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

Money Keeps Pouring Into The Largest, Top-Heavy Energy ETF

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We have seen some nibbling this week in Energy Equities via XLE (SPDR Energy Select Sector, Expense Ratio 0.15%), as the fund has found some support above its 50 day MA but it is still well off of its mid-December intraday high of $78.04 (more than 4% below these levels presently).
NYSE:XLE January 20, 2017 12:40pm

Keep An Eye On These ETFs On This Options Expiration Day

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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

The Uranium ETF Has Survived Its First Major Technical Test

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From Taki Tsaklanos: The uranium market is quite exciting for investors at this point in time. We covered this market extensively in recent weeks. InvestingHaven’s research team was among the first to signal a very bullish sign in uranium miners. Last week, it was clear that uranium miners were breaking out.
NYSE:URA

Here’s Why The Uranium ETF Keeps Surging This Year

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From Zacks: The only pure play uranium ETF - The Global X Uranium ETF (URA - Free Report) started 2017 on an encouraging note. In fact, URA surged 20.1% in the last one month (as of January 10, 2017) outshining the broader materials ETF - Materials Select Sector SPDR Fund (XLB - Free Report) and Vanguard Materials ETF (VAW - Free Report) , which fell 1% and 1.2%, respectively (read: Uranium ETF URA Hits New 52-Week High).
NYSE:URA January 16, 2017 9:12am

The Global X Uranium ETF Was Today’s Biggest ETF Percentage Gainer

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The Global X Uranium ETF (URA) outperformed all other non-leveraged, non-inverse exchange traded products in the U.S. today on a percentage basis, producing a +3.17% one-day return and outperforming the wider markets by a total of 2.94 percentage points.
NYSE:URA January 13, 2017 5:13pm

The Uranium ETF Is Surging Again As Kazakhstan Slashes Production

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The only major uranium-focused ETF jumped for a second straight day today, as the world's largest uranium producer vowed to cut production by 10% this year.
NYSE:URA January 11, 2017 10:08am

Blackstone’s Decision Not To Pursue ETP Stake Sends MLP-Focused ETFs Lower

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MLP-focused ETFs were on the decline again on Tuesday, a day after private equity giant Blackstone Group LP decided to end its pursuit of a massive stake in one of the largest Master Limited Partnerships.
NYSE:AMLP January 10, 2017 12:20pm

Oil & Gas Companies Are Finally Embracing Cloud Computing

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From Irina Slav: Oil and gas is hardly the first industry that springs to mind when one mentions cloud computing. The tech that has been expanding at a breakneck pace, disrupting business models and enabling innovation across industry boards, has not really met with a lot of enthusiasm in the energy industry—at least not yet. But this may be about to change.
NYSE:XOP

Utilities ETFs Hoping For A Major Comeback In 2017

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From Zacks: After witnessing a bullish run for the most part of 2016, the utility sector encountered a broad-based sell-off especially after Donald Trump won the election. The U.S. President-elect plans to increase economic stimulus, which is likely to push long-term interest rates higher.
NYSE:XLU

The Bull Market In Natural Gas ETFs Might Already Be Over

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One of the most volatile segments of the market in the past week or so is in the Natural Gas space, where we see the largest Natural Gas tracking ETP, UNG (U.S. Natural Gas Fund, Expense Ratio 0.60%, $532 million in AUM) falling like a rock to current levels.
NYSE:UNG January 9, 2017 12:20pm

Leveraged Bear Natural Gas ETF Sees Major Profit Taking Outflows

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Analyst Paul Weisbruch of Street One Financial in his daily fund flows update points out money coming out of gold-focused funds, as well as some developments in the natural gas and bond spaces.
NYSE:DGAZ

The Uranium Miners ETF Has Officially Broken Out To The Upside

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From Taki Tsaklanos: If anything, our readers and subscribers cannot complain about the accuracy of our market model. We observed A Very Bullish Sign In Uranium Miners a month ago, and said to watch the uranium space very closely.
NYSE:URA

The Future Looks Bright For America’s Natural Gas Exports

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From Gregory Brew: American LNG exports for 2016, according to the Department of Energy, totaled 109 Bcf through December, averaging about 0.3 Bcf per day. But contrary to expectations when Cheniere Energy first opened its LNG terminal at Sabine Pass, Louisiana at the start of the year, the bulk of those energy exports have not gone to markets in East Asia, passing through the newly-expanded Panama Canal, or to markets in Western Europe.
NYSE:UNG January 8, 2017 7:48am

After A Huge Run, How Much Higher Can The Coal ETF Go?

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From Zacks: Coal-focused ETF VanEck Vectors Coal ETF (KOL - Free Report) is set for an optimistic start to 2017 after around 100% jump in 2016. The black diamond has long been spiraling down due to the growing popularity of alternative energy sources. Global warming and high fuel emission issues associated with coal as well as the development of new and advanced technologies making clean power more usable curbed the demand for coal.
NYSE:KOL January 5, 2017 7:43am

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