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Momentum, Growth, Value: The Case for Oil in 2023

I worked with a psychologist once who taught me the concept of “my future self.” She had me close my eyes and envision how I might feel 10 years in the future based on a decision I made that day. Ideally, my “future self” looks back and thinks, “Wow, I did myself a huge favor…

The Biggest Opportunities From Last Week’s Carnage

The Biggest Opportunities From Last Week’s Carnage

What a week! It started with the optimism that maybe — just maybe! — inflation was moderating and that the Fed might have a little breathing room to back off of its aggressive rate hikes. And indeed, the Fed raised by “only” 0.5% this past week, as opposed to the 0.75% that has been the…

Trade of the Decade: U.S. Oil Stocks

On June 6, 2022, President Biden invoked the Defense Production Act to “accelerate domestic production of clean energy technologies, including solar panel parts.” If you saw this as a signal to go all-in on renewable energy stocks, I can’t say I’d blame you. The government is getting behind renewable energy in such a big way, Biden used a…

The Truth Behind Rising Gas Prices

The Truth Behind Rising Gas Prices

In times of turmoil, people tend to point fingers at anything and anyone. And in today’s market, with two weeks of downtrends, increased interest rates and rising prices on gasoline …everyone’s pointing fingers. But who’s to blame here, if anyone? Today I’ll be clearing the air on these gas price myths and setting the record…

Why We Can’t Have Nice Things: Energy Edition

Why We Can’t Have Nice Things: Energy Edition

You know what really gets my goat? Plenty of things, to be honest. But the goat-gettingest thing of all is deliberate, self-interested spin masquerading as “research” on critical issues. Energy is a case in point. Recently, The Wall Street Journal published an article blaming a lack of investment in U.S. oil production on the Biden…

Record Gas Prices Are a Turning Point for EVs

Record Gas Prices Are a Turning Point for EVs

Over the past few weeks, the stock market has taken a beating. Stocks are up a little one day and down a lot more the next day and the next day… But there’s something that isn’t going down: the cost to fill up your gas tank. This week, the national average gas price hit a…

Options Arena: Twitter Takeover

Who had “Elon Musk takes over Twitter” on their 2022 bingo card? I owe them a beer or three. The mega billionaire space maverick who just can’t help but get into trouble has done it again. And he’s shaking up much more than the Twitter boardroom. The stock is up 22% this week, and was…

Gun to Your Head, Trade a Meme Stock

I had a wild idea for this week’s Arena… Pardon the morose imagery, but we’re doing a “gun to your head” challenge. I asked our True Options Masters — imagine you HAVE to put $100k into one of five “meme assets.” Which one do you pick and why? The strategy is entirely up to them….

Gas Hits All-Time High: Now What?

Gas Hits All-Time High: Now What?

I remember when I first saw gas prices tip past the $2 mark. I was just a kid at the time. But hearing my parents at the pump made me realize that however much gas cost, it was too much. Nowadays, we can only dream about gas for $2. Here in South Florida, I just…

Don’t Buy Oil Stocks — 1 Chart Shows Why

Don’t Buy Oil Stocks — 1 Chart Shows Why

As you know, the oil market has gone crazy the past few weeks. You might be thinking of buying oil stocks now. But there’s one important thing happening in the oil markets that no one’s talking about. In today’s video, I have a chart that shows why oil’s price won’t stay high for long. (If…