The nuclear negotiations in Switzerland with Iran about their nuclear programs has put pressure on nuclear stocks; The main culprit is the idea that Iran may be required to export some of its huge nuclear stockpile to be diluted into industry nuclear fuel. The problem with this idea is that Iran is against it, and the main country to import it would be Russia. The deal idea is very tenuous, but has nuclear stock investors worried that we could have another round of industry grade uranium on the market. Not likely; because Iran is likely to keep it in the country under strict surveillance rather than export it. Look for a rebound after the nuclear talks.
You are correct about my writing mistake; I did not realize it until after posting, but the language of the post implies that retail natural gas prices will become depressed in comparison to diesel prices.
I intend to inform not pump. Accumulate when the prices are low when the economics are on your side.
There exists a huge overproduction of natural gas with too many drillers. The drillers have to keep up production because of their tenuous loan agreements with banks. Also, natural gas prices have been kept artificially high because of the winter season, which is now over. We can expect the spread between retail natural gas and diesel to start a precipitous decline, which will be advantageous for the adoption of natural gas vehicles.
The spread between natural gas and oil is expected to collapse. The main reasons is that there is a humongous overproduction of natural gas and too many drillers. The drillers have to keep up production because of their precarious loan arrangements with lenders. The price of natural gas has been kept artificially high mainly because of the winter season, which is now over for most of the country. We can expect the differential between retail natural gas and diesel to widen, which will favor vehicular natural gas adoption.
The recent NASA satellites reveal that the ice coverage in the Arctic is undergoing an accelerated winter decline. A spring and summer ice crash is an increasing possibility. What this means is that world governments, who have acted too late, will be looking for ways to alleviate the upcoming geophysical ramifications of climate change. We are likely to experience serious heat waves this summer. Many of the societal ostriches are likely to see the dead canary in the coal mine and go scrambling out, for they will realize an uncertain future. A stronger implementation of lower carbon fuels should be beneficial for WPRT as the transition to natural gas vehicles gains traction.
Wise investors should maintain cash accounts versus the default margin account that brokerages put clients in. SEC laws protect cash accounts from your brokerage lending your shares without your permission to short sellers. Cash accounts require you to already have the funds available prior to investing, whereas, margin accounts charge high interest for borrowed funds. Sound investing is predicated on cash accounts.
ISIS is burning oil fields to stop opposition military advances. The tremendous amounts of smoke and greenhouse gases going into the atmosphere will eventually add to the increase in global temperatures.
It is easy and convenient to deny facts when you do not understand all the complexities of understanding the facts. The world's top scientists with reliable data have been monitoring the Arctic for decades. The ice coverage has dramatically declined and has contributed to a rise in ocean levels.
Nasa satellites with high precision technology and feet on the ground has been monitoring the Arctic ice coverage. The Arctic has undergone a dramatic reduction in ice volume over the years.
New scientific studies of the Arctic ice coverage reveals that the ice thickness has declined by 70-80%; this means that not only has the area drastically declined, but the the total volume of ice as well. The ice is now so thin that accelerated melting is likely to happen in upcoming years. These impacts have been conveyed to the president and U.S. government agencies. In essence, we are in a planetary emergency; however, the federal government is not revealing the seriousness of the information for fear of public panic. The present ice coverage in the Arctic is at historic lows even with all the snow fall in the eastern part of the U.S. The possibility of carbon taxes and a exigent move to low carbon technologies may be around the corner. WPRT should be a beneficiary of the upcoming low carbon movement. The republican controlled congress with all of its support from the fossil fuel industry is likely to put up resistance to any moves that reduce the use of high carbon fuels. However, as the geophysical ramifications of climate change become more pronounced, even the republicans are likely to start changing their minds. It is common sense that life is more important than money.
Shortly after WPRT began trading as a public entity; the company recommended to all of its investors to maintain cash accounts in lieu of margin accounts that allow short selling of your shares. This is a wise practice because it can help curtail short selling machinations. In the long term, short selling does not stop the true trend of the stock, but maintaining a cash account not only gives you discipline by already having the monies available to buy securities, but also alleviates the bogus information and schemes of short sellers, who attempt to manipulate stock prices.
No shares to borrow probably means that short sellers can not find WPRT shares to short from the pool of brokerages. This is a good thing, for it show that there are account holders who are not allowing the short selling of their shares. NTB means that the available shares for borrowing has dried up.
The wisdom of one of the world's greatest investors is that borrowing money in margin accounts is foolish. Investors should have long term horizons and not trade; but attempt to accumulate sound stocks as they decline. WPRT falls into this category. Cash accounts are protected by SEC laws to prevent your brokerage from lending your shares without your knowledge to short sellers. The brokerage also earns lending fees, which is the basis of the conflict of interest. Cash accounts require you to already have the funds available prior to investing in securities, whereas, margin accounts allow you to borrow money at high interest rates. According to Buffet's investing philosophy, an investor should never borrow money for stocks, but manage whatever funds they currently possess. The salient point is that so many investors allow the short selling of their stocks because of ignorance about accounts and bad investing discipline. Tell your broker to change from the default margin account they put you in into a cash account. Cash accounts help prevent short selling machinations, and allow you to have investing discipline.
Citicorp Bank plans to make a $100 billion investment in clean energy. The bank strongly believes that the clean energy sector is a great investment and also wants to make an impact on alleviating climate change. I would assume that they will channel monies into myriad clean energy companies; including solar, wind, geothermal, natural gas, and nuclear. Please make reasonable comments.
China has some of the largest natural gas depositories in the world. It makes sense that the Chinese government, which is under pressure from the public to clean up the environment, wants more natural gas vehicles.
SEC laws protect investors from brokerages lending your shares without your knowledge to short sellers if you maintain a cash account. Margin accounts are the default account that brokerages put you in when you open an account because they can make money lending your shares to short sellers. Cash accounts simply require you to already have the monies available prior to investing, which is less risky than borrowing money in a margin account. Most stocks will seek equilibrium with or without short selling; however, cash accounts protect all investors from the machinations of short , who typically spew misinformation via media to influence stock prices. Maintaining a cash account is wiser than having a margin account.
China is copying America's fracking; thus, the CNG and LNG output in China is expected to skyrocket. The Chinese government is intent on using cleaner fuels, so this scenario translates into more natural gas vehicles. WPRT should profit in the NG boom in China. In addition, China is a major importer of natural gas, so their ramping up of indigenous production should dampen global natural prices.
As oil rises from the lows then natural gas will lag behind. Natural gas is cheaper to produce than diesel in the supply chain to retail stations. The restart of nuclear reactors in Japan will be dampening the global price of natural gas, since so many Japanese utilities will curtail natural gas usage. Most importantly, there exists a humongous abundance of natural gas in the United States. The amount of natural gas lost through flaring at the production wells is enough to power at least 10% of America's energy needs. The flaring waste reveals that natural gas pricing is abnormally high when compared to standard supply and demand economics.