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Thursday, 25 November 2021 06:26

Did Biden Spike an Oil Price War?

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Inflation is as buzzy as it has been since the 1970s, and the nation’s energy crisis is drawing another parallel to that decade. In an attempt to curb oil prices Biden released the nation's oil reserves hoping to drive down gas prices. However, earlier this year Biden tried to pressure OPEC+ to increase production to put downward pressure on prices and they rejected. Sure, if OPEC+ maintains production or actually increases (as they had stated they would) then prices will fall, but OPEC+ and other oil producers like Russia target a $70+ per barrel price point to optimize their profits. Many are speculating that this will cause OPEC+ to pull back production after their meeting in December, and spark a rift between oil producers and consumers like the U.S.


FINSUM: This is a desperate attempt by Biden to control prices which there has been little to no precedent for in past presidencies. This could blow up by hurting U.S. producers more and leaving oil prices unchanged.

Wednesday, 22 September 2021 17:36

Energy’s Rally Sparks Big Issues in Europe

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(Houston)

Energy prices are rising from the U.S. to Europe, and while that might spark a good upside for energy companies it’s causing a crisis for those reliant in Europe. BSF SE and Aurubis AG are the continent’s number one producers in chemicals and copper respectively, but energy prices are eating at their margins. Major U.K. fertilizer companies are shutting down plant production in Norway. Gas prices are up nearly 200% in Europe and input costs have doubled as a supply crunch ravages the West. This shortage is painful on the frontside with high input costs but on the sell-side as well. Higher energy costs are eating up a larger percentage of home budgets and curtailing retail spending. Goldman Sachs expects the calamity to continue into the winter and warns of blackouts if consumption isn’t curbed. Finsum: This is the time to up the stakes in American energy prices. Energy shortages aren’t good for anyone but oil and gas are release valves.

Friday, 09 July 2021 18:25

Energy Stocks Wallstreet Loves as Crude Oil Peaks

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(Houston)

Oil prices are surging as a comeback in the U.S. economy boosts demand…see the full story on our partner Magnifi’s site.

Wednesday, 07 July 2021 17:59

Goldman Says to Load Up on Oil Stocks

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(Houston)

Oil prices are at a fresh peak seemingly every day. Some who have been watching the space for years might be wondering if that will prove fleeting or if it is the start of a big bull market run. Goldman sees oil as staying between $75-80 per barrel over the next 18 months, which will help companies deleverage and improve their returns. OPEC seems likely to be supportive of current prices. Given all this, Goldman thinks oil stocks are a good idea, recommending Occidental, Exxon-Mobil, Devon, Hess, and Schlumberger, among others.


FINSUM: If you believe in the economic recovery then commodities seem likely to have a strong run, oil included.

Thursday, 01 July 2021 14:47

Goldman Sachs Says These Stocks are Set to Boom

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(New York)

Stock and commodity prices have been all over the place of late…see the full story on our partner Magnifi’s site

Friday, 11 June 2021 15:44

Why This Commodities Boom Will Last

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(Houston)

The commodities boom has been going on since at least late last year, but the big question is where the booms in many underlying raw materials can last. At least as it concerns major commodities like oil, minerals, and lumber, the answer is a big yes. The reason why is that the current boom has to do with underinvestment in production over the last 18 months, a problem that is hard to solve quickly. This means demand will outstrip supply for the foreseeable future in many areas. Lumber is a good example, where underinvestment has led to soaring prices.


FINSUM: Capital has not been adequately invested to meet the demand of consumers and prices are showing it. Equilibrium will take some find to find. There is a nice runway for commodities.

Thursday, 27 May 2021 16:32

Why ESG is Making Oil Incredibly Valuable

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(Houston)

Environmentally, Social and Corporate Governance (ESG) investing is getting all of the attention from both news outlets and traders, but some investors think too much attention is being diverted from fossil fuels. They argue that oil is now a sin stock, where many investors stay away because of the nature of the good (e.g. alcohol, defense, gambling, and tobacco). Sin stocks traditionally outpace the market, under the wisdom that they remain perpetual value stocks because socially conscious investors stay away, and oil ETFs are starting to outperform renewable ETFs. In reality, sin stocks don’t get their boost from value but rather higher operating margins, and oil is one of the most competitive with low to negative margins depending on how far upstream the extraction is. While oil is moving out of environmental favor it isn’t quite a sin stock yet because it also lacks the capital intensity that is common to sin stocks.


FINSUM: There are a lot of reasons to be bullish on oil right now, but being sin stock probably isn’t one. Oil can still be a value play even if that’s not how sin stocks make their name.

Tuesday, 11 May 2021 17:26

Oil Prices Pushing Past Any Headwinds

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(Houston)

Oil prices pushed up to $65 a barrel early in the week. Most investors…see the full story on our partner Magnifi’s site

(Shanghai)

China is one of the biggest importers of crude oil and…see the full story on our partner Magnifi’s site

Sunday, 18 April 2021 07:02

This Sector is at Huge Risk from Biden’s Tax Plan

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(Washington)

Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen released bits of the Biden administration's Future Tax plan…see the full story on our partner Magnifi’s site

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