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  • Nighthawk Energy Sees Triple-Digit Growth By Hitting Sweet Spots In The Denver-Julesburg Basin  [View article]
    I would like to know that as well. The difference now is even more pronounced with NHEGY @ $4.60 & NHEGF @ $0.19.

    So what are we buying with those?
    Apr 9, 2014. 09:58 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • MannKind down premarket  [View news story]
    Kills my strangle though. Big loss on both legs.
    Apr 7, 2014. 10:05 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Midday Gainers / Losers  [View news story]
    The list misses (MNKD), up 77.6%...
    Apr 2, 2014. 02:34 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • The Price Is Wrong: Greystone Logistics At 5X Earnings  [View article]
    I can see a big advantage to plastic over wood. I have actually had delays in receiving shipments due to wood pallets being in quarantine in customs due to insects being present.

    But what are the barriers to entry? It seems like this is something that the Chinese would take on and takeover quickly.
    Apr 2, 2014. 10:19 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Streamlining BHP Billiton easier said than done, analysts say  [View news story]
    Mick Davis knows BHP and has amassed over $US3.7 billion. We may have a willing buyer and a willing seller situation here.
    Apr 1, 2014. 01:48 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Wall Street Breakfast: Must-Know News  [View article]
    Basically that is what happens in the five LatAm countries I've lived in , you have mercados set up that sell basics and don't collect the tax. Also, there is a lot of tax avoidance with services and domestic products. But in theory, it is regressive as its supposed to apply to everything.

    Food is excluded from sales tax in some of the states in the US too to avoid those being regressive.

    I don't like the multiple rate concept. Too much time in the legislature would be devoted to who gets breaks and who doesn't. But it would be great for political contributions.
    Apr 1, 2014. 10:13 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Wall Street Breakfast: Must-Know News  [View article]
    I do think Carl Levin is being a bit hypocritical here as he helped establish the laws that make it all possible.

    He accepts campaign contributions and you can expect that he supports his contributors with his legislative efforts. If he did not, they would stop giving him money. 
    Apr 1, 2014. 09:45 AM | 4 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Wall Street Breakfast: Must-Know News  [View article]
    All of the LaTam countries I've lived in outside the US, have a VAT.

    Its been interesting to watch. There is significant avoidance of the tax by various sectors of the economy. A large number of tax inspectors have to be added to the group in charge of collecting the VAT to ensure that taxes are collected (or to be bribed as sometimes happens). And finally there does seem to be a fine balance between the level of taxation via a VAT and the amount of tax that is actually collected. It seems there is a "sweet spot" in terms of tax revenue; that is if its set too high less revenue is collected as more move to avoid paying it.

    A VAT is a regressive tax in my opinion. The poor spend all of their income and therefore all of their income is subject to the tax, while those who can save have a lower portion of income subject to the tax. And yet it seems very popular with everyone in governments, both left and right. Tax and spend (or tax and steal as the case may be).
    Apr 1, 2014. 09:30 AM | 5 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Zargon Oil And Gas Is In The Bargain Bin And Ready To Take Off  [View article]
    You've collected a dividend too that will be paid around the 15th of April too.
    Mar 31, 2014. 10:42 AM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Prana collapses after trial fails  [View news story]
    Into the S&P ASX 300 on March 11th and now probably right back out again.
    Mar 31, 2014. 09:18 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • MannKind: Cautiously Optimistic Ahead Of AdCom Meeting  [View instapost]
    I would like to think Afrezza will be approved, but the share price is telling me otherwise.

    At this point, I'm playing the April 15th FDA meeting as a binary event after which I think MNKD either goes up on approval (maybe $9) or dives down to the $2 range.
    There is a definite possibility that I can lose on the trade, if approved and only goes to $8 or if it not and only drops to $4.

    There is no sure thing with this one.
    Mar 29, 2014. 08:43 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • IMF Deal Will Break Ukraine, Harm Global Stability  [View article]
    Good luck with that. Germany is also highly dependent on Russian gas to drive their economy.

    You simply can't send enough LP gas to Europe this year to make a difference. Please look at how long it takes to build plant facilities and ships capable of doing that. To illustrate my point, this is a direct link to the construction schedule for Sabine Pass: http://bit.ly/1lrjHgD
    Mar 28, 2014. 09:53 AM | 4 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • IMF Deal Will Break Ukraine, Harm Global Stability  [View article]
    Maybe I'm missing something here, but won't most of that IMF money wind up in Russia to pay the gas bill?
    Mar 28, 2014. 09:08 AM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • BlackBerry off halt - up 7% after FQ4 results  [View news story]
    Already 4.8 million shares traded.
    Mar 28, 2014. 08:54 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Linn Energy Just Can't Catch A Break  [View article]
    Yes, they are actually better than LINE distributions from a tax standpoint. Something that surprised me, but now LNCO is selling at a discount to LINE despite that. Go figure...
    Mar 24, 2014. 02:02 PM | 4 Likes Like |Link to Comment