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Is the Shale Investment Trend a Boom or a Bubble?

Here's the funny thing about the energy space. Nobody seemed to pay much attention when Aubrey McClendon and Tom Ward were taking on billions of dollars in financing to build Chesapeake Energy (NYSE: CHK  ) and Sandridge Energy (NYSE: SD  ) until balance sheets were so bloated they needed to sell assets. But if millennials get a couple hundred million in venture capital to invest in shale wells, the whole industry starts crying "Bubble! Bubble!"

In this "Digging for Value" video, Fool energy and materials analyst Joel South and contributor Tyler Crowe go beyond the old wildcatters claims that the sky is falling and discuss the traits that investors should look for in the energy space that could result in a bubble. Find out what those key points are by tuning in.

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Joel is a University of Washington graduate and covers energy and materials for The Motley Fool. Be sure to follow The Motley Fool's energy and materials Twitter for all your energy and materials coverage.

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