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A (TAN)NING SALON Scorches Natural Gas Companies (POT) & (TRA)



May 19, 2008 – Comments (5) | RELATED TICKERS: TAN , TRA.DL , POT

A (TAN)NING SALON Scorches Natural Gas Companies (POT) & (TRA).

30 Days from today:

TRA has fallen almost $6
POT has fallen almost $7

TAN has meanwhile gained almost $5

Sure.... TAN's RSI is over 72% and overbought.   But, this shows how wrong I was to believe the negative myths regarding index funds.

The myth is that an Index fund is safer than buying an individual stock in a sector (trying to pick the winner), but yields less returns.

Perhaps....  But, who has the time to care about that? 

I chose AMAT applied materials as my Solar Stock and it's done little for me compared to if I were to have  invested in TAN. 

Ultimately, I am wrong about previously underperforming TAN and saying, "Solar eclipsed by Natural Gas?"   It seems the investment community has already spoken loud and clear about the SOLAR versus NAT GAS debate.

And the clear winner is SOLAR.   Therefore, I'm outperforming TAN this week.

I think I will invest in TAN soon as I am now certain of the value of having 1 INDEX fund in a portfolio as an insurance in case AMAT continues to unimpress.

5 Comments – Post Your Own

#1) On May 19, 2008 at 11:16 PM, DarkToast (32.22) wrote:

POT and TRA are not  natural gas companies, they make fertilizer...

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#2) On May 20, 2008 at 5:47 AM, Varchild2008 (84.37) wrote:

On the contrary, TRA is a fertilizer / chemicals company and in their last earnings report mentioned that their success is entirely based on Natural Gas Prices.  Don't take my word for it, go read their Earnings Reportm Statements.

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#3) On May 20, 2008 at 5:56 AM, Varchild2008 (84.37) wrote:

Maybe I am mistaken as I now read that the Methanol Facility TRA still owns, is being sold and discontinued.

Natural Gas contains Methanol and I had assumed the facility was for Natural Gas....

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#4) On May 20, 2008 at 9:56 AM, loriyacht (34.71) wrote:

The solar play may be overdone...  look at wind.

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#5) On May 20, 2008 at 5:51 PM, Varchild2008 (84.37) wrote:

I don't support Wind at all.  Windmill Sprawl is a HUGE HUGE problem.  The sheer volume and space usage and ridiculous expense in powering up homes and businesses through Windmills is insane.

It takes ACRES and ACRES just to support powering up my XBOX 360.  Solar has the most potential as the technology is nanotech in nature.

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