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Wednesday's "Earnings Beat" Makes This The Perfect "Bad-Market" Tech Stock

In last week’s Private Briefing report Our Experts Show You the Stocks to Pick in a ‘Stock-Picker’s Market’,” Money Map Press Chief Investment Strategist Keith Fitz-Gerald identified SanDisk Corp.(NasdaqGS: SNDK) as one of three stocks to buy in the face of the stock market sell-off.

And now we see why…

  • The Government Foil to Energy Independence (and Profit) As the rush to export liquefied natural gas (LNG) gathers steam, the Energy Advantage portfolio is primed for even bigger gains.

    Make no mistake, LNG exports are now set to hand us one of the best investment opportunities of the decade.

    That’s a stunning reversal from just seven years ago, when everyone agreed the United States would be using LNG imports to meet 15% of its gas needs by 2020.

    However, the unconventional shale boom (shale, tight, and coal bed methane) has changed everything we used to think about natural gas.

    Now, even the most conservative Russian estimates acknowledge that the U.S. could be providing between 6% and 8% of all LNG exports worldwide by 2020.

    In fact, Cheniere Energy Inc. (NYSE: LNG) has already garnered no fewer than five huge, multi-billion dollar, 20-year contracts with some of the largest European and Asian importers.

    But new developments have suddenly thrown up another hurdle that threatens to delay all of this economic promise.

    Here’s the countermove that’s brewing in Washington, D.C… Full story...
  • This Is a Clear Path to Profits (Even in Volatile Markets) It was quickly becoming OPEC's worst nightmare: By the mid-1980s, oil prices had begun to collapse.

    What's more, renegade cartel members were selling more oil than their monthly quotas allowed, which merely made a bad situation even worse.

    Ordinarily, that was a point when the Saudis usually would step in and cut their own exports.

    But by then, the pricing situation had become untenable. Instead, the Saudis embarked on a bold new strategy.

    First, they opened up their own spigots and flooded the market with crude. This taught those recalcitrant OPEC members a big lesson about lost revenues.

    Second, they also introduced a "netback" pricing strategy that proved to be far more important - both for them and today's energy investors.

    This new strategy considered the entire pricing sequence, using refinery margins (the difference in cost between processing and prices on the wholesale level) as a measure of prices upstream and downstream.

    Now, 28 years later, the same netback strategy has made a comeback that has handed us a clear path to profits - even during periods of high volatility.

    Here's how this strategy works... Full Story
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  • We Found a Clear Path to Energy Profits, Even in Volatile Markets Oil Rig

    It was quickly becoming OPEC's worst nightmare. By the mid-1980s, oil prices had begun to collapse.

    What's more, renegade cartel members were selling more oil than their monthly quotas allowed, which merely made a bad situation even worse.

    Ordinarily, that was a point when the Saudis usually would step in and cut their own exports.

    But by then, the pricing situation had become untenable. Instead, the Saudis embarked on a bold new strategy.

    First, they opened up their own spigots and flooded the market with crude. This taught those recalcitrant OPEC members a big lesson about lost revenues.

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  • How your Grandchildren can Reap Profits with These Nuclear Stocks sign radiation

    Three Mile Island. Chernobyl. Sellafield. Fukushima.

    These are just the most famous names from an alarmingly long list of civilian nuclear incidents. Each of these accidents resulted sparked intense public debate on the future of civilian nuclear power.

    Is it really safe? What do we do with the waste? It'll be toxic for tens of thousands of years? How bad will the next accident be? What kind of trade-off are we making? These are just some of the questions mooted in the wake of these and other nuclear accidents.

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  • New Arab Spring Could Breed Chaos in the Energy Markets As Dr. Kent Moors explains, growing unrest means Pakistan is now ground zero when it comes to energy markets in the Middle East. Read more... Read More...
  • Russia: The Greatest Threat to the Energy Markets There's an old saying, "The more things change, the more they stay the same."

    And modern Russia a perfect example of this saying. And this move to the past autocratic methods is creating a very unstable future for the energy markets.

    Dr. Moors explains the warning signs in Moscow that are making energy traders start to worry.

    To find out what's happening and what it means to you, read on...

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  • Three Hidden Water Costs That Promise to Boost Energy Prices On average it takes 4.4 million gallons of water to “frack” a well. As Dr. Kent Moors explains, that has big consequences for energy prices. Read more... Read More...
  • Energy Investors Will Love These New MLPs The "midstream" segment in oil and gas markets is undergoing some very interesting changes these days. It is diversifying in an exciting way for income investors.

    MLP "clones" are starting to emerge, controlling more expanded activities and new product-specific focuses that never existed before.

    That means brand-new investing opportunities for you.

    Here's what's so interesting about this new development... Read More...
  • The Next Big Change in the Energy Markets The energy market is rapidly changing. Dr. Kent Moors explains how to hedge your oil and gas stocks with this simple "insurance policy." Read more... Read More...
  • How to Play by the Rules and Beat the Tax Man with MLPs Paying taxes is about a pleasurable as a root canal. But as Dr. Kent Moors explains, you can ease the pain by investing in Master Limited Partnerships, or MLPs. Here's how. Read More...
  • This Shifting Balance Will Have a Huge Impact on Energy Investors As the new balance emerges, we will see a realignment of global energy prices. And both the sourcing and use of energy will open up significant opportunities worldwide. Here's what's causing the shift. Read More...
  • Why I Cancelled Everything in Germany and Took the Next Flight to Dubai Something big unfolded on my trip to Frankfurt last week.

    It began with meetings in Germany over natural gas prices. They morphed into a discussion on how government subsidies affect energy prices. Our conversation turned to a recent IMF report that criticized taxes on energy - specifically pre-tax concessions - those provided by governments to producers in oil exporting countries.

    That led four of us to drop everything in Germany and fly to Dubai, so we could hash out the matter firsthand with some of the folks responsible for those tax benefits.

    What we learned there could change everything in the global energy markets and have huge consequences for energy investors around the world.

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  • Investing in Clean Energy Stocks Just Got More Risky

    Despite its promising future, clean energy stocks have proved to be an investing minefield.

    Even China-based clean energy stocks are no longer a safe haven. Yesterday (Monday) Suntech Power Holdings Co. Ltd. (NYSE ADR: STP) defaulted on its debt.

    Heavy losses caused by plummeting prices for solar panels - which fell 73% from 2010 to 2012 - left Suntech unable to make the payment on a $541 million bond that was due Friday.

    The news caused Suntech stock, already down 80% over the past year, to slip another 10%.

    While numerous U.S. renewable energy companies have faltered, most notably the 2011 bankruptcy of solar panel maker Solyndra, Suntech is the first Chinese clean energy company that could go under.

    What's new is a reluctance on the part of the Chinese government to keep pouring subsidies into money-losing companies.

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  • Why Oil Refiners Are Among the Best Energy Stocks to Buy Now Energy oil refinery 3 small

    Shale oil production continues its upward path, increasing overall U.S. oil production and making specific groups of energy stocks among the best to buy right now.

    In fact, the U.S. Energy Information Agency (EIA) reported last month that domestic oil production surpassed the 7 million barrel a day level, the highest point in nearly 20 years. Production this year, the EIA says, will rise by another 14%.

    This is obviously good news for the companies producing that oil, and it gets even better. Many industries outside the energy sector, including chemicals and railroads, have benefited from the shale boom.

    But there is one subsector in the energy industry that has reaped the rewards of plentiful oil from the Bakken and other areas more than any other, and that's the refining industry.

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  • How to Profit as the Global Energy Crisis Accelerates With production costs rising out-of-control, there's a serious shortage taking shape around the world. Good news is, it's not permanent. This is actually a short-term swing prudent energy investors can profit from. Dr. Kent Moors explains. Read More...