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Energy Stocks

Energy stocks are one of the few sectors in the global economy poised for consistent growth for years to come. Oil, coal and natural gas… extraction, refining, and delivery… and farther afield even to industries tied to energy prices such as chemicals, food and fiber… energy stocks offer one of the best long-term investments in the world.

The energy stocks archive below offers an extensive collection of investment ideas designed to give independent investors a clear picture of significant long-term trends and the leading opportunities in energy stocks. Learn how LNG is reshaping the market, how the shale gas revolution is affecting your portfolio, and what the future may hold for oil and coal. For more on one of our favorite energy sector darlings, check out our latest free special report on uranium investing.

What if the Shale Gas Revolution Goes Bust?

Utilities that have a diversified fuel mix can endure almost any scenario.

Grading My 2014 Predictions

I hit the bull's-eye with all five, though it took the huge year-end crude slump to make that happen.

The Mystery of Bottomless Reserves

Despite the recent gains in oil output, reserves have more than kept pace thanks to new technologies and higher prices.

YieldCos: Let the Buyer Beware

Income investors should be cautious when investing in YieldCos since some carry significant risk.

Saudi Arabia Still Calling the Shots

The leading OPEC member’s attempt to squeeze U.S. shale producers might not work. But no one can stop it from trying.

Cold Comfort for a Natural Gas Bull

A market poised for take-off was sabotaged by cool summer weather. But all systems remain go for higher prices over the longer term.

The Upcoming Utility Shakeout

Utilities are increasingly making big strategic bets, and the accompanying risk will require investors to become more selective.

What’s Your Oil Company Worth?

The recent drop in crude prices could hurt some companies’ reserve estimates at year end, but these remain a useful guide for bargain hunters.

The Essential Internet and “Net Neutrality”

President Obama came out with a strong “net neutrality” proposal that runs counter to principles defined by the FCC earlier this year. Where do we go from here?

Searching for a Bottom

The crude correction is near the end after pricing out some of the costliest drilling prospects, and inexpensive rebound plays abound.

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