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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Following a successful investor’s lead is often a recipe for failure.
ExxonMobil’s oil output lags far behind that of Saudi Aramco, one of several state-owned behemoths dominating the top producer rankings.
True, storage is approaching a high mark, but refinery demand dips this time of year.
As the busy oil hub fills up, a few midstream operators will be making a bundle on scarce storage.
Contrary to the recent hype there’s still plenty of space in the tanks and reasons to expect the recent builds of crude to slow.
In the wake of the oil crash, some executives are making big bets on their companies.
Yield chasers who ignored my warning about an overvalued royalty trust messed up royally.
The oil plunge slowed recently and then gave way to a short, violent rally.
Hedging crude is not for amateurs. But even novice investors can profit by blending a solid yield like Chevron’s into a retirement account.
The rate of growth recently slowed but consumption is still rising, and prices will eventually follow.