Oil fell on Tuesday, on concerns that the U.S. Federal Reserve might scale back its quantitative easing program, which could damage fragile demand.» Read More
A look at the markets and a check on the futures with Rick Santelli, live from the Chicago Mercantile Exchange.
The Nymex energy complex ended last week on a very strong note. The gasoline contract (RBOB) for June delivery closed at 313.02. That translates into a national average price for retail gasoline of ≈$3.70 a gallon by the 04th of July holiday. To this effect, we are prepared for a material decline in demand elasticities.
Discussing whether skyrocketing oil and gas prices are slowing down the economic recovery and the Republicans' alternative to President Obama's energy plan, with David Vitter, (R-LA); Joy Reid, The Reid Report; John Hofmeister, former Shell Oil president/CEO Of U.S. operations and John Kilduff, Again Capital.
CNBC's Sharon Epperson discusses the day's activity in the commodities markets, and looks ahead to where oil, gold and silver are likely headed tomorrow.
Yesterday (Thursday), the EIA reported a 12 Bcf injection in to storage, blowing away the 2 Bcf median draw expected by analysts. However, it seems that the injection was not entirely unexpected — the largest analyst estimate came to 13 Bcf and Bloomberg’s whisper number came to a 5 Bcf injection. Put simply, expectations were all over the map.
March 2011 will be one of those months to remember for investors. And despite a rough start, it managed to contribute to the market's best quarterly performnace in almost 15 years. Here are the best and worst performing stocks in the ten sectors of the S&P 500 during Q1.
We question the logic of cutting down on imports. According to the latest preliminary weekly data from the DOE, we imported 8.41 MMbbls/d of crude oil last week. Our largest trading partner was Canada, with 2.05 MMbbls/d of supply with Venezuela coming in a distant second at 1.08 MMbbls/d.
Discussing energy stocks and President Obama's green energy initiatives with Randy Ollenberger, BMO Capital Markets and Ahmar Zaman, Piper Jaffray
Yesterday, the Conference Board released the latest consumer confidence index. We have stated several times that confidence would likely to lower than the 70.4 seen in February and the 65.0 expected by analysts. Indeed yesterday’s number came to 63.4, its first drop in six months.
The central bank's exit from QE2 will be tricky, energy prices could spook investors and consumers, and housing and jobs need help from each other.
The powerful and rapid rebound in the stock market over the past two years calls for a thorough review of your asset allocations. A lot has changed and there's more to come.
The volatility switch has flipped in the energy sector, creating opportunities for investors ready to buy at increasingly attractive entry points in what may be a repeat of the 2008 mega-rally.
Stocks are off their recent lows but still shy of their February highs. Some say it's just a correction or pause in the advance, while skeptics say the two-year rally is over. Tell us what you think?
In our annual special report, you'll find a bucket of investment-advice stories, as well as soothsaying analysis from our coterie of market watchers, stock charts, polls, slideshows and a quiz.
In another encouraging sign, the savings rate (as a percentage of disposable income) dropped from a six month high of 6.1% in January to 5.8%. The amount of government unemployment insurance benefits also fell by 7.81% to $113.3 bn, the lowest point since April 2009. This seems to paint a pretty bullish picture for the health of the domestic consumer, right?
The general consensus is that prices above $3.500 begin to cause not insignificant demand destruction. Yet the latest vehicle miles travelled data suggests that demand elasticity begins to wane much earlier.
Discussing the future of natural gas, with John Richels, Devon Energy president/CEO and CNBC's Bertha Coombs.
As to the recent price path in Nymex crude oil, Philip Roth had it right, initial fear spawned by — what seems to be an endless stream of — “black swans” has now segued into the greed phase.
Reserves injected by the Bank of Japan and the European Central Bank are going to gold and equities, rather than being used for timber, steel and copper down the road. Dennis Gartman, The Gartman Letter, explains why it's happening.
In the moments following yesterday’s release of the weekly storage report from the DOE, one client asked for our ‘off-the-cuff’ opinion of the DOE report.
A look at what it takes to drill for Texas oil.
In a domestic energy market developing faster than just about anyone can remember, the key is in finding an edge.
The environmental impact of "fracking," the drilling technology largely responsible for America's boom in energy production, is hotly contested.