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WTI Crude Oil Prices Today Put Weekly Losses at 3.1%

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WTI crude oil prices today were down 1.3% as the U.S. benchmark finishes out its third straight weekly loss thanks to oversupply concerns and an interest rate hike.

But today's fall is only a knee-jerk reaction.

Here's what will really affect prices in 2016...

Negotiations Over Oil Production Broke Down – but Not for the Reasons You'd Think

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In the UAE's oil capital of Abu Dhabi, OPEC and Russia have been negotiating a coordinated cutting of oil production, which would lead to a movement up in global crude prices.

Unfortunately, any anticipation about these meetings was effectively negated over the past few days by three unexpected factors.

And while the Persian Gulf has long been the center of the world's energy markets, these three factors were, surprisingly, dictated elsewhere... the first one somewhere you'd least expect it...

How Lifting the U.S. Oil Export Ban Will Affect Prices

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The United States might start exporting oil for the first time in 40 years.

The House of Representatives just proposed to lift the U.S. oil export ban as part of a $1.1 trillion spending bill for fiscal 2016.

Here's why this could be a healthy move for the energy market...

Dow Jones Industrial Average Up Today as FOMC Meeting Begins

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Good morning! The Dow today (Monday, Dec. 15) climbed 13 points in the opening hour.

Today the Dow Jones Industrial Average is positively reacting to the Federal Reserve's meeting on whether or not interest rates should be raised.

Crude oil prices are volatile because of the FOMC meeting and fears of oil glut and a pricing war between OPEC and non-OPEC producers.

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

WTI Crude Oil Prices Today Struggle to Stay Above $35 Mark

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WTI crude oil prices today fell 1.1% as futures struggle to trade above $35 a barrel.

Earlier this morning, the U.S. benchmark tumbled below $35 for the first time since February 2009.

Today's fall has to do with a landmark deal that could have a tremendous effect on the future of oil demand...

Dow Jones Industrial Average Down Today as Oil Prices Fall

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Good morning! The Dow today (Monday, Dec. 14) fell 20 points in the opening hour.

Today the Dow Jones Industrial Average is reacting to the Federal Reserve's meeting next week on whether or not interest rates should be raised.

Crude oil prices came close to an 11-year low to open the market. Fears of oil glut and a pricing war between OPEC and non-OPEC producers dropped the price to $35.62 per barrel.

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

How a Surprising Alliance Could Shake Up the Oil Sector

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Events in Abu Dhabi Friday point to OPEC having a brand-new ally in the oil sector - one no one would expect...

This unexpected partnership could have a massive impact on oil production moving into 2016.

Here's what you need to know about this potential new alliance...

The Dow Jones Industrial Average Will Try to Snap a 3-Day Losing Streak Today

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Good morning! Dow futures today (Thursday, Dec. 10) are up 25 points ahead of opening bell.

Today the Dow Jones Industrial Average will aim to break a three-day losing streak.

Oil prices hit a new low amid concerns of oversupply 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...

Why Crude Oil Prices Are Up Today

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WTI crude oil prices today jumped higher after the EIA reported the first U.S. supply decline in 11 weeks.

Despite sporadic increases, supply will continue to draw down in 2016.

Here's more on what today's movement means for oil prices next year...

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...