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Why the WTI Crude Oil Price Today Hit a 2016 High

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After one of the most volatile starts to a year ever, the WTI crude oil price seems to have finally stabilized.

Oil prices today were bolstered by statements from the UAE energy minister and the declining U.S. rig count.

And there are three ways to profit from oil's long-term rebound in 2016...

The Oil Sector's "Other Shoe" Just Dropped

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The "other shoe" is dropping for the oil sector, and it's going to affect each and every one of us.

This ripple effect will extend to much more than just oil and gas.

And it looms as an ongoing concern, one that is likely to have a longer-lasting effect than the price of oil itself - unless, that is, there is a reversal of trajectory.

Why the WTI Crude Oil Price Is Up Today – March 2016

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The WTI crude oil price saw its second straight session of gains today after several producers announced production cuts across Oklahoma and Texas.

Today's gains mark the beginning of a sustained long-term rise in prices.

And there are four types of oil stocks that will offer nice returns in the meantime...

Why Oil Prices and Stock Markets Have Been Dancing in Lockstep

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Common sense suggests that some signals would affect both oil prices and the stock markets.

But that's not what we've been seeing lately. The two have instead been moving in almost lockstep connection. When one moves, so does the other, no matter the reason.

It seems common sense isn't in charge of the markets any more. Here's why...

Why Oil Prices Will Rise in 2016, in One Chart

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Oil prices are down 46.6% over the last year thanks to the global supply glut.

But Money Morning Global Energy Strategist Dr. Kent Moors says prices will stabilize in 2016.

And this chart displays one trend that will make that happen this year...

The Elephant in the Oil Market That No One's Talking About

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The pundits have been hammering away at how much excess supply there is worldwide. Yet that alone is not the market's only problem.

What the oil market is experiencing right now is not a supply problem. This is what the talking heads keep missing...

Don't Touch These Oil Stocks in 2016 – Buy These Instead

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Oil stocks appear unattractive right now due to the continuing price decline and constant barrage of bearish news.

But you can still profit by avoiding one type of oil stock in favor of a more obscure type.

Here are the ones you should stay away from this year...

Why the WTI Crude Oil Price Is Up Today – February 2016

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The WTI crude oil price hit a three-week high today thanks to a new IEA report and a declining rig count.

Despite today's gains, oil prices are actually much lower than they should be.

In fact, there's one factor manipulating the price by deflating it below the actual market value of oil...

The Truth About the Big Oil Production Freeze

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With word swirling about Russia and Saudi Arabia agreeing to freeze oil production, the talking heads are up in arms about whether it will make any difference or not.

On the table is an accord to keep production at January levels, with most of OPEC probably following Saudi Arabia's lead.

In the short term, getting Iran on board is key. Today, meetings took place with Russia, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, and Venezuela on one side of the table, and Iran on the other.

The official goal was to get Iran on board with the production freeze. But my contacts are telling me a different story...

Crude Oil Price Today Swings Violently on Output Freeze

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The crude oil price today whipsawed after four oil leaders reached an agreement to freeze production.

The fluctuation in prices shows investors don't think the freeze will ease the supply glut.

But it won't have an effect on the energy sector's profit potential this year...

Why Crude Oil Prices Bounced 6.4% Today

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Crude oil prices today rebounded from yesterday's 13-year lows following an announcement that OPEC is considering an output cut.

But there's one non-OPEC country that will have a huge influence on whether or not the cartel actually lowers output.

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

The Real Price of Crude Oil Is Much Higher Than What You've Been Told

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The price of crude oil fell to $26.50 today as investors remained focused on the larger global supply glut.

But the price of crude oil is much higher than what you’ve been told.

And there’s one factor that’s manipulating prices and pulling them lower than the actual market value of oil…

Oil Stocks to Avoid in 2016 – and One Type to Buy Now

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Investing in oil stocks is misconstrued as an easy way to lose money right now.

But you can still profit from the oil sector's volatility - if you know where to look.

Here are the oil stocks you should avoid - and the ones you should invest in this year...

The Final Step Needed for Oil Prices to Recover

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The International Energy Agency's (IEA) report on global oil demand projections, combined with the continuing oil supply glut, pushed oil prices below $30 a barrel.

What we have here is the classic balance of supply and demand. Here, the levels of investment and investor interest in oil and natural gas companies follow a simple logic.

When supply exceeds demand, investors lose interest and prices fall. On the other hand, when demand outgrows supply, investors go back in, raising prices.

But these days that dynamic has been fundamentally altered - half of that equation is no longer in question.

And that leads us to the final step needed for oil prices to recover...