Surviving Energy Prices

Surviving Energy Prices

by Peter C. Beutel

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ISBN-13: 9781593702410
Publisher: PennWell Corporation
Publication date: 01/10/2005
Pages: 197
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.50(d)

About the Author

Peter C. Beutel is president of Cameron Hanover, an energy risk management firm in New Canaan, Connecticut. He has worked for a number of trading and brokerage firms, including EF Hutton, Gill & Duffus, Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette, Elders IXL, and Merrill Lynch. As publisher of the Cameron Hanover Daily Energy Hedger report, Beutel has been quoted by every major wire service and financial publication, including Dow Jones, Associated Press, Reuters, Bloomberg, The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, Barrons, Financial Times, BusinessWeek, Money, Fortune, and USA Today. He has been seen regularly as a trading and energy price consultant on CNN, CNBC, ABC, CBS, NBC and Bloomberg, and heard on radio stations across the U.S.

Read an Excerpt

Every time we turn around, energy prices have moved, often dramatically. As I am finishing this book, we have just seen the highest gasoline and crude oil prices ever. The economy is growing today. But, ultimately, an improving economy could push the prices for energy so high that they cripple or maim the growth that caused them in the first place. Since the 1970's, energy prices have had a very direct impact on the American economy. We have to expect that to be the case, at least to some degree, as we move forward.

I have written this book in the hope that it can help educate a new generation of business people who have discovered, to their great horror, that changing energy costs can have a gargantuan effect upon their companies' bottom lines. Even if you never intend to hedge, you should be aware of the elements that can affect your bottom line.

My company, Cameron Hanover, publishes a daily report on changing energy market conditions. If you would like to learn more, you may call me directly at (203) 801-0771, or you may visit our website at www.cameronhanover.com.

Table of Contents

• The new volatility
• Understanding hedging
• Different kinds of risk
• Wet barrel programs
• Understanding futures & options
• When to use futures & options
• Bank swaps and inventory financing
• Timing
• Fundamental analysis
• Technical analysis
• Seasonal tendencies & market psychology
• Trading adages, good and bad
• Glossary of terms

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