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  1. 3 Best Dividend-Paying Energy ETFs (XLE, IXC)

    May 3, 2016
    Find out the best dividend-paying exchange-traded funds in the energy sector, and why the best funds do not always have the ...
  2. The 3 Largest Energy ETFs (XLE, VDE)

    May 2, 2016
    Find out which exchange-traded funds are the largest in the energy sector in terms of assets under management, and discover ...
  3. AWSHX: American Funds Washington Mutual Investors Portfolio Trends ...

    April 30, 2016
    Discover portfolio trends in the American Funds Washington Mutual Investors Fund that has it positioned for growth in 2016, ...
  4. Schlumberger Stock Lower on Profit Decline, Job Cuts (SLB)

    April 22, 2016
    With Schlumberger shares having climbed 15% year-to-date, the significant hit to Q1 profits was too much bear given the stock ...
  5. The Top 5 Oil and Gas Bond Mutual Funds for 2016 (CGAEX, FANAX)

    April 22, 2016
    Discover five energy equity sector mutual funds poised to take advantage of a turnaround in depressed oil and natural gas ...
  6. VGENX: Vanguard Energy Fund Top 5 Holdings Analysis

    April 3, 2016
    Discover an analysis of the top five holdings in the Vanguard Energy Fund Investor Shares, and learn about their characteristics ...
  7. FMAGX: Fidelity Magellan Fund Portfolio Trends in 2016

    March 31, 2016
    Discover the 2016 portfolio trends in the Fidelity Magellan Fund, and learn if they can help your portfolio to maximize profits ...
  8. XLE vs. VGENX: ETF vs. Mutual Fund Case Study

    March 25, 2016
    Compare and contrast a popular energy mutual fund, Vanguard Energy Fund Investor Shares, and an ETF, the Energy Select Sector ...
  9. FSENX: Overview of Fidelity Select Energy Fund

    March 25, 2016
    Learn about the Fidelity Select Energy Portfolio mutual fund, its costs, its holdings, its performance and its management's ...
  10. FSENX: Portfolio Trends in 2016

    March 25, 2016
    Discover the portfolio trends in Fidelity Select Energy Portfolio and learn how it's positioned to grow with the rebound ...
  11. The 5 Biggest Energy Stocks in the S&P 500 ETF (SPY, XOM)

    March 21, 2016
    Explore the 5 largest energy sector holdings in the SPDR S&P 500 ETF. Find out how much each stock contributes to the ETF ...
  12. Top 5 Mutual Fund Holders of Schlumberger (SLB, DODFX)

    March 19, 2016
    Learn about the five largest mutual fund investors in giant oil services firm Schlumberger Limited.
  13. (XLE) Energy SPDR ETF: Top 5 Holdings

    March 16, 2016
    Discover the Energy Select Sector SPDR Fund and its top five holdings that are Exxon Mobil, Chevron, Schlumberger, EOG Resources ...
  14. A Better Buy: Schlumberger or Halliburton?

    March 14, 2016
    Schlumberger is exhibiting greater technical strength than Halliburton, with two potential buy signals.
  15. Looking to Invest in Oil? Try the Vanguard Energy ETF (VDE, XOM)

    March 7, 2016
    Learn how to invest in ETFs to gain exposure to the oil sector without having to deal with the challenges inherent in investing ...
  16. Schlumberger's 3 Most Profitable Lines of Business (SLB)

    March 7, 2016
    Learn about the key drivers of Schlumberger's profitability. Although the company is embarking on a large acquisition, it ...
  17. Schlumberger Earnings: Buy on Dividends and Panic

    January 20, 2016
    Investors with longer time horizons (2 to 3 years) can be rewarded from a well-run company like Schlumberger, which pays ...
  18. The Top 5 Large-Cap Oil Stocks for 2016 (SLB, CVX)

    January 5, 2016
    Read about large-cap oil companies that could recover in 2016. Learn about why oil prices fell so dramatically during 2014 ...
  19. Is Schlumberger Stock Suitable for Your IRA or Roth IRA?

    December 15, 2015
    Learn about Schlumberger as a stock to hold in an IRA. Read about how the stock has a high degree of volatility, but also ...
  20. This is How Much Oil Companies Make

    December 15, 2015
    Learn about how much money some oil companies make. Understand how oil company earnings are highly correlated to the prices ...
  21. Analyzing Schlumberger's Return on Equity (ROE) (SLB)

    December 9, 2015
    Read about how Schlumberger has performed well as the world's largest oilfield services provider. See how revenue is dropping ...
  22. Schlumberger Stock: A Dividend Analysis (SLB)

    October 29, 2015
    Examine the strength and potential of major oil service company Schlumberger Ltd. (NYSE: SLB), considered to a solid dividend ...
  23. What's Behind GE's $32 Billion Deal With Wells Fargo

    October 21, 2015
    GE is a 123-year-old blue chip mainstay, with some radical plans for the future--as evidenced by Wells Fargo's $32 billion ...
  24. The Biggest Risks of Investing in Schlumberger Stock (SLB)

    October 14, 2015
    Learn about risks investors face by buying shares in Schlumberger. Understand how the company has exposure to commodity prices ...
  25. Schlumberger Vs. Halliburton Stock: Which One to Choose?

    September 30, 2015
    Read about the differences between Schlumberger and Halliburton, two large companies that operate in the oilfield services ...
  26. Schlumberger Acquires Cameron International (SLB, CAM)

    August 26, 2015
    A major development took place in the US Oil Services sector when Schlumberger, the largest oil services company in the world, ...
  27. Fracking and Other Oil Drilling Tech: A Primer

    August 7, 2015
    Well-stimulation technologies have fundamentally changed the market through their recent widespread adoption in North America. ...
  28. The Top 6 ETFs For Investing in Energy (VDE, XOM)

    August 7, 2015
    Find out which energy sector ETFs may be poised for a big future, including options for investors who want clean energy, ...
  29. Does Halliburton Have an Anti-Trust Problem? (BHI, HAL)

    July 28, 2015
    If rumor proves true, oil industry services giant Halliburton (NYSE: HAL) could have a big problem with its $35 billion ...
  30. Halliburton's Results Will Paint Picture Of Oil-Rigging Recovery

    July 17, 2015
    The oilfields-service providers have been on a slippery patch as plummeting oil prices have put the brakes on exploration ...
  31. Chesapeake's Enormous Refracking Potential (CHK, HAL)

    May 27, 2015
    There was an interesting theme running through the conference calls of energy giants and oilfield service companies this ...
  32. How To Calculate Beta Of A Private Company

    May 5, 2015
    We explain two methods for calculating the beta of a private company.
  33. Use Volume And Emotion To Tackle Topping Patterns (GERN, SLB)

    April 1, 2015
    Selling short in a topping pattern offers an advantageous reward-to-risk profile, but it can be hard to find good entry prices. ...
  34. Where And How To Trade Energy Stocks

    March 31, 2015
    Energy futures set a high bar to entry for individual traders and investors, redirecting exposure into sector equities and ...
  35. These Oil Service Stocks Are Ready For A Move Higher (OIH, SLB)

    March 26, 2015
    In the oil services sector, active traders have been trying hard to establish a floor and the double bottom pattern that ...
  36. Companies Affected Most by Low Oil Prices

    February 13, 2015
    Low oil prices have affected many companies. Some consumers and producers who rely on oil as a key input benefit, while others ...
  37. Oil Slump? Buy Discounted Oil Service Company Stocks

    February 10, 2015
    The challenging market created by the oil price slump is creating opportunities to buy oil service stock at a steep discount.
  38. Breaking Down the Halliburton Baker Hughes Deal

    December 18, 2014
    Halliburton is using a downturn to get bigger and stronger in the long term, and the company is getting Baker Hughes at a ...
  39. OPEC's Decision Sends Oil Stocks Lower

    December 3, 2014
    OPEC’s decision to keep oil production on cruise control has led to declining prices. Here's a look at 3 oil stocks that ...
  40. The Winners And Losers Of The Perfect Storm Hitting Oil Prices

    October 6, 2014
  41. How We've Outperformed The S and P 500 6-To-1

    October 6, 2014
  42. How We've Outperformed The S&P 500 6-To-1

    October 6, 2014
  43. Why Schlumberger Is A Name You Should Know

    August 8, 2014
    Want to make money in the oil and gas industry? Be an ancillary service provider--that's where the real money is.
  44. 3 Oilfield Stocks For Value And Growth

    April 18, 2014
    The market seems to be in upheaval this year, yet the S&P is only down 1% year to date. So what's going on? #-ad_banner-#Simply ...
  45. Oil and Some Oil Stocks Starting to Run

    April 16, 2014
    Oil is creeping toward a recent high, and these oil related stocks are flying higher.
  46. Price Consolidations Breaking to Upside

    March 5, 2014
    Four stocks and ETFs which had sharp moves higher and are now consolidating, with the expectation of upside breaks and further ...
  47. CAPEX Spending In The Energy Sector Keeps On Growing

    January 31, 2014
    As global energy demand continues to trend higher, more pressure is being placed on finding new sources of supply. That fact ...
  48. Why The Market Is Wrong About Oil -- And How You Can Profit

    August 12, 2013
    The duck-billed platypus defies all scientific reason.This beaver-tailed, otter-footed, semi-aquatic creature is the only ...
  49. Weatherford Burning Through Its Benefits Of The Doubt

    August 1, 2013
    Weatherford posts a significant operating miss, and needs to get better soon
  50. Is Cameron Seeing The Beginning Of The End, Or The End Of The ...

    July 26, 2013
    Cameron's miss puts credibility and execution risk on the table, but a large opportunity is still out there.
  51. Hottest Stocks in the Basic Materials Sector

    July 24, 2013
    A look at the four hottest North American large cap stocks in the Basic Materials sector.
  52. Expectations, Not Operations, Weighing On Halliburton

    July 22, 2013
    Halliburton is keeping pace with its siblings, and still looks like a good play on an energy services recovery
  53. Schlumberger Leads The Way, Like It Usually Does

    July 22, 2013
    Once again, Schlumberger leads the way among the major energy service companies.
  54. Baker Hughes Still Playing Third Fiddle

    July 22, 2013
    Baker Hughes didn't execute particularly well, and expectations for a quick improvement may be optimistic.
  55. Cameron – Come For The Orders, But Should You Stay For The Delivery?

    June 5, 2013
    Orders continue to accumulate for this leading energy equipment company.
  56. Halliburton Has Gotten Interesting Again

    April 22, 2013
    If oilfield activity has bottomed, Halliburton would be a good pick here.
  57. Schlumberger Looks Good At Today's Prices

    April 22, 2013
    Schlumberger remains the best of breed in the oil services sector, and the price is getting attractive.
  58. The Best Way To Invest In Energy Right Now

    February 7, 2013
    The world was shocked when the Brazilian energy corporation Petrobras (NYSE: PBR) announced in 2007 the discovery of a massive ...
  59. Have Investors Gone Overboard With Halliburton?

    January 29, 2013
    Halliburton did better than expected, but North America is still dragging heavily.
  60. Schlumberger Still Facing A Tough Enviroment

    January 22, 2013
    Schlumberger is still facing tough industry conditions.
  61. Another Quarter Of Discontent For Energy Services?

    December 17, 2012
    Early warnings point to another bad quarter for service companies.
  62. Will Core Labs Get Much Cheaper?

    November 13, 2012
    Core Labs is as close to cheap as this high-quality service provider usually gets
  63. Schlumberger's: The Reliable Name In An Unreliable Sector

    October 25, 2012
    Schlumberger leads its sector, but how much is leadership worth?
  64. Ecolab Continues A Switch From Defense To Offense

    October 25, 2012
    Ecolab is taking on some risk but improving its growth prospects with a deal for Champion.
  65. Baker Hughes Shows That It Can Always Get Worse

    October 22, 2012
    Disappointing margins aren't helping Baker Hughes improve its reputation.
  66. Schlumberger Third Quarter Earnings Preview

    October 16, 2012
    Schlumberger (NYSE:SLB) will release its third quarter earnings on Friday, October 19, 2012. Analysts have become increasingly ...
  67. Energy Sector Recap Week Ending October 12, 2012

    October 15, 2012
    A review of important events that occurred in the energy sector for the week ending Oct. 12, 2012.
  68. Does A Shake-Up At Seadrill Really Change Anything?

    October 3, 2012
    Seadrill's changes sound bigger than they likely are. The nature of Seadrill's management structure should mitigate some ...
  69. Weatherford Has To Be Better

    July 25, 2012
    Weatherford is cheap, but not without good reason.
  70. Is Halliburton Finding The Bottom?

    July 24, 2012
    Halliburton seems more stable, but the energy market is still vulnerable.
  71. Better Operating Performance Should Let Baker Hughes' Value Emerge

    July 23, 2012
    Baker Hughes is still facing a difficult 2012, but the self-inflicted wounds seem to be healing.
  72. Schlumberger Second Quarter Earnings Preview

    July 17, 2012
    Schlumberger (NYSE:SLB) is expected to report increased earnings when it releases its second quarter results on Friday, July ...
  73. Upcoming Energy Events You Should Know This Week

    July 17, 2012
    This will be an interesting week for investors as the earning season starts with two large oil service companies.
  74. Total Has More To Lose With Falling Oil Prices

    June 29, 2012
    Total's dividend yield is impressive, but the company's vulnerability to sub-$90 oil is worrisome.
  75. Carbo Ceramics

    May 11, 2012
    Carbo Ceramics reported solid financial results for the first quarter of 2012.
  76. Baker Hughes - Q1 2012 Review

    April 30, 2012
    Baker Hughes reported lower pretax margins in the company's North American operations, as the company was hurt by an industry ...
  77. Is This The Trough For Halliburton?

    April 19, 2012
    We look at the energy industry and see if Halliburton has seen the worst, and whether future difficulties are already priced ...
  78. Halliburton Q1 2012 Earnings Review

    April 19, 2012
    Halliburton reported solid earnings for the first quarter of 2012, but is still having to deal with disruption related to ...
  79. Flotek Looks To Keep Growth Flowing

    April 6, 2012
    Flotek is riding the oil boom with patented technology.
  80. Weatherford's Tax Issues Shouldn't Obscure A Good Story

    February 27, 2012
    Weatherford has the right skills in the right markets.
  81. Cameron Waiting For The Subsea Story To Surface

    February 7, 2012
    Cameron's present is a little challenging, but the future is bright.
  82. Eric Sprott Is Very Bullish On Gold And Energy

    January 24, 2012
    Commodities guru Eric Sprott expects bullish news in the future for both precious metals and energy.
  83. Will Low Prices Gas Halliburton's Margins?

    January 24, 2012
    Halliburton's North American margins are an issue, but is the value too compelling to ignore?
  84. Tiny Mitcham Industries Proving It's Mind Over Matter

    December 8, 2011
    Mitcham is a tiny player, but growing fast on the back of energy exploration activity.
  85. A Superior Offer For Complete Production

    October 14, 2011
    Superior makes a bid for further energy service consolidation.
  86. Carbo Ceramics Rides The Onshore Oil And Gas Boom

    August 5, 2011
    Carbo Ceramics is generating huge growth in revenues and earnings from the boom in onshore development of oil and gas resources ...
  87. Can Drilling Growth Prop Up Carbo Ceramics?

    August 5, 2011
    Carbo Ceramics needs to boost capacity and see overseas demand improve.
  88. Oil Service Companies Love Iraq

    August 3, 2011
    Oil service companies are seeing an increase in business from customers working in Iraq, as the country works toward its ...
  89. Coiled Tubing Capacity Set To Grow

    July 26, 2011
    The industry is adding a large amount of coiled tubing capacity in the United States in 2011, as operators utilize these ...
  90. Newpark Resources Loves Drilling Fluids

    June 24, 2011
    Newpark Resources is in the drilling fluids business and is going head-to-head with the big three oil service companies in ...
  91. Complete Production Services

    June 23, 2011
    Complete Production Services is tied to the drilling cycle in the U.S. and will see increased demand for its services and ...
  92. High Oil Should Make For A Healthy Halliburton

    April 19, 2011
    A strong North American market has tided Halliburton over as international activity picks up.
  93. Baker Hughes Sees Bright Future

    April 4, 2011
    Baker Hughes sees positive industry trends supporting long term demand for oil services.
  94. Schlumberger Analyst Day Review

    March 2, 2011
    The company thinks its technology lead and service breadth will result in a large share of oil and gas exploration spending.
  95. 5 Earnings Announcements To Watch

    January 19, 2011
    Earnings reports are significant events for every stock. Here are 5 earnings announcement that you should check out.
  96. Frac Tech Services To Go Public In 2011

    December 20, 2010
    Frac Tech Services, which offers hydraulic fracturing services to exploration and production companies, is going public in ...
  97. The War Over Hydraulic Fracturing

    September 15, 2010
    The outcome a regulatory battle over hydraulic fracturing will have an impact on many public companies.
  98. A Nabor-ly Deal For Superior Well Services

    August 10, 2010
    Nabors takes a large step into the services arena, and a prime buyout target goes away.
  99. Mexico Gets Aggressive On Oil And Gas

    July 23, 2010
    Mexico is working overtime to stop the decline in oil production and is exploring on its own and with foreign companies to ...
  100. The Great Oil Spill Of 2010

    May 4, 2010
    The Great Oil Spill of 2010 is an environmental disaster but also has a financial impact on many publicly traded companies.
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