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  • After My Bad Call, Is Alcatel-Lucent Still Worth Holding? [View article]
    I started buying Shares of this Company back in 1998 and right now all I expect from it is to return close to 3 € and then good RIddance ALU ;-) ! ! !
    Oct 16 08:45 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Unusually High Volume Presaged Molycorp's 23% Plunge. Who Knew Something? [View article]
    "Somebody saved himself a lot of money by trading ahead of this news." : Insider Trading still rules, unfortunately .....
    Jan 12 03:54 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • The ferocity of the recent reversal in the VIX (VXX) - from 20% above its 10-day moving average to 20% below within a month - has occurred just 4 other times going back to 1990, writes Adam Warner. Is it a tell? Unfortunately not likely, says Warner, as no pattern is evident from the previous instances. [View news story]
    VXX has a negative Slope for sure and must only be bought Days before a major Earthquake .....
    Jan 8 11:26 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Buying the dip in the VIX (VXX -8.2%) is MKM Partners' Jim Strugger, who says we're still in the midst of a 5.5 year cycle of elevated market volatility which began in 2008. He expects one last "high-magnitude" event in the next few months. [View news story]
    The only sure Winner with VXX is Barclays .....
    Jan 5 12:16 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Alcatel-Lucent (ALU +9.3%) jumps to $1.54 on an upgrade to Neutral from Credit Suisse, which happens to be one of the underwriters (along with Goldman) for its recent debt refinancing deal. Separately, Alcatel says it will demo 12 new cloud service concepts at CES. Among them: energy management apps for utilities that can monitor/adjust home appliance use, and interactive tables for airports and train stations. [View news story]
    You will do better next Time !
    Jan 5 12:08 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Alcatel-Lucent: Upgrades, Fundamentals And Technicals Point To Higher Prices [View article]
    ALU at 10 US $ in 3 Years, are you serious ;-) ?
    Jan 4 07:51 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • The nearly-always bullish Tom Lee of JPMorgan detects (via) a bit too much company. "Even notable bears have turned bullish on equities in 2013." Not necessarily "ringing the top," it's a reminder for investors to pay attention to the consensus. His personal view remains a higher S&P for the year, but not before a pre-midyear correction. [View news story]
    What Kind of a Correction please ( - 10 or - 40 %) ?
    Jan 4 07:47 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Premarket gainers: ZIP +47.94%. POL +18.71%. SGYP +16.92%. MCP +9%. JRCC +8.41%. PAL +7.69%. KWK +7.69%. ZGNX +7.52%. PPHM +6.82%. ONTY +6.77%.
    Losers: ABT -50%[View news story]
    Bottom of this Page : "Contact us" Link.
    Jan 4 06:36 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • The apparent movement towards a deal has the VIX plunging 19%, one of its biggest single-day implosions in years (and that's saying something). The "fear gauge" had made a big move higher since mid-December as traders bet on a D.C. agreement not being reached. Other big moves: August 2011, -27%, May 2010 -30%. VXX -10.1%[View news story]
    Unfortunately it didn't .....
    Jan 4 05:52 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Goldcorp (GG -1.3%) is downgraded to Neutral from Outperform with a reduced price target of $45 (from $58) at Credit Suisse, which sees lower cash flow in 2013 and lower NAV based on revised estimates for Penasquito and PV. The firm continues to see near-term headwinds for GG with a likely capex increase and a reduced production growth profile. [View news story]
    Bought some not long ago at < 38 US $ : must leep ;-) ?
    Dec 22 05:14 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Molycorp (MCP +5.8%) posts its second straight strong gain, as the picture grows brighter: Large stockpiles of rare earths are finally starting to dwindle, and top competitor Lynas is undergoing regulatory problems with Malaysia's government. How much higher can MCP climb? Oracle's Laurence Balter has a $50 price target, but shares still would be shy of their 2011 summer high near $7. [View news story]
    2011 summer high near $75
    Dec 13 07:00 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • The Only Way To Own Molycorp [View article]
    MCP between $ 15 and $ 20 in 2013, even if the US Market goes down to the Flor ;-) ?
    Dec 12 06:15 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Despite the immediate negative reaction to the ouster of Molycorp (MCP) CEO Mark Smith - shares -5.5% premarket - investors may come around to a more positive view. Smith "had lost credibility" with constituents, shareholders, potential investors and analysts, a J.P. Morgan analyst says; "his ability to deal with the financials of an emerging company appeared to overwhelm him at times," says another. [View news story]
    I hope "yrbe" and "coltrek" are right ..... !
    Dec 12 09:30 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Among the trading myths revealed in 2012, writes Ryan Detrick is that a "low" VIX (VXX) is bearish. Anyone who thinks the VIX below 20 shows unusual complacency doesn't have charts going back more than 5 years, he says. Another: That low volume is bearish. Dollar-volume is a fairer indicator, and it's higher now than it was during the 2003-07 run. Put another way, if Apple and Google split 10:1, low volume goes away. [View news story]
    VXX is a Trap except when a "Krach", like in Summer 2011, with a Surge in VIX, occurs ...

    In 2012, XIV was a much better Choise, a bit late unfortunately, what about 2013 : a Spoonful of VXX to gat some Money back, or same Trap as in 2012 ?
    Dec 12 12:59 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Alcatel-Lucent (ALU -3.4%) is getting kicked out of France's CAC-40 index in favor of smart card maker Gemalto (GTOFF.PK), effective Dec. 24. Its market cap now just at $2.6B, Alcatel's shares are down over 80% from early-2011 levels and well over 90% from their 2007 highs, as the telecom equipment firm struggles to deal with share losses, soft telecom capex, a heavy debt load, and political roadblocks to restructuring moves. [View news story]
    ALU went to a Maximum of 97 Euros back in 2000 (crazy, yes !) during the Internet Bubble and slipped as low as about 0.8 Euros these Days.
    The Decision to replace it by GEMALTO as One of the CAC 40 Value comes probably from the french AMF (Equivalent of your SEC in the US) or from some othet Institution : how to keep a Penny Stock like ALU among major Companies like TOTAL or EADS worth 10 to 50 Billions Euros ?
    Dec 7 12:24 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
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