Is the U.S. Really on Track to Energy Independence?

The Energy Report | |

Horizontal drilling and fracking have opened new opportunities for investing in domestic energy, whether for pure-play explorers in developing shales, producers in mature areas, or service

Four Oil & Gas Plays with a Record of Growth on Top and Bottom Lines

Michael Teague | |

Oil and gas stocks trade in an industry that is subject to a kaleidoscopic array of variables, one that can make retail investors feel as though returns cannot be attained without access to the

In Case You Missed It: The Year in Shale

Michael Teague | |

The enormous increase in 2013 in unconventional oil and natural gas production from North American and especially US shale formations drove most of the conversation about energy

Oil and Natural Gas Futures Diverge Under Shadow of Government Shutdown

Michael Teague | |

While stocks bravely rallied in the face of the shutdown of the US government that began on Tuesday, oil and natural gas prices diverged. West Texas Crude contracts for November delivery were down

4 High-Returning Ways to Play the On-Shore Shale Rush

Michael Teague | |

Last week, Goldman Sachs (GS) analysts returned from a trip to North Dakota’s Bakken Shale with a great deal of optimism about the exploration and production in the area. Bakken is one of

Goldman Bullish On Shale, Independent Drillers

Michael Teague | |

Analysts at Goldman Sachs (GS) just returned from a field trip to North Dakota’s Bakken Shale formation, where reserves are estimated at about 7 billion barrels of recoverable oil, and they

Oasis Petroleum and Continental Resources at 52-Week Highs on Goldman Sachs Coverage

Andrew Klips | |

Energy plays are performing well on Tuesday with (XLE) , the Energy Select Sector SPDR up about 0.6 percent after three straight down days.  Exxon Mobil Corp. (XOM) and Chevron Corp. (CVX),

Equities Sector Coverage: Wall Street Rallies on Earnings

Sector Recap | |

Housing Starts declined 5.8% in March to an annual rate of 654,000 units. Industrial Production was flat in March with Capacity Utilization down slightly to 78.6%. The Dow Jones Industrial Average

Equities Sector Coverage: Opportunistic Investors Help to Reverse Early Losses

Sector Recap | |

Personal Income rose 0.5% in December but Spending was flat as the Savings Rate increased to 4% from 3.5%. The Dow Jones Industrial Average traded down to a day’s low at 12,529.41 on Monday,

Equities Sector Coverage: Investors in Search of Safety Unsure Where to Look

Sector Recap | |

Initial Jobless Claims came in at 423,000 well above the recessionary threshold of 350,000. The Dow Jones Industrial Average plunged to a new year to date low at 10,597.14 testing the zone of its

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