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It’s hard to believe that even after dramatically outperforming the broad stock market for almost two years now, energy stocks still trade at a massive discount.

In that context, however, it’s not hard to understand why executives in the sector have been, and still remain, such avid buyers of their own shares.

They’re simply doing what Warren Buffett famously recommended by getting greedy as retail investors once again get fearful.

Of course, Mr. Buffett, himself, is demonstrating how he puts his famous saying into practice.

Clearly he doesn’t suffer from the same failure of imagination that retail investors currently do.