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One of the biggest stories in the world of finance over the past few weeks is undoubtedly crude oil’s ascent to near 52 week high levels. The important commodity has benefited from a surge in optimism in a number of developed markets as investors bought up shares in America and the debt crisis in Europe cooled. Yet concerns still remain for the price of black gold as some fear that the commodity may have reached a top for the time being and that tightening measures in a variety of developed markets may lead to a sharp correction in the near future.

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President Barack Obama is scheduled to address the nation from the Oval Office on Tuesday night, a setting historically reserved for speeches made during times of crisis. With the massive oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico reaching an “inflection point,” the president will aim to silence critics who have bashed the White House for being too passive in its handling of the worst oil spill in U.S. history. [click to continue…]

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When the Deepwater Horizon oil platform exploded in late April, few expected the story to be dominating headlines almost six weeks later. However, as oil began to spill out and BP’s numerous efforts to contain the problem failed, it became increasingly clear that this would become one of the worst environmental disasters in world history. […]

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Finding The Right Oil ETF For A Crude Rally

by on May 19, 2010 | Updated November 6, 2012

As storm clouds continue to gather over the euro zone, the repercussions of a rise in uncertainty have been felt in nearly every corner of the global economy. All assets denominated in euro have fallen out of favor. Financial stocks with exposure to European debt have been sold off. Even South American emerging markets have […]

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In recent weeks, no news story has dominated headlines as much as the ongoing saga playing out in the Gulf of Mexico, better known as the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. It has been nearly a month since an oil well blowout caused an explosion 40 miles southeast of the Louisiana coast, sparking what has already […]

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ETF Plays For $100 Oil: USO, EEO, and IEZ

by on March 2, 2010 | Updated April 25, 2013

After surging from about $35 per barrel at the end of 2008 to $70 at the halfway point of 2009, crude oil traded within a relatively tight range of $70 and $80 for the last eight months. But many analysts have become bullish on oil prices in recent weeks, anticipating a rally spurred by seasonal […]

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The Definitive Oil ETF Guide: List of Oil ETFs and More

by on October 22, 2009 | Updated November 1, 2012

Direct investment in crude oil products used to be limited to major financial institutions and oil companies themselves, but the development of the ETF industry in the U.S. has democratized the investment process in many ways, including making investments in various oil products accessible to average investors. There are a number of exchange-traded products that […]

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Over the last two weeks, crude oil prices have crept higher on hopes of a continued recovery and increasingly strong demand from China. With some analysts anticipating that crude will continue to rise, many investors have begun tilting their portfolios more heavily towards energy ETFs, hoping that higher margins will lead this sector to outperform […]

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Last week, BP PLC announced the discovery of a “giant” new oil field about 200 miles off the coast of Louisiana. The oil field is an an area that was once known as the “Dead Sea” in the oil industry, but has since witnessed several discoveries of massive reserves and become one of the most […]

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With the rapid declines in the equity markets over the past year and increasing worries about inflation, many investors have been looking for alternative ETF investments to reduce volatility in their portfolios and establish at least a partial hedge against deteriorating economic conditions. One of the most popular options for doing so has been commodity […]

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