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    I'm a dyed-in-the-wool contrarian, but I admit putting your hard-earned money in a hated investment that's been falling for months - or even years - is easier said than done. It's a tough, counterintuitive step to take.

    And yet, when it comes to nearly anything else, who among us can resist browsing the "sale" section for the best deal, or waiting to get a "Black Friday" discount?

    The truth is, investing isn't different.

    Contrarian investing is the purest expression of the "buy low, sell high" paradigm. It can net those brave enough to be "first in" some outsized long-term profits.

    That's why I'm excited to show you an asset that couldn't be more hated right now; after a years-long struggle, it's at the "point of maximum disdain."

    And that should be your first clue that the profits here could be huge...

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This "Classic" Energy Play Is About to Make a Comeback

free energy

Not so long ago, master limited partnerships (MLPs) were the darlings of energy investors.

It's easy to see why: They paid high dividends, employed reliable, transparent business models, and they even enjoyed some unique tax advantages.

They were simply one of the very best energy investments you could make.

Then the oil and natural gas bear started. This once red-hot class of shares froze over like a Siberian winter - quickly and brutally.

But as it turns out, that fall was only temporary. A select few MLPs are about to come roaring back in a big way, and I'm going to show you how to play them...

Why I'm Paying Close Attention to the Looming UK Blackout


It seems like every year the UK is on the verge of an energy crisis.

Now, another one's about to hit - and the costs to British citizens could be massive...

Now, another one's about to hit - and the costs to British citizens could be massive...

How to Invest in Energy with the Middle East on the Brink


I just got back from Abu Dhabi, in the United Arab Emirates, where I attended a series of meetings with colleagues from across the energy "universe."

The scope and pace of development in this Persian Gulf city-state are staggering. Just five years ago, the astonishing, massive Etihad Tower complex we stayed in didn't even exist. This place is constantly expanding and reinventing itself.

So Abu Dhabi was an apt setting to discuss the sweeping changes that will shape the immediate future of energy investing - changes that threaten the fragile political order of the Middle East and will likely force a redrawing of U.S. security interests.

Everything is in flux right now, so I'm recommending energy investors look at one particular kind of oil producer that should prove largely insulated from what's coming next.

But first, let me show you what's at stake here...

What President Trump Means for Your Energy Investments

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With markets mulling the Trump administration's potential energy policies, here's how these two campaign-trail proposals would affect your energy investments.

We also examine how they'd impact the broader energy market as a whole...

The Paris Climate Deal Could Lead to Profits Here


I'm staying at the Peninsula Hotel in the 16th arrondissement of Paris right now. It's one of the city's most affluent neighborhoods and centrally located among some of Paris' most popular historic landmarks. For instance, just downstairs from where I'm sitting is "Le Bar Kléber," where U.S. Secretary of State Henry Kissinger signed the Paris Peace Accords that ended the Vietnam War.

But I'm not here for the history. This trip is about the future of energy markets, and the Paris Climate Agreement that was signed barely seven miles from here, in the small town of Le Bourget.

You see, as of the European Union's acceptance of the agreement this month, more than 190 members of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) have signed the agreement, and 81 members have ratified it. That's enough to bring the treaty into force on Nov. 4.

Now, regardless of how you may feel about climate change, the Paris Agreement is fact - soon to become a legally binding one. The rules covering greenhouse gas emissions are going to change, but most importantly for investors, we'll see changes in energy markets and finance.

It makes good sense to prepare for these changes, and I'm in Paris to help you do just that. The City of Light is home to the International Energy Agency and many of the biggest players in the global energy game.

This city, and France as a whole, are at the leading edge of an energy trend - one that the Paris climate pact will only intensify.

It's going to change a lot, but we should see the most profitable changes here first..

How Florida's Algae Blooms Are About to Turn into an Energy Boom


The algae in Florida's Lake Okeechobee is as much an energy opportunity as it is an environmental crisis.

Here's how this toxic slime could revolutionize fuel...

What the Latest "Solar Battle" Means for Florida


Florida will vote on two solar amendments this fall. Though they'd have opposite effects, both have 60% approval ratings.

Here's how this horse race is playing out...

Energy's Trillion-Dollar Ticking Time Bomb


In March 2015, Dr. Kent Moors said global energy infrastructure was in a state of crisis. Today he calls the situation a ticking time bomb.

Here's why, barring major changes in policy, we're likely to reach a point of no return within the next 10 years...

How This One Company Is Leading Europe's Wind Power Revolution

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These are chaotic times in the global energy sector, to put it mildly.

Here in the United States, we're in the grip of an acute oil and gas company debt crisis, as rising oil prices have come far too late to save leveraged companies that simply borrowed too much during the good times of expensive oil and cheap credit.

Elsewhere, last month's shock "Brexit" vote has upended foreign exchange, sending the euro and sterling into free fall relative to the dollar - the currency in which rapidly rebalancing crude oil is priced.

That same British vote has dealt a knockout blow to the City of London's tenure as the global capital of energy sector financing. Hundreds of billions of dollars are in play and are now on the hunt for a new place to call home.

But all this chaos and uncertainty brings with it opportunity. There are big changes coming to the way energy finance works, and right now there's a breakthrough underway in Europe that's proving more profitable than anyone could have imagined.

But where there's chaos, there's always opportunity. That's especially true of this breakthrough in wind power...

Investors Face This Risk from Coal's Quick Death

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Coal is struggling and unpopular in all but a handful of regions where they actually pull it out of the ground.

But simple economics rather than public perception is what's set to deal coal its death blow.

Coal's limited economic importance likely won’t be enough to overcome the latest wave of bad news buried in a series of recent reports - the most dramatic indication yet that coal is dying even faster than expected.

You see, a relative newcomer to U.S. electricity production (you guessed it: natural gas) is pushing down prices for old stalwarts like coal, and even nuclear power.

Simply put, the black rock has 12 to 18 months at the outside before conditions get so bad that coal (and nuclear) plants begin closing in earnest.

And that's when shareholders get burned.

So it's time to make sure you limit your exposure and protect yourself from the shares I'm going to name here...

We're in the Most Important Growth Stage for This Energy Source


One segment of the energy industry has added over 100,000 jobs since 2010 - 35,000 in 2015 alone.

It's about to become the most lucrative source of energy in the world.

Which is why big corporations and small startups alike are piling in billions at this early stage of the boom. Here's how to get in on the game early for yourself...

As Another Sector's Sails Lose Wind, Watch This One Barometer


One by one, the bubbles are bursting...

First it was the commodities bubble that blew up in mid-2014, which caused the collapse of energy and commodity stocks -they are now down between 40-80%.

It also caused the end of the corporate credit bubble in high yield bonds and bank loans over the second half of 2014 and into this year.

Then the Chinese stock market, which had gone parabolic early this year, collapsed, sending global markets into a tailspin this summer.

Here's the Next Big Source of Energy Profits

clean energy stocks

Not long ago, the idea of disconnecting from the electrical grid and opting to live a "self-powered" life was limited to either "survivalists" or the realm of science fiction.

That's beginning to change.

Back in 1973, the English economist E. F. Schumacher published Small Is Beautiful. The idea of the best-seller was to treat economics "as if people mattered." The best way to do that, Schumacher posited, was by bringing the main elements of people's lives closer to where they lived (remember, this was at the peak of the 1973 oil crisis). Basic human needs and well-being should be prized above materialism and the "bigger is better" mentality.

And in the process, a range of new investment opportunities are emerging...

Shell, BG Group Merger Signals Huge Changes in Energy

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The $70 billion acquisition of BG Group plc (LON: BG) by Royal Dutch Shell plc (ADR) (NYSE: RDSA) will result in a merged company with market value double that of BP plc (ADR) (NYSE: BP) and bigger than Chevron Corporation (NYSE: CVX).

According to Bloomberg News, this deal counters the prevailing view...

Oil Tanks but Energy Profit Prospects Remain

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WTI futures tanked last week, with the oil benchmark hovering around $45.50 for April delivery on Friday. But Kent Moors has identified important profit opportunities amidst the carnage - and will share them with you.

Kent has now filed three field reports...