Natural Gas Prices

Should I Buy Chesapeake Energy Corp. (NYSE: CHK) Stock?

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Lately Chesapeake Energy Corp. (NYSE: CHK) stock has been getting some unwanted attention from short sellers. A lot of traders see CHK stock weakness, and they want to profit from an anticipated fall in the CHK stock price.

There may yet be a compelling case to buy CHK stock. Natural gas prices have regained slightly, meaning the March lows could signal a bottom. Perhaps its oversold? Maybe it's in for a nice pop on a short squeeze?

Here's what you'll want to consider before buying this natural gas giant...

The Only Natural Gas ETF to Own as Prices Rebound

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Natural gas prices have dipped in 2015. They're trading at $2.71 per million BTUs as of March 3, for a drop of more than 22% from their December price of $3.50 per million BTUs.

But Money Morning's Global Energy Strategist Dr. Kent Moors says prices are headed higher in 2015.

That's why we're recommending a natural gas ETF today. It tracks natural gas futures, which gives it a double-digit profit potential when prices are climbing. Now that prices are low, it's the perfect time to buy.

But this double-digit profit opportunity won't last forever. Moors says we're about to see three "super shifts" in the natural gas industry that will push prices higher through 2015...

Natural Gas Prices Will Head Higher on These Critical Factors

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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...

These U.S. Natural Gas Stocks Are Critical to the EU's New "Master Plan"

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The ongoing civil war in eastern Ukraine, along with the corresponding crisis between Kiev and Moscow, means that Russian gas supplies to the EU could be cut off again come September.

In 2009, the last time Russia said nyet to European natural gas deliveries, the continent barely survived one of the coldest winters in years. This time around, Europe's savior could be U.S. liquefied natural gas (LNG) exports.

And that's good news indeed for these natural gas stocks...

This Energy Play Has Warren Buffett Playing Catch-Up

It's absolute gospel in the world of investing to study and understand the moves that Warren Buffett and Berkshire Hathaway are making - and then to follow them for profit.

And with good reason: Buffett's track record speaks for itself - and he augments his capital-markets genius with the homespun, down-to-earth personality that's cemented his spot as a hero to the masses.

One of Buffett's newest forays has taken his Berkshire investment vehicle into the energy sector.

But he wasn't the first to get there. We were. And it's paying off in a big way...

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Five Natural Gas Stocks Drinking Profits from the Utica Shale "Sweet Spot"

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The Utica shale formation hasn't gotten as much attention as some of the others, but that may be about to change as drillers home in on a "sweet spot" in southeastern Ohio that is producing staggering amounts of natural gas.

Wells drilled in the Utica "sweet spot" were the main reason Ohio natural gas production more than doubled from 89.4 billion cubic feet in 2012 to 203 billion cubic feet in 2013.

This stunning development will pay off handsomely for these five natural gas stocks in particular...

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