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I'm an independent writer/trader/investor whose primary interests are in the stem cell and biotech arena. My secondary interest is in oil/energy speculation. I do venture elsewhere at times. There’s an option to follow me at the top of any article I write. Click it and you’ll also see an option... More
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  • Crowdsourcing And Seeking Alpha

    I find the following paper very thought provoking:


    It's an interesting analysis of Seeking Alpha article impact.

    My main take away is that whenever a hit piece full of inaccuracies comes out against a company it is of extreme importance for shareholders to post as much factually correct information as possible. The comment section needs to be full of corrections within the first two days of publishing to reduce/minimize long term damage.

    It also shows the importance of always including the reading of the comments to the published SA pieces. In some cases, the comments will be more educational than the published article.

    And, that's also the time to buy more shares if one knows for a fact the article is grossly incorrect.

    I also wonder how many never realized that SA is basically a form of crowdsourcing?

    Tags: investing
    Sep 20 3:38 PM | Link | 2 Comments
  • For Those Of Us That Don't Have Buffet Or Trump Funds

    For those trading/holding microcaps in an IRA

    The deadline for comments is September 24, 2015.

    Btw, I put Buffet and Trump in headline in off chance it may be seen by more. Comments have to be submitted soon.

    Tags: investments
    Sep 09 12:39 PM | Link | Comment!
  • $CTIX - My Visit To Cellceutix, The Biotech That A Short Seller Recently Called A Sham

    The following article is a must read for those that have doubts about the existence of Cellceutix offices after the publishing of a hit peice:

    $CTIX - My visit to Cellceutix, the biotech that a short seller recently called a sham

    The two took me on a tour of the 12,000 square foot facility, including the labs, where I saw three people who appeared to be researchers. The company as a whole has just 14 employees, some of whom do not work onsite, as they are involved in the company's clinical trials at Dana-Farber and Brigham and Women's Hospital. According to the federal website that tracks clinical trials, the company has conducted a total of five trials, three of which are ongoing.

    I've also interviewed the CEO several times and the interviews are published here on Seeking Alpha. Following is a link to the most recent interview:

    The next link is to the interview following the purchase of the PolyMedix assets out of bankruptcy:

    As a side note, I'm a bit tired of hearing about Dr Menon's degree. Dr Menon didn't create the bio stating his degree was from Harvard. The original mistake was copied all over the internet. Whomever created the bio on the nnvc site copied it just like everyone else did. Amazingly, even ctix copied it incorrectly when they copied and pasted from the nnvc site for expediency. It was corrected once pointed out.

    CTIX has actually been moving science forward as can be seen here:

    Follow the science. The company has been excellent in moving the trials forward. Especially, the Brilacidin phase IIb. It's wasn't long after they picked up the PolyMedix assets before Dr Menon figured out how to optimize the dosing to avoid the issues the Polymedix phase IIa ran into. The excellent results in the ABSSSI phase IIb trial show it was the correct move. The picking up of those assets and figuring out how to mine them for the gold was quite brilliant.

    The Kevetrin phase I trial has been very slow, but, that's not the companies fault. Dana Farber is running the trial and the patients are stage 4 cancer patients. They must be treated with care. Oncology trials just run slow. Sadly… for the patients that might like to try the drug asap.

    Overall, I'm impressed with how well management as moved the science forward.

    Tags: CTIX
    Aug 14 2:55 PM | Link | 2 Comments
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