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The Best Oil Stocks in 2017

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When oil prices are rising, owning the right oil stocks in 2017 can be an extremely profitable play.

We'll show you why oil company stocks are going to benefit from higher oil prices.

And to help you profit from higher oil prices, we'll give you our best oil stocks in 2017...

Crude Oil Stocks to Avoid in 2017

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Investors looking to take advantage of rising oil prices have turned to crude oil stocks in 2017.

But just because oil stock prices have risen doesn't mean they are all good investments.

We'll show you some of the best oil stocks to buy, including one with 47% gains in 2016.

The 10 Top-Performing Oil Stocks of the Year

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Oil prices hit a 10-year low in January 2016, but since then they rose 47%. That means the top oil stocks of 2016 saw a big boost.

Even though 2016 is over, our list can help you see which oil stocks benefited from higher oil prices. That's why oil stocks will continue to be a strong play in the new year.

Here are the best oil stocks of 2016...

The Best Oil Stocks to Buy in 2017

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Oil prices have surged 51% since hitting a low in January 2016, and to help investors profit from that rise, we've made a list of the best oil stocks to buy in 2017.

Our top oil stocks to buy in 2017 include two oil stocks gaining 11% and 37% over the last year. And we've added a bonus energy stock with gains of 118% since last year.

Before we get to our specific picks, here's why 2017 is shaping up to be a profitable year for oil stocks...

3 Wolfcamp Shale Stocks to Watch Now

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Engineers have just made a massive discovery in the Wolfcamp shale in Texas. And that's why we're bringing readers three of the best Wolfcamp shale stocks to watch now.

The Wolfcamp shale could end up being the key to American energy independence, and the profit opportunity could be massive.

Here are the top Wolfcamp stocks...

How the Dakota Access Pipeline Fight Could Burn Oil Stocks

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The Obama administration's indefinite delay of the half-finished Dakota Access pipeline has far-reaching implications, all of which are negatives for U.S. oil stocks.

The delay is bound to have a chilling effect on future oil and natural gas pipelines. It means any similar project is at risk of rejection even after it has made it through the permitting process and construction has started.

And that's put these oil stocks in the crosshairs...

The 8 Biggest Oil Stocks to Avoid in 2016 Are the Ones Everyone Recommends

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Oil stocks ripped higher in Q2 thanks to surging oil prices.

WTI oil had its best quarter since the financial crisis. These gains pushed Big Oil stocks like Exxon up 11%.

But we have a few reasons why you should avoid Big Oil stocks - plus one of the best energy investments you can buy today...

One of the Best Oil Stocks to Buy Now Boasts a 7.2% Yearly Dividend

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Oil stocks have made a triumphant comeback recently, surging 24% in four months.

That's why we're going to show you one of the best oil stocks to buy this year.

It has an 11% upside potential and offers a sky-high yield of 7.2%...

The Two Best Oil Stocks to Buy in 2016 for Market-Beating Gains

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Oil stocks have been rallying lately thanks to the similar rally in oil prices.

These gains mean now is the best time to buy oil stocks as the sector keeps pushing higher.

Here are the two best oil stocks to buy in 2016...

One of the Best Oil Stocks to Buy Now as Prices Soar in 2016

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Oil stocks have rocketed more than 28% thanks to the rebound in oil prices.

That's why we're recommending one of the best oil stocks to buy this year as prices stabilize.

Not only does it have growth potential, but it also boasts a strong dividend...

The Best Crude Oil Stock to Profit in This $40 Price Climate

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It's difficult to find a good crude oil stock to invest in during this low oil price environment.

But that doesn't mean you should avoid the oil sector altogether.

Here's one stock that not only boasts upside potential, but also one of the strongest dividends in the energy sector...

One of the Best Oil Stocks to Buy Now

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Finding profitable oil stocks to buy now can be difficult in this low price environment.

But identifying profitable oil stocks is just as important as identifying dangerous ones.

Here are the companies you should avoid this year, followed by one of our "best oil stocks to buy now" picks for 2016...

Why This Oil Stock Is Our Pick of the Week

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The oil stock Phillips 66 (NYSE: PSX) is the Money Morning Pick of the Week.

Phillips 66 stock has held up surprisingly well over the past year despite plummeting oil prices - it's actually up about 6.5%.

And while Wall Street is still down on oil stocks, one of the world's most successful investors has been loading up on it lately.

He's obviously sees value here. And when you look closely, there are plenty of reasons to like Phillips 66 stock...

Why Oil Prices and Stock Markets Have Been Dancing in Lockstep

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Common sense suggests that some signals would affect both oil prices and the stock markets.

But that's not what we've been seeing lately. The two have instead been moving in almost lockstep connection. When one moves, so does the other, no matter the reason.

It seems common sense isn't in charge of the markets any more. Here's why...

Don't Touch These Oil Stocks in 2016 – Buy These Instead

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Oil stocks appear unattractive right now due to the continuing price decline and constant barrage of bearish news.

But you can still profit by avoiding one type of oil stock in favor of a more obscure type.

Here are the ones you should stay away from this year...