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OPEC Shorts Are Driving Down the Price of Oil

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The conflict between OPEC and U.S. shale/tight oil producers has entered a new phase. And the result has been an accelerated decline in the price of oil.

There is excess supply on the market and a correction has been in order even without the latest OPEC move.

Here's our take on the international scheme to keep oil prices down...

How Have Commodity Prices Performed in 2015?

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The biggest news we hear when we talk about commodity prices is oil prices. That's because they've crashed nearly 50% in the last year.

But oil is nowhere near the biggest loser among the most common commodities.

Here's how the five most traded commodities have performed in 2015...

Dow Jones Industrial Average Today Moving on AMZN, ANTM News

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Why the Brent Crude Oil Price Is Down Today

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Why the Brent crude oil price is down today: Oil prices dipped lower today after an unexpected rise in reserves.

The supply data adds to the picture of a worldwide glut that has deflated prices recently.

But despite today's drop, oil prices will follow a very particular pattern the rest of the year...

[Chart] Crude Oil Price History Since 1862

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The past year has delivered one of the worst crashes in crude oil price history. Prices have slumped 47% since July 2014.

But oil price volatility is not a new concept.

This chart provides a glimpse into the history of oil volatility dating all the way back to the Civil War...

Dow Jones Futures Today Slump 63 Points on Poor Tech Earnings

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Do Halliburton Q2 Earnings Make HAL Stock a Buy?

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The Halliburton Q2 earnings report was released before markets opened this morning.

The second-largest oilfield services company in the world saw a 93% earnings loss as the oil price plunge continues to eat into the sector's profits.

Here's a breakdown of the report and what it means for HAL stock...

Iran Nuclear Deal Will Lead to Inevitable Petrodollar Challenge

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The Iran nuclear deal will be discussed in Congress over the next 60 days, subject to the same political back-and-forth it always has been.

So what exactly is in this Iran nuclear deal, and how should markets digest it?

The real story of intrigue, many may think, is oil. But investors should really be paying attention to the petrodollar...

Dow Jones Industrial Average Set to Gain on Yellen's Words

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Dow Jones Today Adds Double Digits Following Iran Nuclear Deal

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Will the Iran Nuclear Deal Push U.S. Oil Prices Higher?

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U.S. oil prices leaped higher today after an Iran nuclear deal was reached this morning.

But the question on energy investors' minds is: Will U.S. oil prices increase with the Iran nuclear deal?

Here's a breakdown of the deal's terms and how it will affect oil over the long term...

Dow Futures Today Slump 7 Points Ahead of JPM & WFC Earnings

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

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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...

Dow Jones Industrial Average Swinging Higher on Greece, Fed News

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Futures for the Dow Jones Industrial Average for Friday, July 10, forecasted a 193-point rise from Thursday's close on the hopes that Greece and its creditors will reach a deal on the nation's debt. The Greek government has submitted a proposal that is largely in line with its creditors' demands.

Meanwhile, investors will pay attention to speeches by Federal Reserve Chairwoman Janet Yellen and Boston Federal Reserve Bank President Eric Rosengren.

Here's what else is moving the Dow Jones Industrial Average today...

Beat Canada's Oil Revenue Grab with This Investment

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"The Greatest Outdoor Show on Earth," the century-old annual Calgary Stampede rodeo and festival, has just gotten underway. But while a million-plus visitors enjoy all the city has to offer, all is not well for petroleum companies in the city dubbed Canada's oil headquarters.

A few short months ago, a forty-four year political dynasty came to an end, as the oil-rich Canadian province of Alberta elected a left-wing government that wants to extract more revenue from energy companies.

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