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Re: Yield Chasers Rejoice: Oil Stocks at 6.44% !!!

Posted: Fri Oct 16, 2020 9:15 am
by LadyGeek
RickyGold wrote: Fri Oct 16, 2020 5:47 am " It's not as prolific oHaving fallen steadily since 1971, in line with [word is prohibited here by Forum rules, but concept advanced by M K H*bbert re world oil production] predictions. And then, suddenly, US oil production starts rising again (and is now pretty close to its all time peak?). That's fracking."

The words "Peak Oil" is not allowed to be spoken on Bogleheads forum? Why?
Because Peak Oil is a highly controversial topic that resulted in many contentious discussions. Several years ago, it was one of the entries in the Non-actionable (Trolling) Topics guidelines, but was later removed when Peak Oil was no longer discussed. Please refrain from broaching this topic.

If there are any further questions, please PM me. Don't post in the thread. Thanks.

(I removed a post attempting to answer RickyGold, but it's best left for a moderator.)

Re: Yield Chasers Rejoice: Oil Stocks at 6.44% !!!

Posted: Fri Oct 16, 2020 11:07 am
by RickyGold
LadyGeek wrote: Fri Oct 16, 2020 9:15 am
RickyGold wrote: Fri Oct 16, 2020 5:47 am " It's not as prolific oHaving fallen steadily since 1971, in line with [word is prohibited here by Forum rules, but concept advanced by M K H*bbert re world oil production] predictions. And then, suddenly, US oil production starts rising again (and is now pretty close to its all time peak?). That's fracking."

The words "Peak Oil" is not allowed to be spoken on Bogleheads forum? Why?
Because Peak Oil is a highly controversial topic that resulted in many contentious discussions. Several years ago, it was one of the entries in the Non-actionable (Trolling) Topics guidelines, but was later removed when Peak Oil was no longer discussed. Please refrain from broaching this topic.

If there are any further questions, please PM me. Don't post in the thread. Thanks.

(I removed a post attempting to answer RickyGold, but it's best left for a moderator.)
Thank you and I'm still learning the rules in this forum. Yes, I will IM any questions going forward...mea culpa!

Re: Yield Chasers Rejoice: Oil Stocks at 6.44% !!!

Posted: Mon Dec 07, 2020 5:41 pm
by secondopinion
Impatience wrote: Tue Oct 13, 2020 9:23 pm How many people on this forum are going to get burned badly by their insistence on betting on oil? I expect quite a lot.
It is a mixed bag as to VDE's long-term future. I will say that the industry is not going anywhere fast (positively or negatively) since I have ground-level knowledge of this sector. It could definitely burn investors as VDE is volatile; it could reward them, however.

I know some other countries are more oil heavy, so investing in international ETFs could give you the desired outcome; I say to do this first.

Most investors (especially if diversified globally) have plenty of oil already and do not need VDE to further that "oil risk". VDE is left for those who have some solid reason to overweight it beyond the market weight; if you are not a speculator, then very likely you do not need it.