Joseph Dancy's Blog

SMU School of Law Professor
jdancy [at] smu [dot] edu ()

Joseph R. Dancy, is manager of the LSGI Technology Venture Fund LP, a private mutual fund for SEC accredited investors formed to focus on the most inefficient part of the equity market. The goal of the LSGI Fund is to utilize applied financial theory to substantially outperform all the major market indexes over time.

He is a Trustee on the Michigan Tech Foundation, and is on the Finance Committee which oversees the management of that institutions endowment funds. He is also employed as an Adjunct Professor of Law by Southern Methodist University School of Law in Dallas, Texas, teaching Oil & Gas Law, Oil & Gas Environmental Law, and Environmental Law, and coaches ice hockey in the Junior Dallas Stars organization.

He has a B.S. in Metallurgical Engineering from Michigan Technological University, a MBA from the University of Michigan, and a J.D. from Oklahoma City University School of Law. Oklahoma City University named him and his wife as Distinguished Alumni.

Fuelled by Iraq the Energy Sector Returns to Investor Favor

Despite the markets performing well retail investors across the board have dramatically increased their allocation to cash according to a new State Street study. Cash allocations have jumped in the past two years with the average rising...

Identifying Opportunities in the Energy Sector Using Warren Buffett’s Investment Strategies

Technology and biotech shares have been the focus of investors over the last year and have outperformed the market, however that has begun to change as many firms in the energy sector have begun to attract attention from investors.

Natural Gas: Will a Robust Injection Season Elevate Prices?

Over the last three or four years the supply of natural gas available to the U.S. market has jumped sharply higher with the advent of advanced drilling technology and multi-stage hydraulic fracturing.

Natural Gas Markets Are Revitalized While Oil Plows Ahead

As we look out over the next year a number of interesting long term trends are developing in the energy sector. These trends have significant implications for investors in the sector, as well as for the overall economy...

IEA: The Shale Mirage – Future Crude Oil Supply Crunch?

A number of investors have subscribed to the theory that we are entering a new era of global energy abundance, led by technological advances in horizontal drilling and hydraulic fracturing. The domestic price of natural gas in the U.S. has plummeted, and...

Fed President: Monetary Easing Needed to Address Labor Market Issues

In a presentation to Michigan Tech finance students and local executives Narayana Kocherlakota, President of the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis, last month discussed the use of monetary policy to address labor market issues arising from the Great Recession of 2008...

Fundamental Analysis Supports Triple Digit Oil Prices

Some analysts are explaining the fact that crude oil prices have risen to triple digit price levels as a result of the ‘fear premium’ attached to concerns about future oil supply disruptions.

Correlation Broke: Commodities Index Underperforms the S&P 500

In an article last month the Wall Street Journal pointed out that for the last two years commodity prices—as measured by the Dow Jones-UBS Commodity Index, as well as commodity related stocks—have substantially underperformed the S&P 500 index.

Energy Sector Remains Out-of-Favor With Investors

If China’s historical consumption growth continues, and if demand remains relatively price insensitive, the growth in demand for oil will be ‘relentless’ according to Staniford.

OECD Study Forecasts Sharply Higher Global Crude Oil Demand

A working paper published by the Economics Department of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) last week examined the long term trends that are driving global crude oil supply and demand levels and hence influencing oil prices.

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