An Energetic Banking Strategy

A brief email exchange a couple of weeks ago planted a thought in my head that has stayed with me. Although I do not invest based on demographic, economic and social trends alone, I do stay aware of them and will look for cheap stocks that fit within certain themes. I keep lists of various segments, such as infrastructure stocks, and check them from time to time to see if any of the names have become safe and cheap enough to buy. I never act until they reach my valuation levels, but I am aware that these trends could easily be catalysts for higher prices.

Two trends can be combined in our search for long-term profits. The first is energy in general -- and natural gas in particular. The U.S. has an excess of natural gas right now because new technologies have allowed us to more efficiently explore and develop unconventional sources. Fracking and extracting shale gas are going to be a huge part of our national energy solution for many years to come. Although it may be more politically correct to focus on wind and solar energy, it is going to be more profitable to focus on fossil fuels for the next decade or two. Our economy needs cheap fuel, and the best and most abundant source right now is natural gas....559 more words left in this article. To read them, just click below and try Real Money FREE for 14 days.

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