Oil

Our take on the investing, financial, & economic themes of the day

Just Oil: EOG Resources, Inc.

28 May, 2015 by Paul Devine in Commentary
EOG Resources, Inc., is among the five stocks included in the Energy industry sector on our Most Favored Issues List (“MFIL”), the roster of stocks from which we form the portfolios of new clients. Most of the other Energy stocks on the MFIL are household names: everyone knows ExxonMobil and ... read more...

Could the Plunge in Oil Prices Benefit Exxon?

3 February, 2015 by Ben O'Brien in Commentary
For the last few year’s the multinational oil and gas giant Exxon’s inability to capitalize on the shale drilling boom looked like a boneheaded failure. The company was going to every corner of the world, the Arctic and the bottom of the sea to find oil, while largely missing out on ... read more...

Reaction to Falling Oil Prices

5 December, 2014 by Mark O'Brien in Commentary
The price of oil has collapsed from about $106 a barrel at the start of the third quarter to about $65.50 a barrel today.  That’s a big move.  Were prices to stay down, the consequences could be equally big. Junk bond funds probably have the most exposure, at least in the short term.  As much ... read more...

As Oil Prices Drop, Some Investment Opportunities Emerge

31 October, 2014 by Matthew O'Brien, Ph.D. in Commentary
Companies mentioned: EOG Resources (NYSE: EOG), Spirit Airlines (NASDAQ: SAVE), Tortoise Energy Infrastructure (NYSE: TYG) One of the biggest developments in financial markets recently has been the precipitous slide in oil prices.  Since this summer, oil prices have declined more than 20 ... read more...

Inflation, oil and stocks

10 December, 2010 by Ben O'Brien in Commentary
It was reported today that gas prices across the country are now averaging almost $3 a gallon and the price of oil is predicted to continue rising in 2011. Because oil goes into virtually all products and services in one way or another a rise in oil prices is usually a good indication of ... read more...