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  • Is there life in the Nanopatch? 112 comments
    Jan 11, 2010 12:43 PM
         I am posting this because this field is a emerging technology which may give readers a good opportunity for growth potential. I have distilled this information from a list of 78 nanotech players provided by (IDTechex.com) and other sources.
         Nanotechnologies include Carbon Nanotubes and graphene which display extraordinary electromagnetic properties for organic materials. These materials provide immense potential in electronic applications ranging from sensor technology to organic LED applications including semiconductors, micro circuitry and flexible displays which may be exponentially faster than silicon applications.
         Nanocoatings are being used to improve durability and efficiency in industrial processes and advanced electronics applications.
         The following are the players in this field excluding universities, private firms and companies not traded on U.S. Exchanges. More information will be added as it becomes available and by those who wish to participate in this investment theme. 
         Applied Nanotech Holdings (OTCQB:APNT) recently @$0.21 EPS $-0.02 52 week high $0.36, 52 week low $0.19 shares outstanding (NYSE:MIL) 107,473,000. Market Cap (MIL) 22,569,330. ROA -165.10 price/cash flow (NYSE:TTM) -11.60 operating margin -63.30 Profit Margin - 67.90 Average daily volume (MIL) 0.097 2008 revenue $4M 2008 net income $-2.7M 2008 EPS $-0.o3 2008 EBITA $-4.6M 2007 revenue $4M 2007 net income $-4.3M 2007 EPS $-0.04 2007 EBITA $-4.3M.  The company has two reportable revenue streams in addition to the primary holding company: Applied Nanotech, INC. Which develops proprietary carbon nanotube and related technologies. Electronic Billboard Technology, INC. Which develops and markets sun readable display products for out door use.  The company is engaged in developing technologies that fall into five technology platforms: Sensory technology, Nanoelectronics, Electron emissions, Nano displays and functional nanomaterials. The company incurs overhead not associated with any specific subsidiary or segment and intends to license it's products to others allowing them to manufacture products using their technologies and products. This technology will be subject to extensive government regulation both here and abroad. Applied Nanotech holdings 
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                 Austin TX, 78758.
    Incorporated in 1987 IPO 1993. PH:(512)-339-5020 Fax (512)-339-5021
         DaiNippon Screen MFG CO LTD. (OTC:DINRF) Recent $4.60 52 Week High $4.62 52 week low $1.14. Shares out standing  253,974,000 Market Cap 1,169,448,680 Annual sales (MIL) $171,080.00. This company is the worlds largest producer of semiconductor manufacturing equipment including screens known as DNS. The company produces equipment used in the manufacture of flat panel displays, printed circuit boards and supplies as well as hardware and software for pu8blishers. They also specialize in equipment used to clean, coat and etch detail into semiconductor wafers. 
    DaiNippon Screen MFG
    Tenjinkita-Cho 1-1
    Teranoughi-Agaru4-Chome
    Horikawa-Dori,Kamigyo-KU
    Kyoto
    602-8-585
    Japan.     PH+81-75-414-7111, Fax +81-75-431-9603.
         Hodogaya Chemical CO. LTD. Based in Japan (HCHCF) recent $2.50 52 Week high $2.52 52 Week low $1.29. Engages in the manufacture of fine chemicals, functional materials, basic chemicals, agricultural chemicals, food additives/ colorings and electroluminescent products. The companies revenue streams include production of a wide variety of polymer functional and construction materials and foundry materials. Other revenue is generated through transportation management of it's products design and manufacture of construction and manufacturing systems. The company has unassigned overhead stemming from R&D costs and consignments. Little information is readily available more DD will be required. 
            Nano Super Lattice INK. (OTC:NSLT) Recent $0.01 52 Week high $0.06 52 Week low $0.01. Shares outstanding. 34.5 Mil, market Cap 348.5K. Avg volume 21.9K. A whole sale dealer of computer parts and peripherals, consumer electronics and high speed communications cables based in Taiwan. The company is also engaged in development and production of nanoscale coating technologies for an array of mechanical tools and other metal surfaces. The core technology is designed to improve durability and reduce the friction coefficient of various cutting tools and molds. Called Superlattice Arc Bonding and Sputtering Systems it combines multiple nanoscale layers of coating metals bonded to steel tools to produce the desired effects. Coating metals include nickel, zinc and aluminum. Little information is readily available.
         International Business Machines (NYSE:IBM) I don't think this company needs any introduction if you don't own it their Nanotechnology group won't induce you to buy it.   


    Disclosure: I don't own any of the stocks mentioned.
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  • robert.b.ferguson
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    Author’s reply » Took a little longer than I anticipated. Hope it helps.
    11 Jan 2010, 12:44 PM Reply Like
  • robert.b.ferguson
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    Author’s reply » Continuing in the Nanopatch with Acacia research CORP (ACTC) @$9.28 PE-35 Trailing EPS $0.19 Current $-0.26 Forward $-0.01. Shares outstanding (MIL) $31.885 Market CAP (MIL) $302.91 P/B (MRQ) $5.68 P/CF (TTM) $-52.40 ROA -15.2 Graders are split between buy and sell I would rate it a buy with a sell target above $15.2.
    11 Jan 2010, 04:52 PM Reply Like
  • robert.b.ferguson
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    Author’s reply » This one is an integrated energy play with a lot of exposure to the Chicoms. It looks like it has potential but appears expensive with negative net profit (MIL) -16.64.
    American Superconductor. (AMSC) @$43.41 P/E 75.84 Trailing EPS $-0.29 Current EPS $0.57 Forward EPS $1.11 trading on positive momentum 1/11/10.
    12 Jan 2010, 12:47 PM Reply Like
  • optionsgirl
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    My friend Robert, I didn't realize you posted this until today. I hope more people read it. Thanks for sharing.
    1 Mar 2010, 09:41 PM Reply Like
  • robert.b.ferguson
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    Author’s reply » Thank you Oy, Gee. Your the first visitor to the Nano Patch. Appropriate really as your encouragement gave me the idea to start this blog. Thanks again.
    2 Mar 2010, 09:36 AM Reply Like
  • robert.b.ferguson
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    Author’s reply » Rosetta Genomics (ROSG): An Israeli company specializing in RNA diagnostics and theraputics. They are a developmental company which just established a lab in the U.S. Recent data: selling @ $2.16 P/E -1.79 Trailing EPS $-0.87 Current EPS $-1.21 Forward EPS $-0.40 Trading on positive momentum this company looks like they have growth and earnings potential going forward. Buy now sell above $11 no dividend.
    31 Mar 2010, 05:44 PM Reply Like
  • optionsgirl
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    Robert- did you see this article?seekingalpha.com/insta...

     

    Did you buy any ROSG? I'm thinking about it.
    23 Apr 2010, 12:44 AM Reply Like
  • robert.b.ferguson
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    Author’s reply » Oy, Gee: Greetings. Thank you for participating in the Nano Patch. I haven't yet but may revisit this issue as it's on my watch list. I'm back into the wait mode for a small pause here after my recent acquisitions.
    23 Apr 2010, 11:08 AM Reply Like
  • Dialectical Materialist
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    The nanopatch... great idea. I was unaware of this post until today. I have been thinking this sector would be a great place to dip a toe in, and you have given me a place to start. Thanks Robert.
    23 Apr 2010, 11:10 AM Reply Like
  • robert.b.ferguson
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    Author’s reply » D.M. You are very welcome if you find anything of interest in your research don't hesitate to give a holler in the Nano Patch. Thanks.
    23 Apr 2010, 11:12 AM Reply Like
  • robert.b.ferguson
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    Author’s reply » This link is a superb Nano research site. You will have to dig a bit to get ticker symbols but the news articles and technology updates are great.
    nanowerk.com
    23 Apr 2010, 02:21 PM Reply Like
  • optionsgirl
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    Here's an interesting article on the nanopatch, an area called "spintronics" :
    Interestly, Yahoo featured an article predicting nano engineering as a hot area for college grads for the next decade. I see more and more articles written for laymen.
    Here is the link re spintronics:

     

    www.israel21c.org/2010...
    27 May 2010, 03:48 PM Reply Like
  • robert.b.ferguson
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    Author’s reply » Oy, Gee: Greetings. Thanks for sharing. I agree that this field could be the hottest thing going for students in just a few years. Maybe less!
    27 May 2010, 04:13 PM Reply Like
  • robert.b.ferguson
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    Author’s reply » Here are a couple of sites that go with O.G.'s find in the post above.
    cordis.europa.eu/
    unit.aist.go.jp/nano-e...
    Thank you O.G. new Nano materials and processes will likely continue to emerge for the forseeable future. Should anyone find anything of interest give a shout in the Nano Patch.
    27 May 2010, 05:50 PM Reply Like
  • optionsgirl
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    I just discovered this website. Here's a link to the use of silver in the nanopatch:
    www.silverinstitute.or...
    I read a letter they wrote to the EPA. Apparently, the EPA considers use for nanotechnology in terms of particle size solely. So, certain applications that have been around for years have been mischaracterized by the EPA as new nanotechnology. Who knows what that could mean in terms of regulation.
    Why doesn't that surprise me?
    30 May 2010, 05:52 AM Reply Like
  • robert.b.ferguson
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    Author’s reply » Oy, Gee: Greetings. Great information there. Thanks for the link. It's really amazing all of the uses silver has. Makes investing in silver miners very attractive. It would be a serious blow to many if team Obama decides to regulate it into submission.
    1 Jun 2010, 10:13 AM Reply Like
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    Author’s reply » Reuters is reporting that Toshiba corp (TOSYY) has created an entangled light emitting diode type semi conductor. Which clears a major hurdle for quantum computing which they say will revolutionize core processor design. Making very small, very powerful and ultra fast computers
    5 Jun 2010, 05:36 PM Reply Like
  • optionsgirl
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    But Robert, is it Toshiba America?
    IMO, the pink sheets listing is too sparsely traded.
    But, that doesn't mean it isn't good to hold and forget about it for awhile.
    5 Jun 2010, 06:53 PM Reply Like
  • Time2Work
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    Less too sparsely traded, per se, and more illiquid. The Pink Sheet items, when used to an appropriate percentile of a portfolio, can be excellent securities, however it all depends on your relationship with your broker, if there is another party [buyer or seller] to be had, and prudent limits, etc., to your request.

     

    Otherwise, a day order, fill or kill, etc., goes under transacted.

     

    To make it worth a trader's while, the share amount on a PK issue may be market moving, and, consequently, more trouble than it is worth, relative to securities more frequently traded.
    15 Jun 2010, 08:46 AM Reply Like
  • robert.b.ferguson
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    Author’s reply » Actually as noted by O.G. on a different thread the Toshiba (TOSYY) is a consolidation of the Japanese company.
    15 Jun 2010, 09:27 AM Reply Like
  • optionsgirl
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    I was trying to determine which Toshiba pink sheets Robert was talking about. On another instablog, he advised it was (TOSYY.PK)Toshiba Corp Unsp A

     

    The other Toshiba companies tickers are:
    TOSBF.PK Toshiba Corp
    TOISF.PK Toshiba Plant Sys
    TSHTF.PK Toshiba Tec Corp
    15 Jun 2010, 09:24 AM Reply Like
  • optionsgirl
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    Here's a new announcement about Toshiba in the nanopatch (half an hour ago)
    www.eetimes.com/news/d...
    15 Jun 2010, 09:34 AM Reply Like
  • robert.b.ferguson
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    Author’s reply » Thanks Oy, Gee. This could have broad implications for neurodevices for treating cerebral disorders. Good stuff. Toshiba seems to be very active in the Nanopatch.
    15 Jun 2010, 09:44 AM Reply Like
  • robert.b.ferguson
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    Author’s reply » We now have a ETF: PowerShares Lux Nano (PXN) in the Nanopatch. It looks a little expensive with a P/E above 18. 52 week range is $8.16- $11.17. Closed today @ $8.42. Sponsored by Invesco Power Shares and managed by Peter, Hubbard. with $44.9M in assets under management.
    21 Jul 2010, 05:08 PM Reply Like
  • optionsgirl
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    that's tiny, yuck, yuck! (lol--tiny giggle).
    21 Jul 2010, 09:07 PM Reply Like
  • optionsgirl
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    Robert, have you invested any $ in nano technology? I haven't. I did a short trade on Toshiba, but I didn't hold any. The Japanese market has been so volatile.
    22 Jul 2010, 01:03 PM Reply Like
  • robert.b.ferguson
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    Author’s reply » Oy, Gee: Greetings. I haven't yet although I still have (ROSG) on my watch list. I agree that the above ETF looks singularly unappetizing, but hey it could be a nanodiamond in the rough. Nahhh.
    22 Jul 2010, 01:44 PM Reply Like
  • optionsgirl
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    Wow, Rob, I just discovered Raytheon (RTN) has been in the nanopatch for more than a year. They are a laggard in the defense stock arena, but I am long RTN as part of my core portfolio, and reinvest the dividends to get more in good times and bad. Here is the old link. I was looking for some RTN information about a foreign practices suit, and stumbled on this:
    investor.raytheon.com/...=
    14 Aug 2010, 11:36 PM Reply Like
  • robert.b.ferguson
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    Author’s reply » Oy, Gee: Greetings. Excellent link thank you so much. I'm considering doing an article on the Nanopatch for SA and TS.
    16 Aug 2010, 09:17 AM Reply Like
  • optionsgirl
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    Robert, I hope you do an article if you can spare the time. You have learned so much about it, I really appreciate what you have shared so far.
    Nano hugs.
    16 Aug 2010, 01:17 PM Reply Like
  • tripleblack
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    I have been stalking NanoSolar for years.

     

    www.nanosolar.com/comp...

     

    They are NOT yet a publicly traded firm, though I keep expecting to see an IPO now that they have a factory setup and selling to actual customers.

     

    Theirs is a technology game-changer. They literally PRINT solar power cells using a form of proprietory inkjet technology. They have the potential of rendering the exisitng solar cell tech obsolete.

     

    I am, however, also watching another, similar form of solar power which creates a diffuse solar collecting film by simply spraying on a receptive coating. This coating can literally replace standard paint, stain or anodized coatings used in common building materials and functional appliances. Once again, it is still largely in private or venture capitalist hands, and much research is being done at public universities in England (Wales, actually). I view this (which is an offshoot of the printed (literally) tech of NanoSolar) as the "it" technology of the next decade.
    16 Aug 2010, 01:32 PM Reply Like
  • robert.b.ferguson
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    Author’s reply » TB: Greetings. Thanks for participating. There are several new technologies emerging in this field that look like they could hold a lot of significance going forward. Thanks for the heads up.
    16 Aug 2010, 01:41 PM Reply Like
  • tripleblack
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    Another potential home run would be Innovalight. Another venture cap example, they are more broad-based in their approach. They have an interesting business plan to be the ink supplier to the printer companies, and the high purity materials supplier to the conventional solar cell makers.

     

    They also have developed ink formulas that work very similar to those from Nanosolar.

     

    www.innovalight.com/co...
    16 Aug 2010, 01:45 PM Reply Like
  • optionsgirl
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    FYI-Xerox also has developed ink so that solar panels can be printed. I don't know whether that qualifies as nanotechnology.
    16 Aug 2010, 01:54 PM Reply Like
  • tripleblack
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    Yes, and I bought some of their stock a while back after I learned of that - then I realized it was a waste of time, they have a long history of fumbling the rollout of new technology, and it was impossible to link their overall performance to the tech. I sold off, though I made a little money on the trade (pure luck, imo).
    16 Aug 2010, 01:58 PM Reply Like
  • optionsgirl
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    I'm back in the nanopatch with an Israeli invention:antimicrobial fabric.
    AMAZING! Anti-bacterial textiles will save lives...
    israel21c.org/20100902...
    7 Sep 2010, 01:28 PM Reply Like
  • optionsgirl
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    And here's another nanopatch website, if you want to read published papers and patented ideas:
    www.yedarnd.com/Search...
    7 Sep 2010, 01:52 PM Reply Like
  • optionsgirl
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    I am always astounded by how many applications for this field are emerging. The Israelis have discovered a nano technology that could replace radiation in tumor (cancer) treatment:
    israel21c.org/20101013...
    13 Oct 2010, 12:31 PM Reply Like
  • robert.b.ferguson
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    Author’s reply » Oy, Gee: Greetings. That is some truly awesome stuff if it works as advertised. The fact that much of the active material has already received FDA approval should shorten testing time as well. This is something to watch as any publicly traded company on the ground floor of distribution should profit handsomely.
    13 Oct 2010, 12:54 PM Reply Like
  • optionsgirl
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    Here's more on the use of silver in the nanopatch. I got this snippet from the Northwest Territorial Silver monthly newsletter.
    I love their ingots. They've got a one ounce ingot called "Get Out of Dodge" that can be broken into quarter ounce fractions.
    Here's the quote:

     

    Latest Use of Silver: Water Purification
    Plain cotton cloth coated in silver nanowires and carbon nanotubes with a 20-volt electrical field has been shown to effectively kill bacteria, possibly leading to a low-cost water purification system that might save lives in the third world. The electrified silver kills bacteria, meaning the filter needn’t trap the micro-organisms. That lets water flow smoothly and effectively. The filter, developed at Stanford University by researchers Yi Cui and Sarah Heilshorn, killed 98 percent of Escherichia coli (E. Coli) bacteria within seconds. Though 100% effectiveness is the goal, it’s a promising possibility to effectively fight cholera, typhoid, and hepatitis. And the technique is inexpensive, too – according to Cui, the cotton they purchased came from Wal-mart.
    20 Oct 2010, 08:06 AM Reply Like
  • tripleblack
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    Great stuff. I love investing in that kind of thing, though usually there are no actionable stocks until far along in the process - OR it ends up buried in GE's basement or a warehouse at Xerox.

     

    Google is very active cruising around the teensy venture cap startup scene, and GE has also been spotted there.

     

    Fullerene is the carbon tube outgrowth I'm interested in at the moment. There are some potential uses in nuclear power generation which are fascinating...

     

    But nothing actionable just yet. If I run across anything or hear anything I will post it up here.
    20 Oct 2010, 09:23 AM Reply Like
  • doubleguns
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    OG, I have an insta with pictures of those "get out of dodge" ingots. They actually refer to them as stage coach silver. I own some of them just for that 1/4 divisible feature. Link to insta is below.

     

    seekingalpha.com/insta...
    20 Oct 2010, 11:11 AM Reply Like
  • optionsgirl
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    DG- I think I first read about that fractional stagecoach silver bullion in your insta. What a great idea!
    20 Oct 2010, 03:21 PM Reply Like
  • optionsgirl
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    Nano technology used for computer memory, this is an amazing nanoelectronics story!
    Re: memory chips
    www.livescience.com/te...
    20 Oct 2010, 10:04 AM Reply Like
  • tripleblack
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    Straight out of Star Trek. Amazing.
    20 Oct 2010, 10:13 AM Reply Like
  • robert.b.ferguson
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    Author’s reply » Wow! That's an eye popper alright. Too bad they didn't mention their commercial partners.
    20 Oct 2010, 10:33 AM Reply Like
  • optionsgirl
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    Rosetta (ROSG) let go of 20% of its workforce, in an effort to save $4 Mil.
    They are presenting in Hollywood FL currently at an oncology meeting.

     

    They're still on my watch list, but I'm not a buyer.
    20 Oct 2010, 11:06 AM Reply Like
  • tripleblack
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    I've looked at Rosetta several times...

     

    I see headaches there, still. Not tempting to me.
    20 Oct 2010, 01:32 PM Reply Like
  • robert.b.ferguson
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    Author’s reply » While they are on my watch list they are listed as not ready for prime time.
    20 Oct 2010, 02:21 PM Reply Like
  • Mayascribe
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    Nothing to add...'jus wanna keep track of what's going on here in the nanopatch!
    20 Oct 2010, 03:06 PM Reply Like
  • robert.b.ferguson
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    Author’s reply » Maya: Greetings. As you can see activity in the Nanopatach is fairly robust.
    20 Oct 2010, 05:42 PM Reply Like
  • optionsgirl
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    Yeah, but is it investable? So far, I haven't found a penny stock I like.
    Xerox and Raytheon and Toshiba all have huge operations, and their nano exposure is...tiny. (Sorry, I couldn't resist). Actually, it's not quantifiable. Who knows how many patents they are working on, and where it will go?
    20 Oct 2010, 09:56 PM Reply Like
  • tripleblack
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    Yep, OG, that's the rub.

     

    I hate to admit it, but it just might be that it's going to take someone very large to accomplish a goal so tiny.
    20 Oct 2010, 10:23 PM Reply Like
  • tripleblack
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    Hey, we got a memo over in the QC that the troll had found better things to do...

     

    And I guess that means lurking here in this insta instead.

     

    Oh, well, continuing right along on the nano topic...

     

    www.nsti.org/news/

     

    Good source for overall news about nanotech. One I consult regularly, though just as with OG, its hard to find actionable data due to the problem parsing values at megaconglomerates doing much of the work.
    24 Oct 2010, 06:11 PM Reply Like
  • tripleblack
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    Maya, did you see the headlines about using exotic materials in batteries?

     

    www.nsti.org/news/item...
    24 Oct 2010, 06:12 PM Reply Like
  • Mayascribe
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    Trip: Missed that one, though I am aware of graphene. Thanks for the heads up. Truely amazing what's going on in potential new battery technology. Not sure if I knew you way back when I learned this, but, I believe at MIT, a woman has discovered that a virus can work as a battery. "Sick" idea, but there's merit.

     

    Then there's this recent story about DARPA funding research for batteries smaller than a grain of sand:

     

    www.sciencedaily.com/r...
    24 Oct 2010, 08:45 PM Reply Like
  • robert.b.ferguson
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    Author’s reply » I own some Altair Nanotech (ALTI) not doing much at the moment but has some promising stuff in the pipe line.
    24 Oct 2010, 09:22 PM Reply Like
  • optionsgirl
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    I used this instablog as a link in a comment on DM's insta as an example of a place where thumbs down has been used to clobber us collectively.
    24 Oct 2010, 08:50 PM Reply Like
  • Mayascribe
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    OG: That would be collective *systematic* clobbering. Good idea.
    24 Oct 2010, 08:55 PM Reply Like
  • robert.b.ferguson
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    Author’s reply » Thanks to all of you for continuing to post here knowing that your comments could be slammed at any time for five thumbs down. I'm sure that there will be folks who will think twice before posting research here again. Censorship by a small minded user out for some twisted agenda.
    24 Oct 2010, 09:26 PM Reply Like
  • tripleblack
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    They just hate horses...

     

    Huh. Maybe it just because you use a BLACK horse avatar - and I'm a black turtle...

     

    Racist troll. That explains a lot.
    25 Oct 2010, 01:13 PM Reply Like
  • optionsgirl
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    "Frankly my dear, I don't give a damn". I hope the troll loses lots of sleep...
    24 Oct 2010, 09:37 PM Reply Like
  • tripleblack
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    I'm with you OG. I figure the more I post, the more work for them/it.
    25 Oct 2010, 01:14 PM Reply Like
  • Mark Bern, CFA
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    BTW, someone raised the name of "Jason" (IIRC) in one of the QCs as the last identified Troll to hit the 'gades. Was that true? If so, I thought someone mentioned that Jason was in some way affiliated with SA. Did I misread or misinterpret the comment?
    24 Oct 2010, 09:56 PM Reply Like
  • doubleguns
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    I did not know he was a troll but that would make sense. He was really up set with me and freya at one time and wanted to come on over with his real guns to deal with me. LOL

     

    That comment got deleted but I am sure many here still remember that battle with the renegades.
    26 Oct 2010, 02:19 PM Reply Like
  • Mark Bern, CFA
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    DG - Maya updated me on the Jason fiasco. I wasn't very involved with the 'gades at the time so I was only on the periphery and didn't take much of a hit nor did I ever know who the problem turned out to be. I got to TBP about the time everyone else had decided to leave, so I must have missed it.
    26 Oct 2010, 05:48 PM Reply Like
  • optionsgirl
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    Here's a nanopatch update, take a look at all the articles in the right column:
    israel21c.org/20101108...
    10 Nov 2010, 12:23 PM Reply Like
  • robert.b.ferguson
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    Author’s reply » Oy, Gee: Greetings. Awesome stuff there with even better prospects. I made a suggestion that they include ticker symbols and possibly links for investment research. I included a link to this Insta as well. Let's hope they make it easy for us to research and invest with their help. Thanks for sharing!
    10 Nov 2010, 01:11 PM Reply Like
  • robert.b.ferguson
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    Author’s reply » Altair Nanotec (ALTI) has executed a 1:4 reverse split and is now trading @ $ 2.54 with negative momentum. I hate it when that happens!
    17 Nov 2010, 10:59 AM Reply Like
  • robert.b.ferguson
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    Author’s reply » Altair Nanotech (ALTI) seems to have sustained the $2.3X support and was up over 6% trading @ $2.45 intraday.
    26 Nov 2010, 12:40 PM Reply Like
  • optionsgirl
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    Nanotechnology also has its dangers (no surprise, right?). Here is a three part series about it:
    www.aolnews.com/catego.../
    28 Nov 2010, 09:59 AM Reply Like
  • optionsgirl
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    Check out Industrial Nanotech Inc. (INTK)
    What do you think? Anyone care to opine?
    www.industrial-nanotec.../
    28 Nov 2010, 10:05 AM Reply Like
  • Dialectical Materialist
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    I think nansulate is exactly the kind of nanotech product that could take off. I mean I don't know the details of cost benefit, but just speaking in the abstract:

     

    Nano is nothing if not lighter and thinner. And this is a constant consideration when it comes to insulation. Furthermore insulation is a green component, resulting in energy savings I mean, so if there is a substance that allows pipes and things to be coated (cost effectively) with insulation that will reduce heat loss and prevent rust and mildew to boot, this seems like a product with a very bright future.

     

    A lot of nanotech is too futuristic and/or not yet practical. This looks like a possible candidate for a current product hit from nanotech.

     

    Worth investigating, I think. Good find, OG.
    29 Nov 2010, 03:53 PM Reply Like
  • robert.b.ferguson
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    Author’s reply » Oy, Gee, DM: Greetings. I did a cursory examination of the stock and while thinly traded (Like most pennies) it has some cool stuff and patents. I think I will buy some just to keep an eye on it. Thanks O.G.
    29 Nov 2010, 06:04 PM Reply Like
  • robert.b.ferguson
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    Author’s reply » I purchased a few K (INTK) this morning at the open @ $0.028. Now it goes to the Nano shelf beside (ALTI). Let's see where it goes as it looks promising. Now the question becomes can they capitalize on these emerging technologies before the patents expire?
    30 Nov 2010, 10:54 AM Reply Like
  • Dialectical Materialist
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    I had an order in at .028 yesterday that didn't execute, but I was a bit luckier today. So I am in too at the level. I was just so charmed by OG's calling it a nanocap that I couldn't resist.
    30 Nov 2010, 03:44 PM Reply Like
  • robert.b.ferguson
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    Author’s reply » D.M.: Greetings. Oy, Gee and HTL were speculating on if three or four "Gades." bought in we could alter the PPS. Looks like just the two of us pushed it clear above $0.03 it's up 7%. LOL.
    30 Nov 2010, 03:55 PM Reply Like
  • Mayascribe
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    I programmed in an order for .028 and missed. I will be your support tomorrow!
    30 Nov 2010, 05:07 PM Reply Like
  • robert.b.ferguson
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    Author’s reply » Maya: Greetings. I think Oy, Gee has initiated the first "Gades." investment thesis in the Nano patch. This is an interesting Nano-cap stock IMHO. I have some Altair Nanotech (ALTI) as well but I think I'm the only Renegade holding it. It's more fun when there are more players.
    30 Nov 2010, 05:23 PM Reply Like
  • doubleguns
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    Now it will collapse if yall sell so how are yall gonna time the selling. eenny, meeny, minny, moe. LOL
    1 Dec 2010, 08:15 AM Reply Like
  • Dialectical Materialist
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    DG it was part of OG's pump and dump strategy all along! :)
    1 Dec 2010, 11:00 AM Reply Like
  • optionsgirl
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    My positions in nanotech penny stocks: None!
    1 Dec 2010, 11:53 AM Reply Like
  • doubleguns
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    DM, just so any followers don't get the wrong idea. We ALL KNOW OG would not pump and dump.

     

    For the followers out there, that was an obvious joke in case anyone missed it..
    1 Dec 2010, 12:06 PM Reply Like
  • robert.b.ferguson
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    Author’s reply » Double, Guns: Greetings. You went and quashed my conspiracy theory post before I could put it out there. LOL. No telling where we could have gone with that.
    1 Dec 2010, 12:15 PM Reply Like
  • Dialectical Materialist
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    I almost didn't even make the joke, but I thought the smiley face would make it clear. Perhaps in the future I will restrain myself.
    1 Dec 2010, 01:19 PM Reply Like
  • robert.b.ferguson
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    Author’s reply » D.M.: Greetings. I thought the joke was humorous and abundantly clear that it was in fact a joke. I doubt any one really thought Oy, Gee was doing a pump and dump in the Nano- Patch as she is a serious investor and major contributor to this space. Thanks to all who contribute here.
    1 Dec 2010, 01:32 PM Reply Like
  • doubleguns
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    DM, I thought it was very clear. Just wanted to make sure since if some follower did not "get it" they did not think bad of any of us "Gades."

     

    The humor was fine. Was not trying to stir things up, I was just polishing Oy Gees halo. Never know what stock pick she might let slip out when she gets all giddy.
    1 Dec 2010, 03:21 PM Reply Like
  • Dialectical Materialist
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    Actually as I just told OG, at my workplace I have a rule that no one joke about stealing. We count parking garage receipts for our clients and it is always easy to make the quip "well I'll just take this home and have a good weekend" or "If you don't see me Monday, you'll know who took Friday's concert deposit." But the thing is that it is not appropriate to make this joke in this setting. It makes it appear that there could be a risk of theft. And in this case even implying in a funny way that someone might be profiting from a stock item they are generous enough to share with the group is similarly inappropriate. I would like to retract the comment, joke or not. Risking someone's reputation for an easy quip is not worth it at all.
    1 Dec 2010, 03:41 PM Reply Like
  • optionsgirl
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    INTK is having a webinar for half an hour, it starts at 3:00 pm on Friday, 12/3/10.
    I signed up for an invitation. Here's the link:
    www.nansulate.com/nano.../
    30 Nov 2010, 11:28 AM Reply Like
  • robert.b.ferguson
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    Author’s reply » Oy, Gee: Greetings. Thanks for the link I signed up for it as well.
    30 Nov 2010, 11:41 AM Reply Like
  • tripleblack
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    Uhoh, the cost of that webad could double the overhead costs of a nanocap...

     

    Of course, so could the cost of issuing annual reports to stockholders.

     

    We better hope they get off the ground before they have to pay the postage!

     

    (LOL, if you can't make fun of a nanocap, then its just because your mind isn't small enough!)
    1 Dec 2010, 01:58 PM Reply Like
  • robert.b.ferguson
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    Author’s reply » Perhaps they can get Uncle Sugar to foot the bill for both as "Green energy stimulus." with QE2 funds. LOL.
    1 Dec 2010, 03:54 PM Reply Like
  • optionsgirl
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    Lighten up guys. It was a funny joke for our own amusement.
    Peace and profits.
    1 Dec 2010, 04:57 PM Reply Like
  • tripleblack
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    I don't think anyone got mad, OG.

     

    Crazy as things are I like the humor.
    1 Dec 2010, 05:21 PM Reply Like
  • Dialectical Materialist
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    Yes, I agree, let's move on. I have many more inane comments to make and its almost the end of the quarter, so I need to get busy. Plus with the holidays it's always easy to fall behind. These inane comments won't post themselves! Must get busy.
    1 Dec 2010, 05:39 PM Reply Like
  • H. T. Love
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    Does your laughter echo or reverberate inside that shell? Or have you lined it with sound-dampening material?

     

    HardToLove
    1 Dec 2010, 05:40 PM Reply Like
  • robert.b.ferguson
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    Author’s reply » The plot thickens. This doesn't look appetizing at all. www.tradingmarkets.com...
    1 Dec 2010, 09:03 PM Reply Like
  • optionsgirl
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    Robert, why do you say it doesn't look appetizing?
    Yes, Canon is Chinese, but it must be attractive to the Chinese as an investment.
    So, what isn't attractive to you about it?
    www.theasiachronicles....
    1 Dec 2010, 09:45 PM Reply Like
  • robert.b.ferguson
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    Author’s reply » Oy, Gee: Greetings. As with many developement companies they (ALTI) have a high burn rate and rely on venture capital firms to raise cash. However the Chinese don't play by the same rule book as others do preferring the Russian model. My fear is that they will get thier hands on the technology and then cut the original bond holders and share holders out. I could be wrong, but it's happened before, we shall see.
    2 Dec 2010, 09:21 AM Reply Like
  • tripleblack
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    51% means they have control.

     

    Time to bail, imo, but I am paranoid (most turtles are, it comes with the shell).
    3 Dec 2010, 07:55 AM Reply Like
  • optionsgirl
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    The Chinese have 51% now, so they are the "senior" partner.
    I remember when Jinshan gold mines sold a partial interest to the Chinese. The next thing that happened was the board of directors was replaced, one by one...
    2 Dec 2010, 10:34 AM Reply Like
  • optionsgirl
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    If you bail now you'll miss the up moves. The Chinese pour $ into a company, the company starts to advance. Isn't that the modus operandi?
    3 Dec 2010, 10:03 AM Reply Like
  • robert.b.ferguson
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    Author’s reply » Oy, Gee, TB: Greetings. They do normally spend on these companies. In this case $48-49M I'm fairly sure there will be an up trend in the short term. When they start making moves to replace directors and management the danger will be greatest. That is when the moment of decision comes to bail or not. Meanwhile I'm going to let the position ride as it's not very large so losses are sustainable and there may be upside to avoid them all together. Thus the we shall see attitude. I would have been more comfortable if Black rock or other known quantity had been the investor.
    3 Dec 2010, 11:22 AM Reply Like
  • optionsgirl
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    Any opinions on this one?:
    NanoViricides, Inc. (NNVC.OB)
    3 Dec 2010, 01:34 PM Reply Like
  • optionsgirl
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    It is very early to this stock NNVC.OB. They are not into any of the phases for study for their products. Read this little "interview", especially if you have any interest in swine and avian flu, as well as the comments about Dengue Fever and the trading allowed on credits. What a racket!!
    finance.yahoo.com/news...
    3 Dec 2010, 02:13 PM Reply Like
  • doubleguns
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    300 Mil for a voucher could go a long way. Sounds very interesting but as you said it could be very early in the cycle...but they could be in for more than one voucher....hmmmm.

     

    They have been around for just over 6 years seems they would have one of those products in the pipe line close to rolling out.

     

    That would be what I would most want to know. When do they expect to roll out just one of those products hopefully with a voucher.

     

    I hope they get that Denge fever taken care of soon. Trip with Maya could require us to have that treatment in 2012 but he said they had done a good job of cleaning it up. You just never know. Maybe we should invest to ensure they get that cure taken care of, kinda in our own interests so to say.
    3 Dec 2010, 03:30 PM Reply Like
  • optionsgirl
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    I attended the INTK webinar. It was very good. I asked two questions. This is an impressive little company. Did anyone else listen to it?
    I still don't own any stock in it.
    3 Dec 2010, 03:48 PM Reply Like
  • robert.b.ferguson
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    Author’s reply » I got called away and couldn't listen in. I believe DM and I both opened positions @ $0.028. Maya was looking at it also but I don't know if he got in. The stock has been up and down slightly so it seems to be getting a little attention. 16,000 shares today currently down 5%.
    3 Dec 2010, 03:55 PM Reply Like
  • Dialectical Materialist
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    I knew I would be tied up today so I didn't sign up. Good to hear they didn't sound like a bunch of bozos, though. Yeah, I did enter a small position, but it is very small and the stock would have to just go bonkers for it to matter. But at least they are in my portfolio, which puts them on my daily radar. Maybe you should buy a few shares, OG. Doesn't cost anything :)
    3 Dec 2010, 04:10 PM Reply Like
  • Mayascribe
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    I had a bid in for 10,000 shares @ .028, but didn't get any action. Probably will queue in same amount for Monday.
    4 Dec 2010, 12:44 PM Reply Like
  • robert.b.ferguson
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    Author’s reply » (INTK) expansion into China. I will be posting a new Nano patch very soon.
    finance.yahoo.com/news...
    6 Dec 2010, 09:57 AM Reply Like
  • robert.b.ferguson
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    Author’s reply » The new Nano patch is up. I'm going to work on a new introduction for the third installment.
    seekingalpha.com/insta...
    6 Dec 2010, 10:45 AM Reply Like
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