How to Capitalize on the Oil and Gas Boom

Author: Frank Holmes
Date Posted: June 30, 2014 Read time: 4 min

U.S. Global Investors’ Frank Holmes and Brian Hicks spoke with The Energy Report on how to build a strong, diversified energy investment portfolio. As for international opportunities, the recent election of Indian pro-business Prime Minister Narendra Modi promises huge growth in not just energy production but distribution as well. China is also revamping its energy infrastructure.   

Domestically, shale oil and service and equipment companies show promise. Because of political instability in Kurdistan Iraq and Libya, the U.S. and Canada are ramping up energy production to become more self-sustainable.

Read the full interview to find out which stocks look most attractive to Frank and Brian.


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Read more about the energy investment opportunities:

  • In this Frank Talk, the political and economic implications of Narendra Modi’s election are discussed.
  • Read Frank’s interview with Brian about the strength of both small- and large-cap oil companies.
  • Frank’s visit to an oil drill site in Albania was both productive and insightful. Read about it here.

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Global Resources Fund -3.32% 14.32% 9.18% 1.59%

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Fund portfolios are actively managed, and holdings may change daily. Holdings are reported as of the most recent quarter-end. Holdings in the Global Resources Fund as a percentage of net assets as of 03/31/2014: Baker Hughes Inc. (2.38%), BP Prudhoe Bay Royalty Trust (0.00%), CanElson Drilling Inc. (0.36%), Fluor Corp (0.00%), Gran Tierra Energy Inc. (0.21%), Gulf Keystone Petroleum Ltd. (0.00%), Halliburton Co. (1.87%), Pacific Rubiales Energy Corp. (0.25%), Patterson Energy Inc. (0.00%), PetroAmerica Oil Corp. (0.51%), Petromanas Energy Inc. (0.05%), Raging River Exploration Inc. (1.21%), San Juan Basin Royalty Trust (0.00%), Schlumberger Ltd. (3.46%), Suncor Energy Inc. (0.00%), Valero Energy Corp. (0.29%), Xtreme Coil Drilling Corp. (0.00%).  

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