Energy Investing

How to Make Money the Cool Way

How to Make Money the Cool Way

In the June issue of Growth Stock Confidential, I took a look at a major global macroeconomic trend – the spread of air conditioning around the world. It looked like an investment opportunity and, after further research, I decided it definitely is. So we added the world’s largest air conditioner manufacturer (Daikin Industries – [OTC: […]

Buy These 3 High-Yield Restructured Energy Stocks

Buy These 3 High-Yield Restructured Energy Stocks

Energy infrastructure (commonly called midstream) companies have weathered a string of tough years since the energy commodity price crash of 2015. These were high flying stocks in the decade through 2014, with the master limited partnership (MLP) sector returning an average 18% per year from 2000 through 2014. MLPs were the energy infrastructure/midstream business structure […]

Buy These 3 High-Yield Contrarian Stocks for Income and Gains

Buy These 3 High-Yield Contrarian Stocks for Income and Gains

Investing in stocks with strong dividend growth has historically proven to be a powerful total return strategy. Mathematically, for a stock to stay at a certain yield, the share price must increase at a rate that equals the annual dividend growth rate. Long term results show that dividend growth stocks produce average annual returns that […]

My Top 2 High-Yield Picks for 2019

My Top 2 High-Yield Picks for 2019

Each year I am asked to participate in the MoneyShow “Top Picks” report. The folks at MoneyShow “ask the nation’s leading advisors for their favorite investment ideas for the coming year.” The Top Picks are run in series in January on the MoneyShow.com website. Highlights of the picks will also be featured on Forbes, TheStreet […]

Make Money On A Big Move In Oil – In Either Direction

Make Money On A Big Move In Oil – In Either Direction

With all the coverage of how the stock market is reacting to mid-term elections and the most recent Fed statement on interest rates, it’s easy to forget about oil. The fact is, crude oil prices have moved quite a bit over the last couple months without garnering a lot of attention from investors. The United […]

Earn Income While Holding Oil

Earn Income While Holding Oil

Most of the financial media discussion around the recent bout of volatility in the stock market has been centered around higher interest rates. The prospect of rate increases is certainly a big factor in declining stock prices the last couple weeks.  However, what’s been somewhat flying under the radar is the increase in oil prices. […]

Buy These 2 Electricity Stocks Powering the World’s Smartphones, Tablets, and Other Devices

Buy These 2 Electricity Stocks Powering the World’s Smartphones, Tablets, and Other Devices

It’s the dirty little secret of the digital world we live in… technology is an electricity hog. Demand for computing power globally from internet-connected devices, emails, high-resolution video streaming, surveillance cameras, the new generation of smart TVs and other devices is increasing 20% a year, according to Swedish researcher Anders Andrae. Dire Power Consumption Forecast […]

Energy Stocks Adopting New Technologies

Energy Stocks Adopting New Technologies

Even as technology invades other areas of industry, there has been one notable laggard in adopting new technologies – the energy industry. Even the mining industry is using robots to automate many of the functions at mines, but autonomous robots are still a rarity in the oil and gas industry (more on that later). So […]