While fresh geopolitical fears after Turkey shot down a Russian warplane sent most Asian equities lower, oil prices and some energy plays saw gains.
China is known as a major consumer of oil. But it also controls the oil markets in this way, says Steve Kopits.
Jim O'Shaughnessy, member of the "Squawk Box" Portfolio Challenge, believes in three global dividend stocks.
Asian markets traded mixed Wednesday, with losses in energy plays counterbalanced by gains in Japan shares on stimulus hopes.
Energy shares across Asia climbed Wednesday after oil prices surged overnight, helping to pull most Asia markets into positive territory.
The renminbi's devaluation has hit the Hang Seng Index hard, but there are still plenty of beneficiaries out there.
History shows the 6 percent plunge in China's stocks Thursday could be a big buying opportunity.
Asian stocks outside Australia recovered from a lackluster open to rise on Monday as a modestly positive lead from Wall Street offset the impact of sliding oil prices.
Oil extended losses on Wednesday, reversing a four-session rally, after US crude inventories rose by 6.3 million barrels.
The price of oil continued its rally, with producers announcing spending cuts that added to a slew of positive factors helping the commodity higher.
As Washington seeks to expand American interests in Asia, some U.S. partners have shown less willingness to challenge Beijing.
Asian equities ended mixed on Thursday as investors reacted to the end of quantitative easing in the U.S. and the region's latest earnings.
The area is expected to hold billions of barrels of oil and trillions of cubic feet of gas, but energy firms are tentative about the region.
Chinese energy giant CNOOC is looking at building a multi-billion-dollar floating liquefied natural gas plant to produce gas from the South China Sea.
It's not often you get a chance to see one of the most dangerous flashpoints in Asia.
Vietnam and China traded accusations over the sinking of a Vietnamese fishing boat not far from where China has placed an oil rig in disputed waters.
China's expansion of its oil operations is only part of the reason behind its rising conflict with Vietnam.
Tensions rise as Vietnam said on Wednesday a Chinese vessel intentionally rammed two of its ships in a part of the disputed South China Sea.
The Oracle sees good value in Canadian oil-and-gas companies with long-life reserves. The sector is now trading at historic low multiples.
China, India and other countries are spending billions of dollars to acquire U.S. oil and gas assets and gain access to proprietary energy technology.