From the resource that’s delivered returns of 2,140%, 2,471%, 2,718%, 3,450%, and 4,929% to individual investors. And earned The Economist’s praise for being the financial industry’s “ethical oasis”...
Find out why savvy investors are quietly loading up on this All-American energy stock, and why its breakthrough technology is making the global oil cartels hot under the collar.
But I advise you to make your decision soon. Because your best investing opportunity of the century could come this week…
I have a friend. He's really smart.
He might remind you of one of your friends. Or even yourself.
He's taught me a lot of interesting new words. He has a Ph.D. and two master's degrees. He's even on Alex Trebek's short-list to appear on Jeopardy this season.
But my friend is a terrible investor. And he'd be the first to admit it.
Well, in my experience, it’s easy to outsmart yourself when it comes to buying the truly great stocks that can consistently beat the market. Year in and year out.
You know, the ones that can transform a life filled with should-have’s and hope-to’s into a life on easy street.
Because if you're a smart guy like my friend, you tend to look beyond the “obvious.” Seeking for patterns in the stock market that are highly complex. Which means you waste a lot of your time and energy looking for patterns in the stock market that don't even exist.
Meanwhile, if you're a regular guy like me, it's actually a lot easier to avoid that trap. And make investing gains like 2,140%, 2,471%, 2,718%, 3,450%, and 4,929%... without breaking a sweat.
You just need to follow a few simple (but important) rules of thumb.
Then I'm investing!
Without a second thought.
And if that's the way you feel too, then I want to tell you more about this no-brainer investment opportunity.
I'll also show you the simple “before and after” photograph that explains everything you need to know about the global energy industry, and introduce you to two other friends of mine.
They're the guys who bucked conventional wisdom by recommending this stock three years BEFORE Warren Buffett made his move.
It wasn't the first time they made small investors like us a tidy profit by catching on early to a Foolishly simple new idea. And it won't be the last time either.
In fact, for each $10,000 you invested in their picks since 2002, you'd have more than $52,000 today!
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But I have to warn you... there’s a lot of smart guys out there in the financial world who will figure this no-brainer out, sooner or later.
Especially once the national news media start covering Resolution #1820.
Because that’s the political catalyst poised to kick this growth engine into fifth gear. And it’s also the reason why Dr. No begged me to write to you today.
(I call my well-educated friend “Dr. No” because he loves talking about investing ideas for hours and hours. But when it comes to making his move, every time I ask him if he actually bought the stock we talked about, he shakes his head sheepishly and says: “No.”)
Dr. No said he didn’t want me to let other investors make the same mistake he did, by waiting too long to act on a sure thing.
He burst into my office waving a copy he’d printed of this new legislation. And saying — or maybe I should say claiming — that he was going to start investing in this stock right away. (“For real this time!”)
And that from now on I could start calling him Dr. Yes.
He went on to explain that he’d had a sudden realization...
You see, my friend gets particularly skittish when it comes to making investments in the energy industry. When he was younger, he got burned a few times.
That’s a lot of baggage!
But it’s completely understandable... there’s probably a little Dr. No in all of us, right?
And we each have our own personal "light bulb moment."
When we find a stock that can wash all those worries away. (Like this one.)
Most investors are still recovering from a turbulent “lost decade” in which stocks returned an average of just 47.7%. Meanwhile, readers who followed David and Tom Gardner’s recommendations in their Motley Fool Stock Advisor newsletter have more than tripled that return — they’re up an incredible 151.1%. And with this once in a century energy stock play, they’re poised to deliver you even HIGHER returns.
It just depends on what your past experience is, and what style of investor you are.
Some investors focus on getting a stock at the right price. There’s definitely something to be said for that, and it’s why I took notice when I saw Mr. Buffett’s company Berkshire Hathaway going all-in on this stock. (Joining other legendary gurus like Jean-Marie Eveillard and Frank Sands.)
Other investors focus on the quality of the company behind the stock, and its future growth prospects. That’s the view I learned from David and Tom Gardner, and it’s what led to my own light bulb moment.
It happened quite a while ago, but the memory is still fresh in my mind.
There I was sitting at our Motley Fool company board meeting — surrounded by some of the greatest investing minds in the world.
David and Tom were at the head of the table, of course.
They’re the founders of The Motley Fool... but you might recognize them from their 10 best-selling books, or their public appearances on everything from CNBC, to Larry King Live, to Dr. Phil.
Or maybe you remember them riding AOL to 203 times their original purchase price back in 1999. Testifying before Congress to protect you from financial fraud. Or ringing the opening bell at the New York Stock Exchange.
There were also MBAs, Ph.D.s, and CFAs up the wazoo at the board meeting that day. A major hedge fund director. A business school dean. Heck, even one of Jack Welch’s right-hand men at GE. Plus the #1 power player from a firm the Wall Street Journal calls “the next Berkshire Hathaway.”
And, of course, yours truly. Bryan White.
I really had to pinch myself.
Back when I was working at my uncle’s Italian restaurant in Rochester, saving money to start my own small business... and then working my fingers to the bone 18 hours a day to make that business successful... I never dreamed I’d be hanging out with this sort of crowd.
But it just goes to show you that The Motley Fool isn’t fooling around when they say they can help ordinary people become extraordinary investors.
Now don’t get me wrong. I’m not saying you need to work at our company, or climb your way up through the ranks of its stock analysts like I did.
I’m just saying that whatever your investing dream is, David and Tom can help you get there.
And even more importantly... they’ll actually listen to you. And they’ll answer any question.
Like the one I asked that day:
Those aren’t the exact words I said. I was a bit more diplomatic. But clearly, they’d heard this question before.
The answer knocked me back on my heels.
And completely changed my outlook on the energy industry...
To understand why, you have to remember the national mood in April of 2010. When the Deepwater Horizon rig exploded off the coast of Louisiana — killing 11 people, and causing the worst environmental disaster in U.S. history.
A tragedy that becomes all the more sickening when you discover that it was completely preventable.
You see, everybody knows that Deepwater Horizon was being leased by British Petroleum.
BEFORE: Fragmented, un-standardized system. The oil and gas industry 5 years ago.
AFTER: Unified, standardized system. The oil and gas industry now. Read on to learn how you can join Warren Buffett and invest in this “energy iPhone.”
What most people don’t know is that it was built by a Korean manufacturer called Hyundai (no relation to the car maker). Owned by a Swiss conglomerate called Transocean. And manned by a patchwork crew from several international staffing firms, including Halliburton.
And get a load of this. As a scientific investigation later determined, the reason the rig exploded is because one crucial part of the assembly — a blowout preventer supplied by a company named Cameron International — failed to operate properly.
Turns out it had a mis-wired electrical switch.
What resulted was a much needed wake-up call for the global oil and gas industry... and also a historic opportunity for American investors.
Because the factors that caused the Gulf oil spill weren’t unique to the Deepwater Horizon rig.
They were symptomatic of an industry that was poorly organized, and technologically backward.
Before Deepwater Horizon, most drilling rigs were custom-built. Using different parts and specifications, and requiring different maintenance programs.
Most of them were also very old...
(Think about how hard it is to find the right parts for an older car. And a mechanic who knows how to fix them.)
But in the late 1990s, a visionary businessman came up with a different plan... he wanted to modernize and standardize the equipment on drilling rigs. So that they would be much easier to operate, and much easier to fix if there was a potential safety problem.
Today, that businessman was just named “CEO of the Year” by the prestigious investment research firm Morningstar.
But back at the time, the major oil companies had no urgent incentive to follow his plan. And of course competitors like Cameron International had no interest in a single, unified system that was controlled by his company.
(Did Intel, Microsoft, Sony, Verizon, and Kodak lay out the red carpet for Steve Jobs when Apple invented the iPhone?)
It looks like a Mardi Gras crown. But this diamond-studded drill rents for $41,000/hr. And it's one of the new technologies this company is using to turn the global energy industry upside down. That’s why Motley Fool CEO Tom Gardner has recommended it three times, and put it in his personal “Everlasting Portfolio.”
Well, the Gulf oil spill changed all of that. For good.
Spurred on by an outraged public, President Obama and Congress put aside their differences and swung into action.
Passing new laws like the Pipeline Safety Act and the Restore Act... and putting sharper teeth into regulations used by the EPA and the Department of the Interior.
To make a long story short, oil companies like BP, Exxon, Shell, and Chevron were forced to invest in modernized drilling platforms with state-of-the-art equipment like weld-less blowout preventers.
And this visionary CEO’s company was right there ready to meet the demand.
With the very best new technology in the energy industry, and a standardized “end to end” solution that made it all work together seamlessly... and, yes, quite profitably too.
(This company’s working capital reserve is up to a staggering $9.9 billion... it’s grown 24.4% in the past year alone!)
But meanwhile, something even bigger was happening. Deep underground.
You’d have to go all the way back to 1911 to find a change as massive as this one in the global energy industry.
That was the year when a young British gentleman named Winston Churchill was appointed “First Lord of the Admiralty.”
Putting him in charge of the Royal Navy... the single largest energy consumer in the world. And putting him in position to switch the Royal Navy’s fuel supply.
From coal... to oil.
Changing the course of world history with the stroke of a pen.
Because every major nation soon followed Churchill’s plan. Not just for their navy but for almost all their energy needs.
And as you know, they still follow it. And they still get a lot of their oil from the same place the Royal Navy did: The Middle East.
By the time we got to the 1970s, the Middle Eastern oil producers had joined together to form OPEC.
Bringing the world to its knees by controlling the global supply of energy.
Over time they were joined by other major producers, like Venezuela and Russia.
Meanwhile, global energy demand nearly doubled. And with growing economies like India and China entering the equation in recent years, it’s now skyrocketed to the equivalent of more than 190,082 barrels of oil per minute.
And let’s face it. Alternative fuels — whether they be nuclear, biofuels, “clean coal,” or solar — have never come close to meeting this demand.
One day they might. Perhaps even in our lifetimes. But right now, it’s just tough to plan on.
See, “energy demand” is a theoretical concept for folks like us... oh sure, it might mean a few extra bucks at the pump, or in our power bill. And that pinches.
But for most of the world’s 7 billion people, access to energy is a matter of life and death.
Think growing enough food to keep from starving. Think powering the lights in hospitals and schools. Think not cutting down every tree in a 150-mile radius just to stay warm in the winter.
So the world still needs oil. No question about it.
The good news is, over the past few decades we’ve become better and better at recovering oil... and the natural gas that’s bound up with it.
The bad news is, the easy-to-get oil and gas deposits, closest to the earth's surface, have mostly been tapped out.
That’s what led energy skeptics like Jimmy Carter to warn us about “Peak Oil.” Even George W. Bush — an oil man if there ever was one — warned in his 2006 State of the Union address that America was dangerously “addicted” to foreign petroleum.
Fortunately, a lot can change in a few short years. And investors who stay on top of those changes get richly rewarded.
Add it all up, and the energy picture suddenly looks like this...
Your eyes aren’t playing tricks on you.
When the blue line passes the red line, that means the United States is producing more oil than it’s consuming.
And it’s happening RIGHT AT THIS MOMENT.
Now, it’s certainly true... horizontal drilling on land and deepwater drilling offshore must be done with pinpoint control.
But that’s exactly what makes this company’s technology so revolutionary. And so lucrative.
What they’re achieving now in the energy industry is a lot like what Apple did in the personal electronics industry over the past two decades.
Replacing an outdated, piecemeal system that was prone to failures (and difficult to maintain) with an all-in-one solution that just works better.
And charging through the teeth for it... because it’s worth it.
That’s why they’re:
It’s also why I’m so excited for you to invest in this stock today.
See, when you strip away all the fancy economic projections and geology lingo, it really comes down to an idea that’s so simple it even starts to sound stupid:
Wait, I said this was stupidly simple! So let me get this down to just one bullet point for you:
Then again, maybe this says it all:
And remember, it’s not just me who’s in love with this “stupid” idea.
Motley Fool CEO Tom Gardner has now recommended this stock in our industry-leading Stock Advisor newsletter three times.
And this month, he’s tipped it as a Core Stock. He even bought $39,858 worth this spring for his personal Everlasting Portfolio.
But that's not even the BEST reason to invest in this stock.
In fact, I can think of at least 4 more that are much, much better. Don't believe me?
See, I believe that's what truly motivates the "Dr. Yes" in all of us.
Not the adrenaline rush of checking how high your stock is flying. Or the ego boost of watching your profits pile up.
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Nobody in the financial media circus will ever admit this, but it’s true.
Good investments are made for the long haul. I don’t mean 100 years. 5 is plenty. 10 is even better.
And it doesn’t take much to make a “long haul” when we’re talking about Wall Street.
The trading algorithms that Goldman Sachs and the other big banks use to move most of the world’s money around change their mind every nanosecond, all because some other trading algorithm changed its mind.
That used to scare me (and make me angry). Until I realized that none of it really matters.
Because what does matter... what really builds life-changing wealth for ordinary investors like us... is focusing on the long-term, big-picture historical trends.
Like American energy independence.
And strangely enough, that means making great investments is easy.
You just need some sound guidance to point you to where the best long-term opportunities are, some spare cash, and the mental discipline to turn off all the non-stop, 24-hour noise from the financial media.
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The red line in this chart represents the returns of the S&P 500. So if you had invested $10,000 in the overall stock market back in March 2002, you’d have $17,148 today.
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I’ll take the blue line!
And I’ll show you how you can take it too. Plus, I’ll share one other story about the Gardner brothers that you can use to your own advantage today.
But first, I want to quickly explain:
Thanks for reading my letter today. I hope the information I’ve provided so far has been helpful to you.
And sorry for all those bullet point lists.
Truth is, I’m not the world’s most eloquent writer. And I’ve been rushing to make sure this email got to you before the Congressional Natural Resources Committee reviews Resolution #1820 this month.
It’s called “The Safeguards Act.” And it’s the growth catalyst savvy investors are monitoring closely...
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