Oil and Gas

Looking around the world, there are lots of good economic indicators. One of our favourites is the crude oil price.

Crude is used in multiple industries, particularly transport. It’s also used in food. As a matter of interest, I’m not talking about vegetable oil either. It’s used in lollies, laxatives, mints and chips. Plus much more. Kitchen items, clothing and furniture also use crude oil. Interestingly, petroleum is used to make clothes colourful and non-flammable.

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With its widespread use, crude provides a good picture of how the global economy is tracking. Our editors cover crude oil frequently. So, if you’re looking for the latest analysis & oil prices, you have come to the right place. History shows a fortune can be made in the oil and gas sector, when investing in the right companies. But you also need to invest at the right time. When’s the right time? Well, our editors will try and give you that answer.

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The Midnight Oil Can’t Be Burnt Forever
Globally, we consume around 96 million barrels of oil every day. At this rate, worldwide reserves are estimated to dry up by 2039. Not far off at all. It’s the delicate balance of supply and demand that makes the crude oil price one of the best economic indicators. And for the past two years, it has been soaring.
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Why Crude Oil’s Run Simply Won’t Last
Crude oil’s definitely had a good run. But, unfortunately, one rally — an impressive one at that — doesn’t make a bull market. Crude oil still isn’t in a bull market. This is a two-year rally, just like many other commodities. I believe, unless a war breaks out in the Middle East, we should still see new lows in the months ahead.
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US Shale and The ‘Energy Freedom’ Myth
US shale developments have a history of exploding with production growth before rapidly drying up. Overly-optimistic oil companies are lapping up the low interest rates in the US, as it allows them to expand through increasing debt. Yet, seemingly, being positive cash flow doesn’t matter when you are ‘investing’ in the future.
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Oil Price Shows the Global Economy is Strong
Markets make opinions, goes the old saying. Nowhere is that more true than in the oil market right now. More broadly, the rally in oil prices tells you the global economy is healthy. That should keep stocks moving higher in 2017.
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Here’s a Free Tip: Crude Oil Stocks
People ask me all the time what stock they should buy. With that in mind, here’s my free tip: Trade with the trend. It makes life so much easier. After months of trading above US$50 per barrel, oil prices have started to surge higher. That’s something we must respect.
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Houston’s Flood of Shale Oil
When the next downpour comes, you should expect a washout in Houston’s oil businesses. Marginal producers will get out. And marginal workers — attracted to Houston by the hope of higher wages — will move out.
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Long Live the Oil Burners
There’s a huge opportunity coming in oil stocks, and the biggest gains are going to start showing themselves by the end of this year. You don’t want to miss out on this.