A Failure of Iran Nuclear Deal Could Upset Global Dollar Hegemony

There's a lot at stake in the recent Iran nuclear deal.

And it's not just about hard feelings or the possibility of Iran attaining nuclear weapons capability.

It has the ability to threaten U.S. dollar supremacy...


Why the Brent Crude Oil Price Is Down Today

Why the Brent crude oil price is down today: Oil prices dipped lower today after an unexpected rise in reserves.

The supply data adds to the picture of a worldwide glut that has deflated prices recently.

But despite today's drop, oil prices will follow a very particular pattern the rest of the year...


[Chart] Crude Oil Price History Since 1862

The past year has delivered one of the worst crashes in crude oil price history. Prices have slumped 47% since July 2014.

But oil price volatility is not a new concept.

This chart provides a glimpse into the history of oil volatility dating all the way back to the Civil War...


Why the WTI Crude Oil Price Is Down Today

The WTI crude oil price today is on track to close under $50 for the first time in four months amid bearish sentiment from inventory data and the Iran nuclear deal.

Yesterday, WTI closed at $50.91, the lowest settlement since March 19.

Here's a breakdown of why oil prices are still declining today...


Iran Nuclear Deal Will Lead to Inevitable Petrodollar Challenge

The Iran nuclear deal will be discussed in Congress over the next 60 days, subject to the same political back-and-forth it always has been.

So what exactly is in this Iran nuclear deal, and how should markets digest it?

The real story of intrigue, many may think, is oil. But investors should really be paying attention to the petrodollar...


Why the Kinder Morgan (NYSE: KMI) Stock Price Is Down in 2015

The Kinder Morgan (NYSE: KMI) stock price has struggled in 2015.

It's down 10.1% so far this year. Shares saw their largest quarterly drop in Q2 since falling more than 16% in Q2 2012.

Here's everything you need to know ahead of the North American energy giant's earnings report today...


Why Crude Oil Futures Are Up After the Iran Deal

Crude oil futures surprisingly surged higher today after Iranian negotiations finally culminated in a landmark nuclear deal.

The deal allows Iran to start exporting more oil, which analysts worry will flood the already oversupplied market.

But there's one fundamental reason why prices won't dip lower...


Beat Canada's Oil Revenue Grab with This Investment

"The Greatest Outdoor Show on Earth," the century-old annual Calgary Stampede rodeo and festival, has just gotten underway. But while a million-plus visitors enjoy all the city has to offer, all is not well for petroleum companies in the city dubbed Canada's oil headquarters.

A few short months ago, a forty-four year political dynasty came to an end, as the oil-rich Canadian province of Alberta elected a left-wing government that wants to extract more revenue from energy companies.

Yet canny investors like you can take advantage of hidden opportunities that are emerging as others head for the exits over worries about the new administration's goal of collecting more royalties from oil and gas producers.

Here's one...


Why the WTI Crude Oil Price Is Up Today

There are two reasons why the WTI oil price is up today.

The main reason is the rebound in China's stock market, which saw its biggest one-day gain in six years. The other is the delay in a deal with Iran over its nuclear program.

Here's how both helped caused the surge in oil prices today...


Why the Halliburton (NYSE: HAL) Stock Price Is Down Today

The Halliburton Co. (NYSE: HAL) stock price fell today from last Thursday's close amid a weeklong crash in oil prices.

The firm is coming off a rough month. It lost 5.1% in June after gaining 15.4% during the first five months of 2015.

Here's how its performance stacks up against other major oil firms...

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