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Generic strategies categorize companies by the scope and the strength of their business. Enerplus Resources does not have a definable strategy, therefore, it risks losing out to firms that concentrate on one particular competitive advantage. (read more).

Company Description: Enerplus Resources Fund is an open-end energy investment trust. During 2007 ERF production averaged 82,319 barrels of oil equivalent per day: sold 40% of natural gas on the daily AECO market; 40% on the monthly AECO market, and 20% against the day and month New York Mercantile Exchange indices. Simultaniously, Enerpluss crude oil, equaled 74% light/medium and 26% heavy. Average production was weighted on a barrel of oil equivalent basis (53% to natural gas and 47% to liquids). In mid 2007 Enerplus completed the acquisition of Kirby Oil Sands in Alberta, Canada. In February 2008 it closed acquisition of Focus Energy Trust. Update

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Energy Industry Analysis: The energy industry includes companies whose sales derive from the production and sale of energy related products and services such as the extraction, manufacturing, refining, and distribution of energy. Energy Trading Strategy: Energy investments tend to be very sensitive to commodity prices. Speculation and market manipulation by governments affect the energy market, therefore, cautiously invest in companies with significant potential. Upward sloping stock charts and financial news may indicate a selling opportunity while the opposite means that stocks are becoming undervalued.

Industry Sub Sector: . Enerplus Resources is a dominant industry leader due to its personnel, experience and financial strengths. Industry leaders are difficult to compete against, which decreases business and investor risks. The market is quickly expanding. This lowers the threat of direct competition and increases Enerplus Resources's profits.

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Enerplus Resources has consistent operating results. This lowers the risk that Enerplus Resources will suddenly have difficulty and it increases investor confidence in the value they place on each share. Complicated financial statements lower Enerplus Resources's value, because it increases the risk of fraud and lowers investor confidence.

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