Oil Prices

Latest 2015 Oil Prices Analysis by Experts

The price of oil is usually measured on a per-barrel basis. The price also can be quoted as the spot price, which is the price of buying a barrel at the current moment, or as the futures price, which is the cost of buying a barrel of oil in future months. Two main contracts traded are West Texas Intermediate (WTI) and Brent Crude. WTI oil is light sweet oil and very well suited for gasoline. Brent Crude is a blend of oil from the North Sea. Futures prices are quoted in increments of 1,000 barrels of oil for every one contract.


Job Numbers: The Texas Employment Chart You Have to See

By Wednesday, September 2, 2015
US-Job-NumbersLower oil prices are supposed to be a boon for the U.S. economy, but one look through the job numbers shows it could bring the country’s recovery to an abrupt halt. Only a few months ago, booming shale production from formations like the Eagle Ford and the Permian Basin had turned Texas into a jobs gusher. It was a pillar behind America’s.

WTI Oil Price Forecast: Get Ready for $30 Crude… Again

By Tuesday, September 1, 2015
WTI Oil Price ForecastThe latest stall in the oil price forecast serves as a lesson in the weakness of sentiment-driven oil price rallies: they aren’t driven by real economic conditions, and can evaporate fast. Let’s take a quick recap of the situation, and why the current oil price rally is deflating fast. Oil prices rose by 27% over three days last week.

Oil Price Forecast: WTI Crude Oil Prices Could Fall to Low $30.00s

By Friday, August 28, 2015
Oil SurgesIt’s amazing how quickly markets can shift their perceptions of a commodity. This latest oil price rally is purely psychological and has very little to do with actual market fundamentals, which are still alarmingly soft if the latest data is to be believed. In a week increasingly marked by short-term volatility, oil prices hit their.

Oil Price Outlook: This Could Finally Put a Bottom Under Oil Prices

By Thursday, August 27, 2015
Oil Price OutlookAs energy rates continue tumbling down, oil price forecasters are looking for something—anything—to provide some shred of hope for a recovery. But crude oil no longer found itself alone as it declined this week. Global exchanges began crashing, prompting massive sell-offs and threatening economic collapse. Leading the charge.

Falling Oil Prices Haven’t Hit the Bank of Montreal’s (NYSE:BMO) Earnings—Yet

By Wednesday, August 26, 2015
Falling Oil PricesCanada’s fourth-largest bank will be experiencing more loan losses from energy companies this year and next if oil prices stay low, despite beating analysts’ estimates. Low oil prices have certainly taken their toll on the Bank of Montreal’s (NYSE:BMO) third-quarter earnings, but shares of the Canadian bank still managed .
Sep. 4, 2015
Trailing 12-month EPS for Dow Jones companies (Most Recent Quarter) $1014.15
Trailing 12-month Price/earnings multiple (Most Recent Quarter)

17.44

Dow Jones Industrial Average Dividend Yield 2.62%
10-year U.S. Treasury Yield 2.19%

Immediate term outlook:
The bear market rally in stocks that started in March 2009, extended because of unprecedented central bank money printing, is coming to an end. Gold bullion is up $1,000 an ounce since we first recommended it in 2002 and we are still bullish on the physical metal.

Short-to-medium term outlook:
World economies are entering their slowest growth period since 2009. The Chinese economy grew last year at its slowest pace in 24 years. Japan is in recession. The eurozone is in depression. With almost half the S&P 500 companies deriving revenue outside the U.S., slower world economic growth will negatively impact revenue and earnings growth of American companies. Domestically, America’s gross domestic product grew by only a meager 2.3% in the second quarter, which will negatively impact an already overpriced equity market.

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