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Here’s why the stock market and commodities are no longer in lockstep

April 20, 2018|

Geopolitical fears stoke commodity supply worries: Capital Economics


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By WilliamWatts Deputy markets editor

A strong global growth outlook lifted both industrial commodities

What’s behind the big commodities rally, and why it could be just getting started

April 19, 2018|

●  After years of languishing under low market volatility and weak global growth, commodities are on the move higher.
●  One index is at a multi-year peak as

Opinion: Investors, put energy stocks at the top of your watch list

February 15, 2018|

By Michael Brush

Energy stocks have declined more than the broader market, suggesting there’s money to be made as they eventually rebound

Dow reclaims 25,000 mark as stocks on track for 5th straight daily gain

February 15, 2018|

By Sue Chang and Ryan Vlastelica

The Dow reclaimed the 25,000 mark Thursday after more than a week of volatile

U.S. oil benchmark ends below $60 a barrel for first time in 2018

February 9, 2018|

Weekly U.S. oil-rig count logs biggest jump since Jan. 2017

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By MyraP. Saefong & Neanda Salvaterra

Oil futures fell for a sixth

Dow bounces more than 300 points Friday, but still posts worst week in 2 years

February 9, 2018|

●  The Dow Jones industrial average swung more than 1000 points in volatile trading Friday.
●  The Dow and the S&P 500 both ended the week 5.2 percent lower,

Goldman Sachs sees oil surging above $80 in 6 months

February 1, 2018|

●  Goldman Sachs raised its three-month Brent forecast to $75 and its six-month forecast to      $82.50.
●  The bank says the rebalancing of the long oversupplied oil market

Global Perspective Entering 2018

January 10, 2018|

Let’s revisit the blog post, Change is in the Air, that I wrote on April 5, 2017 where I said:

“However, one thing seems certain, there are going

Oil prices are close to levels not seen since the Thanksgiving 2014 bloodbath

January 10, 2018|

Energy

●  Oil prices are trading at highs not seen since December 2014, shortly after the market tanked as      OPEC refused to cut output.
●  U.S. crude came

Oil hits $60 a barrel for the first time in 2.5 years

December 26, 2017|

by Nathaniel Meyersohn

Oil prices spiked to their highest level in two and a half years after a pipeline exploded