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7 Top Energy Stocks to Buy and Hold Forever



Let’s face facts. No matter how much we try to conserve energy and burn cleaner fuels, at the end of the day, the planet consumes a lot of energy. And that’s not going to change anytime soon.

According to energy giant Exxon Mobil Corporation (XOM), global energy demand will rise by more than 25% between 2014 and 2040. Driving that will be increased usage by non-OECD countries and emerging-market nations as they finally … well, emerge. Rising standards of living will also spark demand for electricity and transportation fuel.

Energy-efficiency measures will help stem the tide, but the sheer growth in demand is still going be massive.


All of this bodes well for energy stocks as a whole.

That’s great for investors, and so is this: Right now, investors still can get into a number of energy stocks for relatively cheap prices. Across oil, natural gas and solar, most companies haven’t fully recovered from the 2014-16 rout in energy prices.

If you have your eye toward the very long term, however — namely, retirement — you need to build a portfolio of energy stocks that will either provide long-lasting growth or reliable dividends. Swing trades can help augment your returns, but you need a base to rely on.

I’ve compiled a list of seven energy stocks — from various parts of the energy arena — to buy and then hold on to forever.

This slide show is from InvestorPlace, not the Kiplinger editorial staff.


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