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How the OPEC Meeting Is Affecting Oil Prices

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The Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries will hold its first oil summit of the year in Vienna tomorrow.

The OPEC meeting will be the first since the cartel fired off the first shot in the "price war" last November.

Here's what you should keep an eye on during the summit...

Crude Oil Prices Today: $60.83 and $65.56

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Crude oil prices today tumbled in response to fresh supply numbers from the EIA.

The agency reported a 1.9 million barrel decline last week. It fell short of analysts' expectations of 2.4 million barrels.

But investors are focused on an even bigger event on Friday that will dictate oil's movement this year...

Don't Buy a Crude Oil Index ETF, Buy This Energy Stock Instead

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Many investors are looking to buy a crude oil index ETF to profit from oil's rise throughout 2015.

WTI oil prices are up 7% this year. And we expect oil prices to continue climbing in 2015.

But many crude oil index ETFs have one major problem right now that many investors aren't aware of...

Crude Oil ETF Investing Tips

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Thanks to expiring oil rigs and lower supply, oil prices are heading toward $73 by mid-summer.

That means it's time to consider crude oil ETF investing if you want get in on the profits from the price rebound.

Here's everything you need to know about crude oil ETFs...

The Next Iraqi Threat to the Oil Sector… It's Not What You're Expecting

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If you still doubt that geopolitical heat can rattle the oil sector, then we strongly advise you to carefully watch the events that are about to play out.

Because matters are getting worse: U.S. Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter called out the Iraqi military - during a high-profile TV interview no less - claiming it lacks the will to fight.

In turn, the main Iranian general condemned the U.S. for not acting to halt ISIS' advance soon enough. Here's how all of this will have a huge impact on crude oil stability and global prices...

This Crude Oil Price Chart Shows Where Futures Will Go in 2015

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Oil prices have had a tumultuous week - but the volatility is only short term.

As this crude oil price chart shows, all major banks see prices rebounding. Some see oil surging to the mid-$70 range by Q4.

Here's where Morgan Stanley, Commerzbank, and others see WTI prices by the end of the year...

Crude Oil Price Predictions 2015: Why the Market Is Gaining Traction

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Oil prices have gained 17.5% in the last month. This week, they reached $62 a barrel for the first time since December.

The rally reinforces our oil price predictions that WTI and Brent will rebound throughout 2015.

Here’s why we’re bullish on our projections - and how you can profit from their momentum…

Crude Oil Prices Today Close at 2015 High

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Crude oil prices today hit their highest level of the year after China released declining manufacturing data.

The Energy Information Administration (EIA) also helped the market with its weekly report - which showed lower production for the second straight week.

Here's what you need to know about today's huge gain - and why prices will go higher in 2015...

3 Charts Show How Overvalued Some Oil Stocks Have Become

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The price of oil has climbed sharply in the last month. As of April 17, futures of WTI oil were priced as high as $56.81. That's a gain of more than 29% from their $44.03 bottom from mid-March.

Investors trying to play rebounding prices have flooded into oil stocks in the last month.

But investors trying to buy in now are looking at highly overvalued stocks. And these three charts show why...

2015 Top Stock Picks: SLCA, PRTA, LCI

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Our 2015 top stock picks include a number of biotech stocks, a "frac sand" company, and one company that may be overheating.

Topping the list of our 2015 top stock picks include red-hot biotech names. Crude oil prices are still weak - a function of increased U.S. domestic energy production - but that hasn't soured gains for this frac sand company.

But be warned, not all of these top stocks are a buy...

U.S. Silica Holdings Inc. (NYSE: SLCA) Stock Among Our 2015 Top Performers

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U.S. Silica Holdings Inc. (NYSE: SLCA) stock remains one of our "2015 Top Stocks to Invest In."

And for good reason. It may be sensitive to crude oil prices, but oil has hit its bottom and is heading up.

With that, SLCA stock price will continue to get a boost. Here's why it's up 43% this year and growing...

Oil Price Forecast 2015: Where the Market Goes from Here

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Oil Price Forecast 2015: Crude oil futures for May delivery moved higher today (Tuesday) in the wake of bullish inventory data.

Although prices are coming off a bad first quarter, they're expected to have a strong rebound into the second quarter and beyond.

Here's our analysis on where oil prices are headed in 2015...

This U.S. Oil Rig Count Chart Shows How Lower Prices Impact Drillers

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This U.S. oil rig count chart shows the massive impact falling oil prices have had on oil drillers.

Baker Hughes Inc. (NYSE: BHI) reported today (Thursday) that the number of oil rigs in the United States dropped to 802 last week. It was the 17th straight week of declines as 11 rigs shuttered operations.

Here's the dramatic affect that low oil prices are having on the industry...

These 3 Charts Put the Crude Oil Price History in Perspective

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It's no surprise that we're experiencing one of the worst slumps in crude oil price history.

But the good news is oil prices have already bottomed out. As prices move higher, oil will stay crucial - but it won't rule the market like it used to.

These charts illustrate where oil has been - and where it's going...

With Yemen Burning, Arab Spring II Is Underway

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The worsening crisis in Yemen has provided a stark reminder of the immediate impact geopolitical events can have on oil prices.

I was asked to provide my analysis on CNBC's "Closing Bell" on Thursday afternoon, and to discuss the impact the crisis will have on oil prices.

Because this crisis is already having a big impact on the price of crude...

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