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  1. Chevron Cancels Arctic Drilling Project, Ukraine to Suffer - ...

    December 18, 2014
    Big energy players pulling investments out of Ukraine is dimming the nation's hopes of gaining energy independence from Russian ...
  2. Oil Prices Crashing: Will It Hurt These Chemical Plays? - Analyst ...

    December 18, 2014
    Crashing oil prices have put a spate of chemical companies at risk of losing their shale-derived feedstock cost advantage.
  3. Handicapping the Q4 Earnings Season - Earnings Outlook

    December 17, 2014
    Handicapping the Q4 Earnings Season - Earnings Outlook
  4. Handicapping the Q4 Earnings Season - Earnings Trends

    December 17, 2014
    Handicapping the Q4 Earnings Season - Earnings Trends
  5. Fluor Initiates Construction at Delayed Coker Unit for Exxon ...

    December 17, 2014
    Fluor (FLR) initiated construction at the new delayed coker unit for Exxon Mobil in Antwerp, Belgian refinery.
  6. ExxonMobil Corporation (XOM): New Analyst Report from Zacks Equity ...

    December 15, 2014
    We are maintaining our Neutral recommendation on ExxonMobil following its third-quarter 2014 release. The world's largest ...
  7. A Non-Catalyst Trading Day - Ahead of Wall Street

    November 6, 2014
    Stocks likely won't do much in today's session after reaching record levels yesterday on favorable conclusions to the midterms ...
  8. Oil Prices Are At Two-Year Lows -- Should You Buy Now?

    October 26, 2014
    Stock exchanges are not alone in seeing prices pull back lately. In at least one case, however, that is actually a good thing. ...
  9. Is Now The Time To Buy Oil?

    October 26, 2014
    Stock exchanges are not alone in seeing prices pull back lately. In at least one case, however, that is actually a good thing. ...
  10. The Key Metric Used By The Best Money Manager You've Never Heard ...

    August 19, 2014
    Although the hedge fund industry attracts the best and the brightest, few fund managers are considered to be a “genius.” ...
  11. Consolidation in High-Yield MLP Sector Could Boost This Fund ...

    August 14, 2014
    There are big changes afoot in the high-yielding energy master-limited partnership (MLP) space. On Monday, we got news of ...
  12. The Thousands Of Dollars You're Probably Missing Out On

    August 12, 2014
    If you've seen the H&R Block commercial on television recently, you know that it starts with a concession worker ...
  13. Alphabet Soup: GDP, ECB, QE and Q2 - Ahead of Wall Street

    July 31, 2014
    Including this morning's releases from Exxon (XOM), ConocoPhillips (COP) and others, we now have Q2 results from 358 S&P ...
  14. How Good is the Rebound? - Ahead of Wall Street

    June 25, 2014
    This morning's soft Durable Goods report didn't provide much solace
  15. The world's energy demands will keep rising as supplies become harder to find and exploit. These factors should propel a energy stock bull market for some time to come.

    How To Capitalize On Rising Energy Prices

    June 4, 2014
    The world's energy demands will keep rising as supplies become harder to find and exploit. These factors should propel a ...
  16. Tentative Markets Reflect Earnings Doubts - Ahead of Wall Street

    May 1, 2014
    One of the reasons for the market???s tentative behavior is the uncertain corporate earnings growth outlook, as reflected ...
  17. Year after year ExxonMobil has shown itself a reliable generator of extraordinary profits, making it the most solid of the integrated oil companies.

    ExxonMobil's Massive And Reliable Money Machine

    April 14, 2014
    Year after year ExxonMobil has shown itself a reliable generator of extraordinary profits, making it the most solid of the ...
  18. How To 'Putin-Proof' Your Portfolio

    April 11, 2014
    In one classic "Seinfeld" episode, Kramer and Newman are embroiled in an epic game of Risk -- in which they actually carry ...
  19. As global energy demand continues to trend higher, more pressure is being placed on finding new sources of supply.

    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 ...
  20. Capital Spending vs. Buybacks - Ahead of Wall Street

    December 24, 2013
    If the Durable Goods report is a sign of things to come, then it would be a material improvement in the economic outlook.
  21. For The Struggling Commodities Sector, 2014 Promises More Hardship

    December 23, 2013
    Following the basic rules of supply and demand can yield winning investment strategies -- regardless of the industry.​Of ...
  22. Why 2014 Could Be Tough For Commodity Investors

    December 23, 2013
    Following the basic rules of supply and demand can yield winning investment strategies -- regardless of the industry.​Of ...
  23. Pharma & Biotech Stock Outlook - Dec 2013 - Industry Outlook

    December 3, 2013
    Pharma & Biotech Stock Outlook - Dec 2013 - Industry Outlook
  24. Follow Up Buffett's Bet On Big Oil With This Pairs Trade

    November 21, 2013
    Pairs trading, once mainly a strategy for institutions, became possible for individuals with the advent of the Internet, ...
  25. #PreMarket Primer: Friday, November 15: Markets Higher Due To ...

    November 15, 2013
    Markets across the world improved after Janet Yellen was approved as the new Federal Reserve Chairwoman on Thursday. Yellen’s ...
  26. Market Wrap: New Highs for Airlines, Boeing Boost Stocks

    November 4, 2013
    Stocks moved modestly higher on Monday for a second day in a row. The gains came despite a steep losses suffered by shares ...
  27. On Earnings & Reading Fed Tea-Leaves - Ahead of Wall Street

    October 31, 2013
    The market had started pricing no Taper at least through April 2014, but the Wednesday statement appeared to run counter.
  28. Energy Equity ETFs: 4 Things To Consider

    October 31, 2013
    Exchange-traded funds enable investors to reach into nearly every corner of the market with a single convenient and diversified ...
  29. Investments in the energy sector have become popular choices for investors. Specifically, we'll take a look at the companies that refine diesel products.

    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 ...
  30. Google cracked the $1,000 level after the search engine giant posted quarterly results that were far better than the most optimistic of analysts’ expectations.

    Google Cracks $1,000, Buy On A Pullback

    October 18, 2013
    Google cracked the $1,000 level after the search engine giant posted quarterly results that were far better than the most ...
  31. Is the commodity super-cycle coming to an end?

    The Commodities “Super-Cycle” Is Still Well At Hand

    September 30, 2013
    After a decade of torrid growth, the natural resources sector has taken a bit of a break during the last year. This has given ...
  32. Oil & Gas Stock Outlook - Sept 2013 - Industry Outlook

    September 11, 2013
    Oil & Gas Stock Outlook - Sept 2013 - Industry Outlook
  33. Why Warren Buffett Hates Gold

    August 15, 2013
    Warren Buffett, the CEO of Berkshire Hathaway (NYSE: BRK-A), is currently worth about $44 billion, according to Forbes' ...
  34. Frontier Market Index Secrets Revealed

    August 15, 2013
    Most passively managed ETFs are designed to track underlying indices and most ETF investors know that. How much time investors ...
  35. Chevron Disappoints, But Offers A Little Value

    August 6, 2013
    Chevron's refining performance was poor, but the company's overall relative performance is quite a bit better.
  36. 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.
  37. CalPERS Desperately Needs to Embrace ETFs

    July 17, 2013
    The investment community seems to be aflutter over the fact that the California Public Employees' Retirement System ...
  38. Can Apache Regain Its Reputation?

    July 10, 2013
    Apache needs to repair its reputation, but the valuation is appealing
  39. Petrobras Will Grow, But Will It Be Profitable Growth?

    July 2, 2013
    Petrobras is looking at tremendous production growth, but also huge capital outlays.
  40. Tesoro to Use Exxon and Mobil Brands - Analyst Blog

    June 28, 2013
    Tesoro Corporation recently secured rights from ExxonMobil Corporation for the use of Exxon and Mobil brands
  41. XOM Moving Ahead with Rosneft - Analyst Blog

    June 24, 2013
    ExxonMobil Corporation and Rosneft are making joint forays into new areas.
  42. Chevron Wins Iraq's Qara Dagh Block - Analyst Blog

    June 20, 2013
    Chevron Corporation has entered into an agreement with the Kurdish regional government of Iraq.
  43. ExxonMobil, Rosneft Team Up - Analyst Blog

    June 12, 2013
    ExxonMobil Corporation and Rosneft have agreed to establish a joint Arctic Research Center in Russia.
  44. Statoil's Turnaround Proceeding Much Too Slowly

    June 4, 2013
    Statoil continues to struggle, and the valuation reflects it
  45. Seadrill Still In Motion, But Delivering Better Utilization And ...

    May 28, 2013
    Still an aggressively-run company, Seadrill offers highly leveraged exposure to the growing offshore drilling market.
  46. BP Looks Cheap, But A Lot Of Improvements Have To Come Through

    May 15, 2013
    Even with its problems and challenges, BP seems too cheap today
  47. Good Profitability And Relative Valuation Make Chevron Interesting

    April 26, 2013
    Chevron seems underrated and undervalued relative to the likes of Exxon.
  48. Exxon Mobil Profits And Growth Fail To Impress

    April 25, 2013
    Exxon's profitability underwhelmed, but the overall picture hasn't changed much.
  49. Higher Petrobras CAPEX Spending Is Great News For FMC Technologies

    March 25, 2013
    At current prices, oil service stock FMC Technologies isn’t necessarily cheap. But as the number one supplier for the energy ...
  50. BP's Moves On Russian Front Look To Pay Dividends

    March 23, 2013
    Does the news of BP's repurchase program make the stock more attractive? Let's take a look.
  51. Hess Has Good Assets, But What About Management?

    February 13, 2013
    Hess has a great asset base, but can management exploit it effectively? Investors would be wise to be careful shorting these ...
  52. 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, ...
  53. Stock Market News for February 11, 2013 - Market News

    February 11, 2013
    Benchmarks finished in the green in the wake of better-than-expected earnings and encouraging domestic & international economic ...
  54. 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 ...
  55. Exxon Mobil Looking Steady, But Not Spectacular

    February 6, 2013
    Exxon is doing OK, but is OK good enough?
  56. Chevron Deserves A Better Valuation

    February 6, 2013
    Chevron's growth and asset quality seem underappreciated by the Street.
  57. BP Beats, Falls Y/Y on Vol - Analyst Blog

    February 5, 2013
    BP plc (BP) reported fourth quarter 2012 adjusted earnings of $1.25 per American Depositary Share (ADS) on a replacement ...
  58. The Next Energy Debate - Should The U.S. Pass Gas?

    February 4, 2013
    A debate is heating up over the proper use of natural gas reserves in the U.S.
  59. Why Warren Buffett Hates Gold

    February 1, 2013
    Warren Buffett, the CEO of Berkshire Hathaway (NYSE: BRK-A), is currently worth about $44 billion, according to Forbes' list ...
  60. Exxon Mobil Heads Offshore

    January 8, 2013
    Exxon Mobil announced Jan. 4 that it was proceeding with its Hebron Oil project off the coast of Newfoundland. Here's what ...
  61. The Top 5 Investment Books Of All Time - Investment Ideas

    December 27, 2012
    When people find out I work in the world of stocks, I often get asked "what's a good book on stocks for my college age son?" ...
  62. Kirby Continues To Consolidate

    November 30, 2012
    Kirby continues to consolidate the fragmented barge and coastal transportation market.
  63. Ghawar And The Bakken

    November 19, 2012
    The Bakken Petroleum System has been compared to the Ghawar field in Saudi Arabia. This may be just wishful thinking at this ...
  64. Liquefied Natural Gas Costs Set To Rise

    November 19, 2012
    Here is a review of events impacting investors and stocks that occured in the energy sector in the week ending Nov. 16, 2 ...
  65. 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 ...
  66. Energy Sector Recap: Exxon Mobil Reports Decline In Production

    November 5, 2012
    A review of important events in the energy sector for the week ending Nov. 2, 2012, including earnings releases and operational ...
  67. How Much Oil And Gas Will Iraq Produce?

    November 2, 2012
    The International Energy Agency (IEA) recently released a study on the estimated growth potential of Iraqi oil production ...
  68. ExxonMobil Third Quarter Earnings Preview

    October 29, 2012
    On Thursday, November 1, 2012, ExxonMobil (NYSE:XOM) will release its third quarter earnings. In the past month, expectations ...
  69. New SPDRs Debut: Positive Momentum And Low Valuation

    October 29, 2012
    State Street became the latest ETF firm to launch factor-based equity ETFs this week, rolling out a pair of funds that will ...
  70. The Double-Digit Dividend Increases And Decreases Of The Past ...

    October 18, 2012
    Dividend growth can be one of the best ways for investors to grow wealth over the long term. However, finding those firms ...
  71. The Truth about Low Volume ETFs - Investment Ideas

    October 12, 2012
    Although ETFs have begun to surge in popularity over the past few years, there are still a few misconceptions about how the ...
  72. 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.
  73. Gorgon LNG Gets Even Bigger

    October 4, 2012
    Chevron Corporation has decided to add additional LNG capacity - four offshore fields - to its Gorgon project in Australia. ...
  74. Post-Robbery, Repsol Still Has Promise

    October 3, 2012
    Repsol is far from lost without YPF.
  75. Energy Sector Recap Week Ending Sept. 21, 2012

    September 24, 2012
    A summary of the major events in the Energy Sector impacting investors for the week ending Sept. 21, 2012.
  76. Plains Exploration & Production Company - Gulf Of Mexico Acquisitions

    September 17, 2012
    Plains Exploration & Production Company announced a major acquisition of oil and gas properties in the Gulf of Mexico. ...
  77. Oil And Gas Spending To Exceed $1 Trillion In 2012

    September 7, 2012
    Spending is projected to exceed $1 Trillion in 2012 as the industry scours the globe to find more resources for energy consumers. ...
  78. Still Neutral on ExxonMobil - Analyst Blog

    September 6, 2012
    We maintain our Neutral recommendation on ExxonMobil Corporation (XOM) given its track record of superior return on capital ...
  79. The Haynesville Shale Soldiers On

    August 23, 2012
    The Haynesville Shale is still seeing limited development by the exploration and production industry despite the collapse ...
  80. Energy Sector Recap

    August 23, 2012
    A recap of events in the Energy Sector for the week ending August 17, 2012.
  81. Is Apple Really the Largest Company Ever?

    August 22, 2012
    Many headlines have proclaimed that Apple has broken a record for the most valuable company ever. However, this may not be ...
  82. ExxonMobil Seeks to Export LNG - Analyst Blog

    August 21, 2012
    ExxonMobil Corporation (XOM) and Qatar Petroleum International have applied for regulatory approval for the export of U.S. ...
  83. Conoco Resumes Work in Poseidon - Analyst Blog

    August 20, 2012
    Oil and gas explorer ConocoPhillips (COP) has finally resumed drilling operations in the Greater Poseidon area, off Western ...
  84. Statoil - Should You Love What The Analysts Hate?

    August 16, 2012
    Statoil is spending money today for a better tomorrow.
  85. Exxon Is Near Resistance

    July 31, 2012
    New York, July 31st (TradersHuddle.com) - Shares of Exxon Mobil Corp. (NYSE:XOM) are trading very close to calculated resistance ...
  86. Huntington Launches Sector Rotation ETF (HUSE)

    July 30, 2012
    Huntington, fresh off its initial foray into the ETF industry in June, has doubled the size of its lineup with the launch ...
  87. U.S. Crude Inventories Down Again - Analyst Blog

    July 19, 2012
    The U.S. Energy Department's weekly inventory release showed a small drawdown in crude stockpiles. The agency's report further ...
  88. Anadarko Petroleum Advances Lucius Development In Gulf Of Mexico

    July 16, 2012
    Anadarko entered into a joint venture to assist in the development of the Lucius oil and gas field in the Gulf of Mexico. ...
  89. 4 Strong Stocks You Might Want To Buy

    June 29, 2012
    These promising plays would be a great addition to any investor's portfolio.
  90. Exxon, SABIC in Al-Jubail JV - Analyst Blog

    June 28, 2012
    U.S.energy behemoth, ExxonMobil Corporation's (XOM) Saudi Arabia unit - Exxon Chemical Arabia Inc. - in partnership with ...
  91. Kurdistan Oil And Gas Gains Momentum

    June 28, 2012
    The Kurdistan region of Iraq has seen an increase in oil and gas exploration as the industry looks to find sources of future ...
  92. Fighting Inflation Beyond TIPS

    June 28, 2012
    In light of TIPS continued negative yields, investors may want to explore other options for inflation fighting. Here are ...
  93. Brent Surge Leads Oil Higher

    June 26, 2012
    On the back of a sharp increase in Brent futures, oil climbed higher on Tuesday. NYMEX-traded crude for August delivery added ...
  94. Statoil Hits It Big In Offshore Tanzania

    June 26, 2012
    Statoil has reported another oil and gas discovery in offshore Tanzania, continuing the streak of recent successes in this ...
  95. Petrobras Sets 5-Year Capital Plan

    June 21, 2012
    Petrobras has approved a five-year capital investment plan that will cost the company hundreds of billions from 2012 to 2 ...
  96. Cheap Oil

    June 20, 2012
    Despite a push towards non-oil-based energy sources, oil prices will trend higher in the long run, as finding new reserves ...
  97. Equatorial Guinea Oil And Gas Review

    June 13, 2012
    Equatorial Guinea is seeing increased exploration and development from the oil and gas industry and will have higher production ...
  98. 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 ...
  99. Williams Partners LP Loves The Gulf Coast

    June 7, 2012
    Williams Partners LP is looking for strong growth in oil and gas activity in the Gulf Coast region and will spend heavily ...
  100. Statoil - Alaska And Canada Exploration

    June 5, 2012
    Statoil will spend heavily on oil and gas exploration over the next few years to generate long-term production growth. The ...
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