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  • gary012003 gary012003 Sep 22, 2007 11:21 AM Flag

    FSLR technology is safe!!!

    You are really dump. Any semi-like manufaturers have very tight safety control for their workers. If you visit texas Intruments Co, you will find its works use wholebody coaked clothes to insure safety.

    Understand it?

    If you are not sane enough to invest, back to work at Drugstore!!

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    • and the whole body enlosed clothes are used for protecting the wafers from contamination from the workers not to protect the workers from chemical exposure, you know nothing

    • I knew many TXN fab workers who have died of cancer in their 40's and 50's and 60's.

    • I see we have a new pumper to the board.

      Listen, I like solar. I believe it should be on every rooftop. I have no bones against FSLR's technolgy as opposed to anyone else's. In the long run, the forces of the market will determine who has the best product, and that will determine stock price.

      In the short run, this stock is ALL HYPE. And it brings in new succors everyday, trying to catch the next BIDU etc.

      For a company to have long term aggressive stock growth, it must have successive sales and earnings growth of 25% YOY. ALso, it's product and process must be easiy and quickly duplicated, like Google, Home Depot, AOL, and the likes.

      FSLR is not. It takes significant time and expense to bring a production facility online, and in the case of solar, because of volatile fuel prices both up and down, it is subject to the market's willngness/unwillingness to adapt to new technologies.

      One day, solar, wind, and a whole host of other alternative fuels will replace fossil fuels. We are in the early stages.

      But to suggest that FSLR is a NILE, with a moat on their business model, is just uninformed.

      Furthermore, the alternative energy is completely dependant on government subsidies, as the cost to generate energy is more expensive than traditional fuels. Also, the cost to bring solar to electricity (as opposed to hot water) is still exceedingly high.

      Buying stocks on future demographis is good, which means, buying fslr at 25 was wonderful, and congrads to all that did and held.

      But this price rise is simply due to a perfect storm of hype, rate cuts, temporarily high oil prices (which will fall). Yes, the stock my go higher, and I may get burned and have to cover...I am short.

      But longer term, a stock price can only be supported by sales and earnings growth.

      And that just ain't here yet.

      Be very cautious before throwing your hard earned money into this stock. It can burn you either way. There are forces more powerful than any of us who are ultimately behind the prices of hyped stocks.

      • 1 Reply to msrpaul
      • Talk is cheap. Little guys' opinions are almost always wrong in stock market. The main reasons are:
        1. They really have no idea about stock firm's fundantals;
        2. When they want to bet against big guys on street, the chance to win is very low;
        3. Big money moves stock price; it is wise for little guys to follow them, not bet agaianst them;
        4. before buying a stock, big moneys do tons of deep-in research on firm's fundamentals, including seeking advices from experts, visiting firm's customers, among others.

        But later-comers, or losers, want to drag dowd with their purely non-sense opinions. What an uneducated late-comers!!

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