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Alternative Energy Can Save More Than Just The Env...

So much energy is being put into removing our dependency of foreign oil that we don’t seem to be getting anywhere. That’s right, we’re moving so fast we’re going nowhere. The only thing that is going on is all the talking about what our future will be like once we remove oil as a major source of fueling our needs.
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We need to stop talking about it and get the show on the road. T.Boone Pickens has stepped up to the plate and started the process, but he’s only one man. We need to help him with his plan by going to his website and signing the petition and push the plan. The man is very serious with this and is very pro-American. When he was on Mad Money with Jim Cramer, he said nothing is more important to him than helping America gain it’s energy independence.
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There are so many great companies that will benefit from the real push to energy freedom. The Government has done very little to help the situation. They have passed the alternative tax bill, but there is so much more that they need to do. If we are not careful with this election, we could end up have a democratic President as well as have both of the houses controlled by the Democrats. If that was to happen there would be nothing to stop the out-of-control tax increases on companies that fuel this economy. With the present Democrat controlled Congress it took so long to get the tax credit bill passed. What will happen if just one party controlled the Presidency, the Senate as well as Congress? I feel that I must say that I am not a Democrat nor a Republican, I’m a Libertarian, but first and foremost I’m an American.
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Wind, solar, nuclear, and natural gas are the sources of energy that this country has and that will not have us relying on another country for our supply. Wind and solar are renewable energy that Mother Earth gives us. We are the superior power when it comes to nuclear power, we are the ones that other countries come to for knowledge in this field. Natural gas is the one fuel source that we have plenty of without the need of other countries assistance.
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We need alternative energies to be put on the front burner and turned up on high. We need to realize that until we rid ourselves of fossil fuel dependency, we will never be able to move back into the dominant power that the United States was once was.

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Is It Time For Wind Power Penny Stocks?

I believe that it is. We are too dependent on foreign oil and with the use of fossil fuels we are damaging the planet. T. Boone Pickens was on 60 Minutes Sunday night. I found the interview very interesting. For a man who is 80 years old, he’s not showing any signs of slowing down.
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With his push on alternative energy as well as natural gas, we should see some great stocks move upward in value. because a lot of these companies are new and/or small, many of them are penny stocks (value under $5 per share). I look forward to a future without the dependency of other countries for our survival. We spend over a $1 trillion a year for foreign oil, if we were to spend that money here on alternative energy then the GDP might not look as bad as it does. Think of all the jobs that would be created if we had a major push into alternative/renewable energies here in this country.
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I think this man is fantastic and should be considered a force to be reckoned with. Check the video and see for yourself.

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T Boone Pickins Is Behind Natural Gas And Wind Pow...

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Alternative energy has been in the forefront of the news lately, even with the price of oil dropping more than 50% in the last three months. The issue has become so important that more needs to be done. The problem is that any talk about it has it not making a good enough dent until 2018 or later. Why is it that something that everyone believes to be important isn’t being pushed harder to accomplish it?.
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T Boone Pickens is been putting his money where his mouth is, into alternative energy. Mainly in wind energy as well as natural gas. The plan is to build new wind generating facilities that will produce 20% of this country’ electricity and allow the use of natural gas as a transportation fuel source. He says that these domestic energies can replace over one third of our dependency on foreign oil imports. The best thing is that he said it can be done in ten years.
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I have been a big believer in alternative energy well before it became the “in thing”. When I first started trading in the stock market I invested in alternative energy stocks. Which was a good thing because they have grown into a powerful force in the stock markets. When the idea of alternative energy stocks started to really catch on it helped propel my portfolio by leaps and bounds. One of my best trades of all time was getting in and buying stock in First Solar Inc. (NASDAQ:FSLR) when it was at $35 per share.
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Now that the stock market has taken a nose dive into oblivion, it has caused these stocks to come down from their highs by more than 50% (in most cases). That is exactly what I wanted to see for me to make a more of a foothold in this sector. I have always kept a position in alternative energy stocks over the years and look forward to major gains in this sector. I want to bring some stocks to light that I feel will benefit from the Pickens Plan.
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Quanta Services Inc. (NYSE:PWR), a company that I’ve spoken about before here and have been a investor of the stock for some time. They are a contracting service company that offers many different solutions to electric power, gas as well as many other areas. These guys I feel will be the ones who get the most of the contracts for installing the transmission cables for the wind turbines.
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Kinder Morgan Energy Partners LP (NYSE:KMP) is a major player when it comes to natural gas companies. They are based in Houston Texas, which is in the heart of the wind corridor that Pickens speaks of and most of their pipelines branch out from that region. The Natural Gas Pipelines segment gathers, transports, stores, treats, processes, and sells natural gas through approximately 14,700 miles of natural gas transmission pipelines and gathering lines, as well as natural gas storage, treating, and processing facilities. On top of everything else that this company can do, their stock at it’s current price offers a 8% dividend yield.
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Linn Energy, LLC (NASDAQ:LINE) is an independent oil and gas company. The company has oil and gas, and natural gas reserves in Mid-Continent, which includes the operating areas Texas Panhandle and Oklahoma; and Western region comprising the Brea Olinda field of the Los Angeles Basin in California. They are also based in Houston Texas. To make this a more attractive stock to own at this time is that their dividend yield at it’s current price is 15.6% and it’s ex-dividend date is in the first week of November.
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Composite Technology Corporation (OTCBB:CPTC.OB) at the moment they’re the new kid on the block (relatively speaking). The company operates through two segments, CTC Cable and DeWind. Between the two areas they cover the cables and the turbines that will be needed. The ACCC conductors can handle a higher temperature than most to help reduce burnouts and blackouts. This stock is my speculative stock and should be treated as such by anyone looking to invest in it.
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Of course there are many more companies that will benefit for the growth of alternative energy in this company, but I don’t want to have this post go on forever. This sector will have great gains in the next few years and if you have the time to wait you can make out big with your gains.
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*DISCLAIMER* At the time of this post, Billy is long Kinder Morgan and Linn Energy.
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Wind Power And Penny Stocks


Two great things that go great together. That seems to be the way it’s going right now and will for some time. Wind power is the talk of the town and with oil bouncing up and down, Wind power play is going to pick up more head-winds.


T. Boone Pickins has made wind power a more serious play in the energy sectors with his purchase of 667 turbines from General Electric (GE) back in May. Since then more and more companies are coming out to join the crusade. I was trading solar stocks last year and did quite well for the most part, but that was mainly because of First Solar (FSLR). Early this year I started looking into wind power companies and some of these companies I still invest in. Some of the ones I started with were foreign companies, but have pulled back from them since May.


I don’t know if any of my readers watch Jim Cramer on his show Mad Money, but he did a show a few months ago where he built a windmill from scratch. he spoke about the different companies that are involved in supplying the components to build these wind turbines.
Many of the companies that he profiled on that show I was already looking into and investing and trading stocks in some of them.


The reason I mention penny stocks in the title of this post is because there are some of these wind power companies that can be considered penny stocks. When trading penny stocks I mentioned that there is more risk involved because the company is new and/or doesn’t report earning on a regular basis. With that said I will let you in on some stocks that I think you might like for your portfolio. I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, Do your research and due diligence first before investing if you want to be one of the stock market success stories.


Mass Megawatts Wind Power Inc. (OTC BB: MMGW.OB) This company has been around for 10 years and have now started to make progress with their patent design windmills.


Composite Technologies Corp. (OTC BB: CPTC.OB) Here’s a company that provides the cables to connect the turbines to the grid.


Mas Tec Inc. (NYSE: MTZ) This stock is no longer considered a penny stock since it trades above $10, but I mention it because it’s probably the best in transferring the power from the turbines to the grid. When I jumped in on this play back in April, it was trading at around $7.50 it now sits at $14.60 at the close Friday.

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Broadwind Energy Inc. (OTC BB: BWEN.OB) This company still trades on the OTCBB, but the price is now at $17.66 as of the close Friday. Only four months ago this company was trading at $9 and it went as high as $29 (I jumped out at $27.50). This company operates on many levels and their wind power division will just take them higher in the future.


As with these companies that I spoke about, I do plan to get in them again. Make sure the investment is right for you before you make a trade.
Happy Trading.


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Penny Stocks

In the past, we spoke about buying penny stocks. My partner and I have been into small cap stocks and quite a few of them could be considered a penny stock. I have a diversified portfolio and that includes having interest in small and large companies as well as being in different sectors.
I have to admit that right now I favor smaller companies (particularly alternative energy) at this time. Smaller companies that are publicly traded can double or triple their size a lot easier than large cap company.
Buying penny stocks can be very rewarding, then again it can financially wipe you out. Here at Beating The Stock Market.com, we try to explain and enlighten you about the stock market. I myself strive to learn more each day about the markets and in my travels I find some great tidbits of information. Well here’s one that I read a few years back and I just ran into it again today. I felt that you guys/gals out there would like to read it. The publication is titled Penny Stocks and I hope it was worth your time.

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July-21-2008 Edition Of Simply Investing Blog Carn...

The latest edition of the Simply Investing Blog Carnival has been published on slackerwealth.com. I would like to thank him for hosting it.
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Please check out our post on buying penny stocks.

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The Winds Of Change

The Texas Public Utility Commission and Electric Reliability Council of Texas approved the new power transmission line project worth almost $5 billion to build out the wind grid in Texas. On that news the wind play stocks are showing good strength today. The contracts won’t be awarded for about six months, but the stocks are gaining on the news.

The big winner with this news is Quanta Services Inc. (NYSE: PWR) the stock closed at $33.33 +2.12. They have about a 70% market share when it comes to the transmission lines of wind power. There are other plays that come out of this like Composite Technology Corp. (CPTCQ.OB). Which is another company that deals with the cables that are needed for wind power. Welwind Energy Int’l.They are mainly dealing a lot in China(great way to play globally) and have just been approved on fifteen different regulation guidelines.

On the other front, oil is down again today and is looking toward going further down to a “normal” level. I won’t expect it to go below $100, but it coming down form their all time high of $146. The price of $4 per gallon looks to be the point where people will stop driving.

Wind power as well as other alternative energy stocks are the way to go to hedge against the price of oil. I myself stay away from the oil plays since it’s too volatile to really know where to get in. How I play the game with oil is to invest in the refineries. When oil gets too high, I buy into the refiners. As the price of oil comes down, the price of the refiners go up.

For me, I’ll mainly stick with the alternative energy stocks as the way to go when fossil fuel stocks get out of control. I’m a “green” type of guy anyway.

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