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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.

Articles

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.

More Thoughts on the Kinder Morgan Mega-Deal and Its Implications

By Peter Staas on Aug. 16, 2014

Rather than regarding Kinder Morgan Inc.’s consolidation of its associated limited partnerships as a referendum on the MLP structure or the end of an era, investors should regard this move as a fresh start for the midstream giant--an opportunity to reshape itself to meet the demands of the marketplace and competitive environment.

Add Some SaaS to Your Portfolio

By Peter Staas on Jul. 25, 2014
Software-as-a-service stocks emerged some of the hottest, momentum-driven names in 2013--and many of these high flyers crashed to earth earlier this year. But investing in these disruptive technologies doesn’t need to have the same effect on your portfolio. Focus on established names and traditional software companies making the jump to subscription-based models to build wealth over the long haul.

Four Takeaways from the Year’s Biggest Acquisition in the Energy Patch

By Peter Staas on Jul. 4, 2014

On June 16, 2014, Williams Companies announced an agreement to acquire Global Infrastructure Partners’ 50 percent general-partner interest and 27 percent equity interest in Access Midstream Partners LP for $5.995 billion. We examine four key takeaways from this deal for MLP investors. 

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