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People often think investment diversification performs magic—invoke it, and it will prevent portfolio losses. Unfortunately, diversification has more limits than you realize. Even worse, since diversification typically comes at a cost, you can easily waste money by using it when it does not work.

When Bond Diversification Is A Waste

Bonds prices are typically....More>>>

Top 10 Oil Stocks To Invest In 2018

There were 8, yes, 8, completed initial public offerings (IPOs) last week, and every one of them posted a first-day pop and all finished the week with a positive return. Five more IPOs are on the calendar for this week, including a technology unicorn, a healthcare REIT, two healthcare offerings, and a networking company.

Last week’s largest capital raise was Valvoline Inc.’s (NYSE:....More>>>

Best Oil Stocks To Own For 2018

Today we are going to compare the two largest U.S. integrated oil companies: Exxon Mobil (NYSE:XOM) and Chevron (NYSE:CVX). Both companies have global production profiles, significant lower-48 shale assets, as well as midstream and downstream operations in chemicals and refining. Both companies also have significant LNG operations.

The following chart compares some relevant valuation metrics....More>>>

Top 5 Oil Stocks To Invest In 2018

Chesapeake Energy (NYSE:CHK) has always been a gamble ever since commodity prices collapsed. I thought the stock was a good bet when it was in the $1-2 range, given the perceived risk of imminent bankruptcy (read “Chesapeake Going Bankrupt?”). To emphasize how wrong everyone was, I quote a Barclays analyst who said at the time: “We are trimming our target multiple to maintain our....More>>>

Best Oil Stocks To Own For 2018

U.S. equities climbed higher on Friday as Donald J. Trump was inaugurated as the 45th President of the United States. This marked the best Inauguration Day performance for a president since President Ronald Reagan’s second inauguration in 1985.

In the end, the Dow Jones Industrial Average gained 0.5%, the S&P 500 gained 0.3%, the Nasdaq Composite wafted up 0.3% and the Russell....More>>>