Insights and Commentary

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MONTHLY COMMENTARY

“December was a decent month, but all we can think about is GOOD RIDDANCE TO 2020. The energy sector held its strong November gains, with December seeing Diversified Energy +4.6% (S&P1500 Energy, S15ENRS), and strong rallies from Oilfield Services +11.7% (OIH) and E&P +8.2% (XOP), with Midstream also gaining +2.5% (AMZ). The S&P500 gained +3.7%, with WTI closing up a nice +7.0% at ~$48.52/bbl. Front month Henry Hub natural gas fell -11.9% to finish the year at $2.54/mcf.
The end of the year is always a good time to take a deep breath, reflect and think about the future. 2020 literally had plagues and (market share) wars, which occurred on the back of a five-year cyclical downturn. Unprecedented demand contraction and soft (and at times negative) oil prices broke the back of the energy sector. Investors fled, selling equities almost regardless of price or value. ESG considerations accelerated the exodus….”

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