Investments Based On Peak Oil Are Critical For Individuals And Will Contribute To The Development Of Alternative Energy Sources

By: Chris Ciovacco | Wed, Mar 22, 2006
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Kurt Cobb's (view article) position that Peak Oil investing doesn't really matter in the long run represents a defeatist's position. There are at least two significant reasons for individuals, institutions, corporations, and governments to invest using the concept of Peak Oil as a guide:

In the event that you agree with these positions, how does an individual or institution allocate their investment capital to (a) create a profitable portfolio, and (b) encourage more research and development of alternative energy sources?

Before we can attempt to answer that question, it is important to understand some basic concepts that may shape the investing landscape in the event of a global energy shortage.

Listed above is a small sample of issues to consider when building a portfolio for Peak Oil. Next, let's discuss some asset classes and how you may want to approach them in the environment outlined above.

In closing, I am far from an expert on Peak Oil. While I have been a professional investor for over a dozen years, I also realize the importance of keeping an open mind in our ever changing world. Our current investment strategy is diversified across several different asset classes and remains flexible based on what actually happens in the coming years. Investors should be developing an investment game plan that works in today's world while having a contingency plan in which to migrate to as the investment landscape inevitably changes in the coming years. Getting help, in the form of a money manager or via mutual funds, may be crucial to navigating successfully in the coming years.


Chris Ciovacco

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Chris Ciovacco
Ciovacco Capital Management

Chris Ciovacco

Chris Ciovacco is the Chief Investment Officer for Ciovacco Capital Management, LLC. More on the web at

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