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WTI Crude Oil Prices Today Down Following Paris Attacks

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WTI crude oil prices today declined as rising production trumped concerns over supply disruptions after the Paris terrorist attacks.

Many investors don't understand why production is rising since U.S. supply is at 80-year highs.

But there are two factors pushing production higher right now...

WTI Crude Oil Price Today Drops Below $41 After IEA Supply Report

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The WTI crude oil price today fell 2.8% after the International Energy Agency (IEA) released a startling report on global oil supply.

The agency said inventories held by the 34 countries in the OECD stood near 3 billion barrels in September.

Here's how you can play the volatile oil market...

Why Oil Production Is Increasing, Despite the Oil Glut

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Despite weekly declines in the number of working rigs in the American market (now at the lowest levels in some six years) and rising cuts in capital commitments for new projects, the market surplus in oil is once again rising.

Crude oil prices are languishing in the face of what is projected to be another build in U.S. production stockpiles.

Given all that has been said about an oil glut, why is oil production continuing? Here's what you need to know...

Dow Jones Industrial Average Today Struggles to Recover from Oil Price Collapse, Fed-Speak

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Find out what's ahead for the Dow Jones Industrial Average today (Friday, Nov. 13).

Get your update on stock market futures, stocks to watch, the biggest stock market news, and today's best profit plays.

Continue reading here...

The Two Trends Shaking the Oil Industry Today

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Accelerating changes in the oil industry are leading to two major emerging trends.

Tuesday morning, IEA reported that global investment cuts in forward capital commitments for new projects continue to intensify.

With crude languishing at $45 a barrel, this is the latest signal that the low prices for oil are initiating a pullback in projects.

But it is the range of the cuts this time around that is interesting.

And this development is spurring a second, more extreme effect on the sector...

How the Saudi Oil Production Decision Will Impact 2016 Prices

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Saudi officials just announced the country will not reduce oil output.

The move to maintain Saudi oil production marks the second time the country chose to protect market share rather than stabilize oil prices.

But here's why you shouldn't listen to the doom-and-gloom price forecasts...

Saudi Arabia May Have Just Shot Itself in the Foot

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Another Saudi official is trying to downplay the kingdom's expanding deficit - as their problems get worse...

On Saturday, Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir maintained that the current situation was manageable. He was speaking at a conference in Manama, the capital of neighboring Bahrain.

The situation, of course, has been sparked by two Saudi-led decisions within OPEC. The first was to defend global market share by keeping production high (a move made last year while Americans were sitting down to their Thanksgiving turkeys). That started a downward slide in global oil prices.

Today, I'll show you why the wealthiest OPEC nation's situation has gotten worse - and look at the two recent developments that could accelerate the problem...

Why WTI Crude Oil Prices Are Up 1.6% Today

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WTI crude oil prices today jumped 1.6% as ongoing conflicts in Libya and Brazil caused a spike in global demand.

Despite shortages overseas, investors worry the growing U.S. supply glut will send prices lower over the long term.

But there are three ways you can make money no matter where prices move...

How the New Budget Deal Will Affect the Oil Market

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The House of Representatives just voted to approve a budget deal to raise the U.S. debt ceiling.

And buried in this last-minute accord designed to save us from another government shutdown is a provision to sell oil from the Strategic Petroleum Reserve (SPR).

Why is the United States going to put this oil up for sale now, when domestic producers are under pressure - and how will this impact the oil market?

If These Commodity Prices Tank… Run for Your Life


Both U.S. and overseas stocks have been rallying since their ugly August sell-off.

But, if these key commodity prices tank, expect stock prices to follow.

Oil and copper hold the keys to the future of stock prices...

Here's why...

How to Play the Latest Dip in Oil and Natural Gas Prices

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Here in the energy sector, the other shoe has just dropped. Natural gas prices have now declined to their lowest point since 2012.

But in any shakeout like the one under way, there are always investment opportunities.

And I’ve identified two specific ways you can profit despite the lows we’re seeing right now for oil and gas.

Here’s my take on what’s affecting the markets today… and the two ways to play the current low prices to your advantage…

WTI Crude Oil Prices Today Surge 6% After Fed Interest Rate Decision


WTI crude oil prices surged today after the U.S. Federal Reserve decided to keep interest rates unchanged.

Despite today's gains, oil prices still have a long way to go as companies continue to drown in debt.

But there's a certain type of company you can profit from during this low price environment...

WTI Crude Oil Prices Today Continue Two-Week Losing Streak

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WTI crude oil prices today headed 0.6% lower as the international benchmark falls deeper into a two-week slump.

The decline in oil prices today comes before the start of the U.S. Federal Reserve meeting.

But there's a bigger geopolitical event that could have long-term effects on oil's movement...

5 Surprising Ways Oil Prices Affect Our Everyday Lives

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The effects of oil prices are more far-reaching than most people realize.

That's because petroleum permeates nearly every corner of our economy.

For example, just recently it was revealed that low oil prices were going to hurt elderly Americans in particular. Last week, the federal government announced it will not increase the cost of living adjustment (COLA) for fiscal 2016 due to low gas prices.

Here are four other less-considered ways the price of oil impacts our lives...

Why WTI Crude Oil Prices Are Down Today

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WTI crude oil prices fell for the second straight day ahead of tomorrow's OPEC meeting and today's expiration for November futures contracts.

But there's a much larger producer prepping for an OPEC meeting soon.

Here's everything you need to know about where prices are headed this year...