Dow Jones & Nasdaq Rise -

The Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 86.63 to close at 16,535.37.  The Nasdaq also increased and added 29.14 to close at 4,103.54.

To view the Wall Street Journal market Data, please click here:

http://markets.wsj.com/

Jim Sutliff

 

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Crude Oil Inventories Climb -

Crude oil inventories exceeded analysts expectations and rose almost 6 million barrels last week.  According to the U.S. Energy Information Administration, crude oil inventories climbed to 375.9 million barrels last Friday.  Inventories at Cushing Oklahoma declined to 29.8 million barrels.

To visit the U.S. energy Information Administration site, please click here:

http://www.eia.gov/oog/info/twip/twip.asp

Jim Sutliff

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Natural Gas Inventories Fall -

Natural gas inventories posted another weekly decline and dropped 250 billion cubic feet for the week ending February 14th, 2014.  The U.S. Energy Information Administration indicated that supplies fell in the east, west, and producing regions.  Natural gas supplies are 975 billion cubic feet lower than on February 14th, 2013.

To view the Weekly Natural Gas Storage Report, please click here:

http://ir.eia.gov/ngs/ngs.html

Jim Sutliff

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Crude Oil Inventories Fall -

According to the Energy Information Administration, crude oil inventories fell almost 7.7 million barrels from the previous week.  The decline drove crude inventories down to slightly more than 350 million barrels.  Traders responded to the news and prices for February crude rose over $1 and settled at $94.17.

The Energy Information Administration also indicated that gasoline inventories increased by over 6 million barrels.  In addition, distillate fuel inventories fell by slightly more than 1 million barrels.

To visit the Energy Information Administration site, please click here:

http://www.eia.gov/

Jim Sutliff

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Markets -

Yields on ten year U.S. Treasuries rose to almost 3% in trading on Thursday.  Also, the Dow Jones Industrial Average added 122.33 points in light trading and closed at 16,479.88.  The Dollar was stronger and traded at a five year high against the Japanese Yen.

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http://markets.wsj.com/us

Jim Sutliff

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Dow Jones 16,000 -

The Dow Jones Industrial Average closed over 16,000 for the first time on Thursday.  The Dow Jones rose 109.17 on Thursday and closed at 16,009.99.  On Friday, the Dow added 54.78 points and closed at 16,064.77.  The Dow Jones Industrial Average has increased more than 20% in the last year.

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Jim Sutliff

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Gold & Silver Trade Lower -

December Gold and Silver were lower in Tuesday trading.  Gold settled slightly above $1,273 an ounce and Silver settled above $21 an ounce.  Gold started to trend lower last week as Congress moved closer to an agreement on the debt ceiling.

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Jim Sutliff

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Crude Oil Futures Decline -

Crude oil futures were lower in trading on Monday.   Expectations of lower crude oil demand from refineries and increased oil exports from Libya were contributing factors.  Gasoline and heating oil were also trading lower on Monday.  Gasoline inventories are significantly higher than they were at the same time last year.

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Jim Sutliff

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Crude Oil Supplies Fall -

The U.S. Energy Information Administration indicated that supplies of crude oil fell to 363.3 million barrels for the week ending August 2nd.  The 1.3 million barrel decline was less than analysts had expected for the week.  Also, distillate inventories rose by 500,000 barrels and gasoline increased by 100,000 million barrels.  Gasoline inventories are above the average range for this time of year.

To visit the U.S. Energy Information Administration, please click here:

http://www.eia.gov/petroleum/supply/weekly/

Jim Sutliff

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Gasoline Prices Slightly Lower –

According to the Energy Information Administration, the average retail price for a gallon of gasoline fell to $3.646.  Prices declined the most in the Midwest region where gasoline fell 8.5 cents a gallon.  Gasoline prices had risen almost 20 cents over the last two weeks.  Last year , gasoline prices were almost 14 cents a gallon lower near the end of July than this year.

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http://online.wsj.com/article/BT-CO-20130729-712631.html

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Dow Jones Private Equity Analyst Conference 2013 -

The Dow Jones Private Equity Analyst Conference  will take place at the Waldorf Astoria in New York on September 26th and 27th.  This year marks the 20th anniversary of the Private Equity Analyst Conference.  The event starts with a networking breakfast and registration at 7:30 am on September 26th.  The Gala dinner will be at 6:30 pm on September 26th and the Conference concludes at 2 pm on September 27th.  Private Equity Conference participants include Institutional Investors, Fund of Funds managers, Investor Relations executives, and Specialized Advisors.  The Conference is a top networking event in the Private Equity and Venture Capital space.

To visit the Dow Jones Private Equity Analyst Conference site, please click here:

http://peaconference.dowjones.com/

Jim Sutliff

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Quantitative Easing Takes Center Stage -

The Dow Jones Industrial average fell over 100 points in Wednesday trading.  Investor concerns relating to the Federal Reserve possibly changing quantitative easing policy may have been a factor in the decline.  Mortgage REITs benefit from a low interest rate environment and could also be affected by a change in policy.  Ten year Treasury yields remained above 2.1% for the second straight day.

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Jim Sutliff

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Gold Prices Fall -

Gold prices fell over one percent in trading on Wednesday and settled at $1,553.50 an ounce.  Crude oil also fell in trading after U.S. Energy Information Administration data showed a strong increase in crude oil inventories.  For the week ending March 29th, crude oil inventories increased 2.71 million barrels.  Crude oil fell to slightly over $95 a barrel.

To read a related Fox Business article, please click here:

http://www.foxbusiness.com/markets/2013/04/03/commodities-take-dive-on-downbeat-data-crude-inventories/

Jim Sutliff

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Crude Oil Rebounds -

Crude oil for May increased in trading on Monday and settled below $95 a barrel.  Positive economic data has helped to drive crude oil prices higher in trading.  In addition, crude oil inventory levels in Cushing Oklahoma have continued to fall .  Brent crude also traded higher on Monday and was slightly above $108 .

To read a related Wall Street Journal article, please click here:

http://online.wsj.com/article/BT-CO-20130325-709637.html

James Sutliff

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Crude Oil Prices Fall -

Prices of crude oil continued to fall and settled below $91 on Friday.  Global economic concerns and high inventory levels of crude oil are two forces driving the price of crude oil lower in trading.  Heating oil prices were also lower in trading on Friday.

To read a related Fox Business article, please click here:

http://www.foxbusiness.com/news/2013/03/01/crude-oil-futures-settle-at-2013-low-068-barrel/

Jim Sutliff

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