The Investor and Global turmoil

The present situation that is prevailing all across the globe is not very encouraging for any individual. First it was the near-economic depression that had brought nations to their knees. Now it is the turmoil and unrest that is prevailing in the Middle East which is fueling worldwide sentiments. All these years, ever since the start of the recession, global economies have tumbled and stock markets across the globe have seen their toughest days. The reason is that investors are unwilling to invest their hard earned money to the stock market. Indeed, the main reason behind this is that many have lost huge sums of money through the shares they had accumulated over the years. Some have lost fortunes and there are many others who have incurred huge debts due to their stock market operations.

All these factors have caused a sense of doubt and fear in the minds of the average investor who has become very careful about his or her strategy in the stock market. Because of this market fear, the stock market has fewer individuals who are ready to take a chance during such hard and uncertain times. But according to market analysts and stock market experts, instead of shying away from the stock markets at this point of time, their advice is conduct thorough research about the best sectors to invest in during such uncertain times. By doing so, investors can very well get to know their shares that are doing well, even under this deep economic crisis.

Indeed, market experts believe that the best sector to be invested in presently is the energy sector. Whether by purchasing stocks in major oil producers or directly investing in oil wells available for purchase, industry experts are encouraging this sector. This is due to the reason that energy is one thing primarily required by millions of people all over the world. For meeting their daily requirements, many households need propane for heating, others need fuel for their vehicles, and many also need electricity generation. As a result, it can be clearly seen that energy is irreplaceable for modern mankind and for the economy. Added to this, the turmoil in the Middle East is a sure signal that crude oil prices across the world are likely to increase in the long term. Energy investments should be given the top priority by any form of investor during such times.

Such investments can also be considered to be relatively safe, since there will be no letting down in the energy needs across the globe. This could be the main reason that experts truly believe energy investments should give good returns for any individual or institutional investor.  Thus, it could very well be concluded that by doing the right type of energy investments, and choosing the right company shares, an investor could make huge fortunes, even during such unstable political and economic situations currently prevailing across the world.

- Chris Termeer

Chris Termeer

Chris Termeer is an oil and gas consultant, industry commentator and analyst. His book, Fundamentals of Investing in Oil and Gas provides a comprehensive overview of all aspects of the oil and gas industry, including exploration, drilling, production, storage, transportation and refining, to name but a few.

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