2 Commodity Stocks to Buy on the Dip: APC and BHP

Major equity benchmarks continue to rise into uncharted territory as optimism levels remain elevated following the latest “No Taper” decision from the Fed coupled with expectations that monetary policy will remain accommodative for the foreseeable future. Developments in the Middle East have further helped to bolster stocks higher, and crude oil lower, as investors expressed optimism following overnight news of the deal between the United States and five other superpowers that would freeze advancement of Iran’s nuclear program [for more commodity futures news and analysis subscribe to our free newsletter].

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Commodity Stocks Ripe For Bargain Shoppers: APC, VLO

Equity markets are slowly and surely finding their footing following the pullback seen in early June after Fed stimulus fears resurfaced. The continuation of upbeat economic data releases has made it hard to stay on the sidelines, although an improving outlook for the U.S. recovery is making some investors worried that the Fed’s “exit plans” could rattle confidence and spark a massive amount of profit-taking [for more commodity futures news and analysis subscribe to our free newsletter]. With more upside on the horizon, at least until the next Fed policy meeting in June, bargain shoppers remain on the prowl for attractive opportunities. As such, below we take a look at two big commodity stocks that are trending higher, highlighting two “buy on the dip” opportunities.

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Earnings Preview: Big Week For Independent Oil And Gas (EOG, APC, MRO, APA)

This week saw a flurry of economic and earnings reports, with several well-known commodity firms posting both hits and misses. Newmont Mining Corp (NEM) revenue and earnings came in below expectations, while Suncor Energy (SU) beat forecasts. Independent oil and gas firm Devon Energy Corp. (DVN) beat EPS estimates by $0.10, though the company reported a loss in the first quarter of $1.3 billion [for more commodity news and analysis subscribe to our free newsletter].

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Anadarko’s Oil Find May Be A “Game Changer”

Last week, Texas-based independent oil and natural gas explorer Anadarko (APC) announced one of its largest oil discoveries in the Gulf of Mexico. Immediately following the press release, shares of the company, as well as the well’s co-owners ConocoPhillips (COP) and Marathon Oil Corp. (MRO), rallied, prompting many analysts to redraw their estimates for Anadarko. Many have noted that this discovery may very well be a “game changer” for the popular explorer [for more commodity news and analysis subscribe to our free newsletter].

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Breaking Down the Cost of a Gallon of Gas

The price of a gallon of gasoline ranged from $3.27 along the Gulf Coast, to $3.90 along the West Coast in November 2012; ever wonder how much of that goes to the government and how much goes to exploration and refining companies? Then there are the gas stations and oil traders looking to make a profit as well. Let’s look at the breakdown of who makes what, and also why prices vary across the country – sometimes drastically [for more gasoline news and analysis subscribe to our free newsletter].

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5 Natural Gas Stock Picks

Although natural gas is everyone’s favorite commodity to hate, its recent tear during this sweltering summer has investors taking yet another look at this volatile fossil fuel. Today’s current low prices combined with technological advancement with fracking and a need to ween ourselves off of crude oil, present an intriguing opportunity for the future of natural gas. For those who have a bullish outlook on natural gas prices and the natural gas industry, we outline five of the natural gas stocks picks [for more natural gas news and analysis subscribe to our free newsletter]

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