The sector has been lagging the S&P 500. Its relative underperformance may present an opportunity for investors.
After months in the doldrums, equities are perking up for the first time since May.
After treading water for the past year, crude broke out of resistance last week. But a technical look is necessary to decipher the market's next move.
Rising tensions over the civil war in Syria pushes energy prices higher. Brent crude, which affects gasoline prices, approaches $107 a barrel.
Consumer confidence is up, but the stock market might overheat.
Even as the market rises, these names may be ripe for a pullback. What should you do?
Crude oil prices have been rising in recent weeks as tensions over Syria have risen. So far, gasoline prices at the pump are little changed. 'So far' is the operative phrase.
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