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2 top oil stocks to buy for the long term
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2 top oil stocks to buy for the long term

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With the oil price recently reaching $60 per barrel for the first time since July 2015, many investors are becoming more bullish on the outlook for oil and gas companies. After all, a higher oil price could mean that their profits also move upwards. However, the oil price faces sustained pressure from the impact of…

2 gold stocks worth buying for the long term

2 gold stocks worth buying for the long term

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While the gold price has risen by 10% this year, it faces an uncertain future. In the US, UK and Europe monetary policy looks set to tighten, with a rise in interest rates on the cards over the medium term. Alongside this, a new Federal Reserve Chair could adopt a more hawkish stance next year.…

Are these the top 3 gold stocks in London?

Are these the top 3 gold stocks in London?

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Gold may not have a practical value as an alternative currency. It’s not possible to enter a shop and pay for any product or service in gold. However, the precious metal may have value as an alternative to cash or other assets due to its scope to help protect against rising inflation. Inflation potential In…

Does Mariana’s merger with Sandstorm Gold stack up?

Does Mariana’s merger with Sandstorm Gold stack up?

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Among the four main ways to make money from mining gold or silver – exploration, development, streaming or financing a mine – it is streaming (or royalties) that can often be by far the most profitable. I showed in my earlier streaming coverage how streamers tended to make much more profit from a mine than…

Berkeley Energia – Another ‘Sirius’ mistake?

Berkeley Energia – Another ‘Sirius’ mistake?

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Following my recommendation 15 months ago, followers saw Berkeley Energia (LON:BKY) nearly treble by January as more and more commentators jumped aboard and as the company issued a stream of bullish news on progress and prospects for uranium. But the shares are now 20% off their top and perhaps the market is satiated with a…

Oil majors consider their future

Oil majors consider their future

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A vertebra in the spinal column of the world economy is causing pain. As I write the price of Brent Crude is at US$59.99. According to the Knoema[i] website, the break-even oil price ranges from US$149.90 in Venezuela to US$60.50 in Qatar. So, on that basis, almost no one is making money in oil right…

This factor could hold the key to Tullow Oil’s future

This factor could hold the key to Tullow Oil’s future

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Low interest rates have incentivised borrowing in recent years. There has been little reason for companies to reduce their debt levels. Therefore, businesses in a range of sectors have leveraged up their balance sheets in order to improve shareholder returns. This has helped to boost profits and generated higher returns for investors. However, a more…

Randgold’s income attractions are shining through

Randgold’s income attractions are shining through

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In my view, dividend investing is about more than simply buying a handful of high-yielding shares. I focus less on yield than most dividend investors and more on dividend growth. A long-term investment horizon dictates that a stock which can grow dividends quickly may be worth more than a company with a high yield. Fast-rising…

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