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  • Axion Power Concentrator 239: May 24: Axion Power Reports First Quarter Results For 2013 [View instapost]
    OT -- Level 2 Question.

    I subscribe to ADVFN for real time charts, including Level 2. For the last month or so their Level 2 charts have been looking like this:

    http://bit.ly/Ztw8Ph

    with stray values at the top of the Ask or Offer column such that mentally editing them in real time gives me a headache.

    I have written to ADVFN support about this numerous times, and they either don't want to or don't know how to fix this.

    My questions:

    1. Has everyone been having this problem with Level 2 data recently? Is it market-wide?

    2. If not, can anyone suggest an RT Charts service whose data is not suffused with garbage?

    Thank you.
    May 29 01:20 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Axion Power Concentrator 238: May 21: Axion Power Reports First Quarter Results For 2013 [View instapost]
    And JCI?
    May 23 01:14 AM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Axion Power Concentrator 238: May 21: Axion Power Reports First Quarter Results For 2013 [View instapost]
    We are talking to Bosch no doubt?
    May 23 01:13 AM | 4 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Axion Power Concentrator 233: May 5: Axion Power On Panel At Energy Storage Economics 2.0 For New York City And Beyond [View instapost]
    Interesting writeup about PIPEs on Wikipedia:

    http://bit.ly/191EpZD

    Private equity investors seeing PIPEs as an alternative to buyouts gave me pause, as PEI's are cannibals more often than not.

    What I mean by that is we are all invested in Axion's IP. Equity yo-yo tricks do not interest me at all as long as we have our IP in the safe and cash in on it in due time.

    PEI likes to slash and burn and run off with whatever gold they find in the ashes for themselves. If the PEI in on this PIPE are holders, fine. Welcome to the clubhouse. I just hope they are not sharks.
    May 9 02:28 AM | 6 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Axion Power Concentrator 233: May 5: Axion Power On Panel At Energy Storage Economics 2.0 For New York City And Beyond [View instapost]
    I don't think that "sales" and "selling batteries" are the same thing from Axion's point of view, and I don't think this financing is premised on selling a few batteries to, say, ePower this year.

    You've got to look at the direction that the LAB-with-one-carbon-co -mponent-or-another sector is heading as a whole and understand that in terms of Axion's not-so-long-term goal, which we all know is: be the primary supplier of PbC anodes to the world's AGM battery manufacturers.

    Succeeding in automating the carbon sheeting process this year was huge, as TG said in the last CC, and I think that is what the investors in this financing are backing.

    We read about "other" companies picking off bits and pieces of market share that we wish Axion were getting but and because we know that PbC is better than ultrabatteries of one formulation or another, and we are disappointed. But the elements of the story that are gradually coalescing as the market coalesces are: AGM/UB manufacturers are creating a market where there was none 3 or 5 years ago, and Axion is positioning itself to ride those companies' numerical coattails by becoming a core technology in AGM 2.0.

    Maybe this year, maybe next. This is not something Axion can do by themselves. The lead-carbon industry has to take root and grow sufficiently for PbC to step in and knit the various applications together.

    IMO.
    May 8 10:42 AM | 14 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Axion Power Concentrator 232: May 1: Axion Power On Panel At Energy Storage Economics 2.0 For New York City And Beyond [View instapost]
    I once worked for a company in San Diego that designs and builds satellite modems.

    They employ every kind of engineer you could imagine: digital designers, RF engineers, software, firmware, mechanical packaging, hardware test, software test, firmware test, manufacturing engineers, process engineers, RF test, manufacturing test, program managers, marketing engineers, sales engineers.

    An idea in someone's mind ultimately goes out the door as a box that enables you to bounce a radio signal from one ground station to another off a satellite.

    Amazing cross-disciplinary communication and teamwork.
    May 2 03:20 PM | 8 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Axion Power Concentrator 231: April 27: Axion Power On Panel At Energy Storage Economics 2.0 For New York City And Beyond [View instapost]
    My game plan having been all along to buy half a buck's worth of trading shares at 0.10, I am as sanguine as can be.

    No way am I selling any of my core for less than 10.00!
    Apr 29 02:45 PM | 7 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Axion Power Concentrator 230: April 24: Axion Power On Panel At Energy Storage Economics 2.0 For New York City And Beyond [View instapost]
    Thank you all for your responses.

    I was hoping an ATM sale or some warrants being exercised was the reason AXPW has been trading lower. I guess some holders got cold feet or think they can outsmart the market by selling in hopes of buying back after the raise.

    Good news sometime in 2013 would be welcome. Only time will tell.
    Apr 27 05:57 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Axion Power Concentrator 230: April 24: Axion Power On Panel At Energy Storage Economics 2.0 For New York City And Beyond [View instapost]
    Does the SEC require ATM sales to be announced up front, or can you just announce when it is finished?

    Also, what kind of warrants does Axion have out there right now? Warrant holders with exercise prices below market notoriously short at the market then cover with their warrants.

    Thanks. I am too lazy to research either of these myself.
    Apr 26 09:35 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Axion Power Concentrator 229: April 20: Axion Power On Panel At Energy Storage Economics 2.0 For New York City And Beyond [View instapost]
    If TG comes through with a strategic partner, all the belly-aching going on here is going to feel like it was an enormous waste of time.

    Muttering over and over again about how disappointed you are isn't going to change things one way or the other. And this new guy, Unpredictable whatever; where is my ignore button?

    Every time we go down a penny I am 1,000 bucks deeper in the hole. But you what? I couldn't care less. MNKD has been very good to me for more than a month, and now I am playing with house money.

    I told you guys before: find a stock to make some money on in the meantime and give the fellows over at Axion a chance to do what they have to do.

    MHO. No offense intended (except to our latest "concerned" basher).
    Apr 23 02:08 AM | 14 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Axion Power Concentrator 228: April 16: Axion Power On Panel At Energy Storage Economics 2.0 For New York City And Beyond [View instapost]
    Rick,

    I think we've all pretty much come to the conclusion that except in the case of certain limited applications BEV's are a pipe dream.

    What caught my eye was the idea of increasing surface area to increase the reactive density of the electrodes, which I know is one aspect of the PbC's design.

    Beyond that I am sure this chemistry is just one more idea that may or may not become a product 5 or 10 years from now.
    Apr 18 03:04 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Axion Power Concentrator 228: April 16: Axion Power On Panel At Energy Storage Economics 2.0 For New York City And Beyond [View instapost]
    A friend of mine sent me this:

    http://bit.ly/174Dzw2

    Sounds like the right approach: increase surface area on both electrodes as much as possible.
    Apr 18 12:05 AM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Axion Power Concentrator 225: April 4: Axion Power Completes New Continuous Roll Carbon Sheeting Process [View instapost]
    I have been buying and selling MNKD for the past couple of weeks and am up a few thousand dollars.

    I also made $5,000 after holding TTNP for more than a year, by selling it while it was running over 2.00 about a month ago.

    This is not to pump MNKD or brag about my brilliant trading skills -- lifetime I am still thousands upon thousands in the red -- but to suggest that I am happy to hold my 100,000 shares of AXPW for as long as it takes for the company to hit my target (which you all know is $10).

    I can appreciate the frustration everybody is expressing here. I have felt it myself, and this board has helped me calm down, especially when I have felt nervous about the future.

    But good stocks sometimes get hammered -- for years -- before they finally pay off.

    What I am trying to say is instead of agonizing over Axion day in and day out when big money is at least a couple of years away, take some dry powder if you have some, find a stock you can make a little money on, and let Axion simmer on the back burner.

    Some of what is posted here is really interesting. But interminable arguments about Tesla -- because nothing kinetic is going on with Axion -- just get boring after a while.

    Watching Level 2 on a stock trading 6 or 9 million shares a day is anything but watching paint dry. It is fun. Especially if it's going up and you are making money.

    My 2 cents. Trying to be helpful. No offense intended.

    Peace.
    Apr 7 12:30 AM | 20 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Axion Power Concentrator 225: April 4: Axion Power Completes New Continuous Roll Carbon Sheeting Process [View instapost]
    The bonuses, which the management team obviously agreed to, signals that they are not going anywhere.

    So whoever gets dinged for the capital raise knows who they are investing in.
    Apr 6 07:59 PM | 4 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Axion Power Concentrator 223: Mar. 29: Axion Power Completes New Continuous Roll Carbon Sheeting Process [View instapost]
    I don't think dark trading has anything to do with Axion right now and in fact was remiss in not preceding my link with "OT," but I found the practice reported in this article, especially the extent of it, quite disconcerting.

    Trying to evaluate transparently traded stocks is hard enough. Trading in pigs in a poke is a sucker's game.
    Apr 1 01:07 PM | 4 Likes Like |Link to Comment
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