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Movies, TV series, and books have all romanticized the "wildcatter," the long-on-guts, short-on-cash drillers who find ways to strike oil - and get rich.
It's no surprise at all that we love these stories: After all, the moxie, independence, and "no-surrender" mindset that yields the "gusher" is a quintessential American wealth tale.
While most of these real-life stories with "fairy-tale endings" took place many years ago, Money Morning Global Energy Strategist Dr. Kent Moors says that the book on the wildcatter isn't closed.
If anything, the story is more compelling than ever - as is the wealth potential that goes with it.
In a sit-down I recently held with Kent, he talks about something he refers to as the era of "The New Wildcatter" - where new technologies and other innovations add muscle to the moxie and independence that has always defined oil drillers. He details the "Wildcatter Mindset" - and a record-breaking opportunity he's tracking.
Best of all: Kent tells me how anyone can become a New Wildcatter.
You can join in - without ever leaving your armchair.
Here's an edited transcript of our chat...
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Before he moved into the investment-research business in 2005, William (Bill) Patalon III spent 22 years as an award-winning financial reporter, columnist, and editor. Today he is the Executive Editor and Senior Research Analyst for Money Morning at Money Map Press. With his latest project, Private Briefing, Bill takes you "behind the scenes" of his established investment news website for a closer look at the action. Members get all the expert analysis and exclusive scoops he can't publish... and some of the most valuable picks that turn up in Bill's closed-door sessions with editors and experts.