The drop in gas prices not only has motorists happy, it has some would-be investors looking at a potential profit.
Many amateur investors know that falling gas prices have followed a drastic drop in the price of a barrel of oil to around eighty dollars.
And that has some wondering whether it might be time to invest some of their hard-earned money in oil companies.
The hope and near-certainty is that prices will head back up and any oil stocks gobbled up now will be big money-makers over the next year or so.
But financial experts are warning you not to be so quick to jump on board the oil stock express.
That's because oil company stock prices are actually, in most cases, at a 52-week high.
Some financial advisors say you may want to be thinking about a natural resource fund instead of strictly oil companies.
That way your investment is more diverse and includes things like natural gas and gold and silver.