Crude surging today, closing at the highest level in nearly five months and above its 200-day moving average for the first time since July 2014.
So is it finally safe to buy energy stocks? The Halftime Report experts agree it's time to go bottom fishing in the sector.
"Buy energy companies with strong management teams and good balance sheets that could weather the storm," said Stephanie Link, Active Equities Portfolio Manager at TIAA Global Asset Management, a firm with $861 billion in assets under management. "For example, Anadarko Petroleum is up 44% from its lows but it has a long way to go."