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Energy and the Stock Market

By Elliott H. Gue on Oct. 25, 2018

Energy has a long history of marching to its own drummer. Sometimes, that makes things difficult for investors.

Most recently that was the roughly 18 months from mid-summer 2014 to mid-winter 2016, when oil dropped from over $100 a barrel to $26 and change while the S&P 500 continued to push higher. Worse still were the late 1990s, when oil briefly sank under $10 while the NASDAQ was on its way to quintupling over a roughly two year period.

Sometimes, however, moving counter to the broad market can be a huge positive. We believe now is such a time, as the global oil market tightens and US producers ramp up their output, especially in the Bakken and the Permian Basin.

That’s not to say the energy sector is immune from stock market cycles, or even this autumn’s stepped up volatility. But it’s hard to argue that best in class energy stocks aren’t trading far closer to bear market bottoms than bull market highs.

This issue’s Energy & Income Advisor roundtable takes a deep dive into the broad market’s impact on the energy sector and what we expect to see the rest of this year.

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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