Here’s How Oil Could Skyrocket By 138%

The market is gradually beginning to give credence to something I’ve been discussing in past OilPrice articles for a long time now. In a June, 2020 article entitled, Underinvestment Could Send Oil Prices Soaring, I argued how the retrenchment and lack of capital investment the industry has seen the past five-years would lead to shortages of crude eventually. The huge volume of Saudi overproduction exacerbated the equal largess in American shale for the past couple of years, and led to a glut of crude globally.

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Are rental properties or index funds better in pursuit early retirement?

FIRE (Financial Independence, Retire Early), a flourishing lifestyle movement, has crept its way into mainstream culture throughout the past decade. As we’ve seen the pandemic spark a renewed push for people to create more autonomy in their lives, there is continued debate about the most sensible way to invest if FIRE is your goal. Real estate proponents advocate for potentially robust monthly cash flow, price appreciation, and tax advantages, whereas index fund adherents cite minimal expenses, a lack of constant oversight, and efficient trading as reasons to invest. In reality, there are benefits to both strategies, which might lead you to consider a hybrid approach.

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Mortgage rates are at historic lows: Is it time to refinance?

If you’ve been following the news, you may have heard that mortgage rates hit a record low in July, and they’re still competitive as we ease into August. In fact, on August 2, the average rate for a 30-year fixed mortgage was 3.12%, and 2.77% for a 15-year mortgage. That’s great news for first-time homebuyers, but it’s also good news if you already own a home. The reason? You may be able to refinance your existing mortgage. But is that the right move for you?

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