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  • Short Kandi - Raised Bet Or A Lonely Game? [View article]
    And the SEC should be thoroughly embarrassed for having taken NO action, despite being in receipt of numerous written complaints, pointing out AND documenting the irregularities in trading on the short side. When you have a hard to borrow stock and some "character" is shorting over 500,000 shares in one day, doesn't take a rocket scientist to know that something smells. And none of that includes certain third parties who clearly have been cooperating and facilitating that short manipulator.

    In the meantime, countless traders and well meaning investors who have done their due diligence, have incurred losses, voluntarily or involuntarily as a result of the short manipulation, and the SEC does absolutely nothing...and few wonder why there's such a loss of credibility and skepticism in our markets.

    Thanks for your great and informative posts. I continue to be an investor and supporter of Kandi, both because I enjoy making money, and because it's out of the box approach in challenging the taken for granted reality of the automobile industry, will benefit our earth.
    Jun 26, 2014. 07:31 AM | 17 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • A "Non-Event" Jan. 30th That Could Quickly Spell Bad News For Kandi Technologies Short Sellers. [View instapost]
    An excellent explanation that pulls back the curtain in a "Wizard of Oz" moment, that only a few non-insiders could have done. Your explanation which incorporates not only the history, but your personal knowledge of the mechanics, is insightful, factual and just plain helpful.

    What is pathetic and unfortunate, of course, is that many innocent investors and traders have been involuntarily washed out of the stock, as a result of the manipulation by those holding the warrants as they execute their strategy. And given the long hard to borrow status of this stock, it makes the execution of their strategy suspect, and the SEC at least publicly has turned a blind eye.

    Transparency is welcome, and your well written narrative provides a refreshing insight, that should shame more than a few who manage and enforce our financial markets.

    Thank you.
    Feb 1, 2015. 06:17 PM | 13 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Kandi Technologies Dominates China's Electric Car Market [View article]
    Nice job, Michael.

    In particular, I don't believe American investors fully appreciate or understand that Kandi is in the "sweet spot" of the Chinese government's efforts, as you accurately reflected in the one paragraph, which I've copied and pasted below. And related, it's not a case of investors having to find one winner, the EV market in China alone is so huge, there can be many winners, and Kandi certainly will be included, which makes "stock picking" for this particular opportunity, much easier...

    "Do not underestimate the China State and its local governments when they do all in their power to restrict traditional car purchases, pour trillions of dollars into NEV subsidies, provide tax exemption, enforce government procurement of EV, and build charging infrastructures. The EV movement has just begun, go with the flow, invest wisely, and profit greatly!"
    Jul 21, 2014. 03:26 AM | 13 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • What The Market Missed On Kandi [View article]
    Amazing how on an options expiration day, Seeking Alpha is used to manipulate stock prices. That's the real story.
    Jun 21, 2013. 10:17 AM | 12 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • While Tesla Heads Into The Valley Of Death, Kandi Has Already Crossed [View article]
    "I just have one question for the readers: by looking at the pictures in Konrad’s article, which car would you choose: Tesla or Kandi?"

    With all due respect, that is a silly question, a typical question by an American. (1) Millions of Chinese to whom Kandi's efforts (and that of the Chinese government) are focused, are not "readers" of Seeking Alpha; they can barely afford a bicycle, let alone the hood ornament of a TSLA. Clearly Kandi is marketing to a different audience from TSLA, so of course the cars are dramatically different. (2) You're missing the point if you think Kandi's efforts are just about selling EV's; they have a patented QBE (quick battery exchange) which is part of a comprehensive effort on the part of the Chinese government to introduce mass inexpensive transportation that does not further enhance pollution and does not overwhelm its energy grid (such as a "traditional" EV that has its battery recharged by being plugged in by the consumer or at a battery recharge station).

    Hangzhou is not Los Angeles, Shandong province is not the New York metro area. Time for Americans and others in the Western World to stop looking at the world from their perspective, and start taking the time and putting in the effort to understand the needs of countries that have the imagination, resources and will to come up with a comprehensive energy solution, something sadly the US government just can't get around to... the TSLA vehicles may well be excellent automobiles for the middle and upper middle class in the US (and wealthy Chinese); but what's good for the US, isn't necessarily good for the rest of the world...time Americans took the time to understand that...their taken for granted reality that they've internalized, can be a dangerous blindfold when comparing hood ornaments.
    Aug 5, 2012. 08:43 AM | 11 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • How KNDI Shareholders Actually Got Punked [View instapost]
    I totally agree with what you expressed.

    It is pathetic that the SEC has buried its head on this subject for so long, obviously there are vested interests that carry their weight with the SEC so no progress is made on the deficiencies you so elegantly describe.

    The fact that in Kandi's instance, this behavior has gone on so blatantly, is even a greater testament to the fact that the modern day thiefs who perpetrate this behavior feel invincible, notwithstanding the trail that their trading leaves behind.

    In addition to the SEC being beholden to certain interests in the financial community who profit from this illegal behavior, is the fact that if this type of behavior was publicly aired in a manner that was understandable to those not sophisticated, it would undermine to even a greater extent, confidence in our markets, then did the trading lapses over the past several years. And given the SEC's colored past, not only in the financial crisis but with Madoff, I'm sure they are not eager to have that dirty launder aired, something which they've sat on for decades.

    Some companies without the knowledge of their shareholders, do pursue tracking down the identity of the individuals involved, by getting the exchanges to permit them to inspect and review trading records, and then passing the results on to appropriate entities such as the Department of Justice for criminal prosecution, the SEC for civil enforcement, and certain interested individuals who wish to pursue their own civil action for damages under the securities laws. But none of that ever makes it on CNBC or the front page of the New York Times, and the "quiet" handling of these few situations as they weave their way through the courts, only attracts the interest of the lawyers and some shareholders, who more often than not, find no recovery even though they prevail.

    The real solution is the entity that receives our tax money, the SEC. There are rules on the books, they are not enforced. And as in the case of Kandi, it is brazingly obvious. It is a disgrace, and even a greater disgrace that those respected leaders in the financial and investment community have done nothing about it, something that goes on under their watch.

    Thanks for the post.
    Jul 11, 2013. 07:57 PM | 8 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Was Tesla's Recent Stock Action The Cause Of Kandi Technologies High Volume Run-Up? [View article]
    Good article, Art. The tie-up with Geely Automobile Holdings is huge, the implications enormous.

    Nice to see word getting out...

    Private Kandi Group, THE place for due diligence on Kandi. 469 Members, over 13,000 posts, thousands of relevant links.
    Jun 7, 2013. 07:37 AM | 6 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Kandi: Experts Weigh In On China's EV Market [View article]
    Kandi finishes UP 5.21% for the day.

    'nuff said.
    Oct 4, 2013. 04:40 PM | 4 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Kandi Vs. Tesla Wall Street Match-Up Revisited: Exceptional EV Business Execution From Both [View article]
    Anyone interested in Kandi, should consider participating in the Kandi Private Group, currently with 459 members, over 12,000 message postings, photo section, links section, etc...

    The group has opened up its extensive link section to the public, not necessary to be a member to access it...
    Apr 25, 2013. 10:06 PM | 4 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • While Tesla Heads Into The Valley Of Death, Kandi Has Already Crossed [View article]
    Again, you're missing the point. In the USA it certainly IS all about building the "best" EV vehicle, with the "best" battery, with it going further on a single charge than a competitor, with only minimal passing regard to the cost or HOW it's recharged or its impact on how it fits into a national energy plan, given the audience that it's directed at... TSLA is certainly headed down that path, and trying to make a go of it...BUT that is not what Mr. Konrad, Mr. Peterson or the recent issue of EV World that featured a long article on Kandi Technologies is focusing on... Whether you like the Chinese political regime or not, they are NOT looking for manufacturers to the build the vehicle described above; rather they are working to get vehicles, like Kandi's, that makes sense for the vast number of its people, and that is compatible with a desired minimal impact on their grid and the environment.

    The upcoming (Aug 10-12) Hangzhou Chinese International Green Vehicle Industry Expo where Kandi will have a dominant presence, is an example of what is being talked about. They won't be talking about whose EV goes the furthest or has the sexiest model...

    There's plenty of due diligence resorces out there... the Kandi Private Discussion Forum at is a way many investors are getting information, often difficult because much of the information comes from the Chinese press and internet sites. With over 358 members, over 5,000 message posts and a large resource of links, with translations, there's plenty of interest, especially in light of the news that has been released...
    Aug 5, 2012. 01:34 PM | 4 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Kandi Technologies - What's That Light? [View article]
    Nice job and factual.

    Kandi Private Group
    Dec 4, 2012. 07:33 AM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Kandi Technologies Marks Entry Into A Significant Growth Phase With 5000 Vehicle Order [View article]
    "Business is a competition in which part of the game is to change the game to exploit your competitive advantage. And for now, Kandi has just changed the game."

    And most significantly, for those who have followed the company closely well know, the "change" has been endorsed and embraced by official arms of the Chinese government; see for example, "PRC 'Policy Paper' Favors Kandi Technologies EV Program For All Of China",

    Kandi Private Group
    Oct 11, 2012. 04:49 AM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Kandi Technologies: It Ain't Easy Being Green [View article]
    Nicely done analysis. Challenging the taken for granted reality is never easy for any individual, let alone a company. Trying to COMMUNICATE how a company is accomplishing that, even harder to an audience of those who have internalized (eg been socialized) as to a certain "understanding" how a car company should act. Nice job.

    Kandi Private Group
    Sep 19, 2012. 03:09 AM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Great Success: Kandi Technologies' Monumental First U.S. Analyst/Investor Meeting [View article]
    Thanks for the post on SA. I was present at the presentation, and appreciated the fact that Mr. Hu, the CEO of Kandi, answered all questions, through lunch, and past the scheduled end of the presentation, until there were no further questions. There were several translators present, in the audience as well as on the panel with Mr. Hu, which I believe facilitated the communication of information and its accuracy. I also appreciated that Kandi's counsel, rather than being passive, was willing to clarify and expand on the discussion, and their contribution was additive to the discussion. I look forward to more presentations as this one, which really is an effective way to give shareholders, especially in a Chinese company, a direct and face-to-face opportunity to get misunderstanding and ambiguity cleared up. An event such as this and the way it was conducted, would be unthinkable for any major US corporation.
    Sep 12, 2012. 03:36 PM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • China plans to subsidize the development of pure-electric and plug-in hybrid vehicles in the nation to reduce the nation's dependence on oil and cut emissions. The State Council's public goal of seeing 5M alternative-energy vehicles produced by 2020, blows away previous estimates and sets the prize high for a company able to knock out a technological breakthrough in the industry. EV-related plays include F,GM, TSLA, NSANY.OB, AVAV, ECTY, GACR.PK, KNDI, HMC, JCI, NRG, ZAAP.OB, VLKAY, and AONE.  [View news story]
    Anyone who has done any due diligence knows there is only one company on that list that is presently situated to succeed. It is not enough to produce EV's, you need the political Chinese connections, the endorsement of the Chinese government, it has to be a Chinese company not a foreign entity, it has to have patents covering its technology, it has to have a vision that goes beyond "selling cars". And for credibility, it has to be recognized in the Chinese press, but listed on an American exchange. And the price point and use of EV battery technology has to reflect the needs of the Chinese people, not what your typical American has in their mind...

    The company starts with "K"... but if you've done your due diligence, real due diligence, you'd know that...That the company has been busy executing rather than issuing fluff press releases, may not make it a household name, but what's important is what the Chinese government wants, and who it chooses... My op
    Jul 10, 2012. 03:16 PM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment