XOM : Analysis & Opinions

  1. 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 ...
  2. 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 ...
  3. 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 ...
  4. 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 ...
  5. 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, ...
  6. 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.
  7. 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 ...
  8. 3 Dow Laggards To Drop -- And 1 You Must Own

    October 18, 2013
    The Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA) is clearly in fighting shape. The heavyweight index has already pounded out 17% gains ...
  9. 3 Dow Stocks To Sell -- And 1 You Must Own

    October 18, 2013
    The Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA) is clearly in fighting shape. The heavyweight index has already pounded out 17% gains ...
  10. Global Oil Demand Is About To Peak -- Here's How To Profit

    October 14, 2013
    The notion of "peak oil" has been thoroughly debunked.Repeated predictions of the world's oil shortage in coming ...
  11. 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 ...
  12. Oil & Gas Stock Outlook - Sept 2013 - Industry Outlook

    September 11, 2013
    Oil & Gas Stock Outlook - Sept 2013 - Industry Outlook
  13. 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.
  14. Natural Gas Build Matches Guidance - Analyst Blog

    July 15, 2013
    The U.S. Energy Department's weekly inventory release showed that domestic natural gas stockpiles rose by 82 billion cubic ...
  15. Encana Upgraded to Outperform - Analyst Blog

    July 12, 2013
    On Jul 09, we upgraded Canadian natural gas producer Encana Corp. to Outperform from Neutral.
  16. Chevron: Mixed 2Q Pre-Earnings Update - Analyst Blog

    July 12, 2013
    Chevron Corporation released its second-quarter 2013 interim update, covering the first two months of the quarter.
  17. Another Big Draw, Crude Stays Over $100 - Analyst Blog

    July 11, 2013
    The U.S. Energy Department's weekly inventory release showing a large stockpile drawdown has helped keep crude prices above ...
  18. Stocks Market News for July 11, 2013 - Market News

    July 11, 2013
    Benchmarks finished mixed on Wednesday after the Fed Minutes failed to boost investor sentiment
  19. Can Apache Regain Its Reputation?

    July 10, 2013
    Apache needs to repair its reputation, but the valuation is appealing
  20. Statoil's Seismic Venture in Okhotsk - Analyst Blog

    July 10, 2013
    Statoil ASA has kicked off seismic survey work in the Sea of Okhotsk, located in far east Russia.
  21. 72 Bcf Added to Natural Gas Stocks - Analyst Blog

    July 9, 2013
    The U.S. Energy Department's weekly inventory release showed that domestic natural gas stockpiles increased by 72 billion ...
  22. Chesapeake to Dispose Assets - Analyst Blog

    July 5, 2013
    Chesapeake Energy Corporation has entered into a definitive agreement to sell its assets in the Northern Eagle Ford Shale ...
  23. Stocks Market News for July 3, 2013 - Market News

    July 3, 2013
    Encouraging factory orders and impressive car sales growth pushed benchmarks higher initially on Tuesday
  24. Petrobras Will Grow, But Will It Be Profitable Growth?

    July 2, 2013
    Petrobras is looking at tremendous production growth, but also huge capital outlays.
  25. Strong Buy on Ocean Rig - Analyst Blog

    July 1, 2013
    Ocean Rig UDW Inc. has been upgraded to Strong Buy on Jun 29.
  26. Crude Supplies Climb Marginally - Analyst Blog

    July 1, 2013
    The U.S. Energy Department's weekly inventory release showed that crude stockpiles ticked up slightly, as production recovered.
  27. 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
  28. Crude, Gasoline Supplies Tick Higher - Analyst Blog

    June 24, 2013
    The U.S. Energy Department's weekly inventory release showed that crude and gasoline supplies were up from their respective ...
  29. XOM Moving Ahead with Rosneft - Analyst Blog

    June 24, 2013
    ExxonMobil Corporation and Rosneft are making joint forays into new areas.
  30. 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.
  31. Statoil Hits Oil at Harpoon, Canada - Analyst Blog

    June 20, 2013
    Statoil ASA has found a large deposit of light, high-quality oil in the Flemish Pass Basin, offshore Newfoundland.
  32. Hold onto PetroChina - Analyst Blog

    June 18, 2013
    On Jun 13, we retained our Neutral recommendation on Chinese energy giant PetroChina Co. Ltd.
  33. Stock Market News for June 18, 2013 - Market News

    June 18, 2013
    Benchmarks chalked up gains on speculation that the Federal Reserve will implement policies in favor of strengthening the ...
  34. Crude Supplies Surge, as Imports Jump - Analyst Blog

    June 17, 2013
    The U.S. Energy Department's weekly inventory release showed that crude stockpiles went up, as imports jumped and refiners ...
  35. ExxonMobil, Rosneft Team Up - Analyst Blog

    June 12, 2013
    ExxonMobil Corporation and Rosneft have agreed to establish a joint Arctic Research Center in Russia.
  36. Crude Supplies Pull Back from Record Highs - Analyst Blog

    June 10, 2013
    The U.S. Energy Department's weekly inventory release showed that crude stockpiles fell sharply from their all-time high ...
  37. 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.
  38. 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
  39. Total Looks Cheap, But There's A Reason

    April 29, 2013
    Total's performance looked pretty typical for the sector, but the company has a lot still to prove.
  40. Good Profitability And Relative Valuation Make Chevron Interesting

    April 26, 2013
    Chevron seems underrated and undervalued relative to the likes of Exxon.
  41. 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 ...
  42. 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.
  43. 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 ...
  44. Stock Market News for February 12, 2013 - Market News

    February 12, 2013
    In the absence of major earnings reports or economic events, investor sentiment flagged, dragging benchmarks marginally lower. ...
  45. 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 ...
  46. Statoil Beats 4Q on Vol Growth - Analyst Blog

    February 8, 2013
    Statoil ASA's (STO) fourth-quarter 2012 adjusted earnings of 84 cents per ADR comfortably surpassed the Zacks Consensus Estimate ...
  47. 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 ...
  48. Zacks Top Ranked Large Cap ETF: EPS - ETF News And Commentary

    February 6, 2013
    On the corporate earnings front, U.S. companies have had a relatively solid earnings season to open up the year. Financials ...
  49. Chevron Deserves A Better Valuation

    February 6, 2013
    Chevron's growth and asset quality seem underappreciated by the Street.
  50. Stock Market News for January 30, 2013 - Market News

    January 30, 2013
    Better-than-expected quarterly results once again guided the S&P 500 and the Dow Jones into the green on Tuesday. Strong ...
  51. Statoil Let Down by Lovund - Analyst Blog

    January 29, 2013
    Norwegian oil and gas major Statoil ASA's (STO) exploration campaign relating to a wildcat on the Lovund prospect in the ...
  52. Exxon Hits Oil in Middle Magdalena - Analyst Blog

    January 25, 2013
    U.S. energy major ExxonMobil Corporation (XOM) has encountered oil in exploration well Mono Arana 1, in the Middle Magdalena ...
  53. STO Starts Spudding Nanna Prospect - Analyst Blog

    January 23, 2013
    Norwegian major Statoil ASA (STO) has commenced the drilling of an exploration well at the Nanna prospect in the North Sea ...
  54. Eni, PetroVietnam in MoU - Analyst Blog

    January 22, 2013
    Italy's oil and gas company Eni SpA E) signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Vietnam's national oil company PetroVietnam. ...
  55. Stock Market News for January 21, 2013 - Market News

    January 21, 2013
    Heartening results from corporate majors and positive developments in debt-limit negotiations boosted investor confidence ...
  56. Stock Market News for December 26, 2012 - Market News

    December 26, 2012
    Monday's holiday-shortened trading session ended with losses for the benchmarks as investors remained apprehensive about ...
  57. Stock Market News for December 24, 2012 - Market News

    December 24, 2012
    Boehner's "Plan B" failed to garner ample support from Republicans, dragging the benchmarks into negative territory on Friday. ...
  58. Stock Market News for December 19, 2012 - Market News

    December 19, 2012
    Benchmarks moved higher for the second consecutive day banking on optimism that Congress will find a solution to the Fiscal ...
  59. ExxonMobil to Explore S African Oil - Analyst Blog

    December 18, 2012
    The U.S. energy behemoth ExxonMobil Corporation (XOM) entered into a deal with an affiliate of Impact Oil & Gas Ltd. for ...
  60. Dejour farms out development of West Grand Valley - Analyst Blog

    December 10, 2012
    Dejour farms out development of West Grand Valley By Steven Ralston, CFA Dejour Energy (DEJ) announced the execution ...
  61. Kirby Continues To Consolidate

    November 30, 2012
    Kirby continues to consolidate the fragmented barge and coastal transportation market.
  62. Dividend Stocks Lose Luster? - Analyst Blog

    November 26, 2012
    The average dividend yield on S&P 500 stocks has approximately halved to 2% over time. While significant inflows to these ...
  63. Stock Market News for November 23, 2012 - Market News

    November 23, 2012
    Benchmarks finished with decent gains on Wednesday following announcement of ceasefire between Israel and Palestinian militants. ...
  64. Stock Market News for November 19, 2012 - Market News

    November 19, 2012
    Markets finally finished in the green on Friday after Congressional leaders hinted that the "fiscal cliff" meeting with President ...
  65. Stock Market News for November 8, 2012 - Market News

    November 8, 2012
    Benchmarks suffered heavy losses on Wednesday following Barack Obama's victory, as investors' focus switched to the impending ...
  66. Stock Market News for November 7, 2012 - Market News

    November 7, 2012
    Markets ended in the green yesterday, as uncertainty over the White House race was about to end soon. The election results ...
  67. Stock Market News for November 6, 2012 - Market News

    November 6, 2012
    Benchmarks added modest gains on Monday as investors were hesitant to take any position ahead of the U.S. presidential elections. ...
  68. Stock Market News for November 2, 2012 - Market News

    November 2, 2012
    Benchmarks finished in the green on the first trading day of November banking on positive consumer confidence and private ...
  69. Stock Market News for October 25, 2012 - Market News

    October 25, 2012
    Benchmarks lost out on their initial gains on Wednesday and ended in the red after corporate results dampened sentiment yet ...
  70. Stock Market News for October 24, 2012 - Market News

    October 24, 2012
    Benchmarks suffered heavy losses on Tuesday following weak quarterly results from DuPont and United Technologies. Meanwhile, ...
  71. Energy Sector Recap Week Ending October 19, 2012

    October 22, 2012
    A summary of important events that investors should know about in the Energy Sector for the week ending Oct. 19, 2012.
  72. Stock Market News for October 22, 2012 - Market News

    October 22, 2012
    Benchmarks took a battering on Friday as three industry heavyweights, Microsoft, General Electric and McDonald's, came out ...
  73. Stock Market News for October 18, 2012 - Market News

    October 18, 2012
    Benchmarks closed in the green yesterday propelled by better-than-expected housing data. This was the third-consecutive trading ...
  74. Stock Market News for October 17, 2012 - Market News

    October 17, 2012
    Better-than expected quarterly results combined with a couple of positive domestic reports guided the benchmarks into the ...
  75. Seadrill's Arm Sets Afloat IPO - Analyst Blog

    October 16, 2012
    Seadrill Partners LLC - a subsidiary set up by Norwegian oilfield service firm Seadrill Limited (SDRL) - launched an initial ...
  76. Eni Eyes March Start for Kazakhstan - Analyst Blog

    October 15, 2012
    Italy's biggest oil and gas company - Eni SpA E) - has finally announced that it will start operations in the massive Kashagan ...
  77. Stock Market News for October 12, 2012 - Market News

    October 12, 2012
    Benchmarks failed to sustain initial gains, sparked off by a better-than-expected fall in initial claims, and ended flat. ...
  78. 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 ...
  79. Stock Market News for October 11, 2012 - Market News

    October 11, 2012
    Alcoa's third quarter loss and its forecast of a dismal global economic situation dragged benchmarks into the red on Wednesday. ...
  80. Stock Market News for October 9, 2012 - Market News

    October 9, 2012
    Benchmarks closed in the red on Monday after the World Bank reduced growth estimates for East Asia and the Pacific region. ...
  81. Energy Firms in Alaska LNG Project - Analyst Blog

    October 5, 2012
    Energy giants Exxon Mobil Corporation (XOM), BP Plc (BP), ConocoPhillips (COP) along with Calgary-based TransCanada Corp. ...
  82. Post-Robbery, Repsol Still Has Promise

    October 3, 2012
    Repsol is far from lost without YPF.
  83. Exxon Eyes Dunquin Field in Ireland - Analyst Blog

    October 2, 2012
    Energy giant ExxonMobil Corporation (XOM) announced its plan to spud the massive Dunquin gas/condensate prospect by early ...
  84. Total Sets Up For Growth

    October 2, 2012
    Total expects oil and gas production to reach 3 million BOE by 2017 as it harvests growth from its many development projects.
  85. Seadrill Unit Goes For IPO - Analyst Blog

    September 26, 2012
    Seadrill Partners LLC - a subsidiary set up by Norwegian oilfield service firm Seadrill Limited (SDRL) - announced the filing ...
  86. 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.
  87. Stock Market News for September 20, 2012 - Market News

    September 20, 2012
    A strong pair of housing sector reports helped benchmarks end in the green yesterday. Following the robust four-day rally ...
  88. Stock Market News for September 19, 2012 - Market News

    September 19, 2012
    Bearish sentiment arising out of a gloomy macroeconomic forecast by FedEx Corp was somewhat offset by positive housing data ...
  89. Stock Market News for September 18, 2012 - Market News

    September 18, 2012
    A drop in oil prices and lower factory activity in New York partially weighed down sentiment, dragging benchmarks into the ...
  90. Stock Market News for September 14, 2012 - Market News

    September 14, 2012
    The Fed finally announced additional economic measures and benchmarks soared to touch new multi-year highs on Thursday. The ...
  91. Last Week In The Energy Sector

    September 11, 2012
    A summary of important events in the energy sector for the week ending September 7, 2012.
  92. BP Close to GoM Assets Sale - Analyst Blog

    September 10, 2012
    British energy giant BP plc (BP) is close to a $7 billion pact related to the divestment of its Gulf of Mexico (GoM) offshore ...
  93. The Top 10 Most Profitable Companies in America

    August 27, 2012
    Take your mind to 2003. The United States has just sent troops into Iraq, Alex Rodriguez has just swatted 47 home runs for ...
  94. 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 ...
  95. Energy Sector Recap

    August 23, 2012
    A recap of events in the Energy Sector for the week ending August 17, 2012.
  96. 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 ...
  97. Stock Market News for August 21, 2012 - Market News

    August 21, 2012
    In one of the quietest trading sessions of the year, markets closed negligibly lower as Germany raised objections about bond ...
  98. 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 ...
  99. Apache - Buy Today For Tomorrow's Rewards

    August 16, 2012
    Apache is underloved and an interesting value play in the energy space. The combination of valuation and quality make this ...
  100. Statoil - Should You Love What The Analysts Hate?

    August 16, 2012
    Statoil is spending money today for a better tomorrow.
  101. Company News for July 27, 2012 - Corporate Summary

    July 27, 2012
    "    Shares of Visa Inc. (NYSE:V) rose 3.7% yesterday, a day after it reported third quarter earnings per share of $1.56, ...
  102. 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.
  103. Anadarko Sells Minor Stake in Lucius - Analyst Blog

    July 5, 2012
    Independent oil and gas producer Anadarko Petroleum Corporation (APC) entered into an agreement with an undisclosed party ...
  104. Oil Posts Epic Rally

    June 30, 2012
    On news that European policymakers will extend economic lifelines to Spain and that help could be on the way for Italy if ...
  105. 4 Strong Stocks You Might Want To Buy

    June 29, 2012
    These promising plays would be a great addition to any investor's portfolio.
  106. Oil Falls On More EU Fears

    June 29, 2012
    As the much-anticipated European Union summit kicked off today in Brussels, traders once again pondered whether or not any ...
  107. Gulf Of Mexico Lease Sale

    June 28, 2012
    The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management released the results of the most recent auction for oil and gas leases in the Gulf ...
  108. 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 ...
  109. Data Points Lift Crude

    June 27, 2012
    Thanks to some decent economic and inventory data points, for a change, oil futures climbed to their highest levels in a ...
  110. 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 ...
  111. 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 ...
  112. Oil Endures Savage Beating

    June 22, 2012
    Amid growing fears regarding just how much the global economy is slowing, oil futures plunged on Thursday. NYMEX-traded crude ...
  113. Friday Relief Rally For Oil

    June 22, 2012
    After West Texas Intermediate fell to its lowest close since October 2011 and Brent closed at its lowest level since December ...
  114. 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 ...
  115. Nothing Is Going Oil's Way

    June 21, 2012
    Wednesday was another bad day at the office for oil, which tumbled in face of bearish inventories data. The Federal Reserve ...
  116. 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 ...
  117. More Stimulus Hopes Lift Oil

    June 20, 2012
    Ahead of yet another Federal Open Market Committee meeting on Wednesday, traders again speculated that Federal Reserve Chairman ...
  118. Another Soft Natural Gas Injection - Analyst Blog

    June 19, 2012
    The U.S. Energy Department's weekly inventory release showed a smaller-than-expected increase in natural gas supplies, reflecting ...
  119. No Greek Rally For Oil

    June 19, 2012
    Despite the market getting what appeared to be its desired result from Greece's election this weekend, riskier assets, including ...
  120. Apache Presents Resource Inventory - Analyst Blog

    June 18, 2012
    Leading independent energy company Apache Corporation (APA), recently, issued an updated report detailing its oil and liquid ...
  121. Ahead Of Big Weekend, Oil Inches Higher

    June 16, 2012
    With substantial headline risk looming this weekend, oil futures eked out a small gain on Friday as NYMEX-traded crude for ...
  122. Stock Market News for June 15, 2012 - Market News

    June 15, 2012
    Report that central banks were prepared to step in if Greek elections cause 'tumultuous trading' guided the benchmarks to ...
  123. Oil Notches Best Day In 2 Months

    June 15, 2012
    On rising hopes for additional monetary easing by the Federal Reserve and other global central banks, oil futures surged ...
  124. Apache Walks the Neutral Lane - Analyst Blog

    June 14, 2012
    We are maintaining our long-term Neutral recommendation on Apache Corporation (APA), reflecting its high-quality and diversified ...
  125. Data No Help To Oil

    June 14, 2012
    Amid some more weak U.S. economic data and ahead of Thursday's OPEC meeting in Vienna, oil prices declined on Thursday, falling ...
  126. 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 ...
  127. Oil Ignores Data, Posts Small Gain

    June 13, 2012
    Two days ahead of OPEC's meeting in Vienna, oil futures snapped a three-day losing streak as traders tepidly embraced riskier ...
  128. No Spain Bounce For Oil

    June 12, 2012
    Oil futures were trading higher overnight on news that Spain will get $100 billion to bailout its crumbling banking system, ...
  129. Oil, Gas Rig Counts Move Apart - Analyst Blog

    June 11, 2012
    In its weekly release, Houston-based oilfield services company Baker Hughes Inc. (BHI) reported a rise in the U.S. rig count ...
  130. Rising Output, Faltering Economy Hit Oil Prices

    June 11, 2012
    As more concerns about the health of the global economy seeped back into the market on Friday, oil futures retreated and ...
  131. A Different Way To Energy

    June 11, 2012
    There are nearly 150 ETFs on the market today that can be classified as energy ETFs. That means investors face a daunting ...
  132. CHK to Sell $4B Pipeline Assets - Analyst Blog

    June 11, 2012
    Natural gas giant Chesapeake Energy Corporation (CHK) has struck an asset sale deal with private equity firm Global Infrastructure ...
  133. Oil Gets No Love From Bernanke

    June 8, 2012
    Following much-anticipated congressional testimony by Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke, oil futures faltered as hopes ...
  134. Natural Gas Surplus Shrinks Further - Analyst Blog

    June 8, 2012
    The U.S. Energy Department's weekly inventory release showed a larger-than-expected increase in natural gas supplies, as ...
  135. 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 ...
  136. QE Prospects Lift Oil

    June 7, 2012
    Following the European Central Bank Meeting today and ahead of Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke's congressional testimony ...
  137. Oil Remains Near 8-Month Low

    June 6, 2012
    As traders remain leery of what the next headline out of the Euro Zone will be, oil remains vulnerable to additional downside, ...
  138. 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 ...
  139. Interesting Stocks Hitting New Lows

    June 5, 2012
    Shares in high quality businesses are finding themselves in the bargain bin as investors overreact at the first sign of bad ...
  140. Oil Snaps 4-Day Skid

    June 4, 2012
    Following last week's savage beating, oil futures closed modestly higher on Monday as traders did some bargain hunting. NYMEX-traded ...
  141. Goldman Says Now Is The Time For Energy Stocks

    June 4, 2012
    With the market's steep sell-off over the last few weeks, a variety of bargains are beginning to emerge. According to investment ...
  142. Jobs Report Slams Oil

    June 4, 2012
    It was widely expected that the May non-farm payroll number would be disappointing and that it was. That disappointment led ...
  143. Earnings Preview: JOY, LGF, PSX, TFM, CIEN

    June 1, 2012
    While the market remains locked in a cell that only Europe and its worsening sovereign debt crisis holds the key to, investors ...
  144. Euro Zone Whacks Oil

    June 1, 2012
    On the back of heightened fears regarding the health of Spain's banking system, oil futures plunged to seven-month lows on ...
  145. Yield, Where Are You?

    June 1, 2012
    It's well known that in this environment of depressed/frozen interest rates, cash investments and U.S. Treasuries just aren't ...
  146. Oil Ends Awful May On A Down Note

    June 1, 2012
    Amid lingering doubts about the health of the Euro Zone and a spate of troubling U.S. economic, oil futures added one more ...
  147. Is Second Place Good Enough For Petrobras Investors?

    June 1, 2012
    Petrobras has substantial reserve potential, but also rampant government interference. Investors looking for a cheaper (albeit ...
  148. Occidental Petroleum Has Taken A Different Path

    May 31, 2012
    Occidental runs itself a little differently, and that's a good thing for shareholders. The compnay looks like a quality name ...
  149. 4 Strong Stocks You Might Want To Buy

    May 30, 2012
    These promising plays would be a great addition to any investor's portfolio.
  150. Apache Remains Balanced

    May 30, 2012
    Apache has a diversified revenue stream, but its forward P/E ratios are well below both the industry and market averages ...
  151. Oil Ends Week With Small Gains

    May 29, 2012
    Heading into the three-day Memorial Day weekend, oil ended the week on a modestly higher note as NYMEX-traded crude for July ...
  152. 1,000 Stocks Please

    May 29, 2012
    Investors that like low-cost, broad market ETFs with astounding amounts of stocks are sure to love the iShares Russell 1 ...
  153. Oil Drummed

    May 24, 2012
    New York, May 23rd (TradersHuddle.com) - Increased supply, rising inventories and more concerns about Europe combined to ...
  154. Oil Bounces Back, Sort Of

    May 24, 2012
    New York, May 24th (TradersHuddle.com) - Markets were a bit more sanguine on Thursday than they were Wednesday as equities ...
  155. Improving Offshore Activity Bodes Well For Tidewater

    May 24, 2012
    While the service and supply side of offshore energy will probably always lag drilling, in terms of investor interest, Tidewater ...
  156. Australia Catches Shale Fever

    May 23, 2012
    A recent report predicts that Australia's unconventional and shale gas resources will nearly double the nation's total natural ...
  157. Crude Snaps Losing Streak

    May 22, 2012
    Oil futures finally climbed higher on Monday, snapping a six-day skid, as investors bid up equities across the globe. Traders ...
  158. Oil Resumes Slide

    May 22, 2012
    New York, May 22nd (TradersHuddle.com) - Following Monday's bullish action, oil futures resumed their losing ways on Tuesday ...
  159. Different Catalysts Same Results For Oil

    May 18, 2012
    New York, May 17th (TradersHuddle.com) - A different day, a different reason, but the same result for oil and that was another ...
  160. Nat Gas: Is The Rebound For Real?

    May 18, 2012
    New York, May 17th (TradersHuddle.com) - Until recently, saying that natural gas prices were in a tailspin was to put things ...
  161. Murphy Oil's Canadian Assets

    May 17, 2012
    Murphy Oil has an extensive inventory of Canadian oil and gas assets and plans to develop these assets to meet production ...
  162. Traders Continue To Pound Oil

    May 16, 2012
    New York, May 15th (TradersHuddle.com) - There is seemingly no relief in sight for oil thanks to Europe's sovereign debt ...
  163. No Relief In Sight For Oil

    May 16, 2012
    New York, May 16th (TradersHuddle.com) - It was another day at the office for oil futures. Unfortunately, that office has ...
  164. Oil Getting Worse And Worse...

    May 14, 2012
    New York, May 14th (TradersHuddle.com) - Amid growing concerns regarding the health of the global economy and escalating ...
  165. Consumer Data No Help To Oil

    May 12, 2012
    New York, May 11th (TradersHuddle.com) - Thursday was the outlier. After snapping a six-day losing streak with a meager gain ...
  166. Oil Barely Snaps Losing Streak

    May 11, 2012
    New York, May 10th (TradersHuddle.com) - Following a six-day sell-off at the hands of lingering doubts regarding the viability ...
  167. Oil's Losing Streak Now At 6 Days

    May 10, 2012
    New York, May 9th (TradersHuddle.com) - It's starting to sound like a broken, but that is the unfortunate reality for oil ...
  168. Is The Oracle Losing His Touch?

    May 10, 2012
    Legendary value investor Warren Buffett didn't become legendary by lagging the S&P 500 on a regular basis, but that's exactly ...
  169. Oil Falls, But Nat Gas Surges

    May 10, 2012
    As global investors got around to the business of fretting about last weekend's European election news, oil extended its ...
  170. BP In The Gulf Of Mexico

    May 9, 2012
    With many BP wells still being operated, and more additions planned, BP is showing no signs of slowing down after the 201 ...
  171. Should Investors Pull Over For TravelCenters Of America?

    May 9, 2012
    TravelCenters of America is in a tough business, but the valuation looks too low.
  172. Oil's Losing Streak Runs to Four Days

    May 8, 2012
    Given the weekend's political events in Europe and the way futures were acting in electronic trading on Sunday evening, it ...
  173. Welcome Back Europe; Oil Falls

    May 1, 2012
    Welcome Back Europe; Oil Falls
  174. Earnings Review: Solid Results This Week

    May 1, 2012
    Earnings Review: Solid Results This Week
  175. Oil Ends The Week On a High Note

    May 1, 2012
    Oil Ends The Week On a High Note
  176. Home Sales Lift Oil

    May 1, 2012
    Home Sales Lift Oil
  177. Fed Comments Lift Oil Futures

    May 1, 2012
    Fed Comments Lift Oil Futures
  178. 4 Strong Stocks For Any Portfolio

    April 30, 2012
    These promising plays would be a great addition to any investor's portfolio.
  179. Stocks That Benefit From A Weak Dollar

    April 27, 2012
    If the dollar weakens, then businesses with these characteristics could greatly benefit.
  180. Finding Value In The Market

    April 27, 2012
    The overall large-cap value segment has been lagging the overall stock market. That being said, there are still plenty of ...
  181. Like Utilities, Penn Virginia Is Switching To Gas

    April 11, 2012
    Penn Virginia is making a transformative acquisition in its midstream gas business.
  182. Is It Time To Prepare For A Braskem Rebound?

    April 9, 2012
    Braskem has been hit by tough spreads, but conditions are looking up.
  183. Appomattox Discovery Gets Better

    April 9, 2012
    The Appomattox Discovery has even more hydrocarbon resources than originally thought, and this proves that the Deepwater ...
  184. Five 52-Week High Fliers

    April 3, 2012
    Explore five stocks making new highs. Is this a case of overvalue, or could investors buy high and sell even higher?
  185. Own The Barron's 30

    March 30, 2012
    On March 24, Barron's profiled 30 of the world's best CEOs. To invest in all of the Barron's 30, it's almost easier to buy ...
  186. Alaska Still A Player In Oil And Gas

    March 30, 2012
    Alaska is one of the leaders in oil and gas production in the United States, but it has lost the spotlight to the industry's ...
  187. 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 ...
  188. Dividends That Will Keep Growing

    March 26, 2012
    The value that these companies have created over the years is mainly due to the dividends they pay out to investors.
  189. Playing Asia In The Face Of Rising Gas Prices

    March 23, 2012
    Rising oil prices aren't just problematic for the United States. Those in Asia are feeling the pinch as well.
  190. East Africa Yields Its Riches

    March 21, 2012
    Oil and gas operators are flocking to offshore East Africa as they look for new areas to explore.
  191. Stocks That Benefit From A Weak Dollar

    March 20, 2012
    If the dollar weakens, then businesses with these characteristics could greatly benefit.
  192. Anadarko Petroleum Hopes To Continue Exploration Success

    March 16, 2012
    Anadarko Petroleum has a successful history of oil and gas exploration across its global portfolio. The company is planning ...
  193. 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 ...
  194. Repsol YPF Up The Ante In The Vaca Muerte Shale

    March 12, 2012
    Repsol YPF and other oil and gas companies are moving to develop the Vaca Muerte Shale in Argentina.
  195. A Look At The Baby Berkshires

    March 9, 2012
    Using value investing principals, Warren Buffet has turned Berkshire Hathaway into a model of success and made his shareholders ...
  196. Chevron Starts Tengiz Expansion

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

    February 29, 2012
    Statoil has serious issues, but valuation nevertheless seems too low.
  198. Exploration And Production Companies Raise Dividends

    February 24, 2012
    Several exploration and production companies have raised dividends for 2012.
  199. Dry Gas Drilling Cuts And Production Shut Ins Continue

    February 22, 2012
    More energy companies have announced reductions in dry gas drilling for 2012.
  200. Apple Now A Cult Stock

    February 17, 2012
    Apple will be an exciting story to watch but it may be best to watch from the sidelines.
  201. Three Reasons To Own Eni

    February 15, 2012
    The Italian oil company is relatively unknown, making it an interesting alternative to the Exxon Mobil's of the world.
  202. Apache Still Cheap Enough To Pay

    February 15, 2012
    Apache's consistency is worth more than this.
  203. 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.
  204. The Price of Apple's Huge Success

    February 6, 2012
    The tech giant’s gleaming product line is resting on a much uglier foundation of cruel outsourced manufacturing, a ...
  205. Stocks That Benefit From A Weak Dollar

    January 27, 2012
    If the dollar weakens, then businesses with these characteristics could greatly benefit.
  206. Chesapeake Energy Sends Market Signal

    January 25, 2012
    Chesapeake Energy is once again cutting dry gas drilling to help balance supply and demand and also cut back on unprofitable ...
  207. BP Energy Outlook To 2030

    January 24, 2012
    BP expects a growth in energy demand to come from developing nations with emerging economies.
  208. Quicksilver Resources To Invest In Two Oil Plays

    January 10, 2012
    Quicksilver Resources has established large lease positions in two oil plays.
  209. Does Penn Virginia Deserve Such A Low Multiple?

    January 10, 2012
    Penn Virginia has been struggling, but does it deserve to trade at such a steep discount?
  210. WPX Energy Goes It Alone In 2012

    January 9, 2012
    WPX Energy completed its separation from Williams and has started 2012 as an independent exploration and production company.
  211. Team Inc. Making The Most Out Of Maintenance

    January 5, 2012
    Team Inc. is feasting on fatter maintenance budgets in the energy sector.
  212. Cosan Could Look A Little Sweeter In 2012

    January 4, 2012
    Cosan could be looking at renewed interest in ethanol in 2012.
  213. Energy Sector - 2011 In Review

    December 30, 2011
    The energy sector was full of deals and reorganizations in 2011, but that did not translate into great investment returns ...
  214. Southwestern Energy Looks To 2012

    December 29, 2011
    Southwestern Energy set its capital budget for 2012 and will spend less on the Fayetteville Shale and more on its New Ventures ...
  215. A Big Bet On Hard Asset Producers

    December 29, 2011
    The recent rout in the commodity markets can provide investors just the opportunity they are looking for.
  216. Stocks That Benefit From A Weak Dollar

    December 29, 2011
    If the dollar weakens, then businesses with these characteristics could greatly benefit.
  217. 2011 In Review – How Did The Biggest Mutual Funds Perform?

    December 28, 2011
    Large funds suffered from the same challenges as any other fund in 2011.
  218. Oil and Gas Spending Set To Rise In 2012

    December 27, 2011
    Oil and gas spending is expected to increase by 10% in 2012 over last year, according to a recent survey.
  219. Marathon Oil - A Look At 2012

    December 27, 2011
    Marathon Oil is no longer an integrated oil and gas company and 2012 will mark its first full year as an upstream only energy ...
  220. YPF Hits Big On Shale Oil

    December 15, 2011
    YPF reported the success of an initial exploration program targeting a shale oil play in onshore Argentina. The company hopes ...
  221. Ashland Unveils Three Year Growth Plan

    November 30, 2011
    Ashland has established a set of growth targets on EBITDA and margins to achieve over the next three years.
  222. Q3 Earnings’ Best And Worst

    November 30, 2011
    A reality check for last quarter's good, bad and ugly earnings results.
  223. Value Legend Klarman Piles Into BP

    November 18, 2011
    Despite oil spill risks, Klarman clearly sees significant upside - even at today's price levels
  224. Is The Arctic Oil’s Last Frontier?

    November 16, 2011
    The Arctic circle is gaining much attention from E&P firms. For investors, this frozen gamble could pay off.
  225. EnCana Likes Long Term Natural Gas Fundamentals

    November 15, 2011
    EnCana believes that natural gas still has a positive long-term future despite the current low price.
  226. 4 ETFs On Fire Right Now

    October 31, 2011
    October has been a wild month. Here are four ETFs with the most striking gains.
  227. Shale Gas Gets Kick Start In United Kingdom

    September 28, 2011
    Cuadrilla Resources estimates that 200 Tcf of shale gas is on its acreage in the United Kingdom, and the company may start ...
  228. What's The Utica Shale Worth?

    September 27, 2011
    Wall Street is littered with grandiose proclamations on the value of stocks and assets. Time will solve the mystery of whether ...
  229. Petrobras Or Statoil: Which Is The Better Stock?

    September 22, 2011
    Both Petrobras and Statoil are selling for less these days. Find out which is the better stock.
  230. Obama Goes To War With The Oil Industry

    September 22, 2011
    The Obama administration has proposed an expensive jobs bill and is targeting the oil and gas industry to help pay for this ...
  231. 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 ...
  232. 4 Overlooked Value Plays

    September 14, 2011
    Learn more about four undervalued stocks that are going overlooked.
  233. Casey's Offers Growth At A Reasonable Price

    September 12, 2011
    Despite higher debt levels than its peers, Casey’s is more consistently profitable and has very healthy growth prospects.
  234. Big Yields In A Low-Rate Environment

    September 12, 2011
    Over a period of years, it's likely that carefully chosen dividend-paying stocks will provide a higher return than Treasuries ...
  235. Sunoco's Radical Reformation

    September 7, 2011
    Sunoco is significantly remaking itself.
  236. 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.
  237. Argentina Oil And Gas Set To Take Off

    August 23, 2011
    Argentina has the third-largest reserves of shale gas in the world, along with ample amounts of shale oil and tight gas.
  238. What Do AA+ And AAA Credit Ratings Mean?

    August 10, 2011
    Whether you held a AAA or AA+ rating, the difference didn't seem to matter to Mr. Market on Monday.
  239. Petrobras Approves Five-Year Business Plan

    August 8, 2011
    Petrobras approved a huge five-year, $224 billion spending plan that will help make Brazil one of the largest oil and gas ...
  240. Investors Gush Over Cameron

    August 4, 2011
    Orders have started to flow into Cameron again.
  241. The Best ETF for Trading Energy

    August 3, 2011
    Popular ETFs like USO and XLE get most of the headlines, but the charts show that a lesser-known but highly liquid ETF ...
  242. Investing In Africa's Oil Bonanza

    July 29, 2011
    Africa is quickly moving to become the next oil and gas superstar nation.
  243. 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.
  244. American Midstream Partners Revew

    July 26, 2011
    American Midstream Partners has joined the wave of energy companies going public through initial public offerings.
  245. Say Hello To Kosmos Energy

    July 20, 2011
    Kosmos Energy recently went public and is involved with higher risk exploration in onshore and offshore Africa.
  246. Halliburton Waits For The World To Catch Up

    July 20, 2011
    Halliburton's North American business is booming and there's still time for investors to capitalize on the rise.
  247. 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?
  248. 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 ...
  249. Buffett's Profitable Positions

    July 13, 2011
    See 5 stocks that have been profitable for Warren Buffett.
  250. Stocks That Benefit From A Weak Dollar

    July 12, 2011
    If the dollar continues to weaken, then businesses with these characteristics could greatly benefit.
  251. 4 Strong Stocks For Any Portfolio

    July 7, 2011
    These promising plays would be a great addition to any investor's portfolio.
  252. Big Energy Dividend Aristocrats

    July 6, 2011
    These energy companies have shown consistency in paying dividends that should appeal to most investors.
  253. Statoil - Canadian Property Review

    June 28, 2011
    Statoil needs to successfully develop a number of oil sands leases in Canada to meet recently established production goals.
  254. 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 ...
  255. Vast Upside Potential For Petrobras

    May 25, 2011
    Petrobras' valuation looks reasonable given the rapid growth that management anticipates as it works to become the world's ...
  256. An Opportunity To Buy Flooded Refiners

    May 20, 2011
    The Mississippi's flooding could damage the refining infrastructure of the nation. However, fortune favors the bold.
  257. Anadarko's Balance Paying Off

    May 4, 2011
    Anadarko takes few major risks and offers a very balanced production profile.
  258. 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.
  259. 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 ...
  260. Gulf of Mexico Log Jam Breaks

    March 31, 2011
    The delay in drilling in the Gulf of Mexico has come to an end, as the government has issued half a dozen permits over the ...
  261. Conoco Phillips Sets Up For Growth

    March 25, 2011
    Conoco Phillips will spend tens of billions in capital over the next five years, in an attempt to meet its production growth ...
  262. Is This Apple Falling Off a Tree

    March 23, 2011
    as wonderful as a company as Apple is and the future growth ahead of the company, it's likely the best and safest gains have ...
  263. 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 ...
  264. Royal Dutch Shell Analyst Meeting Review

    March 17, 2011
    Royal Dutch Shell reviewed the large amount of oil and natural gas projects it has in the development or planning stages.
  265. Chevron: Upstream Project Review

    March 16, 2011
    Chevron is trying to increase its production growth through the development of its large inventory of upstream oil and gas ...
  266. Exxon Mobil Works Its North American Assets

    March 14, 2011
    Exxon Mobil is putting big money into unconventional plays in North America.
  267. 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 ...
  268. February's Dow 30 Winners and Losers

    March 1, 2011
    See the best and worst performing DJIA stocks from February 2011!
  269. A Win-Win For Chespeake And BHP?

    February 24, 2011
    Chesapeake and BHP Billiton both get soemthing they need after a multi-billion dollar asset deal.
  270. General Electric's Surprising Acquisition

    February 16, 2011
    GE's oil services division keeps a low profile, but its latest acquistion has made it more than a major player.
  271. Cameron And National Oilwell Looking For A Busier 2011

    February 7, 2011
    Offshore energy development looks to be a boon for both companies in the coming years.
  272. January's Dow 30 Winners and Losers

    February 1, 2011
    See the best and worst performing DJIA stocks from January 2011!
  273. 6 Overbought Stocks To Watch

    January 25, 2011
    Let's take a look at a few stocks that have recently entered overbought territory because these could be candidates for a ...
  274. Pioneer Natural Resources Plans Big In 2011

    January 18, 2011
    Pioneer Natural Resources will focus greater capital into the Eagle Ford Shale and Spraberry formations in 2011.
  275. Venoco To Plow The Monterey Shale In 2011

    January 13, 2011
    Venoco plans to make a major investment of capital to explore and develop the Monterey Shale in 2011.
  276. Petrohawk Energy To Get More Oily In 2011

    January 11, 2011
    Petrohawk Energy will put more capital in 2011 into oil and liquids development in the Eagle Ford Shale, as the company moves ...
  277. Drilling For Value In Transocean Shares

    January 3, 2011
    Shares in Transocean offer a great combination of an attractively priced stock in a company capable of significant earnings ...
  278. Looking Back On Tech In 2010

    December 28, 2010
    In the technology sector, the favorite few delivered exceptional results versus mediocre scores for the rest.
  279. Big Oil's Resurgent Year

    December 27, 2010
    For much of 2010, it looked like the oil industry had drilled itself into a black hole, but major oil companies actually ...
  280. Exploration And Production Spending To Rise In 2011

    December 17, 2010
    The latest survey of energy companies indicates that exploration and production capital spending will increase by 11% in ...
  281. A CEO Who Changed The Face Of Technology

    December 13, 2010
    Steve Jobs has managed to continue propelling Apple to new heights in terms of stock price and technological innovation.
  282. November’s Best And Worst Performing Dow 30 Components

    December 1, 2010
    The performance of these Dow 30 stocks was far off market averages.
  283. 3 Dividend-Paying Stocks With Momentum

    November 26, 2010
    These three dividend-paying stocks have been performing above expectations as of late, and show great promise in the near ...
  284. Jacobs Still Looking To Build That Ladder

    November 18, 2010
    Jacobs closed out a tough year, but a quick rebound in large-scale construction seems improbable.
  285. Highest Trading Stocks

    October 28, 2010
    These stocks have the highest trading volume on the market. But does heavy trading equate to success for these companies?
  286. 5 Low-Beta DJIA Stocks

    October 22, 2010
    Check out five low-beta stocks that can help you to diversify your portfolio.
  287. Apple's Perfect Image Smashed

    October 20, 2010
    Apple reports rising revenues, but share prices don't follow suit. Are there bugs in Apple's operations, or is this a temporary ...
  288. Chesapeake Energy Can't Escape The Haynesville Shale

    October 18, 2010
    Chesapeake Energy is still primarily a natural gas company despite its ambitious goal to shift towards oil and liquids.
  289. Royal Dutch Shell Heavy Oil Picks Up

    October 7, 2010
    Royal Dutch Shell is moving forward to develop its extensive heavy oil properties in North America over the next decade.
  290. Royal Dutch Shell North America Review

    October 5, 2010
    Royal Dutch Shell has plans to explore and develop heavily in America over the next four years.
  291. ETFs Causing Volatility? Here's The Real Problem

    September 17, 2010
    It's not buying and selling of an ETF's underlying stocks that cause market volatility. Rather, it may be that widespread ...
  292. Natural Gas Overtakes Coal

    September 17, 2010
    More utilities are shifting away from coal-fired plants to those that use clean natural gas. As this shift continues, companies ...
  293. Back To The Future With Ethanol?

    September 7, 2010
    Ethanol prices have some investors once again dreaming of a bright future for this fuel alternative.
  294. Corporate Leaders Earn Your Trust

    September 1, 2010
    Naysayers of long-term investing are fooling themselves if they don't take this fund and its premise seriously.
  295. 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 ...
  296. A Mess In Africa Highlights A Challenge To Resource Companies

    August 25, 2010
    A spat in the Congo highlights the risks that many resource companies face overseas.
  297. 4 Stocks The Insiders Like Right Now

    August 24, 2010
    Investors can use this insider buying activity as an initial screen before conducting their own research on the potential ...
  298. M&A Activity Heats Up

    August 23, 2010
    The energy sector has had a banner year for mergers and acquisitions. Find out which companies are getting in on the action.
  299. Denbury Resources Second Quarter Recap

    August 18, 2010
    Denbury Resources continues to lead the way with tertiary oil recovery operations in the United States.
  300. Harvest Natural Plants Seeds Of Growth

    August 9, 2010
    Thanks to its growing global exploration portfolio, this company is worth a look for oil-hungry investors.
  301. BP Still Profitable

    July 29, 2010
    If history is any guide, BP's current fate is only temporary.
  302. 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 ...
  303. How's Your State Pension Fund These Days?

    July 20, 2010
    Find out what the stock holdings of the largest pension funds can teach investors.
  304. Will The EPA Crack Down On "Fracking"?

    July 12, 2010
    The Gulf oil spill has pushed pollution concerns to the forefront, and helped to put shale gas exploration back on the EPA's ...
  305. Companies Benefitting From The Oil Spill

    July 7, 2010
    The Gulf Oil Spill has its beneficiaries as well as the one big hit.
  306. The Real Dividend Aristocrats

    June 30, 2010
    The S&P 500 Dividend Aristocrats are those companies that have increased dividends for 25 years straight. However, some have ...
  307. Will CarMax Zoom As Part of S&P?

    June 29, 2010
    Any company added to the S&P is a sign of the company's strength in its industry and in the business community.
  308. KBR Analyst Day Review

    June 29, 2010
    We'll look at some highlights from KBR's recent analyst meeting.
  309. Companies Any Investor Could Love

    June 28, 2010
    There are times when too much of a good thing can be downright poisonous.
  310. Oil Sands Should Benefit From Gulf Disaster

    June 25, 2010
    After BP's Gulf oil disaster, Canada's oil sands are looking a lot less risky.
  311. BP Share Price A Steal?

    June 15, 2010
    BP's valuation has been unduly punished and represents a very interesting risk/reward tradeoff for brave investors.
  312. Will BP Survive This Crisis?

    June 14, 2010
    BP has sufficient financial capacity to meet the costs of the current crisis, and although things seem fairly grim, the company ...
  313. Denbury Resources Moves Westward

    June 10, 2010
    Denbury Resources has mastered the art of tertiary oil recovery operations and is moving it towards the Rocky Mountains.
  314. Onshore Drillers after the BP Disaster

    June 8, 2010
    The BP oil spill disaster may be the biggest boost to onshore and natural gas drilling in a long time.
  315. Oil And Gas Plays You've Never Heard Of

    June 3, 2010
    North America is full of places to explore and develop oil and gas resources, but only shale plays seem to get any attention ...
  316. Is The Oil Spill Over-Dumping BP Shares

    June 3, 2010
    Until BP can contain the oil spill, shares will continue to face downward pressure.
  317. Horn River Basin Update

    May 31, 2010
    Although it is primarily a dry natural gas play, the Horn River Basin is attracting capital and development attention.
  318. 4 Large Cap Fire Sales

    May 28, 2010
    These large cap stocks are on sale and highly undervalued.
  319. Murphy Oil International Portfolio A Winner

    May 26, 2010
    Murphy Oil has had great success in the company's international exploration portfolio, and this should continue.
  320. Williams Companies' Energy Business Growing Quickly

    May 26, 2010
    Williams will see its exploration and production business grow by double digits over the next few years.
  321. Occidental Petroleum: California Here We Come

    May 26, 2010
    Occidental Petroleum is using a mature base of reserves in California to boost domestic production - something that skeptics ...
  322. Occidental Petroleum Steps Up Production Growth

    May 24, 2010
    Occidental Petroleum seems set to boost production growth above its recent historical average.
  323. European Shale Development Slumbers Forward

    May 11, 2010
    The exploration and development of European shale assets is moving at a slow pace.
  324. 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.
  325. Safe Dividends In Oil And Gas

    May 3, 2010
    Dividend investors looking to have their cake and eat it, too, will want to check out four companies with strong balance ...
  326. Enterprise Products Partners A Good Play In A Rebound

    April 28, 2010
    This energy company's high yield and reasonable leverage make it a smart play when the market recovers.
  327. Pain At The Pump, Profit In The Portfolio

    April 13, 2010
    As developed world economies begin to recover, oil prices are on the rise.
  328. Royal Dutch Shell Refocusing

    April 9, 2010
    Royal Dutch Shell is shedding dead weight and expanding into areas with higher margins.
  329. New Brunswick Attracts The Oil And Gas Industry

    April 2, 2010
    Southwestern Energy won a bid to become the second major indedpendent exploration and production company to explore for oil ...
  330. ConocoPhillips' Upstream Report

    March 30, 2010
    Conoco Phillips has an extensive inventory of upstream projects develop to meet its long-term per-share production growth ...
  331. Big Polluters Hurt By Carbon Regulation

    March 26, 2010
    Some companies will be hurt with carbon regulation reforms while others will prosper.
  332. Gulf Of Mexico Lease Sale

    March 24, 2010
    The recent results of the Gulf of Mexico lease sale indicate industry interest in this prospective exploration area.
  333. The Hottest Thing In Natural Gas: Steel

    March 24, 2010
    While low prices are keeping a lid on producers, steel may be a stealth play on the growing natural gas industry.
  334. Are These Stocks Takeover Targets?

    March 10, 2010
    It's a fool errand to buy stocks based solely on a potential buyout, but the search may lead to fruitful ideas.
  335. The Death Of Conventional Resource Plays?

    February 18, 2010
    The massive development of unconventional resource plays in North America may lead to an oversupply of natural gas and lower ...
  336. Energy Mergers & Acquisitions In Comeback

    February 17, 2010
    The large volume of deals in the energy sector in Q4 2009, led by the Exxon Mobil purchase of XTO Energy, is a sign of a ...
  337. North Dakota Production Surprises

    February 9, 2010
    North Dakota was long written off as a mature oil basin in the U.S. but new technology has proven this wrong.
  338. Four Price-To-Sales Bargains

    February 5, 2010
    Keeping an eye out for companies that trade at discounts to sales can provide investors with opportunities for nice profits.
  339. 3 Stocks Crossing Into Bear Territory

    February 1, 2010
    They may be at the end of the road - or just the beginning, if you're a short seller.
  340. Reasons To Watch Occidental Petroleum

    January 25, 2010
    Occidental Petroleum will develop an exciting new discovery in 2010 and move forward on international projects in Bahrain ...
  341. Resolute Energy's Resolute Growth Trajectory

    January 25, 2010
    This company's niche in rejuvenating mature oil fields creates sustainability.
  342. Opportunities In The Oil Patch Beyond The Majors

    January 22, 2010
    A look at a few of the less-heralded oil names that may be poised to deliver gushing returns to investors in 2010.
  343. A Lively Start To 2010 For Energy Sector

    January 15, 2010
    2010 got off to a big start for the energy sector as some major news was released that may define the investing landscape ...
  344. Is Halliburton A Must-Own?

    January 14, 2010
    Halliburton was recently praised by Goldman Sachs, but what will that mean in the long-term?
  345. Chevron Keeps Focus On Offshore In 2010

    January 14, 2010
    Chevron will spend less of its capital on exploration and development in 2010 than last year, but its focus on long-term ...
  346. Horn River Basin To Reach Center Stage In 2010

    January 12, 2010
    The Horn River Basin will see a large amount of development in 2010.
  347. What To Expect From The Oil Sands In 2010

    January 11, 2010
    Canada's oil sands will see a renewed flow of capital in 2010, as the project cutbacks due to the recession and credit crisis ...
  348. 4 Possible Energy Surprises For 2010

    January 5, 2010
    2010 may have some surprises for investors in the energy sector.
  349. Exxon Mobil Deal Validates Unconventional Resource Plays

    December 16, 2009
    Exxon Mobil's purchase of XTO validates the unconventional resource plays in North America and may trigger other deals.
  350. Exxon Bets On Natural Gas

    December 14, 2009
    Energy giant Exxon may have changed the perception of natural gas this week with a market moving maneuver.
  351. 4 Stocks Berkshire Hathaway Recently Bought

    December 3, 2009
    All value investors ought to keep abreast of the thinking - and actions - of the world's wealthiest individual.
  352. BP Ramps Up Oil Production

    November 25, 2009
    BP has made a major push into the Gulf of Mexico, which will help keep it as the largest producer in the area.
  353. Devon Energy A Major Player In North American Onshore

    November 23, 2009
    The company will still have a huge amount of properties to develop once it sheds its international and Gulf of Mexico assets.
  354. 3 Lesser-Known ETFs

    November 20, 2009
    These three under-covered ETFs may be just what your portfolio needs.
  355. The Major Oil Companies Are Still Awesome

    November 10, 2009
    The three largest domestic oil companies showed earnings that were strong but down considerably year over year.
  356. What A Year For ConocoPhillips

    October 30, 2009
    While comparing numbers to last year make net income look weak, deeply entrenched oil companies like ConocoPhillips can do ...
  357. Big Oil Earnings On Tap

    October 27, 2009
    This earnings preview of major oil companies is interesting, when compared to the same quarter last year.
  358. Oil Services Still The Best Way To Play Crude

    October 22, 2009
    Crude's resurgence can best be played through these oil service stocks.
  359. The Story Behind Falling Oil And Gas Reserves

    October 16, 2009
    The latest report shows oil and gas reserves falling despite huge investments in exploration and development. However, there ...
  360. Oil Companies With High Reserve-Replacement Ratios

    October 12, 2009
    The reserve replacement ratio can help judge the operating performance of an exploration and production company.
  361. Going Global In Search Of Oil Dividends

    September 30, 2009
    Dividend seekers who want to include an oil explorer or two in their portfolios might do well to look beyond the U.S.
  362. Developing West African Oil Plays

    September 18, 2009
    Anadarko Petroleum proves once again that there is plenty of oil and gas reserves out there.
  363. Libya Aims To Boost Capacity

    September 16, 2009
    Libya just announced plans to boost its oil capacity to three million barrels per day by 2013. Is this 60% boost feasible?
  364. BP's Big Score

    September 8, 2009
    The recent BP oil discovery makes this company even more attractive.
  365. Natural Gas Vehicle Are The Answer To Our Energy Woes

    September 3, 2009
    The U.S must convert its transportation energy needs to natural gas from oil to help break our dependence on imported oil, ...
  366. $2 Natural Gas?

    August 24, 2009
    Oil and natural gas have parted ways, and it doesn't look like natural gas will be recovering in the near future.
  367. Keep An Eye On This Oil Sands Company

    August 21, 2009
    opti canada
  368. When Buffett Speaks, You Better Listen

    August 21, 2009
    The ultimate consequence of inflation is crippling the value of the dollar.
  369. Oil's Sweet Spot Play

    August 18, 2009
    Focusing on businesses that cater to the needs of oil companies is a great way to play this sector.
  370. Occidental Petroleum Strikes Gold In California

    July 29, 2009
    Occidental Petroleum found a large new oil field in California confounding those who feel that mature areas are devoid of ...
  371. 4 Strong Stocks For Any Portfolio

    July 24, 2009
    These promising plays would be a great addition to any investor's portfolio.
  372. 5 Solid BRIC Stocks

    July 17, 2009
    BRIC markets are predicted to outperform of the rest of 2009. Here's some solid names that are likely to lead the rally.
  373. Conoco Phillips Kicks Off Q2 Earnings Season For Big Oil

    July 9, 2009
    Conoco Phillips' second-quarter interim update, a precursor to the offical earnings release on July 29, didn't look all that ...
  374. Refiners Feeling The Squeeze

    July 7, 2009
    Hurt by weak gasoline demand, the struggling refinery sector now faces a wave of costly legislation designed to cut emissions.
  375. Stock Buybacks Fall Off A Cliff

    July 1, 2009
    We take a look at the stock repurchase report from S&P, to see what is signals for the economy.
  376. Casey's General Stores Stay Hungry

    June 17, 2009
    Casey’s continues to demonstrate it can grow profits in what is a challenging business even during the best of economic times.
  377. Two More Reasons To Diversify

    June 3, 2009
    GM and Citigroup being removed from the DJIA should cause investors to focus on diversification.
  378. 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.
  379. Will LNG Spell Doom For Natural Gas?

    May 28, 2009
    The market is concerned about the amount of liquified natural gas (LNG) being imported into the U.S. this year.
  380. New Energy Bill Divides Industry

    May 25, 2009
    The new energy bill is causing a division in the overall Energy sector, as companies try to influence the outcome of this ...
  381. Concho Resources - A Play Past The Permian

    May 19, 2009
    Concho Resources has strong core assets in the Permian Basin, along with acreage in the Bakken Shale. This asset mix may ...
  382. Natural Gas Rising From The Ashes

    May 18, 2009
    The natural gas market is showing signs of a bottom. Is now the right time to buy in?
  383. Energy Stocks That Have Been Left Behind

    May 14, 2009
    The energy sector has been one of the strongest during the market rally off the market lows in March 2009.
  384. Venezuela Still A Problem For Energy Sector

    May 4, 2009
    The fall in oil prices has not made Venezuela a more hospitable place to do business. Investors and companies should be wary ...
  385. Annual Energy Outlook

    May 1, 2009
    Government projections on supply, demand and prices can help investors look for investable themes.
  386. Avoid Unions At All Costs

    April 24, 2009
    Misinformation thrown about in the auto bailout is a clear sign for investors to avoid companies with significantly unionized ...
  387. The Oil Sands Slowdown

    April 22, 2009
    The drop in oil prices and the widening of the discount for heavy crude have caused the cancellation of many projects in ...
  388. Shale Oil Disappears Again

    April 22, 2009
    Oil Shale has a huge potential to reduce the dependence of the U.S. on foreign oil sources, but questions on economics and ...
  389. 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.
  390. Gulf Of Mexico Still A Hotspot

    March 27, 2009
    A recent auction proves that oil companies are still making moves in the Gulf of Mexico. Find out which companies are making ...
  391. No Blindfold Needed: Coke Wins Over The S&P 500

    March 25, 2009
    Coca Cola's geographic diversification wins out over the broader S&P 500.
  392. The AAA Rated Bond Club Gets Smaller

    March 5, 2009
    As the recession continues the number of companies rated AAA gets smaller.
  393. Betting On Job Losses

    February 5, 2009
    The current job losses aren't pretty. As investors, we have ways to play this.
  394. Is Oil And Gas Capital Spending Bottoming Out?

    January 21, 2009
    Investors should watch for announcements to get clues into whether the energy sector has hit bottom.
  395. Energy Company May Energize Your Portfolio

    January 15, 2009
    XTO Energy sold off 50% from its high due to concern about hitting its growth targets in a credit constrained world, but ...
  396. China's Refining Giants Struggle Against Slumping Demand

    January 9, 2009
    China's oil majors are struggling as domestic fuel consumption in China hits the skids.
  397. Sonoco Hurt By Weak Demand And High Pension Costs

    December 8, 2008
    A $138 million underfunded pension forced Sonoco to slash guidance, and it's not the only company with pension liability ...
  398. The One, Two, Three Commodity Knock-Out

    December 2, 2008
    Commodity investing through simple ETFs will give you exposure with lower expenses.
  399. Digging Into Commodity Funds

    November 27, 2008
    The DWS Commodity Stock Fund is an open-end fund investing in commodity stocks around the world.
  400. Obama's Green Thumb On Energy

    November 7, 2008
    New leadership in Washington could benefit renewable ETFs.
  401. Cracks Appear Around CB&I

    November 4, 2008
    Cost overruns and worries about future project commitments have hammered the stock price of this energy-focused E&C company.
  402. Brazil’s Revolving Rags-To-Riches Story

    October 30, 2008
    In a rough year globally, Brazil looks like a compelling growth story ... again.
  403. Halliburton Reports A Good Q3 Despite GAAP Loss

    October 22, 2008
    Halliburton put out a good quarter despite the headline loss.
  404. 5 Stocks That Pass The 'Safe Earners' Test

    October 20, 2008
    Recipe for outperformance in the coming months: mix strong earnings growth with rock-solid balance sheets and low valuation.
  405. Trouble Below The Surface At Acergy

    October 14, 2008
    The valuation on this offshore energy services provider is appealing, but does danger lurk beneath the waves?
  406. Coping With Dow 9,000

    October 7, 2008
    A breakout of the most resilient components in a falling Dow.
  407. Are Commodities Ready to Run or Done?

    September 10, 2008
    Is the commodities bull done or do natural resource funds still have room to run?
  408. Valero Top Of The Oil Barrel

    September 5, 2008
    Oil is finally retracing some of its massive gains. Is this the time to look at a best-in-breed oil refiner?
  409. Gas Shortage Hits Oil-Rich Alberta

    September 2, 2008
    A problem at a Petro Canada refinery left many pumps dry in Western Canada. Will this hurt the company's long term performance?
  410. World Tour, Wall Street Style - Brazil

    August 29, 2008
    Brazil isn't just about sambas and raw materials; interesting ADRs wait to be investigated.
  411. Four ETFs For Long-Term Energy Bulls

    August 8, 2008
    Explore four ETFs that are an excellent low-cost and liquid way to play a bounce after the recent energy selloff.
  412. Actively Managed ETFs

    August 5, 2008
    Actively managed ETFs need more time to run before investors can truly determine if passive management is superior.
  413. Three Stocks That Are Bucking Market Trends

    August 4, 2008
    These stocks are trading at all-time highs, despite market trends. Find out why.
  414. Oil Weakness Is Buying Opportunity

    August 1, 2008
    With the long-term outlook for oil bullish, now is the time to take advantage of the recent weakness and build long-term ...
  415. Big Oil Frozen Out Of Alaska’s Pipeline Deal

    July 28, 2008
    Alaska awarded a major gas pipeline contract to TransCanada; will the other oil giants sulk or support the proposal?
  416. Optimism Gushes From Oil Services Industry

    July 23, 2008
    Great quarterly numbers have oil services executives grinning from ear to ear. Should they be worried some gas ETFs are down ...
  417. Investor Relations Counts

    June 4, 2008
    Public companies that refuse to communicate with the public are dangerous investments. We examine those that are best at ...
  418. Oil Playbook For A Rising Market

    June 3, 2008
    With oil around $130 per barrel, we examine a few companies, beyond the big names, that actually benefit.
  419. Four Stocks For Under $10

    May 26, 2008
    Cheap stocks have a stigma. We examine four stocks under $10 that may have been unfairly neglected by investors.
  420. Oil's $120/Barrel Beer Goggles

    May 15, 2008
    With oil at $120 per barrel, Canada's oil sands suddenly look very attractive. Environmental flaws and input costs are easily ...
  421. Profit From Your Doctor's Worst Nightmare

    May 7, 2008
    Earn some of your medical expenses back by investing in companies that make money from doctors and other medical professionals.
  422. Big Movers You Need To Know For April 18

    April 18, 2008
    Weekly commentary on the biggest bulls and bears of the market. This week includes Agrium, Petrobras, Lehman Brothers and ...
  423. Why GE's Freefall Didn't Pull Down The Dow

    April 11, 2008
    GE took a pounding Friday, yet the DJIA hardly moved. It's a flawed system where the more a company falls, the less it counts. ...
  424. Invest Where Hungry People And Thirsty Gas Tanks Collide

    April 1, 2008
    Less corn coupled with more demand for ethanol means higher prices for consumers and bigger profits for ADM and Bunge.
  425. Three Sectors To Watch In 2008

    January 11, 2008
    As 2007 slinks into the shadows we examine which industries are poised for the biggest gains and losses in 2008.
  426. Renationalization Roulette (ENI)

    August 13, 2007
    Renationalization is a growing risk for global energy concerns with strategic interests in places like Venezuela, Russia ...
  427. Gritty Profit Found In Oil Sands (IMO, SU, MRO)

    July 5, 2007
    A look at three mid-sized integrated oil companies that have plenty to offer.
  428. The Effects of the Altria-Kraft Spin-Off (MO, KFT)

    March 26, 2007
    An interesting look at the effects the Altria-Kraft spin-off could bring to the major stock market indices.
  429. Integrated Still Better Than Alternative (XOM, CVX, RDS.A)

    March 13, 2007
    Alternative energy projects have been receiving increased attention, but can they really compete with big oil?
  430. Check-Printing Stocks: Ready To Bounce? (JH, DLX)

    August 31, 2006
    John H. Harland and Deluxe change their business models to cope with a decaying check-writing business.
  431. Intel Treads Water

    April 18, 2006
    Intel is destined to remain a market performer.
  432. A Peek into the Business Model of the Future

    March 14, 2006
    Does the classic Value vs Growth paradigm hold up in today's market?
  433. The Little Things That Matter

    October 26, 2005
    Everybody's talking about it but how exactly do you invest in nanotechnology? Let David Harper shed some light on the subject.
  434. Making Money in Energy without Betting on Oil's Price

    September 2, 2005
    $70 oil you say? Then how the heck can you still make money in energy stocks? In this piece David Harper offers some insightful ...
  435. Does Google's Price Tag Make Sense?

    August 3, 2005
    At times (the Advisor office no exception) there has been talk of a mini bubble in Google’s stock. The questions that needs ...
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