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Here's Why Oil Is Falling Today
  • Here's Why Oil Is Falling Today

Here’s Why Oil Is Falling Today

By |January 9th, 2017|

Oil has been on a strong run upward recently, and for good reason. The world is paying close attention to supply cuts from OPEC and non-OPEC member nations. However, many experts have pointed out that the oil supply cuts would not be an end-all, be-all for oil. In fact, they have been warning that […]

Watch Oil Closely in the New Year
  • Watch Oil Closely in the New Year

Watch Oil Closely in the New Year

By |December 29th, 2016|

Oil has been an incredibly interesting commodity to watch throughout the year 2016. For most of the year, the commodity was trading at crisis levels as the world worked to find a solution to the oil supply glut. However, more recently, we’ve seen strong gains in the commodity, pushing several stocks skyward and creating […]

Royal Dutch Shell (RDS.B) Stock: Is the Dividend Safe?
  • Royal Dutch Shell (RDS.B) Stock: Is the Dividend Safe?

Royal Dutch Shell (RDS.B) Stock: Is the Dividend Safe?

By |October 6th, 2016|

Royal Dutch Shell (RDS.B) on the New York Stock Exchange) looks to be a fairly strong blue-chip company with a massive market cap of $217 billion. It is by far the biggest publicly traded company that’s headquartered in the United Kingdom. Shell explores for and extracts crude oil, natural gas and natural gas liquids. […]

Oil Price Rallies as OPEC Agrees to Cut Production
  • Oil Price Rallies as OPEC Agrees to Cut Production

Oil Price Rallies as OPEC Agrees to Cut Production

By |September 30th, 2016|

Back in 2010 it seemed like there was not enough oil to go around. Political and military conflicts in places such as Libya and Iraq were creating supply constraints for oil in the middle east. Many countries had to use up their stockpiles and some were even nearly depleted. The price of crude skyrocketed […]

Enbridge (ENB) to Buy Spectra Energy (SE)
  • Enbridge (ENB) to Buy Spectra Energy (SE)

Enbridge (ENB) to Buy Spectra Energy (SE)

By |September 9th, 2016|

Canadian pipeline operator Enbridge Inc. (ENB) on Tuesday agreed to buy Spectra Energy Corp. (SE) based out of Houston in an all-stock deal valued at about $28 billion US. This deal would create a North American energy-infrastructure giant at a time when growth is challenged by lower oil and gas prices and more stringent regulatory rules. Enbridge […]

Why Seadrill (SDRL) Should Be on Your Watch List
  • Why Seadrill (SDRL) Should Be on Your Watch List

Why Seadrill (SDRL) Should Be on Your Watch List

By |March 8th, 2016|

I currently have stock market alerts linked to my phone, so whenever a stock on my watch list has a big swing or meets my wanted price, I get an instant ping. This morning, right after 9:30 a.m., I got one of these alerts.

Buzz, buzz! “SDRL down 15.97%” What a way to start the […]

Is Chevron (CVX) Stock a Buy?
  • Is Chevron (CVX) Stock a Buy?

Is Chevron (CVX) Stock a Buy?

By |February 18th, 2016|

Chevron Corporation (NASDAQ: CVX)

Chevron stock is down over 35% from its high in 2014… but is it a buy?

Let me start by saying that I’m partial to dividend stocks, and Chevron offers a juicy dividend. Chevron’s next quarterly dividend will be paid on March 10th, and it represents a 5% yield.

High dividends mean high […]

Budget Cuts for Shale Producers
  • Budget Cuts for Shale Producers

Budget Cuts for Shale Producers

By |January 29th, 2016|

Some of the most sturdy U.S. shale producers might be in trouble as they are forced to slash capital expenditure plans in an effort to stay afloat in a world of 30 dollar oil. 2016 is the second straight year of cuts for major shale companies. Three energy companies have recently cut their 2016 […]

Declining Oil Prices and Real Estate
  • Declining Oil Prices and Real Estate

Declining Oil Prices and Real Estate

By |January 26th, 2016|

Oil prices continue to fall – months (a year, anyone?) after most observers thought they had already reached a bottom.  Many consumers are benefiting, and the energy expenses of businesses are declining.  What’s not to like?

Surprisingly, a lot.  In many regions of the country, and particularly across business sectors that thrive on the capital […]

Oil is Up | Will Gains Continue?
  • Oil is Up | Will Gains Continue?

Oil is Up | Will Gains Continue?

By |January 22nd, 2016|

Following long term downtrends in the value of oil, we’re finally starting to see relatively bullish activity out of the commodity. Now, the big question being asked is whether or not gains in the commodity will continue. In my opinion, the answer is no! Today, we’ll talk about why I don’t believe gains in […]