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biff_smith1 230 posts  |  Last Activity: 5 minutes ago Member since: Apr 29, 2012
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  • biff_smith1 biff_smith1 Nov 29, 2014 8:13 PM Flag

    Yeah, it would have been pretty good to take some profits at $23.89.
    You are just smart enough to see what could have been done
    by using hindsight.
    But that is no help to anyone and you go on my ignore list.

  • Reply to

    I think the market got it WRONG...

    by biff_smith1 Nov 29, 2014 5:14 PM
    biff_smith1 biff_smith1 Nov 29, 2014 6:16 PM Flag

    I do think that last Friday was a complete overreaction, especially on this company right here.
    And if a short makes a gain of 15% or even more in one day, he should grab it before his
    brothers get it ..and the gain is quickly erased!

    Monday, if not Tuesday we bounce nicely higher. JMO.

  • Reply to

    I think the market got it WRONG...

    by biff_smith1 Nov 29, 2014 5:14 PM
    biff_smith1 biff_smith1 Nov 29, 2014 5:57 PM Flag

    You could buy some of what you like and just take advantage of the cheap commissions we have today and
    not buy all at once.
    I hope it works out that I can cash in some Pixie and then take advantage of any opportunity in oil
    industry stocks. I bought some NRP Friday. I have been it and out of it for about 10 years and the
    annual distribution is close to 12% at the $11.94 Friday closing share price.

    Just an idea.

  • Reply to


    by blueyeray0615 Nov 29, 2014 9:28 AM
    biff_smith1 biff_smith1 Nov 29, 2014 5:39 PM Flag

    It's not clear what this person was trying to say and I doubt he will be back
    because I am betting "he doesn't understand all that he knows."

  • Investors got scared out of energy stocks because OPEC will not cut production.
    Production will be lowered anyway because some shale oil drillers will be forced to
    shut down some of their wells because they can't pay interest on their debt
    and still operate at a profit at these cheap oil prices.

    Let's see how quickly the market changes their opinion and realizes: "When you sell
    in a panic you always sell cheap." That's my opinion but you are well aware that no
    one is...


  • Reply to

    dispute this fact if you can

    by bergycb Nov 29, 2014 9:59 AM
    biff_smith1 biff_smith1 Nov 29, 2014 3:53 PM Flag

    Chuck, I just want to say that your investment in PEIX is not going to have a happy ending
    unless you can change your attitude.
    Pixie shareholders are holding shares of a company that is doing very well, raking in the cash,
    and doing really better than it ever has, but the share price has been beaten down to probably half
    of what it actually should be.
    I don't think I would recommend that you buy anymore PEIX shares regardless of the price,
    but just sit and learn how to be a patient investor, somewhat like a man named Warren Buffett has
    done for many decades, and also realize that at one time Mr. Buffett probably didn't have anymore
    patience than you do right now. He had a great teacher and he was fairly quick to learn though.

    I am in the same boat with you; Kelly certainly is too. There are many, many investors who post on
    this board; some post very seldom, that are finding it hard to be patient also, but for the most part they
    realize that there is no sense b1t(hin' about it here!

    I believe that an investment in PEIX is a learning experience and what we learn from being shareholders
    can be, if we use what we learn in the future, can be worth just as much as the profit or even loss that
    we end up with. Especially if you are young and have many years to use what you learn.

    We will be rewarded handsomely for being holders of Pixie shares! The future of this company looks
    just GREAT ! All we need to do is follow the story and if things look real good overall, we hold and
    hold, for our little pot of Gold.

    I don't mean to sound corny.

    GLTA Pacific Ethanol Shareholders all around the world and I know we have some from Denmark and
    Italy and I would assume many other countries.

  • Reply to

    dispute this fact if you can

    by bergycb Nov 29, 2014 9:59 AM
    biff_smith1 biff_smith1 Nov 29, 2014 3:07 PM Flag

    This grgsvll Simpleton has posted on the Exxon Mobil board (symbol XOM) making fun of Warren Buffett because of his timing in purchasing a stake in XOM !!!

    Now will he go back in 12 to 18 months and say gosh Warren, you were right once again
    and I was wrong to use hindsight to find fault with your decision?

    No he would never do that.

    This grgsvll is the same poster who comes here to the Pixie Board and spouts off
    supposed "facts" and most of what he has to say, he is lying or he just doesn't understand
    what he is talking about.


  • Reply to

    This is sickening

    by chuck_liddell2 Nov 28, 2014 3:47 PM
    biff_smith1 biff_smith1 Nov 28, 2014 9:48 PM Flag

    I remember when I used to post WICKED GOOD BUY @ $3.50
    and then when we went way down to $2.33 the 'tards on this board
    were saying, "Well where's Biff; does he think this is still a
    WICKED GOOD BUY @ $3.50? LOL

    I was too busy buying to post until the market closed !

    And the 'tards I am speaking of know who they are, so 'tards..
    fugg you.

  • Reply to

    This is sickening

    by chuck_liddell2 Nov 28, 2014 3:47 PM
    biff_smith1 biff_smith1 Nov 28, 2014 9:40 PM Flag

    In fact I am going to start saying Pixie is a HUMDINGER OF A BUY.
    Or maybe I'll stick with what works.

  • Reply to

    This is sickening

    by chuck_liddell2 Nov 28, 2014 3:47 PM
    biff_smith1 biff_smith1 Nov 28, 2014 9:32 PM Flag

    Do you mean like.. WICKED GOOD BUY @ $14.95 and you can get a discount?

    Well it is still true.

  • biff_smith1 biff_smith1 Nov 28, 2014 9:27 PM Flag

    Kel, don't get that started because I wouldn't want to own something that management felt they had to pump.
    If they had significant news they would let everyone know in a press release.
    You are thinking like a trader and you need to think like an investor. I bet you would make 5 X as much in
    your lifetime as an investor and buy ONLY when you see panic selling and not do any short term trades.

    I am doing some trading but I have said on this board that I do not do well at that.
    My investment shares in Pixie are 40,000 @ $3.236 and they are doing quite well !
    Right now I don't know the cost basis of my trading shares but they are not doing
    well at all.
    Just add up your trading profits minus losses and compare that figure to your paper profit
    on your 30,000 shares @ $3.50 !!! That buy will negate many mistakes and still give you
    a good record.


  • biff_smith1 biff_smith1 Nov 28, 2014 6:07 PM Flag

    Earnings comparisons are from year to year, not from comparing summer to winter.
    That's just another stupid 'tard comment.

    Ignore bin you go!

    GLTA though.

  • Reply to

    This is sickening

    by chuck_liddell2 Nov 28, 2014 3:47 PM
    biff_smith1 biff_smith1 Nov 28, 2014 5:27 PM Flag

    Within 2 weeks we should see some serious interest in the shares.
    It may go down a little more; may sit and do nothing for
    But from my experience you should never lose faith in a stock you
    like and you think it is worth much, much more than it is trading at.

    Like I said earlier, there are Funds holding warrants exercisable
    at $8.00 per share and they did not exercise at over $23..so how
    much do they think the shares are worth?
    Which means something or it means nothing, but it means more than
    what these 'tard bashers keep spouting.
    Insider selling? Yeah NK sold 25,000 shares but still owns 328,000.
    Maybe I will sell half of mine the next time he sells.

    Pixie is a great Poker hand so we keep it as long as it is.

  • Reply to

    This is sickening

    by chuck_liddell2 Nov 28, 2014 3:47 PM
    biff_smith1 biff_smith1 Nov 28, 2014 4:28 PM Flag

    Chuck, the shorts are looking for ways to make quick gains.
    They took advantage of this OPEC announcement but it
    really is old news.
    It looks to me like a bunch of these shale oil drillers will be
    liquidating soon and that will bring the oil supply right back
    down where it should be.
    The shale drillers were after a fast buck themselves and I
    hope they made some money that they can keep.

    Recently I told you that you could buy shares of Pixie around
    $13.75 for a trade and I am glad you took your own advice and
    did not.
    That's what everyone needs to understand is that you take
    every bit of information and then make your own buy/sell
    decision and no one else should be blamed.

    As for me, I have not necessarily stopped buying including shares
    at $13.77 just a day or so ago.
    Funny but I don't buy at the perfect time or sell at the top, but I
    still intend to clear $1M on PEIX.

    Can you picture that?


  • Reply to

    This is sickening

    by chuck_liddell2 Nov 28, 2014 3:47 PM
    biff_smith1 biff_smith1 Nov 28, 2014 4:02 PM Flag


  • biff_smith1 biff_smith1 Nov 28, 2014 3:41 PM Flag

    I would love to be paid to post. That would go well with my other various sources of income.
    I have made so much in capital gains, dividends and distributions that the US Government
    has lowered my Social Security payment. I think Luke, our resident CPA on this board can
    explain about this. It is something new to me.

    It is nice to have Luke on this board. Naturally the shorts would not agree.


  • biff_smith1 biff_smith1 Nov 28, 2014 3:08 PM Flag

    Is it fun when the value of one of my stocks drops just about
    $134,000 in one trading day?
    No it isn't, but I take the good with the bad and I post nothing
    but the truth.

  • biff_smith1 biff_smith1 Nov 28, 2014 3:02 PM Flag

    Oily, if the share price goes down to $10 I can deal with it.
    I just couldn't pass up the chance to buy today because I
    know how the company is doing and believe it or not, that
    is what really matters.

    Your posts should be like water off a duck's back.
    You are a disgruntled former shareholder and you need to
    re-check the story and just use common sense.
    So far you have been incapable of doing so.

    You are predicting that Pixie will go down to $10 or so, three
    times in a row. I am interested in seeing if that happens.
    I doubt it though and I will be a buyer; not a seller, if it
    does happen. I have a 0ne-track mind when it comes to a
    stock that I like. BUY, BUY, BUY !!! When I see a panic
    sell off. Today was an overreaction and it is possible it is
    not over.

    And don't think of me as a trader. I can hold my shares
    Most posters don't realize it but today was one of the rare times
    they should buy shares.


  • I am copying this right from my brokerage account:
    I bought 7 separate lots of shares of PEIX today.
    I bought @ $12.78
    and $11.41
    But anyway I guess I am wrong because Dennis Hartman
    has a rule to never average down!

    I would be willing to bet that Dennis Hartman has never made
    10 X or 17 X his money on a single stock like I have done!
    I am talking real companies; not getting lucky on a development
    stage biotech with no profits, cash flow, or even a penny of

    One example of averaging down very successfully would be GGP,
    which while in CH. 11 had the symbol of GGWPQ.
    Say a person had bought 500 shares @ $25.00 before too many
    people realized GGP was headed for trouble.
    And then months later he realized that the company had problems,
    but they also had say, 250 beautiful shopping malls all across the
    country. They also had golf courses in Las Vegas and housing
    developments there too, so he decided he would take advantage
    of the panic that he could see happening to the share price.

    Even before the company declared BK the share price had a low
    of exactly 0.24...so this person had no trouble accumulating 250,000
    shares @ we will say 0.40 because he got so excited he jumped the
    gun a little. LOL So for $100,000 he bought shares that are worth
    $6,687,500 as of the close today.
    Along with that he would own thousands of shares of
    Howard Hughes Company @ $146.00 per share and thousands of
    Rouse General Properties worth $18.29 per share today. These 2
    companies were spun off from GGWPQ / GGP after the

    It is true you shouldn't average down on just anything. I wouldn't do it
    on a biotech with no products, and no revenues. All they do is burn cash.

    CH. 11 situations are all different and in most the shares end up cancelled.
    So you have to be very choosey.
    I have made the biggest % of my money on BK company stock.


  • biff_smith1 biff_smith1 Nov 28, 2014 1:54 PM Flag

    Hag, what you are saying is, you have no idea when to cover.
    I already knew that.

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