Baker Hughes on Friday reported that the number of active U.S. rigs drilling for oil rose by 2 to 289 this week.
Is currency debasement good for the dollar? Gold, the proven hedge for inflation, meanwhile, took another dive for its worst two-week outing since November. The dollar’s rally on Friday was particularly mind-boggling given the retreat in yields on the U.S. Treasury’s -year note - which had been the catalyst for the greenback’s strength since the start of the year.
Some of the top gainers of the S&P 500 during the past three months are energy-related names like Occidental Petroleum (OXY), Diamondback Energy (FANG), Devon Energy (DVN), Marathon Oil (MRO) and Apache (APA).