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GEI's MISSION : Global Edge Investors / Green Energy Investors

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GEI's MISSION : Global Edge Investors / Green Energy Investors

 

 

GEI has grown beyond its original purpose.

When it began, GEI started as a chatboard for discussing Green Energy issues, and the companies that operate within the Alternative Energy sector. That has proven to be a hard place to make money, especially since crude prices stopped rising last summer. Regular posters on GEI have voted with their mouses and keyboards. The real action on GEI has been on the threads that discuss trading stocks, and commodities. And also on the news on issues like inflation and energy prices, which tend to drive the markets.

As 2006 drew to a close, it seemed to be a good time to acknowledge that wider purpose, by bringing a new name to the board.

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A "Global Edge" is what we endeavor to provide to the readers of GEI. We now have posters on three continents, and GEI's discussions help to provide a unique global perspective on markets.

JOIN US in the adventure.

If you are lurking, we would like to ask you to post, and tell us what you think.

HOW WE ARE DESCRIBED on web indices: (Jan.2009)
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GEI forum for investors concerned about rising energy prices, inflation, and the impact on their investments. Discuss issues, companies, and ideas with other successful investors, globally

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The way that i've done it is...

 

Left GreenEnergy mostly as it was, with the new name, GlobalEdgeInvestors, simply directing people into the old website. I may change over at some stage, putting the website fully in the name of GlobalEdge. But before doing so, will have to investigate whether or not my current software license could be switched over. So I may just leave it as it is.

 

Think of the new logo as, some new packaging- but with the product remaining essential the same.

 

I hope eventually the number of posters will grow, and the new folks will feel at home here more quickly because of the new name

 

DO ANY OF THE OLD POSTERS ...

feel that they can post on a wider range of topics because of the new name??

 

i think if I was an infrequent poster, the new name might encourage more freedom

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The way that i've done it is...

 

Left GreenEnergy mostly as it was, with the new name, GlobalEdgeInvestors, simply directing people into the old website. I may change over at some stage, putting the website fully in the name of GlobalEdge. But before doing so, will have to investigate whether or not my current software license could be switched over. So I may just leave it as it is.

 

Think of the new logo as, some new packaging- but with the product remaining essential the same.

 

I hope eventually the number of posters will grow, and the new folks will feel at home here more quickly because of the new name

 

DO ANY OF THE OLD POSTERS ...

feel that they can post on a wider range of topics because of the new name??

 

i think if I was an infrequent poster, the new name might encourage more freedom

Welcome to the 'Global' network, I wish you well.

 

In response to the Question: No :lol: (only joking)

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Haha.

I suppose we are all becoming global these days:

 

Global-ei, Global-hpc,

Spurred on by a Global debt bubble, Global property & equity booms and Global wash of liquidity everywhere

 

But somehow the Middle east is being left out, as markets in the gulf crashed in 2006

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The way that i've done it is...

 

Left GreenEnergy mostly as it was, with the new name, GlobalEdgeInvestors, simply directing people into the old website. I may change over at some stage, putting the website fully in the name of GlobalEdge. But before doing so, will have to investigate whether or not my current software license could be switched over. So I may just leave it as it is.

 

Think of the new logo as, some new packaging- but with the product remaining essential the same.

 

I hope eventually the number of posters will grow, and the new folks will feel at home here more quickly because of the new name

 

DO ANY OF THE OLD POSTERS ...

feel that they can post on a wider range of topics because of the new name??

 

i think if I was an infrequent poster, the new name might encourage more freedom

 

Thanks for the reply

 

I read a post earlier (minero?) about a newbies section for investing. Maybe this is an area that can be developed and may help the lesser experienced amongst us understand how the financial markets operate and so encourage more posting.....and more asking of "dumb questions"

 

Some of the content on here can be daunting at times to some of us. That is in no way a criticism as in my case, the less I understand, the more determined I am to get my head around some of the ideas on here.

 

On a plus point, this site has renewed my interest in investing. My portfolio consisted of mainly index trackers which were returning about 5% pa, but i now have the confidence to diversify into other areas such as natural resources, emerging markets, japan and gold of course. Consequently, my investments are performing much better since.

 

Thanks for the site Bubb and all the best for the new year

 

 

harvi

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harvi,

 

i have suggested a beginners section could be added to the investor education section

 

a thread with questions, is a great way to start one.

for those of us who have been trading for years,

it isnt so easy to recall what the key issues were when starting out

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Haha.

I suppose we are all becoming global these days:

 

Global-ei, Global-hpc,

Spurred on by a Global debt bubble, Global property & equity booms and Global wash of liquidity everywhere

 

But somehow the Middle east is being left out, as markets in the gulf crashed in 2006

Could we become a global network of sites :lol:

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Over time...

 

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...GreenEnergy may gradually...

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...become a smaller part of GEI...

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...and just fade away...

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...to almost...

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...Nothing...

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UNLESS we see more opportunities to profit by trading Alt-Energy stocks.

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DrB, I think a name change is a good idea, the emphasis has shifted from green energy.

 

However, I note that a site called 'GlobalEdge' already exists and was created by the Center for International Business Education and Research at Michigan State University.

 

http://globaledge.msu.edu/

 

More business news than an investment forum, but arguably a similar area. It actually looks quite informative. Hopefully not a problem, but wouldn't like to see this site getting into copyright wrangles.

 

TLM

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some good material on that site, GlobalEdge.org = http://globaledge.msu.edu :

 

example: country profiles: HONG KONG

 

Occupied by the UK in 1841, Hong Kong was formally ceded by China the following year; various adjacent lands were added later in the 19th century. Pursuant to an agreement signed by China and the UK on 19 December 1984, Hong Kong became the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (SAR) of China on 1 July 1997. In this agreement, China has promised that, under its "one country, two systems" formula, China's socialist economic system will not be imposed on Hong Kong and that Hong Kong will enjoy a high degree of autonomy in all matters except foreign and defense affairs for the next 50 years.

 

CAPITAL: Beijing (+8 GMT)

CURRENCY: Hong Kong dollar

MAJOR LANGUAGE(S): Chinese, English

CALLING CODE: 852

VOLTAGE: 220V

PRIMARY RELIGION(S): local religions, Christian

...more: http://globaledge.msu.edu/ibrd/CountryIntro.asp?CountryID=19

 

and there is also:

http://www.GlobalEdge.net : manages PC and Unix systems and networks

and

http://www.GlobalEdgeTrading.com : software for foreign exchange trading

 

I don't see any particular problem amongst that variety of sites.

also : The branding here looks much different than any of those.

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GEI's MISSION - broadening it:

 

My plan for GEI is to turn it into a a website appealing to High Net Worths, and those aspring to be HNW's,

using their investment prowess to get there. There may be some sites like that in the USA, but no one

has yet build a GLOBAL website like that.

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(I first posted this on an HPC thread about credit tightening, but it is relevant here too, I think):

 

I'd like t give much respect to DR. Bubb, he first bought credit tightening to our attention years ago and said it would be the catalyst, he was also I think THE first person to start talking about gold on this board back in 2003/2004, Bubb was the first guy to get me thinking about gold and his recommendations started a journey for me that has been VERY VERY profitable thus far - it has taken time but he has been way ahead on his calls.

 

Bubb has had some ridicule about his HPC and GOLD calls but he has/is being proved correct.

 

Thanks and well done Dr. Bubb

 

Thanks, I.

 

I have to laugh (all the way to the bank!)

Despite frequent criticisms here, and on some other websites like SP, my investing has succeeded beyond even my wildest dreams:

 

+ One of my two core portfolios is up 1000% (that's 10 times!) since May 2004. While the other has done nearly as well, but its month-by-month performance is harder to measure since I "raid it" frequently to cover my living expenses, pay taxes and make other investments, like Hong Kong property,

 

+ My foray into HK property that started about one year ago has done well. Borrowing 65-70% on investments, I now own 9 properties, with 5 fully closed, another closing this month, and three more in March and April. I recently calculated returns, and my equity has doubled, after an average investment time of perhaps six months. Prices are rising about 1% per week (repeat: that's 1% PER WEEK !) in HK, at the moment.

 

It's not that I am so fabulously clever. My success is based upon huge amounts of hard work. I am a fulltime investor, making my living through this activity. So I put the time in, listening carefully to many other experts, and sharing ideas with other private investors. (Some of this work is done online, on HPC, and my own site, GEI.) Partly because I am willing to share the fruits of my research labors, I get plenty of information and ideas in return. Tune into the podcasts on CW Radio, if you want a sample of this sharing.

 

My latest keen interest is urban planning, with a particular focus on New Urbanist concepts. Within 2-3 years, I hope to be in a position to invest (at bargain prices) in communities within the USA that are rebuilding themselves away from the old-fashion "tragedy of suburbia" model into communities with a real future, using the important principles of the New urbanist movement.

 

Why not join the adventure? I reckon it will be profitable to be involved, even if it is just investing alongside, in your own way.

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my investing has succeeded beyond even my wildest dreams:

 

+ One of my two core portfolios is up 1000% (that's 10 times!) since May 2004. While the other has done nearly as well, but its month-by-month performance is harder to measure since I "raid it" frequently to cover my living expenses, pay taxes and make other investments, like Hong Kong property,

That is pretty impressive and the question of what constitutes a "core" portfolio and the best strategy to use is probably a topic worth doing in its own right.

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That is pretty impressive and the question of what constitutes a "core" portfolio and the best strategy to use is probably a topic worth doing in its own right.

 

 

Yes.

And so a new thread was started on this topic recently

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Post #664 on the Gold thread...

Fubra owns HPC. Don't be misguided, forum's are not an easy street to riches and they take time and resources and if there was enough in it - sure mods would be paid, don't get excited magpie :)

 

THat is true.

The ad revenues here pay for the hosting, and I havent made a single pence from GEI yet.

But there has been a wealth of ideas exchanged here- which is the real point of it.

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(i thought I should post Marceau's comment here, with my response):

 

My thinking on this is that it may be part of the whole 'sheeple' syndrome. The house price crash has now gone mainstream and is becoming an accepted idea. This will no doubt cause the newly awakened masses to flock to a site like HPC.

. . .

What HPC now lacks is what this site has, thought about the trends of the future and how to profit from them. Without new ideas HPC has become little better than CNBC or newspaper economists, spouting yesterday's news and breeding a new flock of suckers.

 

GEI, however, remains one step ahead, and that's where profit lives.

 

Good insight: The crowd is now converted to the HPC way of thinking.

You can see that in how traffic has shrunk to almost nothing on SP, and HPC has its noisy crowd.

 

Let's keep GEI a haven for debate and contrarian thinking.

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Posted where the Times picked the Top 50 Eco Blogs:

http://timesonline.typepad.com/environment...mment-107052542

 

"Too narrow. They're Not holistic enough. You want to put the whole thing together: living greener, investing smarter, driving less. In short, redesigning your life and your investing so it will make sense in our Greener Future. That's the aim of GEI- helping people to do that."

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From the Eat or Drive thread:

 

I wouldn't dispute anything here DrBubb. I see little alternative though. There is no easy strategy.

 

But there is an Exit Strategy.

In the long run, we are all dead. But if you have children, that is not end of the story.

And if you believe in Reincarnation, as I do, it is only the end of a chapter.

So I believe that we have a duty to try to leave the world a better place, for when we return.

And that means confronting the big world problems, not just delaying them.

(And this "awareness" is the real seed of GEI, and its mission.)

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I posted this on "the other place" (but got rapidly involved in a digression)... any thoughts?

 

Now how often does that happen?

I'm making this off-topic comment about OT comments, to say:

I hope that GEI can remain a bastion of seriousness, but with its own brand of humor

 

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Thanks guys! Any idea what this forum is about?

Normally, one can tell from the title: HPC is what it says it is and SP is (or was) a kind of way of telling everyone how happy they would be when (if) they became rich. What is Global Edge Investors? The only thing I can think of is some kind of investor sub-group of the Flat Earth Society... yet the pic at the top of the page clearly shows a sphere with no edges at all... all very confusing...!

 

Welcome, Extradry.

Please have a look around. I think you will like it here.

I think you will find many of the top posters from the old HPC are now posting here.

 

"Global Edge" is about creating a sharing an "edge" or advantage among investors from all around the world.

The edge is created through intelligent debate and discussion. Plus openness to new ideas.

 

We are more about practical ways of making money, than geting stuck in particular investment strategies.

We are not doctrinare bears on property (like HPC), or narrow-minded BTL speculators (like SP). Having said

that, there are many Gold bulls here, but some of us are happy to recommend taking profits on gold when

prices run up too fast.

 

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I find GEI is like a beacon that helps navigate the complex sea of information that describes the current and predicted shape of the world. GEI for me makes possible a voyage of learning about the world of economics, investment, human psychology, and current events that are likely to shape the future. Ultimately I hope to use the knowledge gained to make better decisions and for a better quality of life, and to help others.

 

I admire the altruistic nature that is displayed by all forum members here in helping others on this same quest for knowledge and understanding.

Thanks!

 

What a nice tesimonial ! I will save it on the GEI Mission thread

 

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I just added this to my PERSONAL PROFILE, under "interests":

 

Trading and investing in stocks and commodities. Writing articles on related subjects, while building this website.

 

I am interested in creating ways for communities to boost their business activities within the membership, using concepts like barter and community currencies. Local and web based communities may be a key means of surviving a long economic downturn. In a challenging environment, the principle of karma works within a community, by building a culture of generousity. (In other words, if you act according to the principle: "do onto others as you would have them do onto you" within a community, others may learn from your behaviour and copy it.)

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