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  • Axion Power Concentrator 386: Jan. 12, 2015 [View instapost]
    I now see the reasoning for the "near the source". The "If a customer makes a new large power demand, the local grid voltage is lowered first and propagates outwards as transmission permits." argues for distributed, especially near highly industrialized areas.

    In total, I think your scenario and mine are both effectively addressed by the "strategically" located case.

    Preventing variation at the source would reduce the number of distributed storage nodes that might otherwise be required (especially in non-industrialized areas?).

    HardToLove
    Jan 25, 2015. 12:33 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Axion Power Concentrator 386: Jan. 12, 2015 [View instapost]
    D-Inv: Actually, there's no way to prevent price from going lower via that method. Any party can *legally* short as long as shares can be borrowed. Moreover, the MMs can "naked short", *legally*, via SEC exemption from certain REG SHO rules as part of normal market-making activities.

    So as long as there is *any* bid in the market the potential exists for a seller (or MM) to make the market (complete a trade).

    As part of the normal MM process they *do* "naked short" all the time as part of their "sell high and *then* buy low" strategy. This means within the parameters of their risk management (and worries about (SEC?) audits(?) per JP), they will tend to help drive price lower, where they might then do covering buys, locking in profits from the trade itself to augment the fees they get from the exchanges for "providing liquidity".

    I will concede that this strategy may not be effective in driving pps as low as it could go if real shares existed that were offered at ever lower prices.

    The only way to prevent part of this is what I intend to do as I establish my new TradeKing account - I will state that my shares are not to be lent out (first question I asked their CS folks when I was investigating leaving ETrade - it will take a phone call and/or a more formal communication though. It's not mentioned in their standard forms).

    BTW, note the words "*legal*" above. I do not now, nor will I ever believe, that *illegal* "naked shorting" will not occur, to some degree, regardless of the high esteem in which some parties hold the SEC's enforcement acumen and effectiveness. To me I think "big money" sees it as a "BOO!" and a little "cost of doing business" fine here and there.

    Examples such as Madoff, where the SEC was alerted *years* in advance by *professionals* in the industry and took no action, keep me firmly rooted in skepticism.

    Beyond that I also have one instance that I'm positive was "front running" based on "inside information" that I reported and never received more than a peremptory phone call saying they would look into it. I have a blog on it, IIRC, regarding (UNG).

    Of course, the second instance may not have been what I thought it was. But I'll never know because there's no follow-up from the SEC to me. Personally I don't believe they even looked into it.

    This was around the time (within months?) that CNBC had a video regarding the SEC and porn was playing on the SEC desktops in the background.

    Color me jaded,
    HardToLove
    Jan 24, 2015. 01:44 PM | 7 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Axion Power Concentrator 386: Jan. 12, 2015 [View instapost]
    User 393748: Very informative and welcome.

    Thanks for donating your time and knowledge.

    If Mg is as cheap and plentiful as stated, it sounds like it could/would displace all LA variants in many applications, including the PbC?

    I guess the downside would be fewer or more expensive "mag wheels" for the race or hot-rod crowd? ;-))

    HardToLove
    Jan 24, 2015. 09:38 AM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Axion Power Concentrator 386: Jan. 12, 2015 [View instapost]
    Dance: "Now I am no genius but if I held B warrants I would convert as soon as possible and then sell them immediately. I would assume all the other B warrant holders would be doing likewise. I wouldn't want to be holding B warrants that could not be converted due to share limits."

    At last! An "upside" to the B warrant conversions! The company gets cash instead of "nada" as would occur in a "cashless" conversion and the folks currently long the shares suffer less dilution (and a possible post-split pps of $0.0001?). ;-))

    HardToLove
    Jan 24, 2015. 09:20 AM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Axion Power Concentrator 386: Jan. 12, 2015 [View instapost]
    EM: " At-the-source correction (e.g., Cube at the solar farm when the cloud rolls past) would be best. Cubes closer to transmission lines seemed preferable".

    Not being competent in these areas, I might be off-base, but I was thinking the opposite.

    If the storage is at/near the generation source, line losses occur to the energy injected before reaching the end-points. So ISTM more energy must be injected or the end-points receive less of the benefit?

    If storage is very near the end-users, less loss and more benefit to the users, who after all is who is being "protected" from these fluctuations, should occur?

    The downside is due to the losses between the generation source and the storage, the variance will be greater, energy flows into the storage at a lower rate when recharging, and number and depth of storage cycles could be greater, shortening the lifespan of certain chemistries.

    This doesn't ignore the presence of end points located between point A and point Z. ISTM it argues for smaller strategically located distributed storage.

    Again, I'm not competent in these things, but that was my thought process.

    HardToLove
    Jan 24, 2015. 09:12 AM | 5 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Axion Power Concentrator 386: Jan. 12, 2015 [View instapost]
    01/22/2015: EOD stuff partially copied from blog (up now).
    # Trds: 239, MinTrSz: 1, MaxTrSz: 11613, Vol: 129538, AvTrSz: 542
    Min. Pr: 0.3710, Max Pr: 0.4901, VW Avg. Tr. Pr: 0.4137
    # Buys, Shares: 71 46659, VW Avg Buy Pr: 0.4258
    # Sells, Shares: 155 78077, VW Avg Sell Pr: 0.4064
    # Unkn, Shares: 13 4802, VW Avg Unk. Pr: 0.4142
    Buy:Sell 1:1.67 (36.02% "buys"), DlyShts 19469 (15.03%), Dly Sht % of 'sells' 0.00%

    Today seems to be another attack on share price. Volume was very high (for us – see below), a couple noticeable trades came in -17.56% and -17.33% below the prevailing price at the time (and “prevailing” price at the time wasn't at widely separated times either), the ... Selling pressure still dominated with sell percentage of 60.3% and buy percentage of ~36%, both improved from yesterday's 78.5% and 20.2% though. VWAP down another 22.82%.

    For the sixth day out of seven we have the high set by the first trade(s) of the day (the first three trades, all buys, from 09:38 to 09:42 totaling 700 shares). For the second consecutive day we did NOT follow the recent pattern of three consecutive days setting the low in the last trade(s). Instead ...

    An interesting thing ... So, relative to price coming in (and with volume and in a proximate time period), these two trades were down -17.56% and -17.33%, respectively, from the range before them. See the trading breakdown by time.

    Volume was the highest since the 163.39K of 11/16 and then 11/6's ~170K and 10/28's ~182K. The urge to call it “capitulation volume” is tempered by how many times before we've seen such.

    Today's low, high, VWAP, trade volume, and daily short sales moved -17.00%, -19.67%, -22.82%, 183.12% and 139.56%. Price spread today was 36.49% vs. 20.26%, 14.60%, 10.82%, 27.13%, 16.48%, 9.64%, 7.22%, 1.02% and 5.21% on prior days.

    The larger trades (>= 500) occurred on 56 of the 239 trades, 23.43%. These 103,884 shares were 80.20% of day's volume, and traded at a VWAP of $0.4141. 25 ...

    The other 183 trades, 76.57%, traded 25,654 shares, 19.80% of the days volume. The VWAP was $0.4120. 46 ...

    The usual is in the blog here.
    http://seekingalpha.co...

    HardToLove
    Jan 23, 2015. 09:19 AM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Axion Power Concentrator 386: Jan. 12, 2015 [View instapost]
    ITOB: " I believe that trading volume vanished because sellers and buyers can't agree on a price - as I understand it, not uncommon in a gray market".

    They don't need to because we just have the raids where the sellers push and push and push ... down.

    They don't care. They don't do it every day and that's the only time you see very low volume. OTOH, today they were back in force causing a second consecutive drop in VWAP in excess of 20% and volume of 129,538, which is respectable for these penny (now) stocks.

    Take a peek at my buy percentage charts and see what the averages are doing - no doubt that whatever volume there is is dominated by hordes of folks wanting to sell and they don't want to get a high price for their shares either.

    MHO, based on data,
    HardToLove
    Jan 22, 2015. 08:35 PM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Axion Power Concentrator 386: Jan. 12, 2015 [View instapost]
    R.A: "It smells to me of somebody with influence silencing the trading data on AXPIW and hiding their accumulating mode."

    Welcome to "The TFH Breakfast Club"!

    HardToLove
    Jan 22, 2015. 08:28 PM | 4 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • QuickChat #277, January 7, 2015 [View instapost]
    "The Fed cannot be a replacement for a competent government."

    OMG! We're doomed! We're doomed!

    HardToLove
    Jan 22, 2015. 06:18 PM | 4 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • QuickChat #277, January 7, 2015 [View instapost]
    Use "Stop Limit" orders instead. That protects you somewhat.

    HardToLove
    Jan 22, 2015. 06:16 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Axion Power Concentrator 386: Jan. 12, 2015 [View instapost]
    "It's like a retirement home"

    Usually found only inside large corporations in some corner function that management seldom thinks about.

    I briefly worked with a guy that ran his farm from the office about six hours a day. Had been doing it for years while collecting a big engineering salary, annual COLA + merit increases, etc.

    HardToLove
    Jan 22, 2015. 02:28 PM | 5 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Axion Power Concentrator 386: Jan. 12, 2015 [View instapost]
    It's worth the FR income generated calculated out to some discounted NPV?

    HardToLove
    Jan 22, 2015. 01:45 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • A speculative play on UQM [View instapost]
    "UQM Technologies to Hold Conference Call Thursday, February 5, 2015 at 4:30 P.M. Eastern Time"

    http://tinyurl.com/pqp...

    HardToLove
    Jan 22, 2015. 11:03 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Axion Power Concentrator 386: Jan. 12, 2015 [View instapost]
    PY: Yep. With the acumen displayed in the last several rounds, I'm sure they come out better! </snark>

    HardToLove
    Jan 22, 2015. 10:59 AM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Axion Power Concentrator 386: Jan. 12, 2015 [View instapost]
    "eliminates Lead in its entirety"

    No. Emphasis added: "finished lead-free carbon NEGATIVE electrode".

    Until they eliminate the positive, there's still lead. :-)

    HardToLove
    Jan 22, 2015. 10:41 AM | 6 Likes Like |Link to Comment
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