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Energy Investing

How to Invest When an "Unstoppable Trend" Seems to Be Over

Keith Fitz-Gerald knows how to invest in the energy sector. He says it's still minting millionaires.

But right now, with oil prices so low, mainstream investors are too caught up in the short term.

But current oil prices are actually a big "green light" for investment, not a big red stop sign -- here's how to play it...

Energy Investing

This Country's Huge "Pricing Error" Will Send These Shares Soaring

"They couldn't possibly be that stupid"…

That's what my friend John, a London-based trader, said when I called him to verify that he saw what I was seeing on my own trading screens here in the wilds of Oregon.

It was Tuesday morning, November 4, and nearly everything in the energy complex was red.

November West Texas crude oil had dropped to $87.31/barrel, while Brent crude oil set a new two-year low at $91.53. Prices have since dropped to four-year lows of around $75 and $78, respectively.

They could fall even further – all because Saudis started another oil price war.

OPEC's largest oil producer had just announced that they were cutting oil prices for customers in the United States. The idea is to squeeze margins on U.S. shale production to where it's not profitable to produce.

Naturally, the Saudis fiercely deny the notion of a price war. But you don't have to be a genius to read between the lines.

The Saudis are very frustrated that they are losing control over pricing power they've held for decades. It's annoying them to no end. So, they're fighting back the only way they know how in an attempt to shift the balance back in their favor – by starting a price war with the United States. Unbelievably, they think they can win!

My take is that the Saudis have just made the biggest strategic "pricing error" in the kingdom's history. And, in doing so, they've actually cleared the way for America's shale energy boom and opened up a killer opportunity for this month's recommendation, in particular...

Energy Investing

This Great Energy Opportunity Won't Stay Overlooked for Long

The U.S.-Chinese accord on climate control may have grabbed headlines last week, but the trade pact signed between China and Australia is likely to have a much bigger impact.

In the shadows of the G20 meeting in Brisbane, Canberra inked a free trade agreement with Beijing that will see tariffs on all resources and energy products removed within two years.

By agreeing to the deal, Australia will now reap the benefits of zero tariffs on major exports like iron ore, gold, crude oil, and liquefied natural gas (LNG).

But that's not the only upside "Down Under."

This landmark agreement could also have a big impact on a tiny Australian oil stock...

Stocks to Buy

Two Stocks to Buy to Play America's Energy Boom

It's officially silly season in U.S. politics leading up to midterm elections, with both parties stooping to distraction and hyperbole.

As usual, some of the most misguided utterances so far have come from the White House and, specifically, from our own Commander-in-Chief.

Read more here...

Energy Investing

New Energy Profit Plays Will Stem from This Shifting "Balance"

There's a new wrinkle in the energy markets. It revolves around what I call the "energy balance," and it's changing fast.

Think of it as a rebalancing of what currently exists. As you might have guessed, Asia is already playing a big role.

These fundamental changes are intensifying, handing us new energy profit plays...

energy investing

Energy Sector Forecast: What to Expect After the Sell-Off

With the stock market now roaring back, investors are left to wonder whether the worst is behind us – or if there's more pain yet to come.

While every segment of the market felt the brunt of the sell-off, energy seemed to drop with a vengeance… but it didn't last for long. As the market bottomed out, energy stocks led the recovery, posting big advances.

Here's what the latest market gyrations tell us about the energy sector...

Energy Investing

The U.S. Oil Export Surge Is Coming

Something is now afoot in the Pacific Northwest that is going to change how we think about pricing oil – and this new wrinkle is going to provide a range of fantastic opportunities for investors.

It revolves around the prospect of U.S. oil exports and the changes that will be needed to make it all happen.

Here's what you need to know to profit from the coming surge in U.S. oil exports...

Energy Investing

These Coal Stocks Are Rising Thanks to New EPA Rules

A select group of coal stocks just got a boost from the Environmental Protection Agency.

The EPA is requiring that all coal-fired generating facilities introduce sulfur scrubbers to decrease the amount of sulfur dioxide pollution entering the atmosphere, with the effect of encouraging the use of "dirtier" coal from the Illinois Basin at the expense of higher-grade Appalachian coal.

This is a great opportunity for investors - and here's one of the best ways to profit from this industry change.

Energy Investing

This Renewable Energy Source Could Be the Next Great Battleground over Fracking

Of all the renewable energy sources, geothermal power remains by far the smallest. But that may not prevent it from becoming the next energy "hot potato."

There are two problems quickly developing in this part of the energy spectrum.

And they are shaping up to create the newest controversy in the energy sector...


252 Million Years Ago, This Nearly Wiped Out All Life… Tomorrow, It Could Solve Our Energy Problems

During the height of the Deepwater Horizon tragedy four years ago, I had my graduate students monitor the flow of oil from the sunken platform in the Gulf of Mexico.

Most of their work involved rather straightforward calculations based on undersea camera footage.

But from time to time, flimsy protoplasmic-like structures would float across the screen. The students called them "ghosts."

One student even casually wondered, "What if the ghosts had caused all of this?"

With that, I walked over, checked some figures, and immediately called the U.S. Coast Guard contingent that was overseeing the data from the disaster.

Fast forward to today, and there have been some equally disquieting discoveries in the news of late.

So what do mysterious holes in the Siberian permafrost, hundreds of gas plumes off the East Coast of the United States, and our "ghosts" apparently have in common?

It seems to be icy methane hydrates, touted by some as the fuel of the future…