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Dow Jones Industrial Average Moving Today with Oil Prices at 7-Year Lows

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Futures for the Dow Jones Industrial Average today (Wednesday, Dec. 9, 2015) are up 21 points as oil prices rose on speculation that crude inventories declined.

Oil prices remain strained as concerns about oversupply increase following a meeting among members of OPEC. The global oil cartel recently chose to continue pumping oil at high volumes in order to protect market share.

Here's what else investors need to know about the Dow Jones Industrial Average today...

What Investors Need to Know About Oil Prices in 2016

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Oil prices crashed through seven-year lows on Tuesday as the 2015 oil bear market looks set to continue into the new year.

But oil prices in 2016 are set to rise as several market forces shift.

Here's everything you need to know about oil prices in 2016.

Will Oil Prices Keep Falling in 2016?

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Will oil prices keep falling?

That's the million-dollar question right now as oil hovers at its lowest level since February 2009.

Here's where oil prices are headed in 2016...

What the OPEC Meeting 2015 Means for Prices Now

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OPEC Meeting 2015: Oil officials from all 12 OPEC countries met at the Vienna headquarters today.

As expected, the meeting concluded in bitterness among members.

But here's why the meeting's outcome won't have a long-term effect on oil prices in 2016...

Why Are Oil Prices Dropping Today?

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Energy investors are asking, "Why are oil prices dropping today?"

After all, WTI crude oil prices rallied 2.9% yesterday (Thursday) to settle just above $41 a barrel.

But a big announcement out of today's OPEC meeting could affect oil prices moving into 2016...

The Commodity Prices Nightmare of 2015

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Commodity prices have been getting decimated in 2015.

We mostly hear about the decline in energy since oil and natural gas are down 33.4% and 38.5% this year.

But this comprehensive chart shows how energy is just the tip of the commodities iceberg...

Why the OPEC Meeting Matters

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With the 168th OPEC meeting on Friday, many people are wondering why the OPEC meeting matters.

After all, the last summit saw no major outcomes as the cartel decided to keep production unchanged.

But there are two reasons why this meeting could have a big impact on the 2016 oil market...

Will OPEC Cut Oil Production?

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Will OPEC cut oil production?

That's the biggest question on investors' minds as oil ministers from OPEC's 12 nations congregate in Vienna this week.

Here's the one factor that OPEC's decision hinges on...

The Best Oil Stocks to Buy for 2016

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Thanks to the crash in oil prices this year, some of the best oil stocks to buy currently trade at a discount.

That gives us the perfect opportunity to buy cheap oil stocks before their inevitable rally.

The best way to profit is by targeting companies specializing in this type of drilling...

Why Oil Is Up Today

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Why oil is up today (Monday, Nov. 23): WTI crude oil prices gained 0.7% this morning following a bullish announcement from Saudi Arabia.

The gains came after Saudi Arabia announced it's ready to cooperate with both OPEC and non-OPEC members to stabilize oil prices.

But Saudi Arabia isn't in the power position it thinks it is...

WTI Crude Oil Prices Today Down Following Paris Attacks

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WTI crude oil prices today declined as rising production trumped concerns over supply disruptions after the Paris terrorist attacks.

Many investors don't understand why production is rising since U.S. supply is at 80-year highs.

But there are two factors pushing production higher right now...

WTI Crude Oil Price Today Drops Below $41 After IEA Supply Report

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The WTI crude oil price today fell 2.8% after the International Energy Agency (IEA) released a startling report on global oil supply.

The agency said inventories held by the 34 countries in the OECD stood near 3 billion barrels in September.

Here's how you can play the volatile oil market...

Why Oil Production Is Increasing, Despite the Oil Glut

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Despite weekly declines in the number of working rigs in the American market (now at the lowest levels in some six years) and rising cuts in capital commitments for new projects, the market surplus in oil is once again rising.

Crude oil prices are languishing in the face of what is projected to be another build in U.S. production stockpiles.

Given all that has been said about an oil glut, why is oil production continuing? Here's what you need to know...

Dow Jones Industrial Average Today Struggles to Recover from Oil Price Collapse, Fed-Speak

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Find out what's ahead for the Dow Jones Industrial Average today (Friday, Nov. 13).

Get your update on stock market futures, stocks to watch, the biggest stock market news, and today's best profit plays.

Continue reading here...

The Two Trends Shaking the Oil Industry Today

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Accelerating changes in the oil industry are leading to two major emerging trends.

Tuesday morning, IEA reported that global investment cuts in forward capital commitments for new projects continue to intensify.

With crude languishing at $45 a barrel, this is the latest signal that the low prices for oil are initiating a pullback in projects.

But it is the range of the cuts this time around that is interesting.

And this development is spurring a second, more extreme effect on the sector...