Article Index

oil price

What Happened at the OPEC Meeting Today?

opec meeting

At today's OPEC meeting, the cartel announced it would maintain its collective output at 30 million barrels a day.

The decision marks the second time since November that OPEC will defy the global supply glut and weak oil prices.

But OPEC has been lying about its production ceiling all along...

How the OPEC Meeting Is Affecting Oil Prices

opec meeting

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...

Why the Price of Oil Is Baffling Analysts (but Not Us)

price of oil

It sure has been amusing to watch the instant oil experts trying to shove their "square peg" explanations into the "round hole" price of oil this week.

So why do these analysts keep getting it wrong? Is it because they have vested interest in oil falling for short plays?

Maybe. But there's another force afoot as far as the price of oil is concerned...

Crude Oil Prices Today: $60.83 and $65.56

crude oil prices today

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

oil index etf

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...

What Is the WTI Oil Price Today?

wti oil price today

The WTI oil price today broke the benchmark's three-day losing streak amid a surging dollar and new inventory data.

Although prices are experiencing a long-term recovery, some producers are getting beaten down by debt across the board.

Here's how their collapse will open up profit opportunities in 2015...

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

oil sector

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...

Make a Killing on the Coming Energy "Debt Bubble"

energy debt

Following some nice recent gains and despite a dip on Tuesday, the market currently remains at just below $60 a barrel for West Texas Intermediate (WTI) crude oil futures in New York.

The recent rise in prices would seem to be just what the smaller operators in the United States need to avoid a sector meltdown.

A few months back, when prices were pushing lows of $40 a barrel, there was widespread talk of a wave of bankruptcies coming in the oil patch. The picture is now better, given a recovery in crude prices.

But there is another shoe about to fall in the ongoing fight by smaller companies to survive...

Why the Crude Oil Price Today Is Down 2.1%

crude oil price today

The crude oil price today (Friday) dropped below $60 in morning trading. The tumble erased most of Thursday’s gains and put oil prices on track for a weekly loss.

But today’s movement is just short-term volatility.

Here’s the biggest reason why prices will be in the $70 range by year’s end…

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

crude oil price chart

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...

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

OEI crude oil

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...

Why the WTI Crude Oil Price Is at $61.11

wti crude oil price

The WTI crude oil price saw more gains today after the Energy Information Administration (EIA) reported better-than-expected supply data.

Despite today's boost, oil prices have been volatile over the last week. But short-term volatility is to be expected.

Here's why oil will follow a strange yet upward trajectory...

Debunking the Newest Oil Price Myth

oil price

We've seen massive shifts in crude oil prices in recent weeks.

Of course, this has brought back some rather specious arguments by talking heads on TV and pundits spinning the next Armageddon scenario.

The latest is about how rising oil prices will prompt more volume to come online from a particular type of well (called DUCs), sending oil into another tailspin.

I'll deal with that in a minute but first let's address those pundits...

The Two Best Oil Stocks to Buy Now

oil stocks to buy now

Oil prices have fallen 35% in the last year - but there are still great oil stocks to buy now.

In fact, Money Morning Chief Investment Strategist Keith Fitz-Gerald recommends two that are set to surge from growing demand.

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

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

oil price predictions

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…

© 2015 Money Map Press. All Rights Reserved. Protected by copyright of the United States and international treaties. Any reproduction, copying, or redistribution (electronic or otherwise, including the world wide web), of content from this webpage, in whole or in part, is strictly prohibited without the express written permission of Money Morning. 16 W. Madison St. Baltimore, MD, 21201, Email: customerservice@MoneyMorning.com