SOURCE: Maybach Financial Group

Maybach Financial Group

October 26, 2007 13:29 ET

Alberta Royalties Focusing on Connacher Oil and Gas Limited, Highpine Oil & Gas Limited, and West Energy Ltd.

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New York markets also headed sharply higher on strong earnings from Microsoft and a positive outlook from the biggest mortgage lender in the U.S., Countrywide Financial Corp. Microsoft announced its profit jumped 23 per cent, due to the sales of the new Halo 3 video game, Windows and Office.

Despite Alberta's intentions to take about $1.4 billion more from the province's energy industry by the end of the decade, bumping royalties 20 per cent by 2010, the Toronto stock market was higher Friday morning. Alberta government's controversial decision to hike royalties, luckily, did not dispel investors within the sector -- at least not for long.

The energy sector plunged immediately after the opening bell, but bounced back strongly into positive territory, and then fell slightly again.

Over the past few years, a lot of focus has been on the oil and gas sector in the Alberta.

Connacher Oil and Gas Limited (TSX: CLL) was affected in the same way and dropped to a day-low of $3.75 in midmorning trades, but rose back to $3.96, remaining relatively unchanged. Earlier in the week they announced they have delivered and sold to market its first truckload of diluted bitumen from its Great Divide Pod One SAGD project, located approximately 50 miles south of Fort McMurray, Alberta.

Highpine Oil & Gas Limited (TSX: HPX) took a big hit falling down to a $8.40 in midmorning trades, but reacted and rebounded back above the nine-dollar mark. Despite the rebound, Highpine was still down over 15% in midmorning trades. Highpine is a Calgary-based oil and natural gas company engaged in exploration for and the acquisition, development and production of natural gas and crude oil in western Canada.

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West Energy Ltd. (TSX: WTL) is another company focused its efforts in the Alberta with their prolific light oil Pembina Nisku reef fairway of west central Alberta. They also fell sharply in midmorning trades dropping to a low of $2.82 but rebounded to around the three dollar range, down around 15%. Visit to keep updated and receive a complimentary subscription plus two bonus reports.

After witnessing the recent plunge in the markets influenced by the resource sector, the falling housing slump and employment issues, smart investors and hedge funds are shifting interests into other sectors.

The markets are changing and investors are scared. The Bull Run that we have been use to over the past four years is starting to become more like a stampede in the other direction.

Stock markets are normally volatile, but investors have enjoyed a four-year run of below normal volatility and steady upward movement. Ups and downs, yes. But the Bull Run has been great over the past three to four years and has not ended as abruptly as many have predicted.

But while the end of the Bull Run has been predicted for more than a year, long-term investors shouldn't be worried. Of course, only if you know what you are doing.

First off, don't throw all your eggs into one basket.

Secondly, and most importantly, pick winners that last.

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We've seen oil markets spike, we've seen oil markets fall. We've seen wars, we've seen terrorist attacks. Chances are that the events that occur have a short term impact when you consider the overall factors of a 5-year forecast.

Most investors -- and unfortunately far too many brokers -- go on a buying spree the minute a rally starts in a particular sector. Correspondingly, they panic at the first sign of a downturn and tend to sell off some great stocks -- right before the dead cat bounces.

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It's also about adding stocks to your portfolio that have little or no effect against the state of the economy.

It's about technology

The world as we know it has changed. Gone are the days of tradition and old school values. Thanks to technology, people no longer communicate via a simple phone call or meet their life partners in social settings. Take a look at some of the most recent headlines.

Technology has been the only sector continuing its steady climb and relatively unaffected by economic pressures.

Social networking and user-generated content has taken over the world. And big shot web start-ups have become multi-billion dollar profits for their creators and shareholders.

We all know that the tech boom is back and back with a vengeance with Web 2.0 start ups leading the way.

The big boys are snapping up the little ones much like Microsoft did in their early Windows days. The next few years are going to be intense and believe us when we say that, "the tech boom is back and bigger than EVER!"

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