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The energy industry and, in essence, the entire geopolitical landscape completely changed on May 26, 1908. It was on this day that George Reynolds tapped an oil reserve in modern-day Iran, the very first oil discovery in the Middle East. That well, which was the beginning of the company we know today as BP (NYSE: BP  ) , also set the foundation for the Middle East to be the predominant oil-producing force around the world. Today, though, that position is starting to slowly slip away. Let’s take a look at why oil production in the Middle East is not what it once was and what we can expect in the future. Where the oil isHistorically, the Middle East has benefited not only from the fact that there are massive quantities of oil beneath the surface, but it is also extremely cheap to develop them. As recently as 2009, average upstream costs … Continue reading

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Last November, I announced my intention to create a portfolio of 10 companies that investors had effectively thrown away and given up on, in the hope of showing that deep-value investing, and contrarian thinking, can actually be a very successful investing method. I dubbed this the “One Person’s Trash Is Another Person’s Treasure” portfolio and, over a 10-week span, I highlighted companies that I thought fit this bill and would expect to drastically outperform the benchmarkS&P 500over the coming 12 months. If you’re interested in the reasoning behind why I chose these companies, then I encourage you to review my synopsis of each portfolio selection: Exelon QLogic Dendreon Dell Staples Arkansas Best Arch Coal Skullcandy France Telecom Xerox Now, let’s get to the portfolio and see how it fared this week: Company Cost Basis Shares Total Value Top 10 Telecom Companies To Own In Right Now: Partner Communications Company Ltd.(PTNR) … Continue reading

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Tomorrow won’t be easy for BlackBerry (NASDAQ: BBRY  ) . The struggling smartphone pioneer will host its annual shareholder meeting, and executives have to be braced for a whole lot of bellyaching from its battered investors. The stock has lost 34% of its value in the past five trading days since posting brutally disappointing quarterly results. The shares have shed nearly half of their value since peaking in January on hopes that BlackBerry’s BB10 mobile operating system update would save the out-of-favor handset maker. It didn’t. BlackBerry stunned investors two Fridays ago by revealing that just 2.7 million of the mere 6.8 million smartphones shipped in its latest quarter were the Z10 and Q10 devices powered by the new platform. If the early adopters didn’t hop on the BB10 buzz when the handsets hit the market earlier this year, it’s highly unlikely that mainstream BlackBerry users will follow suit. Despite throwing … Continue reading

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Becton Dickinson’s (NYSE: BDX  ) second-quarter earnings report is a good reason to give the company a onceover with a SWOT — Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities, and Threats — analysis. Becton met analysts’ expectations for revenue and earnings beat estimates.The market liked the report, injecting more than $2.50 to the share price and send sending it to a new high. Here’s a business snapshot. Company Name Becton Dickinson (NYSE: BDX  ) One sentence statement of operations Becton Dickinson manufactures and sells a broad range of medical supplies, devices, laboratory equipment and diagnostic products. Recent price $96.16 Top Integrated Utility Companies To Invest In 2014: Cameron International Corp (CAM) Cameron International Corporation (Cameron), incorporated on November 10, 1994, provides flow equipment products, systems and services to worldwide oil, gas and process industries. Cameron operates in three business segments: Drilling and Production Systems (DPS), Valves & Measurement (V&M) and Process & Compression Systems (PCS). The … Continue reading

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Becton Dickinson’s (NYSE: BDX  ) second-quarter earnings report is a good reason to give the company a onceover with a SWOT — Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities, and Threats — analysis. Becton met analysts’ expectations for revenue and earnings beat estimates.The market liked the report, injecting more than $2.50 to the share price and send sending it to a new high. Here’s a business snapshot. Company Name Becton Dickinson (NYSE: BDX  ) One sentence statement of operations Becton Dickinson manufactures and sells a broad range of medical supplies, devices, laboratory equipment and diagnostic products. Recent price $96.16 Top Integrated Utility Companies To Invest In 2014: Cameron International Corp (CAM) Cameron International Corporation (Cameron), incorporated on November 10, 1994, provides flow equipment products, systems and services to worldwide oil, gas and process industries. Cameron operates in three business segments: Drilling and Production Systems (DPS), Valves & Measurement (V&M) and Process & Compression Systems (PCS). The … Continue reading