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Gold slump continues

Gold is currently undergoing its longest decline in more than four years and according to Goldman Sachs, it’s set to get worse. Hedge-funds and self directed investors alike are dumping the precious metal from their portfolio’s at a rate of knots, with legendary investor George Soros leading the way. The billionaire sold large chunks (rumoured to More...

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By Marcus Holland On Monday, March 25th, 2013
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Good ETFs Protect Against Bad Weather in Alternative Energy Investing

China is enduring its coldest winter in decades.  That should chill those investing in the alternative energy sector as sunny, temperate weather is its ally.  With individual stocks falling like the thermostat More...

By Marcus Holland On Thursday, March 21st, 2013
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Which Alternative Energy Stocks will Shine from Extreme Weather?

Scientists have long claimed that climate change can result in extreme weather conditions, ranging from hurricanes to droughts.  A recent study on climate change from the National Climate Assessment and Development More...

By Gregory Bassett On Wednesday, February 6th, 2013
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BP doubles revenue from contracts with US authorities, oil hits two week low

British Petroleum (BP Plc) made more than $2.5bn from contracts with the US Defense Department in the 12 months running up to September the 30th, up almost $1.5bn from the $1.04bn it made from the Pentagon in 2010. More...

By Marcus Holland On Wednesday, January 23rd, 2013
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Stock Spotlight: NATIONAL-OILWELL VARCO, INC. (NYSE:NOV)

With oil drilling & exploration companies upbeat about their future due to firm oil & natural gas price trends, one option for investors to play the energy sector is to invest in oil services & equipment More...

By Marcus Holland On Wednesday, January 23rd, 2013
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Stock Spotlight: TESORO CORPORATION (NYSE:TSO)

Incorporated in 1968 in Delaware, TSO is an oil refining and marketing company operating seven refineries in western USA. The company refines crude oil and other feedstocks into transportation fuels such as gasoline More...

By Marcus Holland On Sunday, January 20th, 2013
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Stock Spotlight: KODIAK OIL & GAS CORPORATION (NYSE:KOG)

KOG is an independent energy company focusing on exploration / exploitation / acquisition / production of crude oil & natural gas in North Dakota. The company was created in 1972 in the name of “Pacific Talc More...

By Marcus Holland On Sunday, January 20th, 2013
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Stock Spotlight: WHITING PETROLEUM CORPORATION (NYSE:WLL)

Whiting Petroleum Corporation is a Denver-based independent oil and gas company that was founded in 1980. WLL is concerned with the development, exploration & acquisition of crude oil, natural gas / natural More...

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By Marcus Holland On Sunday, January 20th, 2013
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MOMENTUM IN ENERGY? UPSTREAM & DOWNSTREAM

USA, the world’s largest economy, is also the largest importer of oil. The gap between production and consumption in 2011 was around 8.8 million Barrels per day, with production being just 53% of consumption. More...

By Marcus Holland On Saturday, October 23rd, 2010
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Analysis and Comments

Like all other sectors of the economy, any recession in world economy and fluctuations in prices of crude oil may have an adverse effect on the entire sector. Further, the sector being highly regulated is always More...