SEXI (Systems of Excellence) back in mid 90s. NEW technology for video calling and conferencing over regular telephone lines. GREAT NEW IDEA (at the time). Only trouble it was an empty office in Balt. Md. Threw away a BIG bundle on that one. Also CYBR (Cybercare). Internet doctor video visits for healthcare. Again, a bit early. Crashed and burned but I did great with that one. Biggest loss. SNRS (Sunrise Tech). New laser treatment which would correct vision WITHOUT surgery. Was going to knock LASIK out of the box. Even went to the FDA panel meeting in Gaithersburg Md, for the approval meeting. Guess what, of 7 panel members, FIVE were BIG TIME LASIK Surgeons. Ummmmm, FIXED??? Needless to say they asked for another year of results before approval and they just didn't have the funds to continue. . I had 50k shares at $6.00 on the day of the meeting. Trading was halted the day of the meeting and when it reopened the next day three hundred thou was down to $12,500. One I will never forget.
Yes for MB and I occasionally go to my old laptop for SSE. I'm not a complicated investor like you. Click one button and it's sold or bought. No MacD, Fibbanaiccaillli , options, candlestick parks, etc, etc. LOL
Sarge, . What's the difference if you have a huge position in an MLP. You get the distributions mostly tax deferred and only pay taxes two ways. If you reach your "0" cost basis and then just have to pay like any other dividend yearly or if you sell, in which case the pay me now, pay me later rule kicks in.. To those who luckily enough bought MLPs back when they crashed that first scenario is now about to kick in. Uncle Sam will get his one way or another. I'd say the KMI situation is an outlier. Not a normal occurrence.
Yes stagg, oil is biodegradable but how long does it take. The oceans are immense and guaranteed that oil from the Deep Horizon is sitting somewhere deep in the ocean gumming up the works for probably at least a century to come.
The ratio of oil to detritivores (organisms that break down the matter) is the biggest factor that determines the time it takes to degrade. In cases where thousands of gallons of oil are spilled into the ocean, the ratio is low and can take longer. It's estimated that the oil from the Exxon Valdez spill will take over 50 years to degrad
LOL. In an interview with the snowplow driver's lawyer, he said the driver wasn't drunk and he was looking forwards to them testing him for alcohol in his blood. This was about 10 hours AFTER the accident. So much for alcohol in the blood. Guess it's a Russian thing.
stagg: Probably for export. did you see the Beijing Marathon over the weekend. Most of the runners that finished were wearing facemasks because of the smog.
Out of IBIO pre market for a quick 50% profit in 2 days. Too chicken to hang onto a mo mo stock with ebola fears starting to wane.
saw IBIO mentioned yesterday morning on another board, a biotech with technology to produce possible ebola vaccines in huge quantities. Took a flyer on 5k shares at $1.91. Just crossed the $3.40 mark (+77%) today. WOW. WIll sell 1/2 hopefully at a double and play with their money but will watch it carefully and sell if it turns. Nice way to end the week.
kee: Suggestion. If you don't already, go on to the IV boards and enter MLPs (with the "s").. There you can get that question answered by many MLP experts. Fabulous discussion board on anything MLP and you just have to register on the site, free.