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  • Coal companies jump as Supreme Court strikes down EPA mercury rules [View news story]
    2MuchDebt...thank you so much, my friend, for your very kind compliments because you're giving glory to God for his complete influence on my life. My life has been physically saved on many occasions by His generosity and unending miracles, especially in numerous fire-fights as a marine. I always remind my family and friends that God will never be outdone in generosity, so if we're generous to Him and those whom He loves, He'll make it up to us in ways that we can't comprehend. That's where trust and hope come in. Unfortunately, too many young or naïve people like to know the rewards before making any sacrifice or effort towards the common good. It's great to know that you're chill. I've witnessed too many name-calling on SA and heated exchanges that I'm compelled to stick my head up (at the risk of being shot down) in the pursuit of peace and happiness. Have a wonderful week ahead and May the Lord always bless you and your loved ones in all your endeavors.
    Jun 30, 2015. 10:10 AM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • First Solar's Gross Margin Falling Is A Worrying Sign [View article]
    I don't agree with your take on FSLR's so-called "falling margins" because it's to be expected when they trade off their projects to their Yieldco (CAFD) to convert future profits into current cash, possibly at around 75% or 80% discount (which is the usual discount rate for collectibles), to enable them to work on and acquire more future projects. Such discounting is not writing-off their profits because they will recover them from the profits of their Yieldco. Wise money will not write off FSLR, so please be restrained in calling "wolf", lest your credibility suffers.
    Jun 30, 2015. 09:50 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Solar stocks hit hard amid market selloff [View news story]
    Louie...I would expect some form of consolidation to occur today, and whether it continues back up or resume the tailspin would depend on fresh news that the big players can use to spin to their further advantage. Word has it that a fresh proposal has been floated by the EU, so it might be a face-saving measure for the stupid Greek PM to step back in line, especially when the news from the streets of Greece last night is that the people doesn't want to leave the EU, even as they support their PM in his insane fight against their creditors. Personally, I shorted heavily last Friday and yesterday (yes, I'm one of those culprits who "killed" the market), so I've begun to cover my shorts pre-market before placing new bets, according to my grapevine on the moves of the play-makers.
    Jun 30, 2015. 09:41 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Solar stocks hit hard amid market selloff [View news story]
    Alpha....China will never allow their markets to collapse on themselves because it's a matter of national pride and a reflection of their governance, since they're supposed to prevent extreme market movements. Last night, tons of fresh liquidity were pumped into the Chinese markets that lifted the Shanghai, Hang Seng and other indexes by several percent and word on the street is that more is expected to come, as funds are being repatriated from overseas to protect the Chinese markets, especially when waitresses and store clerks are all invested into the markets, with many pledging their houses, land and property to enter the markets. More than 80% of these individual investors don't know what's happening on their markets, so they simply follow the latest rumors, which make many fall victim to scamsters that are all over every town and village. The Chinese Govt is always quided by the need to protect the common good, unlike Emperor Obama.
    Jun 30, 2015. 09:31 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Solar stocks hit hard amid market selloff [View news story]
    Who Dat...this sell-off is not stupid. It's a well-tried method by the well-heeled to take advantage of the small and nervous trader, especially those who are gambling with borrowed money. It's a game where they create self-fulfilling prophecies because the big players (with billion of greenbacks at their disposal) set the tone and direction of the daily plays on the market, so they use whatever news (or fears), whether imagined or current, to stir the pot and make money at the market's expense.

    That's why banks and large corporations never lose money because they're ripping off the various markets, whether stocks, commodities, currency, derivatives, bonds, etc., and sometimes, their own greedy traders dip their thumbs into the pile that they make for their bosses. Unfortunately, free market practices do not limit or restrict the amount of funds that are brought into play to influence the tone or direction of the market. Analyses only help them to decide what should be their plays for the day because others in the market will read the same analyses, which will prompt them to do the same and thus, fulfill their prophecies that will enable them to cream the top when they reverse themselves.

    The trick has always been to ride the trend or wave that these biggies create. (Remember reports of how the inter-bank rate are determined by a handful of banks and not by market forces). So, if the market has moved substantially in any direction, we should expect a correction or consolidation soon, unless circumstances remain for the biggies to continue moving further in that direction (which will widen the scope for their profit-taking) before they eventually reverse their directions. That's how all markets operate and the small traders (or investors) are always fodder for these sharks. The only exception are both extremes, when idiotic people or companies drive themselves into bankruptcies or some brilliant entrepreneurs dazzle the market with new products or initiatives.
    Jun 30, 2015. 09:16 AM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Coal companies jump as Supreme Court strikes down EPA mercury rules [View news story]
    2MychDebt...don't take Calculus' comment too seriously. It was meant as a joke, and a nice one at that, I must say. Chill, my friend.
    Jun 30, 2015. 08:56 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Coal companies jump as Supreme Court strikes down EPA mercury rules [View news story]
    The Supreme Court has shown itself to be biased and politicized. How can two of the Justices who attended (or presided at) gay weddings be allowed to rule on same-sex marriages, when they should've recused themselves? Is there another way to define moral bias or social bias for that matter?
    Jun 30, 2015. 08:29 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Coal companies jump as Supreme Court strikes down EPA mercury rules [View news story]
    Cost of electricity should NEVER surpass the need for employment that sustains the livelihoods of many thousands of citizens born into this way of life, through no fault of theirs.
    Jun 30, 2015. 08:26 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Coal companies jump as Supreme Court strikes down EPA mercury rules [View news story]
    Peter...coal may not be "a significant part of the nation's employment base" but we cannot ignore the fact that almost 500,000 people (in numerous townships across several states) depend on the coal industry for their livelihoods. Already, tens of thousands are destitute, without education for their children, without healthcare and without hope. Are we a civilized nation with a conscience to allow such deprivation to prevail, while we spend billions on other nations? It's similar to those adopting children from overseas when there're hundreds of thousands of orphaned or abandoned children in our own backyard. Every human deserves the dignity to basic and necessary needs of life. Economics and society preferences have no place to ignore the survival of many thousands of fellow citizens, certainly not in this proud nation of ours.
    Jun 30, 2015. 08:23 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Coal companies jump as Supreme Court strikes down EPA mercury rules [View news story]
    Holt...well said, my friend. Why not develop the use of coal, which is in abundance, together with efforts to pursue other forms of energy, rather than to pursue all energy sources at the expense of coal? It doesn't make sense, to ignore or neglect using what we have. Higher boundaries for public safety and miners' well-being should give added impetus to develop newer and better technologies for the completely safe extraction and consumption of coal, instead of killing off an entire industry.
    Jun 30, 2015. 08:14 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Coal companies jump as Supreme Court strikes down EPA mercury rules [View news story]
    Deja...nobody expects anyone to build new coal-fired plants but the easing of EPA regulations will enable existing ones to enhance its profits, its continued survivability and future upgrading to meet higher standards with new technology. Importantly, it enhances the livelihood of almost 500,000 people dependent on coal-mining for work.
    Jun 29, 2015. 01:03 PM | 13 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Solar stocks hit hard amid market selloff [View news story]
    Perhaps, your love for SCTY stems from your adulation of Elon Musk. FSLR is not anti-roof and your unfounded allegation suggests naivety on your part because every business has to decide where it needs to devote its resources to ensure its profitability, unless its huge enough to cover all sectors of the business. Your choice of SCTY is certainly not grounds to condemn FSLR, especially for myopic reasons.
    Jun 29, 2015. 01:00 PM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Solar stocks hit hard amid market selloff [View news story]
    The hits on FSLR keep on coming. Started last week for no reason when the Dow was up, then slide continued today. We're victims of the big players, who saw this crisis in Greece as yet another opportunity for them to make a huge killing, so many people have liquidated their positions and went short last week until the smoke has cleared and they'll cover when the big players pause to take profits to reverse the trend intra-day before they turn around again to head the stock back down. I hope those who're heavily loaded on FSLR would take the opportunity to shed some weight when short-covering takes place because it's hard to see the bottom on such selling pressure. Good luck, friends.
    Jun 29, 2015. 11:58 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Coal companies jump as Supreme Court strikes down EPA mercury rules [View news story]
    WLT not really up very much because it was brought down from above 30cts to below 20cts, so now, it's settling around 25cts, which is no bigger, not enough to recover the slide after holding steady for some time above 30cts.
    Jun 29, 2015. 11:49 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • First Solar Is At A Tipping Point [View article]
    Seems like many stocks in the energy sector were crushed yesterday, even though oil price was up. Both FSLR and CSIQ were down in a tail-spin. I don't know why, but I think it won't last, so I doubled all my shares at the close (just like doubling down at the poker table), which is against my norm to liquidate because I was away at the hospital for my physicals. I hope we will see a strong rebound next week, especially FSLR and CSIQ. Any thoughts on what happened? I'm guessing the simultaneous retreat was coincidental, as the Dow was up.
    Jun 27, 2015. 08:36 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
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