How to Find the Best Energy Stocks

Energy stocks give investors exposure to oil and gas prices, but how do you find the best ones? We answer that question here.

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Have you ever looked at rising gas prices and thought to yourself, "man, someone is getting rich off this, and it sure isn't me"? Well, guess what? You don't have to be left out. With the best energy stocks, you can indeed build a little wealth from pain at the pump.

Just make sure you have an iron stomach.

Energy stocks cover a wide range of businesses that all have a singular connection – a tie to one or more of several energy commodities. Today, we're going to talk about what energy stocks are, why you'd want to invest in them and what to consider when seeking out the best stocks to buy in the energy sector.

Kyle Woodley

Kyle Woodley is the Editor-in-Chief of WealthUp, a site dedicated to improving the personal finances and financial literacy of people of all ages. He also writes the weekly The Weekend Tea newsletter, which covers both news and analysis about spending, saving, investing, the economy and more.

Kyle was previously the Senior Investing Editor for, and the Managing Editor for before that. His work has appeared in several outlets, including Yahoo! Finance, MSN Money, Barchart, The Globe & Mail and the Nasdaq. He also has appeared as a guest on Fox Business Network and Money Radio, among other shows and podcasts, and he has been quoted in several outlets, including MarketWatch, Vice and Univision. He is a proud graduate of The Ohio State University, where he earned a BA in journalism. 

You can check out his thoughts on the markets (and more) at @KyleWoodley.