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How the Royal Dutch Shell Stock Price Will Perform in 2016

The Royal Dutch Shell stock price is hovering at a five-year low of $43.72 this morning (Thursday) as the oil giant fights the federal government over drilling rights in the Arctic.

But there's one reason why the Royal Dutch Shell stock price will rebound in 2016...


Negotiations Over Oil Production Broke Down – but Not for the Reasons You'd Think

In the UAE's oil capital of Abu Dhabi, OPEC and Russia have been negotiating a coordinated cutting of oil production, which would lead to a movement up in global crude prices.

Unfortunately, any anticipation about these meetings was effectively negated over the past few days by three unexpected factors.

And while the Persian Gulf has long been the center of the world's energy markets, these three factors were, surprisingly, dictated elsewhere... the first one somewhere you'd least expect it...


How the Halliburton Stock Price Will Perform in 2016

Investors are wondering if the Halliburton stock price will rebound in 2016.

The company is in the news this week as it prepares for a decision from the U.S. government regarding its historic acquisition of rival Baker Hughes.

But the road to a decision hasn't been easy...

Dow Jones

Dow Jones Industrial Average Up Today as FOMC Meeting Begins

Good morning! The Dow today (Monday, Dec. 15) climbed 13 points in the opening hour.

Today the Dow Jones Industrial Average is positively reacting to the Federal Reserve's meeting on whether or not interest rates should be raised.

Crude oil prices are volatile because of the FOMC meeting and fears of oil glut and a pricing war between OPEC and non-OPEC producers.

Here's what else investors need to know about the Dow Jones Industrial Average today...


When Will We Run Out of Oil?

There has been much crystal gazing when it comes to the question, “When will we run out of oil?”

That’s because of our rabid dependence on the black liquid…

According to the 2015 edition of the BP (NYSE: BP) Energy Outlook, energy demand will increase by close to 40% over the next 20 years. In its report, BP estimates the world has 53.3 years of oil left at current production rates.

That’s the latest projection, but such forecasts have long been tried. For example, in 1914, the Bureau of Mines said U.S. oil reserves would be exhausted by 1924. It was wrong.

“The truth is every expert who's predicted ‘the end of oil’ has been wrong in the past,” Money Morning Global Energy Strategist Dr. Kent Moors said. “But with global energy consumption at an all-time high, and much of the world's economy dependent on oil, the question needs to be asked.”

Let’s take a look…


WTI Crude Oil Prices Today Struggle to Stay Above $35 Mark

WTI crude oil prices today fell 1.1% as futures struggle to trade above $35 a barrel.

Earlier this morning, the U.S. benchmark tumbled below $35 for the first time since February 2009.

Today's fall has to do with a landmark deal that could have a tremendous effect on the future of oil demand...


How Crude Oil Prices Will Move After the Fed Meeting

With crude oil prices trading at their lowest level since 2008, investors are wondering if next week's Fed meeting will send them spiraling out of control.

If the Fed decides to raise interest rates, prices could crash to new lows.

Here's why an interest rate hike won't send oil to apocalyptic lows...


WTI Crude Oil Price Prediction 2016: Where Will the Market Go from Here?

Oil Price Prediction 2016: Oil prices are less than a month and a half away from capping off their worst year since the Great Recession.

Thanks to weak Chinese demand and surging production, it's no surprise oil has crashed this year.

But there's a big reason why we see oil prices rebounding in 2016...


How a Surprising Alliance Could Shake Up the Oil Sector

Events in Abu Dhabi Friday point to OPEC having a brand-new ally in the oil sector – one no one would expect…

This unexpected partnership could have a massive impact on oil production moving into 2016.

Here's what you need to know about this potential new alliance...


Why the KMI Stock Price Will Keep Falling in 2016

The KMI stock price hit an all-time low of $15.73 a share on Tuesday.

The plunge came after the firm shocked Wall Street with a surprise announcement.

While some investors may see this as an opportunity to buy in at a discount, there's one reason why the KMI stock price will keep falling in 2016...