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  • 3D Printing Debunked, Part 1: Consumers [View article]
    I don't see this as a short term mass consumer product like the mini computer of the 60s and 70s. (IBM System 34 and 36, Digital Vax, and so on)

    but a product allowing quick manufacturing of prototype parts with very tight tolerances previously requiring skilled labor, expensive machine tools, in climate controlled areas. (Used to work in one of those areas)

    The ROI will be similar to a number of older IBM PCs replacing the old typing pools or greater.

    Don't allow your thinking be limited on what can be done today and a bit of early over hype.
    Apr 16 07:46 AM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Going Over Walter Energy [View article]
    I believe I have learned more about the Met Coal Mkt more reading this article and the comments than most other's combined

    Will WLT survive the blood on the streets seems to be the author's question.
    Thx all.
    Apr 13 01:29 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Seadrill's Latest Jack-Up Deals Could Enhance Long-Term Revenue Growth [View article]
    (While in a Checkered Suit with a no matching wide tie and apologies to Transocean)
    Have I got a RIG for you. Pun intended
    Long SDRL agree with your conclusion.
    Apr 3 09:52 AM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • 3D Systems: On The Road To Fair Value [View article]
    Resistance is futile
    Mar 13 04:33 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • 3D Systems: On The Road To Fair Value [View article]
    One thing I noticed is when high flying new tech stocks run into a bump the articles pile on driving it down further. TSLA last fall is one example. Most of the bear arguments at the time looked to be based in facts and quite reasonable as yours. As we see the TSLA Bears went into their hibernation this cold winter.

    Short term You probably are correct and the next Quarter may actually confirm your conclusions. Long term we will see. I'm scaling long the management expertise and it's cheaper at this time.
    Mar 12 01:29 PM | 6 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Time To Dip Your Toe Into Russian Shares [View article]
    The most intelligent comment I've seen on this situation yet.
    It's about money not morality.
    Follow the money and you will discover the instigator's motivations. True in almost every crisis.
    Mar 6 08:51 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Profiting From Good Fortune Or Bad [View article]
    George I've purchased Option to Profit
    and was lucky to live in austere conditions late in Mid Life surviving off what we could carry and catch. (Extreme but a good lesson)

    Lived as RV Trailer trash on an Island for 5 years and found many retirees who were wealthy were doing the same.
    1. One payment automatically charged (getting cash back) for electric, water, Internet (if you do not use their shared router)
    2. You do not mow the grass or the sand
    3. If your trailer burns up no worries if you and the Mrs get out.
    4. You can leave for months. (I was mobilized by the Navy for a year and did not worry). Many retirees did so and had the money to travel even if they did not have a large income.

    Bought a house for my 85 yr old mother. If I had to do it again I would have bought her an RV and parked it next door.

    PS The portion of your book helping determine entry points was very useful. Tough read for me due to I don't do well with story method of instruction but that's style the substance is good and that's what counts.
    Mar 2 10:38 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Profiting From Good Fortune Or Bad [View article]
    Agreed George
    But the better has fun, the house make's money
    Win Win. What Makes me a capitalist pig and a drunk one at times.
    Mar 2 10:25 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Profiting From Good Fortune Or Bad [View article]
    I recall hearing about an analyst at Morgan Stanley who purchased 20K of Lottery Tickets (Bought OTM Puts on OEX) early Oct 87.

    Heard he decided not to work or MS after the crash.

    Don't know for sure dept: And he did not get his name and address pasted on TV so his 4th cousins who never worked could hound him for money
    Feb 22 08:40 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Buy When You See Blood In The Streets [View article]
    Appreciate your pointing me in that direction.

    Information from learned sources who are not profiting (nothing against profits) without emotion tends to be more accurate.
    Feb 18 09:45 AM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Buy When You See Blood In The Streets [View article]
    Correct me if I'm wrong but isn't Crisis and Opportunity linked in Mandarin?
    Feb 18 09:00 AM | 4 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • How To Deal With The Scary 1929 Parallel Chart [View article]
    Was the world supposed to have huge problems after December 2012?
    That's what people on the History Channel with funny hair said up to that point.

    I think the number of banner ads an earlier poster was spot on. How to make money.
    Lie, Figure, sell advertising.
    Feb 15 10:03 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • 7 Reasons Not To Sell 3D Systems [View article]
    Unlike Duncan I did not buy last fall when it dipped to 45
    Sprained my knee kicking myself in the behind on a daily basis.

    Waiting again. Probably will scale
    Jan 23 09:08 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Procera Networks: 3 Different Insiders Have Sold Shares During The Last 30 Days [View article]
    Excellent work and education. Thanks.
    Jan 12 10:02 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Caterpillar Has A China Problem [View article]
    Recall working there in the 90s and we rightfully were barred from bringing in cameras.

    Cat gave a tour for Chinese customers who took pic after pic. We complained to no avail. Said they were our partners. Seems like the shop folks were a bit wiser that time around.

    Not to say the Chinese would have got the processes down anyway but they would have had to work harder to copy.
    Dec 16 09:42 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment