The CME is raising the amount of upfront capital required to trade crude oil contracts. While the modest increase is being downplayed in the media, it could pressure oil lower.
While we should be more concerned with Friday's employment figures, the weak dollar and strong euro are still driving this market.
If the news stays good and the markets continue to go down, there will be stock bargains galore.
As the overheated crude market begins to resemble reality, is there a level at which consumer stocks and oil companies both win?
Of all the villains in the home loan crisis, the Justice Department appears ready to target the least bad: Goldman Sachs.
With the Dow up 10%, it's natural to consider a move into consumer staples. But once they catch up to the rest of the market, they may underperform.
The death of the terrorist mastermind is a plus for the US and the world, while China's manufacturing slowdown means good things for stocks.
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