How Much Is a Barrel of Oil Today?

How much is a barrel of oil, 5/6/15: Oil futures maintain their month-long winning streak today amidst geopolitical concerns in Saudi Arabia, Yemen, and Libya.

Today marks the first time WTI oil has reached above $62 since early December.

Here's why prices have been surging lately...


What's Next for Big Oil Stocks in 2015 After Q1 Earnings?

Last week's earnings for Big Oil stocks were a mixed bag.

The six Big Oil companies – BP, Exxon Mobil, Royal Dutch Shell, Total SA, and Chevron – all followed a similar pattern.

Here's how they performed last quarter - and how we think they'll perform the rest of the year...


How Much Does a Barrel of Oil Cost?

How much does a barrel of oil cost: Oil prices soared this morning after protests in Libya cut off an oil export hub.

Oil futures saw their largest monthly gain in nearly six years in April.

But there's an unusual development occurring in the energy sector that hasn't happened during other low price periods...


Price of Oil per Barrel Could Close at Highest Level Since December

The price of oil per barrel continues to rally toward $60 today (Thursday).

The month-long tear inspires bullish hope that oil prices will keep punching through the ceiling to new yearly highs.

Here's why oil is headed toward the $80 range by the end of the year...


The Beginner's Guide to Investing in Oil

Investing in oil can be a daunting venture for both professional and individual investors.

But prices are expected to be in the $60 to $73 range by mid-July – meaning now is the perfect time to jump into the oil trade.

Here are two different ways to begin investing in oil as it moves higher in 2015...

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Does the XOM Dividend Make Exxon Stock a Buy?

Exxon Mobil Corp. dominates the world of Big Oil in terms of market cap and brand recognition.

The $364 billion company is widely embraced by income investors thanks mostly to the healthy XOM dividend.

Here's everything you need to know about the XOM dividend - and whether or not it's worth buying XOM stock...

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Why Alternative Energy Isn't Taking It on the Chin (Despite Low Oil Prices)

When oil prices decline, there's always an inevitable uptick in demand. The reason for this is simple: Markets tend to use more of a cheaper product. After all, when prices at the gas pump are low, a family trip across the country is much easier to plan.

This increase in oil demand has historically caused other forms of energy to stagnate.

But that just isn’t the case with the alternative energy market this time...

Energy Market

The Top Three Takeaways from Today's OPEC Report… and How You Can Profit from Them

We've got a "below the surface" read on what the recent OPEC report really means. Because it's our job to bring you the hottest developments in the world of energy.

And there's nothing that matters more right now…

Here's exactly what's going on behind the oil cartel's closed doors...

Oil Investing

3 Charts Show How Overvalued Some Oil Stocks Have Become

The price of oil has climbed sharply in the last month. As of April 17, futures of WTI oil were priced as high as $56.81. That's a gain of more than 29% from their $44.03 bottom from mid-March.

Investors trying to play rebounding prices have flooded into oil stocks in the last month.

But investors trying to buy in now are looking at highly overvalued stocks. And these three charts show why...


Is Now the Time to Buy an Oil Index ETF?

WTI crude oil prices climbed over $56 per barrel this week for the first time in 2015. Now investors are looking for the best way to play rebounding oil prices, and many are buying into an oil index ETF.

At this week's high, crude oil prices are now up 28% from the lows they hit in early March.

But this is not the best time to buy into an oil index ETF.

Here's a look at several oil index ETFs and the key points that many investors miss

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