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WTI Crude Oil Prices Today Down Following Paris Attacks

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WTI crude oil prices today declined as rising production trumped concerns over supply disruptions after the Paris terrorist attacks.

Many investors don't understand why production is rising since U.S. supply is at 80-year highs.

But there are two factors pushing production higher right now...

WTI Crude Oil Price Today Drops Below $41 After IEA Supply Report

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The WTI crude oil price today fell 2.8% after the International Energy Agency (IEA) released a startling report on global oil supply.

The agency said inventories held by the 34 countries in the OECD stood near 3 billion barrels in September.

Here's how you can play the volatile oil market...

Why Oil Production Is Increasing, Despite the Oil Glut

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Despite weekly declines in the number of working rigs in the American market (now at the lowest levels in some six years) and rising cuts in capital commitments for new projects, the market surplus in oil is once again rising.

Crude oil prices are languishing in the face of what is projected to be another build in U.S. production stockpiles.

Given all that has been said about an oil glut, why is oil production continuing? Here's what you need to know...

Why WTI Crude Oil Prices Are Up 1.6% Today

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WTI crude oil prices today jumped 1.6% as ongoing conflicts in Libya and Brazil caused a spike in global demand.

Despite shortages overseas, investors worry the growing U.S. supply glut will send prices lower over the long term.

But there are three ways you can make money no matter where prices move...

How the New Budget Deal Will Affect the Oil Market

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The House of Representatives just voted to approve a budget deal to raise the U.S. debt ceiling.

And buried in this last-minute accord designed to save us from another government shutdown is a provision to sell oil from the Strategic Petroleum Reserve (SPR).

Why is the United States going to put this oil up for sale now, when domestic producers are under pressure - and how will this impact the oil market?

If These Commodity Prices Tank… Run for Your Life


Both U.S. and overseas stocks have been rallying since their ugly August sell-off.

But, if these key commodity prices tank, expect stock prices to follow.

Oil and copper hold the keys to the future of stock prices...

Here's why...

How to Play the Latest Dip in Oil and Natural Gas Prices

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Here in the energy sector, the other shoe has just dropped. Natural gas prices have now declined to their lowest point since 2012.

But in any shakeout like the one under way, there are always investment opportunities.

And I’ve identified two specific ways you can profit despite the lows we’re seeing right now for oil and gas.

Here’s my take on what’s affecting the markets today… and the two ways to play the current low prices to your advantage…

WTI Crude Oil Prices Today Surge 6% After Fed Interest Rate Decision


WTI crude oil prices surged today after the U.S. Federal Reserve decided to keep interest rates unchanged.

Despite today's gains, oil prices still have a long way to go as companies continue to drown in debt.

But there's a certain type of company you can profit from during this low price environment...

WTI Crude Oil Prices Today Continue Two-Week Losing Streak

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WTI crude oil prices today headed 0.6% lower as the international benchmark falls deeper into a two-week slump.

The decline in oil prices today comes before the start of the U.S. Federal Reserve meeting.

But there's a bigger geopolitical event that could have long-term effects on oil's movement...

Why WTI Crude Oil Prices Are Down Today

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WTI crude oil prices fell for the second straight day ahead of tomorrow's OPEC meeting and today's expiration for November futures contracts.

But there's a much larger producer prepping for an OPEC meeting soon.

Here's everything you need to know about where prices are headed this year...

WTI Crude Oil Prices Today Down as U.S. Supply Hits 80-Year High

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WTI crude oil prices today fell lower following bearish supply data from the U.S. Energy Information Administration.

Yesterday, the agency reported U.S. oil inventories grew by 7.6 million barrels last week.

But there's one event at the end of October that could reduce output and boost prices into 2016...

The New Cold War Battlefield… and How It Will Affect Oil Prices

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What is transpiring in geopolitics prompts me to recall the depths of the Cold War.

Back then, the two superpowers - the United States and Russia - contested for leverage wherever they could. But the primary battlefield was Africa.

Well, déjà vu is now kicking in.

Here's where the new Cold War is being played out... and how it's going to influence the energy markets, especially oil prices...

What OPEC's New Romance with Russia Means for Oil Prices

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Low oil prices have brought OPEC and Russia to the brink of partnership, but don't expect this new closeness to radically raise oil prices. Here's what the real impact will be.

OPEC's decision to protect market share over price has even hit American producers, with their huge, expensive-to-extract new reserves of shale and tight oil.

This is an important development. It means that for the first time in nearly 11 months, geopolitics is likely to give support to higher crude - meaning oil prices get a new push.

Brent Crude Oil Prices Today Rise After EIA Report

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Brent crude oil prices today increased for the fourth consecutive session despite the EIA's bearish supply report.

The agency reported oil supplies increased by 3.1 million barrels last week. The news could worry traders who think supply will keep building up.

But there are three ways to play oil prices no matter where they move...

Where the Next Oil Sector Profits Will Be Made (It's Not What You Think)

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We now have another indication that the oil pricing environment is causing a constriction in forward project commitments: Two more oil majors recently announced that they will cut capital spending.

These two announcements are the tip of a much bigger iceberg. The curtailment of future project commitments is just one of the results of low prices.

Here's the other major effect, how it will shake up the oil sector, and how one group of companies will come out on top...