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Current Crude Oil Prices at $50.78 – Here's What's Next

Current crude oil prices remain below $52 a barrel. Today's slight drop comes at the end of a week that has seen a 3.8% drop so far.

But despite recent pullbacks, WTI and Brent are up 6% and 19% in the last month.

Here's where prices are headed to next - and how they'll get there...

Oil

Crude Oil Prices Will Recover – Here's How to Play the Rebound

Crude oil prices continue to be volatile, with both Brent and WTI falling about 3% Wednesday.

But near-term volatility aside, oil prices are recovering from their recent lows. Brent has gained more than 30% since late January and is now over $60 a barrel. WTI is over $52.

While oil isn't going to surge in the short term, there are definite opportunities here. Oil won't have to hit triple digits for them to pay off, either.

Here's how to the play the rebound in energy...

Stocks

The Stock Poised to Surge from Cheap Oil and a Strong Dollar

Massive new oil supply has led Saudi Arabia to compete for market share by dramatically cutting prices. The impact of this cheap oil in North America is mixed. But certain regions are clear beneficiaries, such as those surrounding auto-reliant Detroit.

Just across the roughly 1.5 mile expanse of the Ambassador Bridge from Detroit is Windsor, Canada. Its fortunes are tightly interwoven with those of the Motor City. One Canadian firm with operations in Windsor is sure to benefit from the glut of cheap oil.

That 1.5 miles might be just far enough to create an excellent profit play away from more dubious Detroit picks...

Oil

The Saudis Are Losing Their Leverage over Oil Prices

In an oil market version of a game of chicken, Saudi policymakers are trying to make U.S. producers blink first. And it's starting to work.

U.S. rigs are being brought offshore and drilling projects are being shelved. This will have an impact on the supply side in short order. By this summer, oil prices may be back to a range of $65 to $70 a barrel.

But in waging this doomed oil price war and pushing home its point, the Saudis have made a fatal mistake...

Oil

Big Oil, Big Headaches, and Big Opportunities

A three-day rally in crude prices last week is giving investors hope that the collapse in oil prices is over, and the market is reacting with strong moves to the upside in "Big Oil" stocks.

However, it may be too soon to draw either a correlation or conclusion; oil inventories and futures markets suggest that oil prices could easily head back down before stabilizing later this year (we saw a glimpse of this early Wednesday).

The share price drops have significantly affected the "Oil Patch" sector, with the Energy Select SPDR ETF down 26% since peaking at $100.93 on June 20, 2014.

Is an oil price rally for real, or just a head-fake we need to ignore for now?

The answer may just surprise you - and help you profit...

Oil

Crude Oil Price Today at $47.95 Marks Huge One-Day Drop

The oil price today (Wednesday) abruptly fell below $50 again.

The oil price drop came after another weekly supply announcement. The U.S. Energy Information Administration reported crude oil supplies rose by 6.3 million barrels to 412.1 million in the week ended Jan. 30.

Here's everything you need to know about oil's sharp decline today...

Oil

Why Oil Prices Are Up Today

The reason why oil prices are up today comes from the largest union strike in the last 35 years.

The surge occurred after 3,800 United Steelworkers union members walked off nine refineries on Sunday. USW said it "had no choice" after failing to agree on new contracts.

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

Oil

This Oil Chart Shows the Real Global Oil Supply Story

Pundits continue to emphasize global supply as a major problem for oil prices, but a look at this oil chart shows those concerns over supply are overstated.

There's no denying global oil supply is on the rise. In 2014, the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) reported oil inventories increased 0.8 million barrels a day (bpd). In 2015, that could grow to 0.9 million bpd if production remains the same.

Talking heads say that's a sign oil prices will continue to slip. But they're missing the point.

Here's the proof that oil supply talk has been overstated...

Oil

Crude Oil Prices and the New Saudi King

Crude oil prices continue to drop in the wake of Saudi Arabia's shift in leadership. U.S. policymakers will have a tougher time with new King Salman than they've had in some time.

The new leader and his Oil Minister are the architects behind the current Saudi policy, of which there are three main targets.

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Oil Price Today Hits $45.21 After API Report

The oil price today (Wednesday) continued its seven-month fall after Tuesday's supply report.

As trading opened Wednesday, WTI oil fell right above $45 while Brent oil dropped to about $49.

Here's what you need to know about the oil price today...

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