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Keystone Pipeline Gets Step Closer to Approval – Which Is Good News for These Investors

Keystone XL pipeline supporters – who have been waiting years for this project to be completed – just received good news from the U.S. Department of State.

The Keystone pipeline is 1,179 miles long and would connect heavy crude oil from bitumen deposits in Canada to the southeastern refining network of the United States. While the southern portion has been built, the northern section requires approval given its cross-border passage.

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Energy Investing

The Best "Yardstick" for Picking Oil and Gas Stocks to Buy

As every savvy investor knows, multiples are one of the best yardsticks when it comes to finding undervalued oil and gas stocks to buy.

More often than not, that involves a hard look at the multiple of a company's earnings to determine whether or not a stock is fairly valued.

And the best part is, hardly anyone else is using it...

Energy Investing

The Five Biggest Oil Investing Trends of 2014

The global oil market in 2013 was dominated by geopolitical disruptions, a huge boom in U.S. domestic production, and double-digit gains for energy investors. Energy stocks rose about 18% in 2013.

This year's gains should be even better, especially if investors follow the five biggest oil investing trends of 2014.

Just look at what's happening in the United States…

But the next 12 months could be even better…

Energy Investing

What the Fed Taper Means for Oil Prices

Last Wednesday afternoon, after much gnashing of teeth, the Fed finally revealed its long-awaited quantitative easing (QE) taper plans…

And the Dow jumped by almost 300 points.

Now, the taper itself is small to start – just a $10 billion reduction for the month of January. But the announcement was coupled with a pledge to keep the Fed funds rate at zero beyond the 6.5% unemployment threshold.

and it's going to change global markets in a fundamental way...

energy Investing

Oil Stocks: This Disconnect Spells Even Bigger Profits

p>There is something very interesting developing in the oil markets right now.

It's not front page news yet, but it is something that you'll want to keep an eye on – especially if you want to make money with oil stocks.

It revolves around what's called "the spread." In this case it's the difference in price between West Texas Intermediate (WTI) and Brent.

Once again, the price of these two oil benchmarks is moving in opposite directions. The price of crude in New York is going south, while the price in London is heading north.

In fact, as of open this morning, the spread between the two now stands at 15.6% of the WTI price and continues to widen. In the last week, this spread has almost doubled.

You need to make your move before everyone else realizes what's happening...

Energy investing

How to Invest in California's Monterey Shale

Back in the times of the California gold rush, people didn't need to work out how to invest in the bonanza. They simply grabbed some basic mining gear and headed up into the hills.

Today California is the home of yet another wealth-creating boom – the oil contained within the Monterey Shale formation.

As Mark Twain once said, "History does not repeat itself, but it does rhyme."

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