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.
Last week's commodities rout sent shivers through the markets, and some companies will fare worse than others.
The long-term trend for stocks is positive, but that outlook could change for some sectors if Friday's bounce doesn't find some momentum early next week.
With crude prices down considerably, investors wonder wheter the industry has played out.
As the overheated crude market begins to resemble reality, is there a level at which consumer stocks and oil companies both win?
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.
These funds allow regular folks to hedge against high gas prices. With video on oil company earnings.
Exxon's first-quarter earnings surge 69% as crude oil creeps above $100. Includes video.
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