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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...

WTI Crude Oil Prices Today Close at Two-Week High

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WTI crude oil prices today settled at their highest level in two weeks.

The boost in prices came after Friday's rig count from Baker Hughes and a statement from the World Bank.

Here's everything you need to know about why oil prices surged higher...

Why WTI Crude Oil Prices Are Up Today

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WTI crude oil prices moved higher today as investors bet on U.S. production dwindling throughout the rest of the year.

Although the decline in U.S. output should continue, OPEC is producing at a rapid rate to defend its market share.

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

WTI Crude Oil Prices Up Today After Inventory Data Release


WTI crude oil prices moved higher today after a bullish supply report from the EIA.

Despite today's gains, oil has been exceptionally volatile over the last few months.

But here's where Money Morning Global Energy Strategist Dr. Kent Moors sees oil stocks headed by the end of 2015...

WTI Crude Oil Prices Today Up After Biggest Drop in Three Weeks


WTI crude oil prices today bounced back after enduring their largest one-day drop in three weeks on Friday.

Today's rebound comes on traders' expectations that the yearlong price crash will incentivize producers to decrease output.

Here's what supply and demand will look like as we move into 2016...

Why WTI Crude Oil Prices Are Down Today


WTI crude oil prices fell into the red today following the Fed's announcement yesterday.

Yesterday, Fed Chairwoman Janet Yellen announced that interest rates would remain at their near-zero level for the time being.

Here's why any looming rate hike won't end up crushing oil prices...

What the Fed's "Hold" Means for Crude Oil Prices

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The nine years of historically low interest rates will continue in the wake of Fed Chairwoman Janet Yellen's decision to not hike rates - to not yet remove the proverbial punchbowl from the easy-money party.

It was a classic "50-50" proposition; it didn't seem likely the Fed would move to roil global markets, but given the perceived strength of the labor market, a hike wasn't out of the question.

Before Yellen decides to pull the trigger, we'll see price volatility spiral across all global markets - especially when it comes to crude.

So now the oil "doom and dread" crowd and their bearish predictions are running rampant.

Here's why they're dead wrong...

How We'll Profit from Oil's M&A Cycle

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Low crude oil prices, combined with a crunch in energy debt, has ushered in expectations of a merger and acquisition cycle among oil companies.

So far, interest has centered on the U.S. oil sector. But recent news out of Australia makes it abundantly clear that the next M&A wave is going to have a far more global impact.

Here's what that means for the oil industry, and how we'll profit from it...

Where WTI Crude Oil Prices Today Are Trading


WTI crude oil prices today moved higher today as traders await the outcome of this week's FOMC meeting.

Investors are waiting to see if the central bank will deliver its first interest rate hike in nearly 10 years.

Here's how the outcome of the assembly could affect oil prices the rest of the year...

WTI Crude Oil Prices Slide on Bearish Goldman Sachs Forecast


WTI crude oil prices slumped today after the release of a new Goldman Sachs Group Inc. (NYSE: GS) price forecast.

The Wall Street bank cut its 2016 estimate for WTI prices, citing OPEC production and slow demand.

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

WTI Crude Oil Prices Today Fall on Weak Chinese Trade Data


WTI crude oil prices today fell deeper into negative territory following a weak trading report in China.

China's imports and exports fell significantly in August, marking the second consecutive monthly decline.

Here's a recap of today's movements in the oil market...

How OPEC's Attempt to Save Face Affects the Oil Market


In its monthly report released on Monday, OPEC indicated it is now willing to discuss production levels with other non-OPEC countries.

This is the first indication that the low crude oil price environment has been creating serious problems inside the cartel.

Here's what that means for OPEC's production strategy... and the oil market as a whole...

Crude Oil Prices Today Crater on EIA Supply Report

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Crude oil prices today fell below $44 a barrel in response to a new weekly inventory report from the EIA.

Despite the oversupplied oil market, there are still plenty of ways to profit from the energy sector.

All you need to do is follow these three strategies for picking the best oil stocks...

Will OPEC Cut Production?


Yesterday, OPEC released a bulletin saying low prices "remains a cause for concern" and OPEC is "ready to talk to all other producers."

The news has investors wondering: Will OPEC cut production?

Here's what you need to know about the cartel's dicey situation...

WTI Crude Oil Prices Close at Highest Level Since July 21

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WTI crude oil prices skyrocketed today amid EIA's bullish supply report and OPEC's worries over low oil prices.

The U.S. benchmark settled at its highest level since July 21.

Here's a detailed recap of how the EIA and OPEC moved oil prices today...

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