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centurycom 762 posts  |  Last Activity: 10 hours ago Member since: Apr 17, 2008
  • centurycom centurycom Jul 20, 2014 4:59 PM Flag

    Zacks now has Capstone S/P estimates of $1,50. They will slowly walk that up. Uh Hmmmm, and so it begins.

  • centurycom centurycom Jul 20, 2014 4:55 PM Flag

    Hedge funds will leave little retail Shorts holding the bag. When they have them where they want them, mainly alone short, they will then take the fabulous opportunity of squeezing every penny from them. Confidence in their numbers without knowing exactly who is in control of the short play ( retail or hedges ) is a prescription for failure. Retail is a tool for professional traders. Good luck.

  • centurycom centurycom Jul 20, 2014 9:42 AM Flag

    These message boards are only primarily being used by retail. Institutions generally talk to each other out of the reach of the ears of retail. It is much easier making their money duping retail into moving one direction or the other through paid for analyst, and email newsletter services than trying to con other professionals. They all network together to get Retails money. Do you actually think they would expose themselves to being caught by having their associates IP addresses all over message boards. That is exactly why Buffett says, " be frightened when others are greedy, and greedy when others are frightened".

  • centurycom centurycom Jul 20, 2014 9:20 AM Flag

    Shows me that the hedge funds shorts made their money and are now out, or leaving. Now most of who is left are little retail shorts about to be victims because of the opportunity is presenting itself to ring their bells. No one cares about retail and their perceived power in numbers is now an advantage to make money in the other direction. Watch out it will happen fast when it starts as many have been herded to slaughter. Capstone isn't going anywhere, they have a great product in an expanding market. Institutions know it, many are using little retail shorts to make money on the swings caused by dilution. Dilution that was necessary to expand their production capabilities. The key is the poison pill since Capstone is worried about being bought out. No one wants to buy a dog at any price. You are being played and should now be very careful. It's a bait and switch game.

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    Shorts, did you get your notice yet?

    by centurycom Jul 19, 2014 9:20 AM
    centurycom centurycom Jul 20, 2014 8:55 AM Flag

    Here is an example of a scam company Shorts lost on and Capstone is far from a scam. When people panic anything can happen
    "Tom Laresca, a market-maker at Buckman Buckman & Reid Inc., said he was among traders who thought they spotted a scam as the shares jumped to $2.25 last month from pennies. He sold it short last week around $6 -- which means selling stock you don’t own with a plan to buy it cheaper soon, pocketing the difference. Laresca figured the Securities and Exchange Commission would suspend trading, sending the price toward zero. Cynk has said it’s a social-network service with no revenue and one employee.

    “The stock looked worthless, if there’s even a company behind it,” Laresca said. “My 10-year-old knew it was a scam. It was a complete joke.”

    Instead of falling, the price more than doubled the next day, July 9, starting the squeeze. Market-makers who had sold the shares short got nervous and scrambled to buy them to close their positions, driving the price even higher, Laresca said. The SEC stopped trading two days later, citing concerns about the accuracy of information in the marketplace and “potentially manipulative transactions.” That was too late, Laresca said.

    Source: Tom Laresca via Bloomberg
    Tom Laresca said that his firm cut off his ability to hold positions after the Cynk... Read More
    “When it goes from 6 cents to $16 and you haven’t done anything about it, I’m sorry but you fell asleep at the wheel,” he said. “Everybody knew it. How come they didn’t know it?”

    If they can't control a scam company how are shorts going to control Capstone. Obviously the powers that be saw an opportunity and ran with it. Too many little retail shorts jumped into that play and once that happens there is blood on the waster.

  • Reply to

    you know what madness is?

    by davidthebutcher1 Jul 19, 2014 10:51 PM
    centurycom centurycom Jul 20, 2014 3:46 AM Flag

    Do you know what POed is, it is going to any stock and have negative mud smugglers like you trying to STEAL hard working people's money by repeating the same slogans over and over. Your handle just re enforces the conclusion that it is quite possible that you have psychological issues. Perhaps your psychiatrist recommended that you open up about your issues and stop repeating the same mistakes and expect different results. It is good advice meant for you, but is irrelevant here.

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    Shorts, did you get your notice yet?

    by centurycom Jul 19, 2014 9:20 AM
    centurycom centurycom Jul 19, 2014 9:11 PM Flag

    They are lulling you to sleep, in your case it may not be too difficult. Your little short buddies may not be little after all they will attempt to manipulate you as well as longs and will catch the ride up leaving you squeezing the bag. They do not have friends as long as there is money to be made, yours or mine. The people that bought 17 million shares knows the game, they are part of it and they all have lunch together. When they all decide to change the direction of the stock you will be hard pressed to find cheap shares to cover. Good luck.

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    Shorts, did you get your notice yet?

    by centurycom Jul 19, 2014 9:20 AM
    centurycom centurycom Jul 19, 2014 10:31 AM Flag

    Big institutions that make large investments know that diluting causes the price to drop. Sometimes their game is too make additional money by shorting that same stock, but the pendulum must be allowed to swing freely. Once there is less money to be made in one direction because of S/P erosion it is then time to switch in the other direction unfortunately many of you Parrots will be caught on the wrong side of the pendulum. Institutions talk to each other not to little retail shorts, or longs and once the balance of short positions is mostly retail that is the IDEAL time to make much more money in the long direction. They work to together with analyst who suddenly change their opinions while at the same time having email services recommending that you short. Retail has no friends, be very careful. Good luck, you'll need it. Capstone isn't going away because of this tremendously large market and smart money will wait it out while they make money on both sides of the trade and will strike hard when the opportunity presents itself. The timing will be an unexpected good PR an excuse to swallow the little fish.

  • "It is these rules which we are adhering to when we review your short positions relative to our settlement obligations with the clearinghouse each day. While the shares necessary to cover your short sale may have been available as of the date your trade took place and subsequently thereafter, there can be no assurance that those shares can be borrowed indefinitely. The inventory of available shares to borrow is dynamic and subject to change throughout a given day. When we believe that there is a reasonable chance that we will not be able to maintain your borrow position on a particular day, we will make every effort to provide you with a notice of those short positions which are likely to be bought in absent preemptive action on your part. "

    One good PR away. Now that big money has herded 50 + million of your shares into a Nasdaq stock in penny stock range what is the next logical move for THEM to make big money? Cows get slaughtered for food.

  • Reply to

    Hope this is a good question and someone

    by kevinlee1016 Jul 18, 2014 5:07 PM
    centurycom centurycom Jul 18, 2014 6:38 PM Flag

    If you are trying to act sincere don't blow your cover so easily.

  • Reply to

    Natural Gas & Account Change

    by wayne_lamontagne Jul 17, 2014 2:20 PM
    centurycom centurycom Jul 18, 2014 2:34 PM Flag

    Better adjust those aluminum foil antennas you have plugged into your ears. You've got you signals crossed.

  • Reply to

    Latest World Events= Demand for more Turbines

    by shantiman Jul 18, 2014 11:42 AM
    centurycom centurycom Jul 18, 2014 2:29 PM Flag

    Too bad Ross Perot was nuts, he had a lot of good ideas. I voted for him anyway.

  • Reply to

    Hey isn't the price going in the wrong direction?

    by centurycom Jul 18, 2014 11:13 AM
    centurycom centurycom Jul 18, 2014 2:00 PM Flag

    Thanks for the canned response, gee I never would have thought of that.

  • How are we ever to be delisted, reversed splattered, and bankrupted if this POS company just keeps refusing to go out of business. LOL We need more FUD. Fudge man takes a day off and look what happens, the rest of you Parrots don't have a plan.

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    by moonman4518 Jul 18, 2014 10:33 AM
    centurycom centurycom Jul 18, 2014 11:06 AM Flag

    Moon man,
    I couldn't agree more about Natural Gas and it's importance to our country and the rest of the world. We need to use the most abundant source of energy available to us now while working on yet cleaner sources of energy for the future. Getting completely off of OPEC's addiction will free us from all the unrest in that part of the world, where they use us for our money and act as our friend and yet harbor terrorist at the same time. I have never been able to figure out what the problem is with " you have the oil, we are willing to pay you market price for it" It is not as if we are aggressive and want to steal their resources. All the stuff going on over there is never going to change and it is best if we just wash our hands of it all. Let them work it out for themselves. Either they learn to live with themselves for mutual benefit, or they don't. I find Iran calling for our help humorous. They weren't calling for it when we were siding with the Shiites in Iraq. They were a pain in the butt. Now that the Sunni ISIS movement is a threat to them they want our help with air strikes. Now the current Iraq gov't and Iran have a real problem with a vicious enemy. Good luck with all of that.

  • centurycom centurycom Jul 18, 2014 10:42 AM Flag

    I have been watching HYSR. Very interesting. If they ever can accomplish producing hydrogen economically they will have the most abundant source of energy on earth. Also, if you mix carbon dioxide with hydrogen you convert it to natural gas and make it more efficient and much safer to transport. Currently hydrogen cannot be transported by pipelines.

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    toliet spinner

    by corksoncorksoff Jul 18, 2014 10:22 AM
    centurycom centurycom Jul 18, 2014 10:33 AM Flag

    If I worked for you and said, I'll work for 30 days. The first day pay me a penny, the second day double it, the third day double that, and so forth and so on for 30 days. How much do you think I would make on the 30th day? Never underestimate the power of the penny.

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    by blackcypher5 Jul 18, 2014 9:19 AM
    centurycom centurycom Jul 18, 2014 10:25 AM Flag

    I haven't been invested here for 5 months. Listen, I'm just trying to help you change your ways. Signing up for those email services and listening to them to buy this, or short that is destined for long term failure. They just want to lead the herd into a position that is favorable to them. They let you make some money now and then, but their goal is eventually to lead you to failure in a predictable manner that is advantageous to them not you. When you know where the herd is headed it is a lot easier for them to make money. Just ask Cramer and Adam Fartstein. Good luck

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    by blackcypher5 Jul 18, 2014 9:19 AM
    centurycom centurycom Jul 18, 2014 10:15 AM Flag

    Ever heard of humor? At least I got you to laugh.

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    by blackcypher5 Jul 18, 2014 9:19 AM
    centurycom centurycom Jul 18, 2014 9:59 AM Flag

    Guess you live on the other side of world, since it is AM here.

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