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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...

Oil

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

energy

How M&A Will Send Oil and Gas Stocks Higher in 2015

Oil and gas stocks will gain momentum in 2015 as M&A activity heats up and energy prices rebound.

The process will result in a new group of heavyweight companies that will rule the energy market.

Here's what you need to know about the biggest deals so far this year - including the largest merger of the decade...

Oil

Iran Nuclear "Deal" Won't Drive Oil Down

Here at Money Morning we recently had the opportunity to sit down with Dr. Kent Moors, Money Map Press' Global Energy Strategist, for a quick chat about oil.

Kent had taken time out of his frequent world travels – scoping out the latest global energy profit developments – to stop by our HQ in Baltimore.

Here's what he told us about his "ground level" view of the real impact recent geopolitical events in Iran will have on the price of oil.

It's not what most experts think...

Oil

Demand Is Surging in the Oil Market, Pointing to Higher Prices Ahead

As the oil market focuses on the supply side and the possibility of reaching a nuclear deal in Iran grows, something else has been developing in crude.

Worldwide demand is beginning to surge.

In fact, it's not just surging - it's accelerating. Here's why that's happening and when to look for higher prices ahead...

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Oil Price Forecast 2015: Where the Market Goes from Here

Oil Price Forecast 2015: Crude oil futures for May delivery moved higher today (Tuesday) in the wake of bullish inventory data.

Although prices are coming off a bad first quarter, they're expected to have a strong rebound into the second quarter and beyond.

Here's our analysis on where oil prices are headed in 2015...

Oil

This U.S. Oil Rig Count Chart Shows How Lower Prices Impact Drillers

This U.S. oil rig count chart shows the massive impact falling oil prices have had on oil drillers.

Baker Hughes Inc. (NYSE: BHI) reported today (Thursday) that the number of oil rigs in the United States dropped to 802 last week. It was the 17th straight week of declines as 11 rigs shuttered operations.

Here's the dramatic affect that low oil prices are having on the industry...

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These 3 Charts Put the Crude Oil Price History in Perspective

It's no surprise that we're experiencing one of the worst slumps in crude oil price history.

But the good news is oil prices have already bottomed out. As prices move higher, oil will stay crucial – but it won't rule the market like it used to.

These charts illustrate where oil has been - and where it's going...

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