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.
The author of today’s article sees this current period as the early innings of the “end of the oil age” and advises that, “For those who want to own oil stocks, there are certain oil stocks that could give total returns approaching doubles and triples in the next several years.” After outlining a number of key points regarding oil for investors to be aware of now and going forward, he highlights his “dirty dozen” favorite oil stocks for 2019 – eight oil producers in the Permian Basin and four oil plays in other regions. 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.
At the outset of 2018, Goldman Sachs declared it was the best time “in decades” for investors to gain exposure to commodities – and commodities have indeed proven to be one of the best performing asset classes of the year, with gains being largely driven by oil. However, after a rough June for commodities, what’s the outlook going forward? Today’s article examines whether oil is likely to continue to rally, what Goldman Sachs is forecasting for commodities now – and what may be one of the most attractive opportunities in the space. CLICK HERE.
If you’re looking for under-valued stocks in this otherwise expensive market, today’s article highlights three stocks that are cheap (based on their price-to-earnings ratios) – and which the author believes are poised for imminent breakouts. For these three stocks – including an independent oil and natural gas play that the author notes is “one of the cheapest stocks on the Street right now” – CLICK HERE.
One oil analyst sees everything coming together for the “most bullish summer for crude in several years” – and exchange-traded funds that track oil stocks stand to gain should the price of crude continue to rise. The task for investors now, as the author of today’s article notes, is picking the right plays from among the 65 energy ETFs out there. What are some specific funds to consider – and what may be the biggest risk to oil prices? CLICK HERE.
President Trump has followed through on his long-stated intention to withdraw from the Iran nuclear deal. Today’s article observes that the re-imposition of U.S. sanctions in the coming months “could derail tens of billions of dollars in business deals. Overall, the move could result in serious consequences, damaging long-lasting U.S. alliances, upsetting the oil markets and boosting tensions in the Middle East.” The author proceeds to examine what this development could entail for a number of exchange-traded funds and stocks. Who could be hit hard by the resumption of sanctions – and who could be poised to benefit? CLICK HERE.