Crude Oil Market Fundamentals Haven’t Been This Strong In Many Years (USO)

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From Bryce Coward, CFA: 2018 has so far brought in the highest price of crude oil since late 2014 (chart 1 below), but we shouldn't be surprised by the price action.
NYSE:USO January 4, 2018 6:11am

Gasoline Prices Rise To Kick Off The New Year (UGA)

From Jill Mislinski: It's time again for our weekly gasoline update based on data from the Energy Information Administration (EIA). The price of Regular and Premium were up a nickel each from last week.

Don’t Sleep On This 2018 Energy Revolution (XLE)

From Jeff L. Yastine: Picture a battery that's the size of a tractor trailer. If you need to store more power, just add more trailers and wire them all together.
NYSE:XLE January 3, 2018 7:38am

Iran’s Latest Crisis Could Spike Oil Back To $100 (USO)

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From Nick Cunningham: Oil prices started the year on a high note as some geopolitical tension pushed aside bearish concerns. Both WTI and Brent opened above $60 per barrel for the first time in years.

U.S. Shale Not Enough To Make Up For Record Low Oil Discoveries (USO)

From Tsvetana Paraskova: The U.S. shale resurgence has been one of the main themes in oil markets this year, while OPEC's production cut deal to deplete the oil overhang and boost oil prices has been the other key development in 2017.
NYSE:USO January 2, 2018 6:05am

Rising Oil Prices Eating Into China’s Strategic Reserves (USO)

From Tsvetana Paraskova: Taking advantage of the low oil prices, China increased its Strategic Petroleum Reserve (SPR) by almost 14 percent between June 2016 and June 2017, according to data by its National Energy Administration (NEA).
NYSE:USO January 1, 2018 8:03am

New GOP Tax Bill Is A Huge Win For Oil & Gas Companies (XOP)

From Todd Royal: A few days before Christmas, the U.S. House and Senate passed the most comprehensive tax reform plan since 1986. Upon signing the bill, President Donald Trump called it "an incredible Christmas gift for hard-working Americans."
NYSE:XOP December 31, 2017 7:26am

Crude Oil Closes 2017 On A High Note (USO)

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From Tom Kool: Oil prices are set to close out the year up more than 11 percent, hitting their highest level since 2015.
NYSE:USO December 30, 2017 7:41am

Uranium Could Make A Big Comeback In 2018 (URA)

From Matt Badiali: The forecast showed an extra 20 million pounds of uranium production for 2018 ... with no buyers. As you can imagine, the uranium price plummeted.

This Was The Biggest Story In The Oil Market In 2017 (USO)

From Nick Cunningham: There have been plenty of eye-catching stories in the energy industry this year, but one notable development has been the rise of the U.S. as a crude oil exporter.
NYSE:USO December 29, 2017 6:29am

Oil Inches Lower From Yearly Highs Despite Bullish Inventory Data (USO)

From Julianne Geiger: Oil prices fell on Wednesday from 2.5-year highs in anticipation of the U.S. crude inventory data reports.
NYSE:USO December 28, 2017 7:04am

Expect Consolidation, M&A In The Lithium Space In 2018 (LIT)

From Collin Kettell: In this interview, metals analyst Chris Berry describes his background in capital markets and how why he decided to become an independent researcher into rare earth and energy metals.
NYSE:LIT December 27, 2017 6:35am

Crude Oil Prices Holding Steady Through The Holidays (USO)

From Tom Kool: Oil held steady this week while light trading pushed prices slightly higher on Tuesday morning, adding to the likelihood that oil prices will hold their recent gains heading into the New Year.

Gasoline Prices Stabilize Into Year-End (UGA)

From Jill Mislinski: It's time again for our weekly gasoline update based on data from the Energy Information Administration (EIA). The price of Regular and Premium were up two cents each from last week.

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