According to a recent Morgan Stanley investor poll, the energy sector trails only technology as the favorite place to put investment dollars in 2013. Energy stocks can be complicated at first blush, but they are certainly worth a closer look if you don't already own some.  In this video, contributor Aimee Duffy makes three key points for investors who may be new to the energy industry to consider before they jump in.

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