Energy Investing

High Growth MLPs to Buy During This Market Correction

High Growth MLPs to Buy During This Market Correction

Just in time for fall to start turning to what’s predicted to be another brutal winter these two MLPs are trading at attractive entry prices with the broader market price pressures. Both have the backing of much larger energy firms with a vested, and monetary, interest in their success. This is a good time for […]

4 Stocks That Could Easily Post Double-Digit Gains by Christmas

4 Stocks That Could Easily Post Double-Digit Gains by Christmas

With many stocks at all-time highs and the market’s valuation constantly in question, value stocks are getting harder to find. Stocks trading well beneath their 52-week highs but that otherwise look fundamentally sound offer the best opportunity for upside potential while simultaneously offering downside protection. The S&P 500 closed at a record high of 1,992.37 […]

4 High-Yield, Small-Cap Oil and Gas Producing MLPs

4 High-Yield, Small-Cap Oil and Gas Producing MLPs

I have been running with a theme this week that for income stock investors, dropping down to the small cap end of the high-yield spectrum will generate higher yields compared to the large cap peers in the same industry sectors. There are several reasons for this phenomenon: Small-cap companies are often much younger without the […]

Growing Dividends or Falling Stock Prices: Pick a Side

Growing Dividends or Falling Stock Prices: Pick a Side

The last couple of weeks have shown how a handful of negative news items can lead to very unpleasant stock market results. Especially galling were those market days that, after a down day, started the morning with a nice positive pop in stock prices and then through the day the market gradually moved from a […]

3 Stocks for Big Dividends From High Gas Prices

3 Stocks for Big Dividends From High Gas Prices

Although the price of a gallon of gas has dropped a bit from the mid-summer highs, where I live the price is still 60 cents per gallon higher than back in the Spring. A cure for the pain at the gas pump is to buy shares of refining companies that profit from high gasoline prices. […]

2 Dividend Growth Stocks for 40% Gains

2 Dividend Growth Stocks for 40% Gains

I stay constantly and quietly amused by the financial news networks. All of the talk is about day-to-day events and every up or down day has big meaning if you have to talk about it for a living. Yet I rarely see (OK, never) mention of one type of stock market investment that has produced […]

Buy These 2 MLPs with 9.7% Yields for Merger Profits

Buy These 2 MLPs with 9.7% Yields for Merger Profits

July 24, 2014 was a big day for the small, high-yielding upstream MLP sector. In a sector dominated by $10 billion market cap Linn Energy LLC (Nasdaq: LINE), the rest of the handful of companies were valued in the $1 to $3 billion range. With business models that require these oil drillers to acquire assets […]

ETFs for Russia, Europe, Gold & Oil

ETFs for Russia, Europe, Gold & Oil

Russia, Europe, gold and oil have been in the news lately, and this week’s new economic sanctions could spell more trouble for the already troubled region. Russia’s economic troubles started long before this week’s shoot down of the Malaysian airliner as the ruble has been in decline, the economy is slowing and the effect of […]

3 Oil Patch “Ponzi Schemes” for Monthly Dividends

3 Oil Patch “Ponzi Schemes” for Monthly Dividends

There is a dirty secret about oil and gas drilling company stocks that is not generally shared with the investing public. Energy companies involved in exploration and production (E&P) must continue to drill new wells to find more oil and/or natural gas just to keep production at the current level. A new oil well produces […]

The Hottest Sectors of the First Half

The Hottest Sectors of the First Half

What have been the hot sectors so far in 2014 and what might be hot for the rest of the year? At halftime for 2014, let’s look back at the first six months of the year to examine the hottest stock market sectors so far and what that might tell us about opportunities for the […]