Profits from Natural Resources: How to Make Big Money Investing in Metals, Food, and Energy

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John Wiley & Sons, 1999 - Business & Economics - 296 pages
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Though traditionally popular investment vehicles, natural resources lost momentum over the past few years with the advent of financial futures and the continued growth of the U.S. stock market. However, they are now experiencing a renaissance as an increased tightening of oil, gas, grains, metals, and other natural resources is transforming them into a virtual, if not literal, goldmine of opportunity. Written by commodities expert Roland A. Jansen, Profits from Natural Resources provides a thorough overview of this explosive asset class, examining both the current natural resources picture and the outlook for their future performance. With complete details on the global supply and demand scenario, it explains what has fueled the renewed interest in natural resources, which industries are the major players, and which stocks and mutual funds have the greatest upward potential. Most importantly, in addition to the why's of playing the natural resource markets, Jansen provides the how's, presenting a solid game plan for investing prudently in traditional resources like grains and metals, as well as in such alternative resources as solar energy, wind energy, and hydrogen and fuel cell technology.
 

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ABOUT ROLAND JANSEN THE AUTHOR OF THIS BOOK:
This is found on the SEC website:
Regulatory Action initiated by: SEC Other Federal State SRO Foreign (Full name of regulator, foreign financial
regulatory authority, federal, state, or SRO) U.S. COMMODITY FUTURES TRADING COMMISSION
Principal Sanction:
Civil and Administrative Penalt(ies) /Fine(s)
Date Initiated : 01/01/1978 Exact Explanation
MR. JANSEN RECALLS THAT THE INCIDENT WAS INITIATED (AND RESOLVED) IN 1978.
MERRILL LYNCH PIERCE FENNER AND SMITH
WHILE WORKING FOR MERRILL LYNCH PIERCE FENNER AND SMITH IN ROTTERDAM, THE NETHERLANDS, IN 1978, MR. JANSEN TRADED A CUSTOMER ACCOUNT ON A DISCRETIONARY BASIS WITHOUT OBTAINING AN EXECUTED POWER OF ATTORNEY OVER SAID ACCOUNT.
Settled
Resolution Date 12/31/1978 Exact Explanation
MR. JANSEN RECALLS THAT THE INCIDENT WAS RESOLVED IN 1978.
Monetary/Fine Amount: $ 1000 (1978)
Revocation/Expulsion/Denial Disgorgement/Restitution
Censure Cease and Desist/Injunction
Suspended by SEC
THE FINE OF US$1000 WAS PAID IN FULL TO THE CFTC IN 1978.
Provide a brief summary of details related to the action status and (or) disposition and include relevant terms, conditions and dates (your response must fit within the space provided.)
WHILE WORKING FOR MERRILL LYNCH PIERCE FENNMER AND SMITH IN ROTTERDAM, THE NETHERLANDS, IN 1978, MR. JANSEN TRADED A CUSTOMER ACCOUNT ON A DISCRETIONARY BASIS WITHOUT OBTAINING AN EXECUTED POWER OF ATTORNEY OVER SAID ACCOUNT. NO RECORDS HAVE BEEN LOCATED FOR THIS INCIDENT. HOWEVER, MR. JANSEN RECALLS THAT THE INCIDENT OCCURRED (AND WAS RESOLVED) IN 1978. MR. JANSEN RECALLS PAYING A FINE OF US$1000 TO THE CFTC.
 

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The Facts Speak for Themselves
3
The Supply of Natural Resources
11
The Demand for Natural Resources
77
China the Swing Factor
95
The Influence of Our Ecology on Natural Resources
107
UNNATURAL PROFITS IN NATURAL RESOURCES
119
Investing in Natural Resources
121
Commodity Futures Funds
137
Mining and Metal Funds
155
Diversified Natural Resources Equity Funds
165
Energy Funds
177
Nutrition and Food Distribution
223
The Full Investment Spectrum
239
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