oil prices

Airline and Railroad Stocks Reporting Record-Highs on Weak Oil Prices

By Monday, January 26, 2015

Airline and Railroad Stocks Reporting Highs on Weak Oil PricesWith weak oil prices and many analysts forecasting slow times ahead for the stock market, many investors may be wondering, where are there good times in this market? Well, I believe they’re still with airline stocks and railroad stocks.
Airline Stocks Pushing New Record-Highs, Starting with Air Alaska
Many stocks within the airline sector are pushing new record-highs and earnings are coming in strong, both due to improving revenues and… Read More

How $40-Barrel Oil Could Cripple the Global Economy

By Friday, January 16, 2015

Oil Prices Continue to PlummetSimply put, there is no support or interest in buying oil at this time, and that means oil prices could realistically hit $40.00 a barrel. Oil prices that low could cripple the global economy. Let me explain…
The Decline in Oil Prices
When the West Texas Intermediate (WTI) crude oil prices initially broke below $80.00, I was thinking maybe it was overdone. Then we witnessed a break below $70.00, followed… Read More

Three Key Economic Indicators Flash Big Red Warnings Signs

By Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Three Key Economic IndicatorsOil, Copper, and Trade Suggest Severe Global Economic Slowdown in 2015
When I look at key economic indicators like oil, copper, and the trade among countries, they make a very compelling argument for a severe global economic slowdown in 2015.
Oil Prices to Slump Further
In June of 2014, a barrel of light crude oil cost roughly $107.00. Now it’s trading well below $50.00—a decline of 60% from its peak…. Read More

4Q14 Earnings Reports: Will They Boost Stocks Higher in Early 2015?

By Monday, December 22, 2014

Earnings to Boost Stocks Higher in Start of 2015Looking ahead to 2015, the first and most obvious news the marketplace will be looking for is fourth-quarter earnings.
Even before oil prices experienced their material sell-off, fourth-quarter earnings were looking good, as corporate reporting in both the second and third quarters of 2014 estimated a solid finish to the year.
Now that oil prices are lower, they’re likely going to pad earnings for a number of industries in 2015…. Read More

How to Profit from Russia’s Financial Chaos

By Friday, December 19, 2014

Russia Financial ChaosRussian President Vladimir Putin is holding the world in what I describe as an economic hostage situation.
From the annexation of Crimea from Ukraine and his continued support of rebel separatists in that region to his defiance of political rights and a thumbs-down approach to the United States and Europe, Putin is creating a political and financial crisis that is deepening.
There is no evidence Putin is softening his aggressive… Read More

Three Must-Watch Energy Stocks as Oil Prices Decline

By Friday, December 12, 2014

Three Must-Watch Stocks for Energy InvestorsThe price action in oil is dramatic. It’s really significant considering it traded so consistently in a range around $100.00 a barrel prior to its recent drop.
The breakdown in oil prices is suspicious for the simple reason that both growing supply and stagnant demand have been such a constant over the last several years. There’s nothing new in the marketplace, only that OPEC (the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting… Read More

Weak Oil Prices a Boon for Trucking and Airlines

By Friday, December 5, 2014

Weak Oil Prices a BoonOil is a dirty investment at this time, with the fundamentals pointing to continued softness in oil prices, driven by strong supply and weak demand. But there may be investment opportunities in trucking and airline stocks.
Now the oil cartel, the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC), could have given prices a much-needed boost when it recently met, but it failed to do so. Some market pundits were expecting… Read More

9 Stocks That Could Benefit from Falling Oil Prices

By Thursday, December 4, 2014

Benefit from Falling Oil Prices9 Companies Stocks That Could Benefit from Falling Oil Prices
The Power of OPEC and a Stronger Dollar
The major indices may be at record levels, but the big news on Wall Street is oil. The price of West Texas Intermediate (WTI) crude oil has fallen approximately 55% since the middle of June to roughly $69.00 per barrel—the lowest level since May 2010. Weak oil prices are a mixed bag… Read More

Union Pacific, Transportation Stocks Cashing In on Lower Oil Prices Heading into 2015

By Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Lower Oil Prices Heading into 2015Transportation stocks are still pushing higher, and the broader market won’t turn until this particular sector does first. The Dow Jones Transportation Average just broke 9,200 for another new record-high, and component companies have added price momentum due to lower oil prices.
Alaska Air Group, Inc. (ALK) leapt by more than 10 points after reporting solid third-quarter numbers and strong operational momentum in the month of October.
Union Pacific Corporation… Read More

Low Oil and Copper Prices Tell Us Stock Market in Trouble

By Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Dangers of Low Oil and Copper PricesTo see where the global economy is headed, I follow the prices of oil and copper. The prices of these commodities tell us about demand in the global economy. If the prices of oil and copper are rising, it means there’s prosperity. If the opposite occurs, it means industry (factories) is not busy and that a global economic slowdown is not far away.
With this in mind, below is the… Read More

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