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Best Choice for Dividend Safety in Large Cap Oil

There’s a clear winner for dividend safety, longevity and steady increases in the big oil sector.This company has grown its dividend at  an average rate of over 7% every year for the last 20 years and it also has been able to increase that dividend no matter what the price of oil has been.

In this article, I will be searching for the one large oil company that has the safest dividend. With oil prices continuing to fall towards the $30 level, it is important to see how much flexibility companies have when it comes to their ability to continue paying their dividend. I will be using a similar process as I used for an article I wrote last month after Kinder Morgan (NYSE:KMI) cut its dividend to determine which major oil company has the safest dividend.

Screening Process

I used the FinViz stock screener to find my initial list of companies that are profitable and have outperformed the global energy sector ETF (NYSEARCA:IXC).

Screen Criteria

  • Industry: Major Integrated Oil & Gas, Independent Oil & Gas
  • Dividend Yield: Positive
  • PE: >1 [Profitable]
  • Market Cap: > $10 billion

Screen Results & Elimination

After running the screen, I found fourteen companies that met these criteria.

Eliminations

Now that I had my initial list of large oil companies, I looked at the dividend history of each company and eliminated those companies that have had a dividend cut after the top in oil in 2008. In addition, I also excluded EPD because it is an MLP and I already covered it in my article on MLPs. Like with my MLP article I eliminated any remaining stocks that have underperformed the global energy market over the last year, as represented by the iShares Global Energy ETF [IXC].

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Zacks Reveals Best Oil Stock to Buy Now

The top dogs in the oil business, Chevron, BP and Exxon have been taking a beating lately with crude oil prices in the $40 per barrel range but no need to feel sorry for them, they haven’t switched to driving Yugo’s. Yeah, they’re still making money but it’s a bit tougher for the average investor to cash in with oil stocks, unless you can think a little differently. Dave Bartosiak has a better idea.

I get the question “What are the best oil stocks to buy?” all the time. Recently I’ve been asked that more and more as oil continues to drop. For some reason Americans love oil. Even more, they love oil stocks. We’ve been pounded over the head so much with “peak oil” theories and talk of oil going up forever that the thought of a new paradigm in oil prices is just beyond us.

Don’t think that the bottom for oil is in. There is new supply coming online daily, a weak Chinese currency isn’t going to help, and neither will changes on the demand side of the equation. If you’re looking to pick that bottom, good luck. The problem with trying to pick bottoms is you can only be right once, but you can be wrong a lot of times.

 


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Oil and Gas Stocks Best Bets

Oil stock prices continued heading south but one investor is betting big time on gas futures, spending about $1 Billion for just over 19 million shares. 

It was a week where oil prices tumbled to their lowest close in more than 4 months but natural gas futures gained for the first time in 3 weeks. On the news front, the top story came from billionaire investor Carl Icahn’s 8.18% stake buy in natural gas exporter Cheniere Energy Inc.

Overall, it was a mixed week for the sector. While West Texas Intermediate (WTI) crude futures dived 6.9% to close at $43.87 per barrel, natural gas prices gained 3% to $2.80 per million Btu (MMBtu). (See the last ‘Oil & Gas Stock Roundup’ here: Crude Slump Batters Exxon, Chevron Profits.)

Oil prices extended their losing streak and fell for the sixth straight week, the backdrop being another increase in the number of crude-directed rigs. An upwardly moving rig count has underlined concerns about an expansion in the commodity’s global supply glut. The recent turn of events in Greece, Iran and China also created pressure. Finally, a stronger dollar has made the greenback-priced crude more valuable for investors holding foreign currency.

Meanwhile, natural gas fared much better amid predictions of strong summer cooling demand with majority of the central and southern U.S. reeling under extreme heat. The U.S. Energy Department’s weekly inventory release – showing a smaller-than-expected increase in the commodity’s supplies – also helped to push up prices.

Recap of the Week’s Most Important Stories

1.    Shares of Houston-based natural gas company Cheniere Energy Inc. jumped more than 8% following the announcement that Carl Icahn has taken a 8.18% stake in the company. The activist investor spent slightly more than $1 billion to accumulate 19.4 million shares of Cheniere Energy.

 

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Commodities Ready for Rebound?

The picture for the Commodities Markets in the last month shows some pretty bleak numbers.  Precious metals, Oil, Ag and Livestock are all down, down and down. But we all know that nothing lasts forever, not even bad news.  Here’s the report below from Credit Suisse Asset Management

Commodities were lower in July, driven by macroeconomic factors and supply fundamentals, according to Credit Suisse Asset Management.

The Bloomberg Commodity Index Total Return performance was negative for the month, with 21 out of 22 Index constituents trading lower.

Credit Suisse Asset Management observed the following:

  • Energy was the worst performing sector, down 14.47%, led lower by WTI Crude Oil. In addition to continued increased OPEC production, towards the end of the month there was also a slight rise in U.S. rig counts.
  • Agriculture decreased 11.11%, led lower by Kansas City Wheat and Chicago Wheat as limited rainfall in the U.S. Midwest supported harvest progress. Sugar also weighed on the sector as recent rainfall in Thailand contradicted expectations that El Nino would limit sugar crop growth.
  • Industrial Metals declined 7.30%, led lower by Copper as concerns that the recent volatile decline in the Chinese equity market may further dampen economic growth, decreasing demand expectations for the sector.
  • Precious Metals ended the month 6.37% lower. Improved U.S. economic data, including lower jobless claims and higher housing starts, bolstered expectations that the Federal Reserve may raise interest rates later this year as the economy continues to recover. The prospect of higher interest rates strengthened the U.S. dollar and reduced safe haven demand for gold and silver.
  • Livestock decreased 2.17%, led lower by Live Cattle, as the United States Department of Agriculture reported further supply increases compared to the same time last year.

Nelson Louie, Global Head of Commodities for Credit Suisse Asset Management, said: “Major macroeconomic headlines, such as the Greek debt negotiations and the decline in Chinese equity markets, raised global growth concerns. Although the turmoil surrounding the impasse in Greece impacted consumer confidence across the Eurozone, preliminary Purchasing Managers’ Index data showed that economic growth in Europe only lost slight momentum in July. The European Central Bank’s easing measures may continue to support future growth prospects. In China, economic data reflected declines in the manufacturing sector amid decreased consumer demand and weakened equity market conditions. However, the Chinese government has also shown resolve in its commitment to supporting the economy through various stimulus measures.”

Christopher Burton, Senior Portfolio Manager for the Credit Suisse Total Commodity Return Strategy, added, “Meanwhile, in the U.S., inflation expectations remain below the U.S. Federal Reserve’s 2% target. However, the pace of economic progress in the U.S. versus the rest of the world increased expectations of divergent central bank policy. Macroeconomic factors may also continue to affect commodity demand expectations. So far, in the current phase of the business cycle, most U.S. asset classes have outperformed relative to non-U.S. asset classes. Central bank efforts may broaden the economic recovery into other regions, which may be supportive of commodity demand longer-term.”

About the Credit Suisse Total Commodity Return Strategy

Credit Suisse’s Total Commodity Return Strategy is managed by a team with over 28 years of experience, and seeks to outperform the return of a commodities index, such as the Bloomberg Commodity Index Total Return or the S&P GSCI Total Return Index, using both a quantitative and qualitative commodity research process. Commodity index total returns are achieved through:

  • Spot Return: price return on specified commodity futures contracts;
  • Roll Yield: impact due to migration of futures positions from near to far contracts; and
  • Collateral Yield: return earned on collateral for the futures.

As of July 31, 2015, the Team managed approximately USD 10.0 billion in assets globally.

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Credit Suisse AG is one of the world’s leading financial services providers and is part of the Credit Suisse group of companies (referred to here as ‘Credit Suisse’). As an integrated bank, Credit Suisse is able to offer clients its expertise in the areas of private banking, investment banking and asset management from a single source. Credit Suisse provides specialist advisory services, comprehensive solutions and innovative products to companies, institutional clients and high net worth private clients worldwide, and also to retail clients in Switzerland. Credit Suisse is headquartered in Zurich and operates in over 50 countries worldwide. The group employs approximately 46,000 people. The registered shares (CSGN) of Credit Suisse’s parent company, Credit Suisse Group AG, are listed in Switzerland and, in the form of American Depositary Shares (CS), in New York. Further information about Credit Suisse can be found at www.credit-suisse.com.

Asset Management

In its Asset Management business, Credit Suisse offers products across a broad spectrum of investment classes, including hedge funds, credit, index, real estate, commodities and private equity products, as well as multi-asset class solutions, which include equities and fixed income products. Credit Suisse’s Asset Management business manages portfolios, mutual funds and other investment vehicles for a broad spectrum of clients ranging from governments, institutions and corporations to private individuals. With offices focused on asset management in 19 countries, Credit Suisse’s Asset Management business is operated as a globally integrated network to deliver the bank’s best investment ideas and capabilities to clients around the world.

All businesses of Credit Suisse are subject to distinct regulatory requirements; certain products and services may not be available in all jurisdictions or to all client types.

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This document was produced by and the opinions expressed are those of Credit Suisse as of the date of writing and are subject to change without obligation to update. It has been prepared solely for information purposes and for the use of the recipient. It does not constitute an offer or an invitation by or on behalf of Credit Suisse to any person to buy or sell any security. Any reference to past performance is not a guide to future performance. The information and analysis contained in this publication have been compiled or arrived at from sources believed to be reliable but Credit Suisse does not make any representation as to their accuracy or completeness and does not accept liability for any loss arising from the use hereof.

Certain information contained in this document constitutes “Forward-Looking Statements” (including observations about markets and industry and regulatory trends as of the original date of this document), which can be identified by the use of forward-looking terminology such as “may”, “will”, “should”, “expect”, “anticipate”, “target”, “project”, “estimate”, “intend”, “continue” or “believe”, or the negatives thereof or other variations thereon or comparable terminology. Due to various risks and uncertainties beyond our control, actual events, results or performance may differ materially from those reflected or contemplated in such forward-looking statements. Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on such statements. Credit Suisse has no obligation to update any of the forward-looking statements in this document.

Certain risks relating to investing in Commodities and Commodity-Linked Investments: 

Exposure to commodity markets should only form a small part of a diversified portfolio. Investment in commodity markets may not be suitable for all investors. Commodity investments will be affected by changes in overall market movements, commodity volatility, exchange-rate movements, changes in interest rates, and factors affecting a particular industry or commodity, such as drought, floods, weather, livestock disease, embargoes, tariffs and international economic, political and regulatory developments. Commodity markets are highly volatile. The risk of loss in commodities and commodity-linked investments can be substantial. There is generally a high degree of leverage in commodity investing that can significantly magnify losses. Gains or losses from speculative derivative positions may be much greater than the derivative’s original cost. An investment in commodities is not a complete investment program and should represent only a portion of an investor’s portfolio management strategy.

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CONTACT: Justin Perras, Communications, T: (212) 538-2206; E: justin.perras@credit-suisse.com

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A Certified Financial Planner has developed a simple system for beating the Commodity Markets on a regular basis and implementing his system in only about 30 minutes per day.  Fred Rouse, or “The Money Doctor” as he is called by his many students, has been focused on helping investors build up their portfolios for about 30 years and his methods include using an IRA to do your trading .

 Officially, the title of “Dr.” was bestowed upon Fred Rouse because his lifelong dedication to studying money and economics led him to achieve a Doctorate in Business Administration in Small Business Finance (DBA) and a PhD in Taxation. But, the veteran Certified Financial Planner® is proud to have earned his designation as “The REAL Money Doctor” from his Clients after years of being in the trenches, going above and beyond in serving their needs.

Since the mid-80s, his diversified Financial Management Group has helped hundreds of select individuals and small businesses of up to six employees throughout the greater Philadelphia area. With nearly 30 years of tax, asset protection, business and trading experience, he shows Clients how to reduce their taxes and structure their businesses for the maximum tax savings, asset protection and privacy.

For most CFPs, the story ends there. That was simply the foundation for Dr. Rouse, whose passion for trading commodities and the great success he has achieved in that realm over the years has earned him another key designation from students of the EOD (End of Day) Scalping Trading Course that he launched in 2010: “The Quiet Trader.”

Dr. Rouse has the “Only Complete Trading System” that was designed, tested and approved by a Certified Financial Planner® that guides students on how to double their annual income in less than 30 minutes per day. He adamantly insists that his students prove their results to themselves before risking any actual trading capital. With Dr. Rouse’s revolutionary approach to commodities trading, he believes it is possible for students to make a million dollars over the course of seven years and demonstrates exactly that in his webinar on money.

Dr. Rouse’s desire to share his vast wisdom has led him to become a bestselling author. His works include The END of YOUR EMPLOYMENT: 10 Keys to Your Ideal Business and The Real Money Doctor’s College Student’s Money Guide. He also penned a thought-provoking chapter called “The Truth” for Soul of Success, Vol. 1: The World’s Leading Entrepreneurs and Professionals Reveal Their Core Strategies for Getting to the Heart of Health Wealth and Success, a volume co-authored by Jack Canfield of Chicken Soup for the Soul® fame.

For those intrigued to learn more about the course, Dr. Rouse offers a free two-hour webinar in which he exposes eight mind-blowing “money lies” that the government, Wall Street and the banks have been concealing from average working Americans for decades about money, taxes and trading. He teaches people how to turn those lies around and exploit them into cash and a secure financial future for themselves and their families, so they never have to worry about money again.

Explaining the essence of the program, Dr. Rouse continues: “What the system does is simply have you review the chart to see if one line crosses the other line. If the conditions are met then, the system gives you the direction and the exact price for you to get in the next day, where to get out with a profit, and where to put a stop/loss if a trade goes against you. After reviewing the results for over a year, you can generally get in and out with a profit in the same day for most trades.”

Dr. Rouse has the first and ONLY course that tells you how to trade commodities inside of an IRA and what to expect when you do. “This is the key to real long-term financial security that people just don’t know about, including most professional advisors. In fact, after close to 30 years in business, I don’t know of any trading course or any professional advisor that covers how to do this,” he states.

“The course was designed for working people that want to get ahead but just don’t have a clear way that’s working for them,” says Dr. Rouse. “I expose groundbreaking concepts and ideas that they’ve never seen before. It’s my current quest do everything I can to ensure their long term financial security and success as traders because more money gives you more options in life.”

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Gold, Silver, Copper & Oil-Oh My!

Gold prices hit a five year low earlier this week and some have attributed the decline that Chinese investors are selling to meet margin demands.  There’s also less  Chinese demand for copper, silver,  iron , oil and palladium and that decreased demand will continue through the rest of the year. You also have to factor in the relation of a stronger US  Dollar to weaker commodity prices overall.

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