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coachzack 94 posts  |  Last Activity: 19 hours ago Member since: Jan 24, 2004
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    Oncodoc78 is right...

    by editroid2 19 hours ago
    coachzack coachzack 19 hours ago Flag

    Thank you for sharing your personal story. We will pray for a good outcome for your wife. My interest is in the potential to give lasting mitigation of depression. My mother suffered all of her life with depression and growing up in that environment surely had an impact on my life.

    I think a large number of our investors identify strongly with the goals of our company by virtue of their own personal story. When we get a post from someone who has done many hours of research and simply posts to help us understand the magnitude of our progress I am grateful and somehow encouraged. I do get upset when these same people are bashed as pumpers. they were merely working on our behalf and they too know that their comments have no direct impact on PPS. Investors in companies like CUR, STEM, and BCLI need a periodic reminder than none of this would be possible without the courage of the investors to hold the course. We remain in awe of the scientists and brave patients for their diligence and sacrifice. Our hope is that STEM, CUR and BCLI will all in some way advance the science and in so doing shorten the period of suffering for the current and future patients.

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    help! .80 dollar/share premarket

    by annickawaechter Dec 24, 2014 8:39 AM
    coachzack coachzack Dec 24, 2014 4:22 PM Flag

    No one pays any attention to premarket trades unless they carry big volume. On that day the shorts will get their payback....

  • Reply to

    help! .80 dollar/share premarket

    by annickawaechter Dec 24, 2014 8:39 AM
    coachzack coachzack Dec 24, 2014 4:22 PM Flag

    No one pays any attention to premarket trades unless they carry big volume. On that day the shorts will get their payback....

  • Reply to

    CUR(e) - My Predictions for 2015

    by here2stayyforrever Dec 23, 2014 8:43 PM
    coachzack coachzack Dec 23, 2014 8:55 PM Flag

    It is the season of dreams so why not have the best of all worlds. I think your price is right but it will take time for the other aspects to materialize. For sure, we extend best wishes to the professionals and the brave patients who have invested their lives to make this cure a reality. May God favor us all with a positive outcome.

  • coachzack coachzack Dec 22, 2014 10:12 PM Flag

    Why can't the SEC protect stocks vulnerable to manipulation ( as defined by selling for $3.00/share or less) by imposing a rule that requires a stock to make a move up before any short order can be executed. Our country needs to encourage well designed, limited risks if we are to fully exercise our very special cultural DNA for creative endeavor. As a country we are at our best when we are working on a problem. The desire to attend to great challenges was driven home to us by JFK when he said " we do these things (like going to the moon and returning safely) not because they are easy but because they are hard." With those remarks he reminded us that affirmation and self-esteem cannot be bestowed upon you. It must be earned and it is personal ..... We need markets that offer us the affirmation associated with fighting a clean fight and bearing the scars proudly if we lose. For those stocks that are in fact pushing back the curtain of ignorance and building the intellectual base for our future take the short sale out of the equation. If you agree with me drop the SEC a short note or perhaps drop a line to Cramer. I think he would agree with my suggestion.

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    4:34:15pm trade 1000 shares at $.98

    by shorthedgefund Dec 22, 2014 4:40 PM
    coachzack coachzack Dec 22, 2014 9:47 PM Flag

    Understood .... I hope you can somehow stop this unfortunate manipulation of STEM. If only every holder put in a good til cancel order for all their shares at $50/share the shorts would not be able to borrow shares without paying hugh fees. Hopefully the institutional holders could be encouraged to freeze out shorts by not allowing their shares to be borrowed. Yes, I know it is a foolish thought but I really work hard at trying to deduce the laws that drive my stocks and it really bothers me when manipulation invalidates the laws. I believe our country would be far better off in STEM would be free to research, take risks and live or die by the outcome of those variables. In the long run the best science is the one that survives the multiple intellectual challenge and not cheap shots by people who only value money and not the good that money can make possible. I wish the best for STEM scientists and all of STEMs patients. I do not own STEM but I look forward to the day when they can get back to the business on developing therapies for people in need.

  • Reply to

    4:34:15pm trade 1000 shares at $.98

    by shorthedgefund Dec 22, 2014 4:40 PM
    coachzack coachzack Dec 22, 2014 7:05 PM Flag

    1,100 shares does not make the statement you are hoping to make. Now 20,000- 40,000 shares would say something. And 190,000 says it all .....

  • Reply to

    Actions of the short hedge fund on Monday.

    by mgdavis56 Dec 21, 2014 11:38 AM
    coachzack coachzack Dec 21, 2014 2:52 PM Flag

    As an investor with Merrill Lynch I am not allowed to short stocks below $5.00 I wonder why others are allowed to short shares. Different rules should not be allowed particularly for stocks that need time and some degree of protection to survive the rigors of the investment world. To me, shorting a stock at $1.00 would seem to involve a lot of risk unless you are really comfortable that nothing in the way of good news is on the horizon. I don't really see a lot of near term hope for STEM but you never know. I hope the shorts get caught by an up side move. I am a CUR investor but I feel both companies are trying to bring a good outcome for people who could use a break. We don't need short sellers to make our investment survival even more difficult.

  • coachzack coachzack Dec 20, 2014 6:37 PM Flag

    The prospect of doing 70,000 surgeries will open the door for lucrative partnerships.

  • coachzack coachzack Dec 20, 2014 6:22 PM Flag

    Some people would reason that gas is cheap because major economies are faltering. When you see your job going south you lose your appetite for fast food and start cooking for yourself. Cheap gas carries with it a significant set of risks to the economy. I would prefer a strong economy that drives up the cost of gas and encourages us to continue our drive to sustainable safe energy.

  • GSK mentioned on Cramer for their effective Ebola treatment. Tom Pike made the reference not Cramer.

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    by stokedmule Dec 17, 2014 4:54 PM
    coachzack coachzack Dec 17, 2014 7:43 PM Flag

    New name today .... is there any truth to your posts you historical record is a whopping 12 hours. If you want credibility use a single ID and stand by your record.

  • Reply to

    Does GSK withold foriegn tax on dividend?

    by warnbeeb Dec 16, 2014 10:48 AM
    coachzack coachzack Dec 16, 2014 6:34 PM Flag

    Is the special payout associated with Novartis still in the works for 2015?

  • Reply to

    Tax loss selling

    by snt951 Dec 11, 2014 7:08 AM
    coachzack coachzack Dec 14, 2014 3:00 PM Flag

    Your thinking is correct as you now have passed the 30 day rule for a "wash sale" so you can buy at this reduced cost and set up a new cost basis. There has been enough drop in price this year to claim a significant loss and the fundamental value of the company has not really changed that much though the pay off horizon has been moved back.

  • coachzack coachzack Dec 14, 2014 2:19 PM Flag

    People know the half-life for a Cramer position is about 24 hours so put the movement of XOM on the MM. XOM is fine investment and smart people are building a base but buying excess shares on the drops and subsequently unloading the excess on the bounce. At some junction the bottom will be secured and then the game becomes selling covered calls on emotional bounces that will later subside. Cover the calls on the reflexive drop. This will not make you rich but it will help to reduce your true cost basis.

  • coachzack coachzack Dec 13, 2014 5:56 PM Flag

    All the majors will cut drilling cost but that does not mean they will stop drilling. They will simply support the project that will yield the most with the least expense. The cash saved will be used to buy up the good properties that were over leveraged on expectations of $120 oil. In the final analysis this technique will significantly cut the cost of "finding" new oil as it has already been found. Look for us and XOM, OXY BP etc. to start buying up the marginal operations at deep discounts by Spring. As long as you are not on margin you can wait this out, collect a good dividend and log on the time necessary to qualify for a long term gain a year to 18 months from now.

  • Reply to

    Davey Jones

    by dipsydoddle Dec 12, 2014 10:41 PM
    coachzack coachzack Dec 13, 2014 5:30 PM Flag

    Are we still dumping money into that hole? The entire LNG thesis seems really flawed in the current environment. Metals will not be enough to pay for the gas blunder. It may be time to sell but now it is a long term loss and they require time to purge.

  • coachzack coachzack Dec 12, 2014 9:31 PM Flag

    Good points. The government should do everything possible to protect the national wealth in oil. This might be a good time to add supply to the strategic reserve if for no other reason than to burn the speculators who drive the price. Sooner or later government officials will understand that this manipulation of oil price and the subsequent adverse impact on the market is not in our national interest nor those of the rest of the world.

  • Reply to

    60 minutes tonight

    by howeeme Dec 7, 2014 7:40 PM
    coachzack coachzack Dec 9, 2014 9:33 PM Flag

    Basically the doctor is building the DNA profile for various cancer activity. The best drugs to fight cancer are generated by our own bodies. He is trying to profile current cancer as well as cancer from patients who lived or died over the last 30 years. He believes there will be a DNA Achilles Heel that will ultimately help us to develop designer drugs. The work at Hopkins als bears study as they are addressing the fact that all studies of cancer done in petri dish environment is flawed simply because the cancer behaves differently in the 3D world. Clearly major paradigm shifts are in the works. For now, both of these research efforts are targeting metathesis. I believe the day will come when we will be able to filter our blood of traveling free range cancer cells much like we do exchange chromatography. We just need to teach our young students to" dream things that never were and ask, why not?" You should be able to get the show on demand if you have a decent cable system.

  • coachzack coachzack Dec 9, 2014 9:16 PM Flag

    Thank you all for your time and effort. We do appreciate your informative posts. It reminds me of what this Board once provided for all to absorb and embrace. Please continue sharing as these are difficult times so informed discussion acts as a tonic to ease the frustration and yes anxiety.

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