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  • How to Stop Your Savings from Going Extinct

    By Alex Colman - August 21, 2013 | Tickers: AAPL, CVX, DAL, PG

    As regulators contemplate and begin to take action on climate change, it’s practically inevitable that the price of carbon is headed north within the next decade, either through new taxes, caps on emissions, or both. And since fossil fuels are a staple in the supply chains of many industries, carbon price volatility can ripple quickly throughout the global economy.

    How might this happen? Let’s take a quick look more »

  • This Energy Company May Boost Your Portfolio

    By Abir Karmakar - August 19, 2013 | Tickers: CHK, CVX, XOM

    Chevron Corporation (NYSE: CVX) is a diversified oil and gas company that does everything from drilling for oil, natural gas, and natural gas liquids, to refining petroleum into everyday products such as fuel for our cars.

    The company's diversified global assets provide ample cash flow – an average of $11.4 billion over the past three years – which makes it easy for the second largest U. S. -based integrated producer more »

  • Does This Oil Major Offer Investors Enough?

    By Bob Ciura - August 19, 2013 | Tickers: CVX, COP, MRO

    The markets are near historic highs, and interest rates are still near historic lows. As a result, many financial pundits fear that the market has gotten ahead of itself and is ripe for a pullback.

    If that’s the case, then investors could use a dose of slow-and-steady profits with the added safety of a strong dividend. If you’re an investor on the lookout for a stock that admittedly more »

  • Energy drives the EV forward

    By James Danforth - August 17, 2013 | Tickers: CVX, XOM, F, GM, TSLA

    Gasoline prices inevitably rise

    Electric cars ("EV") inevitably become more efficient versus their gasoline counterparts. In 1970, I remember seeing the $0.29 per gallon price at the local gas station (as well as the mechanics!) :-) I also remember Dad's car got about 12 mpg. Today, $4.25 a gallon for gas is commonplace in my neighborhood and so are 30 mpg gasoline cars ("ICE"). Since Jan 1976, the more »

  • There Is No Such Thing as a Crash-Proof Stock

    By Timothy Green - August 16, 2013 | Tickers: AMGN, AAPL, CVX, XOM

    Over on MarketWatch an article entitled "Three crash-proof blue-chip stocks" was published on Monday, in which the author put forth three big-name stocks that he believed could weather a pullback better than the rest. The three stocks put forth were Exxon Mobil (NYSE: XOM), Amgen (NASDAQ: AMGN), and, believe it or not, Apple (NASDAQ: AAPL).

    But there is no such thing as a crash-proof stock, and for a long-term investor more »

  • Pay Attention to China’s Sector Shift

    By Marie Palumbo - August 15, 2013 | Tickers: BBRY, BP, CVX, NOK

    When China experienced double-digit economic growth, multinationals probably felt like there was plenty of market share to be had. The pie kept getting bigger. But now that China’s growth is slowing, the pie has more definite boundaries.

    In an International Finance Discussion Paper, Dr. Jane Haltmaier, senior adviser to the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, presents the following breakdown of Chinese GDP growth (notice the single-digit more »

  • Refiners had a Terrible Second Quarter but all is not Lost

    By Rupert Hargreaves - August 15, 2013 | Tickers: CVX, HFC, PSX

    HollyFrontier's (NYSE: HFC) second quarter results were not pretty  The company reported a 47% decline in year-on-year net income as the average cost of products rose from $94 to $97, which pushed down the refiners gross margin from $24.5 per barrel to $21 per barrel; net operating margins fell to $14.9 from $19.9 per barrel.

    However, despite these tragic results, HollyFrontier is working in other ways more »

  • Exxon Leads Market Insight, Capital Deployment

    By John Miller - August 14, 2013 | Tickers: BP, CVX, XOM

    Among the major integrated oil and gas companies, ExxonMobil’s (NYSE: XOM) return on capital employed is industry leading. This lead, at least in part, is due to their in-depth understanding of energy markets. Because of this insight, it is useful to study their Outlook for Energy, a yearly publication with key findings concerning future energy demand and composition. The findings provide a good foundation for energy sector investors to more »

  • One Thing You Must Know Before Investing in Oil or Steel

    By Marie Palumbo - August 14, 2013 | Tickers: CVX, COP, X

    At first glance oil and steel don’t have much in common. Yes, they’re both commodities, but the similarities end there, right? Wrong. There is one major characteristic that the two share: refining operations are the key to both the oil and steel industries.

    High-strength refining

    When it comes to steel, refining is the process of taking already-made steel and customizing it to meet specific demands of customers. Often more »

  • Search for a Hero on Offshore Drilling Can Start Right Here

    By Arturo Cuevas - August 14, 2013 | Tickers: BP, CVX, HERO

    Investors eyeing Hercules Offshore (NASDAQ: HERO) as one of their portfolio’s champions in the oil and gas equipment and services sector could very well be headed in the right direction. The recent divestment of its underperforming domestic liftboat and inland segments is but a preamble to the recent moves of this Houston, TX-based company to turn itself into a more geographically diversified operation.

    Specifically, Hercules is increasing its presence more »

  • Is it Time to Abandon big Oil?

    By Rupert Hargreaves - August 14, 2013 | Tickers: CVX, EOG, XOM

    Take a chart of the S&P 500's performance over the first half of this year and compare it to the performance of the oil behemoths, Chevron (NYSE: CVX) and Exxon (NYSE: XOM) and you notice that these two companies have seriously underperformed. As I write, the S&P is up 18% year-to-date, while Exxon and Chevron are only up 3.2% and 12.6% respectively, even including annualized more »

  • Are Oil Producers Spending Too Much Cash?

    By Eileen Rojas - August 13, 2013 | Tickers: CVX, XOM, RDS-A

    Big Oil is spending large amounts of cash to boost its future energy production and profits. Some of the industry’s recent investments in North American shale have not been as profitable as expected due to difficulties in extracting oil and gas from the dense rock. This has resulted in the write down of shale holdings by several oil producers, as well as lower earnings. Smaller oil producers have been more »

  • Don't Cry for Argentina, Invest in its Oil Company!

    By Jonathan Yates - August 12, 2013 | Tickers: CVX, XOM, OXY, RDS-B, YPF

    While there is certainly no shortage of stocks that have done well in the current bull market stampede, shares for publicly-traded companies in Argentina have rallied against political leadership with very anti-competitive policies.

    Probably the most obvious of these has been the major oil company, YPF S.A. (NYSE: YPF). Trading near $70 a share in 2005, YPF S.A. is presently around $17 due to nationalization efforts by the more »

  • Energy in the Andes and Capital Flight on the Pampas

    By Yong Kwon - August 12, 2013 | Tickers: CVX, REPYY.PK, YPF

    The Argentine state has been languishing in financial turmoil for the last few decades, but things could potentially turn around for Buenos Aires with the exploitation of vast hydrocarbon deposits in the Neuquen province. When Repsol S.A. (NASDAQOTH: REPYY.PK) discovered the Vaca Muerta oil field in 2010, the Spanish petroleum refining company initially estimated the shale oil reserve to be around 927 million barrels. Today, the state-owned Argentine energy more »

  • With Earnings Gushing, This Stock Is Moving Higher

    By Justin Pope - August 8, 2013 | Tickers: CVX, COP, XOM

    Recently a handful of the big oil companies released 2013 second-quarter earnings. The results were a little disappointing for the most part. But one company has been promising returns and in its second-quarter report backed up its talk with fantastic performance. Let's take a look at how a few of the major oil companies have fared this past quarter.

    A slight disappointment...

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    source: Yahoo! Finance

  • ExxonMobil and Chevron: Structurally Unsound Investments

    By Alexander Cho - August 7, 2013 | Tickers: CVX, COP, XOM, USO

    ExxonMobil (NYSE: XOM) and Chevron (NYSE: CVX) missed earnings expectations by a very large margin this past quarter. This indicates that all is not well with Big Oil.

    What’s going on?

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    Source: EIA

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    Source: EIA

    Gasoline supplied in 2012, and 2013 is below the five-year average. Just because oil markets can increase total market supply, doesn’t necessarily mean it always does. The market for oil is usually colluded more »

  • Exxon Misses, ConocoPhillips Raises Production, and Shell Writes Down North American Shale Assets

    By RJ Towner - August 6, 2013 | Tickers: BP, CVX, COP, XOM

    As Valuentum followers are aware, Valuentum thinks the oil majors each have their own respective strengths and weaknesses. Exxon Mobil (NYSE: XOM) has consistently earned the best economic returns (ROCE) among peers, but its stock price is rich, trading at the high end of our fair value estimate range (at the time of this writing). ConocoPhillips (NYSE: COP) continues to raise its production forecasts and is the second-best value-creator (ROCE more »

  • BP: The Range-Bound Supermajor

    By Jason Bond - August 5, 2013 | Tickers: BP, CVX, XOM

    Since the Gulf of Mexico oil spill, BP (NYSE: BP) shares have been stuck in neutral. The British super-major's shares have returned 3% year to date versus the S&P's 22%. Let's take an in-depth look at BP's dynamics.

    The Department of Justice lawsuit 

    More than 3 years after Deepwater Horizon, BP is still feeling the oil spill's effect. BP's $20 billion oil spill more »

  • Chevron: Should Investors Jump in Around All Time Highs?

    By Jason Bond - August 5, 2013 | Tickers: BP, CVX, XOM

    There is a saying that strength begets strength. With Chevron (NYSE: CVX) shares trading near an all time high, should shareholders buy into Chevron's strength?

    Macro scenario

    Like other oil companies, Chevron's top and bottom line depends on the price of crude oil. Due to geopolitical instabilities in Egypt and elsewhere, the spot price of crude oil (WTI) is currently trading around the triple digits. 

    The outlook more »

  • Hess Creating a Focused, High-Growth and Low-Risk Portfolio

    By usman iftikhar - August 5, 2013 | Tickers: BP, CVX, HES

    Due to expanding economies and rising populations, the higher demand for energy fuels is providing the oil and gas exploration industry an opportunity to grow at a good pace. The industry is anticipated to continue its growth momentum in the next five years. Every player in the industry is striving to grab the maximum market share of this rising demand by implementing effective strategies. This article focuses on what strategies more »

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