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just a question :

how can we profit from this ? ;-)

by fredouil (fredouil@gmailgmailgmail.com) on Wed Jul 4th, 2007 at 08:24:15 AM EST
The right question is how deep your pockets need to be to profit from this.

Can the last politician to go out the revolving door please turn the lights off?
by Carrie (migeru at eurotrib dot com) on Wed Jul 4th, 2007 at 08:30:58 AM EST
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Borrow dollars: buy energy assets anywhere you can.

"The future is already here -- it's just not very evenly distributed" William Gibson
by ChrisCook (cojockathotmaildotcom) on Wed Jul 4th, 2007 at 08:40:26 AM EST
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I have a good chunk of money in oil, if the economy falters, I'll have to dump early.

you are the media you consume.

by MillMan (millguy at gmail) on Thu Jul 5th, 2007 at 12:47:17 PM EST
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if you're a homeowner, is to sell now to rent.
Otherwise, you can try to short various asset categories - starting with bank shares.

In the long run, we're all dead. John Maynard Keynes
by Jerome a Paris (etg@eurotrib.com) on Wed Jul 4th, 2007 at 08:44:24 AM EST
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Of course, this shouldn't be construed as financial advice ...
by Colman (colman at eurotrib.com) on Wed Jul 4th, 2007 at 08:50:02 AM EST
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I read about CDO's etc etc in Financial Times yesterday on the train (I usually don't read FT) and got all cold. These things just seems so... foggy, toxic, unpredicatble, financial weapons of mass destruction.

I guess it might be a good idea getting out of that great and stable hedge fund (+6-10 % per annum without exception) which I don't really understand how it works?

Peak oil is not an energy crisis. It is a liquid fuel crisis.

by Starvid on Wed Jul 4th, 2007 at 07:38:50 PM EST
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No tree grows to heaven.  No cup is bottomless.  No investment is forever profitable.  If you don't understand an investment then you don't know when it's time to take your profits and run.  ;-)  

She believed in nothing; only her skepticism kept her from being an atheist. -- Jean-Paul Sartre
by ATinNM on Wed Jul 4th, 2007 at 08:09:03 PM EST
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True, true...

Still, the hedge fund in question mainly holds Swedish state bonds... Which feels pretty safe. The entire fund feels like the risk is somewhere in between stocks and bonds, no? A little riskier than bonds, but a better return too.

But who knows if they mix in all kinds of toxic crap which turns it all on its head?

Well, it feels prudent to slowly move over into bonds... Can't hurt that much.

Peak oil is not an energy crisis. It is a liquid fuel crisis.

by Starvid on Wed Jul 4th, 2007 at 08:23:43 PM EST
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