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 Post Archives

Integrated oil giant moves ahead with LNG

Crude prices will likely remain volatile for all of 2019. The best way to cut your oil price risk is with integrated producers because refineries achieve higher profit margins when they pay less for the crude oil they use as raw material.

This particular integrated producer… Read More

Production cuts should spur its future growth

Production cuts should spur its future growth

This oil sands leader suffered a loss in the recent quarter, but its stronger production and integrated operations—including U.S. refineries—position it for strong growth as Canadian oil prices recover.

For now, the company continues to pay down its debt and waits for an Alberta-mandated production cut… Read More

Parkland Fuel spurs revenue and cash flow with acquisitions

Parkland Fuel spurs revenue and cash flow with acquisitions

A Member of Pat McKeough’s Inner Circle recently asked for his advice on a company that operates gas stations, convenience stores and a fuel-distribution business in Canada and the U.S. While acquisitions have expanded its revenue and cash flow, Pat feels that strategy can be… Read More