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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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

Energy stocks: Precision Drilling Corp. set for a rebound

Energy stocks: Precision Drilling Corp. set for a rebound

Rising oil prices have spurred demand for this drilling company.
PRECISION DRILLING CORP. (Toronto symbol PD; www.precisiondrilling.com) provides contract drilling services to land-based oil and gas producers, mainly in North America. It operates 253 rigs.

Your future with energy stocks
As oil prices recover, are you positioned to… Read More

Rising oil prices set to lift ShawCor

Rising oil prices set to lift ShawCor

This oil-industry supplier is sitting on an order backlog of $606 million, with rising oil prices set to increase production and demand.
In 2017, OPEC plans to cut oil production by about 4.5%. That should help reduce the supply of oil and stabilize prices. It… Read More

Energy Stocks: Strong orders lift Enerflex

Energy Stocks: Strong orders lift Enerflex

This oil-industry supplier has seen its share price climb as producers increase their orders.
ENERFLEX LTD. (Toronto symbol EFX; www.enerflex.com) rents and sells equipment and services for natural gas production. That includes refrigeration gear, power generators, and processing plants.
On reduced gas production, Enerflex’s revenue fell… Read More

Energy stocks to invest in: our best tips for energy investors

Energy stocks to invest in: our best tips for energy investors

It’s important to follow these tips if you’re considering energy stocks to invest in
Energy stocks include businesses engaged in the exploration for, extraction/production and delivery of energy sources such as natural gas, oil, and alternative and renewable power.
The best energy stocks to invest in mainly… Read More

Suncor improves production efficiency

Suncor improves production efficiency

This integrated oil producer has lowered its production expenses and upped its output—helping to position it for growth as oil prices recover.
SUNCOR ENERGY INC. (Toronto symbol SU; www.suncor.com) is Canada’s largest integrated oil company. Oil production supplies about 40% of its overall revenue. The remaining… Read More

Cenovus set to survive the oil slump

Cenovus set to survive the oil slump

The integrated oil producer was one of only a few to increase its production at the time of the Alberta wildfires, and this year’s cost-cutting should further protect it.

CENOVUS ENERGY INC. (Toronto symbol CVE; www.cenovus.com) gets 35% of its revenue from its Western Canadian oil… Read More

Strong cash flow lifts Veresen dividend

Strong cash flow lifts Veresen dividend

The pipeline company saw its cash flow jump in the latest quarter—an improvement that should protect its high dividend yield of 7.5%.
VERESEN (Toronto symbol VSN; www.vereseninc.com) owns pipelines, power plants and natural gas-processing facilities across North America.

These include: 50% of the Alliance gas line, which… Read More

Inter Pipeline makes key purchase

Inter Pipeline makes key purchase

Pat McKeough recently replied to an Inner Circle member looking for an opinion on Inter Pipeline Ltd. as it prepares for $1.35 billion acquisition. That move, says Pat, carries some risk.

Q: Hi Pat: Can you please comment on Inter Pipeline? Thanks.

A: Inter Pipeline Ltd.,… Read More

How to pick the best energy stocks for your portfolio

How to pick the best energy stocks for your portfolio

5 tips for selecting the best energy stocks for long-term investment gains.

Tip #1 for picking the best energy stocks: Look for well-financed companies with no immediate need to sell shares at low prices.

These stocks typically have strong balance sheets with low … Read More