Traders Are Betting On Another Downturn For Oil & Gas Companies (XOP)

We speak about options activity in XOP (SPDR Oil & Gas Exploration & Production, Expense Ratio 0.35%, $2 billion in AUM) today in our ETF/Index Options recap which consists of protective put buying in December.
NYSE:XOP November 22, 2017 11:49am

Oil Prices Bounce Again Amid Unexpectedly Large Crude Draw (USO)

From Julianne Geiger: The American Petroleum Institute (API) reported a draw of 6.356 million barrels of United States crude oil inventories, against a survey of S&P Global Platts analysts that predicted an inventory drawdown of just 2.1 million barrels.

BlackRock: Don’t Be Surprised If Oil Cools Off In 2018

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From BlackRock: We see reasons to believe oil price gains will moderate. Richard Turnill explains.
NYSE:BNO November 21, 2017 10:23am

Oil Prices Will Crater If Russia Doesn’t Back OPEC Extension (USO)

From Irina Slav: As the November 30 meeting in Vienna of OPEC and its partners in the oil production cut deal nears, worry has returned among traders: one of the brokers of the deal might decide to walk out on the deal instead of participating in another extension.

The Gold/Oil Ratio Paints A Rosy Picture For Gold In 2018 (GLD)

From Gary Tanashian: With all due caveats about the non-stellar gold CoT data, I wanted to note a constructive situation in gold vs. oil, which is a key sector fundamental consideration.
NYSE:GLD November 20, 2017 10:00am

Oil Industry Bankruptcies On The Decline Amid Crude’s Recovery (USO)

From Zainab Calcuttawala: Higher oil prices are letting North American oil and gas companies dodge bankruptcy announcements, according to an analysis conducted by the Dallas-based law firm Haynes and Boone.  

Was 2017 The Year Of Peak Oil Demand? (USO)

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From Gregory Brew: It's possible that 2017 may go down as the year when the concept of peak oil demand went from speculation to potential reality, as companies and energy analysts began estimating when demand growth for oil would begin to taper off.
NYSE:USO November 19, 2017 7:56am

Analyst: Oil Prices Could Double If Middle East Conflict Intensifies (USO)

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From Peter Tertzakian: Barrel traders recently pushed the price of West Texas Intermediate (WTI) oil above $US 55; the first time in over two years.
NYSE:USO November 17, 2017 6:18am

Is It Safe To Buy MLP ETFs Now? (AMLP)

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From Zacks: Master limited partnerships or MLPs have been under pressure this year. Alerian MLP ETF (AMLP) is down 17% this year (as of Nov 10, 2017). But things may take a turn for the better in the near term courtesy of an oil price recovery and a high dividend yield.
NYSE:AMLP November 16, 2017 6:34am

Oil Prices Slide Again As Inventories Continue Recent Build (USO)

From Irina Slav: A day after the American Petroleum Institute took the market by surprise reporting a 6.513-million-barrel build in inventories, the Energy Information Administration confirmed inventories had risen last week but by "just" 1.9 million barrels.

How To Best Profit From Oil’s Latest Bounce (XLE)

From Sean Brodrick: Oil prices are on a tremendous run. Naturally, like clockwork, you can hear the bears line up to grumble ... about a potentially steep tumble. I say, "Back off bears. Even though winter looms, it's time for you to go back into hibernation!"

Oil Prices Are Plunging Amid A Shocking Inventory Build-Up (USO)

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From Julianne Geiger: The American Petroleum Institute (API) reported a shocking build of 6.513 million barrels of United States crude oil inventories, against a Wall Street Journal analyst expectation that inventories would draw down by 1.4 million barrels for the week ending November 10.
NYSE:USO November 15, 2017 9:12am

An OPEC Oil Production Deal Extension Is Far From A Certainty (USO)

From Irina Slav: A year ago this week, markets reeled from the surprise election of U.S. president Donald Trump, and eagerly awaited OPEC's November meeting as the last hope for an oil price rally.
NYSE:USO November 14, 2017 6:12am

The Best ETF To Buy To Capitalize On Higher Oil Prices (OIH)

From Justin Spittler: Oil stocks are ripping. The Energy Select Sector SPDR ETF (XLE), which invests in 32 large U.S. oil and gas companies, is up 13% since mid-August.
NYSE:OIH November 13, 2017 6:25am

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