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Will the U.S. Lift the Oil Export Ban?

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Will the U.S. lift the oil export ban?

That's been the question on investors' minds recently as oil prices fall to six-year lows.

Here's why the U.S. lifting the oil export ban would improve crude oil prices...

Why This Week's Market Overreaction Won't Affect Energy Demand


Some days you just want to crawl back into bed and pull up the covers. Wednesday was certainly one of them.

Greece has until Sunday to be saved from financial oblivion, and the Chinese stock market looks like it has come unglued. On top of these crises, the New York Stock Exchange stopped trading for over three hours Wednesday because of a "technical" glitch.

But none of this will have any effect on energy demand. Here's why...

The Four Best Energy Stocks to Buy Now

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Now is a great time to look for top energy stocks to buy because of low prices in the energy market.

Low energy prices have primed the sector for M&A activity, which will make the market a lot leaner by the end of 2015.

Here are the best energy stocks to buy now as firms adjust to the new climate...

Natural Gas News: Lower Prices Won't Hurt Sector's Profit Power

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Natural Gas News: Natural gas prices today (Thursday) abruptly declined after the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) released its weekly supply report.

But with global demand on the rise, prices will follow.

Here's what you need to know about natural gas prices today - and how you can profit...

These Factors Will Reverse the Slip in Natural Gas Prices Today

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Natural gas prices today (Monday) fell below $3 per million BTUs after a 6.9% tear over the last three sessions.

Despite the pullback, cold weather will drive up demand for weeks. But that's not the only factor ready to push prices higher.

Here's everything you need to know about where natural gas is headed...

Stock Market Futures Edge Higher on Surprising Europe News

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Good morning! Stock market futures for Friday, Feb. 13, forecasted a 34-point increase from yesterday's close. The Dow Jones gained more than 110 points Thursday on strong earnings reports, good economic data, and renewed hopes for a deal between the EU and Greece.

Friday has already brought surprising news that the German economy expanded by 0.7% in the fourth quarter. The number shattered consensus expectations of a 0.3% increase, and helped restore some hope of the economic bloc's largest economy and the broader euro zone.

Here's what else you should know about the stock market today - including your "Money Morning Tip of the Day" - to make it a profitable Friday...

How Scottish Independence Will Affect Energy Prices

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On Thursday, there will be a vote in Scotland to decide whether it will separate from the rest of the U.K., and the latest polls are too close to call.

For the government, Scottish independence would be a direct rejection of Prime Minister David Cameron.

But there are also numerous implications for energy prices if the vote succeeds…

Natural Gas Prices Will Head Higher on These Critical Factors

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Natural gas prices, like any commodity, are affected by supply and demand - but weather plays a main role in this energy's cost.

In order to forecast where natural gas prices will be trading in coming months, it's important to look at what's expected for this winter and how much temperatures will differ from region to region.

Here's what we know about how weather will move natural gas prices into 2015...

Where Crude Oil Prices Are Headed Next

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To hear some analysts tell it, geopolitics and the weather are exogenous events when it comes to energy prices. That is, somehow crude oil prices would operate "rationally" if it weren't for either of them.

That type of thinking is costly. When investors disregard the weather, the geopolitical, or both, they lose money.

So as we begin the fourth quarter, I’m going to handicap where oil prices are headed next…

The Wild Card in the Ongoing Global Energy Crisis

The conflict in Iraq is escalating beyond all hope of control - and it's impacting a huge number of investments worldwide. So we reached out to Dr. Kent Moors, one of very few people who've advised both the Kurdish regional and Iraqi federal governments.

What he told us was incredible, bringing crystal clarity to what had been an extremely murky picture.

More importantly, Kent's showed us a way forward through the supply crisis, and, as we'll see shortly, a way to profit from it.

Here's Kent...

New Arab Spring Could Breed Chaos in the Energy Markets

As Dr. Kent Moors explains, growing unrest means Pakistan is now ground zero when it comes to energy markets in the Middle East. Read more...

Russia: The Greatest Threat to the Energy Markets

There's an old saying, "The more things change, the more they stay the same."
And modern Russia a perfect example of this saying. And this move to the past autocratic methods is creating a very unstable future for the energy markets.
Dr. Moors explains the warning signs in Moscow that are making energy traders start to worry.
To find out what's happening and what it means to you, read on...

Three Hidden Water Costs That Promise to Boost Energy Prices

On average it takes 4.4 million gallons of water to “frack” a well. As Dr. Kent Moors explains, that has big consequences for energy prices. Read more...

Energy Investors Will Love These New MLPs

The "midstream" segment in oil and gas markets is undergoing some very interesting changes these days. It is diversifying in an exciting way for income investors.

MLP "clones" are starting to emerge, controlling more expanded activities and new product-specific focuses that never existed before.

That means brand-new investing opportunities for you.

Here's what's so interesting about this new development...

The Next Big Change in the Energy Markets

The energy market is rapidly changing. Dr. Kent Moors explains how to hedge your oil and gas stocks with this simple "insurance policy." Read more...