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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]

Joe Giamichael's Top Two Oil & Gas Fixer-Uppers

June 7, 2014 by Jim Patrick

Oil and Gas Investment

Joe Giamichael is the founder of Umbrella Research & Advisory. He has over a decade of research experience concentrating on small-cap companies. He previously worked as a managing director and a senior research analyst at Global Hunter Securities.[read more]

Trillion-Dollar Question: Are Oil Companies Over-Investing in High-Cost Projects?

May 26, 2014 by Reid Capalino

Oil Companies and Investment Risks

Despite significant risks to long-term global oil demand (including from the need to reduce CO2 emissions), over the next decade oil companies may spend $1 trillion to develop new high-cost oil production. This post surveys how such expenditures will affect investors, and how investors can respond.[read more]

Cash in on Energy in Ukraine and the Rift Basins of Eastern Africa

May 25, 2014 by Jim Patrick
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Christopher Brown serves as director, research, international oil and gas at Canaccord Genuity and has provided international analytical coverage since 2006. Previously, Christopher worked as the international oil and gas analyst for BMO Capital Markets.[read more]

How to Beat the Street to North American Energy Profits: Interview with Phil Juskowicz

May 21, 2014 by Jim Patrick

Philip Juskowicz, CFA, is a managing director in the research department at Casimir Capital, a boutique investment bank specializing in the natural resource industry. Juskowicz began his career at Standard & Poor's in 1998. From 2001 to 2005, he worked in equity research at both First Albany Corp. and Buckingham Research.[read more]

How to Exploit the Coming Natural Gas Export Explosion: Interview with Frank Curzio

May 14, 2014 by Jim Patrick

Frank Curzio is the editor of Small Stock Specialist, an investment advisory that focuses on stocks with market caps of less than $3 billion. He is also the editor of Stansberry & Associates' exclusive Phase 1 Investor advisory. Before joining Stansberry, Frank wrote a newsletter for TheStreet.com.[read more]