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Rupert Hargreaves

Rupert Hargreaves


Rupert has been writing for the Motley Fool since December 2012. He primarily covers tobacco and resource companies with a passion for value-oriented investments.

Recent articles

Why 2014 Will Be a Profitable Year for Refiners

Crude can't leave the U.S. and is building up at ports pushing down prices, Valero Energy, Phillips 66, and World Point Terminals are set to benefit.

ConocoPhillips vs. Hess: Which Should You Pick for Income and Growth?

ConocoPhillips and Hess are two oil behemoths with two different growth strategies, but which is the better play for investors looking for both income and growth?

Joy Global Inc Is Roaring Back to Life

Joy Global's future looks bright, and the company's earnings are set to surge.

The Winner and Losers of the Australian LNG Boom

ExxonMobil, Chevron, and Royal Dutch Shell are losers, but ConocoPhillips is a winner of the Australian LNG boom.

What $75 Oil Will Mean for Chevron and ExxonMobil

Barron's believes that the price of oil will slide to $75 per barrel; how much will this cost ExxonMobil, Chevron, and ConocoPhillips?

Talisman Energy Inc Is Seriously Undervalued, and Here's Why

Talisman Energy in comparison to its close peers when factoring in the company's reserves.

It May Be Years Before the FDA Decides on Menthol Regulations

The FDA is undertaking several long-term studies to asses the risks of menthol. This means more uncertainty for Lorillard's investors.

ExxonMobil vs. Chevron: Which Should You Pick for Income and Growth?

Exxon and Chevron are two oil behemoths with two different growth strategies, but which is the better play for investors looking for both income and growth?

This Indicator Shows That Gold Is Due for a Rally

Demand for gold is surging, and Royal Gold is a great way to play this trend.

Which Tobacco Company Should Growth Investors Buy?

Smoking as a habit is in terminal decline, but Altria is positioned to grow beyond peers, Lorillard and Reynolds American.

Universal Corp Is Changing With the Times

Universal Corp is changing from a traditional tobacco supplier into a company with pharmaceutical-grade production.

3 of Offshore Drilling's Biggest Players Are Now Negative on the Industry Outlook

It is widely expected that the offshore drilling industry is set for a slowdown, and comments from Transocean and Seadrill confirm this.

ExxonMobil vs. Royal Dutch Shell: Which Will Produce a Better Return?

ExxonMobil and Royal Dutch Shell are two of the largest oil companies in the world; but which one will produce the better returns for investors?

LNG Projects Are Progressing, and the Payoffs Should Be Worth the Trouble

ExxonMobil, Chevron, ConocoPhillips, and Royal Dutch Shell all have expensive LNG mega-projects coming on stream in the near future.

Green Shoots Appear in the Shipping Market

Shipping industry fundamentals are improving, bringing Diana, DryShips, and Navios Maritime Partners back in play.

Yet More Problems Hit the World's Largest Oil Project

ExxonMobil, Royal Dutch Shell, Total, and Eni are developing the world's largest oil project, but it's becoming a money pit.

Exploring for Oil Within Iraq Is a Risky Business, but Will It Pay Off?

Chevron, Talisman Energy, and Total are all exploring for oil within Iraq and the payoff could be huge, but lives are at risk.

Are the Dividends You Are Investing in as Safe as You Think?

Seadrill, Transocean and Ensco all offer attractive looking dividend yields but how sustainable are they?

Shell vs. Chevron: Which Should You Pick for Income and Growth?

Royal Dutch Shell and Chevron are two of the world's largest oil companies, but if you're looking for income and growth which should you go with?

New Data From Australia Shows Big Tobacco Is Set to Benefit From Plain Packaging Laws

After the first year of enforced plain-packing laws, sales of tobacco in Australia have gone up, great news for Philip Morris, British American Tobacco, and Imperial Tobacco.