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Why WTI Crude Oil Prices Are Up 1.6% Today

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WTI crude oil prices today jumped 1.6% as ongoing conflicts in Libya and Brazil caused a spike in global demand.

Despite shortages overseas, investors worry the growing U.S. supply glut will send prices lower over the long term.

But there are three ways you can make money no matter where prices move...

How the New Budget Deal Will Affect the Oil Market

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The House of Representatives just voted to approve a budget deal to raise the U.S. debt ceiling.

And buried in this last-minute accord designed to save us from another government shutdown is a provision to sell oil from the Strategic Petroleum Reserve (SPR).

Why is the United States going to put this oil up for sale now, when domestic producers are under pressure - and how will this impact the oil market?

If These Commodity Prices Tank… Run for Your Life

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Both U.S. and overseas stocks have been rallying since their ugly August sell-off.

But, if these key commodity prices tank, expect stock prices to follow.

Oil and copper hold the keys to the future of stock prices...

Here's why...

How to Play the Latest Dip in Oil and Natural Gas Prices

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Here in the energy sector, the other shoe has just dropped. Natural gas prices have now declined to their lowest point since 2012.

But in any shakeout like the one under way, there are always investment opportunities.

And I’ve identified two specific ways you can profit despite the lows we’re seeing right now for oil and gas.

Here’s my take on what’s affecting the markets today… and the two ways to play the current low prices to your advantage…

WTI Crude Oil Prices Today Surge 6% After Fed Interest Rate Decision

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WTI crude oil prices surged today after the U.S. Federal Reserve decided to keep interest rates unchanged.

Despite today's gains, oil prices still have a long way to go as companies continue to drown in debt.

But there's a certain type of company you can profit from during this low price environment...

WTI Crude Oil Prices Today Continue Two-Week Losing Streak

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WTI crude oil prices today headed 0.6% lower as the international benchmark falls deeper into a two-week slump.

The decline in oil prices today comes before the start of the U.S. Federal Reserve meeting.

But there's a bigger geopolitical event that could have long-term effects on oil's movement...

5 Surprising Ways Oil Prices Affect Our Everyday Lives

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The effects of oil prices are more far-reaching than most people realize.

That's because petroleum permeates nearly every corner of our economy.

For example, just recently it was revealed that low oil prices were going to hurt elderly Americans in particular. Last week, the federal government announced it will not increase the cost of living adjustment (COLA) for fiscal 2016 due to low gas prices.

Here are four other less-considered ways the price of oil impacts our lives...

Why WTI Crude Oil Prices Are Down Today

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WTI crude oil prices fell for the second straight day ahead of tomorrow's OPEC meeting and today's expiration for November futures contracts.

But there's a much larger producer prepping for an OPEC meeting soon.

Here's everything you need to know about where prices are headed this year...

WTI Crude Oil Prices Today Down as U.S. Supply Hits 80-Year High

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WTI crude oil prices today fell lower following bearish supply data from the U.S. Energy Information Administration.

Yesterday, the agency reported U.S. oil inventories grew by 7.6 million barrels last week.

But there's one event at the end of October that could reduce output and boost prices into 2016...

Your Social Security Benefits Are About to Suffer from Low Oil Prices

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For the third time in five years, there will be no Social Security benefits increase for the next fiscal year. And there's a reason for this stagnation...

Oil prices.

Here's how the cost of gas is going to make affordable living for American retirees difficult in the months ahead...

The New Cold War Battlefield… and How It Will Affect Oil Prices

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What is transpiring in geopolitics prompts me to recall the depths of the Cold War.

Back then, the two superpowers - the United States and Russia - contested for leverage wherever they could. But the primary battlefield was Africa.

Well, déjà vu is now kicking in.

Here's where the new Cold War is being played out... and how it's going to influence the energy markets, especially oil prices...

Here’s a Chart That Explains the Goldman Sachs Financial Crisis “Waves”

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This Goldman Sachs financial crisis "third wave" is upon us. But what exactly were the first two waves, and aren't we through the financial crisis yet?

Here's everything you need to know about each of the waves - and what's coming as the U.S. enters into a third phase of financial crisis...

How the OPEC and Russia Meeting Will Affect Oil Prices

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On Oct. 3, OPEC and Russia agreed to sit down to discuss crashing oil prices.

According to Money Morning Global Energy Strategist Dr. Kent Moors, this is an important development for the energy industry.

That's because OPEC and Russia haven't played nice recently...

Oil Prices Today Could See Biggest Weekly Rise Since 2009

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Oil prices today (Friday) moved higher on yesterday's FOMC minutes and the ongoing Syrian conflict.

Today's rise puts prices on track for the biggest weekly gain in more than six years.

Here's everything you need to know about where prices are moving today...

What OPEC's New Romance with Russia Means for Oil Prices

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Low oil prices have brought OPEC and Russia to the brink of partnership, but don't expect this new closeness to radically raise oil prices. Here's what the real impact will be.

OPEC's decision to protect market share over price has even hit American producers, with their huge, expensive-to-extract new reserves of shale and tight oil.

This is an important development. It means that for the first time in nearly 11 months, geopolitics is likely to give support to higher crude - meaning oil prices get a new push.