This past week marks the 10th anniversary of the collapse of Bear Stearns, the storied and scrappy Wall Street firm whose end came slowly, then suddenly, after a soured bet on the subprime mortgage market.
Oil has had a wild ride in the past 10 years, plunging from $145 a barrel to below $30, only to double again to a recent $62. Yet the latest rebound has done little to lift long-suffering energy stocks off the mat. Investors’ big fear is that prices will plummet again as U.S. shale producers flood the market with crude and the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries, or OPEC, reneges on its year-old agreement to keep supply in check.
Oil prices have nearly doubled in the past two years to a recent $62 a barrel, as global demand has outstripped supply. Prices could head even higher if production in Venezuela falls off precipitously. “The fundamental backdrop for oil is constructive,” says Helima Croft, global head of commodity strategy at RBC Capital Markets, in this weekend’s Barron’s Energy Roundtable. “There is a push-pull right now on the supply side between resurgent U.S. production and geopolitical supply disruptions.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Musk AND Zuckerberg or Musk + Zuckerberg.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used). For example, results will contain either cake or cookie by searching cake OR cookie or cake,cookie
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".