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Will Hurricane Joaquin Affect WTI Crude Oil Prices?

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Hurricane Joaquin, the Category 4 storm currently battering the Bahamas with torrential rain and 130 mph winds, is set to hit the United States this weekend.

The storm has energy investors wondering: Will Hurricane Joaquin affect WTI crude oil prices?

Here's everything you need to know about the storm before it hits the east coast this weekend...

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

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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...

WTI Crude Oil Prices Today Up After Biggest Drop in Three Weeks

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WTI crude oil prices today bounced back after enduring their largest one-day drop in three weeks on Friday.

Today's rebound comes on traders' expectations that the yearlong price crash will incentivize producers to decrease output.

Here's what supply and demand will look like as we move into 2016...

Why WTI Crude Oil Prices Are Down Today

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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...

Stock Futures Today in the Red After Fed Chickens Out on Rate Hike

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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...

How We'll Profit from Oil's M&A Cycle

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Low crude oil prices, combined with a crunch in energy debt, has ushered in expectations of a merger and acquisition cycle among oil companies.

So far, interest has centered on the U.S. oil sector. But recent news out of Australia makes it abundantly clear that the next M&A wave is going to have a far more global impact.

Here's what that means for the oil industry, and how we'll profit from it...

Where WTI Crude Oil Prices Today Are Trading

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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...

Dow Futures Today Dip as Rate Worries Continue

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Why Pundits Are Wrong When They Tell You Energy Investing Is Dead

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To hear some tell it, energy investments are a disastrous move, given the volatile global economy and low oil prices.

But they couldn't be more wrong. In fact, there's more than $1 trillion up for grabs in the energy investing sector. This might well be the best time to invest, even if prices go lower from here.

This is what you need to know before everybody else wakes up...

[CHART] How Does U.S. Oil Consumption Compare to Other Countries?

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There were 92.1 million barrels of oil consumed around the world every day last year.

But how does U.S. oil consumption compare to other industrialized nations?

The chart below shows how the United States stacked up against other big time oil consumers in 2014...

U.S. Stock Market Futures Rise 192 Points as Global Stocks Rally

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Why Are Gas Prices So Low?

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Why are gas prices so low right now?

The average price of regular unleaded is hovering around $2.40 a gallon - almost a dollar less compared to a year ago.

Here's a look at what's responsible for the lower prices we're seeing at the pump these days...

Dow Jones Industrial Average Jumps on Chinese Stimulus

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