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  • Maxwell +4.6% on Spanish ultracapacitor deal [View news story]
    Win Inertia and its Spanish Rail project is the third such application this year for electric railway energy efficiency. Woojin Industrial led the way in February with its Korean Rail project, followed in April by ABB and their Philadelphia, PA rail project. For verification see Maxwells news at http://bit.ly/1oNOC90

    "This could be the start of something big."
    Aug 19 11:45 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Penn West -9% after revealing accounting irregularities [View news story]
    I have another stock that went through a similar episode. Finagled books and threatened class action lawsuits. The stock tanked and I got a good buy on it! Company cleaned house, lawsuits vanished, and stock rebounded. In both cases (my opinion) the companies were worthy of investment and did good business. They just had some crooks in management and the crooks got fired.

    Disclaimer: I just bought some more PWE.
    Jul 30 06:39 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Penn West -9% after revealing accounting irregularities [View news story]
    Let the bears panic and beat the stock price down. Then, buy, buy, buy.
    Jul 30 08:48 AM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Tesla Earnings: Is Momentum Lost? [View article]
    We should do an IPO for articles about TSLA on Seeking Alfa. Now, that is really taking off!
    Jul 29 07:05 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Tesla Earnings: Is Momentum Lost? [View article]
    We should do an IPO for articles about TSLA on Seeking Alfa. Now that is really taking off!
    Jul 29 07:03 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Tesla: 4 Reality Checks For Bulls To Consider [View article]
    Seems like there is a rush on to write articles about why TSLA is worth every penny of its current $220 stock price. Are the authors trying to convince me, or themselves?
    Jul 16 10:33 AM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Tesla May Have A Huge Unfunded Warranty Problem Due To Defective Drivetrains [View article]
    As a systems design engineer I have long known that the easy part is to design a great product (and all the experts agree the Model S is a great product). The hard part is to design it so it remains for years a great product while in use.

    In 1979 I got a good deal on a brand-new Honda wagon. Ran great but the transmission whined loudly. The manual tranny used 30-weight engine oil. Back then ARCO sold a 30-weight engine oil loaded with graphite- black as sin. I swapped out the tranny oil with black ARCO oil and no more whine. Period. Ever.

    Yes, unfunded liabilities are a hidden time bomb that COULD become a problem, like government retirement plans!

    My TSLA profit is in the bank and I currently have no position or plans for TSLA beyond reading all these articles.
    Jul 13 08:17 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Tesla Is Worth $67.12: Why Aswath Damodaran Could Be Right About Tesla's Fair Price [View article]
    I am not an economist, only an engineer, but I suspect that Aswath Damodaran is essentially correct. If so then TSLA as a production company is valued at some $67 a share and the hope/hype/goodwill is valued at some $100 more a share at this time. So be it.

    Our US Congress has taken to predicting how much money they will take in or save in ten years! This is madness. Who of us knows what will happen in ten years. Yes, TSLA might sell for $1,000 a share then, or most of us might be on welfare then because the robots have replaced all of us! We might need bicycles then, not Teslas or any other car.

    I remember when the DOW broke 1,000. Then it broke 10,000. When it did everything cost 10 times a much! The game is to increase my individual wealth (purchasing power), not a dollar amount.

    As said above, past performance is no guarantee of future performance.
    Oct 31 11:46 AM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • What If Tesla Was A Private Company? [View article]
    Already got my money back. Only doubled it but it's in the bank.
    Oct 29 03:01 PM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • What If Tesla Was A Private Company? [View article]
    I already got my money back. Only doubled it, but it's in the bank.
    Oct 29 02:58 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • MFC Industrial: Misunderstood And Undervalued With 45% Upside Potential [View article]
    According to a Morningstar article at http://bit.ly/GGM88i Mr. Peter R. Kellogg and his controlled company IAT Reinsurance Co. control one third of MFC stock. Am I naive to think Mr. Kellogg will take care of his substantial investment, and therefore the rest of us investors? You guys know more about this than I do.
    Oct 9 12:21 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • MFC Industrial: Misunderstood And Undervalued With 45% Upside Potential [View article]
    Alex,

    Thanks for detailing and clarifying what up to now has been a 'gut feel' for me. It's my kind of stock: long term, solid, but with the potential to pleasantly surprise.
    Sep 30 04:44 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Tesla: Retail Investors Rushing In And Nest Eggs Cracking [View article]
    Ah, another version of "salting" a gold mine. Only this time you "find" a big shiney nugget every month or so.
    Sep 29 08:12 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Tesla: Retail Investors Rushing In And Nest Eggs Cracking [View article]
    Considering the 'stock' and the 'business', anyone with $100K to invest might consider buying the Tesla Model S CAR rather than 526 shares of TSLA STOCK at $190 a share. A friend who is on the road a lot just bought one and says his loan payments are the same as his gasoline bill used to be. He loves the car.
    Sep 29 08:08 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • The Hurry-Up-And-Wait Continues At Maxwell [View article]
    A well thought out and fair article, Stephen. Game changers do take time to catch on. I made a crude transistorized DC-DC converter in 1957 and now they are common as dirt. Bought my first LCD television in 2001 and look at them now. A one-farad capacitor was science fiction when I was in high school in the early 1950's and now Maxwell sells them at $1 a farad single item retail. I think Maxwell has a tiger by the tail and just hope they can hang on (I am long MXWL).
    Sep 26 10:11 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
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