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Is It Time To Get Aggressive On Oil Stocks?

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It’s the start of the New Year, so here is my overview for your energy portfolio coming into 2018. I have written in the past six months in a far more aggressive slant than most on oil and oil stocks, and we’ve been rewarded as oil has rallied above $62 a barrel. For those who relied upon the forecasts of the bank analysts and government agencies, I’m afraid you’re well behind the curve – the oil train has already left the station.

Which doesn’t mean you should give up on oil – this bull market that I have predicted in oil and oil equities is just starting and has at least another two years to roll – making 2018 the key year for positioning and profitability. If you haven’t started putting together an aggressive list of stocks for the coming year yet, it’s not too late to start. That’s what this column is about.

In energy investing, I have always been successful by analyzing a medium to long-term thesis on energy prices and trends that normally points me in a more likely sub-sector for success. For example, if I could make the case that technology in off-shore drilling was accelerating, helping to slash costs of deepwater recovery, I might center on those producers to have stellar years that would outperform other energy sectors. Instead, if you’ve read my columns, you’ll know that I have analyzed U.S. horizontal production as the most likely to earn the biggest profits, and tried to…

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