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Your Social Security Benefits Are About to Suffer from Low Oil Prices

For the third time in five years, there will be no Social Security benefits increase for the next fiscal year. And there's a reason for this stagnation…

Oil prices.

Here's how the cost of gas is going to make affordable living for American retirees difficult in the months ahead...


The New Cold War Battlefield… and How It Will Affect Oil Prices

What is transpiring in geopolitics prompts me to recall the depths of the Cold War.

Back then, the two superpowers – the United States and Russia – contested for leverage wherever they could. But the primary battlefield was Africa.

Well, déjà vu is now kicking in.

Here's where the new Cold War is being played out... and how it's going to influence the energy markets, especially oil prices...


How the OPEC and Russia Meeting Will Affect Oil Prices

On Oct. 3, Russian Minister of Energy Alexander Novak announced his country is ready to meet with OPEC to discuss the crash in oil prices. Reuters reports the OPEC and Russia meeting is set to occur at the end of October. According to Money Morning Global Energy Strategist Dr. Kent Moors, this is a critical development for […]

That's because OPEC and Russia haven't played nice recently...


Brent Crude Oil Prices Today Rise After EIA Report

Brent crude oil prices today increased for the fourth consecutive session despite the EIA's bearish supply report.

The agency reported oil supplies increased by 3.1 million barrels last week. The news could worry traders who think supply will keep building up.

But there are three ways to play oil prices no matter where they move...


BP Stock Price Today Up After $20 Billion Oil Spill Settlement (NYSE: BP)

The BP stock price today jumped higher after the Department of Justice announced the firm will pay a settlement for the 2010 oil spill.

Shares of the oil giant have rallied 15.5% over the last week alone.

With all of this in mind, investors want to know if now is a good time to buy BP stock…


Where the Next Oil Sector Profits Will Be Made (It's Not What You Think)

We now have another indication that the oil pricing environment is causing a constriction in forward project commitments: Two more oil majors recently announced that they will cut capital spending.

These two announcements are the tip of a much bigger iceberg. The curtailment of future project commitments is just one of the results of low prices.

Here's the other major effect, how it will shake up the oil sector, and how one group of companies will come out on top...


WTI Crude Oil Prices Today Close at Two-Week High

WTI crude oil prices today settled at their highest level in two weeks.

The boost in prices came after Friday's rig count from Baker Hughes and a statement from the World Bank.

Here's everything you need to know about why oil prices surged higher...


Three Types of Oil Stocks Every Investor Should Know About

When it comes to oil stocks, most investors think of big names like Exxon Mobil, BP, or Chevron.

But what most traders don't understand is that oil stocks are categorized based on the company's operations.

Here are the three most commonly traded types of oil stocks...


Chesapeake Energy Stock Price Up Today After New Layoff Report (NYSE: CHK)

The Chesapeake Energy stock price climbed 3% to $7 today after the energy producer announced it will slash its workforce by 15% amid falling natural gas and crude oil prices.

However, shares remain down more than 65% year to date.

Here's why the Chesapeake Energy stock price could fall even further from here...


Why WTI Crude Oil Prices Are Up Today

WTI crude oil prices moved higher today as investors bet on U.S. production dwindling throughout the rest of the year.

Although the decline in U.S. output should continue, OPEC is producing at a rapid rate to defend its market share.

Here's what you need to know about what's moving oil prices today...