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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.


Extraordinary Energy Values in a Zero Rate Environment

Where do you find stocks offering near double-digit yields backed by businesses repeatedly posting strong results? In this zero interest rate environment, our answer would ordinarily be “dream on.” But that’s exactly the kind of value the Energy and Income Advisor Model Portfolio and High Yield Energy Target List offer now. And Q2 numbers and guidance updates have once again proven their financial strength and upside leverage to the energy price cycle. This issue’s Portfolio section has the run down for the 23 Portfolio and High Yield List companies that had not reported as of our previous EIA issue—where we unpacked results for Kinder Morgan Inc (NYSE: KMI), Schlumberger Ltd (NYSE: SLB) and Texas Instruments (NYSE: TXN).

What We’re Looking for in Q2 Results

Q2 earnings season is upon us with the first Portfolio reporters already in the books. That means it’s time to lay out what we’re looking for in companies’ numbers and guidance to answer the following: Do underlying businesses of our recommended companies demonstrate sufficient strength to merit fresh money buys, or should we move on to something with a better risk/reward?

What’s Important from the Portfolio’s First Q2 Reporters

Stocks featured in this article: Kinder Morgan Inc (NYSE: KMI), Schlumberger Ltd (NYSE: SLB) and Texas Instruments (NYSE: TXN). Three Portfolio companies have released their results and updated guidance so far during Q2 earnings reporting season. Here’s a brief look at the details for this trio. See the Feature article for more on what we’re looking for with the stocks in our coverage universe.

Mid-Year Commodity Outlook

Energy was the top-performing sector in the S&P 500 in the first half of 2021 jumping 45.61%, nearly triple the S&P 500’s 15.24% gain over a similar holding period.

That represents the S&P 500 Energy Index’s best showing relative to the S&P 500 in the first half of the year since at least 1989 when the former index was created. 

Indeed, energy has smashed all records so far in 2021 for performance relative to the S&P 500, the only comparable example was the group’s 28.51 percentage point outperformance relative to the S&P 500 in the 6 months ended February 2005, during energy (and oil’s) last big commodity super cycle.

Bringing Back the Buyers

So far in 2021, oil and gas stocks are far and away the stock market’s top- performing sector. In fact, capital gains alone for the S&P Energy Sector Index and Alerian MLP Index are more than four times the total return on the S&P 500.

Like the previous two, this issue of Energy and Income Advisor focuses on energy companies’ Q1 results and guidance updates. And what we saw is very much a potential driver for more gains this year in the best in class energy stocks we’ve been recommending.

Not only are companies reporting continuing improvement in industry fundamentals. But their numbers—particularly solid dividend coverage and rising levels of free cash flow after distributions—demonstrate management has adapted business plans and financial strategies to the current stage of the energy cycle.

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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