• 4 minutes Electric cars may make driving too expensive for middle classes, warns Vauxhall chief
  • 7 minutes Natural gas mobility for heavy duty trucks
  • 9 minutes *****5 STAR Article by Irina Slav - "The Ugly Truth About Renewable Power"
  • 48 mins U.S. Presidential Elections Status - Electoral Votes
  • 20 mins GREEN NEW DEAL = BLIZZARD OF LIES
  • 1 day Colonial pipeline hack
  • 4 days 'Get A Loan,' Commerce Chief Tells Unpaid Federal Workers
Keith Schaefer

Keith Schaefer

Keith is the publisher of the Oil & Gas Investments Bulletin – an investment newsletter that looks at opportunities within the Canadian small cap oil…

More Info

International Junior Oil Stocks: How Investors Can Position Themselves for High-Reward International Plays

Without question, the oil stocks that have made me the biggest profits have been junior oil companies with international plays.

Companies like Xcite Energy, (XEL-TSXv) which went from 62 cents to $6 with a heavy oil play in the North Sea, or TAG Oil developing their New Zealand asset, moving from $2 - $6 a share.

(The one big international stock I missed was TransGlobe, (TGL-TSX) which went from $3.50 - $20 on drilling success in Yemen and Egypt.)

These junior international plays are often orphaned stocks with big, high-impact exploration plays - and if they hit... WHOOSH! The stock can flow upwards like oil gushing out of a well.

But if they miss... OUCH. The investment can be a big win, or a big loss. These international exploration plays are what I call a one-decision stock, or a widows-and-orphans stock (nobody gets out alive) or a binary trade - it's a 1 or a 0.

They have several key differences from the home-grown North American oil plays. If investors know what they are, and how to "game" them, they have a much better opportunity at making a profit - whether the well is a gusher or dry.

Here are the three clear differences that international plays can have:

1. More political risk that warrants a lower valuation...
2. A much bigger prize (bigger well) if they hit... and
3. More risk geologically compared to domestic ones. (I'll explain why below.)

First, though, understand that North American plays are now dominated…




EXXON Mobil -0.35
Open57.81 Trading Vol.6.96M Previous Vol.241.7B
BUY 57.15
Sell 57.00
Oilprice - The No. 1 Source for Oil & Energy News