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Sharpen Your Pencil – And Put These Three Stocks on Your "Shopping List"

Ask any of our gurus for advice on how to survive a stock-market sell-off – or even a whipsaw period like the one we’re navigating now – and you’ll get a surprising answer.

Keep a shopping list ready, they’ll tell you…

  • Crude Oil Prices

  • What's Behind July's 9% Rise in Crude Oil Prices Energy oil pumping small

    U.S. crude oil prices finished the month of July on a very positive note. Front-month futures ended July at just above $105 a barrel.

    That put those futures up about 9% for July, the largest one-month gain for crude oil in 11 months.

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  • Another Shoe Has Dropped… and It's a Big One I wasn't more than 30 minutes outside of D.C. the other night before my cell phone started ringing.

    The calls involved breaking new developments overseas that promise to have a big impact on the global energy markets.
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  • The Next Best Investments in Oil Come From This Texas Sweet Spot drop of a black liquid

    As I wrote up this analysis of the best investments in oil, a familiar saying came to mind: "Everything old is new again."

    A truer statement could not be said about the Permian Basin, which is a geological formation roughly 300 miles long and 250 miles across that stretches across west Texas and eastern New Mexico.

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  • A Big Time Squeeze for Refineries is About to Begin Energy oil barrel

    After banking some very hefty profits for Energy Advantage and Energy Inner Circle subscribers on refining stocks earlier this year, the entire sector now is about to land "between a rock and a hard place."

    Once a high-flying place for investors to earn substantial profits, refiners have been under pressure for the last two months. But that's actually just the beginning of what's to come.

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  • Why the Fed's QE Policy is Bullish for Oil Prices As the Fed tries to support bond prices, its added liquidity will spill over into commodities and boost crude oil prices... Read more... Read More...
  • These Oil Stocks Are the Big Winners in This Year's "Summer Pop" The last two trading sessions have seen a big spike in oil stocks. Dr. Kent Moors explains the two key takeaways to the surge. Read more... Read More...
  • How to Invest in Oil's Final Frontier: The Arctic Polar bear

    Investors searching for how to invest in oil in 2013 should be focused on these latest developments from the Arctic.

    In fact, countries are racing to get a piece of what could be the final frontier for oil...

    As ice melts in the Arctic region, oil and gas trapped beneath the water becomes more accessible.

    Money Morning Global Energy Strategist Dr. Kent Moors recently explained to Money Morning members about the search for Arctic oil and gas.

    He spoke about the years-in-the-making U.S. Geological Survey's Circum-Arctic Resource Appraisal. The study found that 84% of the total undiscovered oil and gas left on the planet is located above the Arctic Circle, mainly offshore and in three huge basins that lie under shallow seas.

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  • Why Oil Is the New "Gold Standard" As gold loses some of its luster, Dr. Kent Moors explains why crude oil has become a much better reflection of stored market value. Read more... Read More...
  • Oil Price Manipulation Awakens Libor, Enron Ghosts Energy oil barrel

    Last July, we warned you that oil prices could potentially be manipulated in similar fashion to the London Interbank Offered Rate (Libor), and now a recent raid of major oil companies highlights this growing danger to the $3.4 trillion-a-year crude market.

    The European Commission last week stormed the offices of Royal Dutch Shell PLC (NYSE ADR: RDS.A, RDS.B), BP PLC ( NYSE ADR: BP), and Statoil ASA (NYSE ADR: STO) as part of the ongoing investigation to find out whether companies are manipulating oil prices and, if so, how long it has been going on and the possible ramifications.

    "The commission has concerns that the companies may have colluded in reporting distorted prices to a price reporting agency (PRA) to manipulate the published prices for a number of oil and biofuel products," the EC said in a statement.

    Besides major oil companies, big banks are active in the energy market and would likely benefit from any manipulation, David Frenk, director of research at the financial reform group Better Markets and a former commodities analyst, told CNN.

    The ordeal has brought back memories not only of last year's Libor scandal but also of the actions taken 12 years ago by Enron to control energy prices.

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  • How to Hedge Oil Prices in Volatile Markets The prospects are very good for the oil prices. But the markets promise to be volatile. Here's the best way to build an "oil insurance plan." Read more... Read More...
  • Frack or Fail: Is It Time For California's Liberals to Go? California is in a LOT of trouble financially. Cities are going under and the state can't balance its budget. It also has almost half a trillion in state pensions to fund and revenue is drying up.

    But there is one way out: Tap the largest oil and gas play in the Lower 48.

    The question is, whether this left leaning state crowded with special interests like the Sierra Club will actually let oil services companies begin to start fracking on state land.

    In our inaugural Money Morning Fight Club brawl, Frank Marchant and Garrett Baldwin square off on this contentious issue. The best part is we are asking you to turn in your scorecard and pick the winner at the end.

    So let's get ready to rumble...

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  • Buy, Sell or Hold: Strong Oil Prices Make Apache Corp. a Good Bet Apache Corp. (NYSE: APA) is not your average oil company. Even with oil prices still comfortably in the $90.00 range, Apache shares recently fell below their 52-week lows. In fact, since April 2011 Apache shares are down by 44%. But with a strong balance sheet and healthy sales forecasts, this company is doing all the right things. Read More...
  • Australia Shale Oil Discovery Continues the Country's "Lucky" Streak Energy oil dollar small

    Investors are well aware of the shale oil revolution in the United States. But the "revolution" does not end here; it is spreading globally to countries as diverse as China and Poland.

    There is one country in particular though that may experience circumstances similar to the United States, if not greater.

    I'm talking about Australia, which has often been called "The Lucky Country." That description was first penned in 1964 by Donald Horne and he actually meant it negatively at the time.

    But in recent decades, the term has been given a positive spin thanks to Australia's abundance of natural resources and its geographical location near the world's biggest consumer of commodities - China.

    And Australia may have struck luck again thanks to the recent announcement of a massive shale oil discovery.

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  • How China and Saudi Arabia Mean You Should Bet on Higher Oil Prices Energy oil barrel small

    As Money Morning Global Energy Strategist Dr. Kent Moors pointed out not long ago, the sky is not falling on oil prices despite what the doomsayers believe.

    There are two crucial countries that are behind the recent rise in oil prices: China and Saudi Arabia.

    And if these two nations keep on their current path, it will mean one thing...

    Even higher oil prices in 2013. Here's why.

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  • The Doomsayers Are Wrong About Oil Prices According to some prognosticators, the world is going to end. And just before that happens, you are going to lose all your money in the energy market. Why? They rely on three misguided arguments. Here's what they are and why they're wrong. Read More...