Google this: "Hamilton’s Report on the Subject of Manufactures, 1791"
I would post the link for you, but so many psychotic trolls frequent Yahoo! mb's that sharing links here is extremely problematic.
Laddy: Subsidies are how you cultivate a sector you want to grow. Subsidies, whether tax incentives or tariffs, are how the USA -- and every other major economy -- industrialized.
At the last minute, after the stock has been roundly clobbered, the FTC will be extended. Plug will not go out of business. The stock will not go to zero. But Congress will not make this easy, you can take that to the bank. My only question is where the stock is going to bottom so I can back up the truck.
Also, I don't think that profitability matters that much to Plug's management team. They and their employees are being paid, in some cases very well; and their technology, reach, and market share are constantly improving. Investors don't like that the company is not posting a profit, but whether Plug is profitable or not is not that important if goal number one is growing the company. Take Amazon for example: a huge enterprise plowing all of its revenue back into the business year after year. Eventually Plug will have to post a profit to satisfy funds and others' metrics, but when it does, all that will change is pps.
Always do the opposite of what they say. Telegraphing buy when we were sitting on the upper Bollie was pretty bad advice. Don't get shaken out. Someone with way more money than you have wants your shares.
Yeah. Every board has them, I guess. Goes with the markets being a zero-sum game. But actually going through all of my posts and thumbing each one down 10 times is almost scary it is so crazy.
I was trading UNXL for a few days this week and left a couple of comments on the UNXL message board. Some madman who apparently bought UNXL for $47 and never sold it -- before its recent breakout, UNXL had been languishing under a dollar for many months -- seems to have parked himself on that board and lost his mind completely. In any case, someone over there went through all the messages I have ever posted and meticulously thumbed down every one with all 10 of his aliases. This is better than going on a shooting spree, but it is crazy nonetheless.
Chance of a raise is why I sold. UNXL could still go much higher, but I personally am happy to book a respectable profit and possibly buy back again sometime on a pullback.
Only 3.1 million shares were short on March 31. Around 8 million shares have been traded in the last 3 trading sessions. Shorts wanting to cover have already had the opportunity to do so twice over.
... a long way to go to commercial viability.
From the 3/22/2016 article: 10% efficiency, 1,000 hour lifetime, $5/kg delivered H2 cost.
All of these numbers can be vastly improved with the scaling that comes with commercialization, but it is going to be a long, hard road to get there. However, how littke time it has taken to get this far is impressive. If Hypersolar can find a market with these specs, or succeed in attracting continued investment, they might be able to reduce costs and improve their specs sufficiently to make the dream of low-cost, high-volume, on-site H2 generation using only sunlight and any source of water a reality.
Yahoo! will not let me post the link.
Pull up Plug's 10-K for 2015.
Go to PART II, Item 6. Selected Financial Data, INCOME STATEMENT.
Compare Revenue vs. Cost of Revenue for Fuel delivered to customers.