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.
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.
Octagon 88 and Americas Petrogas are 2 companies in the sector primed for long-term gains.
These stocks meet the criteria for high quality blue chip dividend buys.
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.
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