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Michael J. Ray
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An investor who watches and tracks trends and uses options to hedge the risk. I run a balanced portfolio which contains both growth and income related securities.
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  • An Investment in KERX".....A second product the company is working on is Perifosine which is an oral anti-cancer drug.  For the science folks out there, it inhibits Akt activation in the phosphoinositide pathway.  For the common person that basically means that the drug attempts to stop the growth of the cancer and might even shrink it.  Keryx has the drug on license from another company.   In September 2002, the company entered a commercial license agreement with Zentaris AG, a wholly-owned subsidiary of AEterna Zentaris Inc.  This agreement granted exclusive rights to Perifosine in the U.S., Canada, and Mexico.  At the current time 2,000 patients in the US and Europe have been involved with the trials of this new drug.  So far the safety tests have done very well.  Side effects have been much less severe as compared to other medicines that are currently used to treat this illness.


    If both products were to be accepted by the FDA then the valuation of the stock price would be much higher than it is today.  Trying to come up with a more specific number is just not possible at this point in time.  Often times companies like this get bought out pretty quickly.  If not then the company will often time have secondary offerings to raise funds to cover the costs of ramping up.  So trying to come up with a good number is almost impossible.  Currently the stock trades around $5 and seems to be held in place by the option dealers who make money by using calls and puts to generate cash.  As the stock moves closer to its final date with the FDA approval process though, one will find it break those chains and move up in value rather quickly."

    Tags: KERX
    May 17 11:07 AM | Link | Comment!
  • Advanced Cell Technology as an Investment
    Advanced Cell Technology as an Investment...."There is so much more than meets the eye on this company.  Unlike other penny stocks, this one really seems exciting and has the potential to go somewhere.   Press releases dealing with Chinese patents, all the way to European studies are not just smoke and mirror trickery that you see in other penny stock companies.  If this company can really do what they say they can then the sky really is the limit for them. Of course like any stock one must do their own research to analyze all the risks involved.   With as much potential as ACTC has, it still has potential risks.  While the studies and test that were performed on the animals did exceedingly well, the cells have never been tested in humans until now.  The risk here being will the treatments work and be proven to be safe for standard medical usage.  Also while funding for the company is currently not issues, conducting these types of tests are expensive.  If a joint venture partner were found, then the financial risks would be greatly reduced but until that time the risk remains.  Finally, the company’s number of current outstanding shares is measure at 1.7 billion which makes the stock price register in the pennies.  Needless to say, many potential investors shy away from penny stocks so the amount of people who will be entering at these levels is reduced."
    Tags: ACTC
    May 17 12:44 AM | Link | Comment!
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