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Could the Federal Reserve Crush These American Shale Boom Players?

If you want to write thank-you letters to all of those who helped make America's Energy boom possible, don't forget to thank the Federal Reserve. By keeping interest rates low, the fed has allowed upstart oil and gas producers like Halcon Resources (NYSE: HK  ) , Magnum Hunter Resources (NYSE: MHR  ) , and EXCO Resources (NYSE: XCO  ) to take on debt at very reasonable rates. According to St. Louis Federal Reserve President James Bullard, though, this time could be coming to close as he has recently suggested that we should expect a rise in interest rates as the Federal Reserves bond buying program dwindles down even further. 

While this may not pose any immediate threat to Halcon, Magnum Hunter, or EXCO, it could have a significant impact on business decisions going forward. Find out where these companies stand financially and how increasing interest rates could impact their future business by tuning into the video below. 

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  • Report this Comment On July 08, 2014, at 3:18 PM, jrkirk wrote:

    I suppose if one is worried about the fed increasing rates soon, then this would b a concern, but they have repeated said quite the opposite. Many of these stocks have now used this low rate funding to build excellent initial growth rates, and many are no longer as risky an investment as they once may have been. Sure, there was that concern at one time, but to me, that time is largely behind them now, when the stocks are taken as a group. Individually, of course, there could be concerns.

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