I'm sure you've noticed there are a few ads to the right of this blog and some links to related books at Amazon. If you click on those links and buy something, I get a little cash.
Here's what I'd like to say about that:
If you do decide to buy a book on one of the topics based on what you've read here, it would be great if you could buy it through the link at the right, which, again, will send a little cash my way.
In terms of the other ads: If you see something involving limited partnerships, **please** run it by an attorney or financial advisor before investing. If you have only a small amount to invest, penny-type stocks are not your only option, you can buy fewer shares of a big, well know company or dollar cost average into a mutual fund.
One ad that I thought was very appropriate for this site was the Guinness Atkinson Funds (which, naturally, seems to have stopped running). They have an energy focused mutual fund ("Guinness Atkinson Global Energy") and the person running it seems to be on top of the general story. If you see their ad (labeled "GA Funds"), click on it and go read their "Investment Research". They also send out a monthly newsletter that gives some additional commentary and lists the fund's positions. You can sign up for that on their Investment Research page.