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XLE: Reasons Why Energy Prices Will Remain Elevated


  • The energy market has calmed after the recent explosive price moves. The three reasons why traditional energy prices will remain high.
  • Higher prices led to higher profits for traditional energy producers.
  • The XLE owns shares of the leading traditional US energy and energy-related companies.
  • The trend in the XLE remains higher.
  • We're long XLE and will stay long until the trend turns lower.
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Rising prices and positive percentage price changes of Brent Crude Oil, Natural Gas and Heating Oil on a trading screen for commodities.

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Two short years ago, nearby NYMEX landlocked WTI crude oil prices fell below zero. Brent crude oil fell to $16 per barrel, the lowest price this century. Natural gas declined to a 25-year low of $1.432 per MMBtu. The worldwide pandemic caused energy demand to evaporate as

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