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Biotech Stocks: Fad or Trend?

By Dana Lyons A key gauge of biotechnology stocks is testing major trendline support presently – can it hold yet again? When this …

Rate Hike Odds Hit 74.5%

By Mish, Various Fed presidents have been yapping the last two weeks about rate hikes. The market is starting to look convinced.

United States Oil Fund LP (ETF) (USO): OPEC Production Cut – Just Another Saudi Head Fake?

By Kurt Cobb What do you do when everyone is bugging you to do something, but you don’t want to do it? The …

ProShares Ultra DJ-UBS Crude Oil (UCO): OPEC Production Hits New Record and Nobody Wants to Cut First

By Tyler Durden Following latest IEA report which showed that OPEC production had hit an all time high, OPEC released its own estimate of production by …

United States Oil Fund LP (ETF) (USO): For How Long Can OPEC Talk Up Oil Prices?

By Julianne Geiger Not a day passes without OPEC making oil and gas headlines, and today is surely no exception. Seemingly in lockstep with …

Did the Fed Do the Right Thing? Scholars Answer Tough Questions

By Sheila Tschinkel and Mark Sniderman The Federal Reserve decided to leave its target interest rate unchanged at a range of 0.25 percent to 0.

Crash and Recession Indicator Flashing ‘Extreme Danger’

By Harry Dent When it comes to spotting danger periods for recessions, and especially major crashes, the Boom/Bust Cycle lets us see when stock …

Recession Watch: U.S. Freight at Worst Level Since 2010

By Wolf Richter “Overall shipment volumes are persistently weak.” When FedEx announced its quarterly earnings today, it included some telling tidbits.

United States Oil Fund LP (ETF) (USO): Could Oil Prices Surge Higher Again?

By Sara Nunnally Saudi Arabia has reclaimed its spot as the top oil producer, besting the United States with 12.58 million barrels of oil …

Global Energy Investment Down 8% in 2015 with Move Towards Cleaner Energy

A new IEA report shows the electricity sector leading a broad reorientation of energy investment but warns more is needed to meet climate targets and address energy security concerns

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