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What the Fed Taper Means for Oil Prices

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Despite the big gains on Wall Street after the Fed announced it would start to taper its stimulus programs in January, the move takes away a big prop to stock prices. Well, most stock prices. Because as the era of cheap money goes away, something very interesting is going to happen with oil...

and it's going to change global markets in a fundamental way...

Why Shale Gas Spells Trouble for the Russians

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When it comes to natural gas, Russia has had it too good for too long. For years Russian gas companies have forced customers to overpay for product, or in some cases pay for product they didn't even use. But the rapid rise of shale gas production in North America has changed everything. Dr. Kent Moors explains what all this means -

and how it could be an opportunity to profit...

Finding the Best Energy Investments: Intel from Rio de Janeiro

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If this is Thursday, it must be...Brazil.

I returned home late last night from Baltimore where we were putting the final touches on one of the best energy investments yet, a huge new precedent-setting play we'll be releasing very shortly.

But my wife Marina and I are now into a very hectic travel schedule.

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Make This Oil Move Immediately

From the Editor: In yesterday's members-only message, you got a rare look at Kent's track record and why he averages 55% on every recommendation. Today, Kent recommends a short-term move, based on the latest developments in Syria...

Damascus may have dodged a bullet (or a cruise missile), but nothing else has changed very much. Not in terms of risk.

That explains why the "Syrian Premium" remains. It may be slightly reduced, as you'll see. But it is likely to stay with us even after the threat of a military solution has been averted.

At least for now...

Oil Forecast: The "Syrian Premium" Is Not Temporary

By an apparent agreement to place its chemical weapons under international control, Syria seems to have dodged an imminent American military attack.

Yet even as the world takes a step back from the brink, three critical questions still remain:

1. Will Syrian President Bashar Assad hand over all of his chemical weapons?

2. Will the proposed international control mechanisms satisfy Washington?

3. Will the final result contained in the U.N. report on the chemical weapons use outside of Damascus alter the outcome?

Of course, until the latest news hit, one result had seemed certain: The global oil market was bracing for higher prices. West Texas Intermediate (WTI) closed at a 28-month high on Friday, while Brent crossed the $116 a barrel level.

Following the agreement, that trend has reversed, sending oil prices in both New York and London lower.

But has this crisis really been defused?

Just look at oil prices, and where they're undoubtedly headed......

How to Play the 'Syrian Premium' in Oil Prices

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There's an uneasy lull in the Syrian crisis.

Now that the Obama administration has decided to seek Congressional approval for a Syrian strike, we are in a hazy period before some major decisions are made.

And while a Senate committee has approved a military move against Syria, further action will be slow to come. Congress is officially on recess until Monday.

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