Published: June 14, 2010
I doubt you've ever heard of Rockhopper Exploration.
Rockhopper is a small U.K.-based oil company. But what's
unique about its business is that the company is a major player
in the drilling around the Falkland Islands.
You likely remember the Falkland Islands as the centerpiece
of the Falklands War between Argentina and Britain back in the
'80s. In that conflict, the British exerted their control over
the islands, but not before about 1,000 soldiers lost their
lives. A few months ago, a new chapter in the story was written.
Several small British companies (including Rockhopper)
exploring in the waters north of the Falklands said they found
oil. Early estimates suggest the site contains 3.5 billion
In response, the Argentine government began to block some
ships from bringing in drilling equipment while denying that the
British have any right to drill for oil around the islands. Now
why would the Argentina (along with some tough words from
Venezuela's Hugo Chavez) begin ruffling feathers over oil
exploration in the Falkland Islands?
The only reason is because this opportunity is going to
change the game for the economics of the region and the
companies involved. In fact, I had a stake in shares of
Rockhopper. And after favorable test results from its wells, I
was able to close the shares out for a nearly +300% gain, even
though it was a pretty bad time in the market.
That's what can happen when you invest in what I like to call
"game-changers." These are companies with
futures so strong and
prospects so bright that their stocks seem like they can only
move in one direction: up.
Of course, Rockhoppper isn't the only game-changing stock out
there. I think the opportunities are so great, I put together a
short video that offers details on several of the opportunities
I've found (including a little more on Rockhopper).
Simply click here to watch.
Now, I don't have enough room to tell you
everything I want to about investing in game-changing stocks
right here. That's why I've arranged a
free webcast that will take place on June 15th at 4 p.m. In
the webcast, I'll be able to talk more in-depth about the stocks
I mentioned in the clip above, making it well worth your time to
Simply visit this link to reserve your spot before it's too
late (several thousand investors already have). I hope to see
-- Andy Obermueller
Chief Investment Strategist