What to Buy Right Now: 42 Picks From Barron’s Roundtable Pros

To everything there is a season: A time to hide in a bunker with a crash helmet on as stock and bond prices plummet, and a time to wade cautiously into the market in search of newly created bargains. If you’ve been reading the Barron’s Roundtable for a few years, or even decades, you already … Read more

US Inflation Reached a New Four-Decade High in June, Economists Estimate

US inflation is estimated to have reached a new four-decade high in June, but falling gasoline prices and discounting at some retailers could be signs of moderating price pressures, economists say. The consumer-price index is expected to have increased 8.8% in June from the same month a year ago, according to economists surveyed by The … Read more

Oil Prices Pulled Lower by Dimming Demand

Slowing demand and recession fears helped bring the benchmark US oil price below $ 100 a barrel Tuesday, continuing a rapid turnaround from soaring levels in recent months. Oil prices shot higher earlier this year as war in Ukraine disrupted supply lines and the world-wide postpandemic reopening lifted demand. That move has contributed to the … Read more

Ethanol Keeps Climbing as Gasoline Prices Stay High

Ethanol prices have risen steadily this year, boosted by a Biden administration mandate to blend more of the biofuel into gasoline and some of the highest US consumer inflation in decades. The price of ethanol, the corn-based fuel that is a common gasoline additive, has risen 14% so far this quarter, outpacing crude oil. The … Read more

Oil-Supply Growth Expected to Lag Behind Demand Next Year

Global demand for oil will rise above prepandemic levels next year following three years of Covid-19 lockdowns and the economic shock of the Ukraine war, the International Energy Agency said. Much of the growth in demand next year will be driven by China, as it emerges from stop-start Covid-19 lockdowns, while developed economies are expected … Read more

Gasoline Prices Reach $ 5 a Gallon Nationwide for the First Time

The average price of a gallon of regular unleaded gas in the US hit $ 5 Friday night, and the rise in fuel costs is expected to persist throughout the busy summer driving season. The record high, according to OPIS, an energy-data and analytics provider, comes as US consumer inflation hit its highest level in … Read more

As Gas Prices Near $ 5 a Gallon, Record Fuel Costs Upend Businesses, US Economy

As US gasoline prices approach a record average of $ 5 a gallon, fuel costs are rippling through almost every corner of business, with signs emerging that rising costs are beginning to alter consumer behavior. The price of regular gasoline averaged about $ 4,986 on Friday, up around 22 cents from the prior week and … Read more

Record Gas Prices Hit Americans’ Start to Summer Travel Season

Millions of Americans hit the road over Memorial Day weekend, with record-high gas prices pinching their wallets. The national average price for a gallon of regular unleaded gas hit $ 4.62 as of Monday, according to AAA, $ 1.58 higher than a year earlier and about 12% above the pre-2022 high of $ 4.11 set … Read more

Europe’s Gas Market Is Still Counting On Russian Supplies

A disruption in the flow of Russian gas to Europe this year is suddenly all too easy to imagine. Europe’s natural gas supply seems a lot less secure even than a few weeks ago. Last month, Moscow said it would end deliveries to Poland and Bulgaria, and the stakes rose again this week, after Ukraine’s … Read more

Europe’s Gas Market Is Still Counting on Russian Supplies

A disruption in the flow of Russian gas to Europe this year is suddenly all too easy to imagine. Europe’s natural-gas supply seems a lot less secure even than a few weeks ago. Last month, Moscow said it would end deliveries to Poland and Bulgaria, and the stakes rose again this week, after Ukraine’s gas-transport … Read more