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  • Long Road Ahead for TransCanada's Energy East Pipeline

    By Robert Baillieul - August 16, 2013 | Tickers: ENB, KMI, TRP

    The media is buzzing about TransCanada's (NYSE: TRP) Energy East pipeline. According to its proponents, the project will allow Alberta crude to access new markets and drive oil sands development. But don't get too excited. The pipeline is still a long way from approval. 

    The proposal
    Last month, TransCanada announced that it's moving forward with its Energy East Pipeline, which will transport Canadian crude oil to east more »

  • The NGV Industry May Be Ready to Take Off

    By Greg Williamson - August 8, 2013 | Tickers: CLNE, KMI, WPRT

    Natural gas vehicles, or NGVs, have been in use since the 1930's, but at the time never gained much traction due to the popularity of gasoline powered vehicles. However, NGVs are starting to make a serious comeback due to a major shift in energy prices in addition to modern engineering advancements in NGV technology.

    Are natural gas vehicles ready to take off?

    Significant progress has been made with niche more »

  • 3 Energy Plays Worth Watching

    By Victor Selva - July 30, 2013 | Tickers: CHK, KMI, WMB

    Declines in fuel oil and natural gas offset each other in June. The energy component of the CPI rose 3.4% as gasoline prices jumped 6.3% and natural gas dropped 1%. Meanwhile, the IMF affirmed rising risks for the Chinese economic outlook and the U.S. Federal Reserve Chairman Bernanke reiterated that the timing for tapering was flexible, data dependent. Exploration and Production (E&P) companies are directly exposed more »

  • Why Make the Less Sexy Bet on Energy?

    By Marshall Hargrave - July 10, 2013 | Tickers: KMI, OKE, TRP, WMB

    Sure transportation and storage doesn't sound as sexy as exploring, extracting and refining oil and gas, but it can still make investors money. The major oil and gas transportation companies also provide solid income. 

    What's more, for investors looking to avoid the confusion and increased headache related to tax filings (i.e. receiving K-1s) that comes with investing in limited partnerships, there are energy transport corporations available. The more »

  • Picks and Pans for the Pullback

    By Justin Carley - June 25, 2013 | Tickers: BIIB, BLK, KMI

    The U.S. stock market is down around 6%, Treasuries are getting crushed, bond funds are down, and gold is down. Nearly every asset class has fallen on hard times after the Fed’s latest outline for the diminished path of QE going forward. Is now the time to panic? The likely answer is no and at this time there is no indication that the cyclical bull market has ended more »

  • Has This Explosive MLP Overextended Itself in 2013?

    By Ryan Guenette - June 25, 2013 | Tickers: BPL, ENB, ETP, EPD, KMI

    One of the largest independent US pipeline carriers of refined petroleum products, Buckeye Partners LP (NYSE: BPL) has vastly outperformed the overall market in 2013, rising 46.66% year to date compared to the 12.93% return offered by the blue chip average.

    Buckeye is one of the largest independent US pipeline carriers of refined petroleum products, with over 6,000 miles of pipelines. Based on market capitalization, the company more »

  • TransCanada Looks East

    By Robert Baillieul - June 18, 2013 | Tickers: ENB, KMI, KMP, TRP

    Where will Canada's crude go? Efforts to build new pipelines are being blocked to the south and the west, so now TransCanada (NYSE: TRP) is looking east.

    The Energy East Pipeline

    TransCanada has submitted a proposal to convert an existing 1,900 mile natural gas pipeline to carry heavy crude oil from Hardisty, Alberta to Quebec City, Quebec. The submission also includes the possibility of a 870 mile extension more »

  • Powering America's Future: How You Can Profit

    By James Catlin - June 11, 2013 | Tickers: CHK, XOM, KMI, KMP

    Recently the Energy Information Administration (EIA) published projections for future electricity generation through the year 2040. While coal-fired power plants currently have the largest share of electricity to the US power grid, and will continue to have it, natural gas is projected to make large gains.

    Chart Courtesy of The EIA

    Having a glimpse of the future often can provide investors with the insight needed to profit over time. Knowing more »

  • 3 Interesting Oil and Gas Companies

    By Shweta Dubey - June 3, 2013 | Tickers: EPD, KMI, PAA

    Miller/Howard Investments is among the most famous financial investment advisers in the U.S. with $4.27 billion in assets under management. The firm's investment strategy includes investing in companies which are likely to grow by means of expanding their business, resulting in high dividends for investors. Moreover, it also believes in investing in Master limited partnerships that are traded on the stock exchange and are financially strong more »

  • Billionaire Leon Cooperman’s Dividend Stock Picks

    By Meena Krishnamsetty - May 28, 2013 | Tickers: APL, CIM, KMI, KFN, LINE

    Omega Advisors was founded by Leon Cooperman in 1991 after he had headed Goldman Sachs Asset Management, with Cooperman becoming a billionaire on the strength of the fund’s performance. The fund recently filed its 13F with the SEC, disclosing many of its long equity positions as of March .We track these filings from hundreds of hedge funds as part of our work developing investment strategies; we have found, for more »

  • The Sector to Avoid if You Sold Your Bonds for Higher Yielding Stocks

    By Justin Carley - May 20, 2013 | Tickers: AMLP, KMI, OKS

    Using dividend stocks as a proxy for fixed income has been gaining traction as pundits continue to call for an imminent collapse in the “bond bubble.” Many investors have been, or are considering, selling their fixed income assets and buying dividend stocks because they have a fear of rising interest rates. On the surface this isn’t a horrible idea and will likely produce excess returns for those willing to more »

  • Billionaire Leon Cooperman's Top Stock Picks

    By Meena Krishnamsetty - May 20, 2013 | Tickers: APL, KMI, LINE, QCOM, S

    Billionaire Leon Cooperman's Omega Advisors filed its quarterly 13F with the SEC on May 15, disclosing many of its long equity positions as of late March. We at Insider Monkey track 13Fs from hundreds of hedge funds, including Omega, as part of our work developing investment strategies (we have found, for example, that the most popular small cap stocks among hedge funds earn an average excess return of 18 more »

  • Betting on Hydrocarbon Infrastructure

    By Marshall Hargrave - May 20, 2013 | Tickers: KMI, OKE, WMB, WPZ

    For investors looking to play the natural gas industry, some of the best companies are in the oil and gas transport industry. The Energy Information Administration expects U.S. liquid fuels consumption to increase by 0.1% in 2013, after falling 2.1% in 2012. Part of what will drive this is the expected rise in demand for natural gas liquids (NGLs). 

    There are a number of pipeline companies that more »

  • What to Buy and Sell as the Market Climbs

    By James Catlin - May 9, 2013 | Tickers: JNJ, KMB, KMI

    What happens when everyone seeks safety?

    We know the story: Fed intervention has spurned interest in low paying bonds, especially with the specter of inflation around the corner. Both savers and bond investors are being forced into an equity market in which they normally would not participate. Recently, CNBC reported that 25% of Central Banks will have committed or have plans to commit capital to the equity market.

    However, these more »

  • 3 Reasons to Buy Enbridge

    By Robert Baillieul - May 9, 2013 | Tickers: ENB, KMI, TRP

    By 2017, the United States could become the world's largest energy producer. North America is awash in energy due to rapid growth in the Alberta oil sands, Eagle Ford, and the Bakken. But what's the best way to play this boom?

    Upstream producers are struggling because higher production is slamming right into a wall of low prices. 

    Refiners have profited handsomely but these stock have run up substantially more »

  • How to Play Oil Infrastructure With Richard Kinder

    By Dana Blankenhorn - May 3, 2013 | Tickers: KMI, KMP, KMR | Editor's Choice

    If you're looking for dividend income, and if you're looking to play the explosion in U.S. oil and gas, the transformation of our country from an importer to an exporter of energy, you want to play with Richard Kinder.

    Kinder, who is worth $9.4 billion, has updated a strategy first used by old John D. Rockefeller. By controlling the infrastructure that leads to market, you can more »

  • 3 Big Players in the Oil & Gas Sector

    By Victor Selva - May 2, 2013 | Tickers: ACMP, CHK, SNP, KMI, WMB, WPZ

    The oil and gas business is one of the most profitable in the planet. Some major players offer specific services and products and, therefore, interesting investment prospects. In this article we will examine Chesapeake Energy (NYSE: CHK), Williams Companies (NYSE: WMB) and Kinder Morgan (NYSE: KMI) so as to elucidate how profitable they can be for investors.

    A bet on the natural gas 

    Independent oil and gas company Chesapeake Energy more »

  • A Company Pumping Liquid Gold Into Investors’ Portfolios

    By Ryan Guenette - April 22, 2013 | Tickers: EPB, KMI, TRP, WMB

    A leading natural gas transportation company, El Paso Pipeline Partners LP (NYSE: EPB) has just announced it will raise its quarterly dividend payout to $0.62 per share, representing the 5th dividend increase the company has made since the beginning of 2012. This trend of dividend increases has sent El Paso’s quarterly dividend payouts up 376.92% since the company’s IPO in late 2007, from $0.13 more »

  • Billionaires Julian Robertson and Stephen Mandel Like These Stocks

    By Meena Krishnamsetty - March 18, 2013 | Tickers: GOOG, KMI, PCLN, QCOM, VRSN

    Six to seven weeks after the end of each quarter, hedge funds and other major investors file 13Fs with the SEC to disclose many of their long equity positions as of the end of that quarter. We compile many of these filings into our database, which allows us to analyze them as a group and develop investment strategies; for example, we have found that the most popular small cap stocks more »

  • 3 Sweet Spots for Income Investors

    By Madhukar Dubey - March 4, 2013 | Tickers: CPNO, FIS, KMI, KMP, OAK

    Income investors usually invest in those dividend stocks that have a mature business model and a strong balance sheet. My idea of finding a dividend stock is just an extension to it, where I also look for a solid growth opportunity in the stock price. Scouring the investing landscape, I have picked up three such stocks that maintain a higher dividend yield as compared to S&P 500's dividend more »

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