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Phil Skolnick: Buy the dip

Why Canaccord's head of North American energy research thinks the recent weakness in energy names is worth taking advantage of >

When he was younger, Max Fawcett wanted to make a mint in the markets. Now as the managing editor of Alberta Venture he gets to write about them. Close enough, right? He can be reached at

Canadian oil names getting butchered

What's behind the sell off? A familiar name has an idea  >

by Max Fawcett

Is TransCanada in play?

Activist investors south of the border appear to be taking aim at one of Canada's biggest pipeline companies. Also: notes on a company that probably should be in play.  >

by Max Fawcett

WestJet trades popularity for profits

Also: Carfinco Financial gets a tasty takeover premium from an unusual source  >

by Max Fawcett

Heavy oil has its day

Now that it's no longer stuck with steep differentials, the commodity is on its way to its best year ever. Here's how investors can play it  >

by Max Fawcett

Encana is building a war chest – but for what?

The company has built up almost $7 billion in cash. How, and where, will it get spent?  >

by Max Fawcett

WestJet shares continue to soar

Also: Rob Lauzon brings two under-the-radar oil and gas names to Market Call  >

by Max Fawcett

Athabasca Oil gets its money – now what?

Also, why natural gas bulls should be excited about the upcoming winter (and why the rest of us probably shouldn't)  >

by Max Fawcett

Brent Crude: Is the real risk to the upside?

That's certainly what a recent geopolitical development (and no, it's not the one you're thinking of) has one market watcher worried about. Also, two small-cap picks from Bruce Campbell  >

by Max Fawcett

The pause that refreshes

Sprott's Eric Nuttall thinks the easy money's been made for this year, and he's raising cash in preparation for the next opportunity. Should you do the same? Also, notes on Tourmaline Oil, PanTerra Resource and Whitecap Resources  >

by Max Fawcett