Mon, Jul 28, 2014, 11:21 PM EDT - U.S. Markets closed

Recent

% | $
Click the to save as a favorite.

Graphite Corp. Message Board

  • newguy7001 newguy7001 Mar 27, 2013 6:51 PM Flag

    Concern For #2 Pencil Hoarders re Coming Graphite Shortage!

    Turns out (I think) that most of the #2 pencils I have accumulated may not actually have 'graphite' lead in them? I'm not sure, but, at least those made in China have some kind of a synthetic material instead of pure graphite as I thought? In any case, that would make all my pencils worth considerably less? Any of you 'graphite' experts know anything about this potential issue? I figure it will be too expensive to have an analysis run? This whole graphite thing is turning in to a financial disaster. I wish I had never read the original letter on GRPH! Anyone else feel the same way?

    SortNewest  |  Oldest  |  Most Replied Expand all replies
    • Shame on you. I was smart, I bought every pack of mechanical lead refills I could find in a 35 mile area. Took me days to do it, but I avoided paying for all the wood in regular pencils. I've an old post I did when my wife got excited by getting that "Letter". I put a bunch of her money in an online portfolio and saved the letter. So far her loss (would have been) is around 66%. I haven't shown it to her yet, will wait till she mentions it! I call this phantom transaction, "Cheap, casual, entertainment".

 
GRPH
0.090.00(+0.11%)Jul 28 2:48 PMEDT

Trending Tickers

i
Trending Tickers features significant U.S. stocks showing the most dramatic increase in user interest in Yahoo Finance in the previous hour over historic norms. The list is limited to those equities which trade at least 100,000 shares on an average day and have a market cap of more than $300 million.