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
Do I have your attention yet? Imagine me knocking on your computer screen from the inside out. Pay attention.
Now that we have the ice breaker out of the way let's look at another thing we love here at kingofalltrades.com. A chart. Yes it's time for the charts. We love to dissect them, flip them upside down, study them, and in my particular case I love looking at the long-term charts while everyone is hypnotized by the short term and misses the bigger picture.
So at a quick glance a pattern seems imminent.
I don't want to say you are blind if you don't see it, but I will if necessary.
With potential energy reserves that could tip the scales in Israel's favor dramatically in the coming years, that list at the top of this article is likely playing the long game. They are titans. My own opinion is that there will be money made on the next pop. Barring a surprise crisis beyond the chaos now. In the long term? I would bet those you see above have already set themselves up to laugh all the way to the bank.
Disclosure: I own shares of GNE as part of a balanced portfolio. All investors should do their own due diligence before investing in anything including stocks. Please consult a professional investment advisor if you are uncertain or wish to gain a better sense of the risks should you choose to invest. As with any investment I recommend you have a plan and only invest once you have completely gained an understanding of the effects of your investment.
Edited by Rick