Study Industry Trend

For starters, if you have some free money, or money that's not tightly budgeted, which you want to invest in energy, the first thing is to go and read about that industry, so as to get an idea of the trend. Pay attention to news, both business and other types of news, because company decisions are in formed by many issues, including legislative politics and technology. You must keep up with news, it helps you to decide when to get in and out. Company news is important for sound investment, but...

Wind Energy

This is produced when kinetic energy from the wind is harnessed by turbines to generate consumer electricity. Winds are created by uneven heating of the atmosphere by the sun, by irregularities on the Earth's surface, and by the rotation of the Earth. As a result, winds are strongly influenced and modified by local terrain, bodies of water, weather patterns, vegetative cover, and other factors. The wind flow, or motion of energy when harvested by wind turbines, can be used to generate...

Types Of Renewable Fuels Solar Energy

This is the energy radiated to the earth from the sun. Solar thermal devices use direct heat from the sun, concentrating it in some manner to produce heat at useful temperatures. The amount of energy that reaches the earth and can be tapped for our use depends very much on time and geography. What that means is that there'll be more solar energy during the day than during the night, and also that the tropics such as Africa and the Caribbean will have more heat than polar areas in the northern...

Figure The Role of Renewable Energy Consumption in the US Energy Supply

Source Energy Information Administration, a unit of the U.S. Department of Energy. completeness, timeliness, and quality of the data. However, the data on capacity included here help to illustrate some of the key trends in renewable energy. Renewable fuel use is growing because of government support and increasing private sector investment. Global investment in renewable energy hit a record 30 billion in 2004, accounting for 20 to 25 percent of all investment in the power industry, with solar...

Game Theory Shows You Have To Be Optimistic

Staying ahead of those changes is the best way to play the market. If you choose a stock fund, you might want to leave the job of picking it in the hands of someone else, the manager of that fund, a smart professional smart, because there are stupid money managers, too who tracks the record of the best and the worst performing companies for you to see each day or each week or two. You also have to find out which stock sectors will stay strong and which ones will ease, or are already showing...

SPACs and STARTs

For those without a lot of money, Special Purpose Acquisition Companies SPAC and Specified Term Acquisition Reserve Trust Security START are powerful investment instruments that can help you get started. They are basically blank-check companies to raise money from the public to later invest in another company. Here's how it works a couple of investors want to buy a company in China, but they need 30 million to pay for the company. What do they do In the old days, they'd look for a venture...

Oil And Politics In The Middle East

How important are the three rogue oil producers Iran, Iraq, and Libya exported a combined 6 million barrels a day in 2004 and even more in 2005, about 8 percent of total world oil demand. Iraq probably has about 10 percent of world oil reserves, second only to Saudi Arabia's 25 percent share, and Iran's reserves are close in size to Iraq's. Libya has about 4 percent of world reserves. A proposal to increase energy exploration and production in Libya, Iraq, and Iran would seem to run counter to...

Chapter The New Frontier in Oil Investments

Damon Darlin, Get Rich Quick Write a Millionaire Book, New York Times, November 12, 2005, C1. 2. Peter A. McKay, Goldman Analyst Has Last Laugh After Oil Soars, Wall Street Journal Weekend Edition , October 1-2, 2005, B1. 3. Peter L. Bernstein, Against the Gods The Remarkable Story of Risk New York John Wiley amp Sons, 1996 , 3-8. 5. James J. Cramer, Jim Cramer's Real Money New York Simon amp Schuster, 2005 , 33, 67. 6. Janet C. Lowe, Jack Welch Speaks New York John Wiley amp Sons, 1998 ,...

Behindthescenes Plot To Get Iraqi Oil Supply

The constant wars fought over Iraq highlight the exceptional lure of the country's oil resources. Iraq's oil is of good quality and is very much in demand around the world that oil is very cheap to produce and profitable to refine. By some estimates, royalties on Iraq's oil could yield as much as 80 billion to 90 billion per year, although the 2005 earnings were much less at 23.5 billion, according to Iraq Weekly Status Report, which is published by the U.S. Department of State. As other...

Check Out Top Companies With Stocks With Low Pe Ratio

The current oil boom is creating a cash flow windfall for oil companies and that improves their fundamentals. It plays a part in the upward movement of a company's stock. You should ask yourself a few questions What's the health of the company and that of its stock Has this company been discovered and Is it an undervalued stock Put all of these things together and if the answers to most of these questions are positive, then you are in luck. As an investor, don't wait it out for long once you...