Shares of the oil company haven't fully rebounded since 2010's Deepwater Horizon spill, which might be good news for long-term investors.
That's because world demand for it is pretty much insatiable.
With a noticeable increase in global energy spending and Carl Icahn's imprimatur, the stock has huge long-term potential.
While Shell's 31 percent profit decline might have been seen as a 'bombshell,' these shares still offer plenty of value and safety at current levels.
This week's highlights include quarterly reports from the two biggest companies by market capitalization, Apple and Exxon Mobil, which are expect to post declining earnings.
There are some products we simply can't live without.
Only 11 companies are interested in Brazil's event, and none of the majors want anything to do with it.
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