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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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Dow Futures Today Slide 267 Points as Markets React to August Jobs Report

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Why the Dow Jones Industrial Average is Up Today

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How to Beat This Market’s “Three Cs” of Risk

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The last few weeks of trading have been downright rough...

The markets staged a "whistling past the graveyard" rally for a little more than a week after the Aug. 24 crash only to come tumbling down again by 3% on Sept. 1 as nearly every sector was hit.

Robust technical support levels that were years in the making have been snapped like so many little twigs.

Key indicators have all but failed traders who are scrambling to find bottoms to trade off of, and the Chicago Board of Options Exchange Volatility Index (VIX) has been breaking six-year records, topping 53 on Aug. 24 and 30 on Sept. 1.

The sheer breadth of the chaos is matched only by the growing chorus of pundits speculating on the drivers of the chaos.

Let them speculate and fumble around in the dark. What's really rocking this market is what I call the "Three Cs."   

Here they are - plus the two sectors that will rise above it all...

How OPEC's Attempt to Save Face Affects the Oil Market

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In its monthly report released on Monday, OPEC indicated it is now willing to discuss production levels with other non-OPEC countries.

This is the first indication that the low crude oil price environment has been creating serious problems inside the cartel.

Here's what that means for OPEC's production strategy... and the oil market as a whole...

Will OPEC Cut Production?

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Yesterday, OPEC released a bulletin saying low prices "remains a cause for concern" and OPEC is "ready to talk to all other producers."

The news has investors wondering: Will OPEC cut production?

Here's what you need to know about the cartel's dicey situation...

Dow Futures Today Jump 107 Points After Employment Figures

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How a Country the Size of Vermont Will Dominate the 2016 Oil Market

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The world oil market is typically dominated by countries with the most land.

The three largest countries - Russia, Canada, and China - are among the top five largest oil producers in the world.

But there's one country smaller than the state of Vermont that could become a huge oil player very soon...

Oil Price Crash Could Lead to Emergency OPEC Meeting

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There has been a big oil price crash over the last few months.

Thanks to a worldwide supply glut and weakening Chinese economy, crude oil prices have fallen nearly 30% since May.

Now, one country is desperately trying to develop a strategy to save oil prices before its economy collapses...

Dow Futures Today Dip Despite 4.8% Surge in China

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