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Peter Staas is managing editor of the Capitalist Times and Energy & Income Advisor. He earned a BA from the State University of New York and Binghamton and co-authored a textbook about real estate valuation models that’s used by federal bank examiners. Peter Staas also served as managing editor of Personal Finance, MLP Profits and The Energy Strategist, where he honed his understanding of global energy markets under the tutelage of investing experts Elliott Gue and Roger Conrad.


Software Update

By Peter Staas on Dec. 10, 2014
Earlier this summer, we highlighted a two-pronged strategy to profit from the software industry’s transition to a subscription-based model that improves revenue stability and better serves customers. Our approach has paid out thus far, with our picks outperforming their benchmark index; here are our updated takes on these names.

Game Plan for Lower Oil Prices

By Peter Staas on Nov. 15, 2014
The retrenchment in oil prices after several years at elevated levels has shocked the market. Elliott Gue and Roger Conrad explain how to position your portfolio.

US Propane Exports on the Rise

By Peter Staas on Sep. 29, 2014
US propane production from gas-processing plants surged 15.6 percent last year to 823 million barrels, a new record. And this explosive growth looks set to continue over the next three years. The Energy Information Administration’s most recent Short-Term Energy Outlook implies that propane output from US gas-processing plants will grow 21.8 percent over the next three years and exceed 1 billion barrels in 2016.

Making Sense of the Marcellus Shale’s Midstream Madness

By Peter Staas on Sep. 6, 2014
The stakes are high for the masters of midstream, particularly in the Northeast where surging output of natural gas has overwhelmed local demand and existing takeaway capacity, depressing the prices at Pennsylvania’s Leidy Hub relative to the Henry Hub in Louisiana.



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