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The Truth About the Big Oil Production Freeze

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With word swirling about Russia and Saudi Arabia agreeing to freeze oil production, the talking heads are up in arms about whether it will make any difference or not.

On the table is an accord to keep production at January levels, with most of OPEC probably following Saudi Arabia's lead.

In the short term, getting Iran on board is key. Today, meetings took place with Russia, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, and Venezuela on one side of the table, and Iran on the other.

The official goal was to get Iran on board with the production freeze. But my contacts are telling me a different story...

Crude Oil Price Today Swings Violently on Output Freeze

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The crude oil price today whipsawed after four oil leaders reached an agreement to freeze production.

The fluctuation in prices shows investors don't think the freeze will ease the supply glut.

But it won't have an effect on the energy sector's profit potential this year...

Why Crude Oil Prices Bounced 6.4% Today

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Crude oil prices today rebounded from yesterday's 13-year lows following an announcement that OPEC is considering an output cut.

But there's one non-OPEC country that will have a huge influence on whether or not the cartel actually lowers output.

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

Oil Stocks to Avoid in 2016 – and One Type to Buy Now

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Investing in oil stocks is misconstrued as an easy way to lose money right now.

But you can still profit from the oil sector's volatility - if you know where to look.

Here are the oil stocks you should avoid - and the ones you should invest in this year...

The Final Step Needed for Oil Prices to Recover

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The International Energy Agency's (IEA) report on global oil demand projections, combined with the continuing oil supply glut, pushed oil prices below $30 a barrel.

What we have here is the classic balance of supply and demand. Here, the levels of investment and investor interest in oil and natural gas companies follow a simple logic.

When supply exceeds demand, investors lose interest and prices fall. On the other hand, when demand outgrows supply, investors go back in, raising prices.

But these days that dynamic has been fundamentally altered - half of that equation is no longer in question.

And that leads us to the final step needed for oil prices to recover...

This $600 Million Event Shows Why Oil Prices Won't Stay Below $30 for Long

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Oil prices tumbled below the $30 mark today after a bearish IEA report sent investors running for the hills.

But there's one crucial reason why crude oil is staging a rebound.

In fact, a $600 million signal flashed last week that clearly shows prices are about to see long-term gains...

One Reason to Hold BP Stock in 2016

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BP Plc. (NYSE ADR: BP) reported its worst loss ever on Tuesday, Feb. 2.

Although the BP stock price crashed 8.5% on the day of the earnings release, now isn't the time to sell your position.

In fact, there's one big reason to hold onto your shares of BP stock this year...

This $600 Million Oil Market Shift Is the Biggest Signal the Crunch Is Over

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Oil "sages" everywhere are now calling for $40 to $50 a barrel of oil by mid-year, calling on vague rumors of a Saudi-Russia production deal, costly shale oil producers collapsing, or the energy debt crisis as proof.

But they're overlooking one crucial thing - the main signal that oil prices are turning around. You see, the largest move of its kind ever just took place in oil markets... $600 million worth in one day.

Pundits may have missed it, but that doesn't mean you have to. It's a clear sign that oil prices are turning around - and that it's time for you to get back in the game...

Falling Oil Prices Are Making This "Middleman" Company Rich

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The drop in oil prices over the last year has lost oil companies billions of dollars.

But there's one company banking huge profits from oil's free fall.

In fact, it just posted a 14% increase in revenue thanks to the volatile commodity.

Why the Price of Crude Oil Is Down Today

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The price of crude oil struggled to stay above the $30 mark today as Big Oil firms report weak earnings and hopes of a production cut from OPEC fade.

But there are five reasons why investors shouldn’t avoid the energy sector in 2016.

First, here's what you need to know about oil's movement today...

Saudi Arabia's Oil "Proposal" – Here's What's Really Going On

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Last week, Russian Energy Minister Alexander Novak claimed that Saudi Arabia had proposed a 5% cut in oil production.

That set the oil price roller coaster off and running, with crude prices shooting up to levels not seen in a month.

There is only one problem. My contacts in OPEC and Saudi Arabia tell me that things look very different behind the scenes.

Here's what's really going on...

Oil Prices Are Tightly Correlated to Stocks – But for a Different Reason Than Before

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Oil prices and the stock market are in lockstep right now.

The correlation between Brent crude oil prices and the S&P 500 is at its highest level since 1990.

And there's one reason why the two have been moving in tandem with one another lately...

We're in the Most Important Growth Stage for This Energy Source

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One segment of the energy industry has added over 100,000 jobs since 2010 - 35,000 in 2015 alone.

It's about to become the most lucrative source of energy in the world.

Which is why big corporations and small startups alike are piling in billions at this early stage of the boom. Here's how to get in on the game early for yourself...

This "Smelling Salt" Will Pull Saudi Arabia from Its Oil Glut Deathbed

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Saudi Arabia is shifting its focus to mend its oil-glut woes. The country and its neighbors stand to save as much as $87 billion if they achieve goals in this particular sector.

And there's an opportunity to profit as these countries work to do so.

Here's more on how to invest in Saudi Arabia - and the world's - new energy focus...

How to Cash In (Big) on Russia's Unique Oil Problems

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The Russian financial situation is heading south again - and fast.

Crude oil prices of less than $30 a barrel are bad enough, but Russia can't even fetch that. The country's "sour" high-sulfur export blend, Urals Export Blend Crude (UEBC), is trading at $26 a barrel - or less. Natural gas is faring even worse.

The fact is, Russia is dependent on oil and natural gas exports to buoy its unwieldy central budget. So the world's largest country is in trouble, and serious trouble if it can't find a way out.

There is a way out, though there's only one option, and it's far from certain whether Putin can make it happen.

What is certain is that there's a juicy profit opportunity for us. Let me show you...