Finding Value Stocks In Energy

Finding Value Stocks In Energy

Article SummaryOil will balance itself and trend higher as growth kicks in from depressed prices and eats into oversupply concerns.Devon Energy, Pioneer Natural Resources and Southwestern Energy are a few onshore drillers that have stronger balance sheets to weather the storm.Alternatively solar stocks have seen selling pressure due to lower energy prices creating a potential value play in the sector.If there’s one thing experienced investors know, it’s that volatility and panic creates opportunities.Thanks to the global oil crash, volatility has spiked erratically since the fall of last year. From mid-October, the VIX has broken above 20 four times. Once in October, once in December, and now twice in January. The uncertainty regarding the direction of oil prices and the duration of the fall has impacted the broader indices, although the most notable change has occurred in energy stocks… Read full article at Seeking...
Why The U.S. Will Dominate Markets In 2015

Why The U.S. Will Dominate Markets In 2015

Article SummaryFalling energy prices may be cause for volatility but historically has limited negative correlation to broad equity prices.There is a very strong correlation of broadly falling commodity prices and the strengthening of the U.S. Dollar.A combination of factors such as lower energy prices, strengthening U.S. Dollar and continued inflation in an expected rising interest rate environment should help propel the U.S. market to outperform.It’s the beginning of 2015 and investors are speculating on what market will be the best performing for the year. China’s immense growth over the past decade has finally begun to wane and other major markets like Japan and Europe are signaling difficulties as well. Emerging markets are always a popular place to seek out exceptional growth, but the BRIC countries may not offer the kind of strength investors are looking for. Ironically, investors may not have to widen their search at all to find the best performing market for 2015 – the United States… Read full article at Seeking...
5 Things To Watch For In 2015

5 Things To Watch For In 2015

Article SummaryOil headwinds will inevitably subside as prices push lower and we should see prices then trend higher as we go into the latter half of the year.Small caps should outperform due to lower energy prices and the impact of a strong US Dollar on larger cap companies.Two interesting markets to watch as we head into 2015: Russia’s economy will continue to see significant pressure and Gold should experience further stability.As we launch into the new year, we begin to focus our attention on what the financial landscape will look like in 2015. After another year of the bull market extending its run and the major averages hitting record highs, economic rumblings on the horizon threaten continued growth for next year… Read full article at Seeking...