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  • How to Prepare for the Next Natural Gas Boom

    By Piyush Arora - August 15, 2013 | Tickers: BHP, CBI, RDS-B

    When we talk about Liquified Natural Gas (LNG) exports, most investors tend to think that the U.S and East Africa are the prime beneficiaries of its impending boom. However, Australia is another budding natural gas hotspot, which aims to have 66 mtpa (million tonnes per annum) of natural gas liquefaction capacity by 2025. As a matter of fact, nearly $200 billion worth of LNG projects are currently being developed more »

  • Mega cap oil is dull. Buy this big cap name instead

    By Chris Bailey - August 14, 2013 | Tickers: APA, XOM, RDS-B

    If you are an investor in the energy sector then I believe that the 1st August was, in hindsight, a very important date. There were many companies reporting that day but three results in the energy space particularly grabbed my attention.

    Mega cap energy companies disappoint

    In terms of market capitalisation Exxon (NYSE: XOM) and Royal Dutch Shell (NYSE: RDS-B) are amongst the largest companies in the world. Institutional more »

  • Clean Energy Fuels and Profits: Are We There Yet?

    By Jason Hall - August 13, 2013 | Tickers: CLNE, RDS-B, RDS-A, WPRT

    The North American energy boom is creating enormous potential. From the massive reduction in reliance on foreign oil, to keeping more American dollars in the domestic economy, to directly generating lots of well-paying jobs, the benefits to our country are many. And for investors, it's also opening up doors to profit in substantial and sustainable ways. 

    Clean Energy Fuels (NASDAQ: CLNE) is one of the companies with much promise 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 »

  • Why Bigger Isn't Better in the Oil Patch

    By Robert Baillieul - August 7, 2013 | Tickers: XOM, RDS-B, RDS-A

    It was a tale of two companies during last week's earnings deluge. On one side, bloated, Big Oil struggled to deliver results. On the other, nimble, mid-sized energy companies posted the growth investors crave. Welcome to the era of 'Medium Oil.' 

    Poor results from the majors

    What comes to your mind when you think of 'Big Oil?' Do you imagine smoky Texan conference rooms where suits divvy up the more »

  • 3 Can't Miss Quotes for Energy Investors This Week

    By Robert Baillieul - August 7, 2013 | Tickers: EEP, ENB, RDS-B, RDS-A

    You can learn a lot from corporate conference calls and research reports. Sometimes, you can catch a peek at emerging industry trends, giving a diligent analyst the investment edge. Let's take a look at three quotes from last week and what they mean for investors.

    Lots of pipeline capacity

    Regular industry followers are well aware of the midstream infrastructure problems plaguing the continent. A lack of pipeline capacity combined more »

  • A Bitter Pill To Swallow – Here’s Why You Should Be Cautious about Oil

    By Awais Malik - August 5, 2013 | Tickers: CVX, XOM, RDS-B

    The oil mega-manufacturers have been having somewhat of a torrid time amidst weak oil prices. At a time when Chinese and American growth looks no brighter than a year ago, oil companies are in a bit of a limbo – do they cut costs, or do they go on the offensive and find new and cheaper reserves to tap in to? As the global output for crude oil decreases on a more »

  • Should Poor Earnings From Big Oil Make Investors Panic?

    By Bob Ciura - August 1, 2013 | Tickers: COP, XOM, RDS-B

    Oil prices are rising, and the global economy continues to recover from the worst financial crisis in decades. With those twin tailwinds, you’d think Big Oil stocks would be a no-brainer investment. Unfortunately, a pair of very disappointing earnings results from energy giants ExxonMobil (NYSE: XOM) and Royal Dutch Shell (NYSE: RDS-B) sent each stock significantly lower on a day in which the markets rallied more than 1% to more »

  • As Oil Prices Soar, These Stocks Will Benefit

    By Bob Ciura - July 29, 2013 | Tickers: CVX, COP, RDS-B

    Among the many headlines flowing through the financial media about the state of the economy, one development that has gone relatively unnoticed is the rapid rise in oil prices seen over the past several weeks.

    As we enter the peak driving season, gas prices are most likely about to rise in many American cities. While that means pain at the pump for us everyday people, it means profits galore for more »

  • International Oil Stocks on the Cheap

    By Reuben Brewer - July 29, 2013 | Tickers: E, RDS-B, TOT

    International stocks are trading at a 35% discount to U.S. stocks according to Russ Koesterich, Chief Investment Strategist for BlackRock. Dividend investors looking for undervalued foreign stocks should take a look at Royal Dutch Shell (NYSE: RDS-B), ENI (NYSE: E), and Total (NYSE: TOT).

    Still Room to Run

    Koesterich believes that, overall, stocks can keep moving higher because he doesn't expect the Federal Reserve to up rates since more »

  • This Company Wants to Be the Exxon of Natural Gas

    By Reuben Brewer - July 18, 2013 | Tickers: CLNE, XOM, RDS-B, WPRT

    Clean Energy (NASDAQ: CLNE) has been working on building a natural gas fueling network for long-haul truckers. At the same time, it has been converting gasoline powered vehicles to run on natural gas. It's selling that business to focus on its fueling network.

    More Natural Gas

    The introduction of hydraulic fracturing released a massive store of natural gas that was locked underneath the United States. With so much new more »

  • Don’t Miss the Chance to Fuel Your Portfolio with These Gas Giants

    By Shweta Dubey - July 15, 2013 | Tickers: BHP, PTR, RDS-B

    The rising price of crude oil, a strong dollar and a weak European economy have lowered the crude oil demand in developed economies. However, rising demand from emerging economies partially offset the lower demand elsewhere. Three oil and gas companies are adopting various strategic moves to advance in a slow growing industry. These strategies include increasing production, new projects and expanding overseas. Let's discuss how these strategies will help more »

  • An Oil & Gas Company To Avoid

    By Piyush Arora - July 11, 2013 | Tickers: APA, CVX, RDS-B

    With the rising public unrest and military support, the elected Egyptian government has been shaken off in just a year’s time. To stabilize the country, an interim government will be formed and an temporary Prime Minister will be appointed. After everything is settled, an election schedule will be announced so that a new government can be elected and take control of things. This sounds like a long and painful more »

  • These Stocks Are Better Than Treasuries

    By Reuben Brewer - July 8, 2013 | Tickers: AEM, ARLP, RDS-B

    “The U.S. Treasuries market could now be described as a Ponzi market” according to Hyman Minsky of asset manager Guggenheim Partners. Now is a good time to look at stocks with key resource assets.

    Charles Ponzi

    Ponzi schemes are named after Charles Ponzi and all follow a similar path. Money from new investors is used to help pay off old investors. While the schemes can work for a little more »

  • The Right and Wrong Reasons to Buy Dividend Stocks

    By Reuben Brewer - July 8, 2013 | Tickers: ARLP, OHI, RDS-B

    Don't chase dividend stocks to avoid bonds; buy them because you believe in the underlying businesses. Companies like Royal Dutch Shell (NYSE: RDS-B), Alliance Resource Partners (NASDAQ: ARLP), and Omega Healthcare Investors (NYSE: OHI) are good examples of what to buy.

    A Big Mistake

    Jeffrey E. Gundlach, Chief Investment Officer of bond-focused DoubleLine, recently told CNBC that it was “a big mistake” to ditch bonds just to buy real more »

  • What Happens When Natural Gas Prices Rise?

    By Reuben Brewer - July 8, 2013 | Tickers: ARLP, RDS-B, UPL

    Natural gas isn't as cheap as it was a year ago and that's leading to big changes in the energy market. That will be a good thing for Ultra Petroleum (NYSE: UPL), Royal Dutch Shell (NYSE: RDS-B), and Alliance Natural Resource Partners (NASDAQ: ARLP).

    Gas Costs

    Drilling for natural gas costs money. How much varies by company, but Ultra Petroleum pegs the average cost at about $7, with more »

  • Three Highly Profitable, 5% Yielding Dividend Stocks

    By Bob Ciura - July 1, 2013 | Tickers: T, KMP, RDS-B

    Investing for income is becoming a scary proposition. As stock prices rise and, consequently, yields fall, finding substantial income in today’s market is a tough job. Despite the recent spike in interest rates, rates remain punishingly low for those with savings who want to earn income from their investments.

    As a result, investors may be tempted to chase yield from speculative stocks or sectors of the market that are more »

  • Fat Dividends for Lean Times

    By David Mercer - June 26, 2013 | Tickers: PM, RDS-B, RIG

    Amidst tough economic times it's critical that investors produce significant passive income. In this post we'll examine several dividend stocks that meet specific income-producing criteria, expand upon current market opportunities, and offer growth potential to investors. By doing so, investors will be better able to analyze potential investment opportunities, as well as acquire knowledge of key stock metrics.

    The first of these, Royal Dutch Shell (NYSE: RDS-B), offers more »

  • Which European Oil Major Is The Best Buy?

    By Bob Ciura - June 14, 2013 | Tickers: BP, RDS-B, TOT

    Big Oil is an industry with many companies to choose from. When most investors first think of buying energy stocks, the U.S-based giants usually come to mind. However, for those investors willing to broaden their geographical horizons, there are plenty of international energy companies that are just as profitable and shareholder friendly as their American competitors.

    Consider these European energy majors

    Royal Dutch Shell (NYSE: RDS-B) is the giant more »

  • Bond Risks Point to Stock Preference

    By Reuben Brewer - June 13, 2013 | Tickers: MO, RDS-B, SO

    “Every one of the most popular class of US mutual funds investing in bonds lost money in May, highlighting the risks for investors as interest rates rise,” according to The Financial Times. With bond risks elevated, stocks are the more attractive option. Consider companies like Royal Dutch Shell (NYSE: RDS-B), Altria (NYSE: MO), and Southern Company (NYSE: SO).

    A problem inversion

    Bond prices move in the opposite direction of yields more »

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