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.
DJIA Soars 100 Points Today as Rising Oil Prices Lift Energy Stocks
The DJIA rose Tuesday after investors took a hard look at language used by the Federal Reserve and expect the central bank to be less hawkish on interest rates in the near term.
Today saw strong its strongest gains in the energy sector, fueled by rising oil prices. Brent crude, priced in London, increased 1.4%, while U.S. crude futures in New York were up 2%.Here are today's top stories...
Natural Gas Prices Will Head Higher on These Critical Factors
Natural gas prices, like any commodity, are affected by supply and demand - but weather plays a main role in this energy's cost.
In order to forecast where natural gas prices will be trading in coming months, it's important to look at what's expected for this winter and how much temperatures will differ from region to region.Here's what we know about how weather will move natural gas prices into 2015...
How to Invest Like Warren Buffett in the U.S. Energy Revolution
In our Aug. 11 Private Briefing report "What Does This 'Mysterious Signal' Tell Us About CB&I?" we said we suspected that super-investor Warren Buffett would use the sell-off in Chicago Bridge & Iron to boost his stake in the Netherlands-based infrastructure specialist.
That's exactly what happened.Here's why and here's how to profit by following the same techniques...
Kinder Morgan (NYSE: KMI) Stock Rises as It Ditches MLP Structure to Make Energy Giant
Richard D. Kinder, the Houston billionaire behind the Kinder Morgan Inc. (NYSE: KMI) empire, announced late Sunday he is combining his pipeline offshoots under one roof. KMI stock soared on the news 15% intraday to a 52-week high of $42.49.We have the full details of this massive energy deal...
Chesapeake Energy (NYSE: CHK) Stock Flat on Earnings; This Is CHK's Most Important Figure
Chesapeake Energy Corp. (NYSE: CHK) stock closed up nearly 0.5%, despite the fact that the company reported a net income loss of 67% compared to the previous year.
CHK reported Q2 net income of $0.22 per share, which was down from $0.66 per share in the same quarter last year. Excluding one-time items, earnings per share (EPS) was $0.36. That was down from the $0.44 per share analysts polled by Bloomberg had anticipated.While the net income figures were down drastically, much of the other figures from the earnings report were quite positive. Especially this one…
Our New Best Stocks to Buy List Focuses on Commodities, Small Caps, Dividends
While commodities have been dominating our best stocks to buy lists lately, that's not the only asset hitting our radar...
Our new best stocks list includes a blue chip giant that's beating the broader market by roughly 50%, five small-cap stocks on the rise, and one generic drug-maker to buy now.Get these, plus a full-year outlook on dividend stocks, in this roundup...
What Thomas Piketty's Best Seller Has to Do with Investing in Energy
No one would have ever thought that a 700-page book on economics like Thomas Piketty's Capital in the Twenty-First Century would hit the best-seller lists and become a lightning rod for political controversy.
What does Piketty's Capital in the Twenty-First Century have to do with making money in energy? A lot more than you might think.You can't make big money investing in energy without understanding how it works...
Will the Energy Crisis Hit Home This Winter?
It's hard to imagine as we swelter in the summer heat, but many countries are going to be in real trouble this winter. Wars, rebel activities, and geopolitical struggles will mean a possible energy shortage throughout Europe and Asia.
It's one thing to watch these struggles from afar. It's something else entirely when it hits closer to home.And this winter, there may be a genuine energy crisis in New England...
New List of the Best Stocks to Buy in Tech, Emerging Markets, Energy, and More
Each week our experts dish out the latest profit plays for our Money Morning Members - all for free.
Last week our picks included two ways to cash in on sub-Saharan Africa's $1 trillion resource rush, a leader-turned-laggard that's about to reverse course and bring tremendous upside to investors, and a way to profit from the end of the U.S. oil export ban.Get the full list of our best stocks to buy now and start profiting today…
The Wild Card in the Ongoing Global Energy Crisis
The conflict in Iraq is escalating beyond all hope of control - and it's impacting a huge number of investments worldwide. So we reached out to Dr. Kent Moors, one of very few people who've advised both the Kurdish regional and Iraqi federal governments.
What he told us was incredible, bringing crystal clarity to what had been an extremely murky picture.
More importantly, Kent's showed us a way forward through the supply crisis, and, as we'll see shortly, a way to profit from it.Here's Kent...
$40 Trillion in Energy Spending Is Needed to Keep the Lights On
Supplying enough energy to meet skyrocketing global needs will take at least $40 trillion in energy spending over the next 20 years, according to a new report by the International Energy Agency.
For countries that don't have the money to invest in new energy resources, the future looks bleak.
Andfor American consumers, the outlook is even worse.The one bright spot is liquefied natural gas (LNG). Here’s how LNG stocks will hand investors one of the best investment opportunities of the decade…
Three Stocks to Buy Now to Profit from this “Untapped” Energy Market
When Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto was sworn into office at the end of 2012, one of his major initiatives was to reform the country's energy sector as a whole.
And that's had investors searching for the best energy stocks to buy to profit from Mexico's energy reform.After 76 years, the government is reworking the national constitution and creating a slew of new laws. And these three companies could see huge profit opportunities…
Clean Energy Stocks That Add Green to Your Portfolio
Clean energy stocks are looking sweet for investors in the long term. That's because clean energy will account for 33% of all U.S. electricity generation by 2016 - up from 16% today, according to the Energy Information Administration.
Moreover, solar, wind, and geothermal production are expected to double over the next 25 years, according to the same report.
The following are clean energy stocks that promise to benefit most from the alternative energy industry's burgeoning inclusion into our daily lives...
Two U.S. Oil and Natural Gas Companies You Can Bet Will Ride the Energy Boom
The introduction of hydraulic fracturing (fracking) has led to a production renaissance for U.S. oil and natural gas companies.
By 2015, the U.S. will surpass Russia and Saudi Arabia to become the world's biggest oil producer, according to the International Energy Agency. Just on Tuesday, a number of energy companies surpassed their 52-week share-price highs on the Standard & Poor's 500, including EQT Corp. (NYSE: EQT), Hess Corp. (NYSE: HES), and Baker Hughes Inc. (NYSE: BHI).
And recently, Deutsche Bank placed "Buy" recommendations on several producers and master limited partnerships (MLPs), saying that the "fundamental outlook of U.S. gas demand is compelling."Two stocks are poised to soar as the U.S. marches toward greater energy security and increased production of oil and natural gas...
Energy Stocks 2014: Follow Warren Buffett's Strategy to Pick the Winners
Energy stocks 2014:The North American oil and gas boom is setting the energy sector ablaze right now. A boom in supply, coupled with a projected 56% increase in the global consumption of oil and gas by 2040, means that some of the best investments are in energy.
But it's important to know which energy stocks give the best returns with the lowest risk.To continue reading, please click here...