Weekend Edition: Me and My Money

BeatingTheIndex is featured this week! I would like to give a big thank you to Larry MacDonald for featuring BeatingTheIndex in the “Me and My Money” section of the Globe & Mail. Thanks for giving me the opportunity and for doing a great job with the interview.

Welcome Globe & Mail readers!
For those of you visiting for the first time, here are a few of my favorite posts written lately:

Xtreme Coil Drilling: Undervalued Drilling Company on the Cusp of Strong Growth

Investing in Canadian Well Completion & Drilling Companies

Hyperion Exploration Carries Strong Operational Momentum into 2012

Palliser Oil & Gas: Rejuvenating Old Oil Fields Using a Game Changing Methodology

DeeThree Exploration: Are Investors Missing the Forest for a Tree?

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In other news, last week the TSX Venture Exchange released the “TSX Venture 50″ for 2012 which includes the 10 top performers in each of several activity sectors. In establishing this ranking of the 2250 registered companies, the Exchange assigns equal weighting to market capitalization growth, share price appreciation, trading volume and analyst coverage. Here are the top 10 companies in the Oil & Gas sector:

  1. Petrolia Inc. (PEA)
  2. Azabache Energy Inc. (AZA)
  3. WesternZagros Resources Ltd. (WZR)
  4. Americas Petrogas Inc. (BOE)
  5. Aroway Energy Inc. (ARW)
  6. Petro One Energy Corp. (POP)
  7. Compass Petroleum Ltd. (CPO)
  8. Painted Pony Petroleum Ltd. (PPY.A)
  9. Mart Resources Inc. (MMT)
  10. CGX Energy Inc. (OYL)

Before rushing out to take a position in any of these companies, please remember that past performance does not guarantee future results. Case in point is Bowood Energy who was part of the list last year, just take a look at the chart….

News Roundup

Tight oil the future of energy in North America

Update: Cenovus ships first crude oil to China

Oil supply threats highest since the 1970s: Deutsche Bank

Fracking does not contaminate groundwater, says scientist

Oil Rises as Iran Supply Threat Grows, Greece Passes Austerity Measures

Blog Roundup

How I Quit My Job, and What I Plan to Do Next (Invest it Wisely)

Unconventional Wisdom In Personal Finance (Money Cone)

Why we optimize, do not maximize our RRSPs (My Own Advisor)

The Extra Money Blog is giving away some extra money: $2000 in prizes!

A Little bit of Geopolitics, a Little Bit of Potash (101 Centavos)

If I Had A Million Dollars (Canadian Finance Blog)

Carnival Roundup

Yakezie Carnival at 101 Centavos
Carnival of Financial Camaraderie at My University Money
Totally Money at Faith Money Values
Carnival of Wealth at Control Your Cash
Carnival of Retirement at My Retirement Blog

Have a great Weekend!