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Helicos BioSciences Corporation Message Board

  • snobordnutt snobordnutt Oct 13, 2009 8:44 AM Flag

    Today's Trading

    Today will be a defining moment for many that are sitting at the edge of their trading chair. With the relatively light trading of yesterday and probably on this one today (unless news changes that) there is a likelyhood that under normal trading we should loose a few longs to the fading in this stock. Many have created a position that's above the area where HLCS has traded at recently. Anxiety and fear plays in an investors soul and many times over rules our common sense. Each has a tolerance level to pain and experience eventually teaches us that the DD wins almost every time over our emotions. If your contemplating any moves today start with DD and remember that you maybe moving to a position that is no better but actually worse. In the coming 2 weeks the Correlegan research with the Heart Assay will be in the headlines and you maybe kicking yourself as a sale or a partnership of the HLCS is announced. HLCS market cap 200Million ... tSMS technology maybe 1 Billion today but priceless down the road. JMHO..GLTA

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    • Hello, another question if you wouldnt mind.
      It could be and probably is that i am just an inexperienced trader, however, with the possitive publications, news of a possible buyout and/or partnership, awaiting probable possitive research
      data, and most of all a science with a "so far" proven "machine", why is it that more individiuals are not flocking to this stock? Is it that the market cap is so small that it moves under the mainstream investors radar? With all the good and promising news to "come" and trading at these cheap levels, i just dont understand why traders/investors are not taking a chance?
      thank you

      • 2 Replies to tcampagna123
      • 1) losses, 2) small capitalization, 3) competition, 4) uncertain future... Your average investor is not going to invest because it is a high risk stock. Your average investor is looking for quality. Your wealthier or institutional investor who likes risk, might take it on, though.

      • I'll make a stab at that question. If someone told you 20 years ago you'd be trading stocks on your computer with the same access and ability that the brokerage house have would you believe it? How about a box called the computer that allows you to send mail without a stamp or talk face to face with someone from on the other side of the world without addtional costs. How about giving me your name and I can probably get your phone number, where you live, what your house is worth, realatives names, police records, court actions, any news articles relating to you. You can now pay by click of the mouse, research your next disease. Find out your family tree, where your drinking buddys from school are now, shop and purchase any item you can think of generally cheaper than you can buy in a store. They are doing things with computers that use to take years to do and they're doing it in nano seconds.
        So it will be with the Sequencing, Helicos and others that will follow. The question is how to intrigrate it into the system and let it begin to do what it's capable. This stock will continue it's climb. Remember it's up over 600% in 90 days. It needs a breather. In 2 years look back at your question and remember that all new ideas faced skepticism and doubt about their worthiness. I can still see that Goofy looking Bill Gates and Paul Allen talking about what a computer might be used for? Now look at it. At least a computer in every home. I doubt we'll see a tSMS in every home but may see thousand$ stationed in Labs around the world.

    • No buyers at this level, but no one seems to be interested in selling either. I think though that it's more likely in the next month that broader market movements are going to affect this stock than news. A couple of bad hair days for the DOW, and this stock could take a hit. Absent that, expect a slow general uptrend or lateral movement in tandem with the broader market.

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