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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OPEC’s latest tapdance around production restraint went nowhere, but any crude selloff on the news would be a buying opportunity.
Analysts are most bullish on these mostly small-cap energy stocks. But the market mostly disagrees for now.
With oil and gas prices unsustainably low, the midstream MLPs have seldom been so cheap.
Boycotting the kingdom’s crude could only work by jacking up domestic oil prices.
Just two of the world’s 10 largest energy concerns have produced a positive return over the last year, and most continue to bleed cash.
The leading shale driller’s fourth-quarter results contained more bad news. But the share price has outperformed, and the company will be among the bust’s survivors.
Prices say otherwise but the world is using more crude than in any prior year.
The president’s plan to impose a big surcharge on domestic barrels is a long shot that would likely prove counterproductive.
The leading independent oil and gas producer finally slashed its dividend and spending plans, but at least survival isn’t in doubt.
West Texas and New Mexico producer Concho Resources keeps drilling even as its realized prices have halved.