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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

The U.S. Steel Industry Faces an Uncertain Future

The WTO had ruled against U.S. import tariffs of cheap imported steel. This is bad news for U.S. Steel and its peers.

Joy Global Faces an Uncertain Future

Joy Global reported a good set of fiscal second quarter results, but the company's future remains uncertain.

Why You Shouldn't Be Worried About Transocean's Ugly Report

Transocean's recent fleet status update did not make for good reading but the company is well positioned for the long term.

Boom Times Are Ahead for the Oil Services Industry

Baker Hughes and Schlumberger are set to benefit as the shale oil boom spreads around the rest of the world.

Will Western Refining Transform Itself Into an Partnership?

Western Refining has the potential to unlock a huge amount of value for investors.

Warren Buffett Is Quietly Pouring Billions Into This Energy Boom

Warren Buffett has only made indirect investments in the shale oil boom, here's how you can profit.

Here's What you Need to Know About the Reynolds American-Lorillard Deal

Reynolds and Lorillard are planning a merger, and here's what you need to know about the deal.

How to Profit From the Oil Exploration Boom

Oil companies are set to spend $1 trillion on oil exploration during 2017 -- here are three ways to play the trend.

Casablanca Is Winning the Battle for Cliffs Natural Resources

Casablanca Capital has won over many shareholders in the battle for Cliffs Natural Resources.

Here's Why the Price of Iron Ore Has Been Falling

BHP Billiton, Rio Tinto, and Vale have been increasing their iron ore output to drive the price down and peers out of business.

Here's How Teekay LNG Partners Is Avoiding the Market Downturn

The spot rates for LNG tankers are collapsing and some operators are at risk of getting into trouble, here's how Teekay is avoiding trouble.

How the FDA Is Dealing With E-cigs

The FDA is trying to put e-cig rules in place that could dramatically impact Altria, Reynolds American, and Lorillard.

Philip Morris' Diversification Guarantees Long-Term Success

Philip Morris' recent update regarding its reduced-risk products is highly encouraging.

Altria Could Receive a Multi-Billion Dollar Payoff

Altria could be on the verge of selling its holding in SABMiller, which would be a billion dollar payoff for the company.

Why ExxonMobil Is Set for Years of Lackluster Growth

As ExxonMobil's production stagnates the company's earnings are not going anywhere.

Should Investors Be Worried About Seadrill's Liquidity?

Seadrill had to cancel a bond issue, but does that mean investors should be concerned about the company's liquidity?

Why Stone Energy Will Struggle to Grow

Stone Energy is running out of cash, and it is likely that the company will struggle to meet lofty growth targets.

Gold Miners Look for New Reserves at Home

Barrick and Newmont are finding new gold reserves within Nevada.

Ultra Petroleum Looks Cheap, but Is It Really?

Ultra looks cheap compared to its peers but the company's low valuation reflects its high level of debt.

Investors Shouldn't Ignore These 2 Refiners

HollyFrontier and Marathon have many strengths, and investors shouldn't turn their backs on the companies just yet.