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Got $5,000? Here Are 3 Energy Stocks to Buy and Hold for the Long Term

Rekha Khandelwal, The Motley Fool
·4 min read
Got $5,000? Here Are 3 Energy Stocks to Buy and Hold for the Long Term
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Energy stocks tend to be volatile largely due to capricious oil and gas prices. To get a sense of the kind of returns you can generate, consider the long-term returns of top energy stocks: Chevron (NYSE: CVX), Valero Energy (NYSE: VLO), and Enbridge (NYSE: ENB). Since the beginning of 2000, these three stocks have generated total returns of 433%, 2,470%, and 1,600%, respectively, compared to the S&P 500 index's total return of 307%.