After a quick market rebound, a possible coup sends crude oil soaring out of a multi-year consolidation and sucks the wind out of stocks.
Fears over the end of cheap money stimulus fade as job growth weakens.
The first half of 2013 packed a memorable rally. After a rough couple of months, we could see another rise, but that will depend on several things going right.
The liquidity addicts on Wall Street don't even try to hide it anymore.
The Dow is up 114 as traders buy on hopes interest rates won't rise quickly. Gold is off for a 4th straight day and may have more to drop.
Stocks surge as fears ease that the Fed will boost interest rates sooner rather than later. Interest rates drop. Gold and silver are battered. Apple falls under $400.
Stalling economic growth, in the context of a surge of cheap money, demonstrates that structural problems remain.
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Pipeline owners are making big profits on oil coming from North Dakota's Bakken fields. But a lot of natural gas continues to be flared due to low prices.
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