the oil patch over the last several months, including supply/demand, are subsiding.

So where's oil headed? Keep reading for our latest oil price forecast...

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Why the WTI Crude Oil Price Today Rose to $61.37

The WTI crude oil price today surged above $61 in morning trading on declining inventory data.

The rise in oil prices came after the American Petroleum Institute (API) released a bullish weekly supply report.

Here's what that means for oil price forecasts for the rest of the year...

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The Best Oil ETF to Invest in Today

With oil prices ready to continue their rebound, investors are on the hunt for the best oil ETF to invest in now.

WTI oil prices are up 23.2% since they bottomed at $49.65 on March 17. They are still down 37% since June 23, 2014.

That's why we're recommending this oil ETF today...

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Why I'm Revising My Oil Outlook… Upward

I just left a closed-door meeting in Paris. Assembled here were some high-powered oil practitioners, the traders selling their productions, and the bankers financing all of it.

As often happens, the pundits and talking heads have been discussing matters quite similar to what was on our agenda. And as usual, their perspectives are very different from those of us "behind the scenes."

As a matter of fact, what I heard at this meeting has led me to believe that I may even have made a misjudgment.

For some time I have been talking in Oil & Energy Investor about a confluence of factors leading to a rise in oil prices. It was heartening to see I was right according to those assembled in my meeting - except for in the case of one interesting factor.

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Here's Why WTI Crude Oil Prices Are Down Today

Two reasons why WTI crude oil prices are down today are the Greek debt negotiations and looming Iran deadline.

The international news has big implications on where WTI oil prices are headed the rest of the year.

Here's a breakdown of today's movements...

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Here's the Latest Saudi Ploy to Control Oil Prices

Something created in London several years ago is beginning to have a major impact on oil prices and the oil market today. Unfortunately, this "something" is just what the Saudis need.

The ongoing battle between Saudi Arabia and American shale production over the international market continues.

Here's how the Saudis are grabbing control over pricing...

Oil Market

These Two Issues Are Affecting the London Oil Market Today

Anomalies in the oil sector tend to hit the London oil market first. And thank goodness we've got a firsthand read on it.

There are two forces at play in the market today – forces that will affect your oil and energy investments, no doubt about it.

Here's what's going on and what it all means...

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