With power producers reeling from recent trading and oil prices continuing to rise, this week's Happy Hour helps investors navigate the oil sector.

Happy Hour co-hosts Chris Edmonds and Eric Gillin consult Dan Pickering, director of research at Simmons & Co., a Houston energy boutique and a member of


energy roundtable, to handicap the energy sector.

The discussion tackles issues such as inflated trading volumes by the likes of




Reliant Resources


. Dan also offers names of oil, gas and power companies that will energize your portfolio.

Then, with the recent launch of Star Wars' "Episode II: Attack of the Clones," Happy Hour looks at the dollars at stake in merchandise licensing.

And don't miss the weekly Markets Roundtable with Howard Alter, president of Alter Asset Management, and Ted Bridges, chief investment strategist at Bridges Investment Counsel.

Join the show at 5 p.m. Thursday by clicking on the Happy Hour tile.

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