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Oilmageddon And The Global Economy

Oilmageddon And The Global Economy

I grew up on the Gulf Coast, beginning in Florida, then over to Texas, then part way back to Louisiana. We weren’t testing beaches, we were following boats. My stepfather joined our family when I was quite young, essentially becoming my parent. He took a job on a shrimp boat in the Florida panhandle and […]

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Oil Price Frenzy: Big Opportunity Or Sucker’s Bet?

| December 7, 2016 | 0 Comments
Oil Price Frenzy: Big Opportunity Or Sucker’s Bet?

Wall Street is giddy over the latest oil price bounce, but you should be leery. The energy market has played Lucy-with-the-football before. Crude oil surged last Wednesday after the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) reached an agreement to curtail production by 1.2 million barrels a day. OPEC currently produces 33.6 million barrels a day, […]

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Natural Gas Investing: Private Equity Firms Smell Blood

| May 11, 2012 | 0 Comments

No doubt about it, the past two years have been a complete disaster for many natural gas exploration and production (E&P) companies.  With the price of their product falling through the floor, producers are taking it on the chin. Revenues are sinking, margins are getting mauled, and balance sheets are broken- all due to the […]

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Just Go With It… 3 Indicators Signaling A Buy In Natural Gas

| April 4, 2011 | 0 Comments

It’s hard to fight with some things in life. Topping my personal list is arguing with your spouse.  Seriously, how fun is that fight?  And it’s also hard to fight a trend.  It’s doubly true in the financial world. “The trend is your friend”, to fire off an old cliché… New trends start daily and […]

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Smart Investing In The Smart Grid

| September 14, 2010 | 0 Comments

It’s no secret electricity usage is surging worldwide.  In fact, growth in electricity demand is outpacing overall growth in energy demand. Think about it, people are consuming electricity for space heating and cooling, cooking, refrigeration, lighting, water heating, and to power all the great consumer electronics. Consider this… Two-thirds (66%) of our economy depends on […]

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Is 20,369% Growth Really Possible?

| September 13, 2010 | 0 Comments

A week or so ago, my assistant Stephanie dropped the mail on my desk.  It was the usual assortment of advertisements, bills, papers, journals, and magazines.  I dug through the pile (Did I mention I get a lot of mail?) and suddenly something caught my eye… It was Inc. Magazine. For those of you who […]

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Go With A Winner!

| August 20, 2010 | 0 Comments

The Dow first crossed 10,000 nearly eleven and a half years ago. I remember watching CNBC as this historic event occurred.  It was March 16, 1999.  Traders on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange began cheering and tossing homemade confetti.  Everyone was celebrating the markets historic moment. I doubt they would have been […]

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Why You Should Consider Investing In ABB

| May 27, 2009 | 0 Comments

The big news in Phoenix for the last few weeks hasn’t been the heat, the foreclosures, or the horrible record of the Diamondbacks.  Nope.  Another sports team is grabbing all of the headlines.  Our own Phoenix Coyotes. For those of you who don’t know, the Coyotes are the local NHL team. Recently, the Coyotes ownership […]

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Oil & Gasoline Prices Will Head Higher

| September 10, 2008 | 0 Comments

A few weeks ago I wrote about a huge success we had.  At the beginning of the year I wrote about the Airlines.  I knew they’d face some big problems from rising oil.  Boy was I right.  We even recommended puts on United Airlines in our Elite Options Trader service. Those puts yielded in less […]

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Is Ethanol Really A Viable Alternative Fuel?

| August 29, 2008 | 0 Comments

About 4 years ago I was sitting in a big hotel ballroom.  I was attending an alternative energy conference in Washington DC.  The movement to new energy technology was just starting, and the conference was still small in size.  My job was to identify the most promising companies . . . and meet with their […]

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