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Royal Dutch Shell (RDS-A)

The situation for Royal Dutch Shell is similar to that of Chevron, but worse in one very significant way: the company is headquartered in the Netherlands, as the name suggests, but it gathers a great deal of its revenue in dollars, and dollars aren’t worth nearly as much as they were even three weeks ago. The share price of RDS-A has fallen $72.19 on January $25 to $64.65 as of close on Wednesday. That’s pretty far, but far enough to account for both the falling price of oil and the falling value of the dollar. The same is true of the company’s low forward P/E of 12.51: it’s a relic of a time, not long ago, before the company woke up to two major headaches.


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Julian Close became a stockbroker in 1995. In his 20 years of market experience, he has seen all market conditions and written about every aspect of investing. Julian has also written extensively on corporate best practices and even written reports for the United Nations. He graduated from Davidson College in 1993 and received a Master of Arts in Teaching from Mary Baldwin College in 2011. You can see closing trades for all Julian's long and short positions and track his long term performance via twitter: @JulianClose_MIC.