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 […]

Demand for Oil and Natural Gas Expected to Rise

Many other articles on this site have extolled the benefits of investing in energy firms of all size ranging from Big Oil like ExxonMobil (NYSE: XOM) and Chevron (NYSE: CVX) to promising small caps like Mondial Ventures (OTN: MNVND). The current crisis in the Ukraine is proving the value of that advice. United States Oil […]

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 […]

Will The Syria Premium Remain for Oil Prices?

Even though demand is low and inventories are high, the price of oil (NYSE: USO) remains at an elevated level above where it should be, based on supply and demand factors from the market.  A significant part of this is due to tension in the Middle East oil-exporting region, known as “The Syria Premium.”  According […]

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 […]