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  • The Japanese Nuclear Crisis and Renewable Energies  [View article]
    Take a look at VSPC
    Mar 25, 2011. 07:19 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Safe Havens In An Unstable Market  [View instapost]
    Thank you your informative article. I will research each of the issues presented.
    I currently have a position in MGU- it is our savings account. I also desire more breadth- a different latitudinal base.
    I favor multiple currency presence, a mixture of sectors.
    Macquarie issues are suitable, but one needs to seek variety.
    Seems like one is down, another is up
    Any suggestions?
    Feb 28, 2010. 12:32 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Obama's Financial Reforms - Who Will Benefit  [View article]
    No sysem is any better than those involved in it, be it a member of the general public, or those administering it.

    You can never expect sustained success, or posiitve results, when whatever you do results in negative results-like overproduction, overuse of credit financing, thus producing negative balance sheets-
    more liabilites than assets. Debt only succeeds in paying for yesterday. California is spending, and the base of payment is a massice collection of iou's, and those extending credit are plumb nuts.
    Jun 26, 2009. 11:58 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Alternative Energy Storage: Cheap Outperforms Cool  [View article]

    In simplistic terms-cool and cheap-both are sub-sectors, and should be treated as such.

    There are batteries for automobiles,and there are batteries for shipboard power, and heavy artillery pieces; varying temperatures like 30 below zero and automobiles requiring different types of batteries.

    Choose your sub-sector and choose the appropriate battery manufacturer. Each category does not compete directly with the other-they are mutually exclisive to me.

    Enjoy reading your analysis-but still yet, cool is cool and cheap is cheap.

    Much abliged
    May 3, 2009. 10:53 AM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Lead Acid Batteries: How Cheap Beat Cool at Google  [View article]
    Who re the lithium princeses?

    On Apr 13 01:20 PM Pro-Engineer wrote:

    > And you sir, have proven mine. Google is NOT interested in the longevity
    > which Lithium Ion provides. GOOG simply needs 2-year capable, cheap
    > storage.
    > IF they did electr to recycle and re-use their batteries, Lithium-Ion-Cobalt
    > is not a contender, as it is unsafe. This leaves us with Lithium-Ion-Phosphate,
    > which VLNC owns the patent rights to.
    Apr 15, 2009. 08:32 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Five Top Solar Power Stocks  [View article]
    Regarding the Solar Industry:
    I am interested, but a big "what-if" comes forth- as to climate- what if you live in an area which has a low percentage of available sunshine- that is, what if you live in Seattle, with about 20% of available sunshine, or large mass of clouds coming up from the Guylf of Mexico?

    Is solar energy then a good investment- would you install it? Or would you invest in the industry?
    Apr 10, 2009. 11:15 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Lithium-ion Batteries: 9 Years of Price Stagnation  [View article]

    I find the storage a fascinating sector. You lead me, and, perhaps, thousands of others, to an understanding of a sector which extends far beyond flashlight batteries, into developments concerning artillery, shipboard, tanks, and laptops.

    You are as fair as a person can be in evaluating competing companies. But again, since, like many sectors, companies
    within a nitch, so, in effect, they do not entirely, compete. So, that means that an investor can invest in multiple niches without competing with his own interests.

    If I am correct in my assumptions, one should be able to invest in the lead acid sub-sector and the lithium-titanate sub-sector ,e.g,
    ALTI and AVPW,etc.

    Both sub-sectors are hooked up with power companies. for a place in the "smart grid" developments.

    Soon the testing stage will proceed into the decision phases via Department of Energy and the Appropriation Committees.


    Apr 7, 2009. 08:54 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • The Reign of Cash Might Be Over  [View article]
    As to "cash is king"- it is.

    Cash can also be characterized as "mother's milk" as it nurtures an enterprise, feeding its growth, and with proper care the enterprise survives and develops into maturity.

    Its a slow process, and each stage of development demands judicuous decisions. Growing too fast, frequently gives decision-makers a "big head"

    Getting ahead of your "maturation" frequently leads
    to make decisions about matters you do not understand nor have prepared for. And to attain this goal you leverage, perhaps excessively, and you become entangled in a web from which you cannot escape.

    In many parts of this country there is the belief-"make-do", and.also, make your financial decsions on the basis of need, not desire- don't get uppity or too big for your britches, consolidate your gains, get used to that level, attain success there before going onto the next level, and deal with a bank that demands asset colatteralization.

    Mar 16, 2009. 07:46 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Why Economists Have Downgraded Obama to Bush-Plus  [View article]
    Obama is in limbo-land. He has as yet,consulted his stable of 300 advisers. The need for 300 adivors, in and of itself, reveals that he is incompetent, but highly intellectual.

    Hearing all sides of an issue leads to nothingness, and
    you produce off-setting "expert opinions", thus producing nothing.

    Now, it seems, no person of integrity desires to be nominated to cabinet posts, e.g. treasury, and those who desire to "serve" have problems with honesty.
    Mar 14, 2009. 07:17 AM | 25 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • The Heretics of Finance  [View article]

    Simply speaking: I do not get into the argument between the value of
    fundamentals and technical approaches.
    Neither are mutually exclusive.
    If you intend to long a stock, it is sbest you study the financials(fundamental... and its current place in the market(technicals) relative to sector.
    I use indexes as a macro, and fundamentals and technicals as a micro approach.
    Jan 24, 2009. 03:29 PM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Investing in Deflationary Times  [View article]
    Mr. Kingdale:

    Deflation means-prices are going back to where they belong-to actual value. Inflation is caused by craziness-folks buying houses as an investment rather than as a place to live, all of which creates turnover
    and the resultant construction than what the economy can bear.
    Dec 29, 2008. 11:52 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment