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  • Axion Power Concentrator 323: Apr. 14 '14: Q4 & EOY 2013 Results & CC; CFO Resigns; David DiGiacinto Joins BoD; PV With Storage Financials; Petersen Worksheet Suggests PIPE Effects Nearing End [View instapost]
    GT: There's lots of stuff linked in the header that covers our major opportunities. If newcomers really are reading, I suspect they wouldn't have that much uncertainty generated because they didn't see some daily minor commentary about it.

    MHO,
    HardToLove
    Apr 14 03:28 PM | 5 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • QuickChat #270, April 2, 2014 [View instapost]
    $(CPST): One of the better compendiums of DD stuff I've seen. Thanks to Burtmail at nvestorvillage for the post.

    "Investment Report Written by Michael Maggi, CFA Charterholder"
    http://bit.ly/1gx6j3L

    Hardtolove
    Apr 14 01:41 PM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Axion Power Concentrator 322: Apr. 09 '14: Q4 & EOY 2013 Results & CC; CFO Resigns; David DiGiacinto Joins BoD; PV With Storage Financials; Petersen Worksheet Suggests PIPE Effects Nearing End [View instapost]
    JP:"... savage times before the dawn of political correctness, bicycle helmets and sun screen".

    Amen! And thanks for starting my day with a chuckle. I considered PC before posting the link and then decided I don't worry about it.

    HardToLove
    Apr 14 09:09 AM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Axion Power Concentrator 322: Apr. 09 '14: Q4 & EOY 2013 Results & CC; CFO Resigns; David DiGiacinto Joins BoD; PV With Storage Financials; Petersen Worksheet Suggests PIPE Effects Nearing End [View instapost]
    Iindelco: Just for you ... and the rest of those of us who lay "dying"! ;-))

    http://bit.ly/RhO8tB

    HardToLove
    Apr 14 06:45 AM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Stability Of The European Union (23) January 1, 2014 To ??? [View instapost]
    Stilldazed: I don't struggle to understand becuse I know it's unconstitutional. Having read the whole dissenting opinion from the SCOTUS, I can state that the word "tax" was never once used in the legislation and it was Chief Justice Roberts that legislated from the bench by determining that in spite of no occurrence of the word "tax", the legislators obviously meant tax every time the used words like "penalty", levy", fine", ...

    It was unusual, I've read, in that the supremes generally take care to interpret words exactly as they were meant and used.

    Prior to going to the SCOTUS the administration argued that the law was constitutional under the interstate commerce authority.

    When they got to the SCOTUS, they knew that it was unconstitutional under that regime and changed their argument to it was constitutional because it was within authority of congress to "tax".

    The "conservative" Chief Justice then decided to break the tie by asserting that they "obviously" were "taxing", not fining or penalizing, to enforce an unconstitutional mandate for individuals to purchase goods and services they otherwise might not purchase.

    For me to want to understand this is like wanting to understand why calculated and premeditated murders are done.

    I don't care why, I just want illegal activity prevented. There's folks that do understand that sort of stuff and I hope they can prevent them.

    MHO,
    HardToLove
    Apr 13 06:51 PM | 4 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Stability Of The European Union (23) January 1, 2014 To ??? [View instapost]
    D.G; In fact we do print more money every time we take out a loan.

    From occasionally keeping up with the new monetary theory folks I learned that when a bank writes a loan for which they didn't actually have $ backing it - your indebtedness becomes an "asset" on their books and, IIRC, through the magic of computers $ is deposited to your account.

    Voila! Money was created out of thin air.

    Although it is indirect, it is "consumer" action that causes the "printing" of $.

    This keeps the double-entry books in balance as the "liability" of readily available cash in your account is balanced by the "asset" of your I.O.U.

    I've pondered whether this can possibly be true. When I consider our low savings rate for so long, it seems it must be so because the actual savings that might provide funds to be lent has been so low for so long that we couldn't have had the near crash of the banking system if all the loans were covered by "savings".

    Anyway, just though I would mention this. I'm not knowledgeable enough to argue it, but I observed some who were duke it out and that particular point about how the money was created didn't seem much disputed. Other effects surrounding it were heatedly disputed though.

    I know it is not "printing money" in the sense you meant as it's actually every banker making loans that do it, which was the surprise to me. So all you have to do is have an easily swayed banker as a "best bud" and you can almost print your own money.

    HardToLove
    Apr 13 06:37 PM | 4 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • QuickChat #270, April 2, 2014 [View instapost]
    SM: Yep. And the government has no constitutional power to force individuals to engage in commerce either.

    Obamacare.

    And the legislation never once used the word "tax", which is allowed by the constitution, but used words like "penalty", "fine", ...

    But Roberts fixed that by declaring they meant "tax", thereby legislating from the judicial bench by changing the meaning of the words actually used.

    Obamacare.

    So regardless of the wisdom of our forefathers, those who desire other than constitutional powers declare it a "living document" and ...

    Well, you know.

    So, regardless of those links you post, nothing is *actually* protected while the current mindset of those holding power holds sway.

    I normally don't do politics here, so I'll stop.

    HardToLove
    Apr 13 11:30 AM | 6 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • QuickChat #270, April 2, 2014 [View instapost]
    SMaturin: Camouflage it! Otherwise they'll probably confiscate it as a threat to the power of the authorities to protect our national security ... likely at one of those DHS roadblocks that they are adding to their repertoire.

    And a few months after you buy it, they'll make it illegal for all but "authorized personnel" anyway, for the same reasons.

    MNSHO,
    HardToLove
    Apr 12 05:54 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Axion Power Concentrator 322: Apr. 09 '14: Q4 & EOY 2013 Results & CC; CFO Resigns; David DiGiacinto Joins BoD; PV With Storage Financials; Petersen Worksheet Suggests PIPE Effects Nearing End [View instapost]
    04/11/2014: EOD stuff partially copied from blog (up now).
    # Trds: 120, MinTrSz: 2, MaxTrSz: 25000, Vol: 876417, AvTrSz: 7303
    Min. Pr: 0.1600, Max Pr: 0.1829, VW Avg. Tr. Pr: 0.1689
    # Buys, Shares: 27 149421, VW Avg Buy Pr: 0.1727
    # Sells, Shares: 91 726496, VW Avg Sell Pr: 0.1681
    # Unkn, Shares: 2 500, VW Avg Unk. Pr: 0.1760
    Buy:Sell 1:4.86 (17.05% "buys"), DlyShts 92234 (10.52%), Dly Sht % of 'sells' 12.70%

    ARCA was in pre-market again with a 4K $0.249 offer and never moved it until 11:45, when they jumped to the front of the line with a $0.174 offer undercutting the best $0.175 at the time. With heavy and somewhat aggressive competition from WABR, NITE and ATDF, they popped in and out of the market all day long. They first ...

    NITE again had a 200K offer at $0.21 in pre-market (likely a GTC order – the one first seen yesterday?) and sat on it for the rest of the day. As before ...

    The average of the lowest 20 VWAPs times 80% today is $0.0954 vs. $0.0929, $0.0904, $0.0884, $0.0865, $0.0848, $0.0831, $0.0819, $0.0816 and $0.0812 on prior days. 80% of today's VWAP is $0.1351 vs. $0.1425, $0.1485, $0.1397, $0.1468, $0.1505, $0.1522, $0.1399, $0.1332 and $0.1338 on prior days. These are potential prices for the next tranche of shares to the PIPErs.

    Today's low, high, VWAP, trade volume, and daily short sales moved -8.57% and -3.74%, -5.18%, 264.86% and 139.51% respectively. Price spread today was 14.31% vs. 8.57% 5.71%, 9.40%, 7.78%, 11.30%, 14.22%, 5.88%, 19.76% and 14.20% on prior days.

    These metrics were affected by one trade ...

    The larger trades (>= 15K) occurred on 10 of the 120 trades, 8.33%. These 200,800 shares were 22.91% of day's volume, and traded at a VWAP of $0.1672. 0 of these trades, 0%, were buys ...

    The other 110 trades, 91.67% of the day's trades, traded 675,617 shares, 77.09% of the days volume. The VWAP was $0.1694. 27 trades, 24.55%, were buys ...

    Yesterday, ... get a “gravestone doji”, not a good sign. That doji was not a guarantee that we'd move lower, but it was very suggestive when combined with the traditional and unconventional stuff I went on to detail.

    Today seems to have confirmed that's what we had. We got a noticeably lower low, high and VWAP on higher volume coupled with a close -6.53% lower (and would've been -9.09% if we discount that last $0.1645 trade detailed below and use $0.16 for the close). You can also see the effect in my non-traditional stuff, specifically the buy percentage and lower daily short sales percentage.

    I had mentioned the possibility of some support at $0.16, but said I didn't think it would hold up well because ... In my 49 peeks at the bid ... never saw substantial volume on the bid at $0.16. There were some occurrences of good volume above and some more below though. This is not an unusual situation and I really don't read much into it yet. Those things will change as price moves around.

    I'm still thinking that $0.15 is our best shot at some decent support nearby. The three touches of that horizontal line ... probably accounts for the subsequent move lower – what respectable trader would resist a 20% gain in just a few days? 4/3 traded ~2.64MM shares and we subsequently started showing the first signs of weakness.

    If the PIPErs had shares purchased in the $0.08-$0.09 area, they possibly got better than a double out of those shares.

    On the traditional TA front, saying “there's still no sign of upward pressure” would qualify as an understatement. Maybe a little picture would be useful?

    Axpw Daily 1 Year Snippet 20140411
    http://bit.ly/QhM0Rk

    I mentioned yesterday the high exactly touched my descending trend line, that if we discounted certain trades ...

    Nothing so complicated is needed today – we had lower high, low, VWAP and close on rising volume. Add in my unconventional trading breakdown, which includes buy percentages and VWAP, and the best hope that might approach rationality would be to start going sideways, which I don't expect yet. If we did I don't expect it would last long.

    The newer [inflection point calculations] version's chart pattern, which reduced ... today [Thursday] suggests it is picking up steam”. Today the five, ten and 25-day lines show an acceleration of downward bias is beginning.

    The usual, and an extra snippet of an AXPW chart are in the blog here.
    http://seekingalpha.co...

    HardToLove
    Apr 12 05:41 PM | 6 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • QuickChat #270, April 2, 2014 [View instapost]
    SMaturin: And long ago we had the government decide to force banks to stop "red lining" and make loans into less desirable areas.

    I've often wondered if that didn't eventually, as an unintended consequence, lead to no-doc loans, variable rate mortgages, and the need for financial engeering instruments like MBS and CDOs so the banks could weather the storm they knew would come.

    And that, of course along with other government missteps, led to the near collapse of the banking system and "The Great Recession".

    Not saying, but just wondering.

    The shadow of misdirected good intentions falls wide and far across the landscape.

    Of course, denial is the same as truth as Barney Frank will tell us repeatedly that they (Congress) never forced the banks into making bad loans. I saw it live on CNBC several times as he told that lie.

    HardToLove
    Apr 12 04:22 PM | 6 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Axion Power Concentrator 322: Apr. 09 '14: Q4 & EOY 2013 Results & CC; CFO Resigns; David DiGiacinto Joins BoD; PV With Storage Financials; Petersen Worksheet Suggests PIPE Effects Nearing End [View instapost]
    Great one ARGE! "... resistance is not futile, it is helpful and self regulating".

    :-))

    HardToLove
    Apr 12 03:59 PM | 7 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Axion Power Concentrator 322: Apr. 09 '14: Q4 & EOY 2013 Results & CC; CFO Resigns; David DiGiacinto Joins BoD; PV With Storage Financials; Petersen Worksheet Suggests PIPE Effects Nearing End [View instapost]
    Edmund: JP has noted the ePower has thrown more than 200 amp short-duration spikes at the PbCs w/o problems.

    I doubt the batteries have to accept 100% of the braking energy. ISTR that resistor banks will be used to dump excess energy.

    I know it made the math easier to use averages for estimations, but keep in mind the "... increases as the square of ..." stuff related to power and energy. There will not always be 325 amps available as the train slows, there will be engineered stuff to make sure the batteries are not unduly stressed, ....

    The key point, for me, is that *HUGE* gains are available to NSC and their ilk w/o capturing 100% of available energy.

    Trying to do so, depending on route, would be a fools errand.

    The old cost:benefit stuff certainly comes into play during the engineering.

    On another tack, the increase to 3000 HP also suggests that NSC changes some of the current handling eqpt. From long ago we know they had stuff that couldn't go >= 200(Darn brain - maybe it was 100?) amps. Anyway, even had a photo of the limiting unit in place. So one could *guess* that PbC has not only allowed potential success, but has increased capacity beyond what was *originally* envisioned and they're upgrading various system components appropriately.

    Well, at least during the patent filing stage.

    HardToLove
    Apr 12 07:26 AM | 5 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • QuickChat #270, April 2, 2014 [View instapost]
    Maya: I don't know how much credence it deserves, but the chatterbox (you know - CNBC) is wondering if it's because the new tax regs and health care stuff left a lot of big money owing big money to the government on 4/15.

    They acknowledge that tax season comes every year but suggest the possibility (at least they aren't speaking authoritatively for once) that folsk weren't prepared for the mount they would have to dole out - market ran up big over the year, lots of profits taken, new *higher* tax rates, and OOPS!

    Gotta sell something to pay Uncle Sam.

    I don't know.

    HardToLove
    Apr 11 04:50 PM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • QuickChat #270, April 2, 2014 [View instapost]
    FPA: That's simply amazing. No other way to think of it - beautiful and pure and such good control and with no formal instruction!.

    HardToLove
    Apr 11 04:44 PM | 5 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Axion Power Concentrator 322: Apr. 09 '14: Q4 & EOY 2013 Results & CC; CFO Resigns; David DiGiacinto Joins BoD; PV With Storage Financials; Petersen Worksheet Suggests PIPE Effects Nearing End [View instapost]
    May: I suspect David DiGiacinto has had some input to TG re trying to support stock price prior to a new raise, and indirectly, current shareholders.

    HardToLove
    Apr 11 03:04 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
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