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How to Profit From Wall Street's Biggest Gaffe in Decades

I was perusing the newswires a few weeks ago when the following Reuters news story headline all but physically grabbed my attention.

It stated: “Exclusive: Morgan Stanley Rebuilds in Commodities Trading.”

Most folks probably looked at this and tossed it off as just another of the endless machinations of Wall Street.

But I knew better…

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  • Profit from High Crude Oil Prices with These Secure, Under-the-Radar Stocks

    WTI crude oil prices for delivery in August were down slightly yesterday (Tuesday) to $103.43 a barrel, which was a $0.10 drop from Monday.

    And while crude oil prices are down from 52-week highs, they're still at inflated levels because of the crisis in Iraq.

    In fact, the longer prices stay high, the better they will do…

  • The U.S. Oil Export Ban Is a Windfall for These Companies

    After more than four decades, it looks like America is getting back into the oil export business again.

    For the first time since the 1970s, Washington has opened the door to sending more U.S. crude abroad.

    Of course, the United States has been exporting oil products for some time now.

    In fact, America is now the largest exporter of products like gasoline, low-sulfur heating oil, and diesel fuel in the world.

    But until now, companies were hamstrung when it came to the raw material itself.

    Of course, there have been a few exceptions. Very heavy California crude, which has to be sold at a deep discount and for which there is not a ready domestic market, has received some permissions to export. In addition, a few tolling programs – where the raw material is exported out and finished products are imported back in – have been allowed.

    But for the lion's share of what is pumped out of the ground at American fields, the domestic market has long been the only option.

    This change in policy promises to open up new opportunities for investors… Full Story

  • These U.S. Natural Gas Stocks Are Critical to the EU's New "Master Plan"

    The ongoing civil war in eastern Ukraine, along with the corresponding crisis between Kiev and Moscow, means that Russian gas supplies to the EU could be cut off again come September.

    In 2009, the last time Russia said nyet to European natural gas deliveries, the continent barely survived one of the coldest winters in years.

    This time around, Europe's savior could be U.S. liquefied natural gas (LNG) exports – which is good news indeed for select natural gas stocks…

    And that's good news indeed for these natural gas stocks...

  • How to Make Money from America's Oil Boom

    Energy investing update: The amount of oil produced in the U.S. has skyrocketed more than 50% over the last six years.

    Now small towns all across America are filling with a new breed of millionaires who have learned how to make money from this boom. But it isn't the major oil companies leading the way. According to a new report, the fastest-growing oil companies in America are the smaller outfits.

    And these oil stocks are rising as quickly as their reputations…

    And these oil stocks are rising as quickly as their reputations...

  • Here Are the Biggest Winners as the 40-Year Ban on U.S. Crude Oil Exports Ends

    After over four decades, it looks like America is getting back into the oil export business again.

    For the first time since the 1970s, Washington has opened the door to sending more U.S. crude oil abroad.

    And this change in policy promises to open up new opportunities for investors...

  • Why Crude Oil Prices Are Down Today – But Won't Stay There

    Crude oil futures ticked a tad lower Thursday as investors digested the supply and export outlook in Iraq, as well as demand prospects from the United States – but the dips are likely temporary.

    As Money Morning Global Energy Strategist Dr. Kent Moors recently explained, prices further out on the futures curve are rising much more quickly than anticipated as worries mount over global supply and demand.

    Here’s what’s weighing crude oil prices down today… at least for now.

  • Gasoline Prices Are Headed to $4 Per Gallon… and Here's Why

    Futures prices for both crude and gasoline were down yesterday. Unfortunately, that barely tells the real story.

    Thanks to the growing Sunni insurrection and the rapid unraveling of the Shiite government in Baghdad, you can bet that prices for both crude and gasoline will be making the headlines over the next two months.

    As the next-month rates (August 2014) fell in yesterday's trade, oil prices as far out as December 2018 began to spike.

    Here's why yesterday's drop in prices is just the pause before the storm...

  • Oil Prices Will Continue to Rocket

    Everyone wants to know why the price at the pump just keeps going higher.

    The last time I discussed this issue was in late April. Since then, pump prices in the United States have jumped more than 12%.

    Five years ago, the global oil market hit "panic" prices that ultimately exceeded $147 a barrel,

    There were two reasons for this...

  • The Oil "Crisis Spike" Is Just Getting Started

    First there was the crisis in Ukraine. Then, seemingly out of nowhere, Iraq exploded into chaos again.

    Both testify to one simple truth about today's energy sector: Geopolitical factors are the quintessential wild cards when it comes to estimating energy prices.

    As for crude, prices have been subdued both yesterday and this morning following a crisis-related spike. But with two full-blown crises now looming, you can bet that's not going to last.

    Oil prices are now likely headed higher.

    In this case, supply and demand only works in the textbooks. These days, geopolitical events can quickly outdistance the "market-only" factors.

    That's especially true in Iraq, where insurgents of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) are still on the move…

    Full story

  • Crude Oil Prices Soaring on New Attacks in Iraq; Here's Where They're Headed

    Crude oil prices are hovering near 52-week highs this morning (Wednesday), following news that Sunni militant fighters have attacked Iraq's main oil refinery in the city of Baiji.

    Importantly, today's attack does not impact export production or export routes, but that doesn't mean that the mounting crisis won't have a major impact on crude oil prices today.

    Here’s where oil prices are headed as this crisis continues to unfold...