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5/16/12

Can anyone here tell me what the energy industry thinks of Dr. Kent Moors of Duquesne University? Specifically: how is he regarded by crude oil traders?

I ask because he's increasingly on Fox News preaching visions of doom and gloom. All fine and well. Sometimes, as in the case of Meredith Whitney, someone goes public with something that everyone else doesn't want to see. In my own case, I'm inclined to write him off as the same type of infotainer that Glenn Beck was: he's got his 15 minutes of fame, and he's cashing in on it.

He's apparently hawking some company to his followers that is projecting 1,000%+ returns in a futures linked product, and has gone on the record with a forecast of oil hitting $200 per barrel by July 1. Despite his impressive academic credentials, I'm calling bullshit on this guy.

I'm not in the energy industry, so I'm curious: What do you think?

Comments (83)

5/16/12

he sounds like some pseudoacademic huckster teaching the bottom 50% of the local graduating high school seniors in a backwater non-entity of a university, i.e., the ideal Fox News "expert" guest

http://www.jasonbondpicks.com In reply to melvvvar
7/15/12

melvvvar:
he sounds like some pseudoacademic huckster teaching the bottom 50% of the local graduating high school seniors in a backwater non-entity of a university, i.e., the ideal Fox News "expert" guest

LOL! Folks, I am in the industry and I have followed Dr Moor for a good long while. melvvvar is probably quoting from his own resume and like most liberal rattling cans is full of crap! :)

7/15/12

LOL! Folks, I am in the industry and I have followed Dr Moors for a good long while. melvvvar is probably quoting from his own resume and like most liberal rattling cans is full of crap! :)

In reply to oceantrader1964
7/16/12

oceantrader1964:
melvvvar:
he sounds like some pseudoacademic huckster teaching the bottom 50% of the local graduating high school seniors in a backwater non-entity of a university, i.e., the ideal Fox News "expert" guest

LOL! Folks, I am in the industry and I have followed Dr Moor for a good long while. melvvvar is probably quoting from his own resume and like most liberal rattling cans is full of crap! :)

hello kent, how are you doing?

9/24/12

melvvvar says, "he [Moors] sounds like some pseudoacademic huckster teaching the bottom 50% of the local graduating high school seniors in a backwater non-entity of a university, i.e., the ideal Fox News "expert" guest" --

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SOUNDS LIKE? So what you're saying is you haven't even heard of this man and know nothing about him. However, that is no impediment to you insulting his credentials.

Why didn't you just say you know nothing about the man? Why would you express poor opinion of someone you don't know?

I shall guess (and I am honest enough to state that it is a guess): You are an immature bleeding-heart liberal waiting for a handout. When you saw a reference to Fox News, you couldn't resist expressing your hate. So you slandered an innocent person YOU KNOW NOTHING ABOUT. See, it wasn't too hard. Half a nation of people like you elected Obama while knowing nothing about him.

One of these days, you might want to start hiding your ignorance.

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9/24/12

wow, Kent Moors reads WSO...

In reply to noseitall
9/25/12

noseitall:
melvvvar says, "he [Moors] sounds like some pseudoacademic huckster teaching the bottom 50% of the local graduating high school seniors in a backwater non-entity of a university, i.e., the ideal Fox News "expert" guest" --

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SOUNDS LIKE? So what you're saying is you haven't even heard of this man and know nothing about him. However, that is no impediment to you insulting his credentials.

Why didn't you just say you know nothing about the man? Why would you express poor opinion of someone you don't know?

I shall guess (and I am honest enough to state that it is a guess): You are an immature bleeding-heart liberal waiting for a handout. When you saw a reference to Fox News, you couldn't resist expressing your hate. So you slandered an innocent person YOU KNOW NOTHING ABOUT. See, it wasn't too hard. Half a nation of people like you elected Obama while knowing nothing about him.

One of these days, you might want to start hiding your ignorance.

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Shut the fuck up

Get busy living

9/25/12

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See, melvvvar and jec are perfect examples of liberals.

Easily led, they rarely look up raw information to get to the facts. They count on their leaders to "package" viewpoints for them. They are easily "managed" by organizers like Obama, who know that simple slogans will keep the lazy exactly where they belong, on the Democrat plantation.

It is a pleasure knowing that folks like this shall remain at the bottom of the financial and educational totem pole for the rest of their lives, because they keep doing the same things over and over and over - thinking some politician is "looking out for them".

Meanwhile, the politician meets with $40,000-a-plate donors and sells his soul to them, while keeping melvvvar and jec believing he is in their corner.

That is the art of being a politician. Managing the fools, and controlled by the rich.

Liberals never "get it". The rich politicians and their richer donors will never actually raise taxes on themselves to give to the "little people", but they easily keep the sheep believing that they will. It is a pleasure to behold. Especially, knowing that the losers shall blindly remain losers and that their bitterness eats away at them every single day of their lives.

This is what keeps a smile on the face of conservatives, and losers' frowns on the faces of liberals. We always win, because even "your" politicians are one-percenters.

Cheers.

.

In reply to noseitall
9/25/12

noseitall:
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See, melvvvar and jec are perfect examples of liberals.

Easily led, they rarely look up raw information to get to the facts. They count on their leaders to "package" viewpoints for them. They are easily "managed" by organizers like Obama, who know that simple slogans will keep the lazy exactly where they belong, on the Democrat plantation.

It is a pleasure knowing that folks like this shall remain at the bottom of the financial and educational totem pole for the rest of their lives, because they keep doing the same things over and over and over - thinking some politician is "looking out for them".

Meanwhile, the politician meets with $40,000-a-plate donors and sells his soul to them, while keeping melvvvar and jec believing he is in their corner.

That is the art of being a politician. Managing the fools, and controlled by the rich.

Liberals never "get it". The rich politicians and their richer donors will never actually raise taxes on themselves to give to the "little people", but they easily keep the sheep believing that they will. It is a pleasure to behold. Especially, knowing that the losers shall blindly remain losers and that their bitterness eats away at them every single day of their lives.

This is what keeps a smile on the face of conservatives, and losers' frowns on the faces of liberals. We always win, because even "your" politicians are one-percenters.

Cheers.

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Once in a while, I'd just like to see a thread about world events not ruined by all the GOP fanboi talking points. Can people on this board stay on topic??? I'm asking if some dude is legit and what his deal is, not talking politics, please refine your reading comprehension abilities.

Get busy living

In reply to noseitall
9/25/12

noseitall:
.

See, melvvvar and jec are perfect examples of liberals.

Easily led, they rarely look up raw information to get to the facts. They count on their leaders to "package" viewpoints for them. They are easily "managed" by organizers like Obama, who know that simple slogans will keep the lazy exactly where they belong, on the Democrat plantation.

It is a pleasure knowing that folks like this shall remain at the bottom of the financial and educational totem pole for the rest of their lives, because they keep doing the same things over and over and over - thinking some politician is "looking out for them".

Meanwhile, the politician meets with $40,000-a-plate donors and sells his soul to them, while keeping melvvvar and jec believing he is in their corner.

That is the art of being a politician. Managing the fools, and controlled by the rich.

Liberals never "get it". The rich politicians and their richer donors will never actually raise taxes on themselves to give to the "little people", but they easily keep the sheep believing that they will. It is a pleasure to behold. Especially, knowing that the losers shall blindly remain losers and that their bitterness eats away at them every single day of their lives.

This is what keeps a smile on the face of conservatives, and losers' frowns on the faces of liberals. We always win, because even "your" politicians are one-percenters.

Cheers.

.

Lol...did I say something wrong?

9/27/12

let me see, if i have some crazy good investment plan, do i announce it to the world, because I want to make them all rich

hmmmmmmmmmmmmm

p.s. its easy to predict doom and gloom, eventually you'lll be right and you can say " i told you so" even if the factors you give as your reasoning were wrong and it was in fact a completely different cause.

In reply to jec
9/27/12

jec:
wow, Kent Moors reads WSO...

This thread is pretty amazing. I'm pretty sure melvvar is conservative, anyways...

Apparently he was a bit off on that $200 price target.

"For I am a sinner in the hands of an angry God. Bloody Mary full of vodka, blessed are you among cocktails. Pray for me now and at the hour of my death, which I hope is soon. Amen."

In reply to trazer985
9/27/12

trazer985:
p.s. its easy to predict doom and gloom, eventually you'lll be right and you can say " i told you so" even if the factors you give as your reasoning were wrong and it was in fact a completely different cause.

Paging Meredith Whitney...

Get busy living

11/1/12

Getting back to UFOinsider's original query......

You can read a somewhat sceptical assessment of Dr Moor's track record as a stock 'teaser' at gumshoe dot com

Alternatively, you can read a rather more formal (and more complete) assessment of Dr Moors at Duquesne University's website duq dot edu.

Here is an extract of Dr Moors' resume taken from Duqesne's website:

"Dr. Moors has advised sixteen world governments (U.S., Russia, Kazakhstan, Azerbaijan, Ukraine, Poland, China, Ecuador, Ghana, Iraq, Kurdistan, Mexico, Nigeria, Bahamas, Morocco and Uganda), governors of several U.S. states, premiers of two Canadian provinces and has been a consultant to private companies, financial institutions, civic movements/organizations and law firms in 28 countries. He has served as an expert witness/consultant to law firms in Chicago, Houston, London, Montreal, Moscow, New York, Philadelphia and Toronto on cases involving a range of issues, including: retail pricing of oil products; crude and oil product contract, trading, representational duties/responsibilities; oil field, petrochemical, transport installation and contract liability; strategic risk assessment planning and application; technical assessment of export taxation; patent infringement; equity and debt valuation; and oil equipment/technology transfer."

I have never met Dr Moors, but I have read several issues of his 'Oil and Energy Investor' newsletter. To me, the obvious query is why a man who appears to be of some standing within academic, industrial and financial circles would attach his name to such a low grade publication, and why Duqesne University woulld tolerate it. But that's a matter for Duquesne and Dr Moors.

http://www.jasonbondpicks.com
12/6/12

You can learn a lot if you just listen to the 75% when he is teaching about energy, and not get hung up on the 25% why you should listen to him.

4/22/13

Well, I worked with Dr. Moors for 4 years, and I can tell you from personal experience that he's legit. No question about it. He's cashing in on his oil and gas expertise. You all would do the same if you could. Sounds more like sour grapes than any legitimate criticism.

11/29/13

Dr. Kent Moors is director and a professor at Duquesne University concerning the Energy Policy Research Group www.duq.edu/about/centers-and-institutes/energy-an... (for everyones info I feel Foxnews and MSNBC aren't creditable news sources to any extent but commentor on this person's question should be limited to solu5ions not opinions, unlike the listed "news" agencies above...)

11/29/13

Three debut posts in a row. Apparently Dr Moors brings em out of the woodwork.

  • Anonymous Monkey
  •  9/15/15

paid for the product in 2008 he has been 100% wrong since then a leach like the rest of these type of lossers

9/17/15

From a UK perspective its hilarious to read comment sections on US based websites and see like 90% of them just break down into Liberal V conservative and OBama is to blame etc etc.

In reply to Anonymous Monkey
  • Anonymous Monkey
  •  9/27/15

Anonymous Monkey:
paid for the product in 2008 he has been 100% wrong since then a leach like the rest of these type of lossers

Thanks for truth!
In reply to trazer985
  • Anonymous Monkey
  •  10/3/15

He is making his money off his news letters, but he survives on giving good advice so investors will keep coming back. He is correct that the energy market is at a volatile time and he has an investment that can generate significant returns in such environments - either up or down. The challenge is to know timing and there are never any guarantees. That responsibility rests with you but I think even a jackass can make some money just following his advice! It may not be the 30x or 10x but maybe 2x, which is nothing to sneeze at. Is there risk here, probably some but the rewards can be very significant! Don't put all your money into one investment, but do put some in the high returns slot, which could make you a millionaire or better!

  • Anonymous Monkey
  •  11/18/15

When you see the same name in comment after comment, you know that this is either a plant or someone who has nothing to do. And the whole liberal-conserative talk has nothing to do with this.

11/19/15

This sounds like an my invention the plans for which were stolen from me in 1978. The thieves had a scientist in Michigan file a patent application in ten days. They only patented half the invention, an industrial process using hydrofluoric acid vapor in a vacuum chamber to carry dopants onto the silicone dioxide substrate, using the acid to etch the dopants into the sand crystals to create the P-N junction. They got the patent and sold it to ARCO and it was the leading solar voltaic process for 35 years. The second part of the process involved using the pure silicone dioxide sand (this part of my invention was not patented) from my six mining claims in the San Pedro Mountains. This was written about in my book, Pentagon Aliens (1999). The process involved placing the sand in a vacuum chamber in a vacuum and magnetic field and sintering the sand with microwaves. I sent a copy of Pentagon Aliens to the son of a woman in the Ukraine. The son was studying aeronautical technology at the University of Volgograd in Russia. The Russian Academy of Science at Volgograd did the experiment I described and made a phenomenal announcement in late July, 2001. A block of the sand/material, after being created according to my plans, produced electromagnetic waves spontaneously. All one had to do to extract the energy was to place an inductor around the product and produce electrical energy. Nothing was mentioned about this momentous discovery after that 2001 announcement. 9/11 occurred less than two months later. This idea had nothing to do with Einstein whatsoever. I was the inventor, but I didn't have any money to even file the patent application at the time or to prosecute the invention thieves.

The only gratifying things about this theft was that it proved that my invention was valid. The thieves after selling the invention to ARCO placed the money on the stock market and lost it all on Black Monday (1986), as "poetic justice".

In reply to danrt2
  • Anonymous Monkey
  •  11/20/15

But that's the whole point of the question. It's not whether you can morally justify his behaviour, but whether his 'advice' is worthwhile at all to the common man. It is not. He wants an easy buck, and is smart enough to rest on his credentials to supply him with an easy retirement.

In reply to melvvvar
  • Anonymous Monkey
  •  11/21/15

He talks about all these billionaires and governments investing $20 -30 billion each. Why does he need my money? Think about it. And don't get duped.

  • Anonymous Monkey
  •  11/22/15

I think anyone projecting 1000% - 5000% gains as I have seen from Kent Moors is in the very least reckless.

11/25/15

Moors offers a service similar to Motley Fool. You subscribe to a newsletter they advertise as giving you hot tips on buying stocks in companies about to blast off, based on their keen insights into industry trends.

Ever since magazines like Money and Forbes did stories on how people who invested a few grand into Microsoft in the early '80s are now millionaires, a slew of market "gurus" have cropped up, promising surefire investment strategies that will make you rich. Yes, investing smartly in the right startup at the right time can make you hefty long-term returns. But ultimately it is a speculative roll of the dice.

My takeaway from Moors' latest ad is solar is the next huge wave of the future. That's an indisputable fact. The question is how much we need Moors' advice to invest in the right companies. Moors' claim that you must buy his materials to have any chance at success is self-serving. You should research what other credible experts say about solar investments and then decide.

11/27/15

I watch Fox News and I ask where are they so wrong? Why do people think they are a bunch of liars?
Do people really trust CNN?
ABC?
NBC?
CBS?
NET Geo-Wild?
Telemundo?
Really?

The following is what is found on his Web site - Once you do your own research and come up with something you think on your own, then you might be able to have your own opinion.
goto kentmoors dot com
You Decide.
About Dr. Kent Moors
He serves as an advisor to the highest levels of the U.S., Russian, Kazakh, Bahamian, Iraqi, and Kurdish governments, to the governors of several U.S. states, and to the premiers of two Canadian provinces. He's served as a consultant to private companies, financial institutions and law firms in 25 countries, and has appeared more than 1,400 times as a featured radio-and-television commentator. He appears regularly on ABC, BBC, Bloomberg TV, CBS, CNN, NBC, Russian RTV, and the Fox Business Network.

Kent is also a professor in the Graduate Center for Social and Public Policy at Duquesne University, where he directs the Energy Policy Research Group. A prolific writer and lecturer, his six books, more than 750 professional and market publications, and over 250 private/public sector presentations and workshops have appeared in 44 countries.

He makes specific investment recommendations in his newsletter, the Energy Advantage. For more active investors, he issues shorter-term trades in his Energy Inner Circle. And Kent's exclusive Micro Energy Trader is a "swing for the fences" service that targets micro-cap energy stocks. Oil & Energy Investor is Kent's e-letter, where he delivers the latest energy news from his travels around the world in his role as a consultant for major companies and governments.

In reply to UFOinsider
  • Anonymous Monkey
  •  11/28/15

Beware of large bold print with loud breathless voice-over.

  • Anonymous Monkey
  •  11/29/15

Let's look at this logically. If he really knew of an industry or stock that was going to "change the world" what is the need to advertise this. Is he really that altruistic or is he only making money selling subscriptions. If this was all legit he would not be telling everyone just buying in himself and if he truly wanted to help other why have them pay for a subscription.

In reply to FactFinder
12/1/15

At risk of asking a newbie question... who ARE the credible experts for solar investment information?

In reply to UFOinsider
  • Anonymous Monkey
  •  12/2/15

Hats off to you (Get busy living)! Yours is the same question that I have, but an answer is nowhere close in this plethora of splattering doo-doo.

In reply to noseitall
  • Anonymous Monkey
  •  12/3/15

Perhaps you should follow your own advice.

  • Anonymous Monkey
  •  12/4/15

It's hard for me to take Dr. Kent Moors seriously when he doesn't know that Si is an abbreviation for Silicon!
I am an electrical engineer working in the Semiconductor industry and have never heard anyone pronounce Si as "sigh", except for Dr. Kent Moors. There is a Greek letter Ps that is pronounced as "sigh", Si is silicon!
No credibility!

In reply to UFOinsider
  • Anonymous Monkey
  •  12/5/15

Let me respond very quickly in regards to Ken Moors, in my opinion ken moors or anyone that set a video for presentation are paid enough to sell you some company product that does not exist they are working very hard to help a felling co. Also by selling the book there's a major profit, therefore all this talk it's all smoke and zero roast so if you feel that you want to take a chance to invest go head everyone is free to do what they like each one of us as on opinion , I have my own opinion all this talk is just to make money from their middle class , if he mentioned all this major company that already are throwing billion dollars in this small co. Why he is trying to convince small fish like us? For few dollars when he as big shark with real money? Now you make your own choice.

12/5/15

Dr Moors [ OZ 1] info can be found for free.SOLAR CELLS @ 30%-40% not that great.From raw materals -to panels, [cells] everybody wants a pease of action& gets taxed. Then installed procuct sale/personal&or property tax. Then FED/state/conty/city wants pease of action. LAWs/REGIONS/BLD CODE. won't Let U conpleetly off of power grid. TRY IT U GET CONDEMED/EVICTED OFF YOUR PROPERTY!! Investing in product company stock is borderline pump/dump get rich ripoff. [maybe Ponzi deal,}

In reply to William Lyne
  • Anonymous Monkey
  •  12/7/15

Honors and empathy to you Sir William Lyne. I remember in 1974 I had completed the Hybrid vehicle and in 1976 I was robbed of 157 inventions no innovations. In 1978 I created solar voltaic paint at Veddor crossing in the Fraser Valley near Vancouver. Two kinds of course, one coat then a insulated capacitor section and the second kind for the next coat. I filling 2 car batteries and stepped it up x 4 so we could watch American Football on the satellite signal collector, not a dish shape. All this so I could watch the game for which my bookie placed a 4K bet for me. We won. And to the question, I think I will take a chance on the good Doctor and subscribe. I find this subject very interesting and like to see him have some of my money. After all I am richer than anyone here and wealthier than sin. LOL All people on earth make a better life off my inventions and those of my grandfathers back for 1400 years Scotland and Germany. We created the world you enjoy just the of stuff. All the bad stuff is invented by other families. Your lives are double the length because of my family. Good day kind Sir.

In reply to noseitall
  • Anonymous Monkey
  •  12/7/15

See I'm actually looking for info, not some idiot carrying his political soap box around to jump up on and preach about "bleeding heart liberals". Or their discontent over government. IDIOT!

In reply to noseitall
  • Anonymous Monkey
  •  12/8/15

You sound a bit confused. Wasn't it the Wall Street and Banks that took our country down?Are you quite sure that all liberals are poor fools? You are the one who sounds ill informed. I do agree that the pitch by Dr. moors is a great get rich scheme by yet another questionable power and wealth collector.

In reply to noseitall
  • Anonymous Monkey
  •  12/9/15

At least it is good that the majority of the people voted for the lesser of two evils and someone with a higher intelligence level then the opposing candidate!

In reply to UFOinsider
  • Anonymous Monkey
  •  12/9/15

@ noseitall See, melvvvar and jec are perfect examples of liberals.

Easily led, they rarely look up raw information to get to the facts. ----

You just described Republicans....not Democrats! Republicans are reactionaries on the whole, in case you haven't noticed, while Democrats do more research and use mentality over emotionalism on whatever is in the news. I have observed this over many years. If anyone disagrees with me here then let me hear your opinion(s).

  • Anonymous Monkey
  •  12/11/15

Don't fall for this "H-Arc Generator" (whatever the heck that is - if anything) scam. Just try to find out some hard facts about it - there aren't any. All that is "known" is what Moors has spouted off about it and the company that supposedly is going to make endless and countless dollars by selling the technology. If there is anything to it you better believe this one "tiny" company won't be the only one selling it or something equal or better. Whatever Moors' qualifications may be he is first and foremost a promoter looking out after his own good (profit). Josh

In reply to UFOinsider
  • Anonymous Monkey
  •  12/13/15

WOW!!! Now that's intelligent commentary??? I want to follow you,NOT!!!!

In reply to Anonymous Monkey
  • Anonymous Monkey
  •  12/13/15

I caught that one, too...thanks to my vast knowledge of chemistry (one HS course, about 45 years ago)

In reply to derivstrading
  • Anonymous Monkey
  •  12/14/15

A very good observation about this country. Divide and conquer is the easiest way to control the people, along with debt. I believe that both parties are only tools for the Bankers that run the world, after all, they are the ones "loaning money" to the governments of the world. It's really sad that there is so much hate and people take the time to bash one another instead of banding together to change the world for the betterment of everyone. Thanks for your UK perspective as you are able to see more clearly than most people here. Dan S.

In reply to Anonymous Monkey
  • Anonymous Monkey
  •  12/14/15

si, a chemical descriptor, see Prochirality

In reply to UFOinsider
  • Anonymous Monkey
  •  12/15/15

Intelligent comeback professor. Can I use that?

  • Anonymous Monkey
  •  12/15/15

I live in the fraser valley. very interesting.

  • Anonymous Monkey
  •  12/17/15

If this guy is so convinced of these ginormous financial gain, when why is he peddling his book / news letter? He should just follow his own advise and collect his 5,000% ROI (return on investment) I call 'Bull-Crap' on this guy. I don't care about his credentials. I've met a lot of Ph.D.'s driving a taxi or serving me coffee.

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