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This Company’s Success is No “Occident”

Occidental Petroleum Corporation (OXY) offers benefits that can be summed up in two of my favorite words as an investor: strategic value. This oil and gas exploration and production (E&P) company is currently trading around $91 a share, but its current price to earnings (P/E) ratio puts it at a substantial discount – 46% to...

Here Comes the (LNG) Boom

Last week, I told you I’d reveal some companies that will benefit greatly from Asian liquefied natural gas (LNG) demand. As promised, here we go… Essentially, the situation boils down to delivery. Or, more specifically, what it costs to get Asia the LNG it needs. And in Asia’s case, it’s a lot! For example, in...

New Developments Verify Linn’s Explosive Uptrend

Linn Energy (LINE) is one of the largest oil and gas MLP Exploration and Production (E&P) companies in the energy sector… But questions about their accounting practices raised this past summer caused a treacherous plummet in share value. You see, Linn uses derivatives to hedge against risk.  Since Linn didn’t report these derivatives as expenses...

Pacific Profit Surge

The United States has the highest consumption of any other country in natural gas today – by far. But a sleeping LNG-hungry giant is about to be awakened… With the world’s most prominent emerging markets and highest populations found in China and India, Asia’s demand for fuel will be the driving catalyst for global production...

The Best Solar Investment of 2014

All the big American and Chinese solar companies will soon be outdone by a lesser-known counterpart… In 2014, this unknown maverick will take over the solar sector… While American and Chinese solar companies saw some of the worst trends in 2013, one unidirectional solar play was flying just beneath the eyes of the mainstream. Canadian...

Channeling Profit With Chevron

Technical analysis of stocks depends on interpreting patterns in price charts in order to decide how to play a stock. One pattern, in particular, is pretty common and profitable. It’s called an “upward channel.” An upward channel basically means that the price of a stock is bouncing back and forth between resistance and support levels,...

A Stock Worth Splurging On

Sometimes paying a little extra for a top company is the best decision to make when choosing between investments. This is particularly true in the case of Schlumberger Ltd. (SLB), an oil and gas equipment and services supplier. Currently trading at 14.22 times forward earnings, direct competitors like Halliburton (HAL) (P/E: 11.10) and Baker Hughes...

You Make the Call: Petrobras (PBR)

The future of Petroleo Brasileiro SA Petrobras (PBR), or simply Petrobras, has created quite an interesting buzz among energy investors. After plummeting from $50.80 per share in 2009 to nearly $12 per share this summer, a recent 13% surge this month has led to a debate on whether a comeback is in the making. To...

A Midstream Moneymaker That’s Not Being Paid its Due

Midstream energy companies or, more specifically, master limited partnerships (MLPs) – which generate their revenue from the transportation and/or storage of energy sources, like crude oil, natural gas and natural gas liquids (NGLs) – are an interesting sub-industry to analyze. To be clear, this group’s enticing argument to investors goes beyond the high yields with...