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Whose Stock Is the Next Apple?


Will the oil sanctions on Iran be lifted? That's the big question in the news today - and the markets are reacting. During his latest appearance on Fox Business, Shah talks with host Stuart Varney about what might happen to oil prices if those sanctions are removed.

He also has some thoughts on a stock whose beaten-down price he sees as a buying opportunity.

Why This Popular Crude Oil ETF Is Not the Best Way to Play the Rebound

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Oil prices are on the rise to end March. On March 26 WTI oil hit a high of $52.46. That's a 19% climb from the lows it hit just two weeks ago.

And as the price of oil rises, shares of the United States Oil Fund LP (NYSE: USO) are climbing too. The crude oil ETF is up 9% since March 18.

You see, investors are flooding into this oil ETF as a way to play rebounding oil prices.

But for long-term investors, buying shares of this crude oil ETF is not a good strategy for playing oil's rebound. And there is one big reason why...

With Yemen Burning, Arab Spring II Is Underway

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The worsening crisis in Yemen has provided a stark reminder of the immediate impact geopolitical events can have on oil prices.

I was asked to provide my analysis on CNBC's "Closing Bell" on Thursday afternoon, and to discuss the impact the crisis will have on oil prices.

Because this crisis is already having a big impact on the price of crude...

The Five Best Oil Stocks to Buy Now

best oil stocks to buy now

Best Oil Stocks to Buy Now: For the past three months, oil prices have hovered at their lowest levels since the financial crisis.

But they're are headed higher this year - and there are still plenty of profitable gems in the oil sector.

Here's a roundup of the best oil stocks to buy now as the market stabilizes throughout the year...

Stock Futures Today Edging Lower

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Good morning! Stock futures today (Friday, March 27) forecasted a 10-point retreat from yesterday's close. On Thursday, The DJIA managed to bounce back from early triple-digit losses but still closed down 39 points, notching its fourth consecutive drop.

This morning, it's all about fourth-quarter GDP. The U.S. Commerce Department will release its final estimate on GDP for the last quarter of 2014. Economists expect the final level to tick up to 2.4% growth over the quarter.

Here's what else you should know about the stock market today - including your "Money Morning Tip of the Day" - to make it a profitable Friday...

How Will the Yemen Crisis Affect Oil Prices?

how will the yemen crisis affect oil prices

As violence escalates in the Middle East, one question is on energy investors' minds - how will the Yemen crisis affect oil prices?

The event could imply an "Arab Spring II" due to low oil prices right now.

Here's where oil is headed by July...

Oil Prices Rise as Yemen Burns


The crisis in Yemen has provided a stark reminder of the immediate impact geopolitical events can have on oil prices.

In the wake of the Saudi-led airstrikes, West Texas Intermediate (WTI) jumped over 6% in less than 18 hours. Meanwhile, Brent climbed more than 5%.

Now Iran is warning of bloodshed as the crisis takes a turn for the worse. According to Dr. Kent Moors, this situation has "all the hallmarks of a bloodbath just waiting to happen."

Kent was asked to provide his timely analysis on CNBC's Closing Bell to discuss the impact this massive crisis will have on oil prices.

Why Crude Oil Prices Today Are Rising

why crude oil prices today are rising

Why crude oil prices today are rising, 3/26/2015: Crude oil futures kept moving higher this morning in response to escalating violence in the Middle East.

Both WTI and Brent prices were up today after Saudi Arabia launched airstrikes across Yemen.

Here's why the conflict is causing oil to surge today...

An Oil Price Forecast for the "New Energy Age"

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The oil price forecast calls for higher crude ahead, but not enough to save the day. The pivotal issue of the cost per barrel has taken a back seat to a more crucial issue at hand.

One that could lead to a more protracted fiscal crisis in the future. Because, while under the "old rules" oil prices could move up to meet budgetary needs.

But that's not the case anymore. Here's what it means for oil prices down the road...

The Beginner's Guide to Natural Gas Futures

natural gas futures

Natural gas is often defined by its utilities. It generates electricity, heats homes, and fulfills countless other needs.

It's rarely defined by its trade - which is why we're going to break down how natural gas futures work in the commodities market.

Here's a rundown of how this essential fossil fuel is traded every day...

What the "Yellen Effect" Ultimately Means for Oil Prices

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Janet Yellen triggered a move in oil prices on March 19. West Texas Intermediate (WTI) soared 3.7% and Brent jumped 4.4%.

The talking heads jumped on their chance respond. "Nothing the Fed Chair said indicated a retreat from any pending rate hike!" cried the pundits.

So why all the market exuberance? Here what "Yellen's Effect" really means for oil prices...

How Much Is a Barrel of Oil Today?

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How much is a barrel of oil, 3/19/2015: Oil futures fell back today after swinging sharply higher yesterday in response to the Fed's interest rates announcement.

But there's one fundamental force that will move prices toward $70 a barrel in 2015.

Apple Stock Debuts on Dow Jones Industrial Average Today

Dow Jones Industrial Average today

Good morning! U.S. stock futures for Thursday, March 19, forecasted a 43-point decrease from yesterday's close. The DJIA surged 227 points Wednesday after the Federal Reserve indicated a slower pace for an expected interest rate hike this year. Commodities rallied on the news, with gold prices jumping nearly 2% and silver prices up almost 2.5%.

Apple stock (Nasdaq: AAPL) makes its official debut on the Dow Jones Industrial Average today. It replaces AT&T Inc. (NYSE: T). [Here's why Apple - the most valuable company in the world with a market cap of $732.5 billion - just became worthy of joining the DJIA...]

Here's what else you should know about the stock market today - including your "Money Morning Tip of the Day" - to make it a profitable Thursday...

Pre-Market Movers: American Airlines (Nasdaq: AAL) to Join S&P 500

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Good morning! Stock futures for Tuesday, March 17, forecasted a 52-point decrease from yesterday's close. The DJIA Index surged 228 points Monday, a day ahead of the Federal Open Market Committee's (FOMC) second meeting of the year. Notable pre-market movers are American Airlines Group Inc. (Nasdaq: AAL), Karyopharm Therapeutics Inc. (Nasdaq: KPTI), and these...

The FOMC meeting today will focus on when the Federal Reserve will raise interest rates.

Here's why AAL is one of today's pre-market movers, what else is happening in stock market news, and your "Money Morning Tip of the Day"...

Oil Prices Are Going Higher (Big Gains Ahead)

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The prospect for oil prices in the near future looks significantly more positive. By the end of the second quarter or shortly thereafter, we believe oil prices will rise.

This is despite the recent monthly report released by the International Energy Agency (IEA) that projects a more prolonged oil glut than initially forecast.

Here is what the IEA got wrong...