Oil – and energy stocks – tumbled in the wake of escalating trade tensions between the U.S. and China – and the fundamental outlook for crude may not provide much reason for optimism, with one analyst cited in today’s article declaring that, with all things pointing to oversupply in the market, “I think there’s really nothing I can look at except maybe a calamity in the Persian Gulf that would drive oil up.” Against this backdrop, one market expert is “suggesting an unconventional way to play the oil and energy space.” For more, CLICK HERE.
With oil trading at 2018 lows, but the potential for a rally next year due to numerous reasons, what are investors who are looking to stay in (or get in) the energy sector to do? The author of today’s article advises that “For safety sake, it makes sense to stick with the mega-cap integrated giants” – and he proceeds to highlight four to consider right now. For these four stocks, CLICK HERE.
“The energy sector has been whipsawed by headlines lately, and many investors can’t decide whether to buy or sell oil stocks,” notes the author of today’s article. So should energy investors be shopping or selling? The author examines the state of fracking stocks, oil service stocks and the major oil companies and comes up with what he believes is the likely answer. For more, CLICK HERE.
“Energy has been on the rebound lately – at least some of it has,” notes the author of today’s article. One area that has lagged the sector as a whole? Oilfield services, which have been negatively affected by issues with the Permian Basin. However, the analyst cited in today’s article still sees near- and long-term buy opportunities among oilfield-services stocks despite the ongoing Permian problem, focusing on “names with solid return on capital profiles, strong growth opportunities, robust free-cash-flow expectations and potential positive catalysts.” For his top picks, CLICK HERE.
With 2018 proving to be a good year for oil – and the prospect of oil prices breaching the $80 mark by the end of the year – the author of today’s article highlights two closed-end funds to consider due to their exposure to the energy sector. Specifically, both of these funds are currently available at a significant discount to their net asset values and pay sizable dividends. For the two funds in question – and why what isn’t happening with oil right now makes it a good bet – CLICK HERE.
It has been a bad year thus far for billionaire investor David Einhorn’s Greenlight Capital fund, which has fallen 12.3% so far in 2018. This has led the author of today’s article to dig through the fund’s holdings “in search of stocks that might have been oversold during the recent market correction and present a buying opportunity.” For four such potentially oversold stocks – an offshore drilling contractor, an energy company, an automotive parts provider, and a bedding manufacturer – CLICK HERE.
The firm that invented the automatically dimming rearview car mirror (and now controls about 90% of that global market), a leading investor in the infrastructure underlying clean energy projects, and a leading supplier of niche surgical products are the three companies highlighted in today’s article which seeks to identify little-known small-cap dividend stocks that income investors may want to become acquainted with. For more on these three dividend stocks – and why they may be worthy of the income investor’s consideration – CLICK HERE.
Given that equity market valuations are widely viewed as stretched, if you have a sizable amount of money that you want to invest right now where are the opportunities? Today’s article puts that question to five investing experts, who “see opportunities across a wide range of sectors and investing styles, from energy stocks to preferred stocks to value-oriented exchange-traded funds….” To read more about the opportunities these strategists see – and for specific funds to play each of them – CLICK HERE.
Today’s article highlights nine energy exchange-traded funds that exist in what the author describes as “some of the less-lit corners of the ETF market.” These ETFs all invest in energy stocks, but each one also adds a little something extra, be it “wide energy exposure with a twist or a more targeted, industry-specific focus that allows you to play specific themes.” To read about these nine ETFs – which include a fund that invests in all S&P 500 energy stocks equally, a pure play on natural gas, and a fund that invests in high-yielding master limited partnerships – CLICK HERE.
The exchange-traded fund highlighted in today’s article – the Energy Select Sector SPDR (XLE) – is “the largest energy-focused exchange-traded fund on the market right now.” But is it the right energy-focused ETF to buy in the current energy environment? The author provides an overview of the “iffy” outlook for energy in 2017 and assesses whether XLE is the right energy holding in this context. To read more, CLICK HERE.