Jim Collins is the Founding Partner of Portfolio Guru. Collins researches small stocks in his newsletter, MicroCap Guru, and uses income-investing principles to manage money for individuals on a fee-only, separately-managed account basis.Expand

Previously, Collins spent 10 years as an equity analyst in New York and London covering the automotive sector for Lehman Brothers, Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette and UBS. He holds an A.B. in Economics and History from Duke University and has completed the academic requirements for the CFA designation. Collapse

To buy or short an independent energy stock with commodity prices at current levels, it takes deep-dive research on individual names.
See where you stand at the end of the quarter, using the S&P 500 as a benchmark.
That's not too common in the oil patch.
I am recommending that you cease committing new capital to stocks.
For a change, owners aren't losing money by having their ships on the water.
Watching these data points tells me the economy is slowing and bonds will outperform equity for the next few months.
The common stock likely won't see a dividend, but this stock should.
You should watch it to be aware of buying opportunities.
The financing window is wide open, but that will make it harder for investors to profit.
As U.S. crude exports surge, this is the most obvious play.

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