It's time to look at oil stocks to buy as the United States gets ready to surpass the world's biggest oil producers.
Earlier this month, the International Energy Agency (IEA) reported that the United States will jump past both Russia and Saudi Arabia as the world's top oil producer by 2015.
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Finding the Best Energy Investments: Intel from Rio de Janeiro
If this is Thursday, it must be...Brazil.
I returned home late last night from Baltimore where we were putting the final touches on one of the best energy investments yet, a huge new precedent-setting play we'll be releasing very shortly.
But my wife Marina and I are now into a very hectic travel schedule.To continue reading, please click here...
How to Invest in the World's Biggest Shale Oil Field
The shale oil and gas boom is going global, as we explored Tuesday in Money Morning.
And this means huge profit opportunities for those who know how to invest in this global shale revolution.To continue reading, please click here...
- Make This Oil Move Immediately From the Editor: In yesterday's members-only message, you got a rare look at Kent's track record and why he averages 55% on every recommendation. Today, Kent recommends a short-term move, based on the latest developments in Syria... Damascus may have dodged a bullet (or a cruise missile), but nothing else has changed very much. Not in terms of risk. That explains why the "Syrian Premium" remains. It may be slightly reduced, as you'll see. But it is likely to stay with us even after the threat of a military solution has been averted. At least for now...
How Gold, Oil, and Syria Really Mix… Plus "3 Strikes Against Apple"
The markets are very complicated at the moment, which is why now's an ideal time to reach into the Money Morning Mailbag and address your concerns.
The goal here is simple: To provide understandable, actionable, and, of course, profitable answers to your thoughtful and extremely insightful questions.
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- Oil Forecast: The "Syrian Premium" Is Not Temporary By an apparent agreement to place its chemical weapons under international control, Syria seems to have dodged an imminent American military attack. Yet even as the world takes a step back from the brink, three critical questions still remain: 1. Will Syrian President Bashar Assad hand over all of his chemical weapons? 2. Will the proposed international control mechanisms satisfy Washington? 3. Will the final result contained in the U.N. report on the chemical weapons use outside of Damascus alter the outcome? Of course, until the latest news hit, one result had seemed certain: The global oil market was bracing for higher prices. West Texas Intermediate (WTI) closed at a 28-month high on Friday, while Brent crossed the $116 a barrel level. Following the agreement, that trend has reversed, sending oil prices in both New York and London lower. But has this crisis really been defused? Just look at oil prices, and where they're undoubtedly headed...... Read More...
How to Play the 'Syrian Premium' in Oil Prices
There's an uneasy lull in the Syrian crisis.
Now that the Obama administration has decided to seek Congressional approval for a Syrian strike, we are in a hazy period before some major decisions are made.
And while a Senate committee has approved a military move against Syria, further action will be slow to come. Congress is officially on recess until Monday.Read More...
- 2013 Oil Prices: Where We Go From Here You can tell a lot about crude oil prices by studying one key pattern - a pattern that has abruptly reversed of late. The reasons for the sudden change could have a profound impact on energy investors...Read More...
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...
It's a smaller industry, and may not get much coverage. But the OFS business wouldn't exist without it... and neither would the all of those oil wells.
That's why the company we'll look at today is one of my favorite oil and gas plays.
First, take a look at these pumping trucks... Read More...
How to Invest in the Companies That Keep the Oil Boom Humming
Don't look now, but the rig market for oil and gas projects is heating up again.
After suffering through a period when rigs were being "retired" from the field, the pendulum is swinging back again. Rigs are suddenly in high demand -- and hold the secret to how to invest in the growing U.S. shale oil boom.Read More...
- Are Higher Oil Prices in 2013 About to Set Off an Inflationary Spiral? With higher oil prices now, does that mean looming inflation? Here’s how this situation is different than before, and how it will affect your money. Read More... Read More...
- How to Hedge Oil Prices in Volatile Markets The prospects are very good for the oil prices. But the markets promise to be volatile. Here's the best way to build an "oil insurance plan." Read more... Read More...
Frack or Fail: Is It Time For California's Liberals to Go?
California is in a LOT of trouble financially. Cities are going under and the state can't balance its budget. It also has almost half a trillion in state pensions to fund and revenue is drying up.
But there is one way out: Tap the largest oil and gas play in the Lower 48.
The question is, whether this left leaning state crowded with special interests like the Sierra Club will actually let oil services companies begin to start fracking on state land.
In our inaugural Money Morning Fight Club brawl, Frank Marchant and Garrett Baldwin square off on this contentious issue. The best part is we are asking you to turn in your scorecard and pick the winner at the end.
So let's get ready to rumble...
- Buy, Sell or Hold: Strong Oil Prices Make Apache Corp. a Good Bet Apache Corp. (NYSE: APA) is not your average oil company. Even with oil prices still comfortably in the $90.00 range, Apache shares recently fell below their 52-week lows. In fact, since April 2011 Apache shares are down by 44%. But with a strong balance sheet and healthy sales forecasts, this company is doing all the right things. Read More...
What's Keeping Oil Prices Down – for Now, at Least
Sequestration, production concerns in China and the political mess in Italy have combined to keep oil prices down, says Money Morning Global Energy Strategist Dr. Kent Moors.
Speaking on CNBC, Moors said the oil market is now "slightly oversold."
Moors said increased demand and less refinery capacity being used could increase the oil crack spread in the United States, leading to higher energy prices even if oil prices fall.
Asked why energy prices are so high, Moors said there are six or seven major factors.
"The bottom line," he said, "is we have to stop looking at Western Europe and North America when we talk about oil demand because oil demand is being driven essentially worldwide by completely different regions."
Among them, Moors said, is West Africa, where oil demand is spiking.
Watch the accompanying video to hear Moors talk more about global oil prices and how they will affect you. Read More...
Australia Shale Oil Discovery Continues the Country's "Lucky" Streak
Investors are well aware of the shale oil revolution in the United States. But the "revolution" does not end here; it is spreading globally to countries as diverse as China and Poland.
There is one country in particular though that may experience circumstances similar to the United States, if not greater.
I'm talking about Australia, which has often been called "The Lucky Country." That description was first penned in 1964 by Donald Horne and he actually meant it negatively at the time.
But in recent decades, the term has been given a positive spin thanks to Australia's abundance of natural resources and its geographical location near the world's biggest consumer of commodities - China.
And Australia may have struck luck again thanks to the recent announcement of a massive shale oil discovery.Read More...