Track the companies that matter to you. It's FREE! Click one of these fan favorites to get started: Apple; Google; Ford.



New Venezuelan Oil Regime?

Today, energy editors Joel South and Talor Muckerman discuss a big election in Venezuela. The country is a huge player in the energy space due to its immense oil reserves. But on Oct. 7 it will announce the outcome from its elections.

Should Hugo Chavez, the longtime leader of Venezuela, lose to his opponent, the implications for energy investors are big. The challeger, Henrique Capriles, is as pro-oil as Chavez, but is expected to be far more friendly toward the major international integrated oil companies. 

Taylor believes there are some obvious supermajor oil companies that could be expected to re-enter Venezuela if the election tips against Chavez.

While these elections could be a big win for some companies, they are far from guaranteed. Instead, we suggest betting on something more stable. Our analysts have uncovered what they're calling "The Only Energy Stock You'll Ever Need." Don't miss out on this limited-time offer and your opportunity to discover this under-the-radar company before the market does. Click here to access your report -- it's totally free.

Joel South has no positions in the stocks mentioned above. Taylor Muckerman has no positions in the stocks mentioned above. The Motley Fool owns shares of ExxonMobil. Motley Fool newsletter services recommend Chevron. Try any of our Foolish newsletter services free for 30 days. We Fools may not all hold the same opinions, but we all believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. The Motley Fool has a disclosure policy.

Read/Post Comments (0) | Recommend This Article (3)

Comments from our Foolish Readers

Help us keep this a respectfully Foolish area! This is a place for our readers to discuss, debate, and learn more about the Foolish investing topic you read about above. Help us keep it clean and safe. If you believe a comment is abusive or otherwise violates our Fool's Rules, please report it via the Report this Comment Report this Comment icon found on every comment.

Be the first one to comment on this article.

Sponsored Links

Leaked: Apple's Next Smart Device
(Warning, it may shock you)
The secret is out... experts are predicting 458 million of these types of devices will be sold per year. 1 hyper-growth company stands to rake in maximum profit - and it's NOT Apple. Show me Apple's new smart gizmo!

DocumentId: 2044523, ~/Articles/ArticleHandler.aspx, 10/9/2015 12:24:38 PM

Report This Comment

Use this area to report a comment that you believe is in violation of the community guidelines. Our team will review the entry and take any appropriate action.

Sending report...

Taylor Muckerman

Taylor is an Associate GM in our Fool International operations. Prior to that he covered all things Energy + Materials as an analyst. Over the years, he has built an investing skill set to rely on when evaluating companies inside and out. While at the Fool, he has made appearances on CNBC and Fox Business. In addition, he completed his MBA at the University of Maryland and will sit for the Level II CFA Exam.

Today's Market

updated Moments ago Sponsored by:
DOW 17,070.73 19.98 0.12%
S&P 500 2,012.54 -0.89 -0.04%
NASD 4,826.67 15.89 0.33%

Create My Watchlist

Go to My Watchlist

You don't seem to be following any stocks yet!

Better investing starts with a watchlist. Now you can create a personalized watchlist and get immediate access to the personalized information you need to make successful investing decisions.

Data delayed up to 5 minutes

Related Tickers

10/9/2015 12:09 PM
COP $55.98 Down -0.30 -0.53%
ConocoPhillips CAPS Rating: *****
CVX $88.81 Down -1.10 -1.22%
Chevron CAPS Rating: ****
XOM $79.36 Down -0.68 -0.84%
ExxonMobil Corp CAPS Rating: ****