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  • The Triple Margin Of Safety Approach To Dividend Investing [View article]
    So where do high-quality, solid and safe utility shares fit into the picture? Are you advocating not having them as a good percentage of the portfolio?
    Dec 17 02:14 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • No Dead-Cat Bounce - A Dead-Serious Warning From Uranium [View article]
    I was thinking of BISMUTH....yikes..the coffee must not have done its magic and I must have had a brain fart. See the list:
    http://bit.ly/pIdgiY

    I stand humbly corrected...thanks for pointing out the terrible mistake.

    Beryllium is still a very toxic metal to work with so its use is limited to research reactors only.
    Dec 17 01:57 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • These Nuclear Energy Stocks Could Be Next To Soar Like The Solar Sector [View article]
    Especially with the stupid notice from USEC today about possible/probable bankruptcy filing in early 2014....criminal behavior by management at USEC! This is not good for the uranium miners who have to have their product enriched to 4-5% U235 to have it used in power reactors. CCJ, Dennison should just sit on their mining assets and watch the USEC situation, TENEX down-blend etc. manipulate the price of uranium, and wait until the U price begins to rise on demand.
    Dec 16 12:34 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • USEC intends to file for bankruptcy protection next year [View news story]
    I hope there is a class action suit that punishes the USEC management personally for this deception and theft!! Criminals, liars, and at least clueless managers!

    Perhaps they are playing "chicken" with DOE over the ACP funds at the expense of the long stock holders. We can't blame the "short" sellers for this plummeting stock price....
    Dec 16 12:28 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • USEC's Recent Reverse Split And Share Implosion Present A Speculative Opportunity [View article]
    Perhaps the stupid USEC management are playing some sort of "chicken" with the DOE and nuclear navy folks!! This bankruptcy "expectation" notice is a clearly some sort of idiocy IMHO. What company ever issues a press release that they will file for protection a month or 2 ahead????

    Sounds like a political game--well, I think I will take my losses, helps with the 2013 taxes, and buy back at the reduced price 30 days later......
    Dec 16 12:19 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • These Nuclear Energy Stocks Could Be Next To Soar Like The Solar Sector [View article]
    The SL1 event was in Idaho not in Colorado.....shows your ignorance!
    Dec 12 01:21 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Is Uranium Set To Soar? [View article]
    To the author: Why not mention NLR which has a large portion of uranium miners, and lead utilities, international exposure, and a balanced mix of the companies in the nuclear enterprise? With all of the gyrations in the mining industries, speculation in USEC, URG etc, why limit the investment to miners/producers. NLR is a superior ETF for risk mitigation.
    Dec 9 02:35 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • These Nuclear Energy Stocks Could Be Next To Soar Like The Solar Sector [View article]
    MORE BS. The Shippingport reactor constructed in the 1950's and Indian Point Unit 1 were based on THORIUM/Uranium designs (Radkowsky PWR) from the nuclear navy research. Peach Bottom #1 used Thorium-bearing uranium and plutonium BISO fuel particles, and was the first US gas cooled reactor. The Germans had a Thorium - Uranium gas cooled reactor using thorium and Uranium fueled pebbles. Many Indian reactors use Thorium fuel, with uranium of course, since India has lots of thorium resources....
    Thorium/uranium reactors have been built, operated, and run well for over 40 years.
    Dec 9 02:27 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • These Nuclear Energy Stocks Could Be Next To Soar Like The Solar Sector [View article]
    More BS. Thorium is only used for a "SEED/blanket" reactor to suck up neutrons to convert to U233, which is fissionable. But U 233 is weapons grade uranium and has to be "denatured" with either U 235 or U238 to make it unattractractive for weapons usage. Thorium can only be used with Uranium and/or Plutonium. The only advantage is that it is lower on the periodic table, so that the final "plutonium" vector (different isotope concentrations ) is less suitable for weapons-making.
    There is NO SUCH THING AS A THORIUM only reactor!!!
    Dec 9 02:22 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • These Nuclear Energy Stocks Could Be Next To Soar Like The Solar Sector [View article]
    BS!!! Beryllium has the LOWEST MELTING POINT of any metal and is used in fire sprinklers for that reason. Beryllium is used as a moderator to slow down neutrons, and reduces the fission process. Stop pushing the Beryllium nonsense. Be is only used in a few research reactors, and is very toxic, and its used is limited for this reason. Any reactor use Be operates at significantly lower temperatures so its power producing thermodynamically is reduced...research reactors are used for neutrons, and do not produce power.....
    Dec 9 02:18 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • No Dead-Cat Bounce - A Dead-Serious Warning From Uranium [View article]
    TerraPower's technology and design is flawed and based on poor Russian technology. They "sold" this crap design to Bill Gates, who loves tech, but knows zilch about nuclear technology....
    Dec 9 02:12 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • No Dead-Cat Bounce - A Dead-Serious Warning From Uranium [View article]
    My question would be rather than invest in the mining stocks directly, wouldn't it be better to use the NLR Van Eck ETF fund shares, weighted heavily with uranium mining companies, and balanced with nuclear industry and utility stock, for a smoother ride? It is important to note that Dennison, Cameco are in NLR but NOT Usec!!
    Dec 6 01:33 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • No Dead-Cat Bounce - A Dead-Serious Warning From Uranium [View article]
    Hanshaw: Beryllium is TOXIC and does not prevent melt down. It is now only used in small research reactors for neutron reflector and not inside the fuel!! Berylium is NOT used in commercial nuclear power plants' fuel anywhere in the world. Just so you know Beryllium has the LOWEST melting point for any metal--that is why it is used in fire sprinkler heads, tapes in quick-action dampers in HVAC etc.

    Uranium/plutonium/thorium fuel with any beryllium would melt down FASTER.......

    The DOE is working on "accident tolerant fuels" where the zirconium alloy tubing used to clad the fuel rods will be replaced by high-strength Silicon Carbide composite tubes. The zircaloy/steam reaction produces hydrogen that is explosive (e.g. Fukushima and TMI events) would be avoided by using advanced Silicon carbide ceramic cladding. Also DOE has made major advances with its TRISO fuel, small three layers coated fuel kernels, that are compacted (glued) with a matrix material to form fuel pellets. The SiC tubing and the TRISO coated with SiC fuel is very accident tolerant and does not produce hydrogen, and can survive extremely high temperatures.

    Beryllium's toxicity is well-known and its use even in research reactors' reflector regions has been reduced....
    Dec 6 01:30 PM | 4 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Exelon: Selling At 10-Year Lows [View article]
    Jon, Thanks for your detailed article. I have had EXC shares for the past 15 years, I bought some at the current share ratio when they were $ 7 equivalent (!!), $10 and $15 and have held those long term. Other shorter term holdings were bought at or above the $30 amount, sold at a profit, so I have been waiting for the price to drop down to $ 25. Do you see the price, now at the 26-28 dollar range as the "bottom" or will there be a drop when the NYSE drops as a whole over the next few months. I would only be cautious and by a few hundreds of shares, and not try to time the EXC market....

    Do you think that EXC is a better choice than FE which has been a real dog for years now--poor nuclear operations, large coal liability, and extremely poor returns....thoughts?
    Dec 6 12:59 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • These Nuclear Energy Stocks Could Be Next To Soar Like The Solar Sector [View article]
    Also these are the human fatalities.....if you look at animal killings, wind power kills thousands of birds per day, and the fossil fuels estimate for bird killings is 100/day.

    Solar numbers include folks falling of roofs, heat/radiation burns at focus points, fabrication etc.

    Enough said. Nuclear statistics includes uranium mining, occupational hazards at facilities, shipping, soup=to=nuts.

    Nuclear power enterprise is safe, as it must be !! Safety is foremost!
    Dec 4 02:28 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
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