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The New Oil Index is About to Create Even More Opportunity for Investors

by Dr. Kent Moors | published January 12th, 2010

Speculators in New York won’t be calling the shots anymore. Not in oil, anyway.

The way we price it. The places we trade it. The companies that stand to profit most.

It’s all about to change.

This was confirmed at a meeting I just attended in The City, London’s financial district. I arrived from Moscow’s Domodedovo Airport for an unusual Saturday morning gathering of bankers, traders and analysts called only days before.

The subject? A new oil-pricing index.

This is huge.

More oil-project funding is raised within a three-mile radius of The City’s Liverpool Street train station than anywhere else on Earth. And now they’re preparing to control the oil trade, as well.

This will create all kinds of new ways to make money in oil. Not just with fancy financial instruments designed for the “big boys,” but with retail investments, too. So there’s money in this for you.

For more on the future of crude-oil investing …

The Top Five Natural Gas Companies to Watch

by Dr. Kent Moors | published December 24th, 2009

NEW YORK – I’ve briefed Wall Street before. This time, however, the 57th floor conference room is packed. Some heavy hitters invited me to explain why natural gas is the upcoming energy play.

By the size of the crowd, it seems the word is getting around.

The last time interest was this high, natural gas contracts on the New York Mercantile Exchange (NYMEX) were racing past $14 and the dominant players were making a fortune. We’re about to see them try it again. Exxon Mobil Corp.’s (NYSE: XOM) recent acquisition of shale gas producer XTO Energy Inc. (NYSE: XTO), for example, is only the first of several moves we’re about to see as the sector shakes itself out again.

This time, however, average investors can move early and reap the benefits.

Four New "Profit Routes" Emerge in Oil

by Dr. Kent Moors | published December 18th, 2009

MOSCOW – Sergei Kudryashov likes pizza, poker and American jazz. He’s also deputy head of the Russian Ministry of Energy (Minenergo) and former VP at NK Rosneft OAO (LSE: ROSN), the No. 1 state-controlled oil producer.

I’ve known Sergei for almost two decades now. We compare notes whenever I’m in Moscow. This time, I briefed his team on key developments in the international oil markets. And, as usual, I came away from the meetings with some incredibly valuable information – information the public simply can’t get on its own.

So let me share what I’ve just learned. It’s a tremendous opportunity to profit from Russian oil – without investing a dime in the country itself. Indeed, as you’ll see in a minute, there are several ways to make money right here at home.

First, here’s what’s going on.