Exxon Mobil (XOM) is a dividend champion that's becoming more efficient. But XOM stock investors should be wary of its debt and valuation. More
Crude OilCrude oil, or petroleum, is a natural resource created when dead organisms are put under extreme heat and pressure for a long period of time. This liquid is then extracted through oil rigs and refined to be used as gasoline, kerosene, or any other final product. Crude oil is used in all industries as it is the main fuel for heavy machinery.
Crude oil is currently traded through two commodities: Brent and WTI. The difference between the two is the grade and location of the oil. Brent is London oil and is often from Saudi Arabia and Russia, representing the global market. WTI, or West Texas Intermediate is oil from the US and offers a domestic view on oil prices. Along with crude oil commodities, investors can buy into the petroleum industry through corporations such as Exxon Mobil (NYSE:XOM) and Chevron (NYSE:CVX)
Looking to make the most out of Russia and OPEC's oil production cuts? Then UWTI is going to give the biggest bang for your buck. More
Don't look for a recovery in energy markets any time soon -- sentiment is still bearish and independent oil stocks will take the most damage. More
Supplies from both OPEC & U.S. are dropping, which should lead to rising oil prices. Here are two ways to play that price rise. More
Northern Oil & Gas has endured a wild ride thanks to crude oil volatility. However, unique dynamics suggest a rally is brewing in NOG stock. More