How The Lithium ETF (LIT) Is Benefitting From Tesla’s Huge Run

From Zacks: Tesla (TSLA - Free Report) is on a tear -- up more than 75% this year. And, lithium metal and the lithium ETF are enjoying the Tesla effect as mass production of lithium ion batteries at Tesla’s Gigafactory picks up.
NYSE:LIT June 26, 2017 6:20am

PowerShares DB Oil ETF (DBO) Becomes Latest Oil Fund To Hit New Lows

From Zacks: Investors looking to avoid underperformance should steer clear of PowerShares DB Oil Fund (DBO - Free Report). The fund recently hit a new 52-week low. Shares of DBO are down roughly 24.9% from its 52-week high of $9.91/share.
NYSE:DBO June 23, 2017 9:34am

Could A Wave Of M&A Help Save The Oil & Gas Industry? (XOP)

From Tsvetana Paraskova: Struggling oil prices in recent weeks have battered energy stocks and energy exchange-traded funds (ETFs) that have already been underperforming the market so far this year.

Analyst: Uranium (URA) Sentiment Has Gotten Far Too Bearish

From Collin Kettell: Rick Rule of Sprott Money discusses the surprising lack of volatility in the markets and with the various worldwide challenges one would expect it to be much higher.
NYSE:URA June 22, 2017 7:42am

Oil ETF (USO) Plunges To New 52-Week Lows Amid Supply Glut

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From Zainab Calcuttawala: Brent crude slipped below $45 on Wednesday, reaching its lowest price since last November as a supply glut continues to plague oil markets, according to a new report by Bloomberg.

Crude Oil Is Off To Its Worst Start In 20 Years (UCO)

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The ProShares Ultra DJ-UBS Crude Oil (NYSE:UCO) was recovering some of its recent losses on Wednesday morning, but many signs are pointing to further losses for oil in the coming weeks.
NYSE:UCO June 21, 2017 10:44am

Somehow, People Are Still Going Long Oil (USO)

Today in our ETF/Index options recap we talk about continued weakness in Crude Oil prices which are trading at seven-month lows today and taking down related Energy equity stocks with them, which has spurred activity in USO (U.S. Oil Fund, Expense Ratio 0.77%, $2.9 billion in AUM).
NYSE:USO June 20, 2017 12:06pm

Not Even Middle East Political Turmoil Can Inspire Oil Prices (USO)

From Nick Cunningham: The political standoff in the Middle East between Qatar and other powers in the Middle East enters its third week, and the conflict shows no signs of abating.

David Cates: What Is Going on with Uranium? (URA)

From Collin Kettell: The uranium market has always been volatile, we are still on the right side of the bottom, and are clawing back to a regular place where the uranium market will function.
NYSE:URA June 19, 2017 6:22am

Surging U.S. Shale Production Continues To Pressure Oil (USO)

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From Nick Cunningham: The U.S. shale industry is in danger of killing of the very rally that it had hoped to take advantage of.

Wells Fargo: $100 Oil Is Just A “Pipe Dream” At This Point (USO)

From Zainab Calcuttawala: $100 oil is but a “pipe dream,” according to a new investor note by Wells Fargo.
NYSE:USO June 18, 2017 8:22am

Time To Get Bullish On Energy? (XLE)

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From Knowledge Leaders Capital: Back in December 2016, we discussed our expectation for lower longer-term US interest rates, which we used to justify an aversion to financial stocks. This expectation played out.
NYSE:XLE June 17, 2017 7:49am

These Days, The United States Rules Oil Prices, Not OPEC (USO)

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From George Friedman: There’s no end in sight to slumping oil prices—good news for consumers but a dire development for major oil producers like Saudi Arabia and Russia. And now, rising US oil production and exports are contributing to the slump.
NYSE:USO June 16, 2017 6:46am

Is It Time To Sell Tech And Buy Energy? (XLE)

From David Fabian: Every year brings with it new challenges with respect to sector leaders and laggards. This is particularly acute for investors that own individual stocks or that like to add tactical exposure via sector-focused ETFs. Sometimes you are in the sweet spot and other times you miss the mark entirely.

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