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Elliott Gue knows energy. Since earning his bachelor’s and master’s degrees from the University of London, Elliott has dedicated himself to learning the ins and outs of this dynamic sector, scouring trade magazines, attending industry conferences, touring facilities and meeting with management teams.

Elliott Gue’s knowledge of the energy sector and prescient investment calls prompted the official program of the 2008 G-8 Summit in Tokyo to call him “the world’s leading energy strategist.”

He has also appeared on CNBC and Bloomberg TV and has been quoted in a number of major publications, including Barron’s, Forbes and the Washington Post. Elliott Gue’s expertise and track record of success have also made him a sought-after speaker at MoneyShows and events hosted by the Association of Individual Investors.

Elliott Gue also contributed chapters on developments in global energy markets to two books published by the FT Press, The Silk Road to Riches: How You Can Profit by Investing in Asia’s Newfound Prosperity and Rise of the State: Profitable Investing and Geopolitics in the 21st Century.

Prior to founding the Capitalist Times, Elliott Gue shared his expertise and stock-picking abilities with individual investors in two highly regarded research publications, MLP Profits and The Energy Strategist, as well as long-running financial advisory Personal Finance.

In October 2012, Elliott Gue launched the Energy & Income Advisor, a semimonthly online newsletter that’s dedicated to uncovering the most profitable opportunities in the energy sector, from growth stocks to high-yielding utilities, royalty trusts and master limited partnerships.

The masthead may have changed, but subscribers can expect Elliott Gue to deliver the same high-quality analysis and rational assessment of investment opportunities in the energy patch.


Stay Patient as Energy Values Appear

So far this month, Berkshire Hathaway (NYSE: BRK/B) has announced purchases of 27 million and 12 million shares of long-time EIA recommendation Occidental Petroleum (NYSE: OXY). As a result, the giant investment and insurance firm now owns 18.7 percent of the oil and gas producer—that’s nearly as much as the next two largest holders combined.

Why load up on a still highly leveraged commodity producer just as an inflation-focused Federal Reserve appears to be tipping the US economy into recession? We suspect it’s the same basic reason for all of Mr. Buffett’s investments since he became Berkshire’s Chairman and CEO way back in 1970: He sees truly massive free cash flows in Occidental’s future.

Mid-Year Commodity Update

The dollar, pipeline regulations, Biden, the mid-terms, Saudi Arabia, Big Oil’s “greed,” and the war in Ukraine…

The mainstream and financial media’s efforts to explain the wild swings in crude oil so far this year are apt to touch on all these emotional hot-button issues while largely ignoring the fundamentals that truly drive commodity cycles: Supply, demand, and price.

Portfolio: Another Look at Dream Buys

The prices you see in the “Rating” column of our Portfolio and coverage universe tables are highest recommended entry points. We base them on a combination of business quality and valuation factors. And the result is a price where—if purchased at or below—a stock should generate an average annual total return of at least 10 percent, if held 3 to 5 years.

The Earnings Issue

The Nasdaq 100 has lost about -27 percent of its value so far this year. And the almost as technology-stock heavy S&P 500 isn’t far behind at roughly -18 percent. Throw in the collapse of the bond market—led by a near doubling of the benchmark 10-year Treasury bond yield—and it’s small wonder so many have already proclaimed a bear market is underway.

We won’t argue stocks aren’t due for one, given the last period that really qualified was back in 2007-09. And the worst inflation rate in over 40 years, China’s pandemic lockdowns, the increasingly hawkish Federal Reserve, fallout from Russia’s Ukraine invasion and signs consumer spending is slowing are certainly reasons for worry.

Equally, however, 2022 so far has been among the best of times for energy investors. Led by continuing gains in best in class oil and gas stocks, the S&P Energy Sector Index has returned better than 48 percent. And even sector laggards are revving their engines, with the Philadelphia Stock Exchange Oil Service Sector Index (OSX) higher by nearly 42 percent and the midstream laden Alerian MLP Index returning more than 20 percent.

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    Elliott and Roger on Sep. 27, 2022

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    • Elliott H. Gue

      Founder and Chief Analyst: Capitalist Times and Energy & Income Advisor

    • Roger S. Conrad

      Founder and Chief Analyst: Capitalist Times and Energy & Income Advisor