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Investing in Power

In The Wall Street Journal by Liam Denning (Power Investing), sept. 13, 2010. ({JP} pg. R1\4) Investing in profitable energy markets has become increasingly more difficult. The article highlights the advantages and disadvantages of investing in Oil and Gas, Utilities, Nuclear Power, Wind Power and Solar Power. Several factors have contributed to the uncertainty such as the Gulf oil spill, oil and gas over-supply, the lagging economy, the failure to pass climate-control legislation, construction costs, the credit crunch and the government ending some financial incentives.  Investors are encouraged to look at several key indicators for each industry such as checking the Department of Energy’s website and the announcement of long-term energy contracts in China and India. (BP PLC oil, Stephen Richardson, analyst for Morgan Stanley, Exxon Mobile, Chesapeake Energy, XTO Energy, Jonathan Waghorn, co-head of Investec’s Global Energy Fund, Greg Gordon of Morgan Stanley, Goldwind Science and Technology, Chris Ruppel, investment banker Jason Mitchell, manager at hedge fund GLGPartners, wsjreview.com).

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