Ask a Fool: Should I Sell My Stake in YPF?


International diversification is an integral part of most portfolios, but it is not without its own unique risks. YPF , the Argentine oil and natural gas producer is the topic in our latest "Ask a Fool" series. When determining whether or not our reader, Naji Muwanas, should remain invested after turning a 50% profit thus far, our analyst Taylor Muckerman took a look at a balance of both positive and negative aspects of this company.

Still entrenched in a legal battle with Repsol after Argentina nationalized its assets in YPF, the company's asset base could be at risk if concessions must be made. However, the future of Argentina's oil and natural gas industry appears to be bright. With these aspects -- along with more that can be found in the video below -- in mind, Taylor believes that Naji's position should be trimmed in order to secure some profits. This stock could be volatile for a while, so staying invested with "free" money might be the best route.

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Domestic oil and gas service companies have taken a hit due to a slowdown in the natural gas drilling boom of the last couple of years. As this market looks to rebound, investors would be wise to consider Halliburton, one of the top companies in the business and one of those most in tune with the domestic market. To access The Motley Fool's new premium research report on this industry stalwart, simply click here now and learn everything you need to know about how Halliburton is positioning itself both at home and abroad.

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