Senate Passes Climate Bill. The Rush to Renewable Energy Is On.

The climate and tax package passed by the Senate on Sunday will unlock some $370 billion in funding for clean energy and accelerate a historic shift in how the world is powered. Along with a parallel initiative in Europe, the bill could trigger private investments that reach into the trillions. The transition to renewable energy … Read more

Apple, Visa, Microsoft, Exxon Mobil, Chipotle, and Other Stocks for Investors to Watch This Week

It will be a busy week on both the micro and macro fronts. Second-quarter earnings season ramps up, as more than 150 S&P 500 firms report, including Big Tech. The Federal Reserve’s policy committee will announce an interest-rate decision on Wednesday afternoon, and economists will get a look at a bevy of new data. Wednesday will … Read more

Exxon May Be Making ‘More Than God.’ But Apple and Alphabet Are More Profitable.

Text size President Biden, who is hurting politically due to high inflation, took a swipe at industry leader Exxon Mobil on Friday. Brandon Bell/Getty Images Exxon Mobil may be making “more than God this year,” as President Joe Biden said Friday in Los Angeles, but it’s far from the most profitable company in the country. … Read more

Chevron, Micron and 18 More Stocks Goldman Recommends to Ride Out the Storm

Text size Qualcomm is one of the 20 stocks on Goldman Sachs’ ‘margin of safety’ list. Pau Barrena /AFP via Getty Images Exxon Mobil , Qualcomm , Micron and Chevron are just some of the 20 “margin of safety” stocks Goldman Sachs recommends as macroeconomic and geopolitical headwinds have roiled U.S. stocks markets. The Russian … Read more

Oil prices are surging — these eight stocks are still bargains for long-term investors

The combination of underinvestment in new oil wells and rising demand underscores what might be a long period of high prices for energy commodities. Meanwhile, many oil and gas stocks are still trading at low valuations to expected earnings despite a sector-wide rally stretching back to the end of 2020. Even though the energy sector … Read more

These 6 ‘Dividend Aristocrats’ Have a Strong Pipeline for Cash. That’s a Plus.

Exxon Mobil is among the companies whose yield on free cash flow indicates strong support for the payout’s resilience. Here, an Exxon refinery in Rotterdam, Netherlands. Dean Mouhtaropoulos/Getty Images Text size Quarterly dividend payments can be a lifeline for investors who depend on income, retirees in particular. Those cash payments, however, don’t just appear out … Read more

Oil Is Surging. Why Oil Stocks Are Down.

Text size Oil prices are higher, but concerns about economic growth are weighing on oil stocks. Mario Tama/Getty Images Oil prices soared on Thursday after Russia invaded Ukraine. But oil stocks were in the doldrums. There are a few possible reasons for that, analysts and investors said. Brent crude was up 1%, to $98 a … Read more