Michael Johnston: Energy has long been a popular destination for all types of investors, ranging from smaller individuals to sophisticated billion dollar hedge funds. It wasn’t that long ago that the strategies for investing in energy were relatively simple and straightforward: buy ExxonMobil (NYSE:XOM). But thanks
Chris Ciovacco: A good way to sum up the conflicting signals that the markets are giving from a short-term perspective is to look at our comments from Wednesday. Before the market opened, we posted charts that had a bullish slant. At 2:30 p.m. EDT, we said the session was weaker than it appeared.
Jason Simpkins: With oil prices (NYSEARCA:USO) soaring ever higher, Saudi Arabia stepped in last week and vowed to increase its production by 25% if necessary. But while that assurance managed to siphon a few dollars off of oil futures, the reality is there's nothing Saudi Arabia - or anyone else, for that
Stocks ended the session mixed on Friday as volume quickened. Bigger cap issues showed strength as high beta issues struggled. By the closing bell the Dow Jones Industrial Average (NYSEArca:DIA) and the S&P 500 (NYSEArca:SPY) posted gains of 0.4% and 0.2% respectively. The S&P MidCap 400 and