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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...

A Barrel of WTI Crude Oil Now Costs Less Than the Actual Barrel

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WTI crude oil prices sank below $28.20 a barrel today - making the oil in the barrel cheaper than the barrel holding it.

That's just one of many surprising items more expensive than the price of oil today.

Here's a non-comprehensive list of items selling at a premium to a barrel of oil right now...

WTI Crude Oil Falls Today Following Lifted Sanctions

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WTI crude oil continued its month-long spiral today in response to the lifting of Iran's economic sanctions over the weekend.

Despite the ongoing oil "crunch," investors shouldn't run away from the energy sector just yet.

Here are some ways you can make money from today's oil price movement...

Why Energy Supply Is the New Geopolitical Weapon of Choice

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It used to be that a geopolitical crisis would spike energy prices - primarily crude oil - merely by showing up.

The idea was that any uncertainty in global cross-border affairs would adversely impact the availability of energy. In turn, that reduced energy supply would usually prompt a spike in oil prices.

These days, unless an event has an almost direct danger of bringing actual overall aggregate supply into question, it has no effect. But there's a new geopolitical "weapon of choice"...

Why the WTI Crude Oil Price Is Up Today

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The WTI crude oil price today broke above $31 for the first time in two days thanks to a rally in Chinese markets.

China’s performance today gave investors hope that demand will keep growing for the largest oil buyer in the world.

Here’s what you need to know about today’s significant price movement…