Dr. Kent Moors, who teaches political science at Duquesne and is an expert consultant on oil and gas topics, launched a newsletter with one of the many hype-crazy Agora-related publishers last year (Money Map Press, if you’re keeping track, itself a spinoff of Oxford Club if I’m keeping the spaghetti strands in order). In fact, his little part of the Money Map fiefdom is a clinic on building and harvesting a mailing list — he starts with the free Oil & Energy Investor, upgrades folks to the newsletter he’s teasing here today, Energy Advantage, and then, once you’re accustomed to paying for his recommendations he promises even grander profits from his more expensive and exlusive “trading service,” The Energy Inner Circle.
So as they build up that Energy Advantage mailing list, they’re now pitching subscriptions for $50 — “half price” from what the normal hoi polloi would pay, naturally, because you are so special. But just in case you’re curiou about one of those “quadruple your money” opportunities he teases in the ad and don’t really feel like subscribing to another letter at the moment, I thought I’d sniff out a few answers for you.
The ad — you can read it here if you’re so inclined, or listen to the interminable “presentation” — tells us that the best breakthrough ideas will come from companies who can make energy more efficient, improve green energy technologies, etc., everything from switchgrass ethanol to smart grids.
And lest you think that Dr. Moors is out to line his pockets and bolster his retirement in his spare time (and as a former academic, I can tell you that he almost certainly has a lot of spare time for his consulting and newsletter gigs), he spins it this way for us:
“What it is that I know is going to benefit YOU in high profits in this new energy market.
“But there’s also another reason why I want to give this advice directly to you.
“This market, to remain stable… this market, to maximize its profits… needs liquidity coming from thousands of small retail investors.
“Retail investors, who have longer-term prospects – who are looking at the real interest of the market – rather than making short-term profits, as many of the larger hedge funds do.
“With more small retail investors – like YOU – coming into the market, not only do you profit, but the market profits.
“And so, from that standpoint, this service is important… not simply to the investor, but also to the market itself.”
Man, I’m going to have to start using that line, too — not only am I trying to inform individual investors, but my Gumshoe blather is important to the market itself. I don’t even know what that means, but I like the sound of it. Time to print up some business cards
But anyway, here’s the idea teased for you that he says you can “take to the bank right now.”
“It’s around $4 a share – for now – and should QUADRUPLE your money within the next 8 to 12 months…
“By enabling solar power to connect directly to the existing power grid, this could be the most profitable ‘energy bridge’ ever built.
“It’s already in wide and expanding use worldwide for one simple reason: It reduces loss of power (and therefore INCREASES efficiency and REDUCES cost) at every step in the process.
“That allows larger solar complexes to suddenly become extremely profitable…