Profit from Global Growth with the Natural Resources Sector

In its “Global Outlook” report, the International Energy Agency predicts that the bulk of the increase in the demand for energy around the world will be from emerging market nations such as China and India.  Along with that, there will be a tremendous need for commodities such as copper, gold, and coal, among others, to […]

Keystone XL Winners and Losers – A Shift Away from Rail Transportation

Final approval of the Keystone XL pipeline is closer to reality based on news on Friday, January 31, 2014.  The U.S. State Department will issue an environmental review of the pipeline that states it will not lead to a significant increase in carbon emissions, and it will not face any environmental objections from the State […]

Increasing Demand from China for Energy is Bullish for Oil Stocks of All Sizes

There was recent  economic news from China that is very bullish for the oil and natural gas sector, as a whole, and stocks such as ExxonMobil (NYSE: XOM), Suncor Energy (NYSE: SU), Octagon 88 (OTCBB: OCTX), and Americas Petrogas (OTCBB: APEOF). Exports and imports are increasing for China. For the month of November, exports increased […]

Put Time on Your Side with Exxon Mobil

Legendary investor Warren Buffett, considered by many to be the greatest investor ever, has often described his preferred holding period for an asset to be “forever.”  Worth more than $55 billion, Buffett has prospered from putting time and compound interest, the most powerful force in the universe, on his side in investing.  For every college […]

Socially Responsible Investing: Where’s Your Limit?

The reality is that, as investors, we make money from the success of American and international businesses. When Walmart sells groceries, investors benefit. When McDonald’s sells a Big Mac, investors benefit. The effect of one sale is marginal. The effect of millions of sales leads to quarterly profits, which lead to dividends, and hopefully appreciation […]