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Spanish, Portuguese Bonds Near 0% Yield Inverted yield curves, record amounts of debt yielding negative rates, and countries only a few years ago on the verge of bankruptcy yielding next to nothing. These are the signs of the beginning of a possible manic bubble phase of a nearly 40 year bond bull market now in […]The post Market Morning: Bond Bubble Reaches New Heights, Turkey Jails Mayors, Iran US Tanker Face Off, appeared first on Market Exclusive.
Labor Day is just three weeks away.Source: Shutterstock It's the last holiday weekend of the summer. So, it's the last chance for the oil companies to gouge vacationing drivers.Yes, I'm being sarcastic… but, only slightly.InvestorPlace - Stock Market News, Stock Advice & Trading TipsYou see, there are plenty of examples of oil prices bottoming a few weeks before a major travel holiday and then spiking higher as that holiday approaches. For whatever reason, those examples are most extreme during the summer.Think about the last time we traded oil. We turned bullish on oil in early June, less than one month before Independence Day. * 7 Stocks Under $7 to Invest in Now Back then, there really wasn't any fundamental reason to expect the price of oil to rise. The price of oil had fallen more than 20% in the previous month. Oil inventories were near their highest levels in five years. And concerns over the U.S.-China trade war were weighing on the economy.But we bought oil anyway - because, for whatever reason, the price of oil seems to always rally going into Independence Day.By the time the fireworks went off, oil had rallied 14%. Traders who bought shares of the United States Oil Fund (USO) in early June were able to lock in a 14% gain when we suggested selling the position three weeks later.Ever since then the price of oil has been falling. Last week, oil traded down to its June low of about $51.00 per barrel. And, I think that action is giving traders another chance to buy into the gooey black stuff just in time for another pre-holiday run-up in price.Take a look at this chart of USO from last year…Last year's pre-Labor Day rally in oil got started around mid-August. The price of oil rallied about 10% in just two weeks last year.Traders should note that this year's pre-Independence Day rally played out almost exactly as what happened last year. If the expected pre-Labor Day rally plays out similarly as well, then it looks like we have a pretty nice setup for buying oil right about now.Best regards and good trading,Jeff Clark More From InvestorPlace * 2 Toxic Pot Stocks You Should Avoid * 7 Large-Cap Stocks to Sell Right Now * 7 Stocks Under $7 to Invest in Now * 7 Marijuana Stocks With Critical Levels to Watch The post Is Oil Ready to Rally Again? appeared first on InvestorPlace.
The Department of Energy released a statement Wednesday that Iran is trying to destabilize the oil market, OilPrice.com reported. The global oil market and future demand for the commodity are negatively impacted by multiple political themes, Apple-Metro CEO Zane Tankel told Fox Business News in a TV interview Wednesday.
The United States Oil Fund (USO) , which tracks West Texas Intermediate crude oil futures, is lower by more than 4% over the past week and the increasing trade hostility between the U.S. and China, the world's two largest economies, is a big reason why oil is slumping. Investors considering USO or other oil exchange-traded products have several factors to consider, including the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC). The International Energy Agency projects consumption to increase each quarter of 2019 year-over-year, albeit at a slower-than-usual pace for the first quarter.
WALNUT CREEK, Calif., Aug. 6, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- USCF today announced that it has joined the Raymond James IAD ETF No-Transaction-Fee (NTF) platform providing access to all thirteen of their exchange-traded funds and products.
President Trump’s new tariff impacted crude oil prices. On Thursday, the WTI near-month crude oil futures price fell approximately 8%.
ETFs to gain from upbeat U.S. consumers' economic outlook on a decent job market, contained inflation, rising wages and prospects of low interest rates.
On Wednesday, Brent crude oil active futures settled $7.3 higher than the WTI crude oil active futures—an important development for US oil exports.
A veteran oil analyst sees a "generational" opportunity in big oil stocks, which are paying high dividend yields and have lagged oil prices this year.
Investors on Monday continued to watch mounting tension in the Persian Gulf region as Iran said it arrested several Iranians working as American spies, Britain demanded that Iran’s government release a captured British tanker and its crew and U.S. warships patrolled nearby. U.S. warships in the Straits of Hormuz late last week reported a series of encounters with Iranian military vessels, including an Iranian ship and helicopter shadowing U.S. vessels. The rising tension follows the Trump administration’s decision to back out of a nuclear agreement with Iran, which has responded by resuming a nuclear program the deal had sought to curtail.
Iranian media said Friday that the country's Revolutionary Guard seized a British-flagged oil tanker. “We are presently unable to contact the vessel which is now heading north towards Iran,” the ship's managers said in a statement, according to The Guardian.
There were some encouraging economic data points and some disappointments out of China Monday, but oil exchange traded funds barely responded with the United States Oil Fund (USO), which tracks West Texas Intermediate crude oil futures, and the United States Brent Oil Fund (BNO) , which tracks Brent crude oil futures, trading slightly lower early in the session. The International Energy Agency projects consumption to increase each quarter of 2019 year-over-year, albeit at a slower-than-usual pace for the first quarter.
Between February 11, 2016, and July 15, 2019, WTI crude oil prices rose 127.3%. The United States Oil Fund LP (USO) gained 53.9% in the period.
Exxon Mobil (NYSE:XOM) stock is up 14% year-to-date, and that's a disappointment. First because it is lagging the S&P 500, which is up 20%. Second, because it's even worse when you consider that the United States Oil Fund, LP (NYSEARCA:USO) is up a whopping 30%-plus for the same period.Source: Shutterstock Clearly the XOM stock price needs to catch up. Today we discuss the opportunity that could help it do just that.First let's do our due diligence and eliminate the possibility that there is something wrong with the company. Spoiler alert: The company is fine, it's the stock that is slightly sick.InvestorPlace - Stock Market News, Stock Advice & Trading TipsFundamentally, Exxon Mobile stock sells at an 18 trailing price-to-earnings ratio and 1.2 times sales. Those levels are in line with Chevron (NYSE:CVX). So it's definitely not bloated. Owning it here is reasonable just from that perspective alone. This is before noting the fact that it also pays 4.5% yield to reward its shareholders while they wait.Crude oil price have been on fire of late. Higher oil prices usually translate into favorable price action for the major oil companies. Today's point is that there is a technical opportunity in the Exxon stock that could have a 5% rally brewing. XOM Stock Beyond the NumbersNow that we established that the Exxon fundamentals are solid, we can move on to the real opportunity today which is the technical one. * 10 Best Dividend Stocks to Buy for the Rest of 2019 and Beyond The Exxon chart looks like a breakout waiting to happen. The simplest way of seeing this is through a series of higher lows knocking on a neckline. What makes this interesting is the location of that line.XOM stock had a similar setup in April, but from the much higher $84 per share level. That opportunity failed miserably in late April and the stock tumbled 15%. But some of that was also the fact that oil prices in general also collapsed. Light sweet crude fell to $50 per barrel and negative sentiment there capitulated. That was the opportunity to go long oil stocks.The good news there is that the bulls held the higher-lows trend. XOM stock found support exactly where it needed it. The cluster of prices around $72 per share was the consolidation area from January and it held.And as such, XOM bottomed late May. The June rally so far brings it back to half-back test of the April stock accident. This week, Exxon Mobil stock made its third attempt at this breakout from $78 per share. The reason this is important is because it's not only the halfway mark of a major correction, but it also coincides with a pivot level that dates back to 2015. Click to Enlarge Such significant levels are usually pivotal, so they offer resistance. But when that fails, then the bulls can overwhelm the sellers and overshoot higher. In this case, the first target is $82 per share, which would close the gap that happened on the last earnings report for Exxon. Above $82 per share, there are more technical opportunities but they are resistance first until they, too, fail.XOM stock can do this, but it will need the help of not just the markets in general, but also the price for crude oil. And those prices rebounded hard off of the recent drop and when that happens they tend to hit some resistance. Looking at the price of crude oil of late there are important levels to note and the shape of the chart is very similar to XOM. So this stock is not alone in this fight as the opportunity is here for the whole energy sector.So in summary, although this opportunity is short-term in nature because it's based on the charts, it also works for the long-term. Chevron and Exxon are excellent energy companies and for the long-term have rewarded their shareholders well. First in terms of capital appreciation and second from their dividends. These are bulletproof companies where the dividend is not in question. This makes the institutional interest in these stocks a form of support for them. So I can own Exxon for the long-term even from here.Nicolas Chahine is the managing director of SellSpreads.com. As of this writing, he did not hold a position in any of the aforementioned securities. Join his live chat room free here. More From InvestorPlace * 2 Toxic Pot Stocks You Should Avoid * 10 Stocks to Buy for Less Than Book * 7 Marijuana Stocks With Critical Levels to Watch * The 10 Best Dividend Stocks to Buy for the Rest of 2019 and Beyond The post Exxon Mobil Stock Has a Breakout Opportunity Here appeared first on InvestorPlace.
Fed's rate cut optimism, oil price rally, large-cap outperformance and U.S.-China short-term trade negotiations boosted Dow Jones to this height, benefiting Dow-heavy ETFs.
In an oil patch held hostage by constant, but always changing geopolitical and macroeconomic risks, the price charts in ExxonMobil (NYSE:XOM) and Chevron (NYSE:CVX) are quite clear. For bullish investors it's better to buy shares of CVX rather than XOM stock, if you're interested in exploiting total returns on your investment. Let me explain.From weekly inventory reports, to overseas conflicts in oil bearing regions like Iran or the daily shifts in investor sentiment regarding the U.S. China trade war- it's hard to keep up with what's moving the price of black gold. And with shares of the US Oil Fund ETF (NYSEARCA:USO) up 2.50% Wednesday, but challenging the 200-day simple moving average, I'm glad to let other bulls and bears fight that battle.As I'll explain below though, if we can get past what some say is a coin flip situation for sector giants ExxonMobil or Chevron, the technical case clearly favors owning CVX over XOM stock for those seeking total returns down the road.InvestorPlace - Stock Market News, Stock Advice & Trading Tips XOM Stock: NeutralShares of ExxonMobil have been a cherished Dividend Aristocrat for many income-seeking investors. And in 2019, that's still the case for XOM stock. But on the monthly chart shares are showing some concerning price action which shouldn't be ignored. * 7 Retail Stocks to Buy for the Second Half of 2019 A longstanding dividend-adjusted uptrend of around 17 years in duration was breached late last year. In of itself, the brief failure of support was only modestly bearish. But the subsequent inability of XOM to break through its inverted triangle pattern resistance formed near the stock's all-time-highs set back in 2014, definitely raises some flags. Don't get me wrong though. I'm not writing XOM stock off as a bearish play at this time. Click to EnlargeAs the annotated chart also reflects, the fact XOM shares failed to fully breakdown this spring and remain near the midpoint of the inverted triangle could be construed as a positive for ExxonMobil bulls. Still, I'm no gambler, even if the company is paying other investors 4.55% to sit tight. At the end of the day or at least until another monthly candlestick forms to tell me otherwise, I'm advising readers to stay neutral on XOM stock. CVX Stock: BuyChevron is also a Dividend Aristocrat. But unlike XOM stock, shares of CVX are showing much healthier, longer-term price action. This is offering investors the opportunity for a total return purchase where capital gains can far outstrip the company's attractive-looking forward income stream of 3.86%.Bottom-line, despite Chevron's runner-up status in market capitalization, CVX stock has distanced itself technically from XOM the past few years. This can be seen in Chevron's more recent all-time-high notched in January 2018 and its uncontested uptrend dating back to 2002. Click to EnlargeNow and following 18 months of mostly lateral and well-supported consolidation work since hitting all-time highs, Chevron shares are in position to be purchased. And it doesn't take a rocket scientist or a petrol engineer to appreciate the recommended strategy for total return seeking investors is to put CVX stock on the radar for buying on a pattern breakout through $126.38.Disclosure: Investment accounts under Christopher Tyler's management do not own positions in any securities mentioned in this article. The information offered is based upon Christopher Tyler's observations and strictly intended for educational purposes only; the use of which is the responsibility of the individual. For additional options-based strategies, related musings or to ask a question, you can find and follow Chris on Twitter @Options_CAT and StockTwits. More From InvestorPlace * 2 Toxic Pot Stocks You Should Avoid * 10 Stocks to Buy on College Students' Radars * 7 Retail Stocks to Buy for the Second Half of 2019 * The S&P 500's 5 Best Highest-Yielding Dividend Stocks The post ExxonMobil or Chevron? An Easy Buy Decision appeared first on InvestorPlace.
The United States Oil Fund (USO) , which tracks West Texas Intermediate crude oil futures, struggled early in the third quarter with oil prices residing near where they did in the first quarter. Investors considering USO or other oil exchange traded products have several factors to consider including the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC). The International Energy Agency projects consumption to increase each quarter of 2019 year-over-year, albeit at a slower-than-usual pace for the first quarter.