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  1. The 5 Best Buy-and-Hold Energy Stocks

    October 2, 2015
    Understand why energy companies' stock are volatile when oil prices are volatile. Learn about the top five energy companies ...
  2. Who Are Exxon’s Main Competitors?

    September 7, 2015
    Learn about some of the main competitors to Exxon Mobil in the energy sector, and find out how their businesses are different ...
  3. ETF Analysis: SPDR S&P Oil & Gas

    August 3, 2015
    Discover the investment strategy behind SPDR S&P Oil & Gas Exploration and Production ETF, and learn what type of investor ...
  4. Why We Need Antitrust Laws

    July 29, 2015
    A look at antitrust laws in the United States and the many anticompetitive practices they safeguard against.
  5. Make a Downstream Bet with Oil Refiners

    June 17, 2015
    Now is a good time to bet on the oil refinery sector. Here's why.
  6. Watch For These Chart Pattern Breakouts Right Now

    May 6, 2015
    These stocks are near chart pattern breakout points, indicating potential trend reversals ahead.
  7. Top Oil Stocks that Pay Regular Dividends

    April 21, 2015
    Eyeing oil stocks that pay regular dividends? Consider these refinery plays.
  8. Commodity Traders Are Using Momentum To Profit From These Stocks

    February 26, 2015
    Active traders are drawn to momentum strategies. These momentum winners of 2015 are worth a trader's second look.
  9. Black Gold In JR Ewing Country: Texas' Oil Economy

    February 23, 2015
    The economy of Texas is soaring because of oil and oil-derivated products and services, but is that sustainable with the ...
  10. The Most Indebted US Oil Companies

    February 23, 2015
    The recent sharp decline in oil prices along with the industry’s high cost of operations have pushed these 10 US oil companies ...
  11. 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 ...
  12. Outperform The Market By Using My Favorite Value Metric

    October 24, 2014
  13. Outperform The Market Using This Value Metric

    October 24, 2014
  14. The Only Metric Value Investors Should Watch

    October 24, 2014
  15. Republican Win Could Be the Ticket to Fast Profits in This Oil ...

    October 23, 2014
  16. Republican Win Could Lead To A 42% Gain From This Oil Stock

    October 23, 2014
  17. The Only Energy Stocks You Need To Own Right Now

    October 19, 2014
  18. Where I'm Looking For Value In The Oil Sector

    October 19, 2014
  19. In The Week Ahead: No Clear Sign Of A Market Bottom

    October 19, 2014
  20. In The Week Ahead: No Clear Sign Of A Market Bottom In Sight

    October 19, 2014
  21. Is Oil Poised To Move Higher?

    July 10, 2014
    The spot price of crude oil, the primary tracking ETN and a key refiner are all trading near key support levels. Is a bounce ...
  22. Why Gasoline Costs What It Does

    June 30, 2014
    The next time you have to dig deep into your wallet to fill your gas tank at least you'll know exactly what you're paying ...
  23. Spot Big Dividend Hikes With This Value Metric

    October 25, 2013
    Individual investors and private equity firms often target companies with great yields. But they are talking about two different ...
  24. The Refiners See Diesel Fueled Gains Ahead

    October 22, 2013
    While it’s often ignored, diesel is quickly becoming a very important piece of the global energy pie. Demand continues to ...
  25. 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 ...
  26. ADM Offsetting Weak Volume With Strong Ethanol

    August 7, 2013
    Investors are already looking to 2014, and taking ADM's shares with them.
  27. Wall Street Largely Shrugs Off Weak Refining At Exxon Mobil

    August 1, 2013
    Exxon misses big on refining, but the market isn't likely to care very much about that.
  28. Valero Stockholders: Should You Keep The Spin-Off Shares?

    April 8, 2013
    Spin-off's have a history of performing well in the first months of going public, but will this be the case for Valero?
  29. Exxon Mobil Looking Steady, But Not Spectacular

    February 6, 2013
    Exxon is doing OK, but is OK good enough?
  30. 6 Ways to Profit from the "New Saudi Arabia of Energy"

    November 12, 2012
    Anyone searching for long-term gains in natural gas has been through an epic journey in the past year or so. From January ...
  31. Valero and Other Energy Stocks Making Big Moves on October 4, ...

    October 4, 2012
    The Nasdaq has been relatively flat, the S&P 500 has risen 0.4% and the Dow has climbed 0.5% so far today. The energy ...
  32. Murphy Oil - A Look At The Downstream Operations

    May 23, 2012
    Murphy Oil is more than just an exploration and production company, and has a significant presence in retail marketing in ...
  33. Separation Getting Close For Conoco Phillips

    March 14, 2012
    Conoco Phillips will complete its restructuring in April and will spinoff its refining and marketing into a new publicly ...
  34. Team Inc. Making The Most Out Of Maintenance

    January 5, 2012
    Team Inc. is feasting on fatter maintenance budgets in the energy sector.
  35. Diesel Fuel Offers An Interesting Play

    October 19, 2011
    Use the increased demand for diesel to your advantage. Check out these picks for some good side bets in the energy sector.
  36. NuStar Energy Invests In Storage Business

    September 29, 2011
    NuStar Energy is investing heavily to expand various storage projects as it seeks to generate growth off the increase in ...
  37. ConocoPhillips Is A Strong Buy

    July 28, 2011
    This oil giant has been experiencing strong top and bottom line growth over the last three years, yet remains undervalued.
  38. Conoco Phillips To Split Up

    July 18, 2011
    Conoco Phillips is following the industry trend to become smaller. Can its stand-alone plan find success?
  39. Corn Will Rise Despite Subsidy Woes

    July 11, 2011
    The decision to end ethanol subsidies could be seen as a game changer for the industry. However, many long-term fundamentals ...
  40. Say Hello To Marathon Petroleum Corporation

    July 5, 2011
    Marathon Petroleum Corporation is the latest energy company for investors to consider after Marathon Oil completed the spin ...
  41. 3 Reasons To Buy Tesoro

    June 29, 2011
    Tesoro's refining business is doing very well right now. It's one of three reasons to own the independent.
  42. Darling International's Darling Quarter

    May 16, 2011
    Darling is indeed a darling of investors today. The company is enjoying great growth in a stable industry that it virtually ...
  43. The U.S. Ethanol Story Gets Interesting

    May 11, 2011
    The corn ethanol sector has played second fiddle to Brazil’s sugarcane dominance, but it is once again becoming attractive.
  44. Shale Oil Production Rises

    May 3, 2011
    Shale oil production is rising rapidly as the exploration and production industry puts billions of dollars in capital into ...
  45. Darling: Dirty Business, Sweet Cash Flow

    March 4, 2011
    Darling's business may be dirty and disgusting, but the cash flow smells sweet.
  46. Mideast Unrest Squeezes Refiners

    March 2, 2011
    While shares of big oil names like Exxon and Chevron rally on higher prices, supply disruptions in the Middle East and North ...
  47. Refining Some Profits

    February 28, 2011
    The refiners represent an opportunity for investors to add one of the few values left in the energy sector ahead of rising ...
  48. 4 Energy Sector Spinoffs For 2011

    December 20, 2010
    A number of companies are poised to separate businesses in an attempt to sharpen their focus and boost shareholder value.
  49. Genesis Energy Gains Power

    December 1, 2010
    Genesis Energy is a player in the transport, storage and refining of oil and natural gas, and it's producing a high yield.
  50. Ethanol Hits Another Snag

    July 22, 2010
    With concerns about rising budget deficits, the ethanol industry could be facing its toughest challenge - the end of its ...
  51. Quality Stocks Still At Discounts To Book Value

    May 4, 2010
    Often a discount is warranted, but sometimes the value of the assets may be misunderstood, creating investment opportunity.
  52. Buying Below Book Value

    January 14, 2010
    Stocks often trade below book value for good reason, but this type of screening can turn up market-beaters too.
  53. Energy Stocks: The Year In Green

    December 16, 2009
    Even with low oil prices, green energy still did well.
  54. Biorefineries Get A Boost

    December 10, 2009
    The Department of Energy recently gave out $564 million in grant money to biofuels research.
  55. Big Stocks Trading Below Book Value

    June 26, 2009
    We look at some stocks that would make super-investor Benjamin Graham happy.
  56. Hopes Still High On Ethanol

    June 8, 2009
    Despite earlier disappointments, government support and rising gas prices have big players continuing to bet on ethanol.
  57. Are The Refiners Under Accumulation?

    January 14, 2009
    This sector is catching the eyes of the smart money. Are you giving it the proper attention?
  58. Get These Low P/E Bargains Before They're Gone

    June 20, 2008
    Low P/E stocks tend to beat the market. Learn to win by purchasing when they're cheap and selling when the P/E gets back ...
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