oil prices

Oil Price Weakness: 5 Stock Market Picks to Watch for Value

By Monday, March 30, 2015

Weak oil pricesBasically, oil prices have been wreaking havoc in the energy sector and value has emerged in a stock market that offers little.
While the oil and gas business isn’t everyone’s cup of tea, it’s a proven wealth creator for shareholders and a top sector for generating dividend income.
In these pages, we’ve considered Kinder Morgan, Inc. (KMI)… Read More on a number of occasions. This position has held up far

Canadian Dollar Forecast 2015: Worse Times Ahead for Canadian Economy?

By Friday, March 20, 2015

Canadian dollar forecastLet’s get right to it: the Canadian dollar faces serious headwinds—largely due to lower oil prices and a weakening economy. My forecast for the Canadian dollar in 2015 calls for continued weakness and potential for further downside.
Canadian Dollar Outlook 2015: The Technical Take
How times have changed. During April 2011, the Canadian dollar was worth as much as approximately USD$1.06. Over the ensuing years, a slowly improving U.S. economy… Read More

Crude Oil Prices: My Outlook for 2015 Is Negative

By Thursday, March 19, 2015

Oil Price Forecast 2015Wall Street’s recent call for $40.00 crude oil has spooked many. Are crude oil prices in 2015 headed toward that level? Will they find support at $40.00 per barrel? Or will crude prices drop even further?
Since the day of reckoning (June 13, 2014), oil prices have been in a downward spiral, dropping nearly 60% from more than $106.00 per barrel to around $44.00 per barrel in early January.
Currently… Read More

Top 9 Oil and Gas Penny Stocks for 2015 (Despite Weak Metrics)

By Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Oil and Gas Penny StocksStrike While the Pump Jack Is Cold: Oil and Gas Plays an Opportunity While Down?
With oil prices taking a beating, most investors interested in oil and gas are probably running for the hills or are taking a wait-and-see approach. (If you’re in the latter group, consider keeping an eye on the nine top oil and gas penny stocks for 2015… Read More that we list here a little further down. Despite

The Winners and Losers of Dropping Oil Prices

By Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Oil PricesCheap Oil Isn’t Hurting Everyone
Dropping oil prices have been a boon for cash-strapped, debt-laden Americans, but for how long the oil glut will continue is anyone’s guess. With the price war raging on, many businesses are scrambling to cut their losses and protect their bottom lines. But cheap oil isn’t hurting everyone.
Between June 2014 and the end of October, oil prices fell around 23%, from $105.00 per barrel… Read More

February Looking Up for Stocks?

By Friday, February 6, 2015

February StocksFebruary appears to be setting up to be a month of romance with the stock market after the DOW blasted up 521 points in the first two sessions of the month.
Now, you must be wondering about how the stock market is playing, given the turmoil and volatility we witnessed in January that drove the key stock market indices to below their respective 50-day moving averages (MAs). The only thing… Read More

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

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