John Ransom

Stock number one: General Electric.

And the headline says: Clean Coal Technology is a Necessity & These 3 Companies Know It- Motley Fool

Coal gasification is just one part of what GE and Siemens do, too. Both industrial giants are big players in other key energy areas like natural gas and wind turbines. So not only will they benefit from increasing demand for cleaner coal in high growth markets, but also from increased use of other clean power sources, too. That's partly tied to the environment, but also to the mainstreaming of new technology. New power plants generally use the cleanest technology they can afford.

Symbol: GE

Dividend: 3.10

Forward PE: 16; Trailing PE 21;

PEG: 1.87

Estimate Trend: Flat

Ransom Note Trendline: Sell General Electric

GE Chart

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Stock number two: Trina Solar Limited.

Report: Solar wafer prices to rise to nearly $1, DigiTimes says - Yahoo Finance

Solar-grade crystalline silicon wafer prices have risen to 98c-99c due to strong demand and high-efficiency wafers have exceeded $1, reports DigiTimes, according to a Chinese-language Economic Daily News report. Prices are also likely to rise by another 5% in January 2014.

Symbol: TSL

Dividend: NA

Forward PE: 41; Trailing PE: NA


Estimate Trend: Up

Ransom Note Trendline: Sell Trina Solar

TSL Chart

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Stock number three: Boston Beer Co. Inc.

Must-know: 4 things that could negatively impact Boston Beer Co.—Yahoo Finance Market Realist

Investment in Boston Beer Company doesn’t come without risks. There are four major risks that could negatively impact returns for investors: financial valuations, poor economic growth, increased industry competition, and higher input costs.

Symbol: SAM

Dividend: NA

Forward PE: NA; Trailing PE: 45


Estimate Trend: Flat to Up

Ransom Note Trendline: Sell Boston Beer

SAM Chart

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John Ransom

John Ransom’s writings on politics and finance have appeared in the Los Angeles Business Journal, the Colorado Statesman, Pajamas Media and Registered Rep Magazine amongst others. Until 9/11, Ransom worked primarily in finance as an investment executive for NYSE member firm Raymond James and Associates, JW Charles and as a new business development executive at Mutual Service Corporation. He lives in San Diego. You can follow him on twitter @bamransom.

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