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  • Accretive Capital Partners Believes HC2 Holdings' Offer For MCG Capital May Be Superior Than PennantPark's [View article]
    Richard, thanks for speaking up for us shareholders.
    May 18, 2015. 12:59 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Clean Energy Fuels - Can The Momentum Continue? [View article]
    I can't seem to find them at Etrade. Can you please provide details on how to purchase them? Thanks.
    May 15, 2015. 03:23 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • A Second Chance To Profit Does Not Happen Often So Don't Miss It [View article]
    Good information and I always learn from your articles. Quick question: I was thinking of buying BAC's new non-cumulative preferred BAC-Y (temp BKMRP) with 6.5% yield @ $25 which is about where it is trading now. I assume you would choose BAC over BKMRP because you believe BAC's upside is 30% or so over the next couple of years which far exceeds BKMRP's return over the same time period, but a few words from you on this comparison would be appreciated.
    Jan 26, 2015. 06:30 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Can Penn West Survive 2015? [View article]
    Good interview and Rick George (PWE COB) certainly doesn't seem to be in a panicked. I believe he is the same guy that bought a lot of shares recently too.
    Jan 21, 2015. 11:17 PM | 4 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Crude Oil Price Prospects As Seen By Market-Makers [View article]
    Very informative article. One point for clarification: in the sentence "It is a slightly better reward than a bet on a long position in Brent crude and DNO ..." shouldn't DNO be replaced with DBO? Also, if you could replace the numbers [x] with their corresponding tickers on the chart I think it would be easier follow the discussion (at least for me).

    Happy New Year!
    Jan 1, 2015. 01:12 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • American Realty surges as activist discloses stake [View news story]
    Finally some good news. Still waiting on some for my O&G stocks.
    Dec 29, 2014. 10:15 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Could An Energy Bust Trigger QE4? [View article]
    Peter, interesting and very well written. Thanks for writing.
    Dec 22, 2014. 01:19 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • What Does The Year 1941 And Gold Have In Common? [View article]
    Hi Avi,

    Very well written article and enjoyable to read. For the record, I finally made some money in this gold market (traded GDXJ twice last week) by following your daily emails.

    Nov 23, 2014. 10:37 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • A Simple Regression Debunks A Simple Short Thesis; Buy Sturm, Ruger And Smith & Wesson [View article]
    Very well written article. Regarding the Adj NICS chart, can you explain the seasonal variation, e.g. lows in May and peaks in fall? Something to do with hunting season perhaps?
    Sep 26, 2014. 02:34 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • GLD: Lower Lows Will Be Seen Whether You Like It Or Not [View article]
    Avi - can you please explain what you mean by "linear thinking" and provide an example. Thank you.
    Sep 21, 2014. 11:54 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Special Edition On Gold: What Are Long-Term Investors To Do? [View article]
    Avi, keep up the good work, and I also enjoyed your recent interview on Kitco.
    Jul 28, 2014. 02:28 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Short-Term Brazilian Government Bonds Paying In Excess Of 11.77% Annualized Returns [View article]
    Ditto to griffbos's comment. Can you provide purchase details please?
    Jul 23, 2014. 06:59 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Preferred Stock Buyers: Time To Change Tactics For Sub-$25 Purchases [View article]
    Very helpful article - thanks. I occasionally find new issues trading OTC posted on the DividendYieldHunter but no luck finding them elsewhere. Is there a website available that lists them? thanks!
    Jul 14, 2014. 12:42 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • A Statistical Analysis Of S&P 500 Returns [View article]
    Can you provide an excel file that downloads the data and provides the analysis for user input (stock ticker) and (dates of interest)? For example, GLD from 1/1/2005 to 6/29/2014.

    This would be a big help to readers interested in trying your suggested statistical methods on various stocks.
    Jun 29, 2014. 06:49 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • How Random Is The Market, And What Does That Mean? [View article]
    As you note, the histogram and fitted normal distribution shows the 1-day log returns are not normally distributed. Have you tried to fit another distribution that allows for the heavier tails with any success? If so, you could then use this distribution in place of the normal distribution in the derivation of the Black-Sholes option pricing model to produce a better (more realistic) options pricing model which in turn could be used to identify ill-priced options and hence, stack the cards in your favor when placing a trade. Most likely the derivation would be complex but a numerical solution shouldn't be that hard to implement, even if you have to use an empirical form of the 1-day log returns if you can't fit something of known mathematical form.
    Jun 27, 2014. 01:21 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment