The fast and easy way to grasp energy sectors and their place in the global economy
With timely, substantial information about energy stocks, Energy Investing For Dummies teaches the ins and outs of energy sectors and how to incorporate them into business and investment plans. As a savvy investor and business manager you will find the important information and advice you need to incorporate these growth areas into your investment portfolio.
In Energy Investing For Dummies, you'll find important information on the big-three markets of electricity, natural gas, and oil; growing markets for liquefied natural gas, emissions, coal, and alternative energy; primers on advanced topics like storage, wheeling, load forecasting, and pipeline transportation; tips on investing in and trading energy stocks, ETFs, dividends, and derivatives; and much more.
Includes examples of ways to invest in wind power, carbon emissions, thermal solar power, and other new markets
Packed with the latest information on energy investing
Shows you how to incorporate energy investing into your investment plans
Energy Investing For Dummies is your friendly, un-intimidating guide to this hot topic in business and investment trading.
Nick Hodge is the founder of the Outsider Club, a community of retail investors looking to take personal control of their finances, and managing editor of Early Advantage, an investment advisory service that focuses on energy and resources. Jeff Siegel is an analyst and writer specializing in energy investing, with a focus on alternative and renewable energy. Christian DeHaemer is managing editor of the investment newsletter Crisis & Opportunity, and publishes a weekly column in Energy & Capital. Keith Kohl is the analyst and chief investment strategist for the investment advisories Energy Investor and Oil & Gas Trader.
Introduction 1 Part I: Getting Started with Energy Investing 7 Chapter 1: Powering Your Portfolio: Energy in Brief 9 Chapter 2: Making a Connection 15 Chapter 3: A Bright Investment: Running the World Takes a Lot of Energy 33 Chapter 4: Getting Ready: The Nuts and Bolts of Energy Investing 51 Chapter 5: Risks and Rewards of Energy Investing 67 Part II: Oil and Gas Investments: Greasing the Global Economy 79 Chapter 6: The Crude Basics 81 Chapter 7: Grasping Gas 99 Chapter 8: Buying the Barrel, Trading the Therm 117 Chapter 9: Drilling Down, Extracting Profits: Investing in Oil and Gas Companies 131 Chapter 10: Investing in Oil and Gas Indexes and Funds 145 Part III: Investing in Coal 161 Chapter 11: Coal: Still the King 163 Chapter 12: The Future of Coal 175 Chapter 13: Coal: Mining for Profits 185 Part IV: The Nuclear Option 197 Chapter 14: Nuclear Energy Basics 199 Chapter 15: Uranium in Your Cranium 211 Chapter 16: Harnessing Nuclear Power for Profit 223 Part V: Investing in the Future: Modern Energy 235 Chapter 17: Solar Investing: It s Raining Electrons 237 Chapter 18: When the Winds Change Direction 249 Chapter 19: Geothermal: The Devil s Hot Tub 259 Chapter 20: Transportation: Plugged-In and Corn-Fed 265 Chapter 21: Effi ciency: Doing More with Less 275 Chapter 22: Investing in Modern Energy 289 Part VI: The Part of Tens 297 Chapter 23: Top Ten Energy Investment Resources 299 Chapter 24: Top Ten Energy Data to Track 303 Chapter 25: Top Ten Energy ETFs 309 Chapter 26: Top Ten Energy Developments on the Horizon 313 Index 321