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Feb
20
Ida Hansen
Will Natural Gas Ever Fall?
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United States Natural Gas (NYSE: UNG), the exchange traded fund for natural gas, is up double digits for the last week, month, quarter, six months, and year of market action (chart below).  For 2014, United States Natural Gas has risen by more than 30 percent.  Much of that has to do with the severe cold […]

Feb
12
Ida Hansen
Big (Profit) Country for Small Cap Oil in Texas!
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In Texas, “Big Country” is an area that has much to offer to those living there or visiting…or drilling for oil and natural gas! That is why there so many Big Oil firms headquartered in Texas, such as ExxonMobil (NYSE: XOM), ConocoPhillips (NYSE: COP), and Phillips 66 (NYSE: PSX).  It is also where promising small […]

Feb
11
John Murphy
Is it the Market for Small Cap Oil?
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Big Oil stocks like BP PLC (NYSE: BP), Chevron (NYSE: CVX), and ExxonMobil (NYSE: XOM) are all suffering in the current market.  The future for the energy sector is certainly bullish, as detailed in many previous articles on this site.  But the best way to profit could be from small cap oil stocks such as […]

Jan
30
Ida Hansen
“Go Big or Go Home” does not Apply for Investing in Oil Stocks
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Many previous articles have reported on the value of having “Big Oil” stocks such as Chevron (NYSE: CVX) and Royal Dutch Shell (NYSE: RDS-A) in every portfolio.  The dividend income is robust.  All are positioned well to gain from global growth.  There is much to be said for all that publicly traded companies such as […]

Jan
15
Ida Hansen
Prepare for Natural Gas Prices to Fall
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Due to the polar vortex, natural gas prices are at an all time high.  Investors who have followed the many articles on this site that were bullish have done very well in stocks such as Exxon Mobil (NYSE: XOM), BP (NYSE: BP), and United States Natural Gas (NYSE: UNG), the exchange traded fund for the […]

Jan
8
John Murphy
Wall Street Journal Article is Bullish on Coal
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Many previous articles on this site have supported the idea of investing in coal securities due to the industry being out of favor with Wall Street. While coal companies are suffering, the entire business sector is not going bankrupt.  That was the thesis of an excellent article in The Wall Street Journal recently by John […]

Jan
7
Ida Hansen
Natural Gas and Energy Stocks are High
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For all those worried about global warming, the polar vortex enveloping the United States should ease the concerns, especially if there is an array of energy stocks in the portfolio.  The best performing commodity in 2013, natural gas is now hitting record price levels due to the demand to heat homes.  Previous articles on this […]

Jan
3
Tim Lambert
What other Industry Groups are Doing Well other than Energy?
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Natural gas outperformed all other commodity groups in 2013, as detailed in a recent article on this site. The Wall Street Journal reported that natural gas futures rose by 26% in 2013.  For investors, that naturally brings up the matter of what other sector are doing well.  A ready answer is the workforce industry, led […]

Jan
2
Tim Lambert
Natural Gas Tops all others in Commodity Sector for 2013
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Many pieces on this site have been bullish about the benefits of investing in energy stocks, especially oil and natural gas. That was proven to be accurate as natural gas performed the best of all commodities in 2013, according to an article in The Wall Street Journal.  Natural gas futures were up 26% for the […]

Jan
1
John Murphy
2013 was a Good Year for Oil Stocks
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With 2013 in the record books, those owning shares of oil companies should be very pleased. It wa a good year across the sector.  Major oil companies like ConocoPhillips (NYSE: COP) rose more than 25%.  Firms like YPF SA (NYSE: YPF) posted strong recoveries, as it was up close to 130%.  Octagon 88 (OTC: OCTX), […]