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It’s no secret that the negative oil price forecast has hit energy companies hard, as the global markets continue this summer’s volatile streak amidst fear of an economic collapse in China. Following the OPEC announcement last year that the organization would not be lowering production in response to…

With oil at six-year lows and some of the biggest names in the energy sector in the red this year, now is a great time to get excited about underperforming oil and gas stocks. The price of West Texas Intermediate crude oil is trading at a six-year low…

Having recently plunged to the $52.00 per barrel level, oil prices are down more than 50% since last June. And the horizon doesn’t hold much promise with oil futures under $65.00 per barrel past 2020. That doesn’t mean the beaten down oil and gas sector doesn’t hold a…

Oil prices have rebounded over the last eight weeks, climbing more than 30% to the $60.00 per barrel level. This is a positive sign for oil and gas stocks and a great opportunity to find undervalued stocks. Each of these undervalued oil stocks has a strong international footprint…

The one thing you can’t count on is the state of gold, silver, and oil prices. Commodities are inherently unreliable over the long term as investments. Their pricing is volatile, unpredictable, subject to the herd mentality, and highly cyclical. Point being; resource investing is a high-risk, speculative endeavor,…

Basically, oil prices have been wreaking havoc in the energy sector and value has emerged in a stock market that offers little. While the oil and gas business isn’t everyone’s cup of tea, it’s a proven wealth creator for shareholders and a top sector for generating dividend income.…

4Q14 Stock Summary: Fourth-Quarter Earnings Season a Bore We’re now in the lull between earnings seasons, and stocks will trade off economic news and geopolitical events. Fourth-quarter earnings season was fairly uneventful. It seemed that investors basically ignored the results, unsure of whether to buy a market that’s…

So far, this earnings season is unfolding similar to the previous three quarters of 2014. Companies are typically only beating on one financial metric—but this quarter, that metric is earnings, not sales. 2015: Flat or Down Year in the Works? There is growth out there, but it remains…

Simply put, there is no support or interest in buying oil at this time, and that means oil prices could realistically hit $40.00 a barrel. Oil prices that low could cripple the global economy. Let me explain... The Decline in Oil Prices When the West Texas Intermediate (WTI)…

The price action in oil is dramatic. It’s really significant considering it traded so consistently in a range around $100.00 a barrel prior to its recent drop. The breakdown in oil prices is suspicious for the simple reason that both growing supply and stagnant demand have been such…

The big news so far this earnings season isn’t corporate financial results but the price of oil, which continues to be under pressure. Domestic production has finally caught up to spot prices and combined with reduced expectations for the global economy, oil prices continue to be vulnerable. Resource…

The weakness in oil prices was pretty sudden and has changed the financial dynamics for many producers. Typically, weaker oil prices are slow to translate into lower prices at the pumps. Domestic junior oil stocks have been hot commodities until recently. Many of the market’s best growth stocks…

Crude oil has pulled back from its recent price strength, but it’s still holding up pretty well above the $100.00-per-barrel mark for West Texas Intermediate (WTI). Energy is still a top sector for equity portfolios, but it is the case that many oil stocks have already moved up…

I was listening to hedge fund guru and energy baron T. Boone Pickens on CNBC the other day and, as he always has, he wants to stop the flow of OPEC (Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries) oil into this country. This, folks, is not fiction; it is…

The spot price of oil is holding up and there are countless oil stocks pushing their highs. If the 1990s were the decade for technology stocks, then the 2010s are the decade for independent oil producers. While the largest integrated oil and gas companies are struggling to grow…

If there’s one sector of the stock market still poised for more capital gains, it has to be in domestic oil and gas producers. This sector continues to be a top wealth creator. Most of the action is in the junior and mid-tier producers, as well as the…

The spot price of oil has pulled back to the $100.00-per-barrel mark, but oil stocks are holding up extremely well and the price strength is almost across the board, from related services to the big integrated producers. Earnings expectations for many within the oil group have been going…

The strength in this market is with oil, as both the spot price and oil stocks are holding up very well. While the broader market has been experiencing a well-deserved price retrenchment, both large- and small-cap oil stocks have been on the comeback trail. The price strength is…