Why Are Gas Prices So Low?

Why are gas prices so low right now?

The average price of regular unleaded is hovering around $2.40 a gallon – almost a dollar less compared to a year ago.

Here's a look at what's responsible for the lower prices we're seeing at the pump these days...


WTI Crude Oil Prices Today Fall on Weak Chinese Trade Data

WTI crude oil prices today fell deeper into negative territory following a weak trading report in China.

China's imports and exports fell significantly in August, marking the second consecutive monthly decline.

Here's a recap of today's movements in the oil market...

Investing Strategies

How to Beat This Market’s “Three Cs” of Risk

The last few weeks of trading have been downright rough…

The markets staged a "whistling past the graveyard" rally for a little more than a week after the Aug. 24 crash only to come tumbling down again by 3% on Sept. 1 as nearly every sector was hit.

Robust technical support levels that were years in the making have been snapped like so many little twigs.

Key indicators have all but failed traders who are scrambling to find bottoms to trade off of, and the Chicago Board of Options Exchange Volatility Index (VIX) has been breaking six-year records, topping 53 on Aug. 24 and 30 on Sept. 1.

The sheer breadth of the chaos is matched only by the growing chorus of pundits speculating on the drivers of the chaos.

Let them speculate and fumble around in the dark. What's really rocking this market is what I call the "Three Cs."   

Here they are - plus the two sectors that will rise above it all...


How OPEC's Attempt to Save Face Affects the Oil Market

In its monthly report released on Monday, OPEC indicated it is now willing to discuss production levels with other non-OPEC countries.

This is the first indication that the low crude oil price environment has been creating serious problems inside the cartel.

Here's what that means for OPEC's production strategy... and the oil market as a whole...


Crude Oil Prices Today Crater on EIA Supply Report

Crude oil prices today fell below $44 a barrel in response to a new weekly inventory report from the EIA.

Despite the oversupplied oil market, there are still plenty of ways to profit from the energy sector.

All you need to do is follow these three strategies for picking the best oil stocks...


Will OPEC Cut Production?

Yesterday, OPEC released a bulletin saying low prices "remains a cause for concern" and OPEC is "ready to talk to all other producers."

The news has investors wondering: Will OPEC cut production?

Here's what you need to know about the cartel's dicey situation...


Oil Price Forecast 2015: Will the Oil Market Rebound from Here?

Oil Price Forecast 2015: WTI crude oil price volatility has trended decidedly downward in 2015.

After all, the commodity has fallen 20.3% since January.

But the good news is this crash is near a bottom. That's because a number of factors will push oil prices will higher by the end of the year...


How a Country the Size of Vermont Will Dominate the 2016 Oil Market

The world oil market is typically dominated by countries with the most land.

The three largest countries – Russia, Canada, and China – are among the top five largest oil producers in the world.

But there's one country smaller than the state of Vermont that could become a huge oil player very soon...


WTI Crude Oil Prices Close at Highest Level Since July 21

WTI crude oil prices skyrocketed today amid EIA's bullish supply report and OPEC's worries over low oil prices.

The U.S. benchmark settled at its highest level since July 21.

Here's a detailed recap of how the EIA and OPEC moved oil prices today...


Oil Price Crash Could Lead to Emergency OPEC Meeting

There has been a big oil price crash over the last few months.

Thanks to a worldwide supply glut and weakening Chinese economy, crude oil prices have fallen nearly 30% since May.

Now, one country is desperately trying to develop a strategy to save oil prices before its economy collapses...

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