TOT : Analysis & Opinions

  1. 3 Great Value Stocks For A Secure Retirement

    August 13, 2014
    With the market getting knocked around more this year, investors are understandably on edge. A recent American Association ...
  2. The future of shale gas could be located in the “land down under.” Featuring vast unconventional reserves, a stable government and already in place midstream infrastructure, analyst’s peg Australia as the next big thing in shale gas.

    The Next Hottest Shale Play Is Down Under

    January 21, 2014
    The future of shale gas could be located in the “land down under.” Featuring vast unconventional reserves, a stable government ...
  3. Rising dividend payments remain one of the best ways to fight higher interest rates and inflation over the long term.

    There’s Still Room For Dividends In Your Portfolio

    January 7, 2014
    When the Fed decided to begin tapering, it sent shockwaves throughout the dividend stock sector. However, those “shockwaves” ...
  4. Since Warren Buffett's moves are so widely followed, we’ve chosen to take the path less traveled by looking at ten influential managers that don’t quite get the same media attention.

    Ten Money Managers Worth Following

    December 23, 2013
    Generally speaking, most retail investors along with the media outlets tend to closely follow the moves of well-known investors ...
  5. This 'Safe Oil' Stock Is Gushing Cash Flow

    November 20, 2013
    Here at StreetAuthority, we're constantly on the lookout for stocks worthy of our Top 10 Stocks advisory -- and a stock doesn't ...
  6. Bull of the Day: SunPower (SPWR) - Bull of the Day

    November 4, 2013
    Bull of the Day: SunPower (SPWR) - Bull of the Day
  7. Statoil's Turnaround Proceeding Much Too Slowly

    June 4, 2013
    Statoil continues to struggle, and the valuation reflects it
  8. ETFs For Alternative Asset Classes

    February 25, 2013
    The continued growth in ETF adoption will only help strengthen the funds structure for these assets outside of bonds and ...
  9. BP, Freeport in LNG Supply Deal - Analyst Blog

    February 12, 2013
    British energy giant BP plc (BP) has inked an agreement to ship liquefied natural gas (LNG) processed at a terminal in Freeport, ...
  10. Alternative Energy Stock Outlook - Feb 2013 - Industry Outlook

    February 7, 2013
    Historically, the growth outlook of alternative energy companies has been directly related to the state of the economy and ...
  11. Barring Disaster, Anadarko Looks Too Cheap

    February 7, 2013
    Andarko's valuable reserve base makes it a name worth considering, even with sizable litigation risk.
  12. Eni Algerian Project Yields Gas - Analyst Blog

    February 5, 2013
    Italian energy major Eni SpA E) and its partner, the Algerian state company Sonatrach, have commenced gas production from ...
  13. The Wheel Keeps Turning In the Energy Sector

    November 14, 2012
    Earnings season for the Energy Sector is over and companies got busy last week with the hunt for more oil and gas resources ...
  14. Shell Sells Nigeria Lease Stake - Analyst Blog

    November 13, 2012
    Royal Dutch Shell plc (RDS.A) recently announced that its subsidiary - The Shell Petroleum Development Company of Nigeria ...
  15. 3 Simple All-ETF “Core” Portfolios

    November 1, 2012
    The proliferation of exchange-traded funds over the past few years has opened up the doors to previously difficult-to-reach ...
  16. iShares Debuts “Core” ETF Lineup

    October 23, 2012
    iShares, the largest ETF issuer by total assets, announced the launch of its “Core Series” of ETFs this week. The move involves ...
  17. 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.
  18. Energy Sector Recap Week Ending October 5, 2012

    October 9, 2012
    Here is a recap of important events and announcements in the Energy Sector for the week ending Oct. 5, 2012.
  19. Petrobras Starts Up More Production At Deepwater Gulf Of Mexico ...

    September 24, 2012
    Petrobras has initiated production from the Chinook oil and gas field in the Deepwater Gulf of Mexico. This field and another ...
  20. Energy Sector Recap Week Ending September 14, 2012

    September 18, 2012
    The oil and gas industry has resumed most of the Gulf of Mexico production shut-in by Hurricane Isaac and renewed its search ...
  21. Petrobras Strikes It Rich

    August 27, 2012
    Petrobras has made additional discoveries of crude oil and natural gas in offshore Brazil, extending and confirming the huge ...
  22. Statoil - Should You Love What The Analysts Hate?

    August 16, 2012
    Statoil is spending money today for a better tomorrow.
  23. Upcoming Week In The Energy Sector

    August 7, 2012
    Here's a look at upcoming events in the Energy Sector for the week starting August 6, 2012, as well as a review of important ...
  24. TOTAL S.A. (ADR) and Other Energy Stocks Making Big Moves

    July 27, 2012
    On a good day for the market, the Nasdaq is up 1.4%, the S&P 500 has risen 1.1% and the Dow has climbed 0.8%. The energy ...
  25. Shell, MGM Team Up for Exploration - Analyst Blog

    July 3, 2012
    The Canadian arm of  Royal Dutch Shell Plc (RDS.A) stepped into a farm-out agreement with Toronto Stock Exchange listed MGM ...
  26. 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.
  27. Cote d'Ivoire Oil And Gas Review

    June 27, 2012
    The oil and gas industry is active in Cote d’Ivoire as it explores for resources across the globe.
  28. Angola LNG Almost Here

    June 21, 2012
    Chevron is about to start up commerical operations at a liquefied natural gas facility in Angola.
  29. Gabon Oil And Gas Review

    June 19, 2012
    Gabon's oil and gas production peaked several years ago but should start moving higher, as many operators are exploring and ...
  30. Angola Oil And Gas Review

    June 13, 2012
    Angola is now one of the largest producers of oil and gas in Africa, and will continue to see production grow as new projects ...
  31. Statoil - Norwegian Continental Shelf Exploration

    June 1, 2012
    Statoil has devoted a considerable amount of resources to an exploration program and is targeting the Norwegian Continental ...
  32. Be Greedy In Europe

    May 31, 2012
    The debt crisis in Europe makes it understandable why investors have ignored it. But the region’s current valuations make ...
  33. Near Tangible Book, Teck Is Worth A Look

    May 24, 2012
    Teck's exposure to industrial metals is worth more than just tangible book
  34. Ensco Loves The Deepwater

    April 17, 2012
    Ensco plans to continue the company's strategy of upgrading its offshore rig fleet through new builds.
  35. Pipeline Plans Are A Big Win For The Oil Sands

    April 16, 2012
    The recent pipeline moves by Enbridge and its partners will undoubtedly benefit those producers in Canada’s oil sands region. ...
  36. Devon Energy - Oil Sands Projects

    April 13, 2012
    Devon Energy is investing heavily in the development of its properties in the Canadian oil sands and is looking for rapid ...
  37. Noble Energy Gets Ahead Of Schedule In 2012

    March 29, 2012
    Noble Energy's production for the first quarter of 2012 will be at the upper end of its guidance range. The company is ahead ...
  38. PetroChina As Much About Politics As Performance

    March 21, 2012
    PetroChina is too dependent on government directives.
  39. Is It Time For A Hedge?

    March 20, 2012
    A variety of economic data is pointing upwards and sentiment is bullish. However, there are some potential pitfalls facing ...
  40. Chevron Sets Up For Growth

    March 15, 2012
    Chevron expects to generate 20% oil and gas production growth by 2017, and is pursuing deepwater, LNG and unconventional ...
  41. Chevron Starts Tengiz Expansion

    March 7, 2012
    Chevron has started up the initial stage of an expansion at the Tengiz Field in Kazakhstan.
  42. Statoil – Iffy Operations, But Serious Potential Value

    February 29, 2012
    Statoil has serious issues, but valuation nevertheless seems too low.
  43. Total Sets Up For Future Growth

    February 14, 2012
    Total plans to spend $24 billion in capital in 2012 with the funds split across the company's vast oil and gas portfolio. ...
  44. ETF Of The Day: Playing Europe’s Rebound

    February 14, 2012
    Investors looking for a broader, more liquid approach might do well to take a look at the Vanguard MSCI Europe ETF.
  45. The Curse Of Foreign Investment?

    January 16, 2012
    Many pundits assume that foreign investors have terrible timing when purchasing assets in the United States, often buying ...
  46. The Future Of Natural Gas

    January 5, 2012
    Demand for natural gas is expected to increase over the next 20 years. For investors, this represents an interesting value ...
  47. Nexen And The Horn River Shale

    December 5, 2011
    Nexen announced a joint venture in the Horn River Basin, and will use this to launch the development of the company's huge ...
  48. International Shale Update

    November 30, 2011
    The exploration and production industry is going forward in the development of shale resources outside of North America. ...
  49. Royal Dutch Shell Upstream

    September 20, 2011
    Royal Dutch Shell has made substantial investments in its upstream portfolio and is guiding to 11% production rowth through ...
  50. Industry At A Glance - Large Oil And Gas Producers

    August 30, 2011
    Major oil and gas companies offer an attractive mix of capital gains and income.
  51. Investing In Africa's Oil Bonanza

    July 29, 2011
    Africa is quickly moving to become the next oil and gas superstar nation.
  52. Conoco Phillips Separation - Upstream Review

    July 18, 2011
    Conoco Phillips will be one of the largest public independent oil and gas companies after the spin off of its downstream ...
  53. A Look At Ensco International

    July 14, 2011
    Ensco International owns the second largest offshore drilling fleet and is adding to this fleet with an aggressive newbuild ...
  54. Statoil - Norwegian Continental Shelf

    June 29, 2011
    Statoil needs to successfully develop various oil and gas projects located on the Norwegian Continental Shelf over the next ...
  55. Oil States International - Accommodations Business Review

    June 16, 2011
    Oil States International has seen steady growth in its accomodations business, as the energy industry continues long-term ...
  56. Talisman Energy: Southeast Asia Oil And Gas Review

    June 8, 2011
    Talisman Energy has a large inventory of development projects in Southeast Asia that it will use to generate 8% annual production ...
  57. Power Corporation's Hidden Value North Of The Border

    May 6, 2011
    Power Corporation one diversified financial services holding company in Canada that may be worth a lot more than it appears. ...
  58. Total Takes A Shine To SunPower

    April 29, 2011
    What is fueling Total's new interest in solar power?
  59. IDT Corporation Breaks Up

    April 6, 2011
    IDT Corporation is engaged in the spin off of two of its businesses to current shareholders. These reorganizations can sometimes ...
  60. Conoco Phillips Explores For Future Growth

    March 30, 2011
    Conoco Phillips has assembled dozens of exploratory prospects across the globe, and will spend billions over the next few ...
  61. Royal Dutch Shell Counting On Integrated Gas Projects

    March 23, 2011
    Royal Dutch Shell is involved with three large integrated gas projects, and needs to successfully execute on these to meet ...
  62. Exxon's International Portfolio

    March 15, 2011
    Exxon Mobil has an extensive and diversified international portfolio of oil and gas assets.
  63. Second-Generation Biofuels Ready To Take Off

    February 24, 2011
    New biofuel companies hope to overcome the problems caused by corn-based ethanol by using innovative feed stocks.
  64. Plays For OPEC's Rising Forecast

    November 25, 2010
    OPEC’s recent oil demand forecast highlights the need for investors to have an energy component in their portfolios.
  65. Say Oui To French ADRs

    November 17, 2010
    These three French ADRs may not have been your first choice, but we promise: it doesn't make you un-American to snap them ...
  66. Forging Into Frontier Markets

    September 8, 2010
    Developing nations offer a great way to diversify a portfolio while also capitalizing on long term trends.
  67. 3 Offshore Oil Plays That Pay

    September 2, 2010
    These foreign-based oil companies offer great fundamentals and strong yields for value-conscious investors.
  68. Oil And Gas In The Caspian Sea

    August 30, 2010
    The Caspian Sea is ground zero for the major integrated oil companies in the search for energy to meet future demand. The ...
  69. Venezuela Betting On Heavy Oil

    July 21, 2010
    Venezuela is hoping the Orinoco region will power the country's production growth over the long term, and it has turned to ...
  70. Keep An Eye On Biobutanol

    May 18, 2010
    Could biobutanol ultimately supplant ethanol as the biorenewable fuel of choice?
  71. The Best Way To Play Oil Shares

    April 16, 2010
    Big oil is now paying big dividends – so long as you go offshore to buy it.
  72. Big Dividends In Oil And Gas

    March 8, 2010
    If you are playing the recovery with commodity stocks, don't miss these oil and gas opportunities.
  73. Let's Play The Dow Dividend Game

    January 29, 2010
    These three companies are strong alternatives to Dow dividend payers.
  74. Overall The Euro Zone Looks Interesting

    December 21, 2009
    Using several key metrics, European stocks seem like better investments than domestic ones.
  75. Emerging Carbon Capture Plays

    November 12, 2009
    These companies all got into carbon capture for financial reasons, and it's paying off.
  76. Four ETFs For The Income-Minded International Investor

    November 2, 2009
    These three international dividend ETFs will diversify any portfolio.
  77. 3 High-Yield Dividend ETFs

    July 27, 2009
    Investors interested in dividends needn't restrict themselves to American stocks.
  78. Angola Becomes Major Player In World Oil

    June 2, 2009
    As many predict the world oil supply will fall short, this country is increasing in importance as an oil producer.
  79. Diversification Alone Is Not Enough

    April 9, 2009
    Opinions on the number of stocks for a diversified portfolio vary, but locking in low expenses leaves little room for disagreement. ...
  80. Suncor And Petro-Canada Seek Unity

    April 1, 2009
    The proposed merger of two top dog companies could spark future deals among oil sands producers.
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