Energy Investing

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 […]

3 High-Yield MLPs to Buy On Higher Crude Prices

3 High-Yield MLPs to Buy On Higher Crude Prices

Recently the market price of crude oil has jumped significantly, offering the potential for crude oil producers (exploration and production or E&P in energy sector jargon) to rack up some extra profits. Investors have several avenues to pursue stock market profits resulting from higher oil prices. Corporate E&P companies typically plow profits back into drilling […]

3 Stocks to Capitalize on the U.S. Shale Boom

3 Stocks to Capitalize on the U.S. Shale Boom

The U.S. shale boom has caused an increased interest in midstream energy MLPs. Now with the amount of U.S. oil production exceeding domestic refining capacity, the government has relaxed the ban on the export of unrefined petroleum products. The shale boom has created opportunities in the midstream energy MLP space – and this even extends […]