Energy Investing 2013
We've already made good money playing publically traded oil and gas companies.
125% on Cheniere... 200% on Halliburton... 210% on Western Refining... 542% on Westport Innovations... 300% on Golar LNG...
And given energy's across-the-board potential, our focus on growth isn't going to change.
In fact, it's about to expand.
Something huge just slipped under the radar.
It was so significant that it promises to change how you think about investing forever - especially in oil and gas.
A late-summer change in the rules now allows for expanded access by retail investors into the lucrative world of venture capital.
It's called direct investment, and it goes far beyond just buying stocks, bonds, and options...
It opens up the potential for all of us to make some serious money. It really is a whole new ballgame.
And for you, it starts this Thursday - perhaps even sooner. (I'll let you know.)
Like I said, this is huge...
Energy Investing 2013
The Big (and Profitable) Changes in MLPs
From the Editor: Shares of MarkWest Energy Partners (NYSE: MWE) are up 63% since Kent recommended them in Energy Advantage. Genesis Energy LP (Nasdaq: GEL) is up 71%. But the MLP market is about to get much more interesting, according to Kent. That's why he's targeting the "clones" now...
From the tax advantages to their high-paying yields, it's hard to beat the returns of a Master Limited Partnership (MLP).
And the good news for us is that this market is about to heat up again, especially when it comes to energy-based MLPs.
You see, the shape and focus of these MLPs is changing fast and for the better - even though it hasn't drawn much attention outside of these pages quite yet.
However, don't expect all of this to remain under the radar for too much longer.
In fact, new "MLP clones" are beginning to emerge that are going to hand us some interesting investment options in the coming months.
For MLP investors, what is about to hit is really something quite new...
The Most Unlikely Beneficiary of the Natural Gas Boom
An array of energy's sub-industries are making a fortune from America's natural gas boom.
Rigs, pipelines, rail, wastewater treatment, trucking, seismic imaging, well-site security... And a lot more opportunity is on the way, like the deal Kent just uncovered.
But perhaps the most unlikely beneficiary of the shale revolution is the coal industry.
After all, "King Coal" has been dethroned in recent years by the swelling supply - and bargain prices - of clean-burning natural gas. Indeed, thermal coal at the Australian port of Newcastle, the Asian benchmark price, is currently near lows not seen since November 2009.
Australian producers have especially been struggling. They've been cutting costs and paring back production because U.S. and large project financiers like the World Bank are pulling away from coal projects.
And overall, ever-increasing environmental regulation is discouraging coal-powered electricity.
But the dynamic is suddenly changing.
That's why these $19 coal shares could jump to $26...
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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Make These Moves Before the U.S. Hits Syria
From the Editor: You're getting special access to Bill Patalon's latest Private Briefing because the situation in Syria is escalating by the hour, and a U.S. strike would have a significant and immediate impact on stocks, but an even bigger impact on oil. So Bill called the one man who'd know exactly what to do...
Oil prices have been surging on fears that the Obama administration is planning to punish Syria for using chemical weapons against its own people.
After 40 Years, a New Dawn for America
After 40 years of empty promises, the prospect of U.S. energy independence has finally become a real part of the national conversation.
In fact, if current production trends continue, the United States will overtake Saudi Arabia and Russia as the world's largest oil producer in 2017, according to both the U.S. Energy Information Administration and the International Energy Agency.
These Fracking Trucks Reveal Energy's Most Underreported Boom
Now that the rig market for oil and gas projects is heating up again, it's time to invest where energy's big-money cycle actually begins.
After all, without a rig, a well is nothing more than a dot on a map.
That's why the oil field service (OFS) business always improves before the fortunes of field production companies.
But there's an even earlier link in this profit chain...
The Shale Oil Boom is Going Global (Starting With This Huge Deal in Argentina)
After almost 10 years of explosive growth in the U.S. and Canada, the shale oil and gas craze is going global.
Now, make no mistake. A head start in a business this critical is huge. But the rest of the world is catching up - and fast.
How to Invest in the Global Race to Export LNG
As Money Morning Global Energy Strategist Dr. Kent Moors told us yesterday, the United States on Aug. 7 finally approved its third application to export LNG (liquefied natural gas).
The delays in the U.S. LNG export approval process have been frustrating an industry that's ready to capitalize on the price differences between North American and Asian natural gas prices. Asia LNG sells for about $16 per million BTU versus less than $4 per million BTU in the United States.
While the U.S. Department of Energy streamlines this lengthy approval process, our neighbor to the north is also using its abundance of shale gas to race into LNG exports.
You see, Canada has a lot of natural gas.
Will Natural Gas Prices Keep Rising in 2013?
One of the most popular questions among energy investors this year is will natural gas prices keep rising in 2013, or will their price climb come to an end?
We asked Money Morning Global Energy Strategist Dr. Kent Moors for the scoop.