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Quantitative System Picks ExxonMobil (XOM)

Filed in Bank Gold, commodities, ExxonMobil, o, shares by on February 10, 2011 0 Comments
Quantitative System Picks ExxonMobil (XOM)

Filed under: International Markets , Newsletters , Expedia Inc (EXPE) , Commodities , Oil , Stocks to Buy “On our proprietary Quadrix(R) rating system, ExxonMobil ( XOM ) has steadily advanced over the past year,” says Richard Moroney . The editor of Dow Theory Forecasts explains, “Out of a possible 100, the oil giant earns an Overall score of 96 — compared to just 51 in January 2010. As such, we rate the stock a long-term buy. “Meanwhile, the shares recently rallied to their highest level since January 2009 after Exxon said it earned $1.85 excluding special items in the December quarter, up 46% and $0.22 above the consensus estimate. Continue reading Quantitative System Picks ExxonMobil (XOM) Quantitative System Picks ExxonMobil (XOM) originally appeared on BloggingStocks on Thu, 10 Feb 2011 10:30:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds . Permalink | Email this | Comments

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Bakken Oil Output Booming

Filed in commodities, o, South African Gold, upgrade by on February 9, 2011 0 Comments
Bakken Oil Output Booming

Filed under: Analyst Reports , Forecasts , Industry , Commodities Believe it or not we have an “oil rush” right here in the United States, in North Dakota and Montana. It is called the Bakken Formation, as reported in IBD . The area is said to contain 4.3 billion barrels of oil. Some estimates go as high as 24 billion barrels. Today North Dakota produces 400,000 barrels per day. With upgrades in infrastructure, production could go to 600,000 to 800,000 barrels per day. Continue reading Bakken Oil Output Booming Bakken Oil Output Booming originally appeared on BloggingStocks on Wed, 09 Feb 2011 15:00:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds . Permalink | Email this | Comments

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Oil Services Favorites: Schlumberger, National Oilwell Varco

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Oil Services Favorites: Schlumberger, National Oilwell Varco

Filed under: Newsletters , Schlumberger Limited (SLB) , Commodities , Oil , Stocks to Buy “Oil had a good year in 2010, rising 15 percent, and 2011 looks to be even better, as a stronger global economy pushes demand for resources higher,” says Stephen Leeb . The editor of The Complete Investor explains, “Oil service and equipment companies are the most leveraged way to play rising oil prices. Here’s a look a Schlumberger ( SLB ) and National Oilwell Varco ( NOV ). “First is Schlumberger, operating in more than 80 countries. The company is the world’s leading supplier of energy technology, project management, and information solutions. Continue reading Oil Services Favorites: Schlumberger, National Oilwell Varco Oil Services Favorites: Schlumberger, National Oilwell Varco originally appeared on BloggingStocks on Wed, 09 Feb 2011 12:40:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds . Permalink | Email this | Comments

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Load up on Food ETFs…

Filed in BP, commodities, euro, GOld juniors, Gold Market, o by on February 9, 2011 0 Comments

It’s time to load up on more food ETFs, like the Market Vectors Agribusiness ETF (MOO). The USDA just reported even more inventory cuts for agriculture commodities, including corn, wheat, soybeans, sugar and rice. Couple that with last week’s Food and Agriculture (FAO) of the UN Food Index report, and food-related ETFs are likely to rocket even more, according to Briefing.com. Just last week, the FAO reported that the food price index nailed new all-time highs for January. According to Briefing.com, “ The Index rose 3.4% from December, averaging 231 points in January. This is the highest level (both in real and nominal terms) since FAO started measuring food prices in 1990. Overall, prices of all monitored commodity groups registered strong gains in January, except for meat, which remained unchanged.” Even better… “Unusual weather in 2010 hit many areas of the world, including Russia, the U.S. and many parts of Europe, which has cut inventory levels in many agriculture commodities around the world to multi-year lows. Overall, many commodities have seen notable inventory reductions including corn, wheat, soybeans, soybean meal, soybean oil, sugar, rice and coffee. Palm oil and cooking oil inventories have also fallen notably. Overall, there are both supply and demand factors driving

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LDK Solar (LDK): ‘One Stop Shop’

Filed in Bank Gold, commodities, o by on February 7, 2011 0 Comments
LDK Solar (LDK): ‘One Stop Shop’

Filed under: International Markets , Newsletters , Commodities , Oil , Stocks to Buy , Green Stocks “The trick within the solar sector is to home in on the stock within the group that has the best shot at putting on a great show,” says Paul Goodwin . The editor of Cabot China & Emerging Markets Report explains, “And we think that stock is LDK Solar ( LDK ), a company that is displaying and forecasting some of the most dynamic growth of any company we follow — solar or not. “LDK Solar got its start in 2005 and came public during the glory days of 2007-the stock nearly tripled from its IPO in June to its top that fall. The company’s claim to fame was its polysilicon and ingots, two of the base supplies needed to make most solar cells and modules. Continue reading LDK Solar (LDK): ‘One Stop Shop’ LDK Solar (LDK): ‘One Stop Shop’ originally appeared on BloggingStocks on Mon, 07 Feb 2011 13:10:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds . Permalink | Email this | Comments

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Ben Plans, Food Prices Reach All-Time Highs

Ben Plans, Food Prices Reach All-Time Highs

Don’t you just love the Federal Reserve…? Higher prices have helped to set the world ablaze and Bernanke & Co. continue to insist inflation is a figment of our imagination. You see, despite the obvious fact that commodity prices are skyrocketing……. …the Fed comes out with this nonsense this morning. About inflation the Bernank remarked: “On the inflation front, we have recently seen significant increases in some highly visible prices, notably for gasoline. Indeed, prices of many commodities have risen lately, largely as a result of the very strong demand from fast-growing emerging market economies, coupled, in some cases, with constraints on supply. Nevertheless, overall inflation remains quite low : Over the 12 months ending in December, prices for all the goods and services purchased by households increased by only 1.2 percent, down from 2.4 percent over the prior 12 months. To assess underlying trends in inflation, economists also follow several alternative measures of inflation; one such measure is so-called core inflation, which excludes the more volatile food and energy components and therefore can be a better predictor of where overall inflation is headed. Core inflation was only 0.7 percent in 2010, compared with around 2-1/2 percent in 2007, the year before the recession began.” Meanwhile, the reality is food prices around the world have hit their highest levels EVER… From Breitbart entitled: World food prices hit record high: UN agency “ World food prices reached their highest level ever recorded in January and are set to keep rising for months, the UN food agency said on Thursday, warning that the hardest-hit countries could face turmoil. Rising food prices have been cited among the driving forces behind recent popular revolts in north Africa, including the uprising in Egypt and the toppling …

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The Metal People are Dying For

The Metal People are Dying For

Maybe the weak are simply being weeded from the gene pool so the strong may survive… This theory might help explain why people keep electrocuting themselves to death, cutting into live power lines to extract copper. Stories of deaths related to copper thefts have been all over the news: Last summer, a 42-year-old Appalachian man died while trying to steal copper from a live power line. Charleston Daily Mail reported “American Electric Power says copper thieves are becoming increasingly brazen, and their tactics have resulted in four deaths so far this year in the Appalachian service region.” An Illinois man hit a live wire while scrapping for copper last fall and was electrocuted. Police said this is a recent trend, with similar activity in Granite City, Venice, Brooklyn, Washington Park, and Belleville. In October, a couple from Southern California attempted to steal copper from an electrical vault. The man was electrocuted to death; the woman suffered severe burns from attempts to pull the man from the vault when it exploded. And just last month , a man attempted cutting live copper wires with a bolt cutter. He suffered from electric shock and fell 30 feet from his ladder, later dying at a Charlotte hospital. I could go on, but I think you get the point. I guess these people aren’t bright enough to know that rather than risk electrocution, it’s easier to rob someone’s house and …

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Wealth Preservation 2011 | Adrian Ash | Safehaven.com

Filed in Australian Gold, commodities, Gold, o by on January 28, 2011 0 Comments

Just so we’re straight, nothing is certain to work, not forever. Not cash, bonds, stocks , real estate, commodities or gold bullion . Whatever your finance advisor, economics professor, banker or coin dealer might tell you …

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Enterprise Products (EPD): A Cash Generator

Filed in Bank Gold, commodities, o by on January 27, 2011 0 Comments
Enterprise Products (EPD): A Cash Generator

Filed under: Newsletters , Commodities , Oil , Stocks to Buy “Eighteen percent: That’s the compound annual rate of return that Enterprise Products Partners ( EPD ) has showered on investors the past decade,” says utility sector specialist Roger Conrad . The editor of The Utility Forecaster explains, “And with a yield of nearly 6 percent–and a payout growing almost 6 percent yearly–the owner and operator of midstream energy assets is on track for much more. “Last March, Enterprise Products’ legendary founder Dan Duncan passed. The company he left, however, is still growing rapidly, most recently tapping into the boom in natural gas liquids (NGL). Continue reading Enterprise Products (EPD): A Cash Generator Enterprise Products (EPD): A Cash Generator originally appeared on BloggingStocks on Thu, 27 Jan 2011 10:30:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds . Permalink | Email this | Comments

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Trio of Takeover Targets in Oil Services

Filed in acquisitions, Bank Gold, commodities, o, target by on January 26, 2011 0 Comments
Trio of Takeover Targets in Oil Services

Filed under: Newsletters , Schlumberger Limited (SLB) , Commodities , Oil , Stocks to Buy “The oil services and equipment industries have been a hotbed of M&A activity over the past few years, a trend that should continue into 2011,” says energy sector specialist Elliott Gue . The editor of The Energy Strategist explains, Three of my top 10 takeover plays hail from this part of the energy patch: Core Laboratories ( CLB ), Dresser-Rand ( DRC ) and Dril-Quip ( DRQ ). “With a market capitalization of more than $100 billion, Schlumberger ( SLB ) should add to the dozens of acquisitions it’s closed over the past few years. Continue reading Trio of Takeover Targets in Oil Services Trio of Takeover Targets in Oil Services originally appeared on BloggingStocks on Wed, 26 Jan 2011 10:30:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds . Permalink | Email this | Comments

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Maxwell Technologies (MXWL): Bet on Better Batteries

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Maxwell Technologies (MXWL): Bet on Better Batteries

Filed under: Newsletters , Commodities , Oil , Stocks to Buy , Green Stocks “Ultracapacitors are lighter and more powerful than batteries, 10 times more powerful by size as well as 10 times lighter,” notes Brendan Coffey . The editor of Cabot Green Investor explains, “Within this market, Maxwell Technologies ( MXWL ) is a San Diego-based company whose patent-protected ultracapacitors are denser — and therefore able to hold more energy — than those of its competitors. “In a simplified comparison of how powerful and quick Maxwell’s ultracaps are, a lead acid battery takes 10 hours to fully charge. A lithium ion battery will charge in about an hour. Continue reading Maxwell Technologies (MXWL): Bet on Better Batteries Maxwell Technologies (MXWL): Bet on Better Batteries originally appeared on BloggingStocks on Tue, 25 Jan 2011 10:30:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds . Permalink | Email this | Comments

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How to Profit as Your Food Bill Explodes

I hate to say I told you so. But with food companies no longer able to absorb the margin drops, and being forced to pass higher costs to the consumer… I told you so. General Mills, Kraft and Kellogg, for examples are already hiking prices… and it’ll get a lot worse, as we said in this Wealth Daily article: If you thought your $200 weekly grocery bill was bad, just wait. It’s about to jump 20% to 30% next month, as the Fed embraces another round of quantitative easing to combat global currency manipulation and devaluation. But that very move could do more harm than good. It’s likely to create another food price bubble, similar to what we saw in 2007-2008. Three years ago, wheat prices skyrocketed even as the consumption-to-stock ratio warranted falling prices… Bread was up to $1.32 at the time — a 32% rise in less than three years… The price of eggs rocketed 50%. Overall, food prices rose more than 5% and the average family’s grocery bill rang in $80 higher. And we’re going to see it happen again, as historically high corn prices drive the cost of beef to twenty-five-year highs… The sad fact is, this situation has no chance of improvement if the Fed floods the global economy with more dollars. What the move will do is further damage the U.S. economy Apparently, we’re not paying enough for food, energy, or clothing… It doesn’t matter that 20% of Americans are unemployed or under-employed. It doesn’t matter that, since the Fed last spoke, gold and other commodities have spiked… Crude oil has already soared some 27%. Wheat is up 84%. Sugar is up 55%. Soybeans are up some 24%. And corn just rocketed another 15% in two days — the biggest move in recent history, and a move that prompted some to warn of another food crisis. The meat industry just warned of a game-changer in pricing and profitability; the cost and contraction of corn supplies could mean higher prices for…

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