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Sector Geography Lesson, Japan's Stimulus and Zooming In on Zuora: Market Recon

Plus, the Saudis look to press their oil agenda while Europe prints some ugly economic data.

This Energy Stock Has 'Royal' Dividends

Royal Dutch Shell offers over a 6% dividend yield and is in growth mode.

It's Crunch Time for OPEC

At a time when OPEC is bent on keeping their cuts in place and U.S. shale might start to produce less and less, we could be entering an era of higher oil prices.

Energy Sector's Lack of Energy Requires Selective Investing

There are a few plays to consider in the energy arena, but it still looks like a place to be underweight going into 2020.

With Natural Gas, Take a Deep Dive

Energy can be a volatile place to put your money, so here are some points to look out for with natural gas.

This Energy Name Is One Dividend Aristocrat That Won't Burn You

Chevron is a safe name in the oil and gas industry -- and offers a 4% yield.

Saudi Aramco IPO: What Is It Really Worth?

You could say Aramco's prospectus isn't very refined.

Chesapeake and These Other Energy Names May Be Too Cheap to Ignore

These stocks are not for the faint of heart and the risk-averse.

U.S. Shale Loses Steam: What Does This Mean for Oil Prices Heading Into 2020?

Demand is something that cannot be forecast as a science. One has to take a view of the economic cycle and make a call.

Schlumberger Is Basing and Poised for a Year-End Rally

SLB and other energy names have been out of favor for a long time but now I am seeing some light at the end of the tunnel.

Energy Stocks Are Getting Hammered

There are myriad concerns across the energy complex, the most prevalent one centered around declining global growth reducing the demand for energy.

Is the Fed Making Matters Worse With Plan to Buy Treasuries?

There are a multitude of issues that can take the markets down, even as the Fed FOMC meeting approaches.

Quick Trade for Crude

Here's a short-term trade for crude, as the longer-term trend in oil remains bearish.

Jim Cramer: REITs and Utilities Have the Right Kind of Yield

Wise investors should stick with those equities and stay away from high-yielders with no protection, like the MLPs.

Ecuador Is Leaving OPEC, Is It a Sign of Things to Come?

Ecuador had asked OPEC for permission to produce above its quota, but it was never answered. It matters little to OPEC -- but for Ecuador, it no longer serves its interests to be part of this bigger organization.

Time to Take Another Look at Exxon Mobil

There are several things that bug me right now about this stock.

Houston, We Have a Problem: We Are in a Recession

The structure of your portfolio can change dramatically when you are managing through a recession. How to view the current economic picture and how it will affect the markets.

These Fresh Signs Point to a Slowdown

German manufacturing appears to be falling off of a cliff, which could be a precursor to a recession.

WTI Bulls Will Likely Be Disappointed

The buying power deployable by the bulls could be moderate at best.

Gloom and Doom Could Lead to Several Positive Surprises

it seems that consensus is to interpret anything that can be viewed as bad, as actually bad, and anything that could be good, as an aberration that will soon become bad.

Jim Cramer: A Predictable, Giant, IPO Travesty

I railed against it broken-record like for months on end. It's here now, it's hurting the market, and it's only going to get worse.

Pseudo QE, Essent Group's Essence and Datadog-Cisco Intrique: Market Recon

Plus, defense contractors remain stocks to own as geopolitical risk isn't going away.

Buy This 6% Dividend Stock on Rising Oil Prices

This big oil giant pumps out big dividends.

Jim Cramer: Here's Why Oil Stocks Have Become Pariahs

If they didn't move after the Middle East burned, I don't know what they will do if the economy keeps slowing.

Fed's Liquidity Quandary and Flying Over Northrop Grumman: Market Recon

Plus, here's a strategy for investing in oil that even the retail investor can employ.

The Fed Will Likely Cut Interest Rates Wednesday, but Will the Market Care?

Over the past decade, not fighting the Fed has been the single best piece of advice any market strategist could offer.

4 Key Lessons Crude Oil Traders Should Learn From This Week

Recent events in the Middle East and the oil market's reaction dramatically changes the landscape.

Jim Cramer: We Can't Trade Like We're the 'Old' United States

That the market didn't plummet following the strikes on Saudi oil facilities shows big differences in our economy and reliance on foreign oil compared with just a decade ago.

I Certainly Won't Be Filling Up on BP

Chevron and Exxon Mobil appear more attractive than this stock right now, and the oil sector as a whole should be watched for at least the next couple days.

What Would It Take to Shake Up Market?

Despite big news headlines recently and the looming Fed rate decision, market players appear to show little emotion.