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  • 3 Silver Stocks With Big Upside Potential [View article]
    now rrrichmond why pick on only svm then.

    that can be said of 90% of the market already. go look at the financial statements of all the miners and tell us.

    most recently HL has bought azk without even asking shareholders.
    reckless investments? all companies do it. maybe then you are complaining about the whole industry or the whole market then.

    If you mean that then I somewhat agree there are many ill advised investments that shareholders could not control the flow of.
    Since when did we? google even controls her own flow and hpq? what shareholder approved of those investments. if that is indeed the case then as I have said the whole market then in your opinion is a ponzi scheme as I have said.

    and tell us RRRICHMOND when will HL CDE PAAS GPL EXK AG all have their profit margins increase?

    silver has gone up right? you said it yourself.

    but as I have said inflation costs are part of the system. Thank our central bank ben bernanke for destroying the industry while maintaining a lower price silver/gold level because they want to hide it.

    if you dont believe in silver/gold then dont invest in the industry simple as that.
    Mar 5, 2013. 06:05 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • The Truth About Robin Raina's Ebix: Part I [View article]
    isnt gotham city research just Copperfield research?
    Mar 4, 2013. 09:56 PM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Zagg Inc. - Strong Value Pick [View article]
    if zagg wants to compete they need to accelerate their lineup besides dealing with apple.

    but they know that already hence samsung androids etc.

    maybe they should think about making them universal instead thus one size fits all if possible.

    they are an accessories company for the phones tablets and mobile devices.

    so anyway if they make a universal accessory it should sell very well then.

    no need to change their accessories when changing phones.

    their film? it is disposable every few months people have to change them else it just looks bad. some dont bother and just keep the old scratched up film but still. they are consumables.

    many buy 1 dollar films though to put on their tablets if they are cheap.
    Mar 4, 2013. 06:57 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Microsoft Doesn't Need To Be Apple [View article]
    exactly Sam Liu that is part of the problem with google.

    they expect everything to be done online. but to be fully secure sometimes you need to do things OFF line.

    and tombenik on office 2013 yep they check your version to compare with their server now.

    sadly though many companies usually use office so now they now so they force people to learn how to use it or get fired or not employable. <= that is the major problem people are too use to office.

    many companies will keep using 2010 as long as possible and ignore 2013 until they are forced to use it then later on they will try to move away from office.

    eventually Microsoft will lose that market too.

    if google gives us the option to work offline then it would be ideal.
    they force us to use their stuff online too much because they are spying on us to market to us, we know that very well.

    google itself is programmed very well it is just their vision,
    the market does not have the infrastructure to support their vision just yet.

    the timing of their ideas are not yet ready. hence they bought lots of ground cables for infrastructure.

    They surely know that it is the main problem with their vision succeeding.

    but once the security and network infrastructure is in place then their business vision will come to life.

    it is a long and hard work for them.

    I want to ask though what is APPLE vision for the future now?
    with Steve gone where is their direction?

    What is apple goal right now?

    apple tv? <= putting internet on the tv is not a new idea and not exactly innovative or progresses society.
    might be profitable but not a game changer.

    Apple problem right now is they need a vision something to work hard towards then the management moves to it.

    Apple made the home pc<= simplified computers for regular joes
    walkman =>ipod <= simplified portable music.
    smart phones <= made palm computers into personalized computer phones simplified.

    now what else can they do?
    the TV? um no!
    Apple itself niche is simplifying complex technology for the regular Joe that is their niche.

    TV itself is not that much of a contribution to computer simplification.

    to save apple someone needs to think what they can do to simplify an extremely complex needed machine

    something that use to be computers and make it simple.
    Mar 4, 2013. 04:48 AM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Zagg Inc. - Strong Value Pick [View article]
    hmm maybe after all that experience in engineering they can then move on to make high end products as well. accessories are only a flash in the pan and will eventually die off

    but with that flash that is all they need to sustain a new fire by finding new fuel for it.

    hence that fire can be transferred into something else.

    if you understand then it is my analogy for them to diversify.
    Mar 4, 2013. 03:48 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Zagg Inc. - Strong Value Pick [View article]
    well that goes without saying.

    smart phones premiums will slowly come down in price it is only a matter of time.

    zagg should move on from tablets and phones to more venues.

    maybe sell screen protectors for TVs? also the consoles, adapters for pcs etc. go into every accessory type business then as it is still somewhat their core until one industry over saturates they move on to the next one.

    how about accessories for cars?

    when google makes automated cars in the city work sell accessories to go with it ahem controllers for it basically.

    actually they can then maybe work on control systems as well once they get more experience from the leisure to the serious business environment.

    conferencing accessories? sound systems? hi-fi? etc.
    but first they need to solidify their industry and then try to break into others that are closely related to themselves
    Mar 3, 2013. 10:57 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • The True Silver Mining Cost - What Does It REALLY Cost To Mine Silver? [View article]
    since you did add up all the oz of gold+ silver + base metals I'll do the same for other miners.

    svm would be: 23 dollars for gold+ silver only break even

    600k extra silver oz? 1.83+ .600 =2.4

    base metals = 16.4 million pounds of lead say 30 to 1 conversion
    and 4 million pounds of zinc. zinc silver conversion? say 37: 1 conversion
    106k zinc + 546000 = give or take 652k extra silver.

    mined silver = 1.52 and gold is 5672 gold 50 :1 conversion
    extra 283600 = 1.803 sorry missed the 0 before anyway. =

    2,455,600 oz vs 30 million cost of production

    meaning they got 12.21 dollars needed for after vat tax and smelting fees.

    thus we need to get that after smelting and the tax.

    um cost of production is 30 million or so...if we divide that by 2.4 it will be extremely low...

    17-10%= 15.3
    15.3* 17= 12.699 <== this should be it.

    17 dollars to break even with net income near 0 for almost no tax.

    but seems much too low compared to paas.
    if I did the same thing it would only bring them down to 23 dollars. about 5-6 dollar difference.

    but svm lots of her income are from base metals especially lead accounting for about 30%+ of the profit. as was said they are 50-60% silver and then 30% lead 5% gold + 5% zinc.
    or something like that.

    anyway JNG you are correct if we use his way svm gets 17 dollars

    but paas may get 22-23 dollars without the tax break even completely no profit companies.

    if not then paas may need 27 dollars at least to break even and
    svm will need 23 to break even
    for just counting real gold+ real silver no base.

    Mar 3, 2013. 08:23 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • What It Really Costs To Mine Gold: The Alamos Gold Edition [View article]
    one thing about taxes.

    what if the company has break even costs.

    then the lowest price they can sustain the price while not going into debt would be?

    taxes are lowered by income after all. if you have 0 net income after expenses you have 0 tax.

    thus if we push it father then we may see the breaking points of companies where they will all go bankrupt.
    Mar 3, 2013. 08:22 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • What It Really Costs To Mine Gold: The Alamos Gold Edition [View article]
    this analysis is quite close to most people's expectations of the industrial average cash cost of 1300 btw good job.

    if they crash gold below that price then many gold miners will go bankrupt as a result or start to lose gobs of money.
    Mar 3, 2013. 08:22 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • What It Really Costs To Mine Silver: The Pan American Silver Edition [View article]
    what do I know actually I would have you know that gold is not useful because it is too expensive relative to what it does

    they do in fact use it on satallites where they do not want them tarnished for long periods of time.

    silver is used in solar because it is most conductive and reflective though so efficiency rises.

    gold honestly though besides non degrading nature is too expensive to use besides money.
    hence why it makes the perfect money for large storage of wealth.

    as far as silver goes silver is too useful.
    production has fallen for the year actually but so far still meeting demand for now. but some speculate apple has industrial delays due to not enough silver but thats just rumors.

    and the silver eagles earlier this year... lower prices + sold out eagles... dont make sense. shouldn't it be going up since it is sold out? very strange. as many have pointed out.
    Mar 3, 2013. 08:22 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Is $1200 Gold Possible? [View article]
    if gold drops down to 1200 then all the gold miners will go out of business.

    can you say bye bye to all gold miners then?

    they will all become base metal miners and gold + silver = byproduct then.

    otherwise no way to get gold cheap.

    ahem also year 2000 was 0.6 trill base money

    current base money = 2.87-2.88 trillion

    4.8x 6 = 2.8.8

    meaning gold lowest price in 2000 280-300 dollars x 4.8 =
    1344-1410. <= lowest dollar amount it will ever hit.

    sorry guys
    no 1200 ever in your life times unless all money is converted to gold.

    trade your 1600 dollar for new currency of 1 real gold dollar.
    new currency wars.
    Mar 3, 2013. 08:03 AM | 7 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Silver: Is The 'Manipulator-In-Chief' Calling A Bottom? [View article]
    pretty nice article I doubt many will read it though as they are sheep and they have short attention spans.

    though yes based on base money itself as it is 2.8-2.9 trillion right now or close to 5% higher than last year of 2.6 trillion.

    meaning this 26 was the bottom from 2011-2012 crash thus 5% higher is about 27.3 dollars.

    very close to where we were just now. give or take 2-3% that was the bottom seen. as Mr Gilburt has noted as well.

    hence why many also said to buy at these levels while the regular media says to sell at these levels amazing isn't it?
    Mar 3, 2013. 03:20 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • The True Silver Mining Cost - What Does It REALLY Cost To Mine Silver? [View article]
    I did it for you jng.

    they were around 23 dollars

    23-10% smelting cost = 20.7
    20.7 - 17% vat tax=17.18

    that gives svm enough room to pay for cost of sales of 21 million and
    cost of administration lets say 8 million average. for 29 million

    1.83 only gold + silver counted gold 50-1 ratio:
    31 million

    taxes would not be needed or the other shareholder distribution
    as there is almost no income to be taxed or split.

    hence break even point. 23 dollars <=
    Mar 3, 2013. 03:19 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • The True Silver Mining Cost - What Does It REALLY Cost To Mine Silver? [View article]
    I wonder if svm directors buying so close to buyback announcement caused them to not be able to do a buyback but it is in fact frustrating when they should actually be buying back at these levels.

    also jng the tax rates are 17% vat tax and corporate tax? 25%-35%

    q3 seems to tell us they paid 10 million on 30 million net income. so closer to 33%

    lower net income means less taxes thus all you need to do is get net income = close to zero after expenses.

    I have calculated the break even then after all taxes and expenses to be 23 dollars for 3rd q 2013 that means.
    Mar 3, 2013. 03:17 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • The True Silver Mining Cost - What Does It REALLY Cost To Mine Silver? [View article]
    please note though it is without calculating the zinc and lead but that may lower the costs further then.

    so I am just using worse case scenario with gold+ silver eq at 1.83 for 3rd q 2013
    Mar 3, 2013. 03:17 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment