This morning, the United States Gasoline Fund (NYSEARCA:UGA) is trading higher by 0.45 cents to $55.50 a share. This tells us that gasoline prices at the pump are going to be higher if you have not noticed already. The average price for a gallon of regular gasoline in the United States is $3.57 according to AAA. High gasoline prices are a direct tax on the U.S. consumer.
$4 Gasoline Has Negative Impact On Confidence And Retail Sales
The recent rise in oil prices and subsequent increase to near $4 per gallon for regular unleaded gasoline is likely to negatively impact consumer confidence and retail sales. The below chart shows the negative influence increasing gasoline prices (inverted on chart) has on consumer confidence...
OTCQB:TMEN--This stock is so undervalued it should be a crime to buy shares this cheap
Oil and Gas Services Stock, Profire Energy (OTCBB:PFIE), Reports Record Revenue of $5,068,983 for Third Fiscal Quarter
How Will Increased Iranian Sanctions Affect South Africa
The U.S. new sanctions initiative, strongly supported by Israel, to impose new sanctions against Iran, is designed to punish it for its purported covert nuclear weapons program by imposing new restrictions on Tehran.
As a result, many of Iran’s oil customers are scrambling to avoid collateral damage to their economies.
While many people are rejoicing over the recent inflation rally they may want to look at the price of gasoline. The United States Gasoline Fund (NYSEARCA:UGA) has surged higher with the stock market since December 19, 2011. At that time, the UGA was trading as low as $45.17 a share. This morning, the UGA is trading at $54.53 a share. That is a gain of $9.36 a share in just eight weeks.
Nearly two years after the worst accidental offshore oil spill in the history of the energy industry, some of the biggest companies in the world are busy pointing their legal fingers at one another in court over who has to pay what in claims, damages and fines over the deadly Deepwater Horizon oil spill.
Way back in early 2011, members of the U.N. Security Council had no problem getting a resolution through that authorized military force in Libya ostensibly to protect civilians from attacks by forces loyal to strongman Moammar Gadhafi. The year before, lawmakers on both sides of the Atlantic were bickering over who did what and why in terms of the cancer-stricken Lockerbie bomber.