In the 2007 movie There Will Be Blood, main character Daniel Plainview repeatedly calls himself an oil man: 

"I do my own drilling and the men that work for me, work for me and they are men I know. I make it my business to be there and see to their work. I don't lose my tools in the hole and spend months fishing for them; I don't botch the cementing off and let water in the hole and ruin the whole lease. I'm a family man -- I run a family business." 

Fools, I'm not an oil man, and I don't have any idea how to set up a fracking operation. But I have a way to invest in the booming oil economy of North Dakota despite this shortcoming. 

In the video below, I explain how a strategic investment in regional banks in North Dakota, from Wells Fargo to U.S. Bancorp and potentially even smaller community banks, can be exactly the tactic you're looking for to invest in the boom without understanding the nuance of drilling a well.


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