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Are Oil and Energy Stocks Cheap?

Crude oil prices (NYSEARCA:USO) have crashed 50% over the past 9-months and energy stocks (NYSEARCA:XLE) were the only S&P 500 sector to post a loss in 2014.

The bear market in energy commodities (NYSEARCA:JJE) has prompted certain Wall Street analysts to argue that energy and oil stocks (NYSEARCA:XOP) represent a good value.

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Have Energy Stocks Finally Bottomed?

Energy stocks slid 8.7% last year and was the only S&P 500 (NYSEARCA:VOO) industry sector to lose value in 2014.

Have energy stocks (NYSEARCA:XLE) really bottomed?

FactSet reports:

“Despite declining oil prices over the past few months, industry analysts are most optimistic regarding the Energy sector in 2015,

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Stock Prices Are Cheap! Valuation Geeks Get it Wrong Again

“Stocks are cheap by historical standards” is the latest fiction being promoted by valuation geeks. Is it true?

Meb Faber, proprietor of the Cambria Global Value ETF (NYSEARCA:GVAL), and a valuation guru tweeted the 5-year CAPE ratio for the usually frothy technology sector (NYSEARCA:XLK) is just 22 today compared to an elevated 96 at the height of the dotcom boom back in March 2000.

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Emerging Market Stocks: Bargain or Value Trap?

I was recently lectured on Twitter by a Wall Street strategist about why emerging market stocks (NYSEARCA:EEM) are a raging buy. Among his top arguments for being and staying long were extremely negative sentiment and chart patterns. He was particularly adamant about “depressed values” in Chinese stocks.

Interestingly,

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