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  • Margin Accounts Are Not For You!

    I will keep this article brief ... If you are a short seller , you are required to open a margin account. After all, you have to borrow from your broker to sell shares short. If you are mixing your trades short and long, you are an idiot! You should separate brokers for cash account and the other for margin account. You should never use the margin account to buy more shares long.. you can borrow money elsewhere then have cash transferred to your cash account to buy more shares.. Never borrow money from your broker to buy shares long.

    Why? if you have a margin account, your broker is free to lend your shares to short sellers .. I am not sure how the broker can abuse the shares you borrow to sell for short, but I know that margin accounts will make your long shares vulnerable to "legal" abuses by your brokers ..

    Stick to cash accounts alone.. if you want to be able to short stocks, fine, be my guest! You will have to open a separate cash/margin account with second broker which you must not buy any shares long but short shares only!

    Any question?.. ok , thank you!

    Nov 24 4:00 PM | Link | Comment!
  • Please, No More Deep Discounts On New PickUps !

    Pick ups and other models that are less fuel efficient should no longer be offered at deep discount pricing toward the end of the year. We probably produce too much of them or more than enough for our needs only to end up having to offer deep discounts for those gas guzzlers.

    We rarely offer deep discounts for fuel efficient models because automakers insist that they do not make as much profit or margin on those models. What automakers are actually doing is making situations like global climate change worse than necessary with those numbskull's deep discounts on gas guzzling models that buyers want to buy.

    Buyers of those deep discounted gas guzzling models probably need to be explained that they are harming our environment and they no longer deserve the benefits of deep discounts.

    Lets leave at this.. Automakers will figure out how many units they think they need to produce without ending up with too much of them at the end of model year usually during summertime. I can understand how this may affect the workers at the plants that churns those gas guzzling models out the doors. If this will mean two shifts instead of three shifts a day, so be it..

    Buyers of fuel efficient models deserve more of the deep discounts than those guzzlers. If the former get none, so should the latter as well!

    Fair enough ?

    Dec 24 1:23 PM | Link | 1 Comment
  • We Are Not Serious Enough About Solar Energy....

    I would ask any by-passer on the street whether he or she thinks that solar energy is as powerful as we can get them these days, chances is that most of them would think so.

    Well, I hate to give you bad news ... the answer is NO!

    Why? Well, Lets start with the basic facts... First, solar energy is not necessarily available only in form of electricity that must go through copper wires to power our lamps, appliances or electric vehicles, etc. Our solar industry are hard at work trying to coax more electrons out of solar panels made of silicon crystalline materials of sorts and other materials. We know that we can only manage to squeeze as much as 25% of the maximum potential that can come out of those panels. It means that up to 75% are still playing ping-pong with each other in the confines of the silicon materials.

    There is another way to coax more out of sunlight that can yield almost 100% of the sunlight into a different form of energy we know as heat .. It is not going to be electrons but photons. Photons doesn't carry electrical charges but heat or light interchangeably depending on what designs you use to capture or manipulate photons.

    You may ask yourselves what is the good uses for light or heat if we cannot get them out of our wall outlets. This is a good and stupid question if I must tell you that... with a stress..

    We get heat directly from natural gas, heating oil, firewood and also electricity, right ? We use hair dryers to blow our hairstyles dry with electrical heat, right? We use firewood to heat indoors , right ? What we left out is sunlight that we can also use to generate heat we need . It is rather ironic to watch solar energy guys come up with only solar cookers while leaving out other interesting solar ideas like solar furnaces or solar fireplaces as I may like to call them. There is many great solar ideas that we simply REFUSE to adopt ourselves.

    We continue to pollute neighborhood air with firewood and to lesser extent with heating oil and natural gas and we are still happy with this. We just beat up our fleet of coal power plants that we know that we cannot replace with solar panels for a very long time to come. We can achieve this much faster with photon based solar energy .

    We power a plethora of tools and equipment with electricity, gasoline, diesel, etc while we confine solar energy only with one single prevalent product known as solar panels and nothing else!

    We can design solar clothes dryers, for instance. Don't you think so ? We never thought of that , do we? We can develop a new plethora of solar powered tools and equipments if we want to.

    We just don't bother with that and what we get is another oil glut! Oil and natural gas producers watch us doing same old ways and say to themselves, "Gee, we better drill more wells so they cannot accuse us for gouging oil prices !, lets go!" Chainsaw Freddys think the same way as well!

    Dec 18 4:06 PM | Link | 1 Comment
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