The Not-So-Obvious Losers of the EPA's Carbon Emission Regulations

Coal isn't the only sector that could take a hit when carbon limits take hold.

Jun 6, 2014 at 4:47PM

Yes, yes. We all know that coal use in the U.S. will decline over the next several years as we move to less pollution-intense fuel sources, and that was even before the recent announcement regarding planned Environmental Protection Agency restrictions on carbon-dioxide emissions from coal-fired power plants. However, coal won't be alone in potentially losing out under the new rules. Liquefied natural gas exports and the companies that make it happen, such as Chart Industries (NASDAQ:GTLS), could also face a much less bullish outlook in the U.S.

Tune into the video below to find out why the EPA's announcement could be an issue for Chart and other potential exporters, and how Cheniere Energy (NYSEMKT:LNG) (NYSEMKT:CQP) has set up contracts up with customers to shield itself from this threat.

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A Financial Plan on an Index Card

Keeping it simple.

Aug 7, 2015 at 11:26AM

Two years ago, University of Chicago professor Harold Pollack wrote his entire financial plan on an index card.

It blew up. People loved the idea. Financial advice is often intentionally complicated. Obscurity lets advisors charge higher fees. But the most important parts are painfully simple. Here's how Pollack put it:

The card came out of chat I had regarding what I view as the financial industry's basic dilemma: The best investment advice fits on an index card. A commenter asked for the actual index card. Although I was originally speaking in metaphor, I grabbed a pen and one of my daughter's note cards, scribbled this out in maybe three minutes, snapped a picture with my iPhone, and the rest was history.

More advisors and investors caught onto the idea and started writing their own financial plans on a single index card.

I love the exercise, because it makes you think about what's important and forces you to be succinct.

So, here's my index-card financial plan:


Everything else is details. 

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