I find it uncomfortable to advise investors on how to make a profit in the aftermath of a tragedy. And the drama unfolding in the Gulf of Mexico is rapidly developing into just that sort of situation.
It has already led me to provide one alert – "Expect Transocean to Keep Going Down" (April 30) – pointing out a profit opportunity. And Transocean is hardly the only company to feel the heat from this widening disaster.
There are more opportunities emerging for the average investor, and I'll be providing some of them in a minute. However, first, we need to put this in its proper context.
The sinking of the Deepwater Horizon platform off the Louisiana coast has been, foremost, a human tragedy, with 11 dead. Round two is an environmental disaster, as a huge swath of ecologically sensitive coastline awaits the onslaught of the widening oil slick.
This disaster has single-handedly derailed an energy bill on Capitol Hill… prompted every governor considering offshore drilling to do an abrupt about-face… and revised how both public opinion and the market will look at oil production for years to come.
But not all the impact will be bad. In fact, right this moment, in the immediate aftermath of the spill, certain investment plays are accumulating considerable upside potential…
And my research has turned up seven outstanding opportunities…
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Dr. Kent Moors is an internationally recognized expert in oil and natural gas policy, risk assessment, and emerging market economic development. He serves as an advisor to many U.S. governors and foreign governments. Kent details his latest global travels in his free Oil & Energy Investor e-letter. He makes specific investment recommendations in his newsletter, the Energy Advantage. For more active investors, he issues shorter-term trades in his Energy Inner Circle.