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Dec
9
Tim Lambert
Like ExxonMobil, Chevron is Big Oil with Big Appeal for Long Term Investors
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Chevron (NYSE: CVX) is like ExxonMobil (NYSE: XOM) in that it is a “Big Oil” company that has not spun off units like so many others. As a result, Chevron, again like ExxonMobil, has not fallen in recent stock market action like so many other energy companies. Chevron is down for the last week, month, […]

Dec
8
Tim Lambert
Buy Now, Don’t Try to Time Market for Stocks, Study Shows
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All investors should read Dan Weiner’s article in Kiplinger’s about market timing for equities. Basically, the article states that is it best to don’t even try to time the stock market as it does not work!!! The most important lesson from the excellent piece in Kiplinger’s, which is a fine personal magazine, is to get […]

Nov
22
John Murphy
BP PLC is Worth the Wait!
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Legendary investor Warren Buffett has done very well over the decades buying shares of blue chip companies such as American Express (NYSE: AXP) and Wal-Mart (NYSE: WMT) that were down in the short term due to temporary problems. That is a major reason why “The Oracle of Omaha” is worth of $50 billion! That is […]

Nov
21
Ida Hansen
Is it Time to Shift to Small Caps?
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It is hardly news that there has been a bull market for equities since March 2009. There have been a few dips along the way, but the Dow Jones Industrial Average (NYSE: DIA) and the Standard & Poor’s 500 Index (NYSE: SPY) continue to perform well.  The Dow Jones Industrial Average is up for the […]

Nov
19
Ida Hansen
The Keystone Pipeline Vote is Bullish for Big Oil!
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Even though legislation to approve the Keystone Pipeline failed to break the filibuster in the United States Senate, it was still a victory for Big Oil stocks like Chevron (NYSE: CVX), ExxonMobil (NYSE: XOM), and Royal Dutch Shell (RDS-A). The narrow defeats shows that there is a more sympathetic Senate on the way for energy […]

Nov
12
John Murphy
Bullish Week and Month for ConocoPhillips
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It has been a bear quarter for ConocoPhillips (NYSE: COP), a major oil company. Energy prices have been weak due to lesser demand and greater supply.  United States Oil (NYSE: USO), the exchange traded fund for oil, is down more than 18 percent for the last quarter of market action.  Over that same period, ConocoPhillips […]

Nov
11
John Murphy
Here is a Way to Invest with Warren Buffett and Michael Lewis!
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Warren Buffett and Michael Lewis need no introduction to the investment community! Warren Buffett is one of the best investors in history.  He heads up Berkshire Hathaway (NYSE: BRK-A), which functions as a holding company for his assets.  These range from small cap companies that are completely owned such as See’s Candies to major positions […]

Nov
10
John Murphy
BHP Billiton Rises with Big Oil Transformation
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BHP Billiton (NYSE: BHP) is the world’s largest natural resources company, rich in holdings such as as coal, copper, natural gas, and others. But BHP Billiton is now transforming itself, seeking to increase oil production to join Big Oil firms such as Chevron (NYSE: CVX) and ExxonMobil (NYSE: XOM). To finance that transition, BHP Billiton […]

Nov
4
John Murphy
No Matter What Happens at the Polls, Buy Dividend Stocks!
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No matter what happens after Americans vote today, long term investors should continue buy stocks with a history of increasing the amount of the dividend such as Coca-Cola (NYSE: KO), ExxonMobil (NYSE: XOM), and Wal-Mart (NYSE: WMT), among others. The bull market has been going on for more than five years, so it is difficult […]

Oct
31
Tim Lambert
Bloomberg Report Bullish for Big Oil!
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Big Oil stocks such as BP PLC (NYSE: BP), Chevron (NYSE: CVX), ExxonMobil (NYSE: XOM), and others have not fared well in recent market action. ExxonMobil, the world’s largest oil and natural gas company, is down for the last quarter and six months of market action.  Chevron has fallen for the last month, quarter, and […]