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Oil Investing

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.

Be sure to also check out Profit from the Shale Gas Revolution, our authoritative free guide on investing in the most prolific trend in energy of the last 50 years.

OPEC’s Decision Will Balance The Oil Market

OPEC telegraphed their decision every step of the way, but the market was decidedly underwhelmed. 

First Quarter Cash Flow Champs

First quarter earnings are in. Here are the energy companies that generated the most cash during the quarter.

Oil Market Update

With OPEC's next biannual meeting looming next week, it's almost a foregone conclusion that they will extend the production cuts that have boosted the fortunes of U.S. shale oil producers. 

Apache’s Alpine High Starts To Deliver

Apache reported a huge new find last September, but this year's retreat of the energy sector has given investors a second chance at the company.

Interview With A Frack Hand

Today I take readers to the Bakken in North Dakota, where a good friend of mine gives us a firsthand account of his job in the oil field. 

Big Oil Posts Big Profits

If you use share price as an indicator, you might not guess that Big Oil just posted much higher profits than a year ago. 

Will Monster Electric Vehicle Demand In China Impact Oil Demand?

China's demand growth for electric vehicles is impressive, it still isn't going to take a noticeable bite out of oil demand.

Know Your Energy Sector

Evaluating the energy sector requires an understanding of its different segments, and knowing which metrics are important for each segment and how fluctuating oil prices impact them. 

Don’t Underestimate The Energy Sector

Although the energy sector has suffered through a few challenging years, its long-term performance may surprise you.

A Brief History Of The Shale Oil Boom

Booming shale oil production in the U.S. has put OPEC in a no-win situation. 

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