For Energy Stocks, Look North Of The 48th Parallel

For Energy Stocks, Look North Of The 48th Parallel
News from Seeking Alpha:

I’m often asked at my son’s ballgames, “Hey Lou, do you have any hot investment tips?” or “Are the gas prices at the pump high enough for you?” My reply is on cue and standard: “I reserve my investment ideas for paying clients at Cabot, and I hedge higher gasoline prices by investing in sound energy companies.” After that, I find a quiet corner to watch the game.

But seriously, sound investment ideas in any sector are hard to come by, and require diligence and pain-staking research. In the energy sector, we’re currently faced with a macro dilemma: In the immediate term, crude oil energy supplies are adequate due to energy demand that has been comatose since 2011. However, in the long term, demand will outstrip supply, sending crude prices off to the races.

So don’t rush out to buy that Hummer just yet.

How can we be short oil in the long-term? Well, let’s look at the seven major global oil producers, the western multinationals like ExxonMobil (XOM), Chevron (CVX), Total (TOT), BP, Shell (

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Graduation gifts: Consider the investment route – Christian Science Monitor
News from Graduation gifts: Consider the investment route – Christian Science Monitor:

Graduation gifts like savings bonds and mutual funds can be good alternatives to cash. Graduation gifts are question one in this week’s mailbag.

What’s inside? Here are the questions answered in today’s reader mailbag, boiled down to five word summaries. Click on the number to jump straight down to the question.
 1. Financially sensible graduation gift
 2. Using lots of oregano?
 3. Summer vacation reading
 4. Basic expenses more than income
 5. Retire now or later?
 6. Unwanted friends for children
 7. Should we replace this chair?
 8. Son in financial trouble
 9. Fast supper fallbacks?
 10. Home dreams slipping…………… continues on Graduation gifts: Consider the investment route – Christian Science Monitor

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