category archive: Bull Horn

Thumb investment image 1024x682


Hopefully, this means you’ve spent the first 29 years of your life eating well, partying and using your highly disposable income to buy cool things that your buddy with 3 kids can only dream of. Thing is, you just clicked on this article which may mean your financial portfolio hasn’t been quite t...





Thumb bull horn  0000 ride the bull   aka investing 817x310


By Darren Stewart, 80-20 Connect CEO One of 80-20 Connect’s favorite catchphrases is “Ride The Bull” and even though this phrase can mean different things to different people, we have chosen this metaphor to describe the investing process. For the more seasoned investor, making an investment ...





Thumb bull horn  0001 invest smartly in the shiny things you enjoy 817x310


By: Darren Stewart Ah, the iPhone. In all its shiny $839 glory just so you can send emails and knock out a game of Clash of Clans. Who the heck spends that kind of money on a phone? Well, with 74 million of these things sold in the first quarter of 2015 alone and even two biopic films of its crea...





Thumb bull horn  0003 why blueberries are the next big investment in the fruit industry 817x310 1


In a towering $271.3 billion fruit and vegetable market, the perception of the teeny tiny blueberry remains quiet in the portfolio of investors around the globe. However, even quieter is the fact that the blueberry has been deemed the fastest growing fruit category, according to Euromonitor, wit...





Thumb bull horn  0004 how solar power is making you re think energy 817x310 1


Oil is still the king. It’s likely to stay that way for a while, but where there’s a king there’s always someone else looking to get on that throne. We’ve always looked up at the sun and wondered how the world can harness that giant ball of energy to power the Earth. The reality is it’s already ...





Thumb the 3p u2019s in oil and gas what they are and why you should care. 817x310


Proved, probable and possible. It’s quite the mouthful and flirts with juggling semantics when it comes to defining oil and gas reserves. The newbie investor in the oil and gas industry could look at those terms and lump them into one category. That would be a mistake. We all know there’s oil in...





Thumb goldfish growth


The Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX), one of the world's largest exchanges, is the senior equity market in Canada. The TSX Venture Exchange (TSX.V) is Canada's public venture capital marketplace for emerging companies. (https://en.wikipedia.org/) Listing requirements for the TSX are more suitable fo...





Thumb bigstock front view of young creative i 103477952 1


Understanding Shares: In general, there are three types of rights associated with shares: the right to vote, the right to receive dividends and the right to receive the remaining property of the corporation upon dissolution. These rights can be divided among different types or classes of shares....





Thumb adobestock 73095675 wide


Everyone has those mornings when they feel like the comforter is a giant squid, trapping them in bed, but for some it’s every morning. Crawling from bed feels like an exhausting struggle, when it should be the best moment of the day - when everything is possible. It’s not just the quantity of li...





Thumb bull horn  0005 weathering the oil and gas storm 817x310


It’s a bit of a bloodbath right now in the North American oil and gas sector with mass layoffs and cries of Armageddon emanating from the C-Suites in the skyscrapers. For investors, however, it’s a bit of a long game. Like all commodities, a glut of product typically induces a price drop, but as...





Thumb efficiency


Quattro will continue to flourish through this economic downturn by delivering profitable, low-cost energy to support the long term growth of the economy. Oil and gas are volatile commodities and today’s low energy prices are a product of the realignment of supply and demand within the context of...





Thumb quattro articleimage 00 817x310


According to Woods Mackenzie's corporate upstream research team assessing the challenges facing the Majors, Independents and National Oil Companies (NOCs) in 2015 -- five themes have been identified which will shape the oil & gas corporate landscape.  Financial Challenges: With commodities...





Thumb quattro innovations 6 817x310


Quattro Innovations Inc. (“Quattro Innovations”), a wholly owned subsidiary of Quattro Exploration and Production Ltd. (TSXV:QXP), is pleased to inform you of our newest commercial product from the acquisition of SRD Innovations Inc.; the patented hyMesh™ Wireless Network. Acquisition of SRD Inn...





Thumb article melatonin is banging on the walls 817x310


Resisting the urge to check your feeds or email one last time before bed has created more than a few late nights. Getting sucked into Netflix, or endless chains of YouTube videos isn’t the biggest culprit robbing people of sleep however - the light from the device itself is the SleepBurglar™. Re...





Thumb bull horn  0008 the energy drink industry the good bad and the new


Raise your jittery hand if you know the third-best performing stock over the last ten years are the folks churning out Monster Energy’s caffeine laden drinks despite many of us having read the data and information documenting the dangers of excessive caffeine and sugar consumption from energy dri...





Thumb bigstock energy facebook new png


Quattro Exploration and Production Ltd ($QXP) recently put out a news release in regard to an increase in estimated recoverable resources from original oil in place. For the average energy executive or financial analyst this makes a lot of sense. However, for the rest of us it would be nice to un...





Thumb bigstock kid creativity education conce 98494226


Junior exploration and production (E&P) companies are most likely to be found in commodity exploration, such as oil, minerals and natural gas. They are essentially start-up or early stage corporations focused on growth. In general, junior oil and gas operators are either developing or seekin...





Thumb bigstock steel pipes in crude oil facto 64167577


Natural gas facilities are a major part of Alberta’s ability to sell its product to an end consumer. All gas produced in western Canada requires some level of processing to meet the specifications required to sell to the end consumer. A gas facility by definition encompasses the equipment betwee...





Thumb bigstock coal mineral stone background 84354827


Natural gas plants are quickly becoming a very popular fuel for electricity due to its clean nature. In fact, natural gas-fired electricity is expected to account for 80 percent of all further electricity generation capacity by 2035.   Emerald Bay Energy is working to be more involved in Gas-To-...





Thumb bigstock small professor in eye glasses 101211209 copy 1


So, you want to start investing, but you have no idea where to start, or who to speak to? Welcome to the 8020 Bootcamp! Allow us to guide you through this process, making it as easy as possible to feel comfortable about asking experts about certain aspects of investing! Some people decide not ...





Thumb mystery group


Growth Investing is based on the goal of capital appreciation: Growing Funds over a period of time to build wealth. This includes stocks, certain bonds, mutual funds, incentive stock options, commodities, real estate, precious metals and currency. Stock: A stock is a type of security that sign...





Thumb mystery group


    Example:   An investor believes that ABC Corp is trading higher than they believe it should be at $10.00. The investor then sells ABC Corp. at $10.00 from stock they have borrowed. If and when ABC Corp. share price starts to decline and settles to where the investor believes is a more reas...





Thumb bigstock innovation 110225348


Micro-generation is the production of electricity on a very small scale as an alternative power. In Alberta, this is considered anything less than 1 Megawatt. Since 2010, the number of Micro-generation sites has grown from 122 to over 1100. This allows consumers to have more options when choosing...





Thumb mystery group


  Some of the most common questions when it comes to new investors are ‘where do I start?’ and ‘How much do I need to start investing?’ A solid budget is crucial to getting started. Experts suggest that those who wish to invest should have at least six months of savings before considering it, ...





Thumb bigstock oil droplet 80296376


Allow us to introduce you to our good friend Oil. Many of you are probably acquainted with oil, but we want to help you get to know each other a little better. Oil is a naturally occurring hydrocarbon that is formed under great heat and pressure buried under sedimentary rocks. The three main attr...





Thumb natural gas


Canada is the world’s fifth largest producer of natural gas with an annual production of 5.4 trillion cubic feet in 2014. There are four main sectors that account for the usage of Natural Gas in Canada. Industrial “Natural gas accounts for about 44 per cent of the energy used in the industrial s...





Thumb mystery group


Sector investing is an investment into a specific sector of the economy, such as materials or energy. Sector funds are generally long-term mutual funds that vary depending on your desired outcome, market capitalization and class of securities.  “You should pay way more attention to sector allo...





Thumb mystery group


  Equities, or stocks, represent a share in the ownership of a company, and the people who hold them are called shareholders. There are two types of stocks, Common and Preferred. Common Shares “Both public and private corporations can issue common shares. Common shareholders are the owners of ...





Thumb bigstock red shoes 107874809


We all know that oil is important to our daily fuel needs: 72% of petroleum consumption is from Gasoline, Diesel and Jet Fuel. Here are some other items you may not have known come from petroleum:     Synthetic Rubber This substance is used for sporting goods, shoes, and tires. The average tire...





Thumb mystery group


There is always some risk in any kind of investing transaction, but it is important to know first hand the signs of a scam. Being protected against fraud and loss should be a top priority for any investor, and the Alberta Securities Commission provides tools that will arm any investor with the ...





Thumb bigstock 133970279


Dual listed companies are those that are listed on two separate stock exchanges, while maintaining two separate legal entities. The company must meet all the listing requirements of both exchanges in order to be dual listed. Companies like Hewlett-Packard and Unilever (Dove and Axe Products) and...





Thumb mystery group


Investing can be hugely helpful in achieving long-term savings goals, like buying your first car, saving up for tuition for post-secondary education and even purchasing your first house. The Alberta Securities Commission has great resources on educating youth on the power of Investing. Here is...





Thumb bigstock canadian saving concept 85057607


With oil and gas being active in 12 out of 13 provinces, this national industry accounts for $110 billion per year and vital energy and other products for Canadians. This industry will contribute $4 trillion to the Canadian economy over the next 20 years. “The oil and gas industry is Canada’s la...





Thumb bigstock senior man with gesture of hav 87914084


Alzheimer’s disease is the most common form of dementia, and accounts for 60%-80% of dementia cases. As we get older, some of these signs may seem as a natural part of the aging process, but the more severe they are, the more likely it goes beyond the typical.Here are the most common early signs ...





Thumb bigstock happy canada day red silk mapl 92498429


Canada’s Oil and Gas industry is active in 12 out of 13 provinces. With the use of many goods and services among the provinces of our great country, the oil and gas exploration and production industry has a presence that is felt nationally! Below are some fast facts about each province and how th...





Thumb mystery group


  As new investors, it can be hard to navigate the investment landscape if you’re not 100% sure how it works just yet. These common mistakes are repeat offenses: investors have been making them for years, and will probably continue making them. Avoiding these will greatly increase your chances ...





Thumb eby


The Investment Industry Regulatory Organization of Canada (IIROC) monitors the timely disclosure of required information of publicly traded companies to ensure proper communication to shareholders. Companies may be subject to trading halts, Cease Trade Orders, Suspensions and/or Business halts de...





Thumb bigstock 122574509


  West Africa is a promising area for oil and gas exploration, as there have been many significant discoveries there, but because of its vast size, it remains largely unexplored. This is exciting to many oil and gas companies looking to extract natural resources to support the world’s need for e...





Thumb bigstock memory loss 86621588


There are three main stages of Alzheimer’s Disease, and while the disease affects each individual in a unique way, the disease can be categorized in three major stages, Mild, Moderate, and Severe. Mild Alzheimer’s (also known as MCI, or Mild Cognitive Impairment) “In the early stages of Alzheim...





Thumb bigstock time timing management schedul 126612839


Caring for someone with Alzheimer’s or Dementia can be a rewarding job, whether you’re a hired care-giver or a loved one taking care of another loved one. Here are some tips for the day-to-day living with the disease and what is important to those suffering. Routines and reminders Keeping a rou...





Thumb pog tsx


Wayne Rousch, President, Perisson Petroleum Corp. (POG), joined Kyle Araki, Team Manager, Listed Issuer Services, TSX Venture Exchange to close the market. Perisson Petroleum Corporation is an international oil and gas exploration and development company focused on acquiring and operating high qu...





Thumb mystery group


  As a new investor, there are questions you should ask yourself, and research that should be done about a company before you decide to invest your money into them. To a seasoned investor, or an investment broker, this becomes an integral part of their decision process, and it should be routine...





Thumb spriza article picture


Contests can be a fun and interactive way to gain followers and engage people in your brand, while giving away cool prizes that people want to win. Whether it’s Voting contests where a series of questions are asked to gain insight into your opinions and views, photo and video contests or simply ‘...





Thumb acl picture


Beautiful white-sand beaches, rich culture and history in their ancient temples, music and dances, and the warm, inviting nature of the people who live there, Indonesia is not just a popular travel destination for people around the world. In the last decade, Indonesia has had significant economi...





Thumb article picture


Paraffinic diesel is part of a new generation of cleaner fuels that have shown to reduce local emissions, improve air quality. As it’s considered a “drop-in” fuel, no modifications to existing engines or infrastructure is necessary. With air quality being subjected to higher standards and aggress...





Thumb bigstock canada and taiwan flags 107623076


Canada and Taiwan have a strong investment relationship across many areas of business and industries. While Taiwan is Canada’s fifth largest trading partner, they share strong ties in education & youth exchanges, science & technology, oil & gas and clean technologies - and this relati...





Thumb bigstock grunge opec or oraganization o 37389565


At the beginning of this year, Indonesia regained its position as the only Asian member of OPEC (Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries) and the only net importer of petroleum. While there is still focus on the exporting side, many Indonesian basins have yet to be explored, adding the ...





Thumb bigstock gold trophy 109231499 2


Contests are a fun and rewarding way to increase brand awareness, positively advertise your service or product and generate leads. Contests can be mutually beneficial to those participating and the company running it: A chance at a great prize, and If executed successfully, can be a great promoti...





Thumb bigstock green mountains in colombia l 116872886


Colombia is home to rich history and culture, a welcoming community of people, and is the destination of many travelers. Bordering on both the Pacific and the Caribbean, Colombia offers a huge range of terrain, from the Amazon rainforest near Leticia to the snowcapped mountains of the Sierra Neva...





Thumb bigstock brain model made from rusty me 110357078


Alzheimer’s Disease can be a daunting diagnosis, especially if it comes before it typically should. Younger-onset Alzheimer’s affects those under 65 years old. While individuals with this diagnosis can live life to the fullest, their best course of action is to become educated on the changes they...





Thumb bigstock dripping oil 105262016 4


Converting natural gas to synthetic diesel could be a cleaner fuel alternative for our future. The resulting diesel has a high cetane rating, is odourless, colourless and contains almost no impurities. The science behind the gas-to-liquid (GTL) process is the Fischer-Tropsch Process, which was de...





Thumb banner georox resources


Red Earth, Alberta is a hamlet located amidst Slave Lake, Peace River and Wabasca with a total population of about 400. Georox Resources owns 2.125 sections of land in this area. There are 8 producing wells and one standing oil well, and Georox believes that there is an opportunity to drill two t...





Thumb bigstock forest panorama with rays of s 90067208


With the increasing emphasis being placed on the state of the environment, the clean energy industry is anticipated to grow significantly. Paraffinic fuels are in the spotlight because they have shown to have an immediate effect on air quality and exceed emission standards, not only in Canada, bu...





Thumb bigstock toronto stock exchange sign 67412293


I’m Trevor Shaw, V.P. of Client Services at 8020 Connect. One of my responsibilities is to work closely on our partnership agreement with the TSX “investinit” program. We want to encourage issuers who are on that platform to engage with their current shareholders and the investment community at l...





Thumb bigstock majestic mountain lake in cana 103229684


“On June 1, 1963, Alberta became the first province in Canada to pass legislation specifically focused on land reclamation. The Surface Reclamation Act created a legal obligation to reclaim disturbed land in the surveyed part of the province. In 1969, the Public Lands Act was amended to allow the...





Thumb piggy bank


A main goal of the 8020 Connect Shareholder Engagement Platform is to spark an interest in millennials to further educate themselves on the investing process. Bringing social media into the investment world allows for a new level of transparency and interaction between public corporations and inv...





Thumb bigstock jakarta city 138847844


Culture shock happens when travelling to foreign countries and places we’ve never been before. While travelling is one experience, opening a business in another country is another. Canadian oil and gas exploration and development company, ACL International, operates in Indonesia. The Indonesian b...





Thumb spriza educational contests 1


Contests for University students are a fantastic way to challenge yourself, cultivate your skills, the knowledge you have learned in the classroom to practical situations and may offer you the opportunity to learn by a style you hadn’t experienced before. Some are individual entries and some are ...





Thumb bigstock 142796528


A main goal of the 8020 Connect Shareholder Engagement Platform is to spark an interest in millennials to further educate themselves on the investing process. Bringing social media into the investment world allows for a new level of transparency and interaction between public corporations and inv...





Thumb slider greenbriar 580h new


Greenbriar Capital Corp is 8020 Connect’s newest client, and CEO, Jeff Ciachurski is already a huge fan of what we do. The 8020 platform is an environment of transparency between management and their shareholders, and rebuilding the trust of the investor from many years of a broken system. His ma...





Thumb bigstock plant growing in savings coins 118855964


A main goal of the 8020 Connect Shareholder Engagement Platform is to spark an interest in millennials to further educate themselves on the investing process. Bringing social media into the investment world allows for a new level of transparency and interaction between public corporations and inv...





Thumb greenbriar


At Greenbriar Capital, we believe that renewable energy - naturally replenished energy that comes from natural resources such as sunlight and wind is in the best interests of humanity and the planet. The environmental cost of renewable development is but a fraction of the impacts to land, water, ...





Thumb bigstock 162103160


Georox Resources Inc. owns a 6.9 to 15 per cent interest on lands consisting of 1,040 acres located in Silverdale Saskatchewan. The company produces oil from eight wells in the Manville Channel and three wells from the Sparky Zone. The operators are Husky Oil and Northern Blizzard. At the end of ...





Thumb banner company


Hydroelectricity is electricity produced from the kinetic energy contained in moving water. It is also one of the most efficient and lowest cost methods of large scale power generation, making it highly competitive with other sources of electricity. A Hydroelectric project produces no direct wast...





Thumb silide1 959x350


Indonesia’s government is focused on becoming a leader in the global economy, with a competitive and innovative population, a just and peaceful society and democracy, and developmental equality among all its people. The vision of these plans is for Indonesia to become: “Developed and self-reliant...





Thumb bigstock eco car 87157940


With the importance of cleaner, environmentally conscious fuels growing, it’s imperative to pay attention to companies like SynStream Energy Corp. The market for synthetic diesel - the product SynStream is looking to produce - is growing and it’s anticipated to continue that growth. “As the world...





Thumb bigstock social media world 25285658


Social media is a powerful force, and has become a permanent and ever-growing part of our everyday life. Roughly a quarter of the world’s population is on at least one social network and that number is only going to get bigger. “It’s pretty evident that there’s a mass market to be reached through...





Thumb bigstock macro close up crumpled rupiah 155705663


  ACL International is a Canadian Oil & Gas exploration and development company listed on the TSX Venture with both assets in Indonesia. Their current operations are both onshore and offshore with prolific opportunities in the properties they own. Indonesia offers the largest economy in Sout...





Thumb bigstock solar energy green solar cel 97874639


“Utility-scale solar has been generating reliable, clean energy with a stable fuel price for more than two decades. Solar power plants can be developed in a way that balances environmental protection with our energy demands. By enacting federal policies to accelerate growth of utility-scale solar...





Thumb bigstock silhouette three oil pumps 3494683


In our article, Canadian Environmental Regulations for Oil & Gas we saw how Canada is a global leader in stringency, transparency and compliance of regulations in the oil and gas sector. While international regulations change as a method to protect people and the environment, it requires a bi...





Thumb bigstock biofuel  110008919


While the Fischer-Tropsch (F-T) process for gas-to-liquid production has been around for a long time, it has been gaining attention in the last few years as a process to create a cleaner, high performance fuel with a lower Carbon Intensity rating than typical Ultra Low Sulfur Diesel (ULSD). Fee...





Thumb bigstock  157699862


Today, Alzheimer’s is a leading cause of death and over 560,000 Canadians are living with dementia as of 2016. This number is expected to rise to over 930,000 by 2031. These cases are weighing heavily on Canada’s health care system, and it will only increase as time goes on unless treatments are ...





Thumb bigstock open book 83012912


The development of the Fischer-Tropsch (“FT”) process and its technological advancements can be well defined by the old adage “necessity is the mother of invention”. During World War II, it was developed in Germany and later used in South Africa as a result of OPEC and UN oil sanctions. During it...





Thumb decade of green


(Part 1 of 3) The Department of Chemical and Materials Engineering at the University of Alberta (UofA) put together a presentation on Gas-to-Liquid conversion industry. We would like to start a conversation about the justifications and challenges of the Gas-to-Liquid conversion industry. We will ...





Thumb bigstock oil pump 25211309


(Part 2 of 3)The Department of Chemical and Materials Engineering at the University of Alberta (UofA) put together a presentation on Gas-to-Liquid conversion industry. In our first advertorial we spoke to the benefits of Synthetic fuels. In this article, we will look at the challenges faced by th...





Thumb image


Diluent is an essential part to the Canadian heavy oil industry. It allows oil companies to get their heavy oil out to market for export, it allows oil profits to flow to investors and allows for continued growth and investment in the Alberta energy industry. “Diluent is a diluting or thinning...





Thumb 06


There are many different approaches to Partial Upgrading, but the goal is to reduce the amount of sulfur and heavier ends in crude oil, making it less toxic and corrosive, and providing a lighter oil for transport. Partial Upgrading is more cost effective than Full Upgrading, but it is not a comm...