David Fessler

Energy & Infrastructure Strategist

A prolific writer, David is a founding Co-Editor of The Oxford Club’s newest monthly newsletter, Oxford Resource Explorer, and also the Editor of Peak Energy Strategist and Peak Energy Trader. He is a contributor to Investment U and the monthly Oxford Communiqué newsletter. Before retiring at age 47, Dave served as Vice President for Strategic Business at LTX Corporation. He was also Vice President of Operations, Sales and Marketing for Quality Telecommunications. Dave is a degreed electrical engineer.

He's an avid cyclist and lives with his wife and two sons in a 200-year old stone farmhouse in northeastern Pennsylvania.

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David's Investment Beginnings

What was the first dollar you ever earned?

When I was 12, I mowed lawns and I had a daily (that's all seven days a week) paper route with 35 customers.

What's been the most satisfying dollar (or dollars) you've ever earned?

When the stock of the electronics company I worked for went from less than $1 to over $50 a share. That's when I sold... and subsequently retired.

What's your favorite way to make money?

The old fashion way: Earning it.

What's the best investment advice you've given or ever heard?

Don't try to beat the market, and don't believe anyone who tells you they can.

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Editor, Peak Energy Strategist

Article Archive

These Investments Stand the Test of TIME

by David Fessler

In March, I wrote about four sectors that usually do well during periods of economic growth. The acronym TIME is an easy way to remember them. The sectors are technology, industrials, materials and energy. All four sectors tend to outperform the broader market over long periods of time, though of course any of them could underperform in a given year. Read On…

Today’s No-Brainer Energy Investment

by David Fessler

Recently, the International Energy Agency (IEA) published a report on total global investments in one specific form of "energy" in 2012. It pegged investment in this form of energy at between $310 billion and $360 billion. That was larger than investments in renewable-resourced electricity, or in oil-, coal- and gas-fired power generation that year. It was about half of the investments made in upstream oil and gas drilling. Read On…

Natural Gas Export Race Heats Up

by David Fessler

With the U.S. awash in natural gas, producers have been looking for more places to sell their increasing supply. Starting next year, exportation of natural gas is going to become a reality for the U.S. Read On…

Energy’s Next Big Disruption Has Begun

by David Fessler

I rarely write about the fast-growing solar energy sector. It's not because I don't find it interesting. On the contrary, I have a 10-kilowatt solar array at my farm in the Northeast. The problem is that solar stocks have been extremely volatile in recent months. However, the long-term picture for solar is, well, a bright one. Read On…

America's Crude Oil Conundrum

by David Fessler

After the 1970s Arab oil embargo, the U.S. banned the export of crude oil. But now, thanks to hydraulic fracturing and horizontal drilling of oil shale formations, the U.S. is swimming in oil. American crude production is about to surpass overall imports of petroleum products. Read On…

The Rust Belt Revival: Now the Chinese Come to Us

by David Fessler

After two decades of flying the coop, the chickens are coming home to roost. And they're bringing friends. I'm talking about American companies that had moved their manufacturing operations offshore to China. They're moving back: More than 200 U.S.-based companies have repatriated manufacturing production in the last four years. Read On…

Major Problem at America’s Biggest Oil Find

by David Fessler

Since August 2009, Permian oil production has increased 91%. It's currently at 1.63 million barrels per day (bpd), according to the Energy Information Administration (EIA). And the EIA expects it could reach 3.5 million bpd by 2025. That's because most of the recoverable resource estimates come from only two of the formation's 11 layers. The other nine are still virtually untapped. But there's a problem. A big one. Read On…