Is Genie Energy Ready To Pop?

With great risk comes great reward. The truly great investors understand the risk/reward ratio and aren't afraid to take a calculated chance. How do we mitigate that risk? We study. We research. We gather like squirrels collecting nuts for winter in the hopes we can weather the storm when everyone else panics and pull a decisive victory out of thin air.

So what interests me about GNE? I am by nature a risk taker. I am not, however without caution when I need it. Even an old paratrooper like me knows to clip on a reserve pack when I jump out of a C130 at low altitude. Some investments are exactly like that. Ask anyone who invested right before SIRI dropped back during the bankruptcy days. Lucky for many of us at that time, we formed a support group of sorts on several websites. I managed no fewer than three of those forums at one point starting with the old SW, Radio Wars, Stock Shock crowd. Several of those investors had iron constitutions and turned .06 shares into substantial profits on the rebound. I am not saying GNE will do exactly that, what I am saying is that conditions are primed for a surprise.
Let's look at the basics:
The Strategic Advisory Board for Genie is not a list you won't recognize. Do you think that's a coincidence? Do they know something you and I don't? Sometimes the best thing an investor can do is follow the money. Who has taken interest in an investment and who has already done the risk/reward calculation. Let's throw a few names out there. Let's see who you recognize within a millisecond of reading my next words.

  • Richard Cheney (yes THAT Richard Cheney) 46th Vice President of the United States
  • Rupert Murdoch - Founder and Executive Chairman of News Corporation, one of the world’s largest diversified media companies.
  • Mary Landrieu - Former U.S. Senator from Louisiana
  • Bill Richardson - Former Governor of New Mexico
  • Jacob Rothschild - Chairman of the J. Rothschild group of companies and of RIT Capital Partners plc. Chairman of Five Arrows Limited.
  • Michael Steinhardt - Wall Street investor and Principal Manager, Steinhardt Management LLC.
  • Dr. Lawrence Summers - Charles W. Eliot University Professor and President Emeritus at Harvard University.
  • R. James Woolsey - Former Director of the CIA
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Disclosure: I own shares of GNE as part of a balanced portfolio. All investors should do their own due diligence ...

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