Welcome to the Energy and Capital Weekend Edition — our insights from the week in investing and links to our most-read stories from Energy and Capital and sister publications.
If you follow the markets as closely as I do, you might have been forced to turn away from the tickers during the last few days.
The fact is that it’s an absolute mess out there right now.
Yet while most traders are ducking, running for cover, and selling without thinking twice… there’s a reason I’m buying into the fear and panic — again.
It’s the same reason that most of my readers jumped headfirst into those down-and-out energy stocks back in March 2009. As you can imagine, they were soon smiling from the small fortune they walked with after the markets bottomed.
Let’s take a quick look at the forces driving everything down this week…
The fat-fingered culprit is always the first scapegoat of the minds of traders. This week, it was Procter and Gamble (NYSE: PG) that took the prize. After trading around $62 for the better part of Thursday, the stock suddenly dropped to $39.37. Minutes later, shares rebounded back over $60.
Oil wasn’t faring much better than the markets this week. Crude oil — which began the week over $85 per barrel — dropped more than $10 per barrel this week. The decline, however, was inevitable. Of course, the rioting in Athens over the latest developments in the Greek debt crisis didn’t help matters… I think things could’ve gotten much worse.
The EIA’s weekly petroleum report helped push oil prices even more after announcing a 2.8 million barrel increase in U.S. crude stockpiles.
Don’t let the March heat fool you; we’re not even into the summer driving season, which officially kicks off after Memorial Day. At the very least, I expect oil prices to easily rebound back over $80 this summer — and probably move higher on more recovery news.
Enjoy your weekend,
Editor, Energy and Capital
P.S. I’ve just put the finishing touches on my latest report, highlighting the next big North American oil play: the Cardium formation. Trust me — the wild success these companies are having isn’t from mere guesswork. Not only will I outline the reason why North America oil plays are booming, but you’ll also learn about one company going above and beyond the typical driller… and why it stands to make my readers a small fortune. Stay tuned.
P.P.S. Just in case your work week was more chaotic than usual, take a moment and catch up on this week’s most-read stories from Energy and Capital and our sister publications, Wealth Daily and Green Chip Stocks, below.
$16,000 in the Last 30 Days: Stock Trading at its Best
Energy and Capital‘s Ian Cooper is on a historic trading run: He’s nailed 59 winners out of his last 61 plays. You can’t find a better trader anywhere else on the globe… And now, you can find out how to join Ian’s army of wealthy traders and share in their success.
The Chinese Monopoly Monster Takes another Bite: An Investment Revelation as China’s Metal Monopoly Grows
Publisher Brian Hicks shares insights from his international contacts regarding the Chinese monopoly on global metal supply and what it means for investors.
The Largest Oil Accumulation the USGS has Ever Assessed: The Last Stage of the Bakken Oil Boom
Energy and Capital readers had a front row seat when the first round of Bakken profits were handed out. Some walked away with quick 150% gains in a matter of weeks; others held on longer and cashed-out with gains well over 500%. Just recently, the latest geological report surfaced and another, final round of Bakken profits is about to boom…
Nuclear Energy Emerges as the Best Alternative: Five Days that Will Change American Energy Forever
Green Chip Editor Nick Hodge chronicles recent events in the oil and coal industry and concludes that nuclear energy is a much better alternative.
Profit from the Rare Earth Shortage: Three Ways to Play It
Editor Ian Cooper revisits the current state of rare earth metals and offers eight ways to profit from coming price spikes.
The Right Way to Pick Options: Make $7980 in 13 Days
Wealth Daily Editor Christian DeHaemer gives readers five secrets for picking the right option — the same system that made his readers up to 141% returns in the latest sell-off…
How to Buy and Sell Stocks Online: The Bad News for Your Broker
Editor Steve Christ discusses how to buy and sell stocks online and why it may be time to become your own broker.
Palladium Demand and Price Soaring: How to Profit from the Palladium Bull Market
Wealth Daily Editor Luke Burgess discusses the story of supply and demand for palladium and reveals several investment highlights for this metal.
Energy Storage Stocks Backed by Billionaires: These Guys Make the Sun Shine at Night
Green Chip Editor Nick Hodge discusses growing role batteries are playing in the energy industry, and why billionaires are lining up to invest…
Oil is Cheap: Get Ready for the Buying Opportunities of a Lifetime
As panic selling and a stronger dollar strip oil of its recent gains, we’re getting set to back up the boat on unfairly beaten oil companies. And if at least 23 of them don’t yield double-digit returns over the next year, $1,500 is yours…