Energy Investing

It’s Downstream Energy’s Turn to Shine

It’s Downstream Energy’s Turn to Shine

For investors, energy companies have been the bright spot in a very dark 2022 stock market. The Energy Select Sector SPDR ETF (XLE) is up 43% year-to-date, while the broad-coverage (including energy) SPDR S&P 500 ETF (SPY) has dropped by 18%. Energy companies divide into three sectors: upstream, midstream, and downstream. So far this year, […]

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The Future of Energy – and How to Play It

Energy. Every aspect of our lives requires some form of energy, from transportation, to the growing of food, to powering your Facebook feed. For example, the internet is forecast to soon consume one-fifth of all the world’s electricity. The recent double whammy of pandemic restrictions and sanctions on Russia has revealed how fragile the global […]

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Europe’s Almost Unknown Gas Play

Some of the best investments come from digging a little deeper beyond the headlines. For example, we have all heard by now about Europe’s woes regarding natural gas and its dependency on Russian gas supplies. But do you know what company is the second-biggest provider of natural gas to Europe, behind only Russia’s Gazprom? It […]

Five Energy Stocks to Lead the Clean Energy Transition

Five Energy Stocks to Lead the Clean Energy Transition

Markets are getting crushed… but there’s always a bull market somewhere. Look at uranium prices, for example, which is strong for a few reasons: First, Congress is considering legislation that could ban Russian imports, which currently accounts for about 17% of the uranium used by U.S. power plants, says Real Clear Energy. Second, global leaders […]

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Floating Your Way to Easy Profits in Europe

On May 4, the European Union proposed a phased-in ban on imports of all Russian oil. The ban will cover all Russian oil, seaborne and pipeline, crude and refined. The goal is to phase out Russian oil supplies in an “orderly fashion” within six months and refined products by the end of the year. The […]

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Buy This Generator Manufacturer Before Hurricane Season Starts

With hurricane season approaching, investors may want to keep an eye on Generac Holdings (GNRC). After all, this is the company that provides power generation equipment and other light-motor equipment for industrial and residential customers—in fact, it’s the the market leader in home standby generators. Beyond the physical damage to homes and businesses, one of […]

Generating Cash Flow From the Energy Sector

Generating Cash Flow From the Energy Sector

The energy sector has been far and away the best performing sector over the last year with both oil and gas prices having been on the rise.  A popular way to trade the energy sector as a whole is through the Energy Select Sector SPDR ETF (XLE).  XLE has been a solid gainer for 2022, […]

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Analysts Rate PLUG a Buy on Walmart Deal

Investors should keep an eye on Plug Power (PLUG). After a rough pullback in the latter part of 2021, the hydrogen stock is attempting to push higher. In fact, investors may want to use weakness as a buy opportunity. For one, the hydrogen story is heating up.  Goldman Sachs called hydrogen a “once in a […]

This Uranium Stock’s Price Target Was Just Increased By Almost 50%

This Uranium Stock’s Price Target Was Just Increased By Almost 50%

Uranium companies, like Cameco Corporation (CCJ), are booming, thanks to a global nuclear revival. European leaders, realizing their countries are too dependent on Russia for natural gas, are looking again into nuclear power generation. French President Emmanuel Macron, for example, called for a “nuclear renaissance.” British Prime Minister Boris Johnson reportedly has a plan that […]

Time to Shift Gears on Your Energy Investments

Time to Shift Gears on Your Energy Investments

Last week, the Biden Administration announced a massive, long-term (up to six months) plan to release a million barrels of crude oil per day out of the Strategic Petroleum Reserve. On that news, the WTI oil price “tumbled” from $108 to $104 per barrel While I don’t think the move will bring energy prices back […]