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  • DAG1996
    CLSN insiders seem to be on a buying spree... good news on the way?
    6/18/12
    Reply (76)
    • John Rayhall: Should I buy some today or is it too high? Seems someone knows something?
      6/26/12
    • DAG1996: not sure... haven't evaluated at all since I bought, which I think was December around 1.80. i'll see what i can find
      6/26/12
    • DAG1996: i'll look some more, but from a quick search, i found this from a couple weeks ago: http://yhoo.it/MmXoqY
      6/26/12
    • DAG1996: not sure how objective the CEO can really be: http://reut.rs/Lz96hb
      6/26/12
    • DAG1996: ThermoDox trial data expected "late 2012" and insiders and analysts are predicting good news. one-year target 8.25. i think i'd still buy.
      6/26/12
    • DAG1996: in fact, if i had cash right now, more ATRS & CLSN would probably be among first buys. spent it all on SDRL, HAL, etc... too early at that.
      6/26/12
    • John Rayhall: Ok thanks for all the info think I;m taking the plunge! :)
      6/26/12
    • DAG1996: you're welcome. good luck, my friend!!
      6/26/12
    • John Rayhall: I bought a 1000 at 3.20 hope it works out
      6/26/12
    • John Rayhall: Thanks for your input :)
      6/26/12
    • DAG1996: i hope so!! wish i had some cash so i could put my money where my mouth is! all i have to lose on it now is paper profits.
      6/26/12
    • John Rayhall: I trust that you would no worries :)
      6/26/12
    • John Rayhall: No risk no reward or so they say :)
      6/26/12
    • DAG1996: true
      6/26/12
    • John Rayhall: Of course it sold off a bit after I bought it lol
      6/26/12
    • DAG1996: crap! seems like that's always the way it goes lately.
      6/26/12
    • DAG1996: hopefully its a just an intraday fluctuation
      6/26/12
    • John Rayhall: Up a lot the last 5 days think it's profit taking I should have waited oh well
      6/26/12
    • DAG1996: yeah sorry about that. i was thinking more about whether its a good buy than the price.
      6/26/12
    • John Rayhall: Not your fault! Please the choice was all mine! I'm an adult :) The day trade mentality os hard to break sooemtimes
      6/26/12
    • DAG1996: still can't help but feel bad for you. it should be just some profit taking though and should start back up within a couple days
      6/26/12
    • DAG1996: once i decide to buy, i usually wait til the price turns down at least a few %, but that's how i missed CLDX... shot up instead of turn down
      6/26/12
    • John Rayhall: Thanks I appreciate that :) I have to type really fast or I get blocked at work lol
      6/26/12
    • John Rayhall: I'm in CLDX, CLSN and IMUC now pretty speculative let's see what happens :)
      6/26/12
    • John Rayhall: heavy volume in CLSN today def profit taking I think
      6/26/12
    • John Rayhall: Down a nifty 14% on CLSN in 1 day very nice lol :)
      6/27/12
    • DAG1996: let's hope profit taking is just happen over 2 days due to stragglers. or maybe its gravity.
      6/27/12
    • John Rayhall: Not sure but I guess you have to be in this stock for Thermodex results not short term
      6/27/12
    • DAG1996: yes, i think that's the same with all... without catalysts the only thing moving them up or down is manipulation by market makers and others
      6/27/12
    • DAG1996: sorry didn't realize you were looking at it as a quick trade
      6/27/12
    • DAG1996: well, i don't mean to say manipulation is the 'only' thing. the heavy insider buying obvioulsy helped CLSN up since 6/18.
      6/27/12
    • DAG1996: and i think others are buying because of indicators the trials may be ahead of schedule
      6/27/12
    • John Rayhall: Well I am looking at any stock as short or long term I think you kinda have to take some profits when you get them most of the time today
      6/27/12
    • John Rayhall: a 20% gain can become a 20% loss within days
      6/27/12
    • John Rayhall: But ay I like it long term I am holding :) Stocks manipulated!?!?!? No way! lol :D
      6/27/12
    • DAG1996: yes, you're right about taking profits... my 80%-100% profits on FCEL and BLDP ended up only 40-60% because i was too slow to sell
      6/27/12
    • DAG1996: those didn't have such extreme catalysts as biotechs though... i take kind of an all or nothing approach with biotechs...
      6/27/12
    • DAG1996: i tend to either dump them if i don't believe in them anymore or, if i do, let the profits ride and even buy more
      6/27/12
    • John Rayhall: You gotta play it safe in 2012 I think 40-60% is still great! :) I likeyour viewpoint makes sense to me I'm holding.
      6/27/12
    • John Rayhall: CLDX is starting to move it looks like.
      6/27/12
    • DAG1996: safe is right. that's why i'm mostly in strong core holdings. the cheap speculatives are my version of lottery tickets.
      6/27/12
    • DAG1996: yes i'm very happy with the lucky 40-60% i got... still takes some of the fun out of it knowing i also lost 40-60% of profits i could've had
      6/27/12
    • DAG1996: great for CLDX! my VICL is finally moving today too. weird since the biotechs tend to stay flat or go down when the rest of the market is up
      6/27/12
    • John Rayhall: Figues CLSN getting crushed that is so my luck lol. Ya I know you always curse yourself for gains you give up but a gain is a gain :)
      6/27/12
    • John Rayhall: Those both has potential and end of year catalysts so it culd get interesting for both :)
      6/27/12
    • DAG1996: true gains are gains. that's where averaging in hurts. when i get ones that take off, i'm often stuck with only half the position i wanted
      6/27/12
    • DAG1996: yeah ATRS is falling back some today too. i'm considering robbing a bank so i can buy some more of all three
      6/27/12
    • John Rayhall: Ya averaging in has it's postives and negatives. Rob a bank for both of us!
      6/27/12
    • John Rayhall: We should have bought ARNA like a fat kids buys OREOs!!!!!!!!
      6/27/12
    • John Rayhall: I need to looks at ATRS harder you like it huh?
      6/27/12
    • DAG1996: lol yeah, i looked at ARNA at one point but it seemed such a long shot. oh well. ATRS, CLSN & VICL are my only biotechs now...
      6/27/12
    • DAG1996: ATRS is my favorite. it use to be AIS, but they changed indeces and the symbol. i'm hoping all three might be worth holding for years.
      6/27/12
    • DAG1996: well, i have a lot in PFE too, but that's a whole different ball game since the big boys tend to buy drugs instead of develop them
      6/27/12
    • John Rayhall: Wow your favorite! That's saying a lot will look into it thanks :)
      6/27/12
    • John Rayhall: Yes totally different ball game
      6/27/12
    • John Rayhall: What is ARNA worth after approval you think?
      6/27/12
    • DAG1996: i have no idea... it was almost a year ago i looked at ARNA and i didn't go that far.
      6/27/12
    • DAG1996: seems it could be a lot if they own full rights, altho they probably don't. first weight loss drug in 13 years. i really don't know much tho
      6/27/12
    • John Rayhall: I'm pretty hesitant to buy ARNA but obesity is a big problem and although I am against taking a pill for it I am sure a lot of people aren't
      6/27/12
    • DAG1996: i don't have cash right now so i can't even consider it. don't know enough to know if i'd buy at these prices. i agree but people love pills
      6/27/12
    • DAG1996: if it works, it'll sell like crazy... until it starts killing people. then sales will slow a bit until its not for sale. remember fen phen?
      6/27/12
    • DAG1996: after all that craziness, CLSN only down 1.41% today. i think it was close to 6% at one point.
      6/27/12
    • John Rayhall: http://yhoo.it/OCB9zt...
      6/28/12
    • John Rayhall: Yes I do remember. Whatever happened to working out and eating right? People are nuts!
      6/28/12
    • John Rayhall: CLSN may be moving back up
      6/28/12
    • DAG1996: yes, nuts and lazy... working out and eating right require effort, but we've increasingly become what i call an easy-button culture
      6/28/12
    • DAG1996: the link only returns error: "Sorry, the page you requested either doesn't exist..." yes, i see CLSN is coming back some now. good for us!
      6/28/12
    • John Rayhall: Sooooooo lazy it's sickening! lol Link says they got a 10 million dollar loan from Oxford without dilution which is why it's up today.
      6/28/12
    • DAG1996: i thought the Oxford deal happened weeks go. maybe finalized today or something.
      6/28/12
    • DAG1996: i'm trying to figure out how healthcare ruling affects AET since my wife works there and we have a ton of stock. doesn't look good so far.
      6/28/12
    • John Rayhall: I guess it was finalized today so that's why the stock has jumped so much. I'll look at AET. My friend's wife works there too ironically
      6/28/12
    • DAG1996: thanks, i think i got it after spending all morning reading and not doing any work. guess i'll be working again this weekend. lol
      6/28/12
    • DAG1996: for AET, its bad short term, but good long term... more payouts & less profits at first, but more members and more profits down the line
      6/28/12
    • DAG1996: i just hope management doesn't spin it as a reason for layoffs so they can keep the numbers good in the short term
      6/28/12
    • John Rayhall: AET seems to be holding okay I wouldn't worry abou it too much.
      7/5/12
    • DAG1996: yes, thanks. i've no doubt AET will be fine... just have to consider if execs will start short-term numbers massaging as in the past
      7/5/12