How do stocks fit into a creative life?

I must admit, I am an individual of diversified passions. I’m an artist, and this is, perhaps, the side I identify with most, and like to identify with most. However, I am also extremely interested in technology, design, urban planning, and the stock market.

What may be the common thread in these seemingly diverse activities, you may ask? Dynamism. At heart, I think I am a futurist. Content in constant flux. Finding awe in the natural flow and rhythm of production, creation, destruction. For this reason, I wonder at natural phenomena such as the beating drone of a water fall. Trying my eyes to focus on one point and conceptualizing what it means to have all that water in constant motion. And further expanding this thinking to conceive the river as both a flowing entity, teaming with the dichotomy of molecular holism. The river existing as an extension in time and space linking distant lands-a flowing thread made of singular bits convinced to travel together.

Anyway, this was meant to be a transition into a discussion about the stock market. Although I predict that most of my posts relating to the stock market may have this mixed feel to them. We’ll see how it happens. This is the first post that will broaden the scope of this blog to include more diversified interests.

My investment strategy thus far has centered around alternative energy stocks. I feel that this is the most morally and ethically responsible market to invest in and have thus focused my energies on investigating this investment sector. There are a surprising amount of subcategories when one begins to investigate the alternative energy sector: solar, wind, energy efficiency, energy storage, smart grid, geothermal, and others.

My strategy is to read up from several other sources to try to get a pulse for what kinds of trends are happening. In general, it seems there are may players in the solar game and the end winners are up for grabs. Contrary to popular belief, electric vehicles are not very practical at this point in time because of the amount of the extremely scarce resources Lithium used in their batteries. Geothermal seems like a solid bet with companies such as Ram Power (RPG), and the Nevada Group (NGP) among the few key players in this realm (both of which I have a bit).

More on this later, but for now I feel like moving back the creative side and discussing an interactive artwork I am developing.


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