In this video, Motley Fool energy analyst Taylor Muckerman highlights a major issue for any investor following energy stocks: the idea that derivative trading, and hedging strategies to offset the volatility of the commodities these companies trade in, can really skew their year-over-year results, despite having deceptively high growth and revenues. Muckerman takes us through some key examples of what can happen when investors don't take these important skewing factors into consideration.

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