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The “World’s Leading Energy” and Income Strategists reveal the shocking error most pundits make investing in energy stocks AND unveil the powerful “Dream Buy” blueprint for taking advantage of oil market volatility to lock in yields of 5%, 7%…Even 10% and higher…

Dear Reader,

A year ago, most pundits in the financial media were convinced oil prices and energy stocks had bottomed…

After all, the price of West Texas Intermediate (WTI) crude oil jumped from a low around $43 per barrel in March 2015 to reach highs over $60 in May and June…

At an investment conference in May 2015, some pundits even sneered when I predicted that oil prices would make new lows under $30 per barrel by 2016 and recommended attendees sell many energy stocks and MLPs right away.

Let me be specific…

Last May my top sell candidates included Hi-Crush Partners, Alon USA Partners, EOG Resources, Continental Resources and National Oilwell Varco…

Some of these names were (and are) shaky companies…

While others were simply pricing in a “V-shaped” recovery in crude oil prices and were far too expensive…

Regardless, these 5 stocks fell an average of 48.6 percent between the end of May 2015 and the end of February this year.

I didn’t write this letter to boast or brag…

I wrote this letter because right now I’m seeing investors and pundits in the financial media make some of the very same costly mistakes they made one year ago…

While completely ignoring a once-in-a-generation opportunity that’s right under their noses.

Let me explain…

Opportunities like this just don’t come around every year, or even every decade…

In fact, the last time these key profit triggers lined up in energy markets was 1986, about 30 years ago…Back then, some energy stocks we track shot up 60.2%, 86.1% — even 433.2% in less than 3 years.

Simply put, if you want to lock in yields of up to 14.7% AND make some life-changing capital gains in the energy patch over the next few years, then this letter will show you how…I believe it will be one of the most important messages you’ve read in years.

But before I get into all of that, let me introduce myself: Hi, my name is Elliott Gue…

I’m Co-founder and Publisher of Energy & Income Advisor, a comprehensive financial research service dedicated to uncovering the best income and growth investment opportunities in the energy industry…

You may or may not recognize me from my appearances on CNBC, Bloomberg TV, FOX News and Canada’s Business News Network…

Or you may have listened to my weekly radio program, Capitalist Times Radio, broadcast on AM radio in Miami, Boston, Galveston and St. Louis and to tens of thousands of listeners around the world on iHeart Radio…

The official program for the 2008 Group of Eight (G-8) Summit held in Hokkaido, Japan even dubbed me the “World’s Leading Energy Strategist.”

I’m also a frequent speaker at investment conferences held all over North America…

At one of those conferences — an exclusive two-day Summit held at the legendary Fontainebleau Hotel in Miami Beach — an attendee walked up before my presentation and told me something I’ve heard from dozens of investors over the past 18 months…

He said:

“I’ve lost a ton of money in energy stocks over the past year and no one I’ve followed seems to be able to predict where oil is headed. Even stocks I thought safe are getting killed and firms that have been crucial to my retirement income are cutting or eliminating their dividends…What am I doing wrong?”

I feel his frustration.

For much of the past 18 months most pundits have been shouting from the hilltops, telling individual investors to buy the dips in high profile energy stocks like National Oilwell Varco, Seadrill, Linn Energy, and Continental Resources…

Even Barron’s, the popular financial newsweekly, got in on the act in early 2015 running a headline: “Buy Oil Now, Here’s How.”

Yet, as these stocks continue to plumb new lows, that advice has cost investors some serious cash.

Like glorified elevator attendants these talking heads called a bottom in crude at $80/barrel, then $70 and $50…

The results have been disastrous.

With the so-called experts delivering advice like that, it’s no wonder so many investors are throwing up their hands in despair…

And it’s no wonder many are concluding oil markets are impossible to predict or that you just can’t make a decent income investing in this sector anymore.

But, here’s what REALLY has me worried…

If this cycle in energy plays out like it has so many times in the past, most investors will reach the point of maximum despair at exactly the wrong time…

Simply put, I don’t want you to miss out on an epic buying opportunity that could result in some serious capital gains and FAT dividend checks in coming years…

A selective buying opportunity I believe is just around the corner…

And that’s why I prepared this letter…

Today, I want to explain the current state of global energy markets and outline 5 simple profit steps you can take to protect your portfolio and take advantage of the life-changing buying opportunities ahead.

Listen, you don’t need to be confused and frustrated by energy markets.

You don’t need to follow all the wacky geopolitical theories and tired clichés about crude that dominate the discussion on financial infotainment channels…

It’s all about stepping back and seeing the big picture…

You see, ever since Colonel Drake drilled the first modern US commercial oil well in Pennsylvania back in 1859, energy markets have been intensely cyclical…

These cycles have repeated over and over again for the past 156 years.

I can’t promise you’ll call the exact highs and lows…However, if you understand the basic forces of supply and demand that move energy markets and how to track these fundamentals, you’ll be on the right side of the major trends.

Look, co-editor Roger Conrad and I are not permanent bulls on oil and energy stocks…

In fact, for much of the past two years we’ve been warning investors to avoid many energy stocks…

We advised selling deepwater contract driller Seadrill in early 2014 when it was still trading well over $30 a share and yielding upwards of 12 percent…

In fact, it was one of the most popular and widely recommended energy stocks around at that time…

Many thought we were crazy for recommending investors sell this high-yield high-flyer…

Yet, today, Seadrill fetches less than $7 a share and has completely eliminated its dividend payout.

And we recommended our subscribers ditch fracturing sand supplier Hi-Crush Partners in April 2014 for a 19.3 percent gain well ahead of that stock’s more than 90 percent collapse starting in the summer of 2014…

Even more recently, we warned investors to use the spring 2015 to sell many dangerous energy stocks…Just before oil prices sank to multi-year lows under $40 per barrel…

In short, we’ve been working to help investors avoid the pain associated with oil’s collapse…

I didn’t prepare this letter to boast or brag. What motivated me to write you today is that we now strongly believe energy stocks are on the cusp of a once-in-a-generation buying opportunity…

The sort of cyclical shift that will make some Americans very, very rich in coming years…

And allow those investors to lock in some impressive yields…

I don’t want you to miss out on this…

Simply put, the last time all these profit triggers lined up in energy markets was about 30 years ago…

Back then some of the top energy stocks we track shot up 60.2%, 86.1% — even 433.2% in just 3 years.

And here’s what’s really shocking…

These energy stocks delivered impressive gains even though oil prices remained range-bound…

And despite the devastating stock market collapse on October 19th, 1987 commonly known as Black Monday.

However, there’s a big BUT…

Not all energy stocks will benefit…

I must warn you – some of the most heavily touted names are actually very, very dangerous investments right now.

In just a moment, I’m going to reveal a powerful strategy my colleague Roger Conrad and I have spent months developing that’s designed to both take advantage of current energy market volatility and profit from the coming game-changing surge in the group…

It’s a technique we call the “Dream Buy” strategy…

Look, this technique isn’t complicated…

It doesn’t involve trading options, shorting anything or buying any dodgy stocks traded on the bulletin boards…

You don’t have to watch the market like a hawk or worry about when (or if) the Federal Reserve is going to raise interest rates next…

I promise you this: Anyone with a brokerage account can set up the “Dream Buy” strategy in about 20 minutes…

And, I’ll tell you all about how it works and how you can get started today in just a moment…

I promise I won’t waste your time.

And that brings me to this…

The $975.2 Billion Mistake…And…How to Avoid the Next Leg Lower

Psychologists call it the Recency Bias

It’s the natural tendency all of us have to look for patterns…

More specifically, we all try, in one way or another, to project patterns we’ve seen recently into the future…

Well, markets are a classic case of the recency bias in action…

So, let me ask you…

When was the last big down-cycle in energy?

Well, let me tell you…It was the 2008 – 09 collapse in oil prices. Just look at this chart of the decline…

Oil prices soared in the first half of 2008, then collapsed when the global economy tanked in the second half of the year…

Lehman brothers went bankrupt in September 2008…

The US government bailed out Bear Stearns, Freddie Mac, Fannie Mae, AIG….even General Motors…

Unemployment soared, eventually reaching over 10 percent for the first time in decades…

In short, the US economy entered its worst downturn since the Great Depression.

Well, amid this mess, demand for oil also collapsed…

Between 2005 and 2007, global oil demand grew more than 3.6 million barrels per day, led by a 1.1 million barrel per day jump in Chinese consumption…

But in 2008 and 2009, global oil consumption actually fell by nearly 1.7 million barrels per day…

That’s the first time global crude oil consumption fell for two consecutive years in more than 3 decades…

As demand evaporated, crude prices fell close to 80% from highs in the summer of 2008 to lows in December the same year.

But, in the second half of 2009 the global economy began a slow recovery from the vicious 2007 – 2009 Great Recession…

Credit market conditions eased…

Panic subsided…

And, the recovery was most dramatic in emerging markets – markets where economic growth is particularly oil-intensive…

In late 2008, the Chinese government announced a $586 billion stimulus plan to reinvigorate growth that included a large allocation to infrastructure and housing construction – just the sort of projects that increase demand for energy.

And as the global economy recovered so did oil demand…

In 2010, global oil demand jumped over 3 million barrels per day to a new all-time record high of about 87.9 million barrels per day…

In 2011, global oil consumption surged again by nearly 1 million barrels per day…

So, as demand recovered, oil prices shot higher, topping $90/bbl – roughly triple their 2008 lows – by the end of 2010, just 2 years later…

Simply put, the 2008 – 2010 energy cycle was V-Shaped with a quick collapse in oil prices in 2008 immediately followed by an almost equally rapid rebound in 2009 and 2010…

Following oil prices, most energy stocks also experienced a V-Shaped recovery in 2009 and 2010…

Just look at the incredible gains in these stocks amid that V-shaped cycle:

• Deepwater driller Seadrill up 421% in just 17 months…

• Global services giant Schlumberger up 164.9% in just 2 years…

• And… upstream energy partnership Linn Energy up 214% over 23 months.

This report will explain in great detail:

So, let me ask you a question…

When oil prices began to collapse in the second half of 2014, what market experience do you think most pundits have used to guide their strategy for handling the downturn?

Yes, you probably guessed it…

That pesky recency bias kicked in…

Some pundits (who shall remain nameless) even passed around charts comparing the 2008 – 2010 energy cycle with the 2014 collapse…

They were salivating over the potential for a V-shaped bounce in oil prices and energy stocks just like we saw 6 years ago…

That’s the pattern that prompted so many pundits to advise buying the dips in energy stocks in late 2014…in early 2015…and yet again over the summer…

That’s the disastrous advice that’s cost so many investors some serious cash over the past 18 months…

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I’m talking about the $975.2 Billion in market value for the S&P 500 Energy and Alerian MLP Index alone that’s completely evaporated since the summer of 2014…

And here’s the problem with this V-shaped recency groupthink…

It’s A V… It’s a U… NO, It’s a Bathtub

Earlier in this letter, I told you the energy business has been cyclical ever since Colonel Drake drilled the first modern commercial oil well in Pennsylvania some 156 years ago…

Well, I’ve spent years studying and picking apart these cycles, including energy market booms such as we experienced back in the 1970s and more recently between 2002 and 2008…

As well as the inevitable busts such as the 2008-2009 Great Recession cycle I just outlined, the 1998 collapse that saw oil plummet to a low of $10.76 per barrel…Even the 1980s oil bust that resulted in bankruptcy for thousands of US energy firms…

I even wrote extensively about these cycles in a book I co-authored called Rise of the State, published by Prentice Hall in 2010…

So, here’s the most crucial thing you must understand about energy market down-cycles if you want to avoid the pain of these busts and make big money on the booms…

There are really two flavors of energy price cycle: those driven primarily by demand and those led by supply…

The 2008-2009 energy bear market was a demand cycle – oil prices collapsed because demand collapsed amid the Great Recession and financial crisis…

Global oil production actually fell more than 800,000 barrels per day between 2005 and 2009 so there was no oversupply of crude – no global oil glut – that could have accounted for the decline in prices in 2008…

As the world economy started growing again, oil demand soared, sending energy prices – and energy stocks – sharply higher…

In short, like all demand-led cycles, the 2008-2009 downturn and the subsequent recovery were V-shaped.

Demand for oil can shift on a dime and has a long history of quickly responding to changes in the price of oil and broader economic conditions…

Demand-led cycles tend to be short and sharp and the playbook for investors is simple: Buy the Dip.

However, the oil market down-cycle that began in the summer of 2014…A bear market that’s already seen oil prices collapse from well over $100 per barrel to less than $40/bbl is NOT a demand-led cycle; in fact, global oil demand has grown at the fastest pace in a decade this year…

As I’ll show you in just a moment, the downturn in oil prices over the past 18 months is due to a global oversupply of crude…A glut so large that US oil inventories are at the highest levels in more than 80 years…

According to the International Energy Agency (IEA), global private oil inventories recently climbed to a record high of more than 3 billion barrels across the developed world alone…The IEA also reported that “some fuel-storage depots in the eastern hemisphere have now filled to capacity” and continue to build at unusually high rates for this time of year.

So, what does a supply-led down-cycle for energy look like?

Well, supply-led cycles follow a very, very different pattern and take much longer to unfold. A classic example of a supply cycle is the boom and bust in oil prices between 1973 and 1998…

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Just look at our chart….oil prices jumped sharply between 1973 and 1980, then collapsed, reaching lows of about $10 per barrel in 1986…

And do you see how, following the ’86 bottom, oil prices didn’t really recover, they flat-lined in a range of roughly $18 to $25 a barrel for more than 12 years?

In fact, with the exception of a brief spike following Saddam Hussein’s invasion of Kuwait in August 1990, crude didn’t regain its 1985 highs until 2000, 15 years later…

The entire cycle between 1980 and 2000 is shaped like a bathtub, a prolonged bottoming process between 1986 and 1998 followed by a rapid recovery thereafter…

This may be the most important point of all: There’s no V-shaped bottom for oil or energy stocks during supply-led cycles.

In just a moment, I’m going to explain why supply-led cycles are typically shaped like a bathtub and exactly why crude prices remained in a holding pattern for more than a decade in the late 1980’s and throughout the 1990’s…

And I’ll also tell you why a repeat of this pattern means we’re looking for oil to remain in a prolonged trading range between $40 and $60/bbl over the next few years…

But before I get to all that, you must understand this one crucial point: Some energy stocks don’t need soaring oil prices to make profits and produce some truly shocking gains and dividends for their investors…

In fact, energy companies sharing a few key characteristics actually thrive in periods of range-bound energy prices like the 1990s…

Just look at this chart…

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Our Energy & Income Advisor Survivors Index tracks total returns – capital gains and dividends — from 14 hand-selected energy companies including oil and gas producers, energy services and equipment suppliers, contract drillers…even refiners and firms that own pipelines and energy storage terminals…

Between the beginning of 1986 and September 1997 — a period when oil prices actually fell about 20 percent– the Energy & Income Advisor Survivors Index returned more than 600 percent

Select energy stocks performed very, very well during a prolonged trading range for oil between 1986 and 1998…A trading range much like we’re forecasting over the next 2 to 3 years…

Once again, let me warn you that not all energy stocks performed well during the 1986 to 1998 period of “lower for longer” oil prices; in fact, some stocks couldn’t withstand the new era of lower commodity prices and went bust…Others simply languished for years, at best marching in place…

And, here’s what’s really scary…the stocks that perform best following a “V-shaped” demand-led cycle in energy are usually very, very different than the names that can outperform during supply-led “Bathtub-shaped” downturns…

I’m not exaggerating: To avoid potential losses of an additional 30 to 60 percent you MUST NOT follow the 2009 “V-Shaped” playbook for the energy sector…

In short, there were very clear winners and losers during this period…Haves and have-nots… To take advantage of these cycles you must be selective…

Look, my firm and I spent months poring over the performance of energy stocks during the supply-led cycle of the 1980’s and 1990’s, analyzing balance sheets and financial statements to identify 5 simple characteristics that can help you separate the winners from the losers…

And that comprehensive research project is behind our powerful “Dream Buys” strategy…I’ll tell you a little more about how this strategy works later on in this letter…

But first, that brings me to this…

How Saudi Arabia (accidentally) handed British Companies $284.5 Billion Between 1975 and 1985

They gave Norwegian firms $82.8 billion, Mexico $355.1 billion and even threw in more than $1.66 trillion for corporate America…

Look, the Saudis weren’t being generous… Influential Saudi Arabian oil minister Ali al-Naimi even called this shocking giveaway a “mistake” at a recent press conference.

Well, that’s putting it quite mildly… Saudi Arabia’s relations with the US and UK weren’t exactly friendly throughout much of the 1970’s and early 80’s…

In October 1973, Saudi Arabia, among other OPEC member states, declared an embargo on oil exports to four western nations – the US, Canada, Japan and the UK — as retaliation for their support of Israel during the Yom Kippur war…

And the Anglo-Persian Oil Company – a firm later renamed British Petroleum and then simply BP – was one of the “Seven Sisters” that controlled about 85 percent of global oil output in the early 1970’s…

The Seven Sisters controlled or exerted considerable influence over oil production in many OPEC Member States including Saudi Arabia; in fact, one of the main reasons OPEC was created in 1960 was to combat – and eventually eliminate – the Seven Sisters’ control over the energy industry in the region…

So, let me ask you this…

Why would Saudi Arabia and OPEC just hand over trillions of dollars to the long-hated “Seven Sisters” including BP, Standard Oil of California (Chevron), Standard Oil of New Jersey (ExxonMobil) and Royal Dutch Shell? Well, let me back up and explain how this shocking giveaway got started…

In 1965, the best-selling car in America was the Chevrolet Impala…

This popular model actually dominated passenger car sales between 1965 and 1970…

In 1965 alone, General Motors sold 1,074,925 Chevrolet Impalas and followed that record with more than 1 million units once again in 1966…

No model of passenger car has ever eclipsed the Impala’s 1965 sales record…

Not before or since. The 1965 Impala got between 10 and 13 miles per gallon (depending on who you ask) and the average car in America logged just 14 miles per gallon…Let’s put that into perspective – in 2013, the average new passenger car in the US gets 36 miles per gallon, more than double the 1965 average…

In short, throughput much of the 1960’s and early 1970’s US – and global – car sales were booming and cars weren’t exactly fuel efficient by modern standards.As a result, global oil consumption jumped nearly 25 million barrels per day between 1965 and 1973, to reach 55.6 million barrels per day…

That’s right: Global oil demand grew more than 80 percent in just 8 years between 1965 and 1973.

You might think all those gas-guzzling cars and a near doubling in global oil demand over a decade would send oil prices sharply higher…

But…That’s NOT what happened…

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In fact, oil prices actually fell sharply between 1920 and 1973…crude in 1973 sold for about the same price as in 1958…

You see, while global demand growth soared over this time frame, global oil production largely kept pace with demand…in particular, OPEC nations added more than 16 million bbl/day to their collective output between 1965 and 1973.

But, everything changed in 1973 and the catalyst wasn’t demand, it was supply…

On October 16, 1973 Saudi Arabia, Abu Dhabi, Iran, Kuwait, Iraq and Qatar raised the posted price for oil sales by 17 percent and announced production cuts…

Just three days later, Libya announced an embargo on oil exports to the US…And just a day after that Saudi Arabia along with several other OPEC producers followed Libya’s lead on the embargo AND announced even bigger production cuts…

Oil prices soared, quadrupling between 1972 and 1974 alone, sending the world economy into the most severe economic downturn since the Great Depression.

The 1973 “Arab Oil Embargo,” itself didn’t last long – on March 17, 1974 all producers in OPEC with the exception of Libya announced an end to the export ban…

However…

The Saudis and other OPEC States had learned the shocking power of their stranglehold on global oil supply…

They’d learned that with modest production cuts, OPEC could drive up global oil prices and dramatically increase their export revenues…

Thus began what we like to call “The Era of Manipulation.”

During the “Era of Manipulation,” OPEC oil production remained flat between roughly 26 and 30 million barrels per day between 1973 and 1980…

Gone were the days of steady growth in OPEC production needed to accommodate the rapid rise in global demand…And…Gone were the days of cheap, plentiful oil…

Oil prices soared more than 11-fold from 1973 to reach highs near $36 per barrel in 1980, roughly equivalent to $106 per barrel in 2015 dollars.

Rising oil prices in the 1970’s filled the coffers of OPEC Member States, many led by governments that were openly unfriendly to US and Western interests…

The big jump in global oil prices also helped keep the USSR afloat – Soviet oil output soared to over 12 million barrels per day in 1980, up from around 8 million bb/day in 1975…

However, countries like Saudi Arabia, Iran, Libya and the Soviet Union weren’t the only ones to see revenues surge due to OPEC’s strategy of manipulating global oil supplies and prices…You see, rising prices also benefited energy producers in countries like Canada, the US, UK, Norway and Mexico…

And it spelled boom times for cities like Houston, Texas and Aberdeen in Scotland – In fact, let me ask you this…

As oil prices soared in the 1970’s, how do you think big producers like BP, Shell, Exxon and Chevron reacted?

You probably guessed it – They invested record sums of capital exploring for new sources of crude oil, fields outside the reach of OPEC and the Soviets – and, they were very, very successful…

In 1969, the Phillips Petroleum Company announced the discovery of the Ekofisk oil in the Norwegian sector of the North Sea….But…the technologies for extracting oil from offshore fields – particularly amid the infamously harsh seas of the North Sea – were still in their infancy at the time, making the economics of the play marginal at best.

That all changed after 1973 as the sharp rise in global oil prices suddenly turned the North Sea into a profit bonanza for producers…producers discovered new reservoirs, invested in offshore platforms and built pipelines to England and Germany in 1975 and 1977 respectively…

UK oil production soared from a paltry 34,000 barrels per day in 1975 to reach over 1.8 million barrels per day in 1981 thanks to rapid oil development in the nation’s sector of the North Sea. Meanwhile, Norway’s oil production jumped from 35,000 barrels per day in 1974 to reach about 800,000 barrels per day a decade later…

And the North Sea wasn’t the only massive new oilfield rendered economically viable thanks to OPEC’s strategy of artificially boosting oil prices…

In March 1968, producers discovered the largest oilfield in North America, at Prudhoe Bay located 250 miles north of the Arctic Circle in Alaska.

Despite the field’s massive size, some thought it would never be developed due to its remote location and technical difficulties operating in the harsh Arctic climate…However, soaring oil prices in the 1970s prompted a new wave of investment and the construction of the Trans-Alaska Pipeline straight through some of the continent’s most inhospitable terrain…

After years of declining output, US oil production jumped from less than 10 million barrels per day in 1976 to nearly 10.6 million by 1985.

Look, the list goes on and on…

Dozens of non-OPEC countries enjoyed big gains in oil output through the late 1970’s and early 1980’s all thanks to inflated oil prices courtesy of OPEC….Non-OPEC oil output soared an unprecedented 9.9 million bbl/day between 1975 and 1985.

In fact, OPEC sowed the seeds of its own decline during the heyday of the “Era of Manipulation,” particularly starting in 1980…

By 1980 the jump in non-OPEC oil output had offset OPEC’s production cuts and oil prices began to drift lower…

In response, OPEC cut output by around 4 million barrels per day in 1980 and an unprecedented 4.1 million barrels per day in 1981…

But even these draconian cuts to oil output just weren’t enough to stabilize prices…So…OPEC cut even further with output declining by more than 14.1 million barrels per day between 1979 and 1985 led by a near 70 percent cut in Saudi production from nearly 10.3 million barrels per day in 1980 to just 3.6 million barrels per day by 1985…

And just look at this chart…

OPEN Annual Oil Revenue 1965 - 1990

The combination of sliding prices after 1980 and falling OPEC output was a double-whammy for oil export revenues…in 1986, total OPEC oil revenues were about $210 billion (2014 dollars), down 81.3 percent from a peak of $1.13 trillion in 1979…

In fact, OPEC oil revenues in 1986 were back to about the same level as in 1973 before the “Era of Manipulation.”

You see, between 1975 and 1985 Saudi Arabia and the rest of OPEC temporarily inflated their oil revenues but this policy had a massive unintended side effect…

The Era of Manipulation also boosted revenues for the “Seven Sisters” oil companies by trillions of dollars (in 2014 terms), the very companies whose influence over global oil prices OPEC hoped to break…

This epic mistake actually reinvigorated non-OPEC oil production, and it took 15 years for the global economy to absorb the massive glut of supply created between 1975 and 1985.

And that brings me to this…

Why Saudi Arabia Can’t Afford Higher Oil Prices Today

In November 2014, OPEC shocked some investors when it refused to cut oil production to stem the fall in prices that had started over the summer…

In fact, OPEC oil output has soared since early 2014 from under 30 million barrels per day to nearly 32.5 million over the summer this year…

And, as I write this letter, more OPEC oil is on its way to US shores …Over the past few weeks Iraq loaded 10 supertankers with crude – some 19 million barrels – all destined to arrive at ports on the US Gulf Coast…

The US market is about to be flooded with Iraqi crude – imports are set to climb to the highest levels in 3 years this month despite the fact the US already faces a near-record glut of oil inventories…

Meanwhile, Iranian oil exports are set to increase this year as some nations ease sanctions…And…That’s on top of the already big jump in Saudi Arabian oil output over the past year.

Yet…

Every week I see some talking head on the financial infotainment channels or one of my peers in the financial newsletter industry predict that OPEC will soon be forced to slash production to boost prices…The theory goes that deficits in countries like Saudi Arabia are spiraling out of control due to the massive drop in oil export revenues since the summer of 2014…

One widely read analyst called OPEC’s decision not to cut output in late 2014 a “scorched earth” strategy…

Just last month, another said Saudi Arabia “miscalculated” when they refused to cut output at the OPEC meeting in November 2014…

Some have taken another tact…Claiming that the Saudis are working on a deal with Vladimir Putin of Russia to support oil prices around $50 per barrel…

However, all of these pundits have been – and will continue to be – DEAD WRONG about oil.

And how about the proposed “production freeze” negotiated between Russia and Saudi Arabia in February…

Supposedly some OPEC Members will convene a meeting on April 17th to discuss the proposal…

However, dig a little deeper and you’ll see it’s all a mirage – Russian oil production reached a post-Soviet record high in January 2016 as a series of new wells came on stream in 2015…

However, Russian oil production was expected to drop by close to 200,000 barrels per day over the course of 2016 as Russian oil firms slow new field development due to weak oil prices…

Simply put, Russia isn’t agreeing to anything.

The Saudi-Russia “Oil Freeze” Deal won’t take a single barrel out of global oil supply this year.

The truth is that the Saudis can’t afford to cut production…they can’t afford higher oil prices right now…

It all goes back to the 1975 to 1985 experience I explained earlier on in this letter and, even more importantly, OPEC’s strategy between 1980 and 1985 to slash oil output in an effort to maintain high oil prices…

In short, between 1980 and 1985, Saudi Arabia did exactly what so many analysts have been predicting they would do over the past year…Namely, the Saudis slashed output by close to 70 percent to support prices…

That strategy was a disaster for Saudi Arabia then…Saudi oil revenues collapsed by 84 percent between 1980 and 1985 following the same exact strategy so many pundits have been predicting they’d follow this time around.

Look, in 2013 and 2014 we began hearing talk about Saudi Arabia’s growing concerns about high oil prices…You see, the Saudis believed that by supporting high oil prices, OPEC was once again handing producers outside the cartel trillions of dollars just as they handed the “Seven Sisters” cash during the 1975 to 1985 “Era of Manipulation.”

Let me put it another way…

Between 2005 and 2014, West Texas Intermediate (WTI) crude oil prices averaged $81.67 per barrel…

Since OPEC gave up control of oil prices over the summer of 2014, WTI has averaged closer to $50/bbl…That roughly $30/bbl premium added north of $1.3 trillion to revenues for companies producing oil in the US alone…

The biggest beneficiary: US shale producers who were the biggest contributors to the near-doubling in US oil output from around 5 million barrels per day in 2006 to about 9.6 million barrels per day this spring…

That’s right…just like the 1975 to 1985 period, artificially high oil prices have resulted in a surge in non-OPEC output from massive new plays in shale, the Canadian oil sands, even deepwater projects that would have been too expensive if oil prices had simply held in the $50 to $60 per barrel region over the past decade…

And, here’s what’s absolutely crucial

The Saudis know that US shale producers have become more efficient in extracting crude from these reservoirs over the past few years…The best operators can generate returns of 30 percent or higher extracting crude from plays like the Bakken Shale of North Dakota, the Eagle Ford of Southern Texas and the Permian Basin in West Texas even with oil around $50 per barrel…

In 2012, these same producers needed oil closer to $80 to earn the same returns on investment.

I know you probably think I’m exaggerating but consider this: Between March and June of this year, West Texas Intermediate crude oil prices bounced about $18 per barrel from lows around $42 in March to highs over $60 in May and June…

Even at their June 2015 highs, oil prices were still down more than 40 percent year-over-year; yet, that didn’t stop many US-based shale producers from jumping at the chance to take advantage of the bounce in oil.

You see, starting in May several producers announced plans to begin ramping up their drilling activity in the second half of 2015…

And they followed through on those promises – between the end of June and the beginning of September, producers put 47 rigs to work drilling for oil in the US alone including 32 rigs in the Permian Basin of West Texas, 4 rigs in the Bakken Shale of North Dakota and another 4 in the Niobrara Shale of Colorado…

Shale producers respond quickly when oil prices rise to around $50 per barrel or higher by putting idled rigs to work in America’s prolific shale fields for one, simple reason: They can earn fat returns from new wells at prices of $50/bbl or higher…

And if US drilling activity began to rise with oil at $50 to $60 per barrel, just imagine what would happen if prices were to rise to $70 or $80 per barrel as many pundits have been predicting…

Saudi Arabia can’t afford to cut output in an effort to push oil prices much higher…They want oil prices to remain low enough that growth in US shale output slows.

Look, in this letter I’ve covered a lot of ground and some crucial points you must understand before you invest in energy markets including:

• Why the current downturn in oil prices will be shaped like a bathtub…Not a V…

• Why so many pundits have been so wrong about oil prices over the past 18 months and why so many investors have lost some serious cash trying to catch a falling knife in the energy sector…

• How Saudi Arabia handed US oil companies $1.66 trillion between 1975 and 1985… British energy firms $284.5 billion… even Mexican energy giant Pemex $355.1 billion AND how they’re going to avoid repeating that mistake 

• Why OPEC can’t afford higher oil prices and what this means for their strategy over the next few years…

• PLUS… How select energy stocks actually performed very, very well during the energy down-cycle of the 1980s and 1990s – handing savvy investors total returns as high as 433.5% in less than 3 years.

Of course, the most important part of all this isn’t what’s happening but what you can do to protect yourself amid the current energy market downturn and position yourself for the once-in-a-generation buying opportunity in the energy space we see just around the corner…

I promised you I’d outline 5 Simple profit steps
we’re recommending… here they are…

Profit Step #1

How An Italian Dessert Could Make You Some Serious Cash

Earlier on in this letter, I explained how we see a massive buying opportunity in the energy space over the next few months…

And how the last time these profit triggers lined up, the Energy & Income Advisor Survivors Index returned more than 600 percent even though crude oil prices fell about 20 percent…

BUT…I also warned you that this buying opportunity is highly selective and that some of the most widely recommended energy stocks around are actually extremely dangerous investments…

There will be very clear haves and have-nots in the energy space over the next few years and it’s absolutely crucial you understand the 5 key characteristics that separate the wheat from the chaff.

So, what exactly are those 5 key characteristics?

Well, the first is simple: Location, location, location…

During the late 1980s and throughout the 1990s, producers with access to acreage in a handful of key cheap-to-produce oilfields around the globe were able to keep producing oil profitably despite plummeting energy prices…

These producers generated free cash flow even with oil less than $20 a barrel and were able to demand even bigger price concessions from their key service and equipment suppliers amid the downturn of the late 80’s and early 90’s…

Even better, some of these companies were able to use their positive free cash flow to make acquisitions…Buying up acreage in core plays from financially troubled competitors at fire sale prices because of the energy market downturn…

Others became targets for larger companies looking to beef up their own acreage in quality, cheap-to-produce plays…When these stocks were acquired it was usually at a huge premium price.

Over the next two years, I believe there will be an epic buying spree in one of North America’s largest oil and gas fields…a round of deal-making that could make the energy merger boom of the late 1980s and early 1990s look like child’s play…

In fact…It’s already happening…

Contacts in the energy business tell me that energy giant ExxonMobil has a small army of experienced oilmen and geologists in the field looking to grab drilling acreage or form joint ventures with companies in this play…

In fact, Exxon already grabbed an additional 48,000 acres in this region as part of two deals closed in August…

Another US producer – NOT a tiny firm but a company worth $19 billion– with 3.2 million acres in this field was recently approached about an acquisition by an even larger competitor, helping send the stock up close to 60 percent in a matter of less than 2 months…

And, private equity – the market’s “smart” money – is also getting involved. It’s estimated that private equity firms have raised more than $50 billion to fund more than 80 teams that are scouring this section of the US, looking for acreage to buy at attractive prices.

Look, to understand why this field is so attractive, you just have to understand the difference between a jelly donut and tiramisu…

New old drilling

Conventional oilfields are like jelly donuts…

Oil in the reservoir is trapped in the pores of reservoir rock under tremendous pressure so producers simply drill into that formation, allowing the oil to flow into the well naturally…

Since the pores of conventional reservoir rock are well interconnected, oil in the field can flow easily through the rock and into a well…it’s just moving from an area of high pressure (the field) into an area of low pressure (the well) just as wind flows from regions of high pressure to regions of low pressure…

Shale fields are more like tiramisu…

Oil (and gas) are trapped in layers of rock underground…

Shale contains many pores and cracks but they aren’t well-connected, making it tough for oil to flow through the rock and into a well.

To produce shale fields, producers use two crucial techniques: horizontal drilling and fracturing…

Horizontal drilling allows the producer to target individual layers of rock that contain the largest quantities of oil…Meanwhile, hydraulic fracturing is a technique that allows producers to break up the reservoir rock, improving the flow of oil through the field and into a well.

The best shale fields – like the best tiramisu – contain multiple “stacked” layers of productive shale formations…

Each of these rock layers can be targeted individually meaning that a producer can drill multiple formations under the same acre of land, potentially doubling, tripling or quadrupling the productivity of this play.

The shale field that’s attracting the attention of ExxonMobil and so many other massive producers in the US today is potentially the largest and tastiest piece of tiramisu ever discovered, anywhere in the world. This ultra-productive play spans an area that’s larger than the entire State of Washington and contains as much as 5,000 feet of stacked, productive oil-bearing layers for producers to target…

A single layer of this play holds as much as 75 billion barrels of oil…That’s enough to supply the entire world with oil for two years.

Bottom line: Some producers in the region can earn 30 to 40 percent returns on wells in this field EVEN with oil as low as $40 per barrel.

Look, right now plunging oil prices have many pundits and investors paralyzed by fear…

However, we’re nearing a crucial stage of this energy down-cycle — a time much like March and April of 1986 – when crude oil prices will begin to stabilize and settle into a long-term trading range…A time when select energy stocks will shoot higher, outperforming the broader market by a huge margin, just as they did in the late 80’s and early 1990’s…

Please understand, we’re NOT quite there yet…However, our research confirms this epic buying opportunity is just around the corner…

I don’t want you to miss out on this.

When oil prices do stabilize, investors are going to start looking for the best-placed stocks to buy…Energy stocks that share 5 crucial characteristics that will allow them to actually take advantage of the downturn in energy prices…

I know that sounds pretty incredible but, just remember, the 14 stocks in our Energy & Income Survivors Index returned more than 600% between 1986 and 1997 DESPITE a 20 percent drop in energy prices.

Listen, it’s time to assemble your shopping list of energy stocks to buy at the bottom of this supply cycle and one of the 5 key characteristics we look for – perhaps the single most important trait shared by the biggest winners at this stage of the cycle – is location…I’m talking about exposure to fields that offer low production costs and positive returns even with oil prices in the $40’s…

In short, the biggest winners will be companies with exposure to plays just like the US shale “tiramisu” that’s currently being quietly bought up by private equity insiders and massive energy bellwethers like Exxon Mobil.

After months of research and fine-tuning, Roger Conrad and I have developed a strategy for identifying and accumulating the best-placed energy stocks at the bottom of this supply cycle for crude oil…Stocks we believe could generate you some truly life-changing wealth in coming years…

We call it our “Dream Buys” strategy and we’ve assembled all of the details in a comprehensive 22-page report titled “Making Dreams a Reality: How to Profit from the Buying Opportunity of a Lifetime.”

This report will explain in great detail:

• How to time with shocking accuracy the true bottom for oil prices

• Exactly where we see oil prices headed over the short and long-term and why the next 6 months could be the MOST important part of the cycle for long-term investors…

• The “tiramisu” shale field that’s getting so much attention from private equity firms and big oil giants like ExxonMobil….And exactly which companies hold the best acreage in what one energy market insider recently called “the richest land on Earth”

• The Houston-based company that’s perfected a series of exciting new drilling technologies, reducing the time it takes to drill a well in one of its core shale fields from more than 20 days in 2012 to as little as 5.6 days today, dramatically reducing the cost of drilling wells and boosting its returns…

• How the same energy producer recently shocked analysts by saying that it earns at least a 35 percent return on investment in all of its core plays with oil prices at $50 per barrel…

• Why a single well (called the Riverview 102-32H) drilled back in July could unlock 500 million barrels of oil, worth more than $20 billion (even at today’s prices) for one energy producer…

• All the details of the one US-based energy producer with core acreage in 3 of America’s most prolific oil and gas fields (a company that industry giant Exxon Mobil is reportedly drooling over)…A stock currently trading around $60 that could be worth $120 or more per share in an acquisition

• The one US producer with the most concentrated exposure to the giant “tiramisu” shale field in the US…a producer with acreage so productive that it halved the number of drilling rigs it’s running this year yet still generated production growth of 25 percent…It’s only a matter of this time before one of the industry heavyweights snaps up this firm for a huge premium…

• The one key characteristic shared by the best-performing Master Limited Partnerships (MLPs) …a golden trait that’s shared by more than half of the 10 best-performing high-yield MLPs over the past 5 and 10 years…

• An MLP with a 9.2 percent yield that’s been boosting its payout to investors at a 5.5 percent annualized pace over the past 5 years…And, best of all, this partnership actually benefits from falling energy prices…

• How to play growth in alternative energy while earning a safe 4.2 percent yield…You’ll be shocked to learn the name of the company that’s the biggest investor in alternative energy in the US (HINT: It’s not Tesla or SolarCity)…

• Our comprehensive shopping list of more than 20 energy companies and high-yield, tax-advantaged Master Limited Partnerships…Including our exclusive “Dream Buy” strategy that shows you exactly how and when to buy these stocks….

Normally, this report would only be available to paid-in-full subscribers to our Energy & Income Advisor service…However, for a limited time, we’ve decided to make this report available risk-free as part of a trial subscription to our service…

I’ll show you exactly how you can reserve a copy with absolutely no risk or obligation in just a moment…

But first, that brings me to this…

Look, I want to rush you a copy of this comprehensive report today while you still have time to get in on the ground floor of a life-changing buying opportunity in the group…

In just a few moments, I’ll explain exactly how to reserve your copy today with absolutely no risk or obligation…

And that brings me to this…

Profit Step #2

The “Income Champion” that turned $25,000 into $350,629.63

This “Income Champion” group beats the pants off of just about any asset class you can imagine…

The sector is up 95.4 percent over the past decade, besting the S&P 500 by about 9 percent…

And it’s up 352.6 percent over the past 15 years, more than triple the S&P 500’s 109.6 percent total return (including dividends)…

Over the past 20 years (a period that includes one of the most powerful stock bull markets in history) this “Income Champion” group soared 831.4 percent, more than twice the S&P 500’s 338 percent gain.

You see, these “Income Champions” have trounced REITs, High-Yield Bonds, energy stocks, the S&P 500 Energy Index, gold and silver over the past two decades…

And, here’s what’s really impressive: “Income Champions” are only about 58 percent as volatile as the S&P 500 over the past 20 years.

Simply put: Over the long-haul, this group has generated above-average total returns (capital gains and steady income) with below-average risk…The goal of every great investor.

Let’s put these figures in real terms…

If you put $25,000 in one of the largest publicly traded “Income Champions” at the end of 1999 and reinvested all of its quarterly distributions…

You’d now be sitting on an investment worth $350,629.63 that pays out $23,203.44 a year in distributions…

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That’s a shocking 92.8% yield on the original $25,000 investment.

In contrast, a $25,000 investment in the S&P 500 at the end of 1999 would be worth just $44.823.48 today, a difference of more than $300,000.

This particular Income Champion is so steady-as-she-goes we’ve dubbed it “Old Reliable”…

“Old Reliable” earned that nickname by boosting its payout to investors every single quarter for more than 11 years and generating impressive returns with less than half the volatility of the S&P 500.

Look, the “Income Champion” sector I’m talking about is a group of income-producing securities known as Master Limited Partnerships (MLPs)…

And here’s the best news of all: It’s the best buying opportunity in nearly 8 years in high quality MLPs like “Old Reliable.”

Look, on February 12th, the Alerian MLP Index offered a yield of 11.62 percent compared to less than 1.75 percent for the 10-Year US Treasury bond…

That means Master Limited Partnerships (MLPs) offered yields nearly 1,000 basis points (10 percent) more than Treasuries.

Look, the last time the spread was this large was back in November and December of 2008, the height of the global financial crisis and Great Recession…

Much like this year, investors were panicked back in 2008, credit markets were in turmoil and oil and natural gas prices had plummeted more than 70 percent from their highs…

Also, just like today, some pundits were questioning the viability of the MLP structure itself back in late 2008.

But, investors who ignored the sensationalist groupthink of the mainstream financial media 7 years ago and focused on the sector’s fundamentals benefited from a veritable income investing bonanza…

You see, investors with the fortitude to buy the MLPs in the Alerian index on November 21, 2008 (when the MLP-yield spread reached its maximum) didn’t catch the exact low for the Index…

However, they managed to lock in average yields well over 10 percent and scored gains of 87.0 percent over 1 year, 172.9 percent over two years…EVEN 312.7 percent over 5 years.

Let me cut to the chase…

For nearly two years now, my colleague Roger Conrad and I have been telling our readers to avoid many popular Master Limited Partnerships…

We advised our readers to sell proppant mining MLP Hi-Crush Partners on April 14, 2014 for a 59.7 percent gain long before the stock collapsed 85.5 percent and eliminated its distributions…

We urged our readers to sell EnLink Energy Partners last June, avoiding a 54 percent collapse in the units since then…

And in late 2014 (15 months ago) we advised selling out of all the upstream Master Limited Partnerships including Linn Energy, Vanguard Natural Resources, Breitburn Energy Partners and Memorial Production Partners warning that these erstwhile high flyers would be forced to eliminate their common unit distributions…

On average, these four upstream MLPs have plummeted more than 90 percent since then and are at risk of bankruptcy this year.

Even today, with the Alerian MLP Index 46.1% off its August 2014 highs, we still have sell ratings on 53 of the 114 MLPs we cover

Less than 1-in-4 MLPs meet our strict safety guidelines as potential “Buy” candidates and even then we’ll only recommend jumping in at the right price.

We’re NOT permanent bulls on the group…

However, I didn’t write this letter to boast or brag…

I am writing you today because, for the first time in nearly 2 years, Roger and I are seeing some green shoots in the oil markets and for select MLPs…

In fact, we believe the next few months will represent an epic buying opportunity in high-quality MLPs…a buying opportunity that will lead to gains even more impressive than those following the 2008-09 bottom for the group…

Now is the time for income investors to accumulate a shopping list of high quality, high-yield MLPs to own for the next 2 to 3 years.

We’ve assembled all of our latest research on MLPs including our hot-off-the-press shopping list of MLPs to buy right now (PLUS a few to avoid) as part of a special report called “Kicking the Tires on the Largest Midstream MLPs: Best Buys and Biggest Risks”…

In this brand-new special report, you’ll learn:

• Why an MLP’s successful track record of raising distributions over time can be extremely misleading…You must understand these 5 crucial safety factors if you want to avoid MLPs at risk of slashing their payouts this year…

• Why “Income Champions” that make this painful decision are actually among the lowest risk MLPs you’ll encounter…AND…How that could earn you a rock-solid annual yield of 4.57%…

• The real reason most MLPs have been forced to slash their quarterly distributions to investors over the past year [HINT: It has nothing to do with partnership accounting policies or commodity prices]…

• How the unusually mild winter of 2015-2016 adds up to a massive buying opportunity in one MLP…Trust me, you’ll want to grab this “Income Champion” with an 8.6% yield immediately

• The “patriotic” MLP in the business of connecting American industry to arguably the world’s most valuable energy asset (based right here in the USA)…This company will rake in cash hand over fist (and keep growing its 5.4% yield) whether energy prices soar or plummet and whether the US economy is booming or in recession…

• Why gasoline prices under $2 per gallon has created a huge windfall for one MLP…This low risk name has a 4.6% yield and could hand you a massive “pay raise” over the next five years…

• The MLP that turned a $25,000 investment in 2000 into $350,629.63 today and offers a 6.4% yield right now…This firm is so steady we’ve dubbed it “Old Reliable”…

• The names of 2 MLPs that have a generous “rich uncle” with the deep pockets to support them financially through virtually any economic environment or energy market downturn [Hint: Two-thirds of the top-performing MLPs over the past 5 and 10 years share this trait]…

• Wall Street punished this MLP for making an aggressive acquisition last year…However, with a growing 7.2% yield, we believe it’s one of the most compelling income opportunities in our coverage universe…

• Why this overlooked boring-but-beautiful MLP with a 7.3% yield could actually benefit from the current energy price downturn by acquiring some of the industry’s most coveted assets…

Listen, I want to rush you a copy of our new report “Kicking the Tires on the Largest Midstream MLPs: Best Buys and Biggest Risks” so you can profit from our 5 high-yield recommendations – starting immediately…

In just a moment, I’m going to show you exactly how to get your hands on this report with absolutely no risk or obligation.

But first, I want to tell you a little more about this:

Profit Step #3

A Certain Winner in Uncertain Times: Our Favorite New MLP

We’ve identified one simple “golden characteristic” you can use to identify the top-performing MLPs…

One MLP with this simple trait soared 888% over the past decade…Enough to turn a $10,000 investment into nearly $100,000.

Another MLP we identified with this same golden characteristic has jumped over 172% since going public in 2011, more than 2 times the return for the S&P 500…

You’ll be shocked at how well this one simple trick for identifying the top-performing MLPs works…

And we’ve included all of the details of this strategy and one of our top MLPs to buy right now in our special report called “A Certain Winner in Uncertain Times: Our Favorite New MLP” available risk-free for a limited time

I’ll show you exactly to reserve your copy in just a moment…

However, before we get to all that, I want to tell you about a major surprise trend that most investors and pundits in the financial media are getting totally wrong. I’m not exaggerating: Investors who get this trend wrong could face losses of 50 to 70 percent over the next 6 months alone while those on the right side of this epic shift can lock in yields of 4.11 percent, 6.03 percent…. EVEN 10.48 percent right now

Profit Step #4

Why So Many Investors Are About to Make a Serious Mistake…And… 7 Ways You Can Profit

Look, a little over 10 years ago, I attended a conference at the Washington DC Convention Center put on by the Energy Information Administration (EIA), the statistical arm of the US Department of Energy. For the next two days I attended dozens of lectures and roundtables hosted by industry experts, financial analysts and (even more commonly) government officials at all levels…

The main topic of conversation: America’s growing need to import natural gas in the form of liquefied natural gas (LNG) to meet demand. You see, conventional wisdom at that time was that US natural gas production was in a state of terminal decline and Canadian output would soon be insufficient to meet growing demand south of the border…

Most predicted US natural gas prices would continue to rise and the nation would become increasingly dependent on output from LNG exporters like Qatar and Russia to meet demand…

Well, that consensus view – the view espoused by most at the EIA conference — was wrong… dead wrong.

Within four years from the date of that conference, the US overtook Russia to become the world’s largest natural gas producer…

Thanks to a series of massive shale gas fields and some innovative technologies developed by American gas exploration and production companies, US natural gas production has soared from about 52 billion cubic feet per day in 2006 to 75 billion cubic feet per day in 2015…

And… Here’s what’s really shocking…

Today, America’s LNG import terminals sit largely idle and the US is now on track to be one of the world’s largest exporters

The first shipment of US LNG exports is likely by the end of 2015 and pipeline exports of gas from the US to Mexico hit a record high of 3.3 billion cubic feet per day in July 2015… By 2030, US gas exports to Mexico are expected to nearly triple to around 9 bcf/day.

But, here’s what has me really worried…

Every week, I read commentary on energy markets from dozens of analysts, newsletter writers and industry pundits…Once again, most are about to make a huge mistake…

This mistake will be every bit as costly as betting on rising US gas imports and prices over the past decade…Maybe even worse.

Please, before you make any more investments related to natural gas, may I send you a copy of my latest report entitled US Natural Gas: Outlook and Investment Guide?

In this 45-page report, Roger and I have assembled all of our research on natural gas and LNG…I promise you’ll be glad you have this research in hand over the next few weeks…

In this comprehensive report, you’ll learn:

• Why a tidal wave – more than 30 bcf/day – of natural gas is headed to States like Florida, North Carolina, Louisiana and New York…And all the details of 3 stocks that will reap the rewards…

• The worrying trend (something that few outside the industry are even aware of) that will force some popular and widely held MLPs to slash their distributions…Yes, that includes several MLPs with long-term fee-based contracts…

• 44 crucial pipeline projects we’re watching…We’re shocked most investors are still ignoring these deals…

• 4 MLPs (with yields as high as 10.48 percent) that will thrive whether has sells for $1/MMBTU or $5…

• The overlooked fuel source that will keep a lid on has prices for years regardless of winter weather or El Nino (Hint: Environmental groups HATE this)…

As I mentioned, this report will show you EXACTLY how to invest profitably in natural gas over the next few years and lock in yields of 4.11 percent, 6.03 percent… EVEN 10.48 percentstarting immediately

I’ve written up all the details including the names of 5 popular but dangerous natural gas focused stocks to avoid. Our full 45-page report, called US Natural Gas: Outlook and Investment Guide, never before available to anyone except paid-in-full subscribers to Energy & Income Advisor is now available absolutely risk-free with a trial subscription…

I’ll show you exactly how you can take us up on this exclusive trial offer with absolutely no risk or obligation in just a few minutes…

However, before I do, I want to do something I’ve NEVER done before:

Profit Step #5

The Secret “Gentleman’s Investment” That’s Built Real Wealth for Some of the World’s Richest Families for Centuries

WARNING: I’m about to tell you about an investment that’s way, way outside the consensus right now…

It’s an investment many of Wall Street’s biggest banks have been telling investors to avoid for much of the past 3 years (though a few are now coming around to our way of thinking)…

But, this is an investment you’d be absolutely crazy to ignore…

An asset class that offers investors yields of up to 8.8% right now with fraction of the risk inherent in investing in the stock market.

Look, I’m talking about an asset class that’s been in and out of favor a lot over the years but has always been a bedrock of wealth for the world’s richest families…Including dynasties like the Rothschilds in Europe, and the Rockefellers in the US…

This asset class has been so synonymous with wealth over the centuries it’s been called the Gentleman’s Investment

Listen, I’m talking about bonds.

Many on Wall Street and in the financial media have been spouting the age-old line that the US Federal Reserve has just started hiking interest rates for the first time since 2006…And, rising interest rates are very bad news for bonds…

Well, there are two problems with that reasoning.

First, it’s true that the Fed hiked rates by 25 basis points (0.25 percent) back in December, the central bank’s first hike in nearly a decade…

At the time, the Fed indicated they planned to hike rates about 4 additional times before the end of 2016…

They sounded a bullish tone on the outlook for the US economy and dismissed the risk the 7-year-old US economic expansion could be nearing its end…

But, it didn’t work out that way…

You see, following the Fed’s hike in December, global stock markets collapsed banks became wary of lending to one another, a sure sign of rising stress in the global financial system…

So, in March the Fed backed off and talked down expectations for rate hikes citing the very same financial market volatility, weak global economic growth and softness in certain parts of the US economy like energy and manufacturing.

But, here’s what the Fed didn’t tell you…

When the Fed started hiking rates in June 2004, the US economy was growing at 3 percent…

When they started hiking rates in June 1999 the US economy was growing at 3.3 percent…

And in February 1994 when the Fed hiked 0.25 percent, GDP was rising at an annualized rate of 4.0 percent…

Yet, right now, the US economy is growing at no better than 1 to 2 percent…

In other words, the Fed has historically waited to hike rates until after the US economy was already registering healthy growth and showing some signs of overheating but that’s not the case this cycle.

Look, I don’t have time to go into all the details of our economic forecasts in this letter…Suffice it to say that we believe the Fed will (at best) hike rates only 1 or two additional times this cycle and the simplistic investment rules that applied during the strong economic expansions in 1994, 1999 and 2004 simply won’t work in the current environment of stalled economic growth, near-zero (or negative interest rates), sky-high global debt levels and inflated central bank balance sheets…

It’s a huge mistake NOT to put a portion of your portfolio in bonds.

Even better, the collapse in oil prices since the summer of 2014 has forced several energy companies to file for bankruptcy and more are likely to default on their debts this year…

However, panic-selling in the energy bond market has hit punished bonds issued by high-quality energy firms alongside those issued by shakier borrowers…

In other words, Wall Street is throwing the proverbial babies out with the bathwater.

Trust me, you’ll want to jump on this massive high-yield opportunity right away as investors are already beginning to catch on to the story…

One bond we follow, issued by one of America’s largest energy companies, has soared 33.93 percent since December 2, 2015 (about 4 months ago) despite a drop in oil prices and most energy stocks over the same time period.

We’ve assembled all of our top energy bond recommendations in a hot-off-the-press special report entitled “Energy Bonds: Big Yields Abound for Savvy Investors” and I’d like to send you a copy of this 16-page PDF report today with absolutely no risk or obligation…

Download this report today and learn:

• All the details of a 5-year bond issued by a high-quality producer with acreage in America’s richest oilfield…Buy this bond and earn a yield of 6.4%…

How bondholders actually profit handsomely when MLPs cut their distributions…This simple “panic trade” can make you some serious cash during energy market downturns…

• There’s some risk this MLP will be forced to cut its distributions to unitholders this year due to weakness in its assets in southern Texas but that’s good news for bondholders (less cash for shareholders means more cash to pay debts)…Buy this bond today and lock in a low risk 8.8 percent yield…

Backed by one of America’s largest and best-run energy producers, this company is a leader in the Niobrara Shale and has low risk bonds yielding a shocking 7.3 percent…

• How a high profile “Bear Raid” could score you a 6.7 yield in this company’s bonds…

Usually, we offer in-depth special reports like these only to paid-in-full subscribers to Energy & Income Advisor… However, Roger and I are convinced this information can make you some serious cash and help you lock in an impressive income stream over the next 6 to 12 months so, for a strictly limited time, we’re offering immediate access to all 5 Special Reports as part of a risk-free trial subscription to Energy & Income Advisor

So, how can you begin taking these 5 simple profit steps right now?

I’m not asking you to make any long-term commitments today…

All I’m asking is that you give our research and recommendations a look – including immediate access to everything I’ve mentioned in this letter – at absolutely no risk or obligation…

Simply let me know you’d like to take a trial subscription to my twice-monthly newsletter, called Energy & Income Advisor, at our special subscription rate and I will immediately give you access to all 5 special reports I’ve outlined including:

Special Premium Report #1:
Making Dreams a Reality: How to Profit from the Buying Opportunity of a Lifetime…

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Kicking the Tires on the Largest Midstream MLPs: Best Buys and Biggest Risks

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A Certain Winner in Uncertain Times: Our Favorite New MLP

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US Natural Gas: Bet on Volume, Not Prices

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Energy Bonds: Big Yields Abound for Savvy Investors

Also, twice per month, you’ll receive our detailed issues of Energy & Income Advisor covering our latest advice and recommendations including specific model portfolios for aggressive and conservative investors as well as for those interested in Master Limited Partnerships (MLPs), and income investments…

And, Energy & Income Advisor, isn’t just another tip sheet on energy stocks or a thinly veiled cheering rag written by permanent bulls on the energy space. In Energy & Income Advisor, we pride ourselves on putting all of our recommendations through a rigorous stress-test…we always look at all of our picks with a critical eye.

Look, saving our subscribers money by avoiding the dangerous mistakes so many investors make is one of the core missions of Energy & Income Advisor…It’s the mission that led us to recommend selling stocks like Linn Energy, Hi-Crush Partners, Seadrill and National and National Oilwell Varco while most pundits and Wall Street analysts still maintained “Buy” or “Strong Buy” recommendations on these names.

And it’s why we’ve slapped “SELL” ratings on more than 150 popular energy stocks and MLPs we cover.

Sign up for a risk-free trial subscription today and you’ll have immediate access to our detailed energy coverage universe including frequently updated buy, sell and hold recommendations on around 250 energy names.

And here’s an even more important bonus…Something that Roger and I pioneered more than a decade ago that’s quickly become the most popular feature of our service…

Look, what if I told you could ask us any question you like about individual stocks, the economy or the broader market and have your questions answered?

We’d like to invite you to join us for one of our monthly online web chats. Last month, Roger and I were online for nearly 12 hours, answering over 200 questions posed by our subscribers. Best of all, the entire transcript of all of our webchats – including all questions posed and our answers – are available online just a few hours after the conclusion of our chat…

Our next chat is scheduled for Thursday, March 31st at 2 PM Eastern Time and we want you to join us to ask your questions (or simply e-mail us your questions at any time before the chat)…

Sign up for a risk-free trial subscription to Energy & Income Advisor today, download all five our special premium reports, read our latest issues of Energy and Income Advisor, join our chat this Thursday March 31st and THEN DECIDE.

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When we were all cutting our teeth as investors it was actually pretty simple to predict the Fed’s next move…

You see, when the economy was humming along nicely, jobs were plentiful and inflation on the rise, the Fed was likely to HIKE interest rates and slow the economy…

In contrast, when the economy was weak, unemployment ion the rise and inflation falling the central bank was likely to cut rates to support growth and full employment.

But, that was before the financial crisis and Great Recession of 2008-09…

That was before zero interest rate policy (for 7 straight years)…

Before the Fed pumped a shocking $3.6 trillion into our economy through several rounds of quantitative easing (QE)…

Before any President or politician would be willing to brag about growth of 1.4 percent annualized for the US economy (and even growth at that pace is optimistic)…

And before a real (honest) “U-6” unemployment rate of 9.7 percent would be considered acceptable…Or US government debt climbed to a frightening 104.17 percent of GDP (up from less than 70 percent in 2008).

Look, I know you’re probably thinking I’m just another permanent bear out there preaching doom and gloom and telling you it’s the “End of America” as we know it…

Quite the contrary.

I find the Doom & Gloomers almost as annoying as those pundits and political apologists (from both Parties) on TV screaming that all is well with our economy and stock market.

In fact, for most of the past 7 years, we’ve been advising our readers to buy stocks, producing some big gains for our model portfolios like these:

• A unique healthcare play that generated gains of 77.9% over just 16 months…

• A tiny American manufacturer that’s been benefiting from the boom in the US natural gas production and failing gas prices over the past few years, UP a whopping 45.4% in just 11 months…

• The overlooked technology play that handed our readers gains of 57.3 percent in less than 5 months…

• Or how about a unique real estate play with a 4.1% yield that handed us gains of 49.0% over 20 months…

• A low-risk utility we still hold in our Lifelong Income Model Portfolio EXXXXy (NYSE:XXX) that’s up 35.2% since recommendation yet still yields a rock-solid 4.3% (we’ve redacted the name and symbol to protect current paying subscribers)…

Simply put, we’re not permanent bears and we’re not just another investment rag written by a broken clock strategist (right just twice a day)…

And we still see outstanding value in many stocks right now.

But, starting in late 2014, we began to see some early warning signs of trouble ahead for the broader US stock market and economy…

Technical and fundamental warning signs that have preceded ALL major bear markets in US history…

By the end of 2015, those early warning signs began to flash red and we’ve been advising our readers to take a handful of surprisingly simple steps to both protect their portfolios today and potentially make some serious cash in the coming bear market for stocks…

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 So, how can you begin taking advantage of these simple profit steps right now?


Look, I don’t have time to go through all of the profit steps we’re recommending in this letter…

However, I’d like to show you EXACTLY what steps we’re taking with a 1-Year subscription to our flagship broad market publication Capitalist Times Premium, a $199 value, absolutely free of charge…

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Look, this is the best deal we’ve ever offered for risk-free trial subscribers to Energy & Income Advisor…

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