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  • Natcore Technology: The New Era Of Solar Energy [View article]
    Seek643,
    I can assure you that I have not received one cent from Natcore for any of the articles I've written. However, I did purchase more shares two weeks ago. I believe in what this company is doing and at this point in time I firmly believe that shareholders are going to be richly rewarded for holding.

    I have had nothing but positive experiences with Chuck Provini, also. Every single time I have contacted him with questions from my readers he has answered me within 48 hours at the longest. I have no reasons to doubt anything he or David Levy have told me in the interviews I've conducted with them.
    Aug 31, 2015. 03:40 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Natcore Technology: The New Era Of Solar Energy [View article]
    SSline1119,
    Not sure why you're asking me a question here, as I did not write this article.
    Aug 31, 2015. 03:36 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • What Every Investor Must Know About China [View article]
    socaljoe,
    Chinese live 6 to a room because they can't afford to rent the empty apartments.
    Aug 29, 2015. 01:11 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Natcore Technology: The New Era Of Solar Energy [View article]
    Peter,
    Nice article and thanks for the mention. Just a note that the equity line financing will limit the amount of share dilution in comparison to a normal equity raise through a private placement. That is one of the positives about this type of financing.

    Enjoy your weekend.
    Aug 28, 2015. 11:18 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Natcore Solar Eliminates The Need For Silver In Solar Cell Manufacturing [View article]
    hulubalang,
    At the very end of my article I stated "please do your own due diligence." If you had done your own due diligence, you wouldn't be making such a ridiculous statement regarding Natcore - that the company is flat broke. The company just recently released news that they have an equity financing agreement for $10million.

    Before posting here, it would be advisable for you to understand these types of things and then you might be able to add something truly informative and productive to the conversation here.

    Thanks and have a good weekend.
    Aug 28, 2015. 01:27 AM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • What Every Investor Must Know About China [View article]
    Jeff,
    My first question to you would be: "Have you actually lived and worked in China?"

    Because I have, for 8 straight years, in Guangzhou, which is China's 3rd largest city. I can tell you from what I have seen with my own eyes, that this is an economy built on a house of cards. The success story of China was built on the back of manufacturing and an unbelievable amount of malinvestment in buildings, both residential and commercial and public infrastructure.

    You need to go there and have someone take you for a little tour to see the level of malinvestment and then you'll understand why everything you read about the collapse of the Chinese economy is not overblown. And it's already begun.

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    The Chinese leaders don't have a clue about what they're trying to do with the economy. They are completely lost.

    As for Tim Cook's comments on Apple's business in China - it may very well be true that Apple's business is booming there. That's no surprise at all for someone like myself who has lived in China.

    All of our friends there have the latest tech gadgets, there's no doubt about that. But most of them will never own their own home and they live 4 and 5 to an apartment the size of a shoe box. Do you know why? Because they are poor. Yes, they have the latest tech, but their wages are pathetic.

    You can be sure that the best days for China have already passed.

    Enjoy your week!
    Aug 26, 2015. 03:16 AM | 16 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Natcore Solar Eliminates The Need For Silver In Solar Cell Manufacturing [View article]
    Roland Rick Perry,
    Thanks for reading and your enquiry. You may want to go back and re-read this paragraph in the article:

    "A 1 GW solar power generation plant requires about 1.5 million ounces of silver, which translates to about $23 million. With the elimination of silver from the process and replacing it with aluminum, the savings for a 1GW solar power generation plant will be approximately $22.8 million. Clearly, that's a significant savings in both capital and operating expenses."

    It's obvious that eliminating silver, if the company can successfully transfer this into a practical application in a manufacturing plant, is going to create a must-use technology/process for any manufacturer that wants to remain competitive.
    Aug 26, 2015. 02:44 AM | 4 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Natcore Solar Eliminates The Need For Silver In Solar Cell Manufacturing [View article]
    copacetic,
    Thanks for reading and your question about the artificial retina. As far as I know, it's likely that there is nothing happening with this at present. This is because Natcore's team had already decided some time back to focus on which of their technologies would be the quickest to get to commercialization.
    The decision was made to focus on the back-contact HIT cell structures and the "no-silver" tech, as well as the Best-of-Breed program. This has been a good decision, as the first thing the company needs is revenue.

    The other technologies the company has in the pipeline can eventually be developed as the company has cash flowing. Hope this helps.
    Aug 26, 2015. 02:40 AM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Significant Growth And Profitability - Avigilon's Investment Thesis Is Sound [View article]
    Hi Ben,
    I agree with you completely. Thanks for reading and your comments.
    Aug 24, 2015. 05:46 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Significant Growth And Profitability - Avigilon's Investment Thesis Is Sound [View article]
    Recent insider purchases:

    Jung Wan:
    July 9 - 1,500@$16.49

    Michael McKnight:
    July 31 - 3,000@$15.89
    Aug. 7 - 5,000@$15.33
    Aug.17 - 5,000@14.48
    Aug 20, 2015. 07:41 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • The Golden Years For China's Economic Growth Have Come And Gone - Part Two [View article]
    philipb,
    Thanks for reading and sure, I'll elaborate on this further. There is no way on God's green earth that the Chinese are going to become a society of consumers, such as in the U.S. or Canada.

    For one, there is absolutely no social safety net in China. So younger people who are working save anywhere from 25 to 50% of their pay in order to save for the future; such as to care for their parents when they get older, care for their own health needs as they age, etc.

    Take for example the one-child policy in China. In many families, father and mother are both only children. And they are expected to take care of each of their parent's (4 people) financial needs as they age and require medicine and/or other medical care. That is a huge burden on literally million of families in China.

    Another point is that many families have all of their life savings tied up in real estate that is simply sitting empty. As China's real estate bubble has popped and the situation is only going to get worse, not better, many families will lose everything, or at least a good portion of what they had invested in the real estate ponzi that the Chinese government has promoted for years.

    Furthermore, what no one ever mentions when discussing China's economic miracle, is that there are still hundreds of millions of Chinese who are living in complete poverty. And they are never going to get out of that situation. It's simply not possible for the Chinese government to do this, despite what they say and what China bulls say.

    For a very interesting account about what I've referred to check out the link here and listen to Segment 3 of the Weekend Show starting at the 3:00 minute mark you'll hear a real life example of why the average Chinese will never become a consumer like many China bulls have been claiming: http://bit.ly/1JnI6k9

    Thanks again for reading and I'd love to hear your comments after you listen to the audio clip I've shared.

    Have a great day!
    Aug 18, 2015. 03:17 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Significant Growth And Profitability - Avigilon's Investment Thesis Is Sound [View article]
    Avigilon's technicals are showing a good buying opportunity very soon, likely this week. Insiders have been buying here also.
    Aug 17, 2015. 07:49 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Significant Growth And Profitability - Avigilon's Investment Thesis Is Sound [View article]
    Eckman1,
    Thanks for selling and have a great weekend!
    Aug 15, 2015. 03:01 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • The Golden Years For China's Economic Growth Have Come And Gone - Part Two [View article]
    Gerald Celente: "The Chinese economy is unwinding. The Shanghai Index, they can't fix it. They've been throwing hundreds of billions of dollars, they're rigging the markets, you can't sell short, you can't sell if you have a lot of Grade A stocks...they're rigging the market, they can't solve the problem.
    Then you look at their exports. They're down 8 percent. They're imports are down. The economy, the real estate bubble has collapsed. They're trying to do everything they can to prop up the markets.

    They have (the Chinese government leaders) this fictitious thought, and all of the currencies are doing this, that if you devalue your currency that you're going to be able to export your products and people are going to buy because it's going to be cheaper. What they're not putting together is that there's a global slowdown. Commodity prices are crashing and currencies are plunging because it's a global slowdown.

    China is the canary in the mine shaft; in the equity mine shaft. And that is we're looking at a global equity meltdown. And we have said it's going to happen before the end of this year, and by the way things are going it may happen by the end of this week."

    Regarding China devaluing its currency this week, Celente states: "It's very important to know, people who've been this, they don't know what they're doing. When you saw the Shanghai markets collapse, they were running rampant trying to figure out what to do. And remember, the government propped that market up and 80 percent of the people playing in that market are retail investors, you know, small players. They don't know what they're doing and they're trying to salvage the country in any way they can.

    You go back and you read their reports, "we're not going to do anything to stimulate, we're not going to do anything to stimulate."

    Oh you're not? You're going to keep cutting interest rates. You're going to keep cutting reserve currencies. They're desperate! This is an act of desperation!

    Regarding his thoughts on gold, Celente says: "I never bought gold as a hedge against inflation. I bought it as a hedge against global instability. Against currencies being devalued. Look at the Brazilian Real, what is it down to, sixteen year lows? How about the Canadian dollar, where's it down to? 2004 lows? So now if you had gold rather than Reals, your loonies .... are you ahead of the game? That's what people are missing. They're missing the devaluation of the currencies. So gold is maintaining its value as the currencies are going down.

    We have forecasted the bottom for gold is basically $150 from where it is now. The upside for gold is over $2000. So the downside risk is very low. It's not like oil where you have to keep pumping it out because your company's going to go bust.

    You can rig the market short-time, but you can't keep Mr. Ponzi alive by monetary methods all his life."

    On the remainder of 2015, Celente is forecasting a global equity meltdown.

    See the interview here: http://bit.ly/1qPa1ie
    Aug 13, 2015. 04:29 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • The Golden Years For China's Economic Growth Have Come And Gone - Part Two [View article]
    China's real GDP is about 2 to 4 percent?
    http://bit.ly/1KiKjIf
    Aug 13, 2015. 03:37 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
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