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Many investors study supply and demand statistics to figure out where they think the oil price is going. But by far, the biggest factor that determines the oil price is the US dollar, says Donald Dony, who pens The Technical Speculator investment newsletter. “The US dollar is absolutely pivotal for commodity...
Energy has been left out of the bull market so far.Yes, oil and oil stocks have recovered from the depths of the crisis, but are still down on the year.  The price is firmly above zero now – which is saying something, I guess.But will we ever...
Oil and gas producers are among the least profitable sectors in the energy world—yet they gain the most attention. And they’re cyclical—you have to trade them.  They had a great two year run from 2009-2011, then were the wrong place to be for two years, but the Polar Vortex of...
What are the Fathers of the Shale Revolution doing now? You would be surprised—I sure was.  The main part of the technical team from Mitchell Energy—which combined fracking and horizontal drilling to start The Shale Revolution in Texas’ Barnett Shale in 1998—is now working for a 15 cent junior in...
Canadian natural gas producers could get a 45-50% reduction in pipeline fees to move gas to central Canada from TransCanada (TRP-NYSE/TSX) on their Mainline pipeline, under a new tolling arrangement they will put to Canada's National Energy Board. If this goes ahead, it would have a huge (positive!) impact on western Canada's...
To me, the Market (Dow/S&P 500) is a bit of a binary trade right now. It’s pretty clear to me that the Market is determined to retest its late August lows. If it bounces, I think I can safely buy stocks and likely add to my biggest position again...
By: Bill Powers Valuing public companies is a black art. Analysts use many metrics, and when delivering a final price target on a stock, use the average of several methods—cash flow multiple, Net Asset Value and the esoteric “management premium”. But I want to suggest to investors that right now, one of...
The recent bounce in oil prices has opened the "equity window" for energy companies to raise capital.  It's the first time this window has opened since October.  But should investors be buying? In the last three weeks, three Canadian energy companies raised equity capital; two juniors in Rock Energy (RE-TSX)...