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Other Voices: Producing energy, the closest thing to a perfect asset

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

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Paul Thomas
This article was authored by Paul Thomas, a Certified Professional Geologist. He is currently working on the publication of "Twenty Five Ways to Make Money In the Oil and Gas Business" due out in 2013.

My father was a very educated man. He was a master investor: studious, intelligent, knowledgeable, and experienced with a vast amount of knowledge gained from first-hand investing activities over a 60-year career. He was also a financial advisor and publisher who purchased his first public stock in 1926. He studied the markets, read every book, the Wall Street Journal, and continued to invest his own money throughout the Great Depression and the five decades that followed. He bought and sold stocks, bonds, options, raw land, coins, precious metals, currencies, art, real estate, commodities; any form of investing, he would study the markets and invest. Using his investing experience and his education as a petroleum geologist/engineer, he placed a great deal of value on the energy business because of its unique and unrivaled characteristics.

The factors that draw our family to invest and manage assets in producing energy are compelling. Energy is a required core asset with a predictable, hedgeable, and protectable value; little reliance on the "psychology" of the global or local marketplace; an inherent indifference to interest rates or public market sentiment; possessing a natural hedge against inflation; providing favorable tax treatment; and an asset cla......................

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