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  • Cellceutix: A December To Remember May Turn Into A 2015 To Forget For CTIX [View article]
    Bleeker... , My daughter lived on Bleeker street in the west village for may years. I know that part of town well.

    Shorting a start-up Micro Cap BioTech with no earnings is a good bet, but what if you are wrong about this one? I hope you have not taken too short a position for your sake.

    I am someone that has taken the other side of this trade. Most BioTechs do fail, but a small number with good IP succeed. I think this one is special.
    Jan 23, 2015. 11:21 AM | 10 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • U.S., Russia, Saudi Arabia: Who Is Going To Win In The Oil Price Stand-Off? [View article]
    Well Alexlander, you got the part about free markets working in the oil production correct. The increase in oil production in the western hemisphere has affected the world price of oil to the extend that the free market in oil the cartels cannot total control it completely. At least until the governments of the world get involved to destabilize it again through bad energy policies and taxation.

    Regarding your partisan comment on the "anti-science Republicans running the Congress" is very confusing to me. You must be joking. Even if that was true they have only been in control for 3 weeks. For 9 years now America has been run be liberal ideologies that have destabilized the American economy and tried unsuccessfully to destroy the American oil industry and American way of life. What is happening here is the American people saying enough. Time to do something different.

    What will determine the future price of oil is what North and South America does with its oil reserves. The free market will ultimately invent a new source of energy for the future as it always has done not government populated with anti-science Liberal ideologies and Republican lawyers controlled by moneyed lobbyist.

    The free market created the industrial revolution. It discovered Electricity, Oil, Transportation, Flight, Air Conditioning, Appliances... not government.
    Jan 23, 2015. 08:06 AM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Google, Fidelity investing $1B in SpaceX (updated) [View news story]
    Maybe the governments of Africa should focus on good sources of running water, electricity, good health of their population and stable economic systems before spending even 5 cents a month for the Internet services.
    Jan 21, 2015. 09:25 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Google, Fidelity investing $1B in SpaceX (updated) [View news story]

    Long Google and happy with Fidelity brokerage services. What would be more interesting is knowing what the thinking is for Google and Fidelity investments towards increasing long term shareholder value. Just Asking. Not criticizing. Not concerned.
    Jan 21, 2015. 09:09 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Brazil blackout sparks power rationing fears [View news story]
    This is what happens when a country has more Takers than Givers that elect leaders with the same mentality that are clueless or are more concerned with staying in power than making the hard decisions needed to move economies forward into the 21 century. Same goes for Argentina, Venezuela and now the USA. Socialism just does not work any it is tried. Each generation repeats this over and over and gets the same results. It is a very... very... sad trait of humanity.

    I wish there was an remedy for such stupidity.
    Jan 21, 2015. 08:32 AM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • American Vanadium Is The Watch List Stock Of The Year [View article]
    Still long this position. The Chart speaks for itself. I don't think it is going anywhere as a grid battery storage green energy play any time soon especially with the price of crude around $50 / barrel. My position is down about 71% from my basis. Position is not worth the trouble to end. I wouldn't enter the position unless there has been a some new catalyst. I do not know of any. The firms investor relations person must have died. There has been no news since this:

    Best bet is to phone the CEO directly. He probably has a lot of time on his hands sitting around thinking about what to do next.
    Jan 10, 2015. 07:30 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • The Google Panic Was Overdone [View article]
    Reading this article and the comments I don't get a sense of excitement for the Google's future strategy that makes one want to keep a long position. That said Google is a different favor of Apple that is the keeper of the information that is the Internet. The part of the Internet I use daily. The part of the Internet that Governments around the world do not want it to keep.

    Maybe it is just me, but I see Google as not only a private investment but as a tool to be used as a window to access the information for all of mankind. That was where I thought Google was going after its IPO in 1997 before it started to effect people's privacy concerns, encroach on copyrights and intellectual property after the authors die and the books go out of print. Now Google's success is threatening the control of governments over their populations worldwide and has painted a target on Google's back by not only the competition but the governments that like to control the narrative.

    I personally think YouTube is the "instructional how to manual" to the world. I use it for everything all the time product reviews, how to do just about anything from experts and amateurs as well. I use it to access unfiltered company information and CEO interviews and information of micro cap companies below the radar. College level seminars on anything I want to stay current on new technologies. Google has yet to monetize this function. It seems to be an uncontrolled information source of public information controlled by the contributors. This is really what the Internet should be.

    I own it not only because it has grown at about 20% per year since its IPO but because I don't want it to go away or change its original charter. I want them to continue to use their free cash flow to maintain and expand its infrastructure and acquire new innovative technologies that need help to grow.

    I suppose these are conflicting goals for Wall street investors that are all about growth and forward looking guidance. Google's management team must stay in the news and throw investors a bone from time to time to keep their interest. Apple does it with a consumer product pipeline and public dog and pony show each year. Google's business model does not have that so they must show bottom line growth at least every other year. Otherwise they become the butt of negative articles and comments from traders and critics alike.
    Jan 10, 2015. 02:05 AM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • The Google Panic Was Overdone [View article]
    So you are one of the reminding 25% of markets share of the Internet that work differently. Thank you much for helping Google keep government antitrust cronies off its back. Someone has to do it!
    Jan 10, 2015. 12:17 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • U.S., Russia, Saudi Arabia: Who Is Going To Win In The Oil Price Stand-Off? [View article]
    They requested membership to NATO, but the best the Ukraine could do was get an agreement from NATO countries for assistance against aggression. WE see how that is working out. Considering it houses much of the old USSR nuclear arsenal NATO should have let them in. The nations of NATO have no clothes.
    Jan 9, 2015. 05:11 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Senate Keystone supporters cling to hope for negotiated deal with Obama [View news story]
    Democrats are interested in getting re-elected. They have a sugar daddy donor that has paid $100 million to Obama and the democrats to keep it out of the Senate's agenda.
    He made his money in European energy sector so that may have something to do with it.

    It is less clear why anyone in America is for LNG projects other than America is flush with nat gas because of fracking and there is no place to put it. I suppose you must need to follow the money.
    Jan 9, 2015. 10:58 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • U.S., Russia, Saudi Arabia: Who Is Going To Win In The Oil Price Stand-Off? [View article]
    Absolument. La vie est belle quand vous ne le prenez pas au sérieux.
    Jan 9, 2015. 02:45 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • U.S., Russia, Saudi Arabia: Who Is Going To Win In The Oil Price Stand-Off? [View article]
    Richard Zeit, Thanks for the article. It generated some interesting comments and was an enjoyable read.

    In answer to your question:
    Who Is Winning And Who Is Losing Market Share?
    If you divide the world into three parts I pick OCEANIA.
    That is my final answer.

    At least until someone perfects Cold Fusion as the ultimate energy source we are all stuck in this commodity market for the foreseeable future with continued world conflict as the normal course of events.
    Jan 9, 2015. 12:19 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • U.S., Russia, Saudi Arabia: Who Is Going To Win In The Oil Price Stand-Off? [View article]
    @Rich in Quebec,
    No sir, Absolutely NOT. Your economic system did not start with government (Not communism, not socialism, and not capitalism). In the beginning self-sufficient people seeking a better life and an idea went out in the Canadian wilderness toward that end. They later came together to form villages and towns and appointed leaders to help with security and as they grew into larger population formed governments. Free market economics came FIRST when two or more people came together to provide and exchange goods and services with each other.
    Governments and the perversions of governments like Feudalism, Socialism, Communism, Fascism and all the other isms came later. A guy called Adam Smith in 1776 first tried to define how free market economics worked. Later Karl Marx came along and defined Capitalism and called it an evil form of government. Now people like you and others like you equate free market economics (free market capitalism) as government. I don’t except the chicken and the egg analogy. I don’t like any of the isms if the word “free” is excluded. That leaves only one possible ism and sadly it has been disappearing from the America culture where it started since 1910.
    Jan 8, 2015. 11:24 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • U.S., Russia, Saudi Arabia: Who Is Going To Win In The Oil Price Stand-Off? [View article]
    Thanks, Rich in Quebec

    I did not say government has no purpose only that they do not "produce" anything. Ask this question... Who funded the Holyoke, Mass. Gas and Electric? Who pays for your public school education? Who pays for the Catholic nuns regardless of their politics or religious beliefs.

    Who built the city of Quebec? Where did the money come from?
    Jan 8, 2015. 10:16 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • U.S., Russia, Saudi Arabia: Who Is Going To Win In The Oil Price Stand-Off? [View article]
    Oh how perceptive of you! That is exactly the point. Maybe this is the problem filipo. You want a common currency but don't speak European and have no idea of history.
    Jan 8, 2015. 09:00 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment