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  • Quickchat #266, January 10, 2014 [View instapost]
    Chrome test. The lazy brown fox jumped over the dog and ran into little red riding hood.


    Yep. Just as screwy in the edit box using Chrome on ipad.
    Jan 26, 2014. 02:40 PM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Quickchat #266, January 10, 2014 [View instapost]
    The edit box is a problem on ipad in safari, for sure. Haven't tried it yet in chrome.
    Jan 26, 2014. 02:37 PM | 4 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Stability Of The European Union (23) January 1, 2014 To June 1, 2014 [View instapost]
    Ominous.

    Bank refuses to give customers their money, unless they tell the bank why they want it.
    http://bit.ly/1feQ2mb
    Jan 25, 2014. 07:29 PM | 4 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Swine Flu AND Medical News Concentrator January 1, 2014 To February 14, 2014. [View instapost]
    Well, I can't always wait until the short-term period is up when I get a hit on one of my pharma plays after a binary event. I will usually sell enough to cover the initial outlay and let the rest ride. That is where the tax losses on my mistakes come into play. There are still plenty there to offset my smart moves, for now. ;-)

    But my general strategy has been to minimize STG where I can. So as I have started learning how to sell covered calls, I am only selling them on stocks where the gains are long-term if they get called away. As I get more experience, I imagine I shall get bolder with my play in this game, like you.
    Jan 25, 2014. 05:31 PM | 4 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Swine Flu AND Medical News Concentrator January 1, 2014 To February 14, 2014. [View instapost]
    Sounds like a successful trade, WT.

    Since I have a high paying (relatively!) day job and a two-physician household that puts me in the top tax bracket, I generally avoid trading for short-term capital gains if I believe a company has potential for larger long-term gains. It is hard to justify to SWMBO why our tax bill goes up when the gains don't show up in household cash flow. I am trying to build a college fund and retirement savings with my main account. So I try to take my profits when they are long-term gains, and the taxes are not so onerous, and I can siphon funds back into the household acount to cover the tax bill. Of course, our beloved govt is hammering that strategy, as well, with the increase in taxes on long-term gains now.

    Otherwise, I might be trying such a trading strategy as yours with the MNKD volatility I foresee.
    Jan 25, 2014. 12:10 PM | 5 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Quickchat #266, January 10, 2014 [View instapost]
    Truly a theater of the absurd.

    Complying with SarbOx runs afoul of chinese secrecy laws.

    Whoda thot?
    Jan 25, 2014. 12:08 AM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Stability Of The European Union (23) January 1, 2014 To June 1, 2014 [View instapost]
    Perhaps they will gobble it to death.
    Jan 25, 2014. 12:01 AM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Swine Flu AND Medical News Concentrator January 1, 2014 To February 14, 2014. [View instapost]
    From personal experience with many government committees and their henchmen, I am reluctant to ever say bureaucratic approval, especially from the FDA, is "just a formality." Mannkind has spent years satisfying the research criteria set by the FDA to show that inhaled insulin in their latest tiny device is both safe and more effective than current therapies.

    Nonetheless, this author has presented a concise summary of the scientific, healthcare and patient lifestyle logistics, and economic rationales for the success of this product.

    MNKD has another AdCom scheduled for April 1 with the metabolic committee, which is a formality the FDA would never forego with a drug of this magnitude. The official PDUFA date is April 15, assuming the FDA does not come up with a reason to drag this out further. That is when they are supposed to announce a final decision about approval.

    Should it get approved, then the company would need to figure out how to launch the product, or announce a buyout by a big pharma seeking a new blockbuster as patents expire. I'm guessing the latter is likely.
    Jan 24, 2014. 11:34 PM | 5 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Quickchat #266, January 10, 2014 [View instapost]
    Love the flying stories, guys!

    I racked up 70 hours of flight training when I was a second year med student, with my classmate buddy who was a dentist and flight instructor teaching me. All ready to go for my basic VFR license when third year of clinical rotations hit and we just could not find the time to finish it. I regret it to this day. I loved flying.

    We trained in a Cessna 152, but we would frequently rent other aircraft and go out and he would let me fly left seat. One trip my parents chartered him to fly us to the Keeneland Races in Lexington KY, (grandmother had a box there, where my parents grew up), so I got to fly right seat in a Cessna 310 twin. What a blast!

    My buddy went on to do a plastic surgery residency, and flew charters for Piedmont during his residency to keep proficient. He had the right stuff.
    Jan 23, 2014. 07:29 PM | 4 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Swine Flu AND Medical News Concentrator January 1, 2014 To February 14, 2014. [View instapost]
    As I said a few days ago, MNKD will have a roller coaster ride for the next few months, and we shall see many garbage articles published. However, here is one I found very useful when I got around to reading it today:

    http://seekingalpha.co...
    Jan 23, 2014. 04:11 PM | 5 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Axion Power Concentrator 297: Jan. 17 '14: Q3 '13 Results; Sale Of PowerCube™ ESS; John Petersen Joins EPower [View instapost]
    The StarBuzz emblem would have to be a big green eagle, clutching lightning bolts in one claw and Da Weed in the other.

    The motto: "Don't brick your buggy. Bag two stones with one bird!"
    Jan 22, 2014. 02:25 PM | 4 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Axion Power Concentrator 297: Jan. 17 '14: Q3 '13 Results; Sale Of PowerCube™ ESS; John Petersen Joins EPower [View instapost]
    "Gotta be smokin' something to drive one of them contraptions!"

    Let's get govt dispensaries located next to all the supercharger stations!

    A buzz for yer car while you buzz yer head.

    We could make it a national franchise. StarBuzz.
    Jan 22, 2014. 01:39 PM | 5 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Swine Flu AND Medical News Concentrator January 1, 2014 To February 14, 2014. [View instapost]
    I am studying that idea. At this point I am not authorized for selling puts, and would need to scrape up considerably more cash to do so.
    Jan 18, 2014. 07:18 PM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Swine Flu AND Medical News Concentrator January 1, 2014 To February 14, 2014. [View instapost]
    I dunno! By telling the truth?

    The article was so bad and the comments so caustic I turned off the comment tracker and have not gone back to it.

    Life is too short to wade through garbage.
    Jan 18, 2014. 07:07 PM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Swine Flu AND Medical News Concentrator January 1, 2014 To February 14, 2014. [View instapost]
    Regarding the "fave short" article about (MNKD), I considered it garbage. I have not seen anything from that author I had confidence in as well-reasoned and informative.

    MNKD has a whopping big catalyst coming, with an FDA AdCom followed by a PDUFA to determine whether Afrezza should be approved this time around. I expect major volatility and many more garbage articles to stir it up in the next few months. Technicals might guide trading, but a binary event approaches, and I am betting on approval. Hence my skittishness about selling calls on my shares.
    Jan 18, 2014. 12:33 PM | 4 Likes Like |Link to Comment
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