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  • Kandi Technologies raises $11M in private placement  [View news story]
    Interesting timing on the sale. If they had waited until after earnings, which they had to know would be good, they could have received a higher price.
    Mar 19, 2014. 09:27 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Zargon Oil And Gas Is In The Bargain Bin And Ready To Take Off  [View article]
    Yes, its ZAR on the TSX. Its a Canadian stock and is only on the pinksheets in the US. Also, a 15% income tax will be collected on the dividends payed.
    Mar 18, 2014. 12:01 PM | 4 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Zargon Oil And Gas Is In The Bargain Bin And Ready To Take Off  [View article]
    Ok, after further review, I'm in at $7.58.

    Thanks for bringing it to my attention.
    Mar 18, 2014. 10:22 AM | 4 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Canadian Natural Resources: Value Combined With Capital Appreciation And Dividend Growth  [View article]
    No mention of the increasing cost of the Sturgeon refinery? CNQ recently stated they expected to commit another $US 300-350 million to the project beyond their original commitment (a virtual doubling of the original estimated cost), which has been beset by delays and overruns. Here is a link to an article: http://on.wsj.com/1iRsloh

    Maybe that isn't material, but it popped up quickly when I started my DD.
    Mar 16, 2014. 10:46 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • The Four Horsemen Of The Stock Market Apocalypse  [View article]
    Thanks for the additional information.
    Mar 16, 2014. 10:06 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • The Four Horsemen Of The Stock Market Apocalypse  [View article]
    Southgent is correct, the Swiss will continue to peg to the Euro imo, as they are currently doing.

    Also, consider that the large Swiss companies, such as (NVS) and Nestle, obtain most of their sales outside of Switzerland and are therefore subject to foreign currency risks themselves.
    Mar 15, 2014. 10:56 AM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Gold to 6-month high amid Ukraine worries  [View news story]
    I use (DUST) only for day trades. You never know when a crisis can erupt overnight to push the gold price up $50/oz. And there are many possible crisis situations that could jump the gold price up: South China sea, an attack on Saudi oil facilities, civil war in Pakistan, and the list goes on.

    Of course, some people have made big money with DUST over longer periods of time--its just not for me. (NUGT) is another one that swings hard and I have never used it at all.
    Mar 14, 2014. 10:51 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Gold to 6-month high amid Ukraine worries  [View news story]
    Well, it doesn't seem likely that Russia will sell US treasuries (another idle threat in the war of words imo), but gold price is moving up more so than with other recent global crisis. An interesting situation is certainly developing.

    I hope you are right about another decline in price as I've taken profits on my gold miners during this run.
    Mar 14, 2014. 09:45 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Scandal Time  [View instapost]
    To win these types of competitions, you usually have to go to extreme risk, high volatility stocks and hope they come through for you. And of course, if it is allowed, using options to really leverage the starting investment amount. Of course, all the orders fill if you pick a price that is hit. Not very realistic at all (especially with most options contracts).

    The value of this type of competition is nil in my opinion. If someone wants to do something with real money (preferable their own), then the competition is valid. You can take a lot of risk when the only downside is your pride.

    In the case of the funds, the results are on display every trading day (or at least monthly). That is a valid competition, although even then "past results do not guarantee future success."
    Mar 13, 2014. 04:54 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Cramer Dumps Linn, Should You?  [View article]
    RSI indicates its oversold at these levels. Forbes from yesterday: http://onforb.es/1iBlLCh
    Mar 12, 2014. 02:16 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Cramer Dumps Linn, Should You?  [View article]
    (KMP) was also flamed by various publications related to accounting for maintenance costs. So that seems to be an odd rotation for Cramer.
    Mar 12, 2014. 12:07 PM | 14 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Tesla faces a roadblock in New Jersey  [View news story]
    Shine a light on the roaches and they scurry away. I suspect if this gets enough attention, the legislation won't go through.

    It will be difficult to explain why only New Jersey needs dealerships for Tesla; especially since the governor seems to have ambitions for national office.
    Mar 11, 2014. 08:59 AM | 5 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Salesforce.com Can't Tell You Where Its Revenues Come From  [View article]
    Author stated: "Clearly Salesforce is a phenomenal success, and investors should remember that a quality business and quality financial reporting need not go hand in hand."

    Enron and Worldcom were also phenomenal successes for awhile. Enron even got favorable reviews from Alan Greenspan as an example of the "new economy." Caution is advised.
    Mar 6, 2014. 05:35 PM | 10 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • BDCs under pressure as leaders removed from S&P indices  [View news story]
    They were the only ones I saw mentioned in the articles I read. The others may be very low percentages.
    Feb 28, 2014. 10:14 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Prospect Capital: This High-Yield Investment Is The Best In BDC, Part One  [View article]
    PSEC & AINV may be under pressure for a short time due to S&P dropping BDCs from the S&P 600 small cap and the S&P 400 mid cap: http://seekingalpha.co....

    And of course, that action by S&P prompted additional speculation about what Russell might do with their indices: http://seekingalpha.co....

    IMO, it doesn't seem likely that Russell will follow S&P, but if it did their would be more impact. I added FSC & PSEC on the initial drops and FSC has risen significantly since then.
    Feb 28, 2014. 07:53 AM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment