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North European Oil Royalty Trust: A Strong Inflation Hedge

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  • Seeking Alpha recently announced a “top stock for a high inflation environment” competition.
  • North European Oil Royalty Trust is a solid candidate for this contest.
  • This is because energy stocks tend to do well in inflationary environments.
  • Moreover, NRT is one of Germany’s few domestic gas producers, making it of critical importance given Germany’s dependence on Russian energy and the war in Ukraine.
  • Finally, the trust has a simple business model and pays out significant and variable dividends that supplement the possibility of capital appreciation.

Oil drilling derricks at desert oilfield for fossil fuels output and crude oil production from the ground

NRT is one of Germany’s few domestic gas producers, making it of critical importance given Germany’s dependence on Russian energy and the war in Ukraine.

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North European Oil Royalty Trust (NYSE:NRT) is

Hartford Funds “Which Equity Sectors Can Combat Higher Inflation?”

“Which Equity Sectors Can Combat Higher Inflation?” (Hartford Funds)

Source: Fidelity “Top Sectors Amid Inflation”

“Top Sectors Amid Inflation” (Fidelity)

NRT’s valuation table via Seeking Alpha.

NRT’s valuation table. (Seeking Alpha)

This article was written by

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Philip MacKellar is an analyst, portfolio manager, and investor at Contra the Heard Investment Newsletter. He has been with the company since 2011 and has been investing since 2004. The newsletter’s primary focus is on contrarian and value-oriented investment opportunities traded in the United States and Canada. In addition, Philip sometimes engages in M&A, other special situations, and holds bonds, preferred shares, and convertible securities. Contra the Heard is a Toronto based company and was founded in 1995. Philip also blogs about personal finance topics on his own website called mymoneymoves.ca in his free time. You can also follow Philip at the Globe & Mail, on Twitter @Rallekcam, and catch him on YouTube at Contra the Heard.

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