Energy Stocks

What are energy stocks?

Businesses that work in the extraction, refining and delivery of energy sources such as natural gas, oil, uranium and coal, are considered energy stocks.

Resource and commodity stocks in general should make up only a limited portion of your portfolio—say less than 20% for a conservative investor or as much as 30% for an aggressive investor. And as part of that segment, energy stocks could make up, say half of that total. The rest could be fertilizer stocks, mining stocks and so on.

Oil and gas stocks have been below-average performers lately, and many investors are tempted to get out of the industry altogether. However, the energy sector can play a crucial role in your portfolio as a hedge against inflation. The low inflation rates of the past couple of decades deserve some of the blame for the poor performance of the sector. However, energy stocks will likely rebound in years to come as the global economy recovers.

1-Invest mainly in well-established companies;
2-Spread your money out across most if not all of the five main economic sectors (Manufacturing & Industry; Resources & Commodities; Consumer; Finance; Utilities);
3-Downplay or avoid stocks in the broker/media limelight.

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Cenovus takes control of Alberta projects

Cenovus takes control of Alberta projects

The integrated oil producer will more than double its daily output with the purchase of its partner’s share of two oil sands properties.
CENOVUS ENERGY INC. (Toronto symbol CVE; www.cenovus.com) recently agreed to acquire full control of its main oil sands properties in Alberta.
Right now, the… Read More

5 tips for investing in energy stocks

5 tips for investing in energy stocks

Here are five pointers you can use for better results when investing in energy stocks
Investing in energy stocks has a place in most investors’ portfolios. They can play a crucial role in your portfolio as a hedge against inflation.
Below we share tips for successful… Read More

Cash flow spikes for Cimarex Energy

Cash flow spikes for Cimarex Energy

Higher oil and gas prices and the company’s reduced costs have spurred a jump in cash flow for this producer.
CIMAREX ENERGY (New York symbol XEC; www.cimarex.com) produces and explores for natural gas and oil. Gas makes up 47% of the company’s output; the… Read More

How to cut your risk in solar power stocks

How to cut your risk in solar power stocks

Solar power stocks have come a long way, but they expose investors to unique risks.

The attraction of solar power stocks is obvious—it offers a source of clean, endlessly renewable energy that has the potential to replace fossil fuels like oil, coal and… Read More

10 tips for successful investing in Canadian energy stocks

10 tips for successful investing in Canadian energy stocks

Canadian energy stocks can add fuel to a balanced portfolio
Investing in Canadian energy stocks could provide attractive long-term returns for your portfolio. As well, we recommend that most investors maintain some exposure to the Resources sector—and energy stocks—as part of a well-balanced portfolio.
The best energy… Read More

Energy Stocks: New projects lift Northland Power

Energy Stocks: New projects lift Northland Power

Pat McKeough recently replied to an Inner Circle member looking for an opinion on the utility company. New wind- and solar-power projects have boosted its revenue, says Pat, but not its cash flow.
Q: Hi Pat: I own a large number of Northland Power shares… Read More

Energy Stocks 101: 5 Definitions for Investing in Energy

Energy Stocks 101: 5 Definitions for Investing in Energy

Discover ways you can add energy stocks to your diversified portfolio

Energy stocks are investments in businesses engaged in the extraction, refining and delivery of energy sources such as natural gas, oil and coal. The best of these stocks will continue to grow, and will… Read More