Russian Oil Minister Says Oil Could Go To $60 Soon

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From Irina Slav: Crude oil prices will trade in the range between US$50 and US$60 a barrel this year, Russia’s Oil Minister Alexander Novak said on Sunday. The minister met with counterparts from Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Qatar, Venezuela, Algeria, and Oman to discuss ways of monitoring the compliance of the signatories to the oil production cut deal from last November and December.
NYSE:XLE January 23, 2017 11:16am

Halliburton Doesn’t See International Oil Market Recovery Until Late 2017

From Halliburton Company (NYSE:HAL) early Monday posted mixed fourth quarter earnings results, as its North American markets saw a major recovery, but International segments remained relatively weak.

This Week’s OPEC Meeting Will Likely Determine Oil’s Next Big Move

From Damir Kaletovic: This weekend the representatives of OPEC and several other major oil producers outside of this group, including Russia, are meeting in Vienna for their first meeting to monitor compliance with the oil output cut agreement.

Three Huge Stock Market Trends To Watch In 2017

From Taki Tsaklanos: The new year kicked off in a rather stable way for markets. Interestingly, some specific commodities are doing quite well, and those stock market segments are outperforming most other segments.

Oil Was Flat Again This Week, With Catalysts For Growth Slim

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From Evan Kelly: Oil was flat this week as rising U.S. shale production and a bearish inventory report continued to put pressure on WTI and Brent.
NYSE:USO January 21, 2017 9:00am

Keep An Eye On These ETFs On This Options Expiration Day

Paul Weisbruch of Street One Financial in his daily fund flows update focuses on some big options action on Inauguration Day, which also happens to be options expiration day.
NYSE:XOP January 20, 2017 12:17pm

Agriculture ETFs Look Poised For A Big 2017

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From Taki Tsaklanos: What is the last time you read an article about the agricultural market? For most investors it will probably be a very long time ago. Is it any wonder that agriculture could be starting a new bull market at this point?

Here’s Why Oil Prices Tanked Yesterday

From The American Petroleum Institute (API) reported a larger than expected draw in commercial crude supplies in its Wednesday report.
NYSE:USO January 19, 2017 7:03am

The SPDR S&P Metals & Mining ETF Is Today’s Top Gaining ETF

The SPDR S&P Metals & Mining ETF (XME) outperformed all other non-leveraged, non-inverse exchange traded products in the U.S. today on a percentage basis, producing a +2.1% one-day return and outperforming the wider markets by a total of 1.88 percentage points.
NYSE:XME January 18, 2017 5:02pm

This Red-Hot Natural Resources ETF Just Hit Another New 52-Week High

Investors looking for ETFs with rising momentum should begin to consider the SPDR S&P Global Natural Resources ETF (GNR). This product just hit a new 52-week high of $43.16 today, and is now up 60.92% from its 52-week low price of $26.82 per share.

Expect China’s Huge Commodity Demand To Continue In 2017

China saw its producer price index (PPI) in December rise 5.5 percent, its fastest pace in more than five years and fourth consecutive positive reading after 54 straight negative ones.

Bank of America Merrill Lynch Warns: Lower Commodity Prices Are Coming Soon

According to new research by Bank of America Merrill Lynch, the China-fueled bull market in commodity prices is set to end soon, as a renewed glut of production enters the market.
NYSE:GSG January 17, 2017 10:40am

With OPEC Meetings Looming, Here’s Where Oil Production Cuts Stand

From Damir Kaletovic: OPEC will present its Monthly Oil Market Report on the 18th of January, at a time when OPEC and non-OPEC members are making their first production cuts in line with the 30th of November deal—the first cut deal in eight years.

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