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  • eBay Shareholders - Stand Up And Be Counted [View article]
    There's an ebay sellers mutiny going on. It seems that they don't know who their customers are. They've turned into a nanny state run by algorithms. I have tens of thousands of vintage items sold on ebay since 1997 and I've moved to etsy. The only reason they've hit their numbers is because they raised their fees drastically and PayPal is a monopoly. I hold the company in the lowest regard since I've been using them and I would never buy their shares.
    Feb 27 09:23 AM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • An In-Depth Conversation With Natcore CEO Chuck Provini [View article]
    Solid. This is an impressive small cap. One of these sovereign wealth deals sounds intriguing and even better, logical. And the technology, also logical and it's easy to understand the math. It's almost like one of those no brainers we've heard so much about but alas, I am just a dog.
    Jan 19 02:22 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Uranium Miners Outperforming In 2013 May Be Just The Beginning [View article]
    What do you think about Ucore as a uranium play? The U is in their name afterall. Does it make sense to start Ross-Adams start back up?
    Dec 24 05:12 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Senate Bill Sets Stage For Significant Upside In Molycorp And U.S. Rare Earths [View article]
    Wrong. So wrong, it's not worth my time to counter your argument. Study more and get smarter. You need to.
    Dec 11 03:17 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Senate Bill Sets Stage For Significant Upside In Molycorp And U.S. Rare Earths [View article]
    If there's any US rare earth company that has an inside track with the USDoD and US "stockpiling" initiatives, former generals and senators not withstanding, it's Ucore.
    US Rare Earths, uree, has serious opposition from the natives. That whole Devil's Tower area is sacred ground and I doubt that pemitting is going to be all that speedy and smooth for them.
    Is this a rare earth article or a thorium one? Thorium as a widespread civilian nuclear fuel is still pretty much science fiction at this time and why would anyone open a thorium specific mine when it's an undesirable byproduct of ree mining by in large? Steenkampkraal is much closer to thorium production for example than anything with potential in North America. Is anyone even talking about a thorium shortage?
    As for mcp, the one thing that they do have going for them is cash flow with their costs going down and rare earth prices likely bottomed but their suite of light rare earths isn't all that strategically important in terms of easy availability. It's the heavy rare earths that the "complex" is worried about and the quickest route to those goes through Bokan Mountain in Alaska. Ucore doesn't need a Tommy Franks or an ex senator. The have current senators going to bat for them.
    Since you mention Jack Lifton, he was a short winners list for rare earth production in the US and neither uree nor mcp makes his cut.
    Dec 10 04:29 PM | 6 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Best In Rare Earth Class And Undervalued: Tasman Metals [View article]
    These metals are so strategic, they serve as their own currency so a project like Bokan is a go regardless current "basket prices". The dysprosium is the thing, not the revenue from the dysprosium. At least hree prices are heading north again. Ucore is going to have to recalculate their IRR as presented in their PEA but there are other factors to take into account. In situ isn't everything. It's also about the processing and that's where Ucore really shines. Ucore nailed its advanced beneficiation design; DEXRT, an industry first, superior nitric acid leach, and solid phase extraction with the vaunted SPE, pilot plant results coming soon. Plus a considerable resource upgrade is likely. They're shooting for a 2016 mine open, one year ahead of Nora Karr. Their BFS is due this quarter. I'm sticking with Alaska but good article. Tasman is one of the few solids and you proved it.
    Oct 16 03:53 PM | 4 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Washington impasse continues [View news story]
    If they get paid retroactively, it's not a furlough, it's a paid vacation.
    Oct 6 02:48 PM | 7 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Taking Care Of Grandma's Money [View article]
    Put some granny money in MCPpA since it pays a fantastic dividend and it's clearly at the bottom of its particular business cycle. Furthermore, I wouldn't shy away from a super solid mlp such as EPD. You'll get likely capital appreciation plus a solid dividend. I like reits that specialize in elder care since we're on the subject, OHI is one of my faves. It's been dipping but oh what a run it's had.
    Jun 13 12:52 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Bill Gross's Dreadful Analysis Of The U.S. Economy's 'Wounded Heart' [View article]
    The real question is, where's the hemoglobin? And is it rich enough in iron?
    Jun 11 10:35 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Silver: Is This The Final Move Lower? [View article]
    Yes, the golden ratio, I understand but are markets really a natural system? And what's the difference between 'fear' and buying gold today because I'm afraid that Cyprus is going to tank the markets on Monday? What I'm contending is that fundamental reasoning, when you boil it down, is subject to basic sentiment and are one and the same.
    Mar 29 01:36 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Silver: Is This The Final Move Lower? [View article]
    Hi Avi,
    How are you? I have been following you for some time with some interest as a technician. I don't use Elliot Wave but there are other TA methods for recognizing 26 dollar silver or 22 dollar silver as important inflection points that can be played with similar success to what you are having. One of the things that confuses me is your use of the word 'sentiment' as the function for how your method works. I would like you to define the word. I am not seeing the difference between it and the usual 'fear and greed' movers. If I have a sentiment that Cyprus will sink the Euro or if I load up on 1200 gold because, damn that's cheap, it's all sentiment, part and parcel of all of the fundamentals that can move an equity or investment. Isn't sentiment just another word for fundamentals? Silver as a safe haven is going down imo because the money is heading back in to equities based on a simple sentiment that greed is trumping fear at the moment, it's safe to go in the water so to speak. So again, sentiment, what does that word mean? Isn't all of this back and forth with your commentors just playing semantics? Why does it have to move in waves? It can change on a dime due to any cataclysm at any moment when none of us saw it coming.
    Mar 29 11:28 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • It's Time For Apple To Buy BlackBerry [View article]
    It makes sense to me for Apple to make a broadband play like acquiring cable operator like Comcast or other broadband like Verizon and/or satellite TV operator to optimize Apple TV, the killer app in their pipeline. Apple is already competitive in the enterprise market as previously noted.
    Mar 7 02:25 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Apple Fire Sale: Part 2 - The Rocket Blast [View article]
    If your theory is true, aapl is selling off due to tax reasons and will turn around next year, then why is a stock like DDD, which made huge gains this year, not selling off but instead is flirting with new highs?
    Dec 26 11:24 AM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Is There A Massive Head-And-Shoulders Bottom Forming For Gold? [View article]
    "Inverse head and shoulders" is a ludicrous term. Surely we can do better than that. I propose knees and genitals since bottoms are more prostrate anyway.
    Dec 21 01:26 AM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Silver: Are We Going To $60 Or $22 Next? [View article]
    Elliot Wave isn't the only way to do technical analysis and to my eye, slv under 26 bucks would be time to buy. 22 bucks would be a total break down and I am skeptical that "sentiment" for the pm's would allow for that but if equities rally hard enough, it could happen. SLW has been one of my best trades this year and given the opportunity, I'd do it again.
    Dec 16 11:58 AM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment