Plus, the Saudis look to press their oil agenda while Europe prints some ugly economic data.
Royal Dutch Shell offers over a 6% dividend yield and is in growth mode.
At a time when OPEC is bent on keeping their cuts in place and U.S. shale might start to produce less and less, we could be entering an era of higher oil prices.
There are a few plays to consider in the energy arena, but it still looks like a place to be underweight going into 2020.
Energy can be a volatile place to put your money, so here are some points to look out for with natural gas.
Chevron is a safe name in the oil and gas industry -- and offers a 4% yield.
You could say Aramco's prospectus isn't very refined.
These stocks are not for the faint of heart and the risk-averse.
Demand is something that cannot be forecast as a science. One has to take a view of the economic cycle and make a call.
SLB and other energy names have been out of favor for a long time but now I am seeing some light at the end of the tunnel.
There are myriad concerns across the energy complex, the most prevalent one centered around declining global growth reducing the demand for energy.
There are a multitude of issues that can take the markets down, even as the Fed FOMC meeting approaches.
Here's a short-term trade for crude, as the longer-term trend in oil remains bearish.
Wise investors should stick with those equities and stay away from high-yielders with no protection, like the MLPs.
Ecuador had asked OPEC for permission to produce above its quota, but it was never answered. It matters little to OPEC -- but for Ecuador, it no longer serves its interests to be part of this bigger organization.
There are several things that bug me right now about this stock.
The structure of your portfolio can change dramatically when you are managing through a recession. How to view the current economic picture and how it will affect the markets.
German manufacturing appears to be falling off of a cliff, which could be a precursor to a recession.
The buying power deployable by the bulls could be moderate at best.
it seems that consensus is to interpret anything that can be viewed as bad, as actually bad, and anything that could be good, as an aberration that will soon become bad.
I railed against it broken-record like for months on end. It's here now, it's hurting the market, and it's only going to get worse.
Plus, defense contractors remain stocks to own as geopolitical risk isn't going away.
This big oil giant pumps out big dividends.
If they didn't move after the Middle East burned, I don't know what they will do if the economy keeps slowing.
Plus, here's a strategy for investing in oil that even the retail investor can employ.
Over the past decade, not fighting the Fed has been the single best piece of advice any market strategist could offer.
Recent events in the Middle East and the oil market's reaction dramatically changes the landscape.
That the market didn't plummet following the strikes on Saudi oil facilities shows big differences in our economy and reliance on foreign oil compared with just a decade ago.
Chevron and Exxon Mobil appear more attractive than this stock right now, and the oil sector as a whole should be watched for at least the next couple days.
Despite big news headlines recently and the looming Fed rate decision, market players appear to show little emotion.