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Finance / the Markets

Why Tesla Wasn't Included In The S&P 500

Sep 09, 2020 at 12:33 | Tom Kool

The S&P 500 is an exclusive club of the 500 biggest companies by market cap on the NYSE or Nasdaq, and the inclusion Friday of three new companies…

Will U.S. Elections Impact The Gold Rally?

Aug 28, 2020 at 12:40 | Arkadiusz Sieron

Over the past few months, we have focused – for obvious reasons – on the pandemic and the following economic…

Will This Be The Slowest Year Ever For Oil & Gas Mergers?

Apr 03, 2020 at 14:34 | Alex Kimani

When the energy sector faces a severe existential threat as it currently is after the epic oil price collapse, the usual playbook is to resort to tie-ups in…

Wall Street’s Big Coronavirus Mistake

Mar 16, 2020 at 14:27 | Kurt Cobb

Investment professionals on Wall Street spend their days reading financial reports and looking at numbers flash on screens. These numbers record the moment-to-moment changes in the collective wisdom of markets…

Energy Stocks Battered As Market Meltdown Continues

Mar 12, 2020 at 15:15 | Tom Kool

The increasingly desperate situation in oil markets has forced down big names in energy to 16-year lows as crude prices tumble into the lower $30 per barrel range…

The Billion Dollar Bet On An Oil Price Crash

Oct 28, 2019 at 14:15 | ZeroHedge

Mexico's oil hedgers, one of the world's most-active sovereign oil-trading desk, has spent nearly $1 billion on options contracts to protect the government's revenues from oil sales…

Hated Energy Stocks May Be About To Rebound

Sep 27, 2019 at 17:11 | Tsvetana Paraskova

Despite the fact that oil prices have recovered from the 2016 lows they hit in the worst downturn in a generation, energy stocks have seen little reprieve over the past…

What Beijing’s Retaliation Means For Oil

May 13, 2019 at 12:31 | Tim Daiss

Heightened trade tensions between the U.S. and China over the last few days, that seemed to catch many media outlets and pundits off-guard, were actually always lurking just beneath the…

Should Chevron Walk Away From The Anadarko Deal?

May 08, 2019 at 16:16 | Robert Rapier

Chevron is arguably the best of the integrated super-major oil companies. For the past 20 years, Chevron has delivered superior returns to shareholders, outperforming the S&P 500 for most of…

Chevron To Buy Anadarko In $33B Deal

Apr 12, 2019 at 09:22 | Tsvetana Paraskova

Chevron Corporation said on Friday that it had entered into a definitive agreement to buy Anadarko Petroleum Corporation in a stock and cash transaction valued at US$33 billion that…

European Markets Defy The Biggest Oil Rally In A Decade

Apr 09, 2019 at 16:48 | Alex Kimani

Yesterday’s headlines suggested that European markets were taking a beating from rising oil prices--but this was a blip on the radar tracking some of the toughest resilience to a combination…

Car Companies Close Stores As The “Amazon Effect” Takes Hold

Mar 12, 2019 at 11:52 | Jon LeSage

Tesla, Inc., won’t be closing all its retail stores, but the game will continue to change for the electric automaker and its competitors. While Tesla is backing off its plan…

Crude Fell 23% In October, Will Stocks Follow?

Nov 09, 2018 at 17:02 | ZeroHedge

The near WTI futures price is down 23 percent since peaking on October 3rd as traders front ran the Iranian oil sanctions, which went in to place this week.  Fearing…

Analysts See Opportunities In Embattled Energy Stocks

Nov 02, 2018 at 17:34 | Tsvetana Paraskova

Just as energy stocks began to cautiously recover from the lows during the worst of the oil price crash in 2015-2016, equity markets and oil prices took a hit last…

Stock Market Chaos Sparks Oil Selloff

Oct 11, 2018 at 15:47 | Nick Cunningham

The plunge in global equities on Wednesday and Thursday dragged down crude oil, with even concerns about falling Iranian supply not enough to keep crude from a steep selloff. Brent…

Venezuela Takes Unprecedented Action To Stabilize Currency

Aug 21, 2018 at 10:43 | ZeroHedge

As previewed yesterday, on Monday Venezuela officially slashed five zeros from prices and its currency as part of what has been dubbed one of the greatest currency devaluations in history which slashed…

Saudi Arabia, Argentina Upgraded To ‘Emerging Markets’

Jun 29, 2018 at 16:36 | Safehaven.com

Investing in the effervescent emerging markets space is about to become even more exciting. MSCI (Morgan Stanley Capital International), a leading provider of global equity indexes with $14 trillion…

Yieldcos Are Back And Better Than Ever

Apr 05, 2018 at 12:25 | Safehaven.com

Yieldcos have been, in theory, great tools for financing clean energy projects with cheap stock market capital from a wide pool of investors; but then they got too greedy and…

Trump’s Tariffs Lead To Selloff In Oil Markets

Mar 02, 2018 at 17:17 | Nick Cunningham

President Trump sent shockwaves through financial markets on Thursday when he vowed to slap harsh tariffs on steel and aluminum imports next week. The plan calls for 25 percent tariff…

Clean Energy Stocks Outperform Oil And Gas

Feb 15, 2018 at 15:25 | Nick Cunningham

The top 200 companies who generate the bulk of their revenue from clean energy have offered juicier returns to investors over the past 18 months than their counterparts in fossil…

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