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Finance / the Markets

Analysts Remain Bullish on Schlumberger After Bid for Smith International

Analysts Remain Bullish on Schlumberger After Bid for Smith International

Feb 25, 2010 at 19:30 | Darrell Delamaide

Although shares of oilfield services giant Schlumberger (SLB) took a hit after the company announced an $11 billion takeover bid for rival Smith International (SII) on Sunday, many analysts remain…

Peak Oil and the Investment Landscape: A Look at the Potential Winners and Losers

Peak Oil and the Investment Landscape: A Look at the Potential Winners and Losers

Feb 19, 2010 at 15:45 | Business Insider

Last month, I explained in an article how and why the world is approaching a worldwide peak in oil production sometime in the next decade. Although…

US Energy Security Placed at risk as Oil & Gas Companies are Penalised by Obama Administration

US Energy Security Placed at risk as Oil & Gas Companies are Penalised by Obama Administration

Feb 19, 2010 at 15:39 | John Interval

The Obama Administration is currently pursuing a misguided and dangerous war on the oil and natural gas industry, blaming it for not doing enough to curb greenhouse gas emissions.  Not…

Libya Courting Oil & Gas Investors but Faces a Tough Sell Following Recent Government Fiascos

Libya Courting Oil & Gas Investors but Faces a Tough Sell Following Recent Government Fiascos

Feb 18, 2010 at 12:38 | Fawzia Sheikh

The Libyan government has been sounding off lately about boosting the profile of its oil and gas market, but it’s questionable whether international companies will ignore the government’s missteps in…

Crude oil prices drop as investors seek safe haven in the U.S. dollar

Crude oil prices drop as investors seek safe haven in the U.S. dollar

Feb 05, 2010 at 22:26 | Darrell Delamaide

Oil Market Summary for 02/01/2010 to 02/05/2010. After starting the week on a firmer note, oil prices fell sharply toward the end of the week in a general market sell-off…

Oil Futures Plunge, Bond Markets Vote America (Alert)

Oil Futures Plunge, Bond Markets Vote America (Alert)

Feb 05, 2010 at 17:53 | Dave Forest

February 5, 2010. Statsweeper registered alerts across the entire WTI oil futures complex yesterday. Prices fell dramatically, with all six of the nearest contracts down over…

Government Intent on Curbing Speculation and Contract Ownership in Energy Markets

Government Intent on Curbing Speculation and Contract Ownership in Energy Markets

Feb 03, 2010 at 05:37 | Editorial Dept

Increasingly, it would seem the government is intent on curbing speculation and contract ownership of core commodities.  Starting last summer, the Commodities Futures Trading Commission, or CFTC, began to debate…

Quick Take of the Markets Today

Quick Take of the Markets Today

Jan 26, 2010 at 16:39 | Editorial Dept

U.S. markets calmed Monday on good earnings news but Asian markets remained roiled overnight, down about 2 percent across the region. The Yen rose, reflecting a flight to safety as…

Get Ready, A Major Change Has Hit

Get Ready, A Major Change Has Hit

Jan 25, 2010 at 14:44 | Graham Summers

Let’s talk about sentiment. Last week was the worst market week since March 2009. Similarly, the three-day decline from Wednesday through Friday was the worst three days since March 2009.…

Is the Market Flashing a

Is the Market Flashing a "Sell" Signal

Jan 19, 2010 at 17:51 | Graham Summers

Is the Market Flashing a “Sell” Signal?Friday’s decline has got a lot of commentators asserting that the official top is in for the rally that started March 2009. The…

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