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  • QuickChat
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    Author’s reply » The last comment from the Prior QC by HTL:

     

    (THLD): 14:00 Good support apparent @ $1.90/$1.91, total about 13.5K:3.7K at $1.92.

     

    Most trades small going off at bid right now.

     

    If the normal pattern of high in the morning, drop and then recover to mid-point (I don't think it'll make mid-point today -overall market sentiment has to have influence), we should come back to close ~$1.95 - flat.

     

    This will give a "doji", indicating change near but doesn't indicate direction.

     

    I think the action near the close will give a better indication.

     

    HardToLove
    12 Apr 2011, 02:47 PM Reply Like
  • tripleblack
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    I am seeing the morning spike easing somewhat, its a lot more blunt now...

     

    We'll see if this continues, but tomorrow will tell the tale. Another day like today, and I expect a high volume panic may ensue.
    12 Apr 2011, 02:49 PM Reply Like
  • optionsgirl
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    Triple, thank you for the art show. You maintain the best looking instablogs on SA!
    12 Apr 2011, 03:11 PM Reply Like
  • Mayascribe
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    Getting the "reversies!"

     

    ATPG goes down when oil goes up, and then ATPG goes up when oil goes down.
    12 Apr 2011, 03:12 PM Reply Like
  • H. T. Love
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    (CPST): A commenter over at I.V. apparently has some knowledge of the future adoption of Capstone by the O & G industry. He says he's an O & G trader that became aware of Cappy when he found out who was buying ... and he names them.

     

    www.investorvillage.co...

     

    I'm also certain that Dominion (the pipeline company) is also buying.

     

    He says we are in the very early stages of adoption.

     

    HardToLove
    12 Apr 2011, 03:14 PM Reply Like
  • optionsgirl
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    CPST surely is a winner, HTL.
    12 Apr 2011, 03:15 PM Reply Like
  • H. T. Love
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    LoL! Are you suggesting I post too much?! :-))

     

    I was worried about that. I'll back off a bit.

     

    HardToLove
    12 Apr 2011, 03:18 PM Reply Like
  • optionsgirl
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    It's a compliment on your penny stock picks and thorough tracking, HTL. Be gracious. (Didn't your parents tell you that when you got a compliment as a kid?) LOL!
    12 Apr 2011, 03:23 PM Reply Like
  • H. T. Love
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    I've never been good at recognizing a compliment. And always embarrassed when I do. Might be a side-effect of my military family background. Dad was a "lifer".

     

    So now that I know, <*blush*> and thank you.

     

    HardToLove
    12 Apr 2011, 03:28 PM Reply Like
  • RainH2O
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    That's funny. Nor am I, HT. And cannot tell when someone is joking/messing w/ me. I grew up and only child with my grandparents out in the middle of nothing but acres and acres. To this day my friends must explain the nudging and kidding around that siblings do. I rarely give anyone a hard time...even in jest.
    15 Apr 2011, 11:10 AM Reply Like
  • optionsgirl
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    Natural gas frac ing wars
    news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20...
    12 Apr 2011, 03:30 PM Reply Like
  • optionsgirl
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    CPST: finance.yahoo.com/echa...;range=my;indicator=vo...
    In 2000, it was over $94 a share.
    12 Apr 2011, 03:34 PM Reply Like
  • H. T. Love
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    (CPST): Yeah, that was "IPO exuberance" time. Their target was for automotive use - way out ahead of what the markets were ready to support.

     

    Even now, it'll be a long slog for that sector as there is a) too much ignorance pushing too many competitive non-viable technologies, b) too many potential technical changes that are viable may still appear and make the on-board turbine uneconomical and c) the loss of middle-class incomes that will take generations to come back, reducing auto sales overall and making adoption of any new technology a tougher row to hoe.

     

    Having said that, I do believe that a substantial amount of adoption *may* occur in various trucking applications.

     

    I think also that the DG (Distributed Generation) and micro-grid applications may gain unexpectedly large adoption and Cappy fits in that space quite well.

     

    On-board maritime applications, predominately for aux power seems promising also. But that will take some time.

     

    Cappy will never see that IPO range again - too many outstanding shares, too many headwinds to achieve the growth rate that could be seen back in the '88-early 90s time. Competitive technologies in spaces that might have been available back then will be harder to dominate.

     

    However, I do believe that a double from here will be achieved easily. This due to the efforts of the new management team brought in about four years ago.

     

    MHO,
    HardToLove
    12 Apr 2011, 03:50 PM Reply Like
  • Mayascribe
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    Fukashima now upgraded to worse case scenario: Level 7, same as Chernobyl. Why is this not on the news?

     

    www.thirdage.com/news/...

     

    Level 7 confirmed here (speculation is rising that this accident will now be worse than Chenobyl):

     

    www.israelnationalnews...

     

    Philly water now at 73% of legal EPA radiation limit. Cesium found in Vermont milk.

     

    I'm feeling blindsided and also a little hoodwinked by all this surfacing news.
    12 Apr 2011, 03:35 PM Reply Like
  • acehart
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    MAYA

     

    Explain to me how all this radiation is making it over to the East coast//

     

    ACE
    16 Apr 2011, 01:03 AM Reply Like
  • H. T. Love
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    (RTK): Just want to get this on the radar again.

     

    Next year they should start servicing LAX ground equipment with their bio-diesel plant and they have recently made large improvements in the NG->fertilizer plant down south.

     

    Insiders recently bought ~467K of shares (4/5 and later).

     

    phx.corporate-ir.net/p...

     

    phx.corporate-ir.net/p...

     

    With the market drop today, pps dropped back to 200 day SMA and bounced. I believe there's a little more downside available, maybe.

     

    There's also the use of their product in jet fuel that has been approved (certain segments) and is in test.

     

    Highly speculative and early, but we do want to be alert.

     

    It's to the point now that although I've been suggesting holding off for a couple of years prior to this, I'm now considering an entry somewhere in the near future.

     

    I need to do a lot more DD to pick the *time* and need to do some TA on the charts as well. Oh! And to make sure I still like it as well.

     

    MHO,
    HardToLove
    12 Apr 2011, 04:11 PM Reply Like
  • H. T. Love
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    (THLD): Announces webcast of presentation 4/15 10:30.

     

    globenewswire.com/news...

     

    Registration here.

     

    investor.thresholdphar...

     

    HardToLove
    12 Apr 2011, 04:15 PM Reply Like
  • optionsgirl
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    Anyone in commodities should look at this imo:
    www.minyanville.com/bu...
    12 Apr 2011, 04:21 PM Reply Like
  • acehart
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    OG

     

    Educate me as to what you are thinking in relation to commoditiies?? Dollar is done??

     

    THANKS
    ACE
    12 Apr 2011, 04:53 PM Reply Like
  • acehart
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    Maybe i am reading this incorrectly but i expected the markets to tank,I EXPRESSED THAT SENTIMENT ONCE BEFORE and either the fed has to start buying treasuries again or physical commodities will command the day. SLV is already getting a taste of things to come....I still believe Physical is where we all should be imho.

     

    Those phony ETF'S are walking time bombs!!! Sure people are making money but look at what i posted about the shorting...This is way above my head so at least the physical is here!!!

     

    ACE
    12 Apr 2011, 05:10 PM Reply Like
  • H. T. Love
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    (THLD): Still in spooky territory, but with an additional "spook".

     

    First, the additional spook. Had a volume spike today, which often indicates the end of a run followed by a reversal in a few days, or sooner even. Today's volume was 28.55% higher than the 25 day average. Moreover, it was more than double the average of the prior 5 days, 310.2K, at 716.11K.

     

    Add in an abnormally large intra-day range of 20 cents with a high of $2.10 and we have an "Hm, maybe I should have sold some today" day.

     

    OTOH, we have some "Ghost busters".

     

    Although most of the technical indicators cratered intra-day while we were down near the lows circa $1.90, the strong high-volume surge up later in the day brought all of them back to the way they looked in the morning - just beeeooootiful - save the stochastic.

     

    The bottom today moved away from the rising support as if it wanted to start going parabolic.

     

    The end of day action was high volume with a strong recovery to close at $1.96, +1 penny for the day when much of the market was down, and some sectors substantially so. The high was the highest since 3/10 , when it made $2.20.

     

    Normally I would try and "prognosticate" here, but my Power ETrade platform is doing its usual screwing around right now (I affectionately call it a POS, although in fairness that's only because of my IT background giving me a bias towards what the quality should be - in a world that no longer exists).

     

    So all I can do is say what I would like to see tomorrow.

     

    I would like to see the low at or near today's without penetrating the support. I would like to see volume more "reasonable" accompanied by a intra-day spread near 12 cents or so and I would like to see a high a little lower than today's.

     

    Why that combination? Normalcy! I was perfectly content to look at a chart with no emotional content, be it exuberance or pessimism. Just good rational behavior.

     

    Granted, the upcoming conference may be the catalyst for today's behavior and that's a good thing. But we already knew about it (hm, maybe "we" is not as inclusive as I presumed?) and that should have been one of the factors already moving the pps upwards.

     

    Today's move, if sparked by the news, indicates a lot of late-comers - maybe momentum traders - who may be easily dislodged from their positions as soon as momentum dies off.

     

    That results in a selling binge, likely in the days immediately following the conference, which drives pps back down. It's the "sell the news" routine where news sparks interest, new folks come in and the early entrants unload their much lower priced stock on the late-comers.

     

    I have to admit I will be one of those unloading. Not all, but enough to feel comfy with what I have left as I begin to rebuild the position again over time.

     

    So, that's it in a (very large) nutshell.

     

    MHO,
    HardToLove
    12 Apr 2011, 06:06 PM Reply Like
  • Lafferty
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    Excellent TA, HTL - my thanks. Just one note, though, and that is that I'm seeing $1.94 as the close, not $1.96, down a penny for the day.
    12 Apr 2011, 10:14 PM Reply Like
  • H. T. Love
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    You are correct according to ETrade's historical quote.

     

    But on Power ETrade Pro chart it shows 1.16K traded in the last minute (15:59) @ $1.96. That's where I got the figure.

     

    Tried to pull it up on time and sales, but it won't do it for some reason.

     

    Do you have something that can confirm?

     

    Well, it's really not important. The significant thing is that from 15:25, low $1.90, we had a move back up on good volume to as high as $1.97 for several minutes.

     

    But I hate that I can't trust good ol' POS! :-))

     

    HardToLove
    13 Apr 2011, 07:26 AM Reply Like
  • Mayascribe
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    Seems one Philly water plant has actually had higher iodine 131 readings in the past; last summer. Now speculation is that it's a hospital using I-131 to treat cancer that's upstream from the water treatment plant.

     

    That solves one reading.
    12 Apr 2011, 08:28 PM Reply Like
  • tripleblack
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    Maya, the problem with this is that good monitoring isn't available, and past records are spotty or missing. If you read back over older occurances (the numbers during the period when various countries were still conducting open air nuclear tests, for instance, which I believe are at least partially declassified now) its pretty wild.

     

    A good scientific study over a long period of time should be done - and perhaps these important agencies (major water processors, big dairy firms, etc) can be instructed to provide baseline data for reasons of public health.
    13 Apr 2011, 09:19 AM Reply Like
  • Mayascribe
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    HTL: In the last thread you wrote of a short term cup formation with Axion? I don't see it. I do see today extended the third wave down since April 7. First level of support was .95 (created before the final run up during the fifth up-wave) was violated intraday, today. Giving cause and case for the next level of support of .85.

     

    The handle to the cup formation beginning about a year ago, now seems unlikely. Uptick in today's volume back over a million shares means this stock is heading further south.

     

    Take a look, if time permits, at the .80 and .70 levels. Can't concieve that Freya just may get her .70 entry point, especially because we're already in the third wave down, and still at .95 at today's close. But it may occur.

     

    Why? Because we're a long, long way from the next major news cycle. And sell in May..., and QE2, geopolitics, potential slow downs, etc., are all potential headwinds.

     

    Like you admit, I'm new at Elliott wave stuff. And really haven't studied it for over a year or so.
    12 Apr 2011, 09:02 PM Reply Like
  • H. T. Love
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    The C&H was on the weekly - longer term. I was looking there thinking that you normally took a longer look too.

     

    But I just realized I overlooked an important aspect - trend should lead up into the pattern and it was flat into the pattern.

     

    Sorry for the false alarm. But here's what I saw, even if erroneous.

     

    Left lip ~week of 4/19/10 and right lip ~ week of 3/28/11.

     

    The possible "flag" forming on the right is a possible double bullish indicator.

     

    Flags generally indicate a continuation of trend is coming, in this case the trend was up leading to the flag.

     

    Because of the "lips" and the "bowl" (fairly nice rounded shape too) between them, the flag is also the handle of the C&H, also bullish.

     

    On the weekly, 4 years, it looks like there's waves but I'm too new to be sure I read it right.

     

    Anyway, that was the C&H thingy. If you look at a 3 year dally, you can also see it, left lip ~ 4/22 and right lip ~ 3/28 or so.

     

    You can see irregularities in the bowl portion, but those are normal as there is never enough "smoothness" for my eye. I just had to finally accept that it's a "fractal" world we live in.

     

    BTW, on that same daily, you can see another C&H from ~10/26/10 or so through 2/8/11 or so and after the handle completed we moved up. And the trend into that one was up, as it should have been, with a handle/flag.

     

    Sorry to have raised a false alarm.

     

    HardToLove
    13 Apr 2011, 07:59 AM Reply Like
  • RMF - Rethinking Modern Fin...
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    Did anyone else hear the rumor that Japan may be selling US treasuries. Seems plausible now that they have upgraded to level 7 from 5.
    12 Apr 2011, 11:00 PM Reply Like
  • tripleblack
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    Could happen, but more likely they would raise money outright by selling more of their own bonds.
    13 Apr 2011, 09:20 AM Reply Like
  • thistimeitsforreal
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    Does anyone have an opinion on ABAT? After accusations flew, this stop tanked but I have to wonder now that the dust has settled, is it ready to resume it's rightful place in the $4-5 area? Looks like it might be a real nice short-term winner. Any opinions on this?
    13 Apr 2011, 09:13 AM Reply Like
  • H. T. Love
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    The technical indicators don't indicate a turn up coming yet, although it has reverted to a recent mean. Often this reversion will be followed by some consolidation before it makes a new trend, which could be either direction.

     

    It does have a sloppy flag forming, which often indicates a continuation of a recent uptrend may resume. And yesterday made a "hammer", almost, so it could resume the move up today or tomorrow.

     

    Only MFI is strongly positive and I don't know how much to trust it, especially when its the *only* positive right now.

     

    I think it's better to wait for strong signs of a move up - the first few pennies of profit won't be missed if it goes to its prior levels.

     

    MHO,
    HardToLove
    13 Apr 2011, 09:23 AM Reply Like
  • tripleblack
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    ABAT has one ugly chart. I have never owned it, but you might hit John Petersen with your question. Any company that takes a hit like that after 2 years of pretty level sideways action, including through the Great Recession, is in trouble.
    13 Apr 2011, 09:24 AM Reply Like
  • thistimeitsforreal
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    Thanks for your quick replies... most appreciated. Taking a small interest in this one so we'll see how it goes.
    13 Apr 2011, 09:58 AM Reply Like
  • tripleblack
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    Took profits on TASXF today, floating a low ball buy order for MTCEF, may click, I notice the stock has flipped over and is going down in price...

     

    Still watching a long list for buying opportunities.

     

    Market is looking kitten weak, despite all the green on the screen this morning, now creeping back toward negative territory. NOT the behavior of a proximate failure leading down to a correction, but more like a dead cat bounce leading ultimately to that destination in a few months.
    13 Apr 2011, 10:43 AM Reply Like
  • H. T. Love
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    (THLD): market lethargy seems to be controlling today. I can't decide if the rising support (~$1.90?) and 50 day SMA ($1.91) will hold or not.

     

    It does weaken *all* the technical indicators. But that is on what looks to be *very* low volume today.

     

    Without volume, it's hard to feel much certainty.

     

    WHOOPS! Just made $1.89 and now we have $1.88/$1.91 bid/ask with ~2:3 sell imbalance.

     

    If you've got some profit, might want to take a portion off the table. I would think $1.93 or so could be seen again today.

     

    HardToLove

     

    P.S. Just penetrated support by several pennies - first time it's done this since I entered it.
    13 Apr 2011, 10:48 AM Reply Like
  • tripleblack
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    Yep, low volume volatility is the word this morning.
    13 Apr 2011, 10:50 AM Reply Like
  • H. T. Love
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    P.P.S. Older trend support, ~$1.81 still intact & pps right now $1.87 and looks to come back to >= $1.90 or so.

     

    HardToLove
    13 Apr 2011, 11:01 AM Reply Like
  • H. T. Love
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    (THLD): PPS came back to $1.94, I sold half @ $1.93.

     

    I think low will came back, maybe ~$1.85 or so. I might replace those shares if so.

     

    HardToLove
    13 Apr 2011, 11:27 AM Reply Like
  • Lafferty
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    I'm hanging in there for now, maybe a mistake, but we'll see. Still have some hope that the presentation will help us out.
    Not that it matters much now, but I don't have better confirmation on yesterday's close - don't have the most wonderful tools here either.
    13 Apr 2011, 12:25 PM Reply Like
  • H. T. Love
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    Well, there is one technical indicator that indicates a continuation of the uptrend 64% (almost just noise, but hey, it's slightly positive). It a two candle "shooting start" ... almost. There's supposed to be a gap between the body of the first candle (yesterday's - Tue.) and today's. But other than that, it has all the attributes.

     

    Combined with the rising older support, still intact, and the rising 10/20/50 SMAs and rising lower Bolinger, I think it makes a pretty good chance that the up trend will continue.

     

    And today's down is on low volume, an effect of "hangover" from yesterdays down move I think, so volume doesn't support a lot of down momentum.

     

    I decided to see if I could be greedy and lucky at the same time and have entered orders to get those shares back at $1.83 - the low so far.

     

    Whether I get them or not, I'm still above water on the remaining shares, so I intend to let them ride. If I get the batch today at $0.10 less than I sold for, I'll still be up, including all friction and profit. So that leaves me room to exit if price goes against me with a *very* small loss or still a small profit.

     

    Risk/reward seems good in that scenario.

     

    HardToLove
    13 Apr 2011, 01:02 PM Reply Like
  • doubleguns
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    Sold my FAZ at the open for a small gain. Hope the monkey went with it.
    13 Apr 2011, 10:55 AM Reply Like
  • doubleguns
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    Obviously the monkey did not go out with the FAZ water. DOW now down.
    13 Apr 2011, 01:08 PM Reply Like
  • Mayascribe
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    POMO schedule for the next month:

     

    www.newyorkfed.org/mar...#
    13 Apr 2011, 10:57 AM Reply Like
  • doubleguns
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    Could they not have at least left April 15 sacred? Guess they want to double screw us on that date!! You will pay your taxes and whats left over they will shrink its value.
    13 Apr 2011, 01:20 PM Reply Like
  • robert.b.ferguson
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    If you sit it out he'll tax your seat. If you try to run he'll tax your feet. Cuz he's the tax man.
    13 Apr 2011, 01:27 PM Reply Like
  • doubleguns
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    Relentless too in so many ways.
    13 Apr 2011, 01:31 PM Reply Like
  • robert.b.ferguson
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    Put on a program for Axion power (AXPW) @ $0.91. This seems like a good time to start averaging down.
    13 Apr 2011, 11:33 AM Reply Like
  • Mayascribe
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    Robert: On a three month chart 91 cents is the current lower Bollinger Band. Also has support from the March 9 high.

     

    I believe Axion will go a little lower. Two things out there may change, though, and that's another order from Norfolk Southern, to likely occur during this second quarter. The other is the OEM grant from a major automotive company via the DOT. I don't think this will occur for some time. But ya never know.
    13 Apr 2011, 11:51 AM Reply Like
  • robert.b.ferguson
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    Maya: Greetings. I'm thinking the same thing but missing the absolute low by a few pennies won't bother me. I can always add more at the lower price by monitoring it more closely and doing a direct buy. Thanks for the heads up.
    13 Apr 2011, 12:50 PM Reply Like
  • acehart
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    20 reasons to sell your physical.....OTHERWISE THE REST IS NOISE!

     

    www.roadtoroota.com/pu...

     

    ACE
    13 Apr 2011, 12:01 PM Reply Like
  • doubleguns
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    Agreed!!
    13 Apr 2011, 01:17 PM Reply Like
  • thistimeitsforreal
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    "The shut down of the iShares Silver ETF (SLV) and the subsequent attempt by SLV investors to transfer into physical silver in their own possession."

     

    That's silly talk. Not going to happen. I guess this guy never plans on selling his silver. He's probably one of those that swore silver was a great short when it was in the mid-20s.

     

    Sorry, but until someone comes up with realistic reasoning I don't buy the theory that one day we wake up and SLV is plummeting at a ridiculous rate. Just won't happen. Lots of hot air coming from those who believe physical is the only way to go. I wish all silver investors the best of luck. I simply don't agree with those supporting physical and killing the ETF. My bank and investment accounts shine brightly with the ETF.

     

    Also, its really hard for me to take anyone with the first name Bix all too seriously.
    13 Apr 2011, 01:57 PM Reply Like
  • acehart
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    There are other ETF'S that are a much better investment than SLV, you have CEF, PSLV, AND OTHERS. With those comes the security that they have the physical on hand (maybe ) TO SELL when the redemptions start coming in. However even if SLV does not have the silver they claim i still feel the fed will step in and bail it out anyway.

     

    I just sleep better knowing my investment in silver is for real. I sometimes use SLV for a quick trade but would never use it for any other reason. In fact that goes for most ETF'S pertaining to silver. Yes, i made a boat ful of money on it last year as well. But when smarter people than i warned me to be careful. including some upper ranked federal people i know, i took their warning serious.

     

    Good luck to all silver bugs and may we all make money !!! Essentially that is the reason we invest in silver..

     

    ACE
    13 Apr 2011, 07:15 PM Reply Like
  • robert.b.ferguson
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    Today's 10 YR Treasury auction was not particularly well received with a bid to cover of 3.13 on demand of $65.7B. Indirect bidder participation was just 42.4% accounting for $27.9B of total demand; the lowest in twelve months. Seems that we are getting MO PO with our POMO. LOL.
    13 Apr 2011, 02:21 PM Reply Like
  • Mayascribe
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    Can't make this stuff up.

     

    Northwestern US windpower farms may have to shut down during this spring's blustery months due to heavy snowfall this winter, which have hydropower turbines producing so much electricity that there's no place to put it:

     

    seattletimes.nwsource....
    13 Apr 2011, 02:42 PM Reply Like
  • Moon Kil Woong
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    LOL, if only they could take carbon from the air and use the power to put it back into long hydrocarbon chains.
    13 Apr 2011, 02:53 PM Reply Like
  • tripleblack
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    They could use the surplus energy to pump water back up into high reservoirs for later generation...

     

    If they had the reservoirs, which of course are full from all the melt water.

     

    This shows one of the weaknesses of wind power, ie, its proponents assume that power generating companies can "store" the power (no way, and probably not for the rest of my lifetime at any meaningful level) in "those big battery rooms" - OR that the power companies can just shut down all competing power sources to accomodate wind power, including those which are more cost efficient.

     

    Wait for it guys, some nutball will next suggest that the best solution is to tear down the dams to make "room" for the wind turbines... Of course, he will just look stupid and suck air if anyone asks him how he plans to levelize energy to match demand without powerplants whose output is NOT fluctuating randomly with every puff of breeze.
    13 Apr 2011, 03:45 PM Reply Like
  • H. T. Love
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    (THLD): Apparently someone panicked. In two minutes, 14:20-14:21, 57K sold taking price from $1.86 to $1.78.

     

    Price immediately recovered and is now at $1.88/$1.89 again.

     

    Volume has picked up since I checked this morning - on track to come in just under average for 25 days.

     

    I got my shares back at $1.83. The skinflint in me complains I didn't get them @ $1.78. LoL!

     

    Considering that two minute period to be inconsequential, unless something nasty happens in the next 45 minutes, today's action suited my desires *except* that the range was a little larger. But without that two minutes it would be 15 cents - close enough to my 12 cents for government work.

     

    Ignoring that two minutes also leaves the older support in place and it's looking likely that the 50 day SMA may hold too - it's $1.91. All it'll take is the usual EOD frenetic activity and we could close there or above.

     

    Looks like we may come out OK on this.

     

    HardToLove
    13 Apr 2011, 03:17 PM Reply Like
  • Lafferty
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    I saw that panic attack and had to hold back some of my own.
    Would have been nice if it had held to close in the high 1.8xs; oh well. Good luck with the new shares.
    13 Apr 2011, 04:50 PM Reply Like
  • thistimeitsforreal
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    ABAT up almost 2% today and a bit more after hours. May only be a short term play but so far, so good.
    13 Apr 2011, 04:21 PM Reply Like
  • Mayascribe
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    Hard: In case you missed it, here's an SA article on Capstone:

     

    seekingalpha.com/artic...
    13 Apr 2011, 04:29 PM Reply Like
  • H. T. Love
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    Thanks. But I always ignore him.

     

    HardToLove
    13 Apr 2011, 04:33 PM Reply Like
  • Mayascribe
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    (CPST): We've seen a classic five wave up from last December 3, with the first potential signs of an equally classic multi-wave down. I don't buy this.

     

    A little numbers working, including the recent lower high and lower low, shows that Capstone lurches upwards an average of .3366 cents per up-wave, and .1567 cents consolidation between the up-waves.

     

    Four times the correction was from .17 to .19 cents. The other two were down .12 cents and down .10 cents. The most recent correction is whaddaya know? .19 cents.

     

    Seems there is a recent battle going on between $1.77 and $1.85 range. This battle is very recent; only since the 12th of this month.

     

    But given the five month trend of up an average of .3366, before a pullback average of .1567, we "may" be seeing the beginning of another up-wave, despite that we've already seen five up-waves.

     

    It may be time to nibble with the downside support of $1.74 (bottom Bollinger band on a 1 year chart).

     

    Plus, Capstone seems to be in a constant upbeat news cycle.
    13 Apr 2011, 05:13 PM Reply Like
  • robert.b.ferguson
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    Maya: Greetings. Indeed for those of us who have owned it long term and are still accumulating on dips the stock hasn't been a disappointment. It's not a rocket ride either but that's not the investment thesis for this stock. I expect the company to become profitable at some point and grow fairly slowly over time. It may be a $5 dollar stock in three years but it's not the next Apple (APPL).
    13 Apr 2011, 05:37 PM Reply Like
  • H. T. Love
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    (CPST): Thanks Maya! That puts you way ahead of me, on the "Leading Wave" so to speak.

     

    I'm just putting in buys @ $1.73 each day now. That's a potential Fibonacci 50% of the $1.32-$2.14 high and I think there's a decent chance I'll get it.

     

    I've turned to accumulation mode now, not as much concern for low price. Long and holding, 19K right now, and hoping to get another 5K-10K more before the (expected) June EOY report.

     

    Some really good PR would almost ensure another wave up.

     

    Haven't heard much from Origin (Australia) since the big floods & rains - might be they've recovered enough to surprise us. Aquatec is another possible.

     

    I'd like to see Reagan Eqpt. (Kilo-pak) show up with a couple initial orders, but I suspect that will be a long time since it's first adopters have to be found.

     

    This is the time of year a lot of construction and improvement projects start up too. Maybe some more wastewater treatment, distributed gen at hotels, ...

     

    Anyway, thank you for passing on that info. I'm going to add some notes on what you posted to my chart to remind me!

     

    HardToLove
    13 Apr 2011, 05:38 PM Reply Like
  • Mayascribe
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    Lots of shares you own, HTL! Well done. Haven't the cash to add much more than another 2000 shares to the 2000 shares I now own of Capstone, when I'm positioning to own 80,000 shares of Axion (already have 40,000 in the BA, 10,000 in the gamer account).

     

    Like we've PMed, my favorites for the gamer account are Axion, ATPG, Zalicus and Capstone, with a little Exide thrown in. Several other small positions of other various stocks to round things out.

     

    I'm pretty sure by this time next year, Axion, Capstone, and Zalicus will be up 100% plus. Exide and ATPG up in the 50 to 80% range, pending all the usual caveats.

     

    Obviously, my gamer account has lots of dry powder.

     

    Robert: I'm thinking that the CPST shares I bought on January 28, being up over 58% since, qualifies as a rocket ride! Moments ago, I did a 90 day programmed trade for 1000 shares at $1.75.

     

    Typically, in up markets, the week before tax day, the market is down. After tax day, the market is up the final two weeks before May begins. Expecting this pattern to again occur this year.
    13 Apr 2011, 05:58 PM Reply Like
  • robert.b.ferguson
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    Maya: Greetings. I'm with you I was just saying I don't expect it to be a $500 stock any time soon.
    13 Apr 2011, 06:19 PM Reply Like
  • H. T. Love
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    Speaking of (XIDE): notice RSI, MFI and stochastic today? Starting to curl up and volume was above 25 day average. Another couple days should see OBV and AD+ get with the program.

     

    Today *might* have been a low - it had prior support @ ~$9.66-$9.71 range and hung in there pretty good on a weak market day. Even if it's not, $9.48/$9.20 look like promising supports.

     

    I really can't see it busting those until after the Fed tanks the world.

     

    OTOH, the trend line using 2/10, 2/24 & 3/15 lows looks ugly. But I don't see it getting there - ~$9 today and falling ~6 cents/day.

     

    Adding a resistance line at the tops of 2/14, 2/18, 3/3-4 & 4/1 gives us a broadening descending wedge. With today's action and strengthening TA indicators, we *might* have partial decline in the works, which breaks out of the wedge to the upside 87% of the time, per Bulkowski. We'll need to wait and see. Regardless, he says that downward breakouts are quite rare on these patterns in a bull market.

     

    I'll keep an eye on it and post as soon as I see something that looks promising.

     

    HardToLove
    13 Apr 2011, 07:27 PM Reply Like
  • thistimeitsforreal
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    80,000!!!! Didn't realize there was that much confidence in that company. Interesting... good luck.
    14 Apr 2011, 12:12 AM Reply Like
  • optionsgirl
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    News Release - Wednesday, April 13, 2011
    IMPACT Silver Announces Record Net Earnings Up 196% In 2010
    IMPACT Silver Corp. ("the Company" or "IMPACT") is pleased to announce the audited financial results for the Company's year ending December 31, 2010. The full version of the financial statements and the Management's Discussion and Analysis can be viewed on the Company's website at www.impactsilver.com or on SEDAR at www.sedar.com.

     

    2010 HIGHLIGHTS
    Revenues for the year reached $16.7 million, up 37% from $12.2 million in 2009.
    Net earnings for the year reached $3.4 million, up 196% from $1.2 million in 2009.
    Mine operating earnings were $7.4 million, up 79% from $4.2 million in 2009.
    Silver production for the year reached 750,259 ounces, marginally down 9% from 823,571 ounces in 2009 as the Company revised cut-off grades and mined more medium grade ore because of high silver prices.
    Cash flows from operations before changes in non-cash working capital1 were $5.6 million, up 49% from $3.7 million in 2009.
    Revenue per production tonne sold for the year reached $123.25, up 13% from $109.51 in 2009, while direct costs per tonne produced marginally increased from $58.43 to $63.29 per tonne.
    After investing $5.1 million in property, plant and equipment, resource properties and exploration during 2009, the Company had cash and cash equivalents of $18.7 million, up 253% from $5.3 million in 2009.

     

    KEY ACCOMPLISHMENTS
    Completed $15 million private placement financing consisting of 12 million units at a price of $1.25 per unit, of which 8.75 million units were sold pursuant to a brokered portion of the private placement and 3.25 million units were sold pursuant to a non-brokered portion of the private placement (See news release dated December 15, 2010).
    Updated NI43-101 Mineral Resource Estimate for the Capire Project in the Mamatla Silver District, Tonnes in the Measured Mineral Resource category increased by 18% and contained in-ground silver ounces increased by 9% over the 2009 study (see IMPACT Silver news release dated February 1, 2011).
    Commenced mining at new Noche Buena Mine during the first quarter 2010. This is the third new mine discovered by the IMPACT team from discovery hole to production stage within 15 months, and provided 18% of the total mill feed by end of 2010. (See news release March 4, 2010).
    Compiled over 2,000 historical mine workings from IMPACT's 472-square-kilometer land package, of which only a fraction have been drill tested (see news release January 20, 2011).
    Completed purchase of 200-tonne-per-day ("tpd") Veta Grande processing plant in the Zacatecas District (See news release dated March 23, 2010).
    Acquired 150 square kilometers of new large mineral concessions in the Zacualpan Silver District bringing the total claim holdings in the Zacualpan-Mamatla Districts under IMPACT's control from 472 square kilometers to 623 square kilometres (See news release dated August 10, 2010).
    During 2010, Chivo Mine continues to contribute the majority of the high grade silver production at 56% (2009 -- 80%) of the mill feed. The San Ramon Mine provided 32% (2008 -- 20%) of mill feed from the mining of additional high grade mineral from the new wide zone of silver-rich stock work breccia style mineralization discovered on level 5.5, and is expected to increase production at San Ramon. The new Noche Buena Mine provided 12% (2009 --nil) and is planned to increase as additional mining faces are developed as well as further development underground on adjacent veins. Higher prices for silver, lead and zinc allowed the Company to revise cut-off grades and mine medium grade areas, resulting in $2.3 million in positive cash flows from operations before changes in non-cash working capital. The mill throughput declined slightly as the Company continued to experience heavy rainfall into the fourth quarter of 2010.

     

    EXPLORATION
    Exploration was active in many areas as surface and underground drilling continued on a number of IMPACT's projects with a focus on the Capire Project in the Mamatla Silver District scheduled for production in late 2011. The Company was pleased to announce an updated NI43-101 Mineral Resource Estimate for Capire Project in the Mamatla Silver District, totalling 7.2 million ounces silver, 95.6 million lbs zinc and 37.2 million lbs lead. Tonnes in the Measured Mineral Resource category increased by 18% and contained in-ground silver ounces increased by 9% over the 2009 study (see IMPACT Silver news release dated February 1, 2011 and the final NI43-101 report is be posted on www.sedar.com for comparison).

     

    The Capire Project is now in the mine planning and permitting stage. Initial plans are to first install a 200-tpd pilot plant and starter open pit. This pilot plant operation is designed to test metallurgical recoveries on a significant scale, provide detailed information on mining costs and optimize mining and processing methods toward planning for a larger operation. The Company previously purchased a semi-portable 200-tpd plant (see IMPACT news release dated January 29, 2008), which is presently in storage at the Zacualpan operations site and will contribute to minimizing start up costs. The starter open pit will be excavated on the western portion of the Capire Zone to access near surface high grade silver-zinc-lead-coppe... VMS mineralization. The orientation and shallow depth of the mineralization favours open pit mining for much of the zone. IMPACT has acquired surface rights for all mining areas and the processing plant site at Capire. The permitting process for the operations has been initiated. Condemnation drilling under the plant site and tailings area was completed in the first quarter of 2011. The zone remains open to expansion in all directions. A minimum 10,000-meter drilling program is currently in progress targeting Capire and other nearby zones. It is operated by a team of geologists dedicated to the development of the Capire Project.

     

    As of December 31, 2010, over 2,000 old mine workings have been entered into the GIS database with exploration focusing on expanding on these targets. The exploration program for 2011 is budgeted for minimum 20,000 meters of surface and underground drilling, and will be funded through existing cash balances and positive cash flow from mining operations.

     

    OUTLOOK 2011
    The Company is well positioned for growth with $18.7 million in cash and cash equivalents and no long term debt. Plans are to further increase throughput at the Guadalupe mill to ultimately reach its rated capacity of 500 tpd. This will be accomplished with the addition of the new Noche Buena Mine with production to increase as additional mining faces are developed. More importantly, the planned initial production of the Capire Project scheduled for late 2011 will significantly increase production throughput into 2012. The aggressive exploration budget for 2011 will help fast track a number of targets identified in the GIS database.

     

    On behalf of the Directors of IMPACT Silver Corp.,

     

    "Frederick W. Davidson"
    President & CEO
    13 Apr 2011, 07:33 PM Reply Like
  • optionsgirl
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    Obama is back to his tax the rich scheme.
    This reminds me of a song:
    www.youtube.com/watch?...
    13 Apr 2011, 08:05 PM Reply Like
  • H. T. Love
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    Golly! What a terrific reminder of old times. Makes me want to go searching for Gene Kruppa, Benny Goodman, etc.

     

    HardToLove
    14 Apr 2011, 05:52 AM Reply Like
  • tripleblack
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    Oldy but goody.

     

    I've engaged in the "solve our deficit problems by taxing the rich" debate many times. (Always reminds me of that quirky movement to "eat the rich" from the radical 60's). The facts, sadly enough, are that even should we decide to tax the rich (say, those earning a million and above) 100% (take every dime they make each year) we would not be able to offset the yearly deficit, much less reduce anyone else's taxes. There just aren't ENOUGH of them for it to work. Needless to say, it would be a one-shot deal, anyway (once you take 100% of someone's earnings, for some reason it removes the incentive for them to earn more for you to confiscate the following year).

     

    Hence the mantra to set the definition of "rich" lower. $250k per family, or about $150k per individual... THAT gets 'er done. Of course, many people earning those dollars don't think of themsevles as the filthy "rich", but that's no big deal, its all just another entry for the Obamanary Dictionary of Inverse English.
    14 Apr 2011, 08:58 AM Reply Like
  • acehart
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    OG

     

    Krispy Creme or the donuts??

     

    goldsilver.com/video/m.../

     

    ACE
    13 Apr 2011, 09:27 PM Reply Like
  • acehart
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    Warning: people on blood pressure medication are urged not to read this.
    Yesterday the media had a field day when it was uncovered that the hard fought $38 billion in budget "cuts" which almost caused America to shut down were in reality $14 billion. We, thus, can't wait to find out what the response will be when it is uncovered that the actual cuts were... $353 million. Yes: the ongoing functioning of the government was a pawn in a soap opera whose benefit to the US debt is $353 million, or about what Goldman's trading desk makes in less than one day.
    From Washington Post:
    A new budget estimate released Wednesday says that the spending bill negotiated between President Barack Obama and House Speaker John Boehner would produce less than 1 percent of the $38 billion in claimed savings by the end of this budget year.

     

    The Congressional Budget Office estimate shows that the spending bill due for a House vote Thursday would pare just $352 million from the deficit through Sept. 30. About $8 billion in cuts to domestic programs and foreign aid are offset by nearly equal increases in defense spending.

     

    The House began debate on the measure Wednesday with a test vote slated for the early afternoon. The measure appears on track to pass the House and Senate this week before a stopgap spending measure expires Friday at midnight despite opposition from some of the GOP’s most ardent budget cutters.

     

    The budget deficit is projected at $1.6 trillion this year.

     

    The CBO study confirms that the measure trims $38 billion in new spending authority, but says many of the cuts come in slow-spending accounts like water-and-sewer grants that don’t have an immediate deficit impact.

     

    ...

     

    Republicans say they wish the measure would cut more but that the cuts negotiated by Boehner are about as good as can be expected giver that Democrats hold the Senate and the White House. In his February budget, Obama pressed a freeze on domestic agency accounts.

     

    “We continue to push this president to places he never said he would go,” said House GOP Whip Kevin McCarthy of California. “The president said he would freeze spending. Our Speaker negotiated, outnumbered 3-1. We have cut spending.”
    Speechless yet? You should be. And for those confused how B.H.O. picked the arbitrary number of $4 trillion in "cuts", John Lohman summarizes it best.
    How Washington Cuts $38 Billion in 5 Simple Steps:

     

    1. Announce spending bill that claims $38 billion in cuts
    2. Wait for CBO to announce it only cuts $353 million1
    3. Realize you only do 0.0093% of what you say2
    4. Divide $38 billion by 0.0093% to get necessary target3
    5. Round to the nearest trillion and announce result

     

    ace
    13 Apr 2011, 10:03 PM Reply Like
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    Ace, either Boehner got taken by the Dems and is an idiot (very doubtful) or "We the People" got taken by these two party's (most likely) and we are the idiots and don't care. We will have to see how the vote goes today. I know folks are calling and writing to request their senators and congress folks vote this down.

     

    If it passes we will be taken for idiots again with the debt level raised next with no real solutions put in place. I think BO's speech said it all. He believes it is his way or the highway and he has thrown down the gauntlet that tax and spend is the answer. Expect the debt limits to rise substantially, meaning over 1 trillion dollars.

     

    Both the Reps shopping list and the Dems shopping lists will be purchased.
    14 Apr 2011, 07:54 AM Reply Like
  • Mayascribe
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    Miss my pal, User. Every day...his absence....
    14 Apr 2011, 12:31 AM Reply Like
  • H. T. Love
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    I've also PM'd him. Hoping for some good news soon.

     

    HardToLove
    14 Apr 2011, 05:56 AM Reply Like
  • tripleblack
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    Just sent an agnostic's prayer for good karma his way...
    14 Apr 2011, 09:01 AM Reply Like
  • acehart
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    MAYA

     

    I just wrote him but the last we spoke he wasn't feeling well and thought he was heading back t the hospital. What a help he has been to me in pm. Hope he is back soon. Prayers are with him

     

    ACE
    14 Apr 2011, 12:44 AM Reply Like
  • Mayascribe
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    OyGee! Remember (NEP)? Yesterday I bought 100 shares; up 22.46% today. My shares are up 25.15%. Sheesh. Shoulda, woulda, coulda....
    14 Apr 2011, 11:38 AM Reply Like
  • robert.b.ferguson
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    Just got a note from User. He had to take some time off to take care of something. He sends his regards and should rejoin us shortly.
    14 Apr 2011, 11:52 AM Reply Like
  • Mayascribe
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    User sent me a PM, too. He's fighting a bug, and slowly winning. Said he'll be back on board, soon.

     

    He said for me to say hello to all of us on his behalf, and appreciates the concerns and well-wishes.
    14 Apr 2011, 12:06 PM Reply Like
  • robert.b.ferguson
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    In the latest episode of As The Stomach Turns the unknowing attempt to lead the unwilling through an obstacle course laid out by the uncaring. All of this to ensnare the unwitting and unseeing. Stay tuned for future episodes. www.govtrack.us/congre...
    14 Apr 2011, 12:54 PM Reply Like
  • optionsgirl
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    NEWS RELEASE Apr 14, 2011

     

    GREAT PANTHER SILVER REPORTS FIRST QUARTER PRODUCTION; SILVER INCREASES BY 15%, GOLD UP BY 45% FROM Q1 2010

     

    GREAT PANTHER SILVER LIMITED (TSX: GPR; NYSE Amex: GPL; the "Company") is pleased to report first quarter ("Q1"), production at its two wholly-owned Mexican silver mining operations, Guanajuato and Topia.

     

    The mines produced 410,640 ounces of silver, 2,310 ounces of gold, 241 tonnes of lead, and 345 tonnes of zinc. Compared to production results from Q1 2010, silver is up by 15%, gold is up by 45%, lead is down by 17% and zinc is unchanged. The combined metal production, at 607,225 silver equivalent ounces, ("Ag eq oz") is 7% higher than the last quarter and up 15% from Q1 2010. This is a very positive start to the year. Guanajuato metal production, at 406,419 Ag eq oz, is improved by 10% from the last quarter and is up 29% from a year ago while Topia silver production, at 137,219 Ag oz, is a quarterly record.

     

    The following summarizes the main highlights for the first quarter of 2011:
    Silver production of 410,640 Ag oz, up 15% from Q1 2010.
    Gold production of 2,310 Au oz, up 45% from Q1 2010.
    Combined metal production of 607,225 Ag eq oz, up by 15% from Q1 2010.
    Record metallurgical gold recovery at Guanajuato of 91.5%, up 6% from Q1 2010.
    Record silver production at Topia of 137,219 oz Ag, up 4% from Q1 2010.
    Milling capacity records set at both processing plants.
    Exploration drill results expand mineralisation at the San Ignacio property.
    Exploration drilling confirms orebody extending to depth at Guanajuatito.
    Increased NI 43-101 compliant Mineral Resources at the Topia Mine.
    (Silver equivalents for 2011 are established using budget prices of US$1200/oz Au, US$20/oz Ag, US$0.90/lb Pb and Zn.)
    14 Apr 2011, 01:08 PM Reply Like
  • Mayascribe
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    Unbelievable. NEP shares now up over 37%. Wow.
    14 Apr 2011, 01:27 PM Reply Like
  • Mayascribe
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    Make that 40.25%! Up another 3 plus percent in two minutes!
    14 Apr 2011, 01:29 PM Reply Like
  • H. T. Love
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    They've responded to allegations in a report.

     

    finance.yahoo.com/mark...

     

    HardToLove
    14 Apr 2011, 01:50 PM Reply Like
  • robert.b.ferguson
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    Now for the overshoot and then the sell off. Great job guys! Thanks Big Fish. LOL.
    14 Apr 2011, 02:00 PM Reply Like
  • Mayascribe
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    Reason why I dabbled is because I read their report yesterday. Things didn't add up for the stock to nosedive like it did. So a bought a little. Just cashed out for a 39.31% gain. Almost paid for today's teeth cleaning!

     

    Lucky.

     

    Needed it because I "ate" too much Kandi.
    14 Apr 2011, 02:15 PM Reply Like
  • optionsgirl
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    Congrats, Maya.
    14 Apr 2011, 01:57 PM Reply Like
  • optionsgirl
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    Manganese use in battery technology- might replace cobalt?
    resourceinvestingnews....
    14 Apr 2011, 02:11 PM Reply Like
  • robert.b.ferguson
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    Has anyone seen Freya about? I don't remember seeing her for awhile.
    14 Apr 2011, 02:14 PM Reply Like
  • acehart
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    I sent both FREYA and USER a pm and only USER got back to me. I thought i remember FREYA mentioning something about a vacation in April...

     

    My wife is getting tired of carrying those 1000 ounce bars up 5 flights. Any advice for her??

     

    ace
    15 Apr 2011, 12:42 AM Reply Like
  • doubleguns
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    Buy a chair lift with one of those 1000 oz bars.
    15 Apr 2011, 08:03 AM Reply Like
  • acehart
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    DG

     

    and how do you expect ME to get up All those steps, walk?????

     

    ACE
    15 Apr 2011, 10:47 AM Reply Like
  • doubleguns
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    Buy a double wide chair.
    15 Apr 2011, 10:58 AM Reply Like
  • acehart
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    DG

     

    THEN WHERE DO I PUT ALL THOSE 1000 OZ BARS??? I might need a quad or an elevator...huh....

     

    ACE
    15 Apr 2011, 11:06 AM Reply Like
  • optionsgirl
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    send them to me I'll store them for you wink wink.
    15 Apr 2011, 11:34 AM Reply Like
  • acehart
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    OG

     

    Nice try, you live in Florida, you don't have 5 flights there. But do you have a vault??? This way my wife can just carry them staight in!!!

     

    What guns on that women!!! Silver up a buck today again. This is getting scary, i really wasn't expecting it to go this high this quickly...Does anyone have a valid observation??

     

    ACE
    15 Apr 2011, 12:02 PM Reply Like
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    Anyone have guidance on PLM. Its around $2 and is projected to go to $5.
    14 Apr 2011, 02:33 PM Reply Like
  • RMF - Rethinking Modern Fin...
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    PLM - PolyMet Mining Corp. (PolyMet) is a development-stage company engaged in the exploration and development of natural resource properties. As of January 31, 2010, the Company’s sole mineral property is the NorthMet Project, a polymetallic deposit located in northeastern Minnesota, United States of America. The NorthMet Project is located immediately south of the eastern end of the historic Mesabi Iron Range in northeastern Minnesota. The NorthMet Project covers a total of 16,700 acres or 25.9 square miles consisting of two areas: the NorthMet mine site totaling 4,300 acres or 6.5 square miles of leased mineral rights and the Erie Plant site totaling 12,400 acres of freehold land located approximately six miles west of the mine site. During the fiscal year ended January 31, 2010 (fiscal 2009), the Company conducted exploration, development and acquisition activities only and did not conduct any operations that generated revenues.
    14 Apr 2011, 02:50 PM Reply Like
  • H. T. Love
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    (AXPW): Getting ready to break out of descending wedge. My guess is up. It's early but ...

     

    Stochastic, momentum, OBV, accum and RSI all started curling up today. Volume is "reasonable", supporting this early indication.

     

    Currently above open price. Was driven lower after the open through 11:56 has been stepping up since on decent volume.

     

    Bears have lost control.

     

    I'm going to dip a toe again.

     

    HardToLove
    14 Apr 2011, 02:54 PM Reply Like
  • Mayascribe
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    HTL: Noticed the same thing this morning. Added 10K this afternoon. This, of course, means Robert has a better chance now to get his shares for 91 cents. He always gets stuff cheaper than me.
    14 Apr 2011, 03:34 PM Reply Like
  • robert.b.ferguson
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    Maya: Greetings. Not always and you always get to the good stuff first. Missed it by that much! Maybe tomorrow.
    14 Apr 2011, 05:35 PM Reply Like
  • doubleguns
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    Threats that Bolivias President is going to nationalize the silver miners in Bolivia come May 1st.

     

    "Among the contracts to be affected are those with Glencore International AG, Pan American Silver Corp., and most importantly, Coeur d’Alene Mines Corp., which is operator of the San Bartolome mine: the world's largest pure silver mine."

     

    This could wrech havoc on the price of silver and other silver miners. Havoc as in straight up!!!

     

    SIL could take a whooping. Be careful folks as to what you have. I have no idea if this is part of the SLV scare and how it would effect SLV.

     

    www.zerohedge.com/arti...
    14 Apr 2011, 04:20 PM Reply Like
  • tripleblack
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    Good reason why I avoid South American miners in countries like Bolivia, Venezuela, Argentina, and increasingly, Brazil (that boot will drop hard next election, I think).
    14 Apr 2011, 04:45 PM Reply Like
  • Moon Kil Woong
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    Silver upppp.... even as things are down silver is shining bright. Congrats guys.
    14 Apr 2011, 04:21 PM Reply Like
  • robert.b.ferguson
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    Where is Ace today? I thought he would have been all over this.
    14 Apr 2011, 05:14 PM Reply Like
  • acehart
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    was running from coin dealer to coin dealer with my wheel barrel. Too old to carry all of those 1000 oz bars!!!! Actually was at the Doctors with the wife for my quarterly checkup with the doctors ( idiots) that can't figure out my pain and What to do about it except up the strength of the pain meds that put me in never never land. Wife doesn't like it one bit but i guess something was going on when i heard on the radio the price of silver.....Glad someone missed me, Robert....which is actually my brothers name.Deciding how much silver to lock up price wise!!!!

     

    Not good trying to rationalize on these pain meds....thinking 5k ounces...yeah that sounds good, 5k ounces..

     

    ACE
    14 Apr 2011, 09:30 PM Reply Like
  • H. T. Love
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    Joe Battipaglia, a frequent CNBC contributor and Wall Street participant, has died.

     

    HardToLove
    14 Apr 2011, 05:00 PM Reply Like
  • tripleblack
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    Dangit, I liked that guy.

     

    He looked ill last time he was on...
    14 Apr 2011, 05:08 PM Reply Like
  • H. T. Love
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    I enjoyed him too. I always felt for him on Kudlow's show (and others) as he struggled to suppress a look of total disgust and actually complete a rational thought without strident interruption occurring.

     

    HardToLove
    14 Apr 2011, 05:17 PM Reply Like
  • H. T. Love
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    (THLD): Performed well intra-day ... after a crummy 4.45K hiccup took it to the low of the day of $1.77 at 11:33.

     

    By 12:09 it was back at $1.83 and held there on essential no volume until near the end of the day, 15:45. Then enthusiasm and volume came in (it had been really pathetic to that point but ended the day at just pathetic) and price rose to $1.89, where we closed ... wait I'll check the web, my Power ETrade Pro may be lying again.

     

    Checking, ... yep, $1.89.

     

    The nice thing about today's action is it stayed at/above a *falling* trend line that I'm counting on.

     

    Most of the day, price hovered just below a rising trend line price of $1.84, which is not surprising as volume was quite low - probably due to the presentation being made today.

     

    Tomorrow, being Friday, will likely be a "blah" day, but I would like to see a little better volume and price to stay above the lower Bollinger (~$1.79 EOD today). If the presentation had much positive effect, we might get surprised with a decent mid-volume move up.

     

    If there's an impetus to get back in the rising wedge trend, we'd see a $1.99 high tomorrow. An older wedge would be entered if we do >=$1.87, which seems possible since we closed at $1.89 today.

     

    MHO,
    HardToLove
    14 Apr 2011, 05:13 PM Reply Like
  • tripleblack
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    OK, packing up to head out to our Tallahasse Le Moyne art show (high quality, juried, serious show this time).

     

    Take care everyone, I'll try to stop in early tomorrow morning before we bug out. I may do a new QC a bit early tonight, just to cover things.
    14 Apr 2011, 05:21 PM Reply Like
  • H. T. Love
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    Be safe, be profitable, have fun!

     

    Be good ... if you have no other choice! ;-))

     

    HardToLove
    14 Apr 2011, 05:30 PM Reply Like
  • robert.b.ferguson
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    Good luck and good profits upon you sir. Safe journey as well.
    14 Apr 2011, 05:38 PM Reply Like
  • robert.b.ferguson
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    Ain't none of this good! www.marketwatch.com/st...
    14 Apr 2011, 06:20 PM Reply Like
  • H. T. Love
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    In a related story, directly on Market Watch, it's pointed out that claims typically jump in the week following the end of quarter as some folks wait to file to increase their benefits.

     

    Also, as job market starts to recover, many folks come back into he workforce and start getting counted again. This has been predicted for some time.

     

    Many economists expect claims will tack lower again in the coming weeks.

     

    But it is concerning that the increase was larger than seasonal adjustments would suggest. Any continuing move up would be concerning.

     

    HardToLove
    14 Apr 2011, 06:29 PM Reply Like
  • tripleblack
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    IMO, the BLS is the boy who cried wolf...

     

    Far too often.
    14 Apr 2011, 06:44 PM Reply Like
  • Mayascribe
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    That'll last until July 1, when states start laying off.
    14 Apr 2011, 09:05 PM Reply Like
  • doubleguns
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    Maya some are already starting to lay off. Great site for looking at the layoffs day by day.

     

    www.dailyjobcuts.com/
    15 Apr 2011, 08:09 AM Reply Like
  • double m
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    Greetings, for the silver bugs, my order of 100 silver eagles was filled today. It took exactly 2 months to get it filled. Gives you an idea of where the silver market is I suppose. I was wondering if anyone has been following alkane resources (alkef) out of Aussie land? My lynas stock has been slowly rising daily,but alkef has really outpaced them for some reason. Just looking for an opinion and maybe put you on to something if it looks solid.
    14 Apr 2011, 07:38 PM Reply Like
  • tripleblack
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    Alkane has been knocking it out of the park recently, though according to paperwork they have filed with the ASX exchange (who asked them about the unusual volume and price increase) they don't really know why they are doing so well. I have a core position which I bought a while back when it was still just a penny stock which is lapping the field for the second time (doubled twice), plus some earlier profit taking where I made excellent money. Their pilot plant is featured in several complimentary writeups (the MCP pilot plant has been credited with some of their runup in price, though there is not a lot of common ground here, imo).

     

    I believe Alkane is still growing its gains, despite a few down days (which were, however, darn good when you compare the performance of their peers on those same down days). I am watching for a plateau, at which time I plan to sell most of my shares with the intention being to re-enter at a lower price (thinking late June or July for this).

     

    Lynas is being manipulated by major players (JPM, C, etc) who have dumped the stock (C recently initiated tracking for Lynas with a "Sell" recommendation to their millions of victims, er, "clients"). JPM did the same thing last year. Lynas is, however, a very large cap company compared to its peers in the REE patch (only MCP has a larger market cap, and that is rather "controversial" given the frenetic pumping and promising for that stock). Lynas does not engage in such shenanigans, which means that when the planet notices their brand new ll kmt/year concentrating plant at Mount Weld is now complete (the only such item outside the borders of China), it might leave a mark.

     

    I am long both these stocks, and Lynas is my largest single holding.
    14 Apr 2011, 08:37 PM Reply Like
  • acehart
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    MAYBE if you spent more time trying to find a winning horse for us instead of a winning stock for you we would be doing fine !!!Derek is on vacation for the next 2 weeks...so call me if u want anything...he gave me how to do it!!

     

    ACE
    14 Apr 2011, 09:06 PM Reply Like
  • Moon Kil Woong
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    Congrats. Now you can play monopoly with real money. Or you can put them on your eye sockets when you die to pay the toll to cross the river Styx (not many cross these days I guess). Think of all the fun you can have.
    14 Apr 2011, 11:01 PM Reply Like
  • robert.b.ferguson
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    double m: Greetings and welcome. Have you visited the REE/Strat metal concentrator? seekingalpha.com/insta...
    15 Apr 2011, 10:57 AM Reply Like
  • double m
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    i have not, but I will now thanks!
    15 Apr 2011, 07:56 PM Reply Like
  • double m
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    Thanks triple! I too have a nice piece of lynas,but had to get in on alkane as well.
    14 Apr 2011, 09:24 PM Reply Like
  • Mayascribe
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    Back on the radar comes Aussie Sentry Petroleum (SPLM). I held this stock, got clocked, dumped, and then today into the mailbox comes a shareholder's vote, accompanied by a report, including a DVD! That's a first!

     

    Haven't done much studying yet, but Sentry holds acreage rights to oil, nat gas and coal fields above 6.6 million acres. Larger than the entire state of Maryland!

     

    In two of their blocks (ATP 865 and ATP 866), comprising 3.27 million acres, they have a 42% discovery rate.

     

    Companies that surround Sentry's leases are; CNOOC, Total, Shell, PetroChina, British Gas, Tokyo Gas, Conoco Phllips, and more.

     

    Stock seems to be turning over, closing at $3.18 today.

     

    Stock has ripped upward since December. But...this is definitely one to put high on the radar and track.
    14 Apr 2011, 09:40 PM Reply Like
  • acehart
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    get ready to puke !!!

     

    www.harveyorgan.blogsp.../

     

    Most articles just made me sick....

     

    ACE
    14 Apr 2011, 10:23 PM Reply Like
  • Moon Kil Woong
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    2 things on this.

     

    1) Always be aware of country risk when investing in miners.

     

    2) Always be aware of the risk of the currency you deal with. The greatest risk being from the country you are in. Indeed, commodities inflation is a function of the weak dollar. If Bernanke refuses to admit it then it will keep rising. As for oil, even Goldman isn't able to talk it down, probably partially because JPM is hoarding it.

     

    I still hold the belief the best short term way to help the economy and ease inflation is #1 get rid of ethanol subsidies and let the corn/ethanol market collapse taking the edge off of food inflation. #2 Block banks from using the discount window to bet on commodities, especially oil (strangely they also use it to probably short gold and silver). And #3 have the strategic oil reserve refuse to put more oil into the reserve at prices above $100 leaving the tankers of speculators full and circling forever (making them pay for their greed soaked ways). Indeed doing this will collapse oil back below $100 in a day.
    14 Apr 2011, 11:10 PM Reply Like
  • doubleguns
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    Good points Moon. I like your 3 part plan.
    15 Apr 2011, 08:18 AM Reply Like
  • Moon Kil Woong
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    Gee thanks. Too bad no one in the government reads or follows them. Of course, they don't seem to care about inflation. After all, Bernanke says there is no reason to care. "Don't ever look at the man behind the curtain!", seems to be his motto.
    15 Apr 2011, 08:28 PM Reply Like
  • acehart
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    goldsilver.com/video/m.../

     

    Again, OG taught me well and i really do appreciate it. So please let me know where this article on silver is wrong

     

    ACE
    14 Apr 2011, 10:36 PM Reply Like
  • tripleblack
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    2002 is a convenient place to start charting gold...

     

    Ace, run a max chart for GLD, then add SLV (I know, these ETF's are just surrogates for the physical, but they do replicate the relative shifts in price over the years). Gold has doubled since 2005, whereas Silver has tripled...

     

    Then, just to gain some perspective, add AAPL...

     

    Apple has gone up 12 times over the same period.

     

    Also, imagine buying Gold when it was $650, then watching it slowly drop over the long years to $325 (where he starts his investment). I believe its unlikely that gold will see $325 again (particularly with the dollar depreciation, but that's another conversation), but $825? Yes, it could, it really could.

     

    Speaking of currency fluctuations, few of these studies take currency depreciation or inflation into account. 2002 (9 years ago) represents considerable inflation on one side, and dollar depreciation as well of course. Gold has indeed gone up $1100 in value, BUT the purchasing power of those 1100 fiat dollars has dropped a great deal as well. Valued in 2002 dollars, gold is valued at about $1180, not $1425. Still a great increase, but its important to keep this in perspective - otherwise the author is playing games, having the advantage as he cuts both ways.

     

    As for the 2002 $325 gold, lets examine how IT did over the prior 10 years...

     

    Better yet, don't, its too painful for gold fans.

     

    Which "reality" should we trust, the 2011 reality where Gold is doing very well over the past 10 years, or the 2002 reality where it did very poorly? Same Gold...

     

    This is just another example of how these cycles can turn.
    15 Apr 2011, 08:22 AM Reply Like
  • doubleguns
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    Ace, I think that miners can be great opportunitys at times like during momentum moves after posative news. They are a trade that enables you to accumulate more FRN's to buy physical. Your physical that your not selling is not getting you more FRN's to help buy more physical so you need an income generator. Miners is one of those places.

     

    Another play is AGQ which has been on fire.

     

    Now if you have a rich uncle that is just sending you money every month then you have FRN's coming in to buy PM's with and may not need to have miners or someother FRN generator working for you or if you have a money tree in the back yard.

     

    If you have one of those trees send me a few seeds please. LOL
    15 Apr 2011, 08:27 AM Reply Like
  • acehart
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    MY pont was just comparing gold to miners, thats all. of course if i throw in IBM, GOOGLE or some other great investments it blows this out of the water.

     

    But if i had 10k to start with i get the impression this author is saying just buy the finished priduct,,imho

     

    ACE
    15 Apr 2011, 10:08 AM Reply Like
  • acehart
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    sorry, what is FRN??

     

    ace
    15 Apr 2011, 09:30 AM Reply Like
  • H. T. Love
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    Federal Reserve Note. Used to be "Silver Certificate" when our money was really money backed by hard assets.

     

    Now it's just "BS Paper".

     

    HardToLove
    15 Apr 2011, 10:12 AM Reply Like
  • acehart
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    HTL

     

    Thanks for the translation. Still a noobie. Now i know it stands for worthless paper..

     

    ACE
    15 Apr 2011, 11:22 AM Reply Like
  • Mayascribe
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    Silver certificates are collectibles. I have a few. You'd be surprised how much a $1, $5 or $10 silver certificate is worth, especially in good condition.

     

    Though I have to admit, they may not be worth as much, when considering elapsed time and the devaluing dollar.
    15 Apr 2011, 12:33 PM Reply Like
  • acehart
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    I am a coin collector and most aren't worth much. You need to get those civil war dollars, mint condition, now they are a pretty penny. I HAD 20 two dollar bills in sequential order. Thought i found the mint...Brought it into my dealer and he offered me .50 cents each one. Thank god i didn't pay much for them. THAT is a story for another day. an internet coin company had it priced wrong. Was buying them for LESS than face value. Couldn't order fast enough before they caught it a few days later. Changed their price...

     

    THOUGHT I WAS RICH. Now i have a safe full of mint 2 dollar bills...lol,,
    15 Apr 2011, 02:28 PM Reply Like
  • acehart
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    DG

     

    Seeds on the way, i thought you had those already....lol..

     

    ACE
    15 Apr 2011, 10:03 AM Reply Like
  • acehart
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    BY the way 43 bucks per oz is around the corner. Just sent the wife out with another wheelbarrel. Guns you will be proud of her guns!!!!

     

    SLW is starting to take off as well. Was getting concerned with that one i must admit..

     

    ACE
    15 Apr 2011, 10:14 AM Reply Like
  • doubleguns
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    Coeur d'Alene Mines Corporation (NYSE:CDE)(TSX:CDM) today announced that it has received assurances from the Morales Administration in Bolivia that its San Bartolome mine is not subject to any proposed nationalization in Bolivia.

     

    "During a meeting Thursday with Bolivian Mining Minister Jose Pimentel, the Minister assured Coeur Manquiri and members of the Federation of Mining Workers Trade Union (FSTMB) that Manquiri will not be nationalized," said Humberto Rada, President of Coeur South America and Coeur Manquiri, the subsidiary of Coeur that operates San Bartolome.

     

    Coeur has maintained that its property rights at San Bartolome are not the subject of expropriation. The Company operates the mine in Potosi where title already belongs to Bolivia and backed by Presidential Supreme Decree.

     

    All surface mining and silver production at San Bartolome are operating as usual. The labor unions working with San Bartolome management have openly denounced any nationalization and expressed their support of Manquiri as have the mining Cooperatives in Potosi, who are a strong social and political influence in Bolivia.

     

    About Coeur

     

    Coeur d'Alene Mines Corporation is the largest U.S.-based primary silver producer and a growing gold producer. The Company has three new, large precious metals mines generating significantly higher production, sales and cash flow in continued strong metals markets. In 2011, Coeur will realize the first full year of production and cash flow from all three of its new, 100%-owned mines: San Bartolome in Bolivia; the Palmarejo silver/gold mine in Mexico, and the Kensington Gold Mine in Alaska. In addition, the Company is expecting new production from its long-time flagship Rochester mine in Nevada. The Company also owns non-operating interest in a low-cost mine in Australia, and conducts ongoing exploration activities near its operations in Argentina, Mexico and Alaska.
    15 Apr 2011, 10:27 AM Reply Like
  • acehart
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    TRIPLE

     

    Silver is up a buck yet(SLW) is almost flat. Am i missing something. I thought this was a streamer who would make more money as the pp ounce increased...

     

    ACE
    15 Apr 2011, 11:20 AM Reply Like
  • H. T. Love
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    Hey, it's a slow Friday - let's boil a little blood with Matt Taibbi

     

    "The Real Housewives of Wall Street"

     

    www.rollingstone.com/p...

     

    HardToLove
    15 Apr 2011, 11:26 AM Reply Like
  • Mayascribe
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    Arrgghh! Normally you post a day-wrecking article that ruptures my kidneys on Sunday. This kind of outrageous corruption, stonewalling and negligence makes this tax payer feel likes he's playing tug rope in high heels against four hundred war horses.

     

    Love Matt Taibbi's work. I want heads rolled!
    15 Apr 2011, 12:56 PM Reply Like
  • robert.b.ferguson
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    Hmmmph! Fourhundrerd war horses VS one Mayan king? No contest. In fact I'll bet couple of mules could take him. LOL. I want heads to roll too.
    15 Apr 2011, 02:06 PM Reply Like
  • RainH2O
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    There is much talk always of "sell in May..." and I am trying to decide to what extent this year to initiate this. I will be holding most all positions in REES I believe (with a couple of exceptions), but a little indecision on some others. In addition to the REES, I hold mostly alt. energy, coal, silver, oil and gas, etc like:
    AG, AXPW, CHK, CLD, CPST, CSTPF, DCHAF, GELYF, GPL, ISVLF, PAL, PNPFF, SLW, SNDXF, SSN

     

    I have seen some waning in some of these in recent weeks and, although I personally like these stocks longer-term am unsure which, if any, to rid for the summer. I wouldn't mind a little ride down short-term, BUT there are still more great REE opps lurking ATM IMO and would love to free up more powder for Lynas, et al.

     

    Of course, if anyone sees any must sells or must holds here, please advise. I am working on it, but you guys are still waaay more knowledgeable on some of these.

     

    Taking any and all advice on "sell in May.." as it relates to my general holdings...or yours and would love to hear how some of you handle this phenomenon these days. Many thanks, always.
    15 Apr 2011, 11:37 AM Reply Like
  • RainH2O
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    On an additional note...I really like Donnybrook energy, but sold a bit of holding on last news. May have been a mistake. Anyone here hold CSTPF and have opinion following last news?
    15 Apr 2011, 11:41 AM Reply Like
  • acehart
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    DG

     

    Weren't you happy with 35 bucks in MARCH.??? Whats the price for an APRIL JIG???

     

    ace
    15 Apr 2011, 12:08 PM Reply Like
  • doubleguns
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    $45 in April gets another jig for sure.
    15 Apr 2011, 05:59 PM Reply Like
  • RainH2O
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    So, let me be more specific with this sell in may stuff. You have a company like Cloud Peak for instance (for mostly long-term diversification)...in at a fair price (19.5). A 12-month price target of 26 stated. You hold through summer? Or take it off the table to use powder for more rare earths or whatever, then look to get back in in late July?
    15 Apr 2011, 12:43 PM Reply Like
  • optionsgirl
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    Hold it unless it starts to fall. establish a "bottom line" number if it hits it you are out. Also, you can sell a call as a hedge.
    15 Apr 2011, 12:53 PM Reply Like
  • optionsgirl
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    Moon did you see this on GPL? It looks better every day:
    The company reported better gold grades from the Santa Margarita vein of about 9.8 grams per tonne (g/t) of ore mined, versus 1.51 g/t last year. This vein accounted for about half the production from the Guanajuato mine.
    15 Apr 2011, 12:53 PM Reply Like
  • Moon Kil Woong
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    Hi Optionsgirl. Thanks for the report. We are still waiting for the new issue to close and the stock to pop. It seems to increasingly be the slow rise silver laggard these days. Well I guess shareholders can afford to wait considering it should double within 12 months.
    15 Apr 2011, 08:30 PM Reply Like
  • FocalPoint Analytics
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    It depends on the Q of your info Rain... I faced exactly the same decision you are facing... CLD is one of my core positions.

     

    I reasoned this way... I think I have good Q information of an up-comming pop on LYSDY... So I want to overweight that position beyond its core weight. So I sold CLD, one of my core positions and overloaded on LYSDY. When the pop occurs, I will sell back enough LYSDY to cover a repurchase of CLD... however, I might keep that dry powder because I have concerns about May.
    15 Apr 2011, 01:01 PM Reply Like
  • Mayascribe
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    User: WB, buddy!
    15 Apr 2011, 01:11 PM Reply Like
  • FocalPoint Analytics
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    Thanks Maya!!
    15 Apr 2011, 01:14 PM Reply Like
  • RainH2O
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    Thanks User...saw you were out and thought I'd pray for you even though I don't really know you (that way between TB and I we should have you covered!). And thanks OG...others for the help.
    That was my best thinking, User, as well. My fear is that I will do just that and get set on holding some of my REEs even longer (such as Lynas on increased positions), adding to "core" positions and just leaving them...thereby not freeing powder back up to re-invest in those I do like long-term...like Cloud, and end up not very diversified.

     

    And you are saying you have concerns about May so you might sell added positions and hold powder before reinvesting for say...July?

     

    So, basically, it seems (at least IYO) that a drop or holding pattern for prices of most non-REEs will be established in Summer(not a given, but likely) and that, theoretically, one could sell some holdings - move them into something else (like more rees) and be able to get back in at like pricing.

     

    LOL...this is funny. No matter what I do or learn...it all keeps coming back to me having a hard time settling on being a purely long-term investor! I like to think optimally.
    15 Apr 2011, 01:23 PM Reply Like
  • acehart
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    USER, WELCOME HOME !!!!

     

    ACE
    15 Apr 2011, 01:24 PM Reply Like
  • FocalPoint Analytics
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    Right... probably July... I want to see what the Fed is going to do... My timing right now is as follows... I take the pop on LYSDY and take profits... not sure yet how much I will sell... Then I start accumulating ANR because I think they are going to have great earnings which will be reported in May... Then I start selling and dig into a hole watching and waiting... The only stock I am planing to hold is PSEC... but I might even sell that if it drops below my buy-in... I am not an advocate of buy and hold... I have been burned so many times on buy and hold...
    15 Apr 2011, 01:40 PM Reply Like
  • robert.b.ferguson
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    User: Greetings and salutations. Glad to see you back on the boards. Rain, as a buy to hold mix and match investor i'm putting 13% trailing stops on mature core holdings like (MET). Ripe trading stocks will get a 8% trailing stop and imature stocks will be on the wire without a net. (DVR) is currently the only strat stock in my portfolio and should reach it's target by August. When it does it will get a trailing 4% stop on last year's block while this year's will be held for next year's strat trade. Next year's will be purchased on the rebound in the trough around FEB or March.
    15 Apr 2011, 02:19 PM Reply Like
  • RainH2O
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    Thanks, Robert. Good info. You guys (and gals) are grrreeaat!!
    15 Apr 2011, 02:55 PM Reply Like
  • doubleguns
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    Rat-a-tat-tat the rat is back. Hope your felling well.
    15 Apr 2011, 06:02 PM Reply Like
  • Mayascribe
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    Most of you know I'm buying a home sometime in late May. I'm very much considering selling much more than I need to make the deal happen. Selling has been going on for a couple of months. The final round of selling will begin April 25.

     

    To me, Alcoa, Google and BAC seemed like pretty decent quarterly reports. But the "analysts estimates" were not met, which makes me think that the analysts are rigging things with estimates skewed too high.

     

    Funny, CNBC is broaching this subject as I write.
    15 Apr 2011, 01:10 PM Reply Like
  • Dialectical Materialist
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    I can't speak to the future of the market, but I think it is a great time to be buying a house in almost every area of the country (still probably not great in Detroit and too early in Nevada). Housing may not have bottomed in all areas, but the real blood letting is over, I believe. Future prices will probably not rise as quickly as we saw in the early 2000's but I think we will see some real stability in the market within a year or two. Couple that with very low interest rates and we may get the best time to buy a house in 60 years (30 years back and 30 years forward). So freeing up the funds you need to get the right place for you is a very strong move, I believe.

     

    I wouldn't be surprised to see stocks stall for a while, but I don't expect any big dramatic declines. The 'small e' economic news is just getting better. Yes we are on a runaway train headed off a cliff. But the sun is out, and the wine car has just opened. In other words, things are getting more comfortable. The markets are very good at ignoring the big picture as long as the little one isn't too ugly. That's probably a good thing.
    15 Apr 2011, 07:32 PM Reply Like
  • thistimeitsforreal
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    I agree DM, but anyone investing in a house now with the intention of reselling for a profit had better plan on a long wait. If you have time and money, buying a house or two or three is a great investment. Problem is, there are so few people these days in financial position to do so.
    16 Apr 2011, 08:38 PM Reply Like
  • acehart
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    4REAL

     

    In fact buying houses to rent out makes more sense because so many people are being turned down for approval for a mortgage that they would make excellent tenants......Years ago they would have made great neighbors...now grab the rent money as an investor, it works trust me!!!

     

    ACE
    16 Apr 2011, 10:05 PM Reply Like
  • Mayascribe
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    4Real: I'll be going toes first out of this home. Not looking at this as an investment. I'm looking at it as a great place to live. And by the way, around here real estate is churning. Several larger homes proximate, which have been up for sale more than a year, have just come off the market.

     

    DM: Thanks! Already own a third. No brainer to buy the other two-thirds. Feeling lucky that I can do so, without a mortgage.
    16 Apr 2011, 10:26 PM Reply Like
  • acehart
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    MAYA

     

    Good luck to you and it is great to hear the words NO MORTGAGE!!!
    Great to hear the area is turning around as well. But like you said if you like the neighborhood that is more important than anything. After all they all burn down the same!!!!

     

    What i mean is MOST homes are made of wood and sheetrock, yet MOST neighborhoods are different. You seem to like the neighborhood so good for you. I believe this is not a condo but a house correct???
    16 Apr 2011, 10:51 PM Reply Like
  • Dialectical Materialist
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    Wow, good for you. I won't buy a house outright as long as the mortgage interest deduction is in place. But, yeah, if you have the funds to spare there is nothing like 100% equity. You can't be underwater unless there is a flood!
    17 Apr 2011, 01:36 AM Reply Like
  • acehart
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    DM

     

    Still open to the idea of a pooling of funds and opening up a small potential profiable investment business. Only flaw would be KIM is the spokesperson in a nice bikini!!! In shallow water with a chill in the air.

     

    i AM OPEN TO IT!!!

     

    ACE
    17 Apr 2011, 01:45 AM Reply Like
  • Mayascribe
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    Trading idea: Several times I have read M. E. Garza's fine biotech articles. I would then scroll down to see which stock he's long on, and then buy it right away.

     

    Did this again yesterday within five minutes or so after his article was posted. Garza wrote about five or six stocks he thinks are due for a pop. The one he disclosed he owned yesterday of the ones he wrote about was Amarin (AMRN). Today it's up 2.81%. My shares are up 3.67%.

     

    Typically, Garza posts his articles right after lunch, EST.
    15 Apr 2011, 01:22 PM Reply Like
  • H. T. Love
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    (UQM): Charts look attractive. Trying to enter today, $2.75-$2.77.

     

    HardToLove
    15 Apr 2011, 02:31 PM Reply Like
  • RainH2O
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    User, you just added to your LYSDY. I had been looking to add to core early next week. I take it your add means you see little or no more downside next week?
    15 Apr 2011, 02:45 PM Reply Like
  • FocalPoint Analytics
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    My crystal ball is broken with respect to LYSDY... I sold on the dilution, and have been locked out since... Today was the first day I considered the price right to start accumulating..... I do suspect it will drop a bit further, and have some capital allocated for further purchases...

     

    The problem is the timing on when that ore concentrator gets processing.... I wanted to be on-board before that happened, so I bought a bit higher than I wanted to just to make sure... My next buy point is 25.5...
    15 Apr 2011, 03:47 PM Reply Like
  • H. T. Love
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    Consumer credit forward tells our future. "U.S. Consumer Credit Puts Markets and Economy on Notice".

     

    seekingalpha.com/artic...

     

    HardToLove
    15 Apr 2011, 02:45 PM Reply Like
  • doubleguns
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    Interesting article HTL. Does not bode well for jobs either.
    15 Apr 2011, 06:29 PM Reply Like
  • acehart
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    DG

     

    GET THE JIG READY, maybe send me a sample as 43 was touched within the last hour !!! People now talking bubble according to my frIend DOUBLE M. Says dentist have chosen other methods of use instead of silver from what he read

     

    ACE
    15 Apr 2011, 09:09 PM Reply Like
  • Moon Kil Woong
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    Well as you may know, the month following tax week the market historically more than reverses the amount the market goes down the two weeks before taxes are due. This year taxes sucked $200 billion out of the market. It is amazing the market's fared as well as they did.

     

    So look for a bullish pattern all the way up to June. Then start worrying as QE II and the 2012 budget starts weighting on the market. Until then the market will be oblivious to the fact the Federal Reserve and the government have to reverse their useless stimulus that stimulated nothing and now can be called merely government's giant brakes acting against a recovery.
    15 Apr 2011, 08:35 PM Reply Like
  • optionsgirl
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    Re: Belarus gold sales stopped before monetary devaluation-This is a big "tell" if it's true: Any comments?
    jessescrossroadscafe.b...
    15 Apr 2011, 08:50 PM Reply Like
  • doubleguns
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    Oh $hit would be my only comment. Now even soviet satellite are rolling over. Demand for metals should go higher I would think around the world if just one currency gets devalued as fear of contagion spreads.

     

    I do not know if that would spread fast or not but it should get everyone to sit up and take notice.
    18 Apr 2011, 10:50 AM Reply Like
  • acehart
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    Comments (1813) | Send Message
     
    folks

     

    i WROTE MY FIRST INSTA TONIGHT AND WOULD APPREIATE ANY FEEDBACK YOU WISH TO GIVE. i tried to remember everyonrs name but this took on a life of it's own. One day i hope it comes true that we all can meet, have a beer, and talk about anything we want. All i ask is spread the word in other chat rooms that seem to have the same ruled we like to adhere to. Lets see what happens

     

    Good Night
    ACE
    16 Apr 2011, 03:41 AM Reply Like
  • H. T. Love
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    "More Evidence the Recovery Is a Fraud"

     

    I don't necessarily agree with "Fraud", but they survey cited sure doesn't look optimistic for jobs or GDP.

     

    I'm keeping mind that most forecasters are expecting a weaker 2nd half '11 GDP. And from what I here 1st and 2nd quarters aren't going to be all that great either.

     

    seekingalpha.com/artic...

     

    HardToLove
    16 Apr 2011, 01:57 PM Reply Like
  • acehart
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    Well i guess my idea of all getting together wasn't a good one. I am gonna ride out to see Gunns and our old friend Mark who introduced me to the group. DOUBLE M is on the list as well. Plus a trunk full of silver!!!!

     

    ACE
    16 Apr 2011, 05:02 PM Reply Like
  • acehart
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    seekingalpha.com/news-...

     

    I also wonder what the hell is going on deep in the waters of the Gulf Of Mexico.....pooof done ????? I don't think so..

     

    ACE
    16 Apr 2011, 10:09 PM Reply Like
  • QuickChat
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    Author’s reply » seekingalpha.com/insta...

     

    OK, Tallahassee Power just turned the lights on (finally, been down all evening, nothing like being in Florida in a hotel with windows that don't open and no electricity)...

     

    New QC is up, please go to the new QC, alert....

     

    8888888888888888888888...
    16 Apr 2011, 10:56 PM Reply Like
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