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Tom Konrad

Tom Konrad is the editor of He is a financial analyst, portfolio manager, and freelance writer specializing in renewable energy and energy efficiency investing. Tom is a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA®) charterholder, and has a Ph.D. in mathematics from Purdue University. He wrote his thesis on Complex Dynamics, a branch of chaos theory. His study of chaos theory led to his conviction that knowing the limits of our ability to predict is much more important than predictions themselves, a lesson he applies to both climate science and the financial markets.

John L. Peterson, Esq.

John Petersen is a U.S. lawyer based in Switzerland who works as a partner in the law firm of Fefer Petersen & Cie and represents North American, European and Asian clients, principally in the energy and alternative energy sectors. He is the contributing editor to

Debra Flakas

Debra Fiakas is a seasoned, credentialed investment professional with a diversified and successful track record as a research analyst and as an investment banker. Her career includes experience in all aspects of the equity capital markets with particular emphasis on emerging growth companies operating in the technology sectors. She is the contributing editor at

Doug Young

Doug Young has lived and worked in China for 15 years, much of that as a journalist for Reuters writing about Chinese companies. He currently lives in Shanghai where he teaches financial journalism at Fudan University. He is a contributing editor at

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Dear Loyal Readers, We are exploring different options at generating revenue particularly during the effects of the Covid-19 shutdown. I’d like to keep on maintaining this website at at least the current level of 1-3 articles a month, and to do th...

Ebay: A Sustainable Social Distancing Stock

by Tom Konrad, Ph.D., CFA Of the few survivors of the dot com bust, Ebay (EBAY) is a perennial also-ran.  It owned the market for consumer-to-consumer (C2C) transactions in 2000, but has since repeatedly lost market share.  Nevertheless, the compa...

Budget Cut at Methanex

by Debra Fiakas, CFA Initially investors were worried about a few delayed orders as a consequence of the coronavirus outbreak in China.  The global supply chain, of which China is a critical link, would be temporarily interrupted by work stoppages...

Covanta and Green Plains Partners Don’t Let A Crisis Go To Waste

by Tom Konrad, Ph.D., CFA Last week, two of the stocks in my Ten Clean Energy Stocks model portfolio cut their dividends.  Covanta Holding Corp (CVA) dropped its quarterly payout from $0.25 to $0.08 (a 68% cut) while Green Plains Partners (GPP) sla...

Brilliant Light Power – Commercialization Status

by Daryl Roberts A potentially paradigm-shifting technology has been under development at an R&D firm in NJ called Brilliant Light Power.   For people monitoring the situation, the question currently is about the status of commercialization.   I...