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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...

Society

Yes, America's Middle Class Is Shrinking – Here's the Proof

The middle class is shrinking here in the United States. A recent study revealed that the percentage of middle-class households in America dropped in every single state between the years 2000 – 2013.

And that's not all.

Here are five more facts that evidence middle-class America is shriveling...

oil

[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...

Tech investing

What Is the Internet of Things?

What is the Internet of Things?

It's a term thrown around in a lot of tech stories these days, though it's often not well explained.

But the Internet of Things will play a major role in the future of technology. The Internet of Things literally will change how we live. And in the process, it will create countless ways to profit.

To truly understand what this means, you need to see a few real-world examples...

Apple

How to Play Apple Stock After AAPL Q3 Earnings Chop Share Price 5%

Less than blockbuster Q3 earnings sent Apple stock down more than 8% in after-hours trading yesterday (Tuesday), lopping about $60 billion from the company's market cap.

But a closer look at the AAPL Q3 earnings shows the sharply negative reaction wasn't justified. If anything, it shows that Apple has spoiled investors with spectacular earnings beats.

This sell-off ignored several key points in the Apple Q3 earnings...

Tech Investing

Facebook Stock Price Flirts with Triple Digits (Nasdaq: FB)

The Facebook stock price hit an all-time high of $99.24 Tuesday and closed the session at a record $98.95.

Facebook Inc. (Nasdaq: FB) stock has been on tear in July, climbing more than 13% this month alone.

Here is what's behind FB stock's surge and what investors need to watch now...

Iran

Why There's Resistance to the Iran Nuclear Deal

The past few days as well as the July 14 Iran nuclear deal have brought us back to the years of regular analyses of Iran's oil and gas industry, when one of the biggest quandaries was trying to make market sense out of what came from the leadership in Tehran.

Back then, it was not unusual for Iran's religious and political heads to shoot themselves in the foot economically every time they opened their mouths on policy matters.

Here's why...

Yahoo Stock News

Yahoo Stock Falters on Overhyped but Underwhelming Yahoo Earnings (Nasdaq: YHOO)

Yahoo stock fell in pre-market trading after a mixed Yahoo earnings report.

Yahoo! Inc. (Nasdaq: YHOO) posted a 14.7% increase in sales, from $1.084 billion in the second quarter of 2014 to $1.243 billion this quarter.

But for all the good news, it's tempered by realities that don't paint a bright picture for this struggling content giant's future...

Biotech Investing

Eli Lilly Stock Falls After Release of New Alzheimer's Drug Data (NYSE: LLY)

The Eli Lilly stock price fell as much as 4.8% this morning (Wednesday) after the company released new trial results on its Alzheimer's drug solanezumab.

Eli Lilly and Co. (NYSE: LLY) officials released data from a follow-up study on two of the drug's earlier trials. The Alzheimer's drug fell short of its goals in the first two trials, but the new data showed encouraging signs.

Here's everything investors need to know now...

Stocks

Don’t Confuse Shake Shack “Hopium” for Value (NYSE: SHAK)

Money Morning Chief Investment Strategist Keith Fitz-Gerald was on CNBC Tuesday, discussing his view of the fundamentals of Shake Shack Inc. (NYSE: SHAK).

While a lot of pundits think that SHAK stock's post-sell-off bump is a sign things are turning around, Keith points out a number of vital reasons why they're wrong.

Watch the video to learn more...

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