Energy ETFs

FRAK – An ETF for Fracking Stocks

June 3, 2012

Hydraulic fracturing, or “fracking,” may forever change the course of energy production in the United States. The energy boom is on – and it appears that there may be far more energy that can be brought to surface economically than anyone had ever thought. Thanks to technological improvement, natural gas can be recovered as far […]

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How I Hedged Summer Gas Prices with ETFs

April 19, 2011

With oil prices hovering over $100 per barrel again and the summer driving season approaching, Americans are rightfully fretting over what they’re going to be paying at the pump as tensions continue to flare in the Middle East and the nuclear accident continues to unfold in Japan.  Gas prices tend to rise annually during the […]

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Uranium ETFs Slammed While Solar ETFs Rally in Wake of Japan Nuclear Blasts

March 14, 2011

It should come as no surprise that Uranium stocks are down with the predictable anti-nuclear backlash coming worldwide in the wake of the events unfolding in Japan.  One question is whether the market reaction is overblown, as often happens, or whether this is just the beginning of the demise of nuclear power in the world.  […]

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4 ETFs to Benefit from the World’s Nuclear Power Needs

November 17, 2010

Since typical retail investors can’t take custody in Uranium and other fissile materials (nor would they want to), the next best thing to play on the future need for nuclear power would be in the companies involved in nuclear power generation and nuclear material mining companies. (URA) – Last week saw the launch of the […]

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7 ETFs That May Benefit from Election and QE2 Results

November 3, 2010

Now that the markets have largely digested the election results and the Fed’s FOMC meeting announcement, it was evident both outcomes were somewhat baked in as investors engaged in the typical front-running and anyone looking for a Black Swan Investment or binary trade on Wednesday was disappointed.   The Fed unveiled plans to purchase of an […]

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1 Year Post-Crash: Biggest Winners and Losers by Country, Sector

March 9, 2010

It was one year ago today that the complete capitulation of retail and institutional investors alike ended and on March 10, 2009, the money started pouring in again.  During that time, virtually all asset classes rocketed up with annual gains that haven’t been seen in decades.  For investors savvy enough to either stay the course […]

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New ETF Review: Wildcatters Exploration & Production ETF

January 24, 2010

Jefferies has brought forth an ambitious Wildcatters Exploration & Production ETF that will likely provide investors with a unique niche opportunity to play the small cap energy sector in a diversified manner without having to pick stocks individually.  The can, however, expect more volatility than holding a broader market or large cap energy ETF. Name: […]

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