Oil

2 Energy Plays to Beat Pain at the Pump

2 Energy Plays to Beat Pain at the Pump

Gas prices are going up all over America, but there’s a practical solution to save your wallet. In this week’s episode of Your Money Matters, Ted and Clint deliver a quick overview of the entire energy sector, including a few whose gains could help you beat rising costs and prepare your portfolio for the threat of…

My Top Play for Our Uncertain Energy Future

My Top Play for Our Uncertain Energy Future

Global markets are feeling whiplash as Europe severs financial ties to Russian gas and oil providers. The race to renewables is on, but will we get there before a major economic slowdown? In today’s weekly recap, I dive deeper into the war for our energy future and share my favorite pick for weathering the current…

Options Arena: Earnings

We’ve been talking about earnings a good deal in these pages lately… And today, I want to keep the conversation going! By now, you know how our resident expert Chad Shoop feels about the seasonal event — after all, he’s designed a whole strategy around it. But let’s see what the rest of our team thinks……

Options Arena: The More, the Merrier?

This week, I wanted to try something different for Options Arena. Until now, we’ve focused this feature on specific asset classes and stocks. But there’s a major movement happening right now in investing. And whether we like it or not, we’re all a part of it. I’m talking about the push to “democratize” investing. The…

Options Arena: The Gooey Black Stuff

Welcome back to another brand-new Options Arena, our weekly battle of the brains between the top options traders in our business. Here you get to see what each of our gurus thinks of a red-hot investing topic, and decide which idea should come out on top. This week, we’re talking about one of the few…

The Stock Market’s Hottest Sector in 2021 Is …

The Stock Market’s Hottest Sector in 2021 Is …

While I was filling up my car’s gas tank the other day, I noticed something different: The price per gallon started with a three rather than a two. Of course, paying $3 a gallon for gas isn’t anything new. We saw those prices — and higher — for years during the late 2000s and early…

Don’t Buy Beaten-Down Oil Stocks Just Yet

Don’t Buy Beaten-Down Oil Stocks Just Yet

Investors love to buy beaten-down assets. And nothing is more beaten down right now than oil and gas stocks. These companies have taken a beating as oil prices plunged 70% to start the year. These stocks have a direct correlation to oil prices — oil prices are a way to measure their profits. That means…

OPEC Countries Are Moving to Crush North American Oil

Many U.S. oil companies are on the brink of disaster. Four months of losses will do that to you. And global producers are taking advantage. The latest round of bankruptcies just hit the U.S. oil patch. California Resources Corp. (NYSE: CRC) is the first of what could be many more. It declared bankruptcy on July…

Huge Cash Flows for Decades

Huge Cash Flows for Decades

On Sunday, July 5, billionaire investor Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway (NYSE: BRK) bought a huge chunk of Dominion Energy’s natural gas distribution and storage network. The $9.7 billion deal means Berkshire gets: Over 7,700 miles of pipelines. 900 billion cubic feet of natural gas storage space. And 25% of a Maryland liquefied natural gas port….

Crude Oil Turns Bullish — Play Its Rise With This “Profit Stacking” Strategy

Crude Oil Turns Bullish — Play Its Rise With This “Profit Stacking” Strategy

Crude oil doom-and-gloomers are falling by the wayside. U.S. prices exceeded $40 a barrel last Friday, June 19, up over 200% from April’s historic low of -$37.63. Though it retraced some gains after that. Both major benchmarks recently closed at their highest levels since early March. This marked the seventh rally in eight weeks for…