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Investing in Energy

Creating a New Investment Strategy to Maximize Your Portfolio’s Return

  • Authors

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Introduction

    1. Michael C. Thomsett
      Pages 1-2
  3. Oiling Up on the Basics

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 3-3
    2. Michael C. Thomsett
      Pages 5-20
    3. Michael C. Thomsett
      Pages 21-33
    4. Michael C. Thomsett
      Pages 35-45
    5. Michael C. Thomsett
      Pages 47-61
  4. Many Ways to Invest or Trade

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 63-63
    2. Michael C. Thomsett
      Pages 65-81
    3. Michael C. Thomsett
      Pages 83-108
    4. Michael C. Thomsett
      Pages 109-129
    5. Michael C. Thomsett
      Pages 131-153
  5. Investment and Trading Strategies

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 155-155
    2. Michael C. Thomsett
      Pages 157-170
    3. Michael C. Thomsett
      Pages 171-187
    4. Michael C. Thomsett
      Pages 189-209
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      Pages 211-247
    6. Michael C. Thomsett
      Pages 249-261
  6. Summarizing the Market

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 263-263
    2. Michael C. Thomsett
      Pages 265-279

About this book


The energy sector has more trading volume than any other commodity. Broken into four sections, Investing in Energy is an essential primer on this lucrative market. It guides the reader through the basics of getting started in energy trading, before outlining specific trading and investing strategies.


Exchange Trade Funds Exchange Traded Funds Futures Investment Options Portfolio

About the authors

Michael Thomsett has written over 70 books on topics of options, trading, investing, real estate and business management. He has also written two history books (The German Opposition to Hitler and The Inquisition), four specialized dictionaries, and five books of quotations on specialized topics. Thomsett's six best-selling books have sold over one million copies in total. These are Getting Started in Options, The Mathematics of Investing, and Getting Started in Real Estate Investing (John Wiley and Sons), Builders Guide to Accounting (Craftsman),and more. He's currently teaching at NYIF.

Bibliographic information


'Michael C. Thomsett has eloquently written an energy bible for the ages! His apolitical insight on why energy prices paradoxically remain high, transcends the mainstream myths and explores the classic battle between perception and reality. A mandatory read for all traders.' Al Bicoff, C.T.A., President, Technical Analytics, Inc.

'Investing in Energy is the encyclopedia of energy investing. Michael Thomsett covers all the different ways of investing in energy from futures, options, funds, ETFs, and individual stocks and leads you through the risk and rewards of each of these investment vehicles. The book brilliantly goes through each of these strategies as it focuses on the fundamental and technical aspects of the energy market. An added bonus is that Michel Thomsett gives a brief history of the energy markets and throughout the book and dispels many of the myths of energy investments. A must read for anyone seriously considering investing in energy.' George Tkaczuk, Portfolio Manager, RCM Wealth Advisors

"Thomsett's book ought to be required reading for anyone investing in the energy industry. The lucid prose and the array of examples he provides make even the trickier points of analysis and investment strategies easy to grasp. Thomsett gives readers the tools needed to navigate around an often unpredictable and complicated energy market. It goes without saying that all readers will benefit from Thomsett's extensive expertise, which is made conspicuously evident throughout this book.' Sam He, Energy Group at Wells Fargo

'Michael Thomsett's thorough and comprehensive book, Investing in Energy, is an effective primer for anyone interested in the opportunities and risks of energy industry investing. This book helps the potential investor in the energy industry to better understand the strengths and weaknesses of investing in the oil and gas sector as a whole as contrasted with investing in individual oil and gas stocks. He covers in depth the range of specific investment products available, as well as the risk levels associated with each. Thomsett explores in depth the differences between analyzing the fundamental financial and operating data available for individual energy stocks as contrasted with the technical analysis of energy stock price behavior in general. This is an excellent reference work for anyone who is interested in investing in the energy industry.' Jan Arps, President, Jan Arps' Traders' Toolbox, Investment software and petroleum investment specialist

'No one understands better than Michael Thomsett how to demystify a particular investment sector, topic and approach. I am impressed with the completeness and clarity of this book, a must read for anyone looking to start, broaden or update their knowledge about Investing in Energy.' Alain F.P. Jaques, founder and owner of

"Mr. Thomsett's Investing in Energy provides an excellent introduction for anyone interested in investing in the energy sector. He takes you on an easy to follow guide from what makes up the energy sector, how to invest in the sector and manage the risks involved in the sector. The book is a great reference for a novice to an experienced investor who is interested in the energy sector." Kirk G Meyer, Consultant/Investor

"Investing in Energy" by Michael Thomsett is a valuable tool for individual investors and professionals with actionable trade recommendations. This book educated me on many energy products that I was not aware of and helped me to understand how to use them in my portfolio management.' Jenny Andrews of The LIZ & JNY Show on tastytrade

'Michael has masterfully explored the history, chemistry ,and economics of energy. Coupled with his understanding of investor psychology and markets he clearly illustrates investing opportunities for a wide range of investing styles. Read this book to be enlightened and equipped for successful energy investing.' Christi S. Powell, CFP, Falcon Financial of Oklahoma, LLC