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The oil price drop has prompted this leading producer to shed less profitable businesses. That brightens Chevron’s long-term prospects, as does the fact that its refineries benefit from cheaper crude.
CHEVRON CORP. (New York symbol CVX; www.chevron.com) is the second-largest integrated oil company in the U.S. by revenue, after ExxonMobil (New York symbol XOM).
Chevron gets 90% of its earnings by producing oil (67% of total production) and natural gas (33%). The remaining 10% comes from its refineries, petrochemical operations and 8,050 gas stations …read more »
Every Wednesday, we publish our “Investor Toolkit” series on TSI Network. Whether you’re a beginning or experienced investor, these weekly updates are designed to give you stock market tips and investment advice.
Today’s tip: “At what appear to be historic turning points in the market, the saying “This time it’s different” is often heard—and just as often disproved. Yet the decline in oil prices that began in 2014 demonstrates that occasionally things will be different.”
John Templeton, a 20th century investing master, once …read more »
Imperial Oil continues to expand its oil sands projects in the face of low oil prices. Alberta’s new NDP government could also increase royalties or impose new environmental regulations.
However, these projects should last decades. As well, Imperial operates refineries, which are seeing higher profits thanks to the oil-price drop.
IMPERIAL OIL LTD. (Toronto symbol IMO; www.imperialoil.ca) produced an average of 333,000 barrels of oil equivalent a day (93% oil and 7% natural gas) in the first quarter of 2015, up 0.9% from a year …read more »
Nemaska Lithium (symbol NMX on Toronto; www.nemaskalithium.com) aims to bring its Whabouchi project in Quebec into production.
Lithium is used in batteries, glass and ceramics, lubricants, refrigeration, pharmaceuticals, polymers and aluminum production. But the metal mostly goes into lithium-ion and lithium-metal batteries for electric and hybrid-electric cars.
Whabouchi holds a deposit of spodumene, which is a hard rock that was once the most important lithium source. But most of today’s lithium comes from brine solutions drawn from salt lakes, such as the Chabyer in Tibet …read more »
Pat McKeough responds to many requests from members of his Inner Circle. Every week, his comments on the most intriguing questions of the past week go out to all Inner Circle members. Each week, we offer you a highlight from these Q&A sessions. Today a stock whose strong brand in health care helps it maintain a solid dividend yield over time.
Q: Pat: May I have your advice on whether or not to hold Johnson & Johnson? Thank you.
A: Johnson & Johnson (symbol JNJ …read more »
Apple has a long history of developing cutting-edge products. That’s partly why it has been reaching new multi-year highs. Still, disruptive new technologies could overtake its latest offerings and slow its growth.
APPLE INC. (Nasdaq symbol AAPL; www.apple.com) aims to cut its reliance on the iPhone smartphone, which supplies nearly 70% of its revenue, with several new products.
One example is its recently launched Apple Pay service, which lets users add their credit card information to their phones. They can then use them to make …read more »
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