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Investing Topics: Energy Investing Weekly

Four Takeaways from the Year’s Biggest Acquisition in the Energy Patch

By Peter Staas on Jul. 4, 2014

On June 16, 2014, Williams Companies announced an agreement to acquire Global Infrastructure Partners’ 50 percent general-partner interest and 27 percent equity interest in Access Midstream Partners LP for $5.995 billion. We examine four key takeaways from this deal for MLP investors. 

Why SeaDrill Still Rates a Sell

By Elliott H. Gue on Apr. 19, 2014

We dropped SeaDrill (NYSE: SDRL) from our Focus List in September 2013, when the stock had surged to $45.00 per share--more than $12.00 above the current quote.

But many investors who haven't joined Energy & Income Advisor still own the stock; here's why we currently rate SeaDrill a Sell.

The Push for US Crude-Oil Exports

By Peter Staas on Jan. 2, 2014

Expect to read and hear more about the push to export domestically produced crude in the new year, especially with independent producers reportedly ramping up their lobbying efforts. 

As we’ve seen in the past, investors who take a measured view of the situation and keep a level head will be best-positioned to profit.

Don’t Follow Warren Buffett’s Lead on ExxonMobil

By Elliott H. Gue on Dec. 13, 2013

On Nov. 14, 2013, Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway disclosed a position of more than 40 million shares in ExxonMobil Corp, an investment worth about $3.8 billion at the stock’s current quote. This massive investment made headlines, but individuals looking to invest in an integrated oil company have better options.

Blue-Chip MLPs’ Outlook for North American Energy Markets

By Peter Staas on Dec. 2, 2013

We look to commentary from the management teams at two of the largest MLPs for insights into the direction of North American commodity prices and emerging opportunities throughout the energy value chain.

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