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Energy Investing DeMystified : A Self-Teaching Guide

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FUEL your portfolio with SMART ENERGY INVESTINGELECTRICITY. BIO-FUELS. NATURAL GAS. OIL. They power the world. And if you know what you’re doing, they can power your investment portfolio.Energy Investing DeMYSTiFieD provides the information, insight, and tools you need to immediately start investing in this exciting industry.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
  2. Energy Investing DeMYSTiFieD®
  3. Copyright Page
  4. Dedication
  5. Contents
  6. Introduction
  7. Part I The Energy Markets
    1. Chapter 1 Petroleum, Refined Products, and Biofuels
      1. Hydrocarbon Fuels
      2. Exploration & Production
      3. Crude Oil
      4. Petroleum Transportation
      5. Petroleum Refining
      6. Refined Petroleum Products (gasoline, diesel, and jet-fuel)
      7. Biofuels (Ethanol, Biodiesel)
      8. Quiz
    2. Chapter 2 Natural Gas, Natural Gas Liquids, and Coal
      1. Natural Gas
      2. Natural Gas Transportation
      3. Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG)
      4. Natural Gas Storage
      5. Natural Gas Liquids (NGLs) / Liquefied Propane Gases (LPGs)
      6. Coal
      7. Quiz
    3. Chapter 3 Electricity
      1. Electricity
      2. The Power Grid
      3. Regulated Markets & Power Purchase Agreements (PPAs)
      4. Deregulated Market Pricing
      5. Types of Generation Plants
      6. Renewable Power (Biomass, Solar, Wind, Hydro)
      7. Renewable Energy Certificates (RECs)
      8. Ancillary Services
      9. Capacity Markets
      10. Quiz
  8. Part II Trading & Investing
    1. Chapter 4 Trading Essentials
      1. Trades and Positions
      2. Features of Commodities
      3. Different Types of Prices
      4. Groups Involved in Trading
      5. Quiz
    2. Chapter 5 Forward Prices
      1. The Difference between Forecasts and Fair Prices
      2. Interest Rates and the Time Value of Money
      3. Forward Curves
      4. Extending Forward Price Curves
      5. Parent/Child Curves
      6. Statistical Distributions
      7. Volatility
      8. Extending Forward Volatility Curves
      9. Quiz
    3. Chapter 6 Swaps, Forwards, and Futures
      1. Direct Investments in Commodities
      2. Forward Contracts
      3. Futures and Margining
      4. Types of Futures Orders
      5. Futures Expiration Codes
      6. Exchange for Physical
      7. Quiz
    4. Chapter 7 Options
      1. Financial Options
      2. Option Payoffs
      3. American, European, and Asian Options
      4. Payoff Diagrams
      5. Put/Call Parity
      6. Option Greeks
      7. Quiz
    5. Chapter 8 Option Valuation
      1. Generalized Black–Scholes
      2. Average Price (Asian) Options
      3. Spread Options
      4. Quiz
    6. Chapter 9 Stocks (Equity Investments)
      1. Financing a Company
      2. Types of Companies
      3. The Corporation
      4. Ring Fencing and Structural Subordination
      5. Common Stock
      6. Preferred Stock
      7. Stock Dividends and Splits
      8. Voting Rights
      9. Quiz
    7. Chapter 10 Bonds (Fixed Income Investments)
      1. Corporate Bonds
      2. Bond Yields
      3. Interest Rates, Prices, and Yields
      4. Bond Ratings
      5. Secured and Unsecured Bonds
      6. Convertible Bonds
      7. Callable/Putable Bonds
      8. Quiz
  9. Part III Final Exam
    1. Final Exam
    2. Final Exam Answers and Explanations
    3. Endnotes
    4. Index