The Energy Blog is taking a new step by accepting advertising from organizations that are in some way related to the thrust of the blog. Your patronage of the advertisers would be appreciated. The following is a press release from the first of our advertisers, Guinness Atkinson, regarding a new mutual fund that they have launched that invests in companies involved in activities relating to alternative energy.
Guinness Atkinson Asset Management, Inc., announces the launch of the no-load Guinness Atkinson Alternative Energy Fund, which will invest in companies involved in the production, distribution or storage of alternative energy, including energy conservation. The fund is designed as a vehicle for investors seeking to profit from and participate in the shift from conventional fuels to alternative energy sources.
The fund will invest primarily in companies that produce 50 percent or more of revenues from alternative energy and will be managed with an emphasis on value. Lead manager of the fund will be Tim Guinness, Chief Investment Officer of Guinness Atkinson, who also manages the Guinness Atkinson Global Energy Fund.
“Increasing global energy demands, coupled with limiting supplies, will continue to force prices for energy higher and, in turn, accelerate the development of alternative energy sources,” Mr. Guinness said. “We believe that the shift from conventional fuels to alternative forms of energy provides a new opportunity for investors,” he added.
Mr. Guinness also cautioned about risks associated with investing in alternative energy sector. “Many of these companies are small and thinly traded and by some measures more than fairly valued at the moment,” he said. “As optimistic as we are about the prospects for the alternative energy sector, we expect it to be volatile. An investment in it should be considered for the long-term”, he added.
Guinness Atkinson has produced an in-depth, eight page research report called the Alternative Energy Revolution. This report provides an analysis of various alternative energy technologies and includes a discussion of the shift underway from conventional to alternative energy. Investors wishing to learn more can request a a copy of the Alternative Energy Revolution by calling 800 915-6565 or by visiting
The information in this communication is not complete and may be changed. We may not sell these securities until the registration statement filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission is effective. This communication is not an offer to sell these securities and is not soliciting an offer to buy these securities in any state where the offer or sale is not permitted.
The Fund’s investment objectives, risks and expenses must be considered carefully before investing. The prospectus contains this and other important information about the Fund and may be obtained by calling (800) 915-6566 or visiting the Fund’s website at www.gafunds.com . Please read it carefully before investing.
Guinness Atkinson also has a energy brief available on its website which gives detailed information and discussion of the factors affecting the price and inventories of crude, distillate and and natural gas. This brief is aimed at giving background information relating to one of their other funds, but may be of interest to some of the readers of The Energy Blog.
None withstanding the above, accepting this advertisement does not constitute an endorsement by the The Energy Blog. The risks associated with investments are many and beyond the purview of The Energy Blog. It is recommended that you consult with your financial adviser or broker to review the suitability of this fund for you portfolio and the risks involved with any purchase of this fund.