Just over a week ago, I said that West Texas Intermediate (WTI) crude oil would hit $100 this year, and we're continuing the steady climb. Things are looking great in the energy sector right now, and I think it's only going to get better.
But there's one region of the world where we might see some serious disruptions, and where investors need to play it smart - the European continent.
As Russia "intensifies" its diplomatic efforts with the West and its military presence on Ukrainian borders, it is becoming clearer that this isn't just a political crisis. Oil and gas, already scarce in certain parts of Europe due to labor and supply shortages, may become even scarcer if Russia (the third-largest oil producer in the world) decides to shut down oil shipments.
That's going to put the pressure on European energy companies to increase supply, and it'll drive prices up for oil and natural gas as demand blasts off. The companies that respond to that call will see massive revenue spikes, and the stocks will soar accordingly.
I'm looking at a pick right now that stands to benefit most from this chaotic situation. It's the second largest natural gas producer in the world and Russia's No. 1 competitor in Europe. And best of all, holding the stock gives you a 5.3% dividend on top of sky-high profits.
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In case you still need it, I recommend you buy shares in TotalEnergies SE (NYSE: TTE).
The situation in Europe is a good reminder that whatever is happening in the world, and whether the markets trade up, down, or sideways, there's always a way to make serious profits if you know where to look.
This year is no different. In fact, it may be one of the best years for investors we've seen in over a decade.
My research has revealed three massive events that are converging at once into a super-wealth opportunity of historic proportions, with the potential to create $5 trillion in new wealth and send three stocks soaring 300% to 500% in the next six months.
About the Author
Shah Gilani boasts a financial pedigree unlike any other. He ran his first hedge fund in 1982 from his seat on the floor of the Chicago Board of Options Exchange. When options on the Standard & Poor's 100 began trading on March 11, 1983, Shah worked in "the pit" as a market maker.
The work he did laid the foundation for what would later become the VIX - to this day one of the most widely used indicators worldwide. After leaving Chicago to run the futures and options division of the British banking giant Lloyd's TSB, Shah moved up to Roosevelt & Cross Inc., an old-line New York boutique firm. There he originated and ran a packaged fixed-income trading desk, and established that company's "listed" and OTC trading desks.
Shah founded a second hedge fund in 1999, which he ran until 2003.
Shah's vast network of contacts includes the biggest players on Wall Street and in international finance. These contacts give him the real story - when others only get what the investment banks want them to see.
Today, as editor of Hyperdrive Portfolio, Shah presents his legion of subscribers with massive profit opportunities that result from paradigm shifts in the way we work, play, and live.
Shah is a frequent guest on CNBC, Forbes, and MarketWatch, and you can catch him every week on Fox Business's Varney & Co.