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  1. How the S&P 500 and Russell 2000 Indexes Differ

    January 22, 2015
    The S&P 500 and Russell 2000 are used as benchmarks for broader segments of the U.S. stock market. Each index has its own ...
  2. Stock Market News for January 22, 2015 - Market News

    January 22, 2015
    Benchmarks gained for the third-straight session on speculation that ECB might provide more stimulus measures to boost the ...
  3. TOTAL to Cut 2015 Capex 10% to Weather Falling Oil Prices - Analyst ...

    January 21, 2015
    TOTAL S.A. (TOT) has decided to lower its capital expenditure for 2015 by 10%.
  4. Chevron Inks Gorgon LNG Supply Deal with SK LNG Trading - Analyst ...

    January 21, 2015
    Chevron Corp. (CVX) reported today that its Australian affiliate has entered into a deal with South Korea's SK LNG Trading ...
  5. Oil & Gas Stock Roundup: Crude Rebounds, Schlumberger Beats Q4 ...

    January 20, 2015
    It was a week where oil prices rebounded from their 6-year lows, while Schlumberger Ltd. (SLB) kicked off the earnings season ...
  6. ExxonMobil Progresses with P'nyang LNG Field Development - Analyst ...

    January 19, 2015
    ExxonMobil Corporation's (XOM) affiliate ExxonMobil PNG Limited has inked an agreement with the government of Papua New Guinea ...
  7. Stock Market News for January 19, 2015 - Market News

    January 19, 2015
    Benchmarks ended a five-day losing streak on Friday after energy shares recovered following a rally in oil prices
  8. Stock Market News for January 16, 2015 - Market News

    January 16, 2015
    Benchmarks ended in negative territory for the fifth-straight session on Thursday following the Swiss National Bank’s ...
  9. Dow 30 Stock Roundup: JPM Results Disappoint, Microsoft Launches ...

    January 16, 2015
    The Dow suffered a dismal week due to a continual slump in oil prices as well as external headwinds.
  10. Banks Provide Shaky Start to Earnings Season - Earnings Outlook

    January 15, 2015
    Banks Provide Shaky Start to Earnings Season - Earnings Outlook
  11. Banks Provide Shaky Start to Earnings Season - Earnings Trends

    January 15, 2015
    Banks Provide Shaky Start to Earnings Season - Earnings Trends
  12. Oil Picks For Bulls And Bears

    January 15, 2015
    Everyone thought the biggest economic news of 2014 was going to fall somewhere between the end of quantitative easing, some ...
  13. Crude Stockpiles Jump, Production Rockets to Record High - Analyst ...

    January 15, 2015
    The U.S. Energy Department's weekly inventory release showed that crude stockpiles recorded a surprise build on higher imports ...
  14. TOTAL Invests in Stem to Support Energy Efficiency Projects - ...

    January 14, 2015
    TOTAL (TOT) continues with its investments in energy storage and smart grids.
  15. Stock Market News for January 14, 2015 - Market News

    January 14, 2015
    Benchmarks ended in negative territory for the third-straight session on Tuesday erasing solid initial gains as another slump ...
  16. 3 Stocks to Gain If Oil Slides to $40 - Analyst Blog

    January 14, 2015
    Societe Generale SA, Bank of America Corporation (BAC) and The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (GS) say that prices need to remain ...
  17. ExxonMobil Progresses with Appraisal of $21B LNG Project - Analyst ...

    January 13, 2015
    ExxonMobil Corporation (XOM) is progressing with its plan to spend about C$25 billion ($21 billion) on a project relating ...
  18. Q4 Earnings Season Takes Center Stage - Earnings Preview

    January 11, 2015
    Q4 Earnings Season Takes Center Stage - Earnings Preview
  19. Stock Market News for January 09, 2015 - Market News

    January 9, 2015
    Benchmarks turned positive for the year on Thursday after investors welcomed firming up of oil prices and accommodative monetary ...
  20. The World's Top 10 Oil Companies

    January 7, 2015
    Looking to invest in the oil industry? Here is a list of world's top ten companies in that sector.
  21. Stock Market News for January 07, 2015 - Market News

    January 7, 2015
    Benchmarks continued to suffer losses on Tuesday due to another slump in oil prices
  22. Bear of the Day: Exxon (XOM) - Bear of the Day

    January 6, 2015
    Bear of the Day: Exxon (XOM) - Bear of the Day
  23. Stock Market News for January 06, 2015 - Market News

    January 6, 2015
    Benchmarks dropped sharply on Monday with energy shares leading the decline due to another slump in oil prices
  24. Painful in the Oil Patch - Ahead of Wall Street

    January 6, 2015
    It is oil's role as a proxy for the health of the global economy that has gotten markets so concerned.
  25. 4 Things to Know About Q4 Earnings Season - Earnings Preview

    January 5, 2015
    4 Things to Know About Q4 Earnings Season - Earnings Preview
  26. Keystone XL Pipeline & New Congress: Stocks in Focus - Analyst ...

    January 5, 2015
    The U.S. Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee scheduled a hearing on Jan 7 to decide the fate of the proposed Keystone ...
  27. Taking Stock of the Q4 Earnings Season - Earnings Trends

    January 4, 2015
    Taking Stock of the Q4 Earnings Season - Earnings Trends
  28. Taking Stock of the Q4 Earnings Season - Earnings Outlook

    January 4, 2015
    Taking Stock of the Q4 Earnings Season - Earnings Outlook
  29. Stock Market News for January 02, 2015 - Market News

    January 2, 2015
    Markets ended in the red zone on the last trading day of 2014 as disappointing economic data dented investor sentiment
  30. Overcome the Crude Carnage with These Picks - Industry Outlook

    January 1, 2015
    Overcome the Crude Carnage with These Picks - Industry Outlook
  31. 3 Oil Stocks That Crashed More than 50% in 2014 - Analyst Blog

    December 31, 2014
    Crude prices have sunk almost 50% from its highs seen in June this year.
  32. How Long Will Oil & Gas Weakness Persist? - Zacks Analyst Interviews

    December 29, 2014
    How Long Will Oil & Gas Weakness Persist? - Zacks Analyst Interviews
  33. How Long Will Oil & Gas Weakness Persist? - Industry Outlook

    December 29, 2014
    How Long Will Oil & Gas Weakness Persist? - Industry Outlook
  34. What to Expect from Energy? - Ahead of Wall Street

    December 29, 2014
    Energy stocks in the S&P 500 are down more than 15% since mid-October while the index itself has gained more than 3% ...
  35. Top 3 Energy Stocks That Defied the Oil Carnage in 2014 - Analyst ...

    December 29, 2014
    Some stocks braved the price rout and came out with flying colors in 2014. Not only are their YTD returns in the green, but ...
  36. Oil Supplies Rise on Import Build, Fuel Stocks Increase Too - ...

    December 26, 2014
    The EIA's inventory release showed that crude stockpiles recorded a surprise build, while fuel stocks increased from their ...
  37. Stock Market News for December 26, 2014 - Market News

    December 26, 2014
    Markets ended modestly higher on Wednesday’s abbreviated trading session banking on initial claims dropping to a seven-week ...
  38. Stock Market News for December 24, 2014 - Market News

    December 24, 2014
    Benchmarks mostly settled in the green on Tuesday banking on better-than-expected revision to third quarter GDP numbers
  39. ExxonMobil Faces Clean Water Act Violation Penalty of $2.3M - ...

    December 23, 2014
    Following a settlement with the U.S. Department of Justice and the Environmental Protection Agency, ExxonMobil Corporation ...
  40. Oil & Gas Stock Roundup: Exxon Strikes in Argentina, Shell Divests ...

    December 23, 2014
    Exxon Mobil Corp. (XOM) announced new shale oil/gas discovery in southwestern Argentina and Royal Dutch Shell plc (RDS.A) ...
  41. Stock Market News for December 23, 2014 - Market News

    December 23, 2014
    Benchmarks settled in the green for the fourth-straight session boosted by gains made by large-cap technology stocks
  42. ExxonMobil Up on Drilling 2nd Argentine Well in Vaca Muerta - ...

    December 22, 2014
    ExxonMobil Corporation's (XOM) announced the successful drilling of its second oil and gas well in the Vaca Muerta shale ...
  43. 'Tis The Season For Tax-Loss Harvesting

    December 19, 2014
    With the end of the year upon investors are looking for ways to reduce their tax bill. One tactic that is often used is tax-loss ...
  44. Oil Supplies Fall on Import Drop, Production Hits Record High ...

    December 19, 2014
    EIA's weekly inventory release showed that crude stockpiles recorded a smaller-than-expected decline despite domestic production ...
  45. Will Stock Market VOOdo Continue?

    December 18, 2014
    The Vanguard S&P 500 ETF (VOO) offers a relatively safe investment opportunity for people who aren't sure which way the market ...
  46. Chevron Cancels Arctic Drilling Project, Ukraine to Suffer - ...

    December 18, 2014
    Big energy players pulling investments out of Ukraine is dimming the nation's hopes of gaining energy independence from Russian ...
  47. Oil Prices Crashing: Will It Hurt These Chemical Plays? - Analyst ...

    December 18, 2014
    Crashing oil prices have put a spate of chemical companies at risk of losing their shale-derived feedstock cost advantage.
  48. Handicapping the Q4 Earnings Season - Earnings Trends

    December 17, 2014
    Handicapping the Q4 Earnings Season - Earnings Trends
  49. Handicapping the Q4 Earnings Season - Earnings Outlook

    December 17, 2014
    Handicapping the Q4 Earnings Season - Earnings Outlook
  50. Fluor Initiates Construction at Delayed Coker Unit for Exxon ...

    December 17, 2014
    Fluor (FLR) initiated construction at the new delayed coker unit for Exxon Mobil in Antwerp, Belgian refinery.
  51. How To Trade The Biggest U.S. Companies In 2015

    December 15, 2014
    Apple, Microsoft, Exxon and Google have different outlooks for 2015. Here's a look at their technicals along with potential ...
  52. ExxonMobil Corporation (XOM): New Analyst Report from Zacks Equity ...

    December 15, 2014
    We are maintaining our Neutral recommendation on ExxonMobil following its third-quarter 2014 release. The world's largest ...
  53. Is the Stock Correlation Strategy Effective?

    December 10, 2014
    The synchronized movement among stocks and markets in recent years is challenging diversification.
  54. Most Powerful And Influential Public Companies In 3 Metrics

    December 9, 2014
    There are many ways to rank the word's most powerful companies. Looking at market value, brand value or sales revenue are ...
  55. ConocoPhillips's Well-Oiled Profit Machine

    December 9, 2014
    By focusing on upstream production and farming out subsequent links in the chain, ConocoPhillips maximizes profits in a very ...
  56. OPEC's Decision Sends Oil Stocks Lower

    December 3, 2014
    OPEC’s decision to keep oil production on cruise control has led to declining prices. Here's a look at 3 oil stocks that ...
  57. A Total Stock Market ETF For Any Portfolio

    November 28, 2014
    Utilizing index funds and ETFs, such as Vanguard's VTI, is one of the best ways for the average investor to track the broad ...
  58. Destination Africa: These Funds Offer Easy Access

    November 26, 2014
    Africa's economic growth and growing stability has gotten the attention of adventurous investors. What kind of ETF or mutual ...
  59. Is Natural Gas About to Tank?

    November 21, 2014
    Despite a recent bounce in the price of some commodities, traders should remain cautious because spot prices are nearing ...
  60. A Non-Catalyst Trading Day - Ahead of Wall Street

    November 6, 2014
    Stocks likely won't do much in today's session after reaching record levels yesterday on favorable conclusions to the midterms ...
  61. How Apple And Samsung Compare ... And Coexist

    October 27, 2014
    Taking a break from how their ubiquitous smartphones stack up, investopedia takes a look at the similarities and difference ...
  62. Oil Prices Are At Two-Year Lows -- Should You Buy Now?

    October 26, 2014
  63. Is Now The Time To Buy Oil?

    October 26, 2014
  64. The Biggest Mergers & Acquisitions In The U.S.

    October 23, 2014
    M&A is a daily part of the American business world. They're based on the principle that "One plus one equals three," i.e. ...
  65. The Difference Between Oil Services And Refiners

    October 22, 2014
    Oil service companies and refiners both play an important role in the oil industry, but they tend to profit more in opposite ...
  66. Oil, Oil Stocks: What The Charts Are Saying

    October 16, 2014
    Oil prices have been under pressure over the past several weeks triggered by a move below key long-term levels of support.
  67. How AT&T Came To Serve A Third Of Americans

    September 18, 2014
    AT&T mobile phones are used by roughly a third of Americans. How it managed to accomplish that starts with a state-sponsored ...
  68. Fracking Companies: Practices, Profit Opportunities & Outlook

    September 18, 2014
    Learn about the business opportunities available to companies in the fracking, how they operate and new innovations going ...
  69. How To Profit From The "Night and Day" Aroon Oscillator

    September 16, 2014
    “Aroon” is a Sanskrit word loosely translated as the transition from night to day, appropriate for a measure that attempts ...
  70. How Google's Self-Driving Car Will Change Everything

    September 5, 2014
    Self-driving vehicles are coming fast, and they’re going to radically change what it’s like to get from point A to point ...
  71. Invest In Large-Cap Value Stocks With This ETF

    August 29, 2014
    What's the best ETF for investing in large-cap value stocks? Read on...
  72. The Key Metric Used By The Best Money Manager You've Never Heard ...

    August 19, 2014
    Although the hedge fund industry attracts the best and the brightest, few fund managers are considered to be a “genius.” ...
  73. Oil Chart Suggests That Now Is The Time To Invest

    August 19, 2014
    Undulating oil prices can make anyone’s head spin. That's why it can pay to take a step back and look at long-term weekly ...
  74. Consolidation in High-Yield MLP Sector Could Boost This Fund ...

    August 14, 2014
    There are big changes afoot in the high-yielding energy master-limited partnership (MLP) space. On Monday, we got news of ...
  75. The Thousands Of Dollars You're Probably Missing Out On

    August 12, 2014
    If you've seen the H&R Block commercial on television recently, you know that it starts with a concession worker ...
  76. Fracking Can't Happen Without These Companies

    August 8, 2014
    With all the attention paid to fracking, what is are the good investment opportunities? Are the companies that extract oil ...
  77. Why Schlumberger Is A Name You Should Know

    August 8, 2014
    Want to make money in the oil and gas industry? Be an ancillary service provider--that's where the real money is.
  78. Is Now The Time To Short Oil?

    August 7, 2014
    To the delight of most summer travelers, oil prices have fallen 4.93% over the past month. But how should the rest of the ...
  79. Alphabet Soup: GDP, ECB, QE and Q2 - Ahead of Wall Street

    July 31, 2014
    Including this morning's releases from Exxon (XOM), ConocoPhillips (COP) and others, we now have Q2 results from 358 S&P ...
  80. Why Gasoline Costs What It Does

    June 30, 2014
    The next time you have to dig deep into your wallet to fill your gas tank at least you'll know exactly what you're paying ...
  81. How Good is the Rebound? - Ahead of Wall Street

    June 25, 2014
    This morning's soft Durable Goods report didn't provide much solace
  82. Higher Oil Prices On The Way--But Just How High?

    June 19, 2014
    Tensions in Iraq - teamed with rising seasonal demand - means rising petroleum prices. We'll take a look at what it means ...
  83. How To Capitalize On Rising Energy Prices

    June 4, 2014
    The world's energy demands will keep rising as supplies become harder to find and exploit. These factors should propel a ...
  84. How To Ride The Natural Gas Boom

    May 15, 2014
    Natural gas has reigned as king of the energy markets for almost a year and a half, its price rising over 48% – widely outpacing ...
  85. Two Dividend ETFs You Need To Know

    May 7, 2014
    Given the rise in popularity of exchange-traded funds such as the Vanguard High Dividend Yield ETF and the iShares Select ...
  86. Is It Time To Break Up Berkshire Hathaway?

    May 5, 2014
    Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway is at the pinnacle of success and that’s when business leaders have to be the most wary. ...
  87. Tentative Markets Reflect Earnings Doubts - Ahead of Wall Street

    May 1, 2014
    One of the reasons for the market???s tentative behavior is the uncertain corporate earnings growth outlook, as reflected ...
  88. ExxonMobil's Massive And Reliable Money Machine

    April 14, 2014
    Year after year ExxonMobil has shown itself a reliable generator of extraordinary profits, making it the most solid of the ...
  89. How To 'Putin-Proof' Your Portfolio

    April 11, 2014
    In one classic "Seinfeld" episode, Kramer and Newman are embroiled in an epic game of Risk -- in which they actually carry ...
  90. Strategic Beta ETFs

    February 27, 2014
    Strategic Beta ETFs By Greg McFarlane As the financial markets get more sophisticated and arcane with time, the number of ...
  91. CAPEX Spending In The Energy Sector Keeps On Growing

    January 31, 2014
    As global energy demand continues to trend higher, more pressure is being placed on finding new sources of supply. That fact ...
  92. Capital Spending vs. Buybacks - Ahead of Wall Street

    December 24, 2013
    If the Durable Goods report is a sign of things to come, then it would be a material improvement in the economic outlook.
  93. For The Struggling Commodities Sector, 2014 Promises More Hardship

    December 23, 2013
    Following the basic rules of supply and demand can yield winning investment strategies -- regardless of the industry.​Of ...
  94. Why 2014 Could Be Tough For Commodity Investors

    December 23, 2013
    Following the basic rules of supply and demand can yield winning investment strategies -- regardless of the industry.​Of ...
  95. Follow Up Buffett's Bet On Big Oil With This Pairs Trade

    November 21, 2013
    Pairs trading, once mainly a strategy for institutions, became possible for individuals with the advent of the Internet, ...
  96. #PreMarket Primer: Friday, November 15: Markets Higher Due To ...

    November 15, 2013
    Markets across the world improved after Janet Yellen was approved as the new Federal Reserve Chairwoman on Thursday. Yellen’s ...
  97. Market Wrap: New Highs for Airlines, Boeing Boost Stocks

    November 4, 2013
    Stocks moved modestly higher on Monday for a second day in a row. The gains came despite a steep losses suffered by shares ...
  98. On Earnings & Reading Fed Tea-Leaves - Ahead of Wall Street

    October 31, 2013
    The market had started pricing no Taper at least through April 2014, but the Wednesday statement appeared to run counter.
  99. Energy Equity ETFs: 4 Things To Consider

    October 31, 2013
    Exchange-traded funds enable investors to reach into nearly every corner of the market with a single convenient and diversified ...
  100. The Refiners See Diesel Fueled Gains Ahead

    October 22, 2013
    While it’s often ignored, diesel is quickly becoming a very important piece of the global energy pie. Demand continues to ...
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