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By Bill Powers "Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results." - Albert Einstein Therefore, energy investors in North America are insane. Cheap money (low interest rates) and high oil prices encouraged the drilling of many marginal plays from 2010-2014--causing a huge amount of energy bankruptcies after...
What’s the most un-sustainable part of the global energy complex? Maybe you would say co-ordinated OPEC production cuts. Or perhaps you would bring up high growth rates of shale producers. If you talked about the lack of free cash flow among shale producers you would be getting warm… But for me, when I...
I found the Holy Grail of Energy Stocks. No more volatility.  No more ups and downs.  No more trading. Just a secure, certain dividend stream that I think will grow every year--for the next 14 years. In fact, it might even get increased a couple times a year. How do I know this? ...
Poseidon Concepts executive Kostelecky Is Criminally Charged Editors Note:  Calgary's Poseidon Concepts was a market darling in 2011-2012, rising from $2.65 - $16 on the Toronto Stock Exchange.  The company proclaimed it was so profitable making and selling frac water tanks, it started a dividend.  But doubts in the Market...
2016 Themes When I look back on 2016, what were the Big Themes?  For me, the #1 theme was the same as 2015--Nobody Knows where the oil price was going.  We all guessed how much US production would drop (Market was about right), how tight credit would be (much looser...
In the current age of low interest rates you aren’t supposed to be able to get a decent yield from a blue chip stock. With a $0.94 per quarter dividend each Shell (RDS.A: NYSE) American Depositary Receipt today yields almost seven percent.  That is a very good yield. Maybe a little...
THE ONLY JUNIOR LITHIUM PRODUCER IN THE WORLD: OROCOBRE LIMITED (ORL-TSX) I’ve been studying lithium all through 2016.  Lithium and lead are the key to renewable energy like wind and solar.  These “clean” power sources need enough power density in battery storage to make them economic on a large scale—and that...
Oil stocks traded REALLY well yesterday.  You could just say ‘DUH!’ but there’s more to it than that. Through the day, weakness—what little of it there was—was bought. Stocks opened higher and kept running.  Most closed at or near their highs. The Biggest Gains were reserved for those stocks that had...