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  • Axion Power Concentrator 320: Apr. 02 '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]
    Dogday1: " By all means sell, but keep it to your self .The minute you sell you are no longer relevant, so butt out and keep your opinions to yourself."

    I think this goes counter to our attempts to be open to both positive and negative considerations.

    We don't want to be a pumpers only institution do we? That would only serve to mask valid considerations that good DD should include.

    Even those who have exited completely may still have an interest - the exit could have been for many various reasons, including strategic or tactical - and may still have much to contribute to our benefit.

    MHO,
    HardToLove
    Apr 4, 2014. 07:30 AM | 15 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Axion Power Concentrator 283: Nov. 14 '13: Sale Of PowerCube™ ESS; John Petersen Joins EPower [View instapost]
    Mds5375: "After sober reflection ..."

    The time passes more enjoyably if one is not sober while reflecting on this stock. ;-))

    HardToLove
    Nov 15, 2013. 05:55 PM | 15 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Axion Power Concentrator 202: Jan. 24: Axion Power PbC Batteries Continue To Demonstrate Effectiveness For Railroad Applications Norfolk Southern [View instapost]
    "Ed is not here to serve us".

    Couldn't have been said better.

    It's "antsy time" again is all - folks start revisiting what hasn't yet happened, in their (and my, of course) desired time-frame, forgetting (or ignoring?) that most of what Axion is involved with has large slow players that have the ability to proceed at their own pace regardless of our, or Axion's, desires.

    So there's snipes about Vani, etc. Easy to do when someone else is trying to do the actual work and all we have to expend is a little hot air and time. It might be that hiring was a waste, but it may be too soon to tell as well. But everyone has a right to their opinion and I won't denigrate them for having one.

    MHO,
    HardToLove
    Jan 27, 2013. 12:26 PM | 15 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Axion Power Concentrator 68: Beginning Feb. 16, 2012 [View instapost]
    Warning: "Brain Dump Puddle" ahead.

    (AXPW): Yesterday I made a comment about the marker-makers paying us if they received more shares, based on the very low short sales percentage.

    http://seekingalpha.co...

    Well, it just occurred to me that what really happened is that the market-maker had almost no shares to dump and, due to the low liquidity, stepped away from the market for the most part.

    This is suggested, upon deeper thought, by the 6,097 total short sales. If we add one of the small "higher-priced" sales, 5K at $0.423, all but two of the 100 shares "buys" at "higher prices" of $0.4249/$0.425 and one 197-share trade at $0.424, we get 6,097.

    "Wait!" you say. How can "buys" be short sales? First, recall that "buys" are nothing more than saying a trade occurred at, or very near, the ask price. It's nothing but a classification. But beyond that, ...

    The market-makers are allowed to be on both sides of the market simultaneously. In trying to drum up some volume, as I suspect was the case yesterday, he makes a "buy" from his "bid side" through his "sell side".

    Regardless of the fact that there was net-zero change in his position, FINRA rules require the sale from the sell side be marked as a short sale *unless* he has shares in his portfolio to cover the sale. This could also be across market-makers so we shouldn't presume that every market-maker portfolio had a net-zero change. One went long, e.g., a hundred, while another went short 100 is just as likely.

    So I deduce that there were *some* shares, in aggregate, in the market-makers' portfolios, that market-makers were trying to drum up business with those 100 share trades at "higher prices" of >=$0.424 and, since the market was not responding to the enticement, the market-makers essentially "stepped away" rather than naked-short into prices and volumes that were unacceptable since they might not be able to cover and/or deliver.

    Also note that someone (JLL?) posted that AXPW had fallen off the running fails list (could the OP provide that link again?).

    I also deduce that the aggregate 50K trade that MrInvestor spotted was a real trade. But based on the above, I now think maybe it really was a "cross trade" since only the first 1.6K was at the bid ($0.42) while the bid/ask when the remaining 48.4K traded was $0.4126/$0.4249 and the trade went at $0.42. Note the $0.4249 ask matches a lot of the 100-share trades seen during the day.

    Another implication of all this is that no new sell orders nor shares from prior sell orders were flowing into the market-makers at a price that the market would meet and allow a profit for the market-makers. Or there just may have been no flow at all.

    The obvious follow-on is that current holders are not willing to sell at current levels. We have "seller exhaustion" for the moment. Of course, this is *always* sensitive to price, time and mood and could change momentarily.

    We also see that we have buyer exhaustion, at this price and volume level.

    I'll avoid discussing the "supply line" (resistance) and "demand line" (support) meanings here. I'll just say that the falling resistance and flat support on falling volume predicts this sort of situation is likely, sans a catalyst, such as PR, news or breaking a key price point.

    So, what's next?

    First, the "wild cards" could come into play. First on my list is Quercus (undying gratitude to JP for informing so reliably and extensively on such as this). Obviously not currently in the market, but will another appearance be made due to pressures of which we are ignorant? Can't say of course. But, IIRC, we have evidence that Quercus has sold, in quantity, at the current and lower price levels.

    Second, impatient investors or those that say "What the hell's the difference in a penny or two in the long-term context?". At any moment, these folks could decide that this is the bottom or, regardless, this price is certainly "good enough". They'll get what are good deals, IMO, but likely not enough volume to drive a sustained price rise. Why? Because it's obvious that willing sellers at these levels are (temporarily?) exhausted and this set of new buyers are likely small in number because of the uncertainty surrounding the current price, volume and chart configurations, combined with no catalyst. And they are not likely to jump heavy if the sellers only appear at substantially higher prices until there is some kind of catalyst.

    If they enter, this often results in what's euphemistically called a "head fake". We get a short-term volume spike as these folks enter, a follow-on volume increase as other folks think "There she goes" and jump in and chase prices up for a short while and then ... volume and price fallback as those that started it all go quiet, those that thought a run up was in progress realize they've been had and dump, often at much lower prices than they paid.

    This is one reason why it's often advocated that one wait for a trend of higher prices and volume which is sustained before making an entry.

    What about "non-wild card" folks.

    That's also hard to nail down. But here's what I think.

    We wait. Not much happens for a while. Some folks say "Dead Money" for now and exit, leading to a small price drop. There's likely not a lot of those. Folks like me (us) say "There's my target" and gratefully relieve those folks of their burden.

    This causes a small volume rise and maybe the momentum traders waiting for a low price followed by the start of a move up jump on, increasing volume and price.

    But it's another "head fake", volume and price appreciation run out and the traders, which normally have firm stop-loss points in mind dump out, allowing price to go down again.

    So all this leads me to say pick your price, expect no immediate gains and be patient awaiting the catalysts that will cause a real sustained price appreciation to begin.

    Expect that you will not catch the bottom and you will not turn a quick buck.

    A lot of speculation, all MHO and I would be glad to hear corrections to any errors or alternative scenarios.

    HardToLove
    Feb 17, 2012. 08:35 AM | 15 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Bankruptcies of Large U.S. Corporations Soar [View article]



    On Jun 21 10:49 AM cecil91 wrote:

    > <snip>

    > breadwinners struggle to feed and house their families. Increasing
    ><snip>

    Uh ... under the socialst agenda they may think they are struggling to feed their families, but actualy, via confiscatory taxation throught the income range, they are struggling to feed the families of others. And unfortunately, this did not start with BHO - it's been gravitating in this direction for ages.

    Someone smarter than I pointed out that everything can easily be stolen from us a tiny bit at a time whereas trying to take it all in one bite when cause mass revolt.

    That is how we got to where we are now, a slice here, a nibble there, ...

    What's stolen? The constitution, our property (emminent domain), the gains of our efforts (direct federal income tax, FICA, SS, ...).

    There is no true freedom without economic freedom (property rights).

    HardToLove
    Jun 21, 2009. 12:04 PM | 15 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Axion Power Concentrator 377 Oct. 30 '14: Axion Up-List Completed; S-1 10/22 Revision;NS-999 In Testing; Axion Nasdaq SPO Page Up; EPower & Axion Present At The Battery Show [View instapost]
    Bazooooka: LoL! "I wish you would at least step in when you see a rumor or half truth sneak in."

    He would have no life! :-))

    HardToLove
    Oct 31, 2014. 12:42 PM | 14 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Axion Power Concentrator 367 Sep. 21 '14: BOD Approves 50:1 Rev. Split; EPower & Axion Present At The Battery Show; 10-Q For Q1 2014; S-1 For $15MM Share Issuance [View instapost]
    "... a good way to lose your shirt"

    I'm an Axionista! What shirt?! ;-))

    HardToLove
    Sep 24, 2014. 02:38 PM | 14 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Axion Power Concentrator 364 Sep. 11 '14: BOD Approves 50:1 Rev. Split; EPower & Axion Present At The Battery Show; 10-Q For Q1 2014; S-1 For $15MM Share Issuance [View instapost]
    R.A.: Regardless, she took the correct step for *her* circumstances, perception of reality, etc.

    For that she should not have received any flak.

    HardToLove
    Sep 13, 2014. 08:24 PM | 14 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Axion Power Concentrator 358 August 14 '14: S-1 For $15MM Share Issuance; Changed Loan, IP-Secured MDA; David DiGiacinto Appointed Chairman And CEO [View instapost]
    GT: But this is not the game they seem interested in? They're making tones on placing bets on congestion and alternate routings, not on capex expenditures to relieve the congestion.

    Those squids are not interested in doing anything beneficial for the economy directly, just in siphoning off $s from the problems that exist.

    If they were to invest in resolving the problems they would be cutting their profits from trading against existing problems. The longer the problems go unresolved ...

    Note they got themselves exempted from the restrictions in the Dodd-Frank bill. They intend to remain to rich too fail.

    MHO,
    HardToLove
    Aug 15, 2014. 08:59 AM | 14 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Axion Power Concentrator 355 August 3 '14: Changed Loan, IP-Secured MDA; David DiGiacinto Appointed Chairman And CEO; Share Reverse Split And Authorized Share Reduction Approved [View instapost]
    RuggedDC: If it were me, I'd do the same. I saw *0* credibility in Pav*'s posts.

    HardToLove
    Aug 6, 2014. 11:50 AM | 14 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Axion Power Concentrator 329: May 03 '14: Reverse Split Consent Solicitation Filed; Q4 & EOY 2013 Results & CC; CFO Resigns; David DiGiacinto Joins BoD; PV With Storage Financials [View instapost]
    Bazooooka: "Its frustrating to me that Axion wouldn't just put this issue behind them by only asking for what they "need"".

    A point of clarification: evidence suggests it is not an issue for them, just some here. As such, they have no need yet to put the issue behind them.

    If they receive sufficient letters from shareholders complaining of it, maybe it could become an issue for them.

    I only mention it because their actions will be based on issues for them, not for us, unless/until our issues become issues for them.

    So I expect no action from them on this issue.

    HardToLove
    May 7, 2014. 10:04 AM | 14 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Axion Power Concentrator 325: Apr. 21 '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]
    I don't see "rage" in Stephan's posts. I don't see a "malcontent" either. I see an investor that is expressing his concerns, as all(?) have done, and will do, many times.

    Having said that, I suggest to all this subject is a tired one and has been for some time. TG's style is what it is, lack of communication that we desire and might aid us has not, is not and will not be forthcoming, based on enough history to provide high confidence.

    So unless we just sadistically enjoy beating a dead horse, maybe other topics should occupy our attention?

    What made the concentrators attractive, I think, is the ever-increasing knowledge made available by participants, new shared considerations, contributions from disparate skill sets and backgrounds, and timely news and links to resources.

    Continued discussion of TG's perceived failings etc. don't enhance these beneficial characteristics.

    I can't criticize anyone for the occasional venting, but when it tuns into a long repetitive re-hash of POVs and disagreements expressed ... hundreds(?) of times before ...

    MHO,
    HardToLove
    Apr 27, 2014. 08:20 AM | 14 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: Surely you aren't suggesting that AXPW might inadvertently hit a new "high"?

    HardToLove
    Apr 10, 2014. 12:46 PM | 14 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Axion Power Concentrator 320: Apr. 02 '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]
    NicU: Which is why I like diversification: I'm quite ignorant.

    HardToLove
    Apr 3, 2014. 10:25 AM | 14 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Axion Power Concentrator 319: Mar. 31 '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]
    Amouna: My own take is that we play in a very slow moving space, as has been pointed out by others. Adoption is not (yet) a plug-n-play process. The recent Bysolar may be the first step in that direction in the solar storage space in that we now have an installation with "off the shelf" (OTS) components that have been integrated and (nearly - slowed by weather) installed, will shortly become operational, and will serve as a model for future installations in a plug-n-play manner.

    The same process will be needed in other spaces, possibly exemplified by ePower's efforts, as well as the Bysolar project.

    On top of this early "hump" to be surmounted, we also have the innate inertia of the other spaces to overcome.

    The problem, in my mind, is not one of Axion eventually achieving success, but rather one of us recognizing the timing issues appropriately (aided by NDAs, possible communication failures, ...), assessing the opportunity costs of the (expected?) time lines, and setting our expectations appropriately.

    In lieu of us investors (being *able* to) properly recognizing, assessing and acting on such factors, we end up being frustrated at perceived lack of progress and turn our slings and arrows on the most easily identifiable "responsible party" to vent our frustrations.

    Completely normal, completely human.

    Granted, TG may or may not have been able to help us do better in all this, but he may be as much a victim of expectations as are we.

    MHO,
    HardToLove
    Apr 1, 2014. 09:07 AM | 14 Likes Like |Link to Comment
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