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  • Android Taxonomies [View article]
    Tony, I'll bet you spent more on Apple products than APPL stock. Keep up the good work. Get your friends to do the same.

    Long Apple and have read the market perfectly!!!
    Mar 18, 2015. 01:33 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • What Is Keeping Vale Down? [View article]
    What is keeping VALE down is poor performing socialist / communist / dictatorial economies worldwide. Let me state it another way... Redistribution of wealth grows nothing. It is status quo at best and more likely makes everyone poorer with no incentive toward growth. VALE will improve when these governments change and begin to adopt free market capitalism to lift themselves out of this worldwide muck. That should start with all the nations of the western hemisphere working together. They should show the world how it is done. America must take the lead instead of following these economic losers.

    It seems these days socialist sit around whining that there is not enough growth in communist China and that is VALE's problem when the real problem starts at home. Natural resources are worthless without economic growth. It is as simple as that!
    Mar 18, 2015. 01:10 PM | 7 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Some Questions For Dr. Scarlett, CEO Of Geron [View article]
    Jimmy, You are right. I have not problem giving stock grants to senior management. The exercise price could be a tad higher. However, there should be a internal mutual understanding that they should take carry on how their personal decisions to exercise effects how the stock trades. This would not be the time to see large blocks selling into this market by senior managment. Some CEOs would fire staff that sold grants for a Micro cap company that is just emerging after decades of disappointing performance.
    Mar 18, 2015. 12:57 AM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Android Taxonomies [View article]
    The bottom of the smartphone market is 4 billion poor people world wide that will be buying $100 smartphones to join the current 2 billion that have them already!
    Mar 17, 2015. 10:58 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Some Questions For Dr. Scarlett, CEO Of Geron [View article]
    Kanak Kanti De,

    Very good questions. I believe the questions goes to the heart of the past and current issues which is the existing management team up to the challenge to do what is best to maximize value for a patient shareholder community. The entire management team just filed SEC form 4s on their stock grants. Not exactly a vote of confidence for future shareholder value. I am being to wonder if the management team has shareholder value as its priority.

    I have owned Geron since before the breakup cause of its IP and was happy to see the old CEO move on. I suspect that you are not getting answers to your questions cause there are still internal issues with the current management team that is counter productive to the science they are managing. Why else would you get the principal developer of GERON's current IP (Dr. Sergei Gryaznov) go on the eve of his primary contribution coming to market? You are right the stock price is not behaving the way it did before the temporary hold was placed on Imetelstat.

    Answers to at least some of your questions are warranted. Maybe it is time to research who this current management team is and what shareholders can expect for GERON's future strategy. Is it going to be a long term player in BioTech or just another one drug wonder?
    Mar 17, 2015. 10:38 PM | 4 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Android Taxonomies [View article]
    There about 195 countries in the world give or take a few. There are even more languages than that. Who cares how many different Android OS types or phones there are. Ultimately consumers will decide what works for them and how much they are willing pay for what they get. That is how free markets work. It creates more jobs for more people world wide.

    Then again we can all just stand in line and wait for the Apple stores to open and just buy the latest whatever Apple device comes out next and end the debut. Whatever floats your boat!

    Long Apple. Long Google. I them an Android user and am fine with the choice. I like the price and am missing nothing I need to communicate with the world around me. Maybe even more than I would like.
    Mar 16, 2015. 09:33 PM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Transocean Continues To Bleed Profusely [View article]
    I for one am unconcerned about all the negative chatter and negative analysts recommendations. RIG's price to book is .38. Its breakup value is $37. It is a great company in a bad sector with low commodity prices caused of temporary geopolitical supply/demand issues that can change in a heartbeat. If your timeline is less than 18 months you should invest somewhere else. If you think you have an investment that could more than triple in two years and do not want to wait enlighten us all here. This market is over bought. When it corrects RIG will not be affected much at current levels. If it is I will gladly buy more to lower my basis more.

    The company at these levels is a buy. Black Rock thinks so. I have a full position and am not selling any here. I will buy more if it goes down more from here in any major market correction.
    Mar 13, 2015. 09:56 PM | 7 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Geron Is Proof That Biotech Bargains Still Exist [View article]
    @Anonymous... I once asked jokingly two 85 year old close friends engaged in a conversation why old people were such pain in the A--es? They looked at each other and than laughingly answered me. Their words of wisdom... Because they paid their dues to play the game of life and now they can do anything they want! You Mr Wizard must keep paying up to play the game.

    My drink of choice is Jack Daniels neat. Judging by your comment count it is you that spends 90 hours a week on SA. There now... I explained why I wasted a SA comment to respond. What is your excuse?
    Mar 13, 2015. 01:17 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Geron Is Proof That Biotech Bargains Still Exist [View article]
    In response to all those here making happy talk about their Geron investment:
    Mar 13, 2015. 02:45 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Geron Is Proof That Biotech Bargains Still Exist [View article]
    Why has no one commented on ASTERIAS BIOTHERAPEUTICS INC COM SER A ?
    Since the stock was issues in a special divdend to Geron shareholders it has risen 233%. In hindsight I probably should have increased my position when it was $1.79. Sadly, I failed to do my homework on the company.
    Mar 10, 2015. 05:45 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Barrick Gold Corporation - Further Downside Ahead? [View article]
    Interesting correlations data on ABX. What is not clear to me is who the target audience is for this information? Also what is the author's timeline for short term. Is it 50 days, 200 days, 6 months, or maybe 3 quarters to year end? Looking back is easy but history does not always repeat itself in the short term.

    Long ABX as a hedge and not a trader. Just sitting on the position and watching the geopolitical confusion in the world and waiting for clarity if there is such an expectation in current events.
    Mar 10, 2015. 08:53 AM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Vale SA Continues To Face Strong Headwinds [View article]
    Why not write about those companies in those sectors? There isn't many no-brainers left in this market at these levels . Maybe AAPL, BA, UTX, NFLX, AMZN or UNH if you bought them last year. Now we know what you don't like. However, what are you optimistic about here at DOW 18000 or NASDAQ 5000 especially when the market corrects?
    Mar 7, 2015. 02:08 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Vale SA Continues To Face Strong Headwinds [View article]
    I am impressed with your ability to definitively use 5 to 10 year time frames for stock picking and investing. More specifically commenting on VALE which is not a micro-cap mining company looking for startup capex. Perhaps you can also enlighten us on your opinions for GDP growth by the end of 2017 or the Presidential election in 2016. How about the 10 year bond rate just 6 months from now. Bottom line is you can only guess like most of us.

    I would never use a 10 year time frame in this geopolitical world. WW III could happen in 10 years. Hyper inflation from Federal Reserve Bank monetary policies in 5. M&A activity anytime.

    GOD forbid maybe even good economic growth by more free market capitalism in business that has not happened much in the last ten years under the present socialist marxist governments worldwide.
    Mar 7, 2015. 08:20 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Vale SA Continues To Face Strong Headwinds [View article]
    @Winning Strategies... Where exactly would you go to get a sure future double in your investment and get 5.6% to wait for that to happen? VALE's price/book is .68. It is one of the biggest iron ore mining in the world. 10 Institutional investors and 10 mutual funds reported owning VALE in their portfolios.

    I just added to my position today buying VALE at its 52 week low and made 2% on the buy at the close on a day the DOW closed down 278 points. Where are you putting your free cash earning T bill rates? Isn't the goal to buy low and sell higher? You should be writing this article when VALE was trading at its 52 week high 15.59 not here at 6.23.
    Mar 6, 2015. 07:43 PM | 10 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Geron gets boost from AbbVie-Pharmacyclics deal [View news story]
    Is an acquisition by JNJ the best path for GERN shareholder value?
    Mar 5, 2015. 12:53 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment