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

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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…

Unemployment Rate Lowest Since 2008, Bolsters Stock Futures Today

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Good morning! Stock futures today, May 8, 2015, popped after the unemployment rate for April came out this morning and touched on a record level.

Top stocks to watch today include AAPL, YHOO, and BABA. Our pre-market movers are MSFT, YELP, and MCD.

Get a roundup of today's biggest stories, including the numbers behind the April jobs report, and the top stocks to keep your eye on today, here...

How Much Is a Barrel of Oil Today?

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How much is a barrel of oil, 5/6/15: Oil futures maintain their month-long winning streak today amidst geopolitical concerns in Saudi Arabia, Yemen, and Libya.

Today marks the first time WTI oil has reached above $62 since early December.

Here's why prices have been surging lately...

How Much Does a Barrel of Oil Cost?

how much does a barrel of oil cost

How much does a barrel of oil cost: Oil prices soared this morning after protests in Libya cut off an oil export hub.

Oil futures saw their largest monthly gain in nearly six years in April.

But there's an unusual development occurring in the energy sector that hasn't happened during other low price periods...

LNKD, V, and ALTR Are Today's Pre-Market Movers

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Good morning! Stock futures for Friday, May 1, forecasted an 84-point jump from Thursday's close.

The DJIA Index dropped 195 points yesterday, fueled by disappointing economic data and earnings reports. Biotech was a major drag on the Nasdaq, and the Nasdaq Biotech Index (INDEX: NBI) fell 3%.

Here are your pre-market movers, earnings reports, stocks to watch, and top market news in the stock market today...

Saudi Dynasty After King Abdullah: A Visual Guide

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Saudi King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz passed on Jan. 22, 2015 at age 90. His death triggered the biggest challenge to the Saudi dynasty in 50 years...

You see, the founder of the Saudi state, King Abdulaziz ibn Saud, decreed only that his first son would inherit the throne. Over the six decades that have followed King Abdulaziz ibn Saud's rule, succession has passed from brother to brother, almost always in order of their age.

But the last of the current line of 35 brothers will soon die out completely.

On April 29, for first time in Saudi history, the throne was set up to pass to the third generation of the family...

Price of Oil per Barrel Could Close at Highest Level Since December

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The price of oil per barrel continues to rally toward $60 today (Thursday).

The month-long tear inspires bullish hope that oil prices will keep punching through the ceiling to new yearly highs.

Here's why oil is headed toward the $80 range by the end of the year...

The Beginner's Guide to Investing in Oil

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Investing in oil can be a daunting venture for both professional and individual investors.

But prices are expected to be in the $60 to $73 range by mid-July - meaning now is the perfect time to jump into the oil trade.

Here are two different ways to begin investing in oil as it moves higher in 2015...

CRM, BIDU, and XOM Are the Biggest Stocks to Watch Today

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Good morning! U.S. stock futures for Thursday, April 30, forecasted a 25-point decline from Wednesday's close. The markets are reacting to shifts in the U.S. dollar and to the Federal Reserve's statements that it will raise interest rates on a meeting-by-meeting basis.

Here are your pre-market movers, top market news, and the biggest stocks to watch today...

BP Stock Price Gets Help from Downstream Operations

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BP Plc. (NYSE ADR: BP) reported Q1 earnings before market open today (Tuesday).

Its earnings fell short of analyst expectations - but the downstream operations were the silver lining in the report.

Here's why BP's downstream sector turned a profit despite the company's overall bearish report...

Why Alternative Energy Isn't Taking It on the Chin (Despite Low Oil Prices)

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When oil prices decline, there's always an inevitable uptick in demand. The reason for this is simple: Markets tend to use more of a cheaper product. After all, when prices at the gas pump are low, a family trip across the country is much easier to plan.

This increase in oil demand has historically caused other forms of energy to stagnate.

But that just isn’t the case with the alternative energy market this time...

All Eyes on Greek Drama in Stock Market News Today

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In stock market news today, April 24, 2015, U.S. stock futures forecasted a 12-point gain from Thursday's close.

The Nasdaq Composite Index struck a new high Thursday, beating the previous record set more than 15 years ago during the dot-com bubble. The S&P 500 hit a new intraday high but failed to beat its previous record close. The Dow Jones Industrial Average gained 20 points yesterday.

Here's what's in focus today as earnings reports continue to roll in, the Eurozone summit on Greek debt unfolds, the deal between Comcast and Time Warner falls apart, and these stories...

Crude Oil Prices Today Close at 2015 High

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Crude oil prices today hit their highest level of the year after China released declining manufacturing data.

The Energy Information Administration (EIA) also helped the market with its weekly report - which showed lower production for the second straight week.

Here's what you need to know about today's huge gain - and why prices will go higher in 2015...

These Charts Show How Many Oil Jobs Have Been Lost in 2015

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If one number summarizes the oil price meltdown, it's 150,000.

That's about how many oil jobs have been lost in 2015 as of Aug. 2. It's a massive hit considering about 600,000 people work in the U.S. energy sector.

Here's a chart-by-chart breakdown of just how deep the numbers really go...

EBAY, FB, GM, CAT, GOOG Earnings Buzz in Stock Market News Today

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In stock market news today, April 23, 2015, U.S. stock futures forecasted a 21-point decline from Wednesday's close.

The DJIA slid 60 points as corporate earnings continue to show the effects of a strong U.S. dollar. The dollar has surged more than 9% year to date and punished companies with a broad international focus and reliance on overseas sales. The Nasdaq moved 19 points higher on news of a proposed biotech merger.

Here's what's in focus today as earnings reports continue to roll in...