5 High-Yielding Energy Stocks

Michael Teague | |

Fluctuating oil and commodity prices are a factor that is to be expected when trading energy stocks. Indeed, during the recent earnings season many companies, particularly the majors, took a hit

Has the Dow Jones Industrial Average Become Irrelevant?

Joe Goldman | |

Founded by Charles Dow in 1896, the Dow Jones Industrial Average follows the price performance of 30 large, publically traded American companies. Since its creation, the Dow has served as one of

11 Coal Stocks While Waiting for the Energy Revolution

Michael Teague | |

Much of the talk about a North American “energy revolution” and the United States becoming the world’s biggest energy producer before the end of the decade is predicated on huge discoveries

What to Expect When Expecting…an MLP Equity Offering

Hinds Howard | |

There were four MLP equity offerings last week, raising a total of $1.1 billion in gross proceeds. In all of 2011, MLPs raised around $15 billion in equity. MLPs probably need to raise around $20

MLP Equity Trends Part 2: Variable Distribution MLPs

Hinds Howard | |

In my last column, I highlighted the trend of “at-the-market” equity offerings or equity distribution agreements within the MLP space.  Several more ATM deals have been announced since that

Is the Trend Changing for MLPs?

Joseph Cioffi | |

Master Limited Partnerships have been a wonderful leading indicator for the past three years. Since its December 2008 low, the index has moved up from 145 to 410. But the index hit a wall back in

King Coal to Rebound? Don’t Bet on It

Hinds Howard | |

By now everyone is well aware that natural gas price has dropped some 34 percent so far this year and is hovering around $2.00 per mmbtu. What is less publicized is the impact that has had on the

Should Investors Avoid These MLPs?

Joseph Cioffi | |

It's always important in any investment to be “choosy,” which is to say you want to try and be in the best of breed in whatever group you play in. MLPS are no exception to this and based on

The Impact of New EPA Restrictions on Coal Stocks

Joel Anderson | |

The Environmental Protection Agency announced new restrictions on carbon dioxide emissions from new power plants that would all but eliminate the construction of new coal-fired power plants. It

Equities Sector Coverage: Stocks Close FIrst Down Week of 2012

Sector Recap | |

Advanced GDP for Q4 2011 came in at 2.8% slightly below expectations. A build of $56 billion in Business Inventories accounted for 1.945% of this gain. The PCE Price Index came in at 0.7%, below


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Blockchain in Digital Identity - Discussion at the EU Parliament

From the recent Blockchain For Europe Summit in Brussels: Panel on Digital Identity