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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...

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...

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...

Here's Why WTI Crude Oil Prices Are Down Today

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Two reasons why WTI crude oil prices are down today are the Greek debt negotiations and looming Iran deadline.

The international news has big implications on where WTI oil prices are headed the rest of the year.

Here's a breakdown of today's movements...

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...

Why There’s Been So Much Uncertainty About Oil Prices This Week

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The recent move in oil prices prompted the talking heads on TV to warn us the market is oversupplied, thereby driving prices down.

But now they will need to switch gears and “explain” why they are moving up.

Here's the real key to this week's oil uncertainty...

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...

The OPEC Oil Cartel Just Confirmed It's Losing the Energy War

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The infamous OPEC oil cartel is crumbling. We've got insider proof that its highest-ranking officials are scrambling for some kind of stability.

But it's too late - the U.S. is a rising energy superpower that cannot be stopped.

Here's why OPEC is dying and why we're about to dominate the market...

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...

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...

How Will the Yemen Crisis Affect Oil Prices?

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As violence escalates in the Middle East, one question is on energy investors' minds - how will the Yemen crisis affect oil prices?

The event could imply an "Arab Spring II" due to low oil prices right now.

Here's where oil is headed by July...

What Is the Price of Oil Today?

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What is the price of oil today: Oil prices hovered around their lowest levels in six years today (Monday) as investors disregarded OPEC's forecast that U.S. output will halve by the end of 2015.

But there's one factor changing the industry's landscape that will raise oil prices as high as $65 a barrel by late August...

Why WTI Crude Oil Prices Fell Today – and Where They're Headed

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The price of WTI crude oil fell below $48 a barrel today (Wednesday) after the Energy Information Administration (EIA) released its weekly supply report.

But there's one consequence of lower oil prices that will inevitably move them up.

Here's everything you need to know about today's drop and the future of oil prices...

Current Crude Oil Prices at $50.78 – Here's What's Next

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Current crude oil prices remain below $52 a barrel. Today's slight drop comes at the end of a week that has seen a 3.8% drop so far.

But despite recent pullbacks, WTI and Brent are up 6% and 19% in the last month.

Here's where prices are headed to next - and how they'll get there...

Price of Oil per Barrel Hits $52 as Analysts Continue to Misread Market

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The current price of oil per barrel rallied hard today (Friday) at the end of an extremely volatile week.

Oil prices have been U-shaped this week, hitting highs of $54 midday Monday and lows of $48 midday Wednesday before soaring back up today.

But analysts keep calling for lower prices.

Here's what they're failing to understand…