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dividend_reinvestor_man 46 posts  |  Last Activity: Nov 24, 2014 2:34 PM Member since: Sep 27, 2004
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  • dividend_reinvestor_man dividend_reinvestor_man Nov 24, 2014 2:34 PM Flag

    Put on a skirt.

    At The Washington Post, Robert Carden writes that “a load of research in behavioral economics suggests that a man’s portfolio and pocketbook would be a lot better off if we listened more to women.” He quotes Anthony Zalesky, a financial planner: “Women are more loss averse than men, more emotionally unattached and are far quicker to unload losers.”

    By contrast, Mr. Carden writes, “men hold onto their losers a lot longer than women. They’re sure the stock will come roaring back — even as it sinks. Academics call it confirmation bias; investment advisers call it boneheaded.”

  • dividend_reinvestor_man dividend_reinvestor_man Oct 28, 2014 3:57 PM Flag

    I read the description of the new video suite, understand some of it, energy savings, etc. But much of it is over my head. Perhaps you can discuss the implications for PXLW?

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    US 8564528

    by dividend_reinvestor_man Oct 17, 2014 3:37 PM
    dividend_reinvestor_man dividend_reinvestor_man Oct 23, 2014 4:48 PM Flag


    That the new iMac's display is manuf by LG... As far as you're concerned, is there a logical extension of that info re PXLW's involvement?


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    US 8564528

    by dividend_reinvestor_man Oct 17, 2014 3:37 PM
    dividend_reinvestor_man dividend_reinvestor_man Oct 17, 2014 8:33 PM Flag

    Yes, it's a PXLW patent.

  • dividend_reinvestor_man by dividend_reinvestor_man Oct 17, 2014 3:37 PM Flag

    LCD image compensation for LED backlighting.

    "A method, includes receiving original image data having a first resolution, dividing the original image data into zones based upon a second resolution, wherein the second resolution corresponds to a resolution of backlight elements, determining a backlight value for each zone, and adjusting the original image data in each block to compensate for the backlight value for each zone to produce compensated image data..." More.

    As 4- and 5K become mainstream, the patent may gain utility as a revenue source. INTC's Broadwell chip? Who knows.


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    Apple 5K ?

    by tflynn36 Oct 16, 2014 2:10 PM
    dividend_reinvestor_man dividend_reinvestor_man Oct 16, 2014 2:34 PM Flag

    Hard to say. He said they developed their own chip. Doesn't mean they didn't buy intell property from PXLW.

    Due to APPL's boa constrictor-like disclosure restrictions on their vendors, short of someone doing a tear-down, there will be no categorical way of knowing if PXLW is in the iMac or not. Earnings and forward-looking statements may tell the tale on 10/30.

    Meanwhile, I think I want one of those 27" Retinas.

  • dividend_reinvestor_man by dividend_reinvestor_man Oct 16, 2014 10:24 AM Flag

    Today CBS All Access...

    The more streaming, the stronger is PXLW's argument for including its product in your screen product.


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    by dividend_reinvestor_man Oct 13, 2014 11:11 AM
    dividend_reinvestor_man dividend_reinvestor_man Oct 16, 2014 9:23 AM Flag

    No need for electroconvulsive therapy to cure my non-existent depression. Yes, the equities markets suck, and like many others I'm marking down my positions every night. But intraday I find something to short and make a few bucks.

    Other asset classes are okay. Bonds are way up, in fact. So hold the shock therapy and send only Prilosec.


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    by dividend_reinvestor_man Oct 15, 2014 12:24 PM
    dividend_reinvestor_man dividend_reinvestor_man Oct 15, 2014 6:38 PM Flag

    Don't know if it was specific to PXLW, or to sector. The Russell 2k was actually up today.


  • dividend_reinvestor_man by dividend_reinvestor_man Oct 15, 2014 12:24 PM Flag

    Someone is holding PXLW above 5. Why? Ya got me. Margin call is higher for stocks below 5. But do big players don't care? Probably not.

    I don't have a clue as to who or why. PXLW in iMac? APPL TV? A pending announcement? Earnings?

  • dividend_reinvestor_man by dividend_reinvestor_man Oct 13, 2014 11:11 AM Flag

    I don't like the cliché, but it must just apply to PXLW right in here.

    Collapse of the indexes, especially the tech small-caps.

    Collapse of GTAT and the reveal of APPL's restrictive NDA's. Even if PXLW wanted to drop a hint of inclusion in an APPL product, it couldn't for fear of getting clobbered with $$ penalties.

    A huge professional short on PXLW. Emphasize professional. They're skilled at keeping fear and loathing bubbling away.

    I didn't sell my expensive long position, but I have been short intraday.

    Tell me ~$5 is the bottom for PXLW and I'll cancel my Prilosec delivery from AMZN.


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    Re. 4K:

    by dividend_reinvestor_man Oct 8, 2014 10:38 PM
    dividend_reinvestor_man dividend_reinvestor_man Oct 9, 2014 2:39 PM Flag

    Thanks, barry, I'll take the luck. And Prilosec.

    fwiw: the new Motorola Droid Turbo phone features UHD 4K video recording. Would like to see the other manuf compete on that spec. Meanwhile, send the Prilosec.

  • dividend_reinvestor_man by dividend_reinvestor_man Oct 8, 2014 10:38 PM Flag

    "... But those prices have come down significantly in just a year. A 55-inch Sony 4K TV can now be found for $1,800; Samsung’s feature-filled 65-inch 4K TV with a curved design and next-generation LED is a surprisingly tempting $2,800.

    "And Vizio, the budget-price electronics maker, has just introduced its P series line of ultrahigh-definition TVs that start at $1,000 for a 50-inch model. The TVs contain impressive display technology and do not
    represent a huge quality compromise despite their lower prices.

    “Vizio will change the market because people have a lot of trust in Vizio,” he [Baker] said, “and they’re in a range of outlets that range from Walmart to Costco.”

    The NY Times article from which I quoted ("Sharper Image From 4K TVs Is a Gimmick
    Worth Having") goes on to discuss the current shortcomings: a dearth of 4K programming; the need for "upscaling" software in the 4K TV to fill in missing pixels. But it's coming. Sony is pushing its hi-res video cameras to TV and film production companies. NFLX is shooting "House of Cards" and "Marco Polo" in 4K. A company is scanning and remastering old 35mm. films in 4K.

    PXLW's time might be nearing. 2015?


  • dividend_reinvestor_man dividend_reinvestor_man Oct 6, 2014 3:18 PM Flag

    Stunning, isn't it?

    A knock-on effect this session from GTAT on PXLW?... Sure, why not.

    Fortunately, PXLW hasn't contractually chained itself to APPL. Nor is it as strung out financially. GTAT has to actually build factories. PXLW contracts out. The much smaller CAPEX is a big plus in its favor.

    If you like PXLW, this, imo, is what's known as a buying op.


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    by daveatmel Oct 3, 2014 8:51 AM
    dividend_reinvestor_man dividend_reinvestor_man Oct 3, 2014 2:00 PM Flag

    10/16: iPads. iMacs, too?

    Glad to see GOOG enter the H-D TV space.

  • dividend_reinvestor_man by dividend_reinvestor_man Sep 18, 2014 7:24 AM Flag

    An Effectiveness Order...

    The shelf registr...

    Is PXLW on the move?

  • dividend_reinvestor_man dividend_reinvestor_man Sep 17, 2014 4:02 PM Flag

    imo, today's action reflected APPL's probable October iPad/MacBook refreshes (or maybe a GodzillaPad) as much as the buy from yet another small house in MN (what's up with that, btw?). In the event that PXLW is in the new products, which, although far from a gimmee, is a more realistic bet than PXLW in the phones, large shorts might be inclined to reel in some of their positions as Oct. approaches.


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    Stupid Question

    by searrows99 Sep 9, 2014 3:48 PM
    dividend_reinvestor_man dividend_reinvestor_man Sep 10, 2014 12:56 PM Flag

    You raise an interesting point, tommy. Ural sold well in the U.S. because... Price. Nothing else.

    Abracadabarman, in his summary of CRU's exegesis of the potash situation, judiciously omitted CRU's most salient observation: that the Asian miners, in executing their program of vol over price, rely on Canpotex to maintain high prices. They couldn't do it without Canpotex's cooperation.

    "Yet low-cost Russian producers are less worried about adding supply to the market. One of the reasons Russia’s EuroChem is confident about building two mines by 2017 is that it expects Potash Corp to limit its production if prices dip too low.

    “This is one of the considerations, yes – that big incumbent players including (Potash Corp) are likely to pursue price over volume,” said Andrey Ilyin, EuroChem’s finance director, in an email.

    Some shareholders are confident in the existing strategy. Favoring price over volume helps preserve Potash Corp’s margins, said Mohsin Bashir, portfolio manager at Stone Asset Management.

    But it may be hard for Potash Corp to drive a higher price without a clear competitive advantage, he added.

    Ultimately, any marketing strategy must consider what farmers are willing to pay for potash, said Gene Gauss, vice-president of fertilizer and nutrition at Wilbur-Ellis, a U.S. retailer that buys potash from the miners.

    He thinks Potash Corp may eventually be forced to pursue a closer balance between volume and price as competition increases."
    Read that last line carefully.

  • dividend_reinvestor_man by dividend_reinvestor_man Sep 9, 2014 2:35 PM Flag

    Professional trader(s) paid him to post that rubbish just before the APPL show. Gave them something to short into.

  • dividend_reinvestor_man by dividend_reinvestor_man Sep 9, 2014 1:33 PM Flag

    ...should be put out of its misery.

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