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Where to Look for Yield During a Time of Low Gas Prices: Interview with Elliott Gue

September 14, 2014 by Jim Patrick

Since earning his bachelor's and master's degrees from the University of London, Elliott Gue has dedicated himself to investment in the energy sector, and was been referred to in the official program of the 2008 G-8 Summit in Tokyo as "the world's leading energy strategist."[read more]

Malcolm Gissen and Marshall Berol: Welcome to the Golden Era of Oil & Gas

September 13, 2014 by Jim Patrick

Malcolm Gissen founded Malcolm H. Gissen & Associates Inc., an investment advisory services firm, in 1985. Whereas early in his career the firm specialized in financial planning and in funding private companies, it has, since 2000, focused on money management.[read more]

Transmission Investment Times Five: Will the Grid be Secure?

September 9, 2014 by Jessica Kennedy

Transmission Investment and Savings

Utilities have lagged behind technologically for far too long, and this has left the United States’ electric grid extremely vulnerable. If something as mundane as powerlines touching tree branches can take out our electricity, how prepared are we for severe weather, cyber threats, or high demand?[read more]

Oil Field Services Surprise: Brandon Dobell on the Upstart that Could Compete with the Big Three

September 7, 2014 by Jim Patrick

Brandon Dobell, partner and group head, global services at William Blair & Co. LLC, specializes in the energy, real estate services and technology industries. Dobell was previously group head, global services research at Credit Suisse. He also worked in equity research at Bank of America Securities.[read more]

Musings on the Second Great Recovery Experiment and the Promise of Natural Gas: Interview with Ron Muhlenkamp

August 30, 2014 by Jim Patrick

Recovery and Energy Investment

Ron Muhlenkamp is the founder and portfolio manager of Muhlenkamp & Co. Inc., established in 1977 to manage private accounts for individuals and institutions. In 1988, the company launched a no-load mutual fund as an investment vehicle for all investors, large or small.[read more]

Data Analytics: What Utilities Are Investing in Now

August 20, 2014 by Jeff St. John

Data Analytics and Utilities

Are data analytics the most important frontier for utilities seeking to modernize their businesses? Or, it just another buzz phrase pushed by companies selling software? GTM Research has been collecting some hard data on the subject, through its Grid Edge Deployment Tracker data service.[read more]

America's First Oil Sands Producer and Other Natural Resources Surprises: Interview with Peter Epstein

August 16, 2014 by Jim Patrick

In 2011, CFA Peter Epstein left his senior analyst position at a $3B hedge fund and formed MockingJay Inc., a consultancy for companies in the natural resources space and an informal investment adviser to high-net-worth investors, family offices and funds.[read more]

Looking for the Next Big Thing? Jason Sawatzky Has a Suggestion

August 9, 2014 by Jim Patrick

Jason Sawatzky is director of institutional equity research at AltaCorp Capital Inc., where he focuses on oilfield services. Prior to joining AltaCorp, Sawatzky was an associate analyst covering oilfield services at Stifel Nicolaus. Prior thereto, he worked at Cormark Securities.[read more]

Catalyst Check: Updating the Progress of Energy Stocks on the Natural Resources Watchlist

July 19, 2014 by Jim Patrick

Rick Rule, CEO of Sprott US Holdings Inc., began his career in the securities business in 1974. He is a leading American retail broker specializing in mining, energy, water utilities, forest products and agriculture. His company has built a national reputation on taking advantage of global opportunities.[read more]

Jeb Handwerger: Are You Ready for Doubles and Triples in Uranium Mining Stocks?

July 12, 2014 by Jim Patrick

Uranium Mining Jump

Jeb Handwerger is an author, speaker and founder of Gold Stock Trades. He studied engineering and mathematics at University of Buffalo and earned a master's degree at Nova Southeastern University. Handwerger began a daily newsletter, which grew to include thousands of readers.[read more]

Why We Need to Bring Early-Stage Venture Investors Into NextWave Greentech

July 9, 2014 by Rob Day

Why do we even need to talk about the next wave of greentech? And what is it, anyway? When I started talking about an emerging next wave of greentech entrepreneurs and investors a couple of years ago, it was admittedly just described as "not what we did during the last decade."[read more]

Are You Ready to Capitalize on Emerging World Growth and U.S. Oil Independence?

July 3, 2014 by Jim Patrick

Frank Holmes is CEO and chief investment officer at U.S. Global Investors Inc., which manages a diversified family of mutual funds and hedge funds specializing in natural resources, emerging markets and infrastructure. The company's funds have earned many awards and honors during Holmes' tenure.[read more]

Beyond the Bank: A New Peer-to-Peer Financing Model Connects Investors to Projects

June 29, 2014 by Stephen Lacey

Financing activity in solar is showing no sign of slowing down. It seems every week new YieldCos are being formed, more banks are establishing funds for loan products and entirely new investment platforms are created. Open Energy Group is the latest example of the latter.[read more]

Randall Abramson: Juniors Clean Up Behind the Elephant Hunters

June 27, 2014 by Jim Patrick

Randall Abramson is CEO of Trapeze Asset Management Inc., a firm he cofounded in 1999. Abramson was named one of Canada's 'Stock Market Superstars' in Bob Thompson's Stock Market Superstars: Secrets of Canada's Top Stock Pickers.[read more]

President Obama and Private Investors Move $1 Billion Beyond the Grid

June 11, 2014 by Justin Guay

For a while it seemed as though the Power Africa Initiative was more about powering oil and gas profits than delivering energy access to those that need it most. However, thanks to recent bipartisan leadership in the House of Representatives, this threat has passed.[read more]