Tag: oil prices

Weakening Shale Productivity Could Be Bullish For Oil Prices

| October 8, 2019 | 0 Comments
Weakening Shale Productivity Could Be Bullish For Oil Prices

After years of improvements in drilling techniques and impressive “efficiency gains,” there is now evidence that the U.S. shale industry is reaching the end of the road on well productivity. A report earlier this month from Raymond James & Associates finds that the U.S. shale industry may struggle to achieve further productivity gains. If these […]

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Three Oil Stocks To Pick Up The Slack From The Loss Of Saudi Production

| September 24, 2019 | 0 Comments
Three Oil Stocks To Pick Up The Slack From The Loss Of Saudi Production

On Saturday, September 14, Saudi Arabia’s largest crude oil processing facility at Abqaiq, was attacked by at least 30 drones and cruise missiles. The attack shut down about one-half of the country’s oil production capacity, which is 5% of the world’s daily production and consumption. When trading markets opened on Monday, crude oil prices jumped […]

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What If Venezuela And Iran Oil Are Totally Off The Market?

What If Venezuela And Iran Oil Are Totally Off The Market?

We’re hyper-focused on politics at the moment because, well, Trump. If he weren’t the president, with unshakeable support from one faction while inducing loathing from another, then the 2020 election cycle might be a touch less fanatical. But he is the president, and we’ve got Democratic hopefuls pummeling each other as they move to the […]

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6 Energy Stocks Spilling Lower

6 Energy Stocks Spilling Lower

With oil prices treading water, these energy stocks are suffering U.S. equities are treading water on Wednesday as the latest earnings season continues and investors digest an increasing flow of results. Transportation stocks, which I discussed yesterday, are dropping in response to mixed guidance from CSX (NYSE:CSX), but that looks like a buying opportunity ahead of a likely […]

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4 Active Energy Funds For Aggressive Investors

4 Active Energy Funds For Aggressive Investors

Consider these active energy funds for exposure to a sector that could rebound later this year The energy sector started off 2019 in fine fashion, but a confluence of negative factors recently pressured the sector. As of May 15, the S&P 500 Energy Index was lower by 4.63% on a month-to-date basis. May usually marks the start […]

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Will Rising Energy Prices Lead To Higher Inflation?

| April 23, 2019 | 0 Comments
Will Rising Energy Prices Lead To Higher Inflation?

It happens whenever there’s a sharp rise in gasoline or oil prices. Pundits focus on the increases and cry foul if broad inflation gauges don’t confirm the price hikes at the pump. But it’s short-sighted to assume that a spike in energy prices will automatically lead to higher inflation overall. It’s tempting to argue otherwise, […]

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Forget Oil: This 7.6% Dividend Will Soar In 2019

| April 9, 2019 | 0 Comments
Forget Oil: This 7.6% Dividend Will Soar In 2019

Oil prices have been locked in a tight range for five years—and I know I don’t have to tell you that this has been a disaster for energy investors. Oil Fails to Launch With the benchmark Energy Select Sector SPDR (XLE) unable to hold its gains for long (let alone recover to pre-crash levels), even the most […]

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5 Oil ETFs For Rising Prices

| February 7, 2019 | 0 Comments
5 Oil ETFs For Rising Prices

Oil is on the mend and these oil ETFs are benefiting. After ranking as one of last year’s worst-performing commodities and sectors, oil and the energy sector are rebounding to start 2019. Among exchange-traded funds (ETFs), the United States Oil Fund (NYSEARCA:USO), one of the most heavily traded oil ETFs, is up more than 20% year-to-date. The Energy […]

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Will U.S. Shale Companies Survive This Oil Price Downturn?

| January 31, 2019 | 0 Comments
Will U.S. Shale Companies Survive This Oil Price Downturn?

The bad news coming out of the shale oil fields of America could all be put down to slumping oil prices. That is certainly a big factor. But as investment professionals like to say, when the tide goes out, we all find out who’s been skinny-dipping. The pattern of negative news from shale country is […]

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5 Predictions For The Energy Sector In 2019

| January 24, 2019 | 0 Comments
5 Predictions For The Energy Sector In 2019

As we begin 2019, the energy markets and the stock markets are experiencing extreme volatility. Both underwent steep declines during the latter part of last year, but both are off to a fast start in the new year. How might this all play out in 2019? Below are my predictions for the significant energy trends I […]

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