But you'll be dealing with exchange rates, local elections, and all manner of other externalities.
Let's look at XOM's management, why it just lost a couple board seats and what I see ahead.
Let's look at which utility company is best wired for solid returns to add some spark to your portfolio.
PPL Corp. offers one of the highest yields in the utility sector.
These plays are diversified across three distinct areas -- global exploration, oil services and MLPs.
Here's a play in XOM as it sells below $59.
I would not rush into a new long position in PLUG.
The technical signs coming from the maker of generators currently aren't generating much excitement.
Gogo Inc. and Exterran Corp. have seen a bit of buying from people in the know.
FutureFuel Corp. and Guild Holdings each offer reasons for consideration after their recent dividend actions.