Natural gas is the only commodity in North America where the US dollar is not the key factor affecting prices, says technical analyst and newsletter writer Donald Dony. He adds that the greenback sets the backdrop for oil, copper and other commodity prices. North American natural gas, however, is a...
The Set-Up:  In February 2014 I wrote a story on how the US arm of brokerage Raymond James saw a lot of negatives for Canadian natural gas.  Longer term that could be true but in this article OGIB guest writer Shaun Polczer—who was formerly an energy writer at the Calgary...
Pipeline behemoth Kinder Morgan (KMI-NYSE) cut its dividend last night by 75%--ending a three year string of getting their money for nothing and your dividends for free (with apologies to the band Dire Straits). This issue is causing investors to give all North American pipeline stocks a higher discount rate--and...
There are a lot of options for your hard earned capital and no shortage of folks wanting to tell you how to use it. Recent trends have been very profitable in different sectors. On the other hand, energy has displayed a horrendous previous 52 weeks. So here are 5 reasons not...
Oil went from $8-$147 per barrel between 1998-2008.  Then it crashed to $32.  Then it rocketed to $105 for five years.  Then it crashed to $27. Notice a pattern at all? Ever wonder why management of senior oil companies don't notice this same pattern?  How can that be so when the...
Lithium is the hottest commodity in global energy, and there’s a race on to develop the next greenfield lithium mine (greenfield=from scratch). Lithium X (LIX-TSXv; LIXXF-OTCBB)) took a big step to being The Next Big Lithium Producer with a deal last week to get a pilot plant operating at their Sal...
August is often one of the best months to buy natural gas stocks; gas prices and the commodities stocks overall are at a low.  There is often (but not last year!) a run up in gas prices in the fall – and stocks follow – as...
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? ...