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g.forbid 30 posts  |  Last Activity: Jul 30, 2014 8:06 PM Member since: Apr 23, 2014
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  • Reply to

    GOOD NEWS turned into BAD NEWS again !!!

    by g.forbid Jul 30, 2014 5:23 PM
    g.forbid g.forbid Jul 30, 2014 8:06 PM Flag

    I appreciate always for your logical and experienced opinions. About paying $7.2 million pre-payment penalty to reduce the interest down to 15% for cash payment, I see this as the management's confidence. About production decrease due to fatality, I believe 4,200 oz of inventory reserve will make up for it in the total sales. About $19 million cash reserve, yes, it is not greatly sufficient amount, but I believe what you mentioned ("If the price of Pd continues to rise, and Q3 production doesn't suffer too badly, this may be enough to avoid financing.") will be the case. Lastly, as you mentioned, being cash flow positive was the most important factor.

  • Reply to

    GOOD NEWS turned into BAD NEWS again !!!

    by g.forbid Jul 30, 2014 5:23 PM
    g.forbid g.forbid Jul 30, 2014 6:47 PM Flag

    Thanks for your reply, and I will be careful about "directorial tone of my writing". As far as Fun Trading is concerned, everybody who was with PAL long enough know he was writing the biased articles for his own personal agenda. I just wish that he resided in US so that I was able to seek legal remedy. With bellbell, although I can see he(she) has the good level of knowledge, I cannot comprehend what he(she) is trying to accomplish with PAL. Now with bigsee, I very highly appreciate his logical and reasonable base approaching to the facts. He is the real experienced one I feel.

  • Reply to

    GOOD NEWS turned into BAD NEWS again !!!

    by g.forbid Jul 30, 2014 5:23 PM
    g.forbid g.forbid Jul 30, 2014 5:54 PM Flag

    Jim, I cordially ask you to stop attacking me. I understand you are Fun Trading's friend (or are you him, himself?), but don't do this. Let's just wait and see who is right at the end. Peace and good luck to you if you are currently trading PAL.

  • Amazing !!! Fun Trading at Seeking Alpha probably does not even need to post his bashing article again this time as it seems that there is no more "short opportunity" for him. Thanks to whom cheap-sold the stock today since they created a great entry point again for the existing investors !!!

    * Total Revenue: $50.497 million: Is this a bad news?
    * - $0.03 per share: Is this a bad news?
    * $510/oz cash cost: Is this a bad news?
    * Average selling price $806/oz: Is this a bad news?
    * 15% interest on BAM financing for future quarters: Is this a bad news?
    * After paying the quarterly interest and $7.2 million of pre-payment penalty,
    they still have apprx. $19 million in cash reserve: Is this a bad news?
    * When adding back the non-cash cost of $8.174 million (Depreciation),
    the true break-even point is $850/oz: Is this a bad news?
    * Total production for Q3 may be less due to the fatality.
    But they have apprx. 4,200 oz reserve in inventory: Is this a bad news?
    * Palladium spot price now is hovering over $870 tested at $881: Is this a bad news?
    * Foreseeable EPS at - $0.02 to $0.00 for Q3: is this a bad news?
    * Predictable EPS at $0.01 to $0.03 for Q4: Is this a bad news?
    * Feasibility for PPS surged over to $1.00 when there will be a positive EPS?: Is this a bad news?

    If you believe that all these are bad news, you are investing in the wrong stock. Sell-off cheap and move onto other stocks, so the rest of stockholders can accumulate for muli-bagging opportunity !!!

  • Reply to

    Taking “GOOD NEWS” as good news !!!

    by g.forbid Jul 29, 2014 4:40 PM
    g.forbid g.forbid Jul 29, 2014 4:42 PM Flag

    It is the time for investors and traders who foresee the mid to long term investment gain in PAL, to have the ability to interpret and analyze “the good news” as “the good news”. Everybody remembers what happened after Q1 earning report. Although the result was out with the positive outcomes (Reduced production cost, Improved ore tonnage, Adequate operating cash reserve into year 2015, and etc…), the whole thing was turned into instant “bad news” overshadowed by one piece of company’s week point which was the debt matter with BAM. And on July 7th, when NAP declared the interest reduction, positive cash flow and Q4 forecasting for positive profit, the bashers once again managed to confuse the stockholders and turned it into bad news.

    Now, it is up to investors and traders how to treat Q2 earning report tomorrow. I am very confident that we will be seeing the good news with the strong forthcoming projections. “Good Luck To You All !!!”

    Sentiment: Strong Buy

  • PAL has probably been a stock with the highest level of manipulations. It is amazing how this stock was fluctuating in the very abnormal ways for the past 7 months in which all the good news turned into bad news by the efforts of bashers and demoters. Especially with 5 consecutive biased bashing articles for undisclosed personal-profit-takings, posted by a Seeking Alpha’s blogger named “Fun Trading”, had extremely deteriorated the stock value and also jeopardized the momentums of every and each uptrend opportunities that created the huge shorts for himself and other shorters. He and other bashers stirred up investors and traders stressing and spreading rumors on bankruptcy, loan default, reverse split and many other twisted manipulations.

    PAL, it seems now, finally reached the safe zone for “normal” trading considering a few factors such as; Yahoo Finance is not posting any more of the articles written by Seeking Alpha blogger; Seeking Alpha is on a law suit that they will be more careful about the contents of their bloggers’ postings regardless of the outcome of the law suit; further Palladium price escalation became inevitable; and PAL stock price had been bottomed out and stabilized. (…….CONTINUED BELOW…….)

    Sentiment: Strong Buy

  • PAL has probably been a stock with the highest level of manipulations. It is amazing how this stock was fluctuating in the very abnormal ways for the past 7 months in which all the good news turned into bad news by the efforts of bashers and demoters. Especially with 5 consecutive biased bashing articles for undisclosed personal-profit-takings, posted by a Seeking Alpha’s blogger named “Fun Trading”, had extremely deteriorated the stock value and also jeopardized the momentums of every and each uptrend opportunities that created the huge shorts for himself and other shorters. He and other bashers stirred up investors and traders stressing and spreading rumors on bankruptcy, loan default, reverse split and many other twisted manipulations.

    PAL, it seems now, finally reached the safe zone for “normal” trading considering a few factors such as; Yahoo Finance is not posting any more of the articles written by Seeking Alpha blogger; Seeking Alpha is on a law suit (finance.yahoo.com/news/abc-news-reports-seeking-alpha-132900914.html) that they will be more careful about the contents of their bloggers’ postings regardless of the outcome of the law suit; further Palladium price escalation became inevitable; and PAL stock price had been bottomed out and stabilized.
    It is the time for investors and traders who foresee the mid to long term investment gain in PAL, to have the ability to interpret and analyze “the good news” as “the good news”. Everybody remembers what happened after Q1 earning report. Although the result was out with the positive outcomes (Reduced production cost, Improved ore tonnage, Adequate operating cash reserve into year 2015, and etc…), the whole thing was turned into instant “bad news” overshadowed by one piece of company’s week point which was the debt matter with BAM.

  • Great decision made by Yahoo Finance !!! And very sincere appreciation to all traders who have been very diligently and persistently lobbying and complaining to Yahoo Finance and also SEC. Your hard work for justice is paid off. Most of contributors (or "Bloggers" referred by Seeking Alpha) are NOT certified or accredited analysts and their postings should have never been treated as "NEWS" from the first place. Many of them have been abusing the system and taking advantage of the situation for their own agendas, especially in the case of "Fun Trading" who has been manipulating PAL stock for his own ill-profit-taking as everyone knows now. Getting paid only $10 per every thousand pageviews is not justifying or cannot be a motivating factor for their time consuming works. We all should continuously be in touch with Google for them to make the same decision that Yahoo Finance had made about Seeking Alpha. We deserve the right to the fair trade opportunity. ( http://finance.yahoo.com/news/abc-news-reports-seeking-alpha-132900914.html )

  • Reply to

    BE AWARE...

    by prostockinvestor Jul 18, 2014 4:32 PM
    g.forbid g.forbid Jul 18, 2014 8:27 PM Flag

    Always, very highly appreciate your professional opinions !!! Thank you !!!

  • Take this as a warning, and stop your non-sense NOW.

  • Have you read the new posting of Fun Trading at Seeking Alpha? Once again, he was playing with all the numbers everybody knows already trying to manipulate the traders' psychology. One thing I have to admit is that he is very good at twitching the facts and distorting the truth. As he is using the numbers all known to the public, many people has been fallen for his trick because it seems logical. Do your own calculation to foresee the future of NAP, and don't respond to his posting as he makes money on every click and commentary. He may have come up with this posting to camouflage his illegal market manipulation for his own profit-taking that he had committed with his previous three postings, but he just went too far. Not everybody is blind-folded anymore. Read through his previous three postings and each of his commentaries. You will see how he was abusing his position as a contributor at Seeking Alpha for his own benefit (For example; No disclosure made, then he accidently admitted his short covering ($0.90 to $0.32) in one of his commentaries responding to other commentators.) Legally, Seeking Alpha is not liable for his action because he is an independent contractor, not an employee, but he himself as an individual had violated SEC regulation which is US Federal Law. This is not a matter of Freedom of Speech under First Amendment. He may think that he is free from US Law since he does not reside in US and not #$%$ citizen. If he does, he is underestimating the US legal system.

  • Unless SEC’s investigation on the market manipulation for the personal profit-taking of “Fun Trading”, a blogger/contributor of Seeking Alpha, gets completed and stops any further illegal postings of his in timely manner, he will again, as he publicly declared, come up with another bashing article right before or after Q2 Earning Report. Whether you are day or swing traders, or long term investors, or even if you are in for short-play, you SHOULD NOT be manipulated by this greedy individual anymore. Enough is enough !!! He has been illegally stirred up and manipulated the price of PAL three times already. Do not get damaged again by him !!! We all deserve the opportunity for fair trading !!! Be aware that he is using multiple screen names to post on many other stock boards including this.

  • I just got permanently excluded from posting commentaries by Seeking Alpha by trying to post the following about its contributor "Fun Trading". Please be aware how they are conducting the business !!!
    ________________________________________________________________________________________

    Now this person talks about;

    “Respect, Honesty, Freedom” insulting “China” at the same time.

    He also says, “I will write my HONEST opinion about PAL again and regularly, be prepared, my friend… And I hope SA will be able to accept it for publication.”

    How disgusting this is !!! One thing he does not know. People in USA may be forgiving, but we are not stupid !!!

    Not once, Not Twice but It is Third time that PAL is in this illegal manipulation for personal profit taking greed. This article is basically a different “language” version of the other two posted in February 12th and April 6th while overall market situation and company fundamental have been getting better. Everything from BAM financing arrangement to the current Palladium market situation, there is absolutely “NONE” that was NOT known to us. It is NOT anymore about this particular stock, PAL, and It is not about us making or losing money. It has now become the issue to all other stocks being traded in US Market. If we keep allowing this foreign person manipulates and takes a control of stock price movement like this, it will set an example case to other crooks. We professional stock traders shall take the actions by all means to stop this criminal activity !!!

  • Not once, Not Twice but It is Third time that PAL is in this illegal manipulation for personal profit taking greed. This article is basically a different “language” version of the other two posted in February 12th and April 6th while overall market situation and company fundamental have been getting better. Everything from BAM financing arrangement to the current Palladium market situation, there is absolutely “NONE” that was NOT known to us. It is NOT anymore about this particular stock, PAL, and It is not about we, traders making or losing money. It has now become the issue to all other stocks being traded in US Market. If we keep allowing this foreign person manipulates and takes a control of stock price movement like this, it will set an example case to other crooks. We professional stock traders shall take the actions by all means to stop this criminal activity !!!

  • g.forbid by g.forbid Jun 28, 2014 9:49 PM Flag

    If you believe in justice, and found Seeking Alpha's contributor, Fun Trading's personal profit takings by manipulating the market by posting three consecutive articles, and if you are damaged like many other people, here is the way you can file a complaint. My family lawyer had done it already, and now looking to see whether any law firm that may be interested in taking this case.

    To File Complaint, log onto SEC's official government site and choose "Enforcement Tips and Complaints".

  • If you believe in justice, and found Seeking Alpha's contributor, Fun Trading's personal profit takings by manipulating the market by posting three consecutive articles, and if you are damaged like many other people, here is the way you can file a complaint. My family lawyer had done it already, and now looking to see whether any law firm that may be interested in taking this case.

    To File Complaint, log onto SEC's official government site and choose "Enforcement Tips and Complaints".

  • If you believe in justice, and found Seeking Alpha's contributor, Fun Trading's personal profit takings by manipulating the market by posting three consecutive articles, and if you are damaged like many other people, here is the way you can file a complaint. My family lawyer had done it already, and now looking to see whether any law firm that may be interested in taking this case.

    To File Complaint, log onto SEC's official government site and choose "Enforcement Tips and Complaints".

  • PAL stock; only two things to decide whether to stay long !!!

    (1) Forthcoming Palladium Price Level: We don’t even need to talk about the importance of this.

    (2) Last quarter’s true “Break-Even Point” to foresee the future stock price.

    Based on the earning report for Q1 2014;

    Net Operating Loss: apprx. USD $23,999,400 (or CAD $26,666,000 at 0.90% exchange rate)
    EPS: USD $0.11 per share (or CAD $0.10 per share at 0.90% exchange rate)

    232,873.928 shares issued

    42,641 oz produced and 39,485 oz sold at 84.5% of mill recovery rate
    Average Sale Price: USD $739
    Cash Cost: USD $492 ($422 if unexpected weather related expense)
    Production Cost: USD $62 ($52 if unexpected weather related expense)

    (a) Non-Cash Cost Expense (Depreciation & Amortization)
    USD $9,331,200 (or CAD $10,368,000 $ 0.90% exchange rate)

    (b) Non-Realized Loss on Foreign Exchange
    USD $7,178,400 (or CAD $7,976,000 at 0.90% exchange rate)

    (c) Unexpected Weather Related Expense
    USD $2,763,950 (or $3,040,345 at 0.90% exchange rate)

    With these information, the true “Break-Even Point” per ounce can be calculated out by adding back (a), (b) and (c) to Net Operating Loss;

    - $23,999,400 + $9,331,200 + 7,178,400 + 2,763,950 = - $4,725,850 / 39,485 oz sold = - $119/oz loss

    True “Break-Even Point” for Q1 2014 was: “USD $858/oz” (Q1 average sale price $739/oz + $119/oz loss)

    NOW, with this break-even point figure for Q1 2014, and considering all other current market trend and situation, the decision to long the stock, to get out or even to short is for you to make, not Fun Trading. Don’t get manipulated as the unethical and unlawful activity will be laid bare and revealed soon !!!

  • Extremely sad and unfortunate to watch the stock price of PAL was once AGAIN manipulated by the unethical and self-serving Seeking Alpha's "contributor" (or per Seeking Alpha’s definition, he is an independent "paid blogger"). This is THIRD time this year, innocent investors/traders who believed this person’s article as an accredited analysis while it was merely just an opinion of a blogger who was born in France, lived and retired in Sweden and now residing in North Africa, were damaged and incurred the immediate monetary and future investment opportunity losses. Last two times, he was profited by shorting the stock without the proper disclosure at first, and this time, he made the public disclosure that his intention to trade the stock if it hits $0.15/$0.16 per share. PAL is a security being traded in US land under “Securities Exchange Act of 1934” that the manipulation of stock market is a federal offense.

    Section 9 and 10 of SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934
    [AS AMENDED THROUGH P.L. 112-158, APPROVED AUGUST 10, 2012] https://www.sec.gov/about/laws/sea34.pdf

    Anybody who is benefited from such activity of stock market manipulation may be subject to civil and criminal litigation.

  • Reply to

    UTTERLY MEANINGLESS

    by g.forbid Jun 24, 2014 1:07 PM
    g.forbid g.forbid Jun 24, 2014 1:59 PM Flag

    In June 2013, NAP had borrowed cash for a few purposes; to complete the first phase of LDI mine expansion, to pay-off the existing $72 million senior secured notes at then and to provide working capital. The production has been increasing: 38,654 oz (Q1 2013) 35,428 oz(Q2 2013) 30,097 oz (Q3 2013) 30,979 oz (Q4 2013) and 42,641 oz (Q1 2014, but this was slightly lower than their 2014 guidance. By the end of year, they should be able to produce 50,000 oz or more.) I do NOT short, pump or dump. I invest, and I strongly believe PAL will be another "Pure Multi-Bagger Opportunity". I appreciate your question, and good luck to you !!!

    Sentiment: Strong Buy

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