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Dwindling Oil Prices? Now’s the Time to Invest in Oil Stocks

From October to December of last year, investment in the oil and gas sector hit an all time low, and accompanied with collapsing oil prices, things don't look good for this industry. Some attribute the lack of investment in oil and gas extraction as a defining factor for oil's poor performance. Financial analysts are saying that the sharp decline in the value implies the falling profitability in the oil sector, however others are seeing this as a major investment opportunity. A lot of people are fooled by oil's declining value, but it's like the old investment proverb says: buy on...

Getech: Shaking Up the World of Geological Data

Everyone loves a trading update when the words, "exceed current market expectations" appear at, or close to the top of the page. That's just what Getech - the oil services business specialising in the provision of exploration data and geological exploration studies - delivered today. In that trading update, Getech's Chief Executive, Raymond Wolfson, had this to say: "The combination of strong data sales and commitments to Globe has continued to underpin the performance of the Company. Our comprehensive Earth Systems Models, which build on the core of the Globe product, are attracting increasing interest and we are very pleased that demand...

Enter the Dragon Oil Into Our Portfolio

That title's a little laboured, right? I tried. Big and cashed up is not a bad place to be in these lawless economic times. Just look at the slashed valuations some of the junior miners are sitting on - especially those that are geared up a little or looking to head back to the market for another injection of filthy lucre. The market is showing absolutely no mercy to the vulnerable. So with that in mind we tinkered a touch with some settings on our stock screening tool (removing the ceiling from our market cap and adding a cash rich criteria to...

Range Resources and Newton’s Third Law Redux

For those of you who drop by from time to time, you may remember a little piece I penned late last month titled, Range Resources and Newton's Third Law. To cut out the babble (and there was a fair bit of babble), the post travelled along the lines that, if: prices (of late) were tending to drop on good news, then surely there was a case to be argued that a little bad news could see a...

Purchase: Range Resources

We've been eying them off for long enough. We listed them in December 2010 as one of 17 potential speculative investments to watch in the year ahead...