Day: February 5, 2022

Commodity Prices

Oil Market Keeps Getting Stronger as Prices Blow Through $92

(Bloomberg) — Oil rocketed to a fresh seven-year high above $92 a barrel, and almost every indicator is pointing to the rally extending. The market’s structure is trading at its strongest level in years, indicating scarce supply. Diesel — the fuel that helps power the global economy — is also surging as a cold snap […]

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Consumer Discretionary
Consumer Price Index
Consumer Retail
Consumer Spending
Consumer Staples

Clorox Erases Pandemic Gains, Sees Margin Recovery Taking Years

(Bloomberg) — Clorox Co. shares fell by the most since 2000, erasing their pandemic-era gains, after the company said it would take “several years” to rebuild margins that have been hammered by higher costs. The maker of disinfectant wipes and cleaning products expects a steeper drop in gross margins this fiscal year, which ends in […]

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Inflation Hedge
Inflation Stocks

U.S. Inflation Is Probably About to Spike Yet Again: Eco Week

(Bloomberg) — Inflationary pressures in the U.S. continued to heat up at the start of the year, data are expected to show, likely putting a Federal Reserve interest-rate increase next month on autopilot. The consumer price index probably jumped 7.3% in January from a year ago, the largest annual advance since early 1982, according to […]

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Eagle Ford Shale
Shale Oil

U.S. Shale Is Back to Booming

Output in the U.S. shale patch is “re-booming” this year, with research and data analysis firm Lium LLC forecasting production will surge by more than 1 million barrels a day. That’s the most bullish industry forecast yet. By comparison, the Energy Information Administration says the U.S. will end the year producing about 630,000 barrels a […]

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Liquefied Natural Gas
Natural Gas
Natural Gas Crisis

U.S. Cements LNG Export Crown as Venture Global Fires Up Plant

(Bloomberg) — The U.S. has cemented its position as the world’s top producer of liquefied natural gas after Venture Global LNG began preparing to send its first cargo of the super-chilled fuel and rival Cheniere Energy Inc. expanded service. Venture Global’s $5.8 billion export facility in Louisiana expects to load the inaugural cargo on or […]

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Institutional Investing
Stock Market
Stock Market Bottom
Stock Market Bubble
Stock Market Bulls

Adults Back in Charge of Stock Market as Fed Awakens Big Money

(Bloomberg) — Institutional investors are striking back in stocks, upending the brief and kooky reign of the retail day trader. So says veteran market-structure analyst Larry Tabb, citing a panoply of evidence including volume on legacy venues like the New York Stock Exchange as well as the quickly swelling value of shares changing hands each […]

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Oil Royalty Trust
Royalty Trust
Trade Of The Day
TradersPro Saturday

Why You Should Buy Permian Basin Royalty Trust (PBT)

Permian Basin Royalty Trust, an express trust, holds overriding royalty interests in various oil and gas properties in the United States. The company owns a 75% net overriding royalty interest in the Waddell Ranch properties comprising Dune, Judkins, McKnight, Tubb, Devonian, and Waddell fields located in Crane County, Texas. PBT $13.7700 0.5500 % 4.1600 Permian […]

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Electric Power
Top Stocks
Top Stocks To Watch

3 Electric Power Stocks To Buy Now

Consolidated Edison, Inc. (ED) Consolidated Edison, Inc., through its subsidiaries, engages in the regulated electric, gas, and steam delivery businesses in the United States. The company offers electric services to approximately 3.5 million customers in New York City and Westchester County; gas to approximately 1.1 million customers in Manhattan, the Bronx, parts of Queens, and […]

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Interest Rates
Job Hunting
Job Market
Labor Market
Labor Shortage
Rising Interest Rates

The Jobs Report Reveals a Booming Labor Market. Here’s Where Interest Rates Are Headed.

President Joe Biden speaking about the January jobs report. Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images Good news for Main Street, not so good news for Wall Street. Once again, a booming labor market is likely to translate to losses in bonds and stocks as the Fed and other major central banks remove the extraordinary stimulus enacted in response […]

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Global Economy

U.S. Stimulus Is One Reason ECB on Different Path, Lagarde Says

(Bloomberg) — “Massive” U.S. government stimulus is one reason why Europe is on a less aggressive monetary-policy course than the Federal Reserve, according to European Central Bank President Christine Lagarde. “Demand here in the euro area is pretty much back to where it was pre-Covid. In the U.S., it’s 30% up,” Lagarde told a news […]

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Coal’s not dead, and won’t be for years to come

Coal may be losing market share as a major energy source in some parts of the world, but the death knell for the industry hasn’t sounded yet, and might not for decades. Thermal coal which is used for power generation, is a “declining commodity,” admits James Stevenson, the research lead for coal, metals, and mining […]

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