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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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Brent Crude Oil Price Soars Today on Stock Market Rebound

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The Brent crude oil price surged today as stock markets rallied for the second consecutive trading session.

The Dow Jones, S&P 500, and Shanghai Index saw huge gains following yesterday's historic rebound.

Here's what you need to know about today's oil price movements...

Dow Jones Industrial Average Gains 183 Points on Chinese Rebound

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Jim Rogers: "Don't Give Up on Commodities"

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Legendary investor Jim Rogers just spoke with BBC's Radio 4 on Aug. 24, now known as "Black Monday" - the day commodities crashed to their lowest level in the 21st century.

Brent crude oil prices, the international benchmark, have plummeted 18.8% in August so far, dipping below $44 a barrel. Futures have fallen 38.6% from the 2015 high of $69.94 seen just over three months ago. WTI crude oil prices have fallen even more - the U.S. benchmark has tumbled 20% this month, 34.6% this year, to hit below $39 a barrel.

There are ample reasons to be pessimistic about commodities right now.

But according to the famously contrarian Rogers, investors shouldn't rule out a comeback for the depressed sector...

WTI Crude Oil Prices Will Soar from M&A Activity in Late 2015

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WTI crude oil prices edged lower today after a supply report from the EIA showed a slight decline in oil stockpiles.

The agency stated U.S. oil supplies fell, but inventory is still near an 80-year high.

But there's a "wave" washing over the sector that will boost oil prices by the end of the year...

Dow Jones Industrial Average Surges 450 Despite Chinese Volatility

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[CHART] How Today's Crash in Commodity Prices Compares to 1999

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Commodity prices just hit their lowest level of the 21st century.

The Bloomberg Commodity Index, which tracks the movement of 22 raw materials, fell to new lows this morning following a worldwide market sell-off.

This chart shows how the index has trended over the last 16 years...

Will Brent Crude Oil Prices Rebound from the "Black Monday" Crash?

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Brent crude oil prices slid into a free fall this morning and hit their lowest level in more than six years.

The plunge came on historic declines in U.S. and Chinese stock markets as "Black Monday" ravages the financial world.

Here's what you need to know about Black Monday's effect on oil prices...