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The Five Biggest Oil Investing Trends of 2014

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The global oil market in 2013 was dominated by geopolitical disruptions, a huge boom in U.S. domestic production, and double-digit gains for energy investors. As a group, energy stocks rose 18%. And a handful of the quality shares, including several recommended by Dr. Kent Moors, doubled.

But the next 12 months could be even better…

What the Fed Taper Means for Oil Prices

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Despite the big gains on Wall Street after the Fed announced it would start to taper its stimulus programs in January, the move takes away a big prop to stock prices. Well, most stock prices. Because as the era of cheap money goes away, something very interesting is going to happen with oil...

and it's going to change global markets in a fundamental way...

Best Investments 2014: How to Profit from the Budget Deal

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The first real Washington budget deal in years won't make that much of a difference to most Americans, but for investors it could be a trove of profits. That's because buried in the details of this deal is an extraordinary investment opportunity almost no one else has noticed.

Here's a clue: It's energy-related...

Best Oil Stocks to Buy as U.S. Jumps to World's Top Oil Producer

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It's time to look at oil stocks to buy as the United States gets ready to surpass the world's biggest oil producers.

Earlier this month, the International Energy Agency (IEA) reported that the United States will jump past both Russia and Saudi Arabia as the world's top oil producer by 2015.

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Oil Stocks: This Disconnect Spells Even Bigger Profits

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Hardly anybody is talking about this. The world's two oil benchmarks are moving in opposite directions. The price of crude in New York is going south, while the price in London is heading north. It's a rare disconnect that can lead directly to profits -

You need to make your move before everyone else realizes what's happening...

Best Investments in Energy: It's a Race for Profits in the Utica Shale

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Not all of the U.S. shale gas and oil boom is happening in the West and in the Southwest. The Utica, which runs from Canada to West Virginia, will pump plenty of profits back East. In a mad scramble for profits, two key players are gobbling up land there as fast as they possibly can...
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There's Only One Thing About Syria That Matters to Americans

As the world sits on a knife's edge waiting to see whether the United States takes military action against Syria, Money Morning Capital Wave Strategist Shah Gilani explains that this crisis merely exposes a problem that hits much closer to home...
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What's Behind July's 9% Rise in Crude Oil Prices

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U.S. crude oil prices finished the month of July on a very positive note. Front-month futures ended July at just above $105 a barrel.

That put those futures up about 9% for July, the largest one-month gain for crude oil in 11 months.

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Another Shoe Has Dropped… and It's a Big One

I wasn't more than 30 minutes outside of D.C. the other night before my cell phone started ringing.

The calls involved breaking new developments overseas that promise to have a big impact on the global energy markets. They concerned a major global energy situation that is likely to create a domino effect that will have consequences for U.S. domestic policy.

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The Next Best Investments in Oil Come From This Texas Sweet Spot

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As I wrote up this analysis of the best investments in oil, a familiar saying came to mind: "Everything old is new again."

A truer statement could not be said about the Permian Basin, which is a geological formation roughly 300 miles long and 250 miles across that stretches across west Texas and eastern New Mexico.

How to Hedge Oil Prices in Volatile Markets

The prospects are very good for the oil prices. But the markets promise to be volatile. Here's the best way to build an "oil insurance plan." Read more...

Frack or Fail: Is It Time For California's Liberals to Go?

California is in a LOT of trouble financially. Cities are going under and the state can't balance its budget. It also has almost half a trillion in state pensions to fund and revenue is drying up.
But there is one way out: Tap the largest oil and gas play in the Lower 48.
The question is, whether this left leaning state crowded with special interests like the Sierra Club will actually let oil services companies begin to start fracking on state land.
In our inaugural Money Morning Fight Club brawl, Frank Marchant and Garrett Baldwin square off on this contentious issue. The best part is we are asking you to turn in your scorecard and pick the winner at the end.
So let's get ready to rumble...

Buy, Sell or Hold: Strong Oil Prices Make Apache Corp. a Good Bet

Apache Corp. (NYSE: APA) is not your average oil company. Even with oil prices still comfortably in the $90.00 range, Apache shares recently fell below their 52-week lows. In fact, since April 2011 Apache shares are down by 44%. But with a strong balance sheet and healthy sales forecasts, this company is doing all the right things.

Australia Shale Oil Discovery Continues the Country's "Lucky" Streak

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Investors are well aware of the shale oil revolution in the United States. But the "revolution" does not end here; it is spreading globally to countries as diverse as China and Poland.

There is one country in particular though that may experience circumstances similar to the United States, if not greater.

I'm talking about Australia, which has often been called "The Lucky Country." That description was first penned in 1964 by Donald Horne and he actually meant it negatively at the time.

But in recent decades, the term has been given a positive spin thanks to Australia's abundance of natural resources and its geographical location near the world's biggest consumer of commodities - China.

And Australia may have struck luck again thanks to the recent announcement of a massive shale oil discovery.

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