U.S. Markets close in 3 hrs 28 mins

The 5 Best Energy Stocks for 2018

Kevin B. Johnston

Oil prices jumped to four-year highs in October, with Brent crude oil touching $85 a barrel, as investors focused on upcoming U.S. sanctions against oil-producing Iran and shrugged off a report showing a spike in weekly U.S. stockpiles. The focus on Iran has overwhelmed other news that might have otherwise sent oil prices lower — including a report from the International Energy Agency (IEA) that U.S. crude inventories rose by 8 million barrels in the last week of September. Oil prices are expected to rise for the foreseeable future and that should give a lift to a number of energy companies.