Time for a new poll: are you affected by the shutdown?
But first: the results of the first poll on the government shutdown in which we asked whether it was a BIG deal or NOT a big deal:
- a big deal: 24%
- not a big deal: 76%
- What government shutdown?
- Yes, I have a business near a national park
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30-second sound bite: oil is up today; Bakken operators are significantly outperforming the majors. Sweet.
KOG trades at new high; up about 0.5%. I used to consider KOG the bellwether stock to track the Bakken. About a month ago (sometime in September, 2013), I began re-thinking this. I now consider HK the bellwether stock to track the Bakken.
HK is up almost 8% today. A $5.00 stock is up about 36 cents today.
Oasis trades at a new high, up about 0.75%.
WLL is up over one percent, just above its 52-week high. [Later: WLL is up over 3% today. Deep within the blog I've posted why I think WLL is moving. I posted that yesterday.]
CLR is up 1.5%. Trading at a new high. This stock has really been on a tear the past few weeks.
CVX, COP, XOM: CVX continues to slide; COP and XOM up marginally.
EOG up about half-a-percent; near its all-time high.
CHK up about half-a-percent; near its all-time high.
SD: is up but in a trading range.
AMZG up about 2% but still below a nice entry point at $2.00.
TPLM is trading at a new high, up 1.5% in early trading.
UNP is in its trading range well below its 52-week high. Down again today.
I don't follow BNSF (BRK) much any more; BRK follows the market in general.
ENB, EEP are both in a trading range, well below their highs.
SRE continues to struggle. But paying 3%. I wonder if the Mexican economy can be seen as a proxy for SRE's prospects?
TransCanada is up about half-a-percent, and well off its highs.