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...
Trailing Stops Explained – And Why You Need Them
Here at Money Morning, we're big proponents of using trailing stops as an easy and effective way to mitigate risk and boost gains.
And yet a surprisingly large group of individual investors don't use them, or have never heard the importance of trailing stops explained.To continue reading, please click here...
This 3.5% Payout Is "High Yield" in Disguise
If I offered you an investment that pays 3.5% a year, and one that pays 12% a year, which one would you choose?
All else being equal, we'd be fools not to take the 12% offer.
Of course, "all else" is rarely equal... especially in a rising interest-rate environment. "Growth," as you'll recall, is the new "income."
That's why we need to look well beyond yield to evaluate a dividend payer, and focus on total return.
The first company we'll look at today, for example, will pay you $12 a year for every $100 you invest in its stock. That certainly seems appealing.But this second company - despite its lower payout - is a far better investment, for three reasons...
The Only Number You Need to Time – and Beat – the Market
It certainly seems as though the political gamesmanship that rules Washington, D.C., also rules the markets. But this isn't really the case.
In fact, there's one single "magic" number that far outweighs everything else when it comes to long-term influence.
This number's predictive power has saved me from some of the steepest market drops of the century, and it's given me everything I need to position myself for maximum gains in bull markets.
And the best part is, it's widely available - access to it costs nothing.It's how you use this simple number that counts...
The (Simple) Secret to an Early Retirement
In my early career, I was fortunate to do well financially while working at Goldman Sachs. I also made the decision to live below my means, and to invest intelligently. By my late twenties, I had amassed a seven-figure nest egg, and in my early thirties, I actually took an extended vacation for about five years.
What I came to learn, however, is that you don't have to work for Goldman Sachs - or be a multi-millionaire - to be able to retire comfortably or early.You don't even have to figure out your "number"...
The Best MLP Investments You Can Make Today
One of the very best choices any investor can make when looking at master limited partnership (MLP) investments is going for those in the energy sector.
These MLPs offer investors both income and growth: Income through relatively high yields, and growth thanks to their involvement in America's booming energy industry.
As Money Morning Global Investing & Income Strategist Robert Hsu told readers Aug. 15, a $2,500 stake in energy MLPs 10 years ago is worth $10,000 today - twice the return of the S&P 500.
This Underused Strategy Has Led Me to Some of the Best Investments Ever
One of the most successful ways to uncover the best investments for the long term is picking turnarounds.
This active investment approach - when done right - has powered record returns for many successful investors. Private equity funds have generated massive returns this way.
How to Find the Best Stocks to Buy in a Stock Market Sell-Off
But the markets' upward bias means money is always going to look for a place to go. When others are panicking, savvy investors keep their cool and swoop in to have their fill.
The question is, which stocks should you buy in these sell offs?
Money Morning Chief Investment Strategist Keith Fitz-Gerald sorts the good from the bad from the ugly, and tells us where to be when the money comes back home.
How to Invest as America Spends $190 Billion to Fix Our Highway System
The United States' Eisenhower Interstate Highway System was the biggest, most expensive public works project since the Pharaohs had the Pyramids built.
The Interstate System, started in 1956, became the envy of the entire world, except perhaps Germany, symbolizing a nation on the march to progress - a four-lane wonder stretching from sea to shining sea.
But now, in the early decades of the 21st century, that once-vaunted highway network is overwhelmed, underfunded, and flat out crumbling in parts.
Interstate 5 is the West Coast's main artery, spanning the distance from Canada to Mexico. Last week, a portion of Interstate 5 fell into the Skagit River north of Seattle.
The Skagit River Bridge was 58 years old, and listed as "functionally obsolete," meaning the bridge was safe but did not meet current standards. No one was killed, but three people were injured as their vehicles plunged, along with the bridge's deck, into the river.
Thirteen people were killed and 145 injured in August 2007 when a bridge carrying Interstate 35W across the Mississippi River at Minneapolis collapsed during rush hour. In that tragedy, the bridge was found to have been over its weight limit, and some non-critical components had been corroded by, of all things, bird droppings.