Exxon Mobil (NYSE:XOM) just reported earnings and the Street is selling on the news. The energy sector as a whole was getting beat up last week, and this is the first substantial selloff we have seen in the name for some time. We like to look at the name from a long-term perspective, and that necessitates that we have a solid grasp on the fundamentals of the name, especially since this is the one....More>>>
Oil tallied a third straight gain Wednesday, with U.S. prices settling at a five-week high and Brent at its highest since April, buoyed by a report from the International Energy Agency that showed global crude production fell for the first time in four months in August.
Traders also weighed weekly data from the U.S. government which revealed a smaller-than-expected rise in crude supplies,....More>>>
Source: ThinkstockMay 9, 2017: The S&P 500 closed relatively lower on the day at 2,396.84. Separately the DJIA closed lower at 20,974.61. The Nasdaq was actually up on the day at 6,120.59 hitting another intraday high.
Tuesday was another flat day for the markets, with oil giving back some of its Monday gains. Oil & gas stocks were largely down on the day contributing to the drop....More>>>
News stories about Basic Energy Services (NYSE:BAS) have trended positive on Thursday, according to Accern Sentiment. The research firm identifies positive and negative media coverage by monitoring more than twenty million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable.....More>>>
Source: ThinkstockApril 23, 2018: The S&P 500 closed flat at 2,670.22. The DJIA closed down 0.1% at 24,446.02. Separately, the Nasdaq was down 0.3% at 7,128.60.
Monday was a down day for the broad U.S. markets, a continuation from the overall drop that started on Thursday. At some point in the day all three of the major indices were positive. Crude oil saw another gain, again moving a....More>>>
April was another bad month for offshore drilling stocks. Transocean Ltd. (NYSE:RIG), ENSCO Plc. (NYSE:ESV), Diamond Offshore Drilling Inc. (NYSE:DO), Atwood Oceanic Inc.(NYSE:ATW), and Noble Corporation (NYSE:NE) all held up relatively well through the first third of the month, but then start to fall around April 10.
Those declines never really reversed track, with....More>>>
The commodity bear market, especially in oil, ended in 2016. The typical commodity bear market ends when prices collapse so much that production and new investment decline enough to reduce the supply coming on to the market, observes Bob Carlson, editor of Retirement Watch.
That happened in 2016. The outlook for oil and energy prices improved in late 2016 when OPEC and other oil-producing....More>>>
Dr. Kent Moors
As I write this (Tuesday, April 10), oil prices are billowing higher.
Both West Texas Intermediate (WTI) and Brent are rising sharply, each up 1.9% for the day before the market even opened.
That means WTI has jumped 4.1% in less than two trading sessions, while Brent has improved by 4.3% over the same brief period.
Now, I do expect that there....More>>>
March 9, 2017: The S&P 500 closed barely higher on the day up 0.08% and 1.89 points at 2,364.87. Separately the DJIA closed higher 0.01% on the day at 20,858.19, up approximately 2.46 points. Overall this was brought about by another strong performance by the healthcare sector, namely drug manufacturers. Although we saw crude oil make a massive drop on Wednesday, which continued Thursday, it....More>>>
After four-straight weeks of selling, oil futures started on a down note Monday amid fresh supply worries.
On Friday, data indicated that U.S. oil operators added six more active oil rigs the past week, marking a 22nd-straight increase. Overabundance of oil has suppressed prices for nearly three years. Even though major producers in the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries and....More>>>
Stocks fought off weakness to end marginally higher on Tuesday as energy shares rebounded in concert with oil prices. But market sentiment remained cautious ahead of a meeting later this week between President Donald Trump and his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping.
Investors also are awaiting Fridays jobs report.
The S&P 500 index
April 11, 2018: Markets opened lower Wednesday and the blue chippers spent the entire day trading in the red. The tech-heavy Nasdaq popped in to the green for much of the day but was losing ground in the last hour and the S&P 500 was also trading down. Trump’s comments related to missiles raining down on Syria made for a subdued start to the day while the CPI report was not strong enough....More>>>
Chesapeake Energy Corporation (NYSE:CHK) finished off Tuesday with a gain of 6.8%, polishing off a nearly 20% run for CHK stock since March 25.
Not bad work at all, considering that’s when the oil and natural gas E&P company was busy scrawling out a death cross.Hot Oil Stocks To Watch For 2018: Halliburton Company(HAL)
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April 25, 2018: Markets opened slightly lower Wednesday and it did not appear that anything would turn that around. But turn they did in the early afternoon despite the 10-year Treasury yield topping 3% and stronger dollar. Maybe is was a couple of good earnings reports plus a few biggies after today’s close — like, Facebook and Ford, for example.
Equity indexes traded very near....More>>>
Oil prices steadied on Thursday, on the heels of a 2% plunge that came after data showed U.S. oil production hit a new weekly record.
The stabilization in crude prices came as a sense of calm appeared to be returning to global equity markets. The resignation of top White House economic adviser Gary Cohn late Tuesday fueled concerns about a trade war and spiked a selloff for perceived riskier....More>>>