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WTI Crude Oil Prices Today Close at Two-Week High

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WTI crude oil prices today settled at their highest level in two weeks.

The boost in prices came after Friday's rig count from Baker Hughes and a statement from the World Bank.

Here's everything you need to know about why oil prices surged higher...

Why WTI Crude Oil Prices Are Up Today

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WTI crude oil prices moved higher today as investors bet on U.S. production dwindling throughout the rest of the year.

Although the decline in U.S. output should continue, OPEC is producing at a rapid rate to defend its market share.

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

WTI Crude Oil Prices Up Today After Inventory Data Release


WTI crude oil prices moved higher today after a bullish supply report from the EIA.

Despite today's gains, oil has been exceptionally volatile over the last few months.

But here's where Money Morning Global Energy Strategist Dr. Kent Moors sees oil stocks headed by the end of 2015...

Why WTI Crude Oil Prices Are Down Today


WTI crude oil prices fell into the red today following the Fed's announcement yesterday.

Yesterday, Fed Chairwoman Janet Yellen announced that interest rates would remain at their near-zero level for the time being.

Here's why any looming rate hike won't end up crushing oil prices...

What the Fed's "Hold" Means for Crude Oil Prices

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The nine years of historically low interest rates will continue in the wake of Fed Chairwoman Janet Yellen's decision to not hike rates - to not yet remove the proverbial punchbowl from the easy-money party.

It was a classic "50-50" proposition; it didn't seem likely the Fed would move to roil global markets, but given the perceived strength of the labor market, a hike wasn't out of the question.

Before Yellen decides to pull the trigger, we'll see price volatility spiral across all global markets - especially when it comes to crude.

So now the oil "doom and dread" crowd and their bearish predictions are running rampant.

Here's why they're dead wrong...

Where WTI Crude Oil Prices Today Are Trading


WTI crude oil prices today moved higher today as traders await the outcome of this week's FOMC meeting.

Investors are waiting to see if the central bank will deliver its first interest rate hike in nearly 10 years.

Here's how the outcome of the assembly could affect oil prices the rest of the year...

How OPEC's Attempt to Save Face Affects the Oil Market


In its monthly report released on Monday, OPEC indicated it is now willing to discuss production levels with other non-OPEC countries.

This is the first indication that the low crude oil price environment has been creating serious problems inside the cartel.

Here's what that means for OPEC's production strategy... and the oil market as a whole...

Will OPEC Cut Production?


Yesterday, OPEC released a bulletin saying low prices "remains a cause for concern" and OPEC is "ready to talk to all other producers."

The news has investors wondering: Will OPEC cut production?

Here's what you need to know about the cartel's dicey situation...

Oil Price Crash Could Lead to Emergency OPEC Meeting

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There has been a big oil price crash over the last few months.

Thanks to a worldwide supply glut and weakening Chinese economy, crude oil prices have fallen nearly 30% since May.

Now, one country is desperately trying to develop a strategy to save oil prices before its economy collapses...

Brent Crude Oil Price Soars Today on Stock Market Rebound


The Brent crude oil price surged today as stock markets rallied for the second consecutive trading session.

The Dow Jones, S&P 500, and Shanghai Index saw huge gains following yesterday's historic rebound.

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

Will Brent Crude Oil Prices Rebound from the "Black Monday" Crash?

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Brent crude oil prices slid into a free fall this morning and hit their lowest level in more than six years.

The plunge came on historic declines in U.S. and Chinese stock markets as "Black Monday" ravages the financial world.

Here's what you need to know about Black Monday's effect on oil prices...

What the Iran Nuclear Deal's "Secret Agreement" Means for Oil Prices

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There's a bombshell new development in the Iran nuclear deal.

The Associated Press reported that Iran will be permitted to use its own experts to inspect Parchin, one of the country's most suspicious testing facilities.

Here's a breakdown of the news and how it will affect oil prices...

The Two Best Oil Stocks to Buy Now with Prices Near $42 a Barrel

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Oil prices have fallen 56.4% in the last year - but there are still great oil stocks to buy now at a discount.

In fact, there are two in particular that are set to surge as M&A rocks the sector and prices rise over the long term.

Here's why these two picks are going to profit from chaos in the energy sector...

Oil's Tumble Means a Fast 30% Gain with This Trade

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My wife and I were just at a children's birthday party. You know, the kind where everyone gets together to sing "Happy Birthday," and then the adults drift off into their own groups to chat.

Naturally, I fell in with a group of several wealth managers, and you'd better believe we started talking about the markets.

When the subject turned to oil shares, you could have heard a pin drop.

You see, some of those folks could be looking at a mighty lean year, depending on their oil exposure.

But as we know, there's an opportunity to make money as share prices fall. Today I want to show you how to book a quick and easy 30% gain on some very big, very liquid oil shares, even as the stock tumbles down.

It's the perfect energy play for markets like this...

The Four Real Reasons Oil Prices Are Slipping


Oil prices are declining once again. Small oil operators are hurting. Throughout the decades, these small E&P outfits have endured market downswings, vicious weather, and profit constrictions.

But this year all these crises have come at once.

Here's why the price of oil is slipping out of control...

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