Oil investing hardly needs an introduction as the petroleum industry has been the single most influential industry in the last century. Yet, talks about peak oil and environmental concerns over fossil fuels have sparked new debates about the viability of oil-based energy and the future of oil investing. Today, the industry remains in a state of flux: on one hand, concerns over running out of conventional fuels have led us scrambling to find alternative sources, on the other hand, the lack of a better solution means that oil continues to be our most important energy source.
The oil investing archive below uncovers the most important factors affecting oil markets and oil stocks. Our in-depth analysis—featuring exclusive charts and data—reveals the best long-term trends in oil investing and identifies the actionable investment opportunities to profit from these trends.
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The bible of global energy statistics has good news for the oil bulls.
The refining industry’s almighty margin is determined by geography and equipment. Here’s what to look for in the winners.
Bearish headlines abound, but the key energy commodity isn’t cooperating with the doomsayers.
Booming US crude supply should dramatically reduce the power of the oil exporters’ cartel, despite the market’s current skepticism.
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An oil boom can quickly change a country or a state, but is no one-way street for stocks
Soaring fuel demand in Asia and South America figures to trump more fleeting factors
Recent volatility in oil prices doesn’t mark the beginning of a bear market. Rather, it’s a correction and buying opportunity.
Take advantage of short-term weakness in oil-related stocks and add to your positions.
Refining stocks have been on fire this year. Shares of the five major US independent refiners are up an average of 24.3 percent year to date, significantly outpacing the 13.4 percent gain posted by the S&P 500 Energy Index.