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10 Ways to Play the Fracking Boom

A number of options, from Big Oil stocks to small M&A prospects

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‘Wildcatters’ Holdings

Small and nimble, wildcat E&P firms serve as some of the main providers of new supplies. These companies find new deposits and bring them into production, often on a shoestring budget. Major producers see these junior corporations as a way to add to their overall reserves and often will partner with or buy out these mid-tier producers. And for investors, these junior E&P firms might provide a portfolio boost. After all, it only takes one gusher to turn a small company into a superstar and send its stock rising.

With the recent closure announcement of the Jefferies TR/J CRB Wildcatters E&P Equity ETF (NYSE:WCAT), one of the easiest ways to play a broad basket of these firms is gone

However, the bulk of the ETF’s holdings — such as Rosetta Resources (NASDAQ:ROSE), EXCO Resources (NYSE:XCO) and Gran Tierra Energy (NYSE:GTE) — still can be had for a song relative to their future prospects and read like a who’s who of buyout targets and upcoming players.

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