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Power Hungry : Strategic Investing in Telecommunications, Utilities, and Other Essential Services - Roger S. Conrad

Power Hungry

Strategic Investing in Telecommunications, Utilities, and Other Essential Services

Hardcover Published: 4th January 2002
ISBN: 9780471442950
Number Of Pages: 336

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The best strategies for investing in the utilities industry
With the deregulation of the utility industry, the entire landscape of the power economy has greatly changed. This has had a dramatic impact on consumers, corporations, and especially investors. The only book focused on investing within the energy, communications, and water industries, Power Hungry offers a comprehensive look at the considerable opportunities arising from these industries. Along with providing one-of-a-kind investment strategies for investing in utilities and other essential services, Power Hungry provides a framework for readers to construct their own model portfolio of stocks, commission-free, so they can reap the rewards of a field with enormous profit potential. Established companies may no longer hold the lion's share of the marketplace, but this book corners the market on investing in these profitable industries.



CHAPTER 1: A Shock to the System.

A New Paradigm.

Deep Roots.

Electrics Take the Bait.

Wholesale Changes.

A Taste of Armageddon.

Industry Profile: Jonathan Gottlieb.

CHAPTER 2: The High Price of Power.

Help Wanted: Power Plant Builders.

It's Gas, Gas, Gas.

Crisis of Confidence.

Industry Profile: Richard Osborne.

CHAPTER 3: Toward the Next Ma Bell.

The Rise and Fall of AT&T.

Vail's Revenge.

Secrets of Success.

The Next Ma Bell.

Industry Profile: Jim Linnehan.

CHAPTER 4: The New Politics of Water.

The Muni Monopoly.

The Worm Turns.

The New Order.

Water's Winners.

Diluting the Competition.

Industry Profile: Anton Garnier.

CHAPTER 5: The Foreign Invasion.

Going Global.

Back to the Future.

Why Go Abroad?

Managing Risks.

Winners and Losers.

Industry Profile: Dennis Bakke.

CHAPTER 6: Technology's Revolutionary Evolution.

Revolution's Evolution.

The Wireless Evolution.

Paradigm vs. Prophecy.

The Next Re-Evolution.

Industry Profile: John Howe.

CHAPTER 7: Riding the Boom.

Scapegoat and Savior.

Energy Efficiencies.

Wires and Pipes.

Wired for Growth.

Water Works.

The Winners' Circle.

Industry Profile: Nick DeBenedictis.

CHAPTER 8: Morgan, Mergers, and Money.

Empire Builders.

Back to the Future.

Picking Targets.

High Percentage Bets.

Consolidation's Limits.

Industry Profile: Robert Fagan.

CHAPTER 9: Hidden Treasure.

The Story of Diversification.

Success Stories.

Finding Assets.

Hidden Minefields.

Industry Profile: Rick Green.

CHAPTER 10: Five Rules for Investing Success.

Rule #1: Buy for the Long Haul.

Rule #2: Be Your Own Analyst.

Rule #3: Diversify.

Rule #4: Never Sell on Bad News.

Rule #5: Reinvest Dividends.

Industry Profile: Lowell Miller.

CHAPTER 11: The Surest Return.

Safety First.

Preferred Option.

Uncommon Common Stocks.

The Ideal Income Portfolio.

Industry Profile: Goran Mornhed.

CHAPTER 12: The Consumer's Guide to Utility Deregulation.

Buyer Power.

Villains and Victims.

Tip #1: Take Control of What You're Paying For and Whom You're Paying.

Tip #2: Organize Whenever Possible.

Tip #3: If You Believe in Renewable Energies, Buy Green.

Tip #4: Use the Internet for Information.

Industry Profile: Tyson Slocum.

AFTERWORD Making Change Your Friend.

APPENDIX 1 Utility Data Bank.

APPENDIX 2 Mergers.

APPENDIX 3 Glossary.

APPENDIX 4 Model Portfolios.

APPENDIX 5 For Your Information.


ISBN: 9780471442950
ISBN-10: 047144295X
Audience: General
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 336
Published: 4th January 2002
Publisher: John Wiley and Sons Ltd
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.8 x 15.95  x 2.81
Weight (kg): 0.56
Edition Number: 1