By: Jim Nelson of Street Authority
The energy market is officially broken.
That's according to the International Energy Agency (IEA).
On November 10, the group announced that oil prices will remain low for a long time.
Next year, the agency is forecasting a barrel of crude will go for just $60... and only $80 by 2020.
For hundreds of U.S. companies caught up in the shale oil boom over the last decade, that's disastrous news. At $60 a barrel, many oil companies will not generate enough revenue to break even. Continue reading "The Winner Of The Natural Gas Boom Isn't Who You Think..."
Wall Street is a fickle environment that often focuses on hot new growth plays prioritizing chasing the next big thing to replace already established names like Apple or Google. "Sexy" investments like technology companies and niche industries may capture the headlines, but experienced investors know that consistency is the key to long-term success in the stock market.
Businesses don't need to be involved in the latest trends or the hottest new emerging market in order to make outstanding profits. There are plenty of industries with stable growth prospects that are engaged in mundane services and easily overlooked.
The waste and recycling management industry fits the definition of an "unsexy" investment perfectly. It's not a glamorous business on the surface, but looks can be deceiving. Thanks to a heavy push for green initiatives, this industry has been reinventing itself over the past decade and could offer investors an opportunity for higher gains. Continue reading "This Forgotten Stock Could Be About To Break Out"