From the high of $147 a barrel in 2008 -- to the low of $32 in 2009; from the high of $107 in 2014 -- to the 2016 low of $26 a barrel, crude oil has been on a wild ride. The swings have investors glued to their screens, and not just investors -- after all, oil prices determine how much you pay at the pump and the grocery store. Well, see if these free resources help you tame this "wild Bronco."
On January 1, OPEC and Co. sealed a deal to slash crude oil supplies and by proxy, keep prices afloat. And yet, on June 20, crude raked in its worst first-half of a year since 1997. We think there's a simple reason why.