Experts discounted the potential for the sector coming into 2014, but large caps have been soaring.
The spike in prices has correlated almost perfectly with a decline in stock prices in general.
The Oracle of Omaha recently bought $3.7 billion in Exxon Mobil shares. It's a perfect time for an options trade against it.
Count on oil and natural gas prices to remain under price pressure in the foreseeable future.
Once demand tapers off from warmer weather, we can expect the price of UNG to do the same.
Energy prices are key to the outlook for inflation, even more so than central banks.
Cold weather this past winter has increased demand for the fossil fuel, sending prices spiking.
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