Coal And Natural Gas Poised For Gains In 2017

We’ve done exceedingly well in 2016 trading oil stocks – but as we move to 2017, we need to take a look at where to concentrate our focus to continue the strong performance. While we’ve had several opportunities to take advantage of dips in oil prices to get quality oil E+P’s at bargain prices in the last year, those bargains are no longer around – many of our most favored stocks are well priced and not to be bought today. So to start 2017, as with all my trades, I want to look for VALUE – where the rest of the…

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Coal And Natural Gas Poised For Gains In 2017

We’ve done exceedingly well in 2016 trading oil stocks – but as we move to 2017, we need to take a look at where to concentrate our focus to continue the strong performance. While we’ve had several opportunities to take advantage of dips in oil prices to get quality oil E+P’s at bargain prices in the last year, those bargains are no longer around – many of our most favored stocks are well priced and not to be bought today. So to start 2017, as with all my trades, I want to look for VALUE – where the rest of the…

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Coal And Natural Gas Poised For Gains In 2017

We’ve done exceedingly well in 2016 trading oil stocks – but as we move to 2017, we need to take a look at where to concentrate our focus to continue the strong performance. While we’ve had several opportunities to take advantage of dips in oil prices to get quality oil E+P’s at bargain prices in the last year, those bargains are no longer around – many of our most favored stocks are well priced and not to be bought today. So to start 2017, as with all my trades, I want to look for VALUE – where the rest of the…

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Where To Look For Value Within Energy Next Year

As 2016 comes to a close investors need to consider two important issues: (1) what to do with the stocks they held this year, and (2) how to position themselves for next year. 2016 as a whole was a good year for energy stocks. The group is still nowhere near the highs of a few years ago, but oil seems to have decisively bottomed and most energy stocks are now rebounding strongly. Against that backdrop, investors should consider locking in gains and losses on stocks based on their personal tax situation. The typical advice of financial advisors…

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Oil Prices Set To Rise In 2017 On Balancing Markets

Friday December 23, 2016 In the latest edition of the Numbers Report, we’ll take a look at some of the most interesting figures put out this week in the energy sector. Each week we’ll dig into some data and provide a bit of explanation on what drives the numbers. Let’s take a look. 1. Dollar rally at a turning point? (Click to enlarge)- The U.S. dollar has rallied to its strongest level in more than a decade in recent weeks, as the uncertainty surrounding the presidential election disappeared and the Federal Reserve hiked interest…

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Oil Prices Set To Rise In 2017 On Balancing Markets

Friday December 23, 2016 In the latest edition of the Numbers Report, we’ll take a look at some of the most interesting figures put out this week in the energy sector. Each week we’ll dig into some data and provide a bit of explanation on what drives the numbers. Let’s take a look. 1. Dollar rally at a turning point? (Click to enlarge)- The U.S. dollar has rallied to its strongest level in more than a decade in recent weeks, as the uncertainty surrounding the presidential election disappeared and the Federal Reserve hiked interest…

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Global Energy Advisory 23rd December 2016

Politics, Geopolitics & Conflict • The murder of Russia’s Ambassador to Turkey Andrey Karlov has sparked worry that relations between the two countries will hit a downward spiral once again. Karlov was killed by an off-duty policeman who was later shot down by police. Despite the fresh concerns for bilateral relations, both Turkey’s President Erdogan and his Russian counterpart Putin have declared that the assassination was an attempt to drive a wedge between the two. The assassin shouted “Don’t forget Aleppo! Don’t forget…

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NatGas: This Is The Line In The Sand For Bulls And Bears

March natural gas futures closed Thursday’s session lower, but still in a position to post a gain for the week. I didn’t think I’d be writing this because on Monday and Tuesday sellers were dominating the trade and the market was headed towards a key value area I had identified. However, we are in a weather market, hence, the direction of the market can change rather quickly. This seemed to be the reason for the rapid turnaround on Wednesday, December 21. At the start of the week, the weather services were forecasting above-normal…

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NatGas: This Is The Line In The Sand For Bulls And Bears

March natural gas futures closed Thursday’s session lower, but still in a position to post a gain for the week. I didn’t think I’d be writing this because on Monday and Tuesday sellers were dominating the trade and the market was headed towards a key value area I had identified. However, we are in a weather market, hence, the direction of the market can change rather quickly. This seemed to be the reason for the rapid turnaround on Wednesday, December 21. At the start of the week, the weather services were forecasting above-normal…

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