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.
Steadily, the once-revered markets of Brazil, Russia, India and China have become hazardous places to do business.
Here are defense companies to watch as the U.S. responds to offensive threats posed by China and Russia.
The G-20 summit is not all about President Trump; climate change may be the key issue, although trade and troops will be on Trump's mind.
In this sort of market it's easy to just formulate a negative narrative and then try to back it up, but it's smart to watch the price action to see which narrative is actually taking hold.
Brexit is not the only big issue getting kicked down the road lately.
It appears it may not, as supplies of heavy oil are becoming short even as there is an excess of light sweet oil.
BP's BHP buyout is a big catalyst for 2019 if oil prices rise.
BP stock was surging higher after its earnings report.
With a blowout earnings result the latest scandal isn't impacting shares.