Russia’s invasion of the Ukraine has oil and natural prices rising in the short term. In the long term, it will be from increasing global economic demand due to growth around the world. For investors, there are a wide range of selections in the oil and natural gas industry from companies of all sizes such as Royal Dutch Shell (NYSE: RDS-A), ConocoPhillips (NYSE: COP), and Mondial Ventures (OTCQB: MNVND).
Royal Dutch Shell is Europe’s biggest oil company, based in Holland.
It shows many of the reasons why previous articles on this site have been bullish on oil stocks. It is a well-run company that generates tons of cash. Royal Dutch Shell has over $450 billion in sales annually. There is also a dividend that yields around 4.50 percent. The average dividend for a member of the Standard & Poor’s 500 Index is beneath 2 percent, according to a recent article in The Wall Street Journal.
Headquartered in Houston, ConcoPhillips has much to offer investors, too.
Its dividend yield is more than twice that of the S&P average, too. The profit margin is 15.70 percent, more than twice that of ExxonMobil (NYSE: XOM), the world’s biggest oil and natural gas entity. Sales are very strong for ConocoPhillips, too.
Mondial Ventures offers what ConocoPhillips, ExxonMobil, and Royal Dutch cannot.
As a small cap operating in the oil country of Texas, Mondial Ventures has tremendous growth potential. Due to its size, Big Oil does not offer Big Growth. There is steady, solid growth. But not the upside that small cap companies such as Mondial Ventures offer to investors.
Due to the turmoil in the Ukraine, the exchange traded fund for oil, United States Oil (NYSE: USO), is up nearly 2 percent. Hopefully, the tensions will die down in the Ukraine. After that, economic growth around the world should be bullish for the stock prices of ConocoPhillips, ExxonMobil, Royal Dutch Shell, Mondial Ventures, and other oil and natural gas firms.