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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?

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Comments (18)

  • melvvvar's picture

    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

  • In reply to melvvvar
    oceantrader1964's picture

    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! :)

  • oceantrader1964's picture

    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
    melvvvar's picture

    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?

  • noseitall's picture

    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.

    .

  • jec's picture

    wow, Kent Moors reads WSO...

  • In reply to noseitall
    UFOinsider's picture

    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" --

    ---------------------------------

    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.

    .


    Shut the fuck up

    Get busy living

  • noseitall's picture

    .

    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
    UFOinsider's picture

    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.

    .


    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
    jec's picture

    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?

  • trazer985's picture

    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
    duffmt6's picture

    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
    UFOinsider's picture

    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

  • The Buxtedian's picture

    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.

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