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It’s no secret that commodities are volatile. Some, however, are more volatile than others. Case in point: oil prices.

Over the last couple of years, crude oil has undergone one of the worst crashes in recent history. Only to recover and then crash again, and then recover yet again. The roller coaster has been a rough ride for many investors.

And it doesn’t look like the ride is going to get any smoother in 2018.

There are a ton of variables impacting crude oil pricing and, ultimately, the stocks in the energy sector. For investors looking for energy stocks, the name of the game is go big or go home.

Oil’s Crazy Ride

Fracking is a wonderfully efficient and quick process to extract crude oil, natural gas and hydrocarbons. Perhaps, it’s a bit too efficient. E&P firms’ ability to extract vast quantities of oil rather quickly turned out to be a very bad thing for the industry. The U.S., and, subsequently, the world, quickly became awash in oil. Supplies went through the roof, while demand was rather low.

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