During the first half of 2017, oil and gas stocks were among the market’s worst performers. But over the last week, we saw that oil and gas stocks are still vulnerable to waves of selling that sent many big names to 52 - week lows. (5 minute read).
If Big Oil companies want to be seen as steady dividend payers for years into the future, they are going to need to become Big Green. They are going to have to get into solar, wind, and hydroelectric energy in a big way. (6 minute read).
Rather than look for more in jungles or frozen tundra, gold miners will do the smart thing. They’ll search for gold in the stock market… and go on a buyout binge of companies with proven reserves and smaller miners. (5 minute read).
Some of the smartest people in the world are working on overcoming this obstacle. They have access to billions of dollars in capital to further research and development. After all, they know long driving ranges and abundant charging stations will create a huge boom in electric car adoption. (5 minute read).
If you’re new to the markets, it’s easy to get scared of volatility. The media certainly makes it out to be a bad thing. But I believe it’s a landmark moment in an investor’s career when he/she realizes that, much like a powerful river, volatility can be harnessed, directed, and used as a tool. When that realization happens, a world of huge opportunities opens. (8 minute read).
Next year, the oil companies are going to have to start paying back the debts they took on from 2012 to 2015 (a time of high oil prices). One important key to being a good oil analyst is not to waste your time, especially on companies with bad financials and debt happy management teams. (7 minuted read).