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jj27713 100 posts  |  Last Activity: Jul 25, 2014 8:56 AM Member since: Jan 11, 1999
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  • Reply to

    Rage continues

    by papasfrietas Jul 25, 2014 7:26 AM
    jj27713 jj27713 Jul 25, 2014 8:56 AM Flag

    So does leukemia, car wrecks, suffocation, influenza and especially Planned Parenthood... Do you comment on these, too?

  • Reply to

    any feeling on Altria.

    by dhermangub Jul 21, 2014 7:49 AM
    jj27713 jj27713 Jul 22, 2014 9:45 AM Flag

    I think the stock is a bit overpriced at $41. I would prefer to add more at a $36-38 level, but I don't really know if it will get down there any time soon. It is a popular stock to own and the buying psychology has been strong for this steady dividend payer...

  • jj27713 jj27713 Jul 18, 2014 8:29 AM Flag

    Now red,
    This is just another in a long line of nonsense 'facts' on your part spoken by someone who really doesn't have any clue what they are talking about.
    Here is one for you... I have been selling puts on Ballard recently. The latest are the Nov 4's. Whether or not I take possession of new Ballard stock by the strike date, the premium on the put sales is very rich and has been well worth my time. So far I do not own any additional stock as a result of my option transactions, but someday I might. bashing and moderately bullish. Aren't you ashamed of yourself for being always wrong about me?

  • jj27713 jj27713 Jul 18, 2014 7:35 AM Flag

    I think it will stay at $1.00

  • jj27713 jj27713 Jul 16, 2014 11:17 PM Flag

    I AM enjoying OHI. Up to 1500 shares now. Selling puts to try and acquire each round of shares at net below market. Probably 500 shares more will be my last buy for now.
    (O/T) Speculatively bought tiny RMGN at $1.18 after a huge dump following an earnings miss. I think the ride will take me to the $ 3+ range after earnings announcement this quarter (I'm banking on much better guidance). Still heavy in the oils and related businesses, dry bulk/LNG shipping and sin stocks, but now looking for a few mineral conglomerates to nibble on. Missed out completely on the transportation sector run-up :(
    Happy investing...

  • jj27713 jj27713 Jul 16, 2014 3:14 PM Flag

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  • jj27713 by jj27713 Jul 16, 2014 11:03 AM Flag

    Remember 20 months ago when the MSM was all over the 16 trillion dollar national debt and the debt to GDP ratio that was at 97%? Now you don't hear a peep from them even though the debt has climbed to 17.5 trillion and the debt to GDP ratio climbed to 105%. Our growing tax income has helped reduce the deficit, but the CBO has estimated that we will be back in a growing deficit again in two years as the recovery peaks and interest rates rise sharply on newly issued debt (as the Fed stops buying and the world starts buying US debt again...)

  • jj27713 by jj27713 Jul 16, 2014 10:56 AM Flag

    There is an interesting article on Bloomberg this morning regarding increasing coal demand in the US lately. As the economy picks up, and electrical needs increase, the demand for coal for current consumption and for reserve replenishment is so great that East Coast coal plants are importing more coal than ever. US supplies aren't dwindling, but getting coal from mid country mining sites to the East Coast are too slow and too expensive for some coastal power plants.
    Coal power is our one big way to supply lots of new energy to the economy quickly and reliably. Nat gas plants are coming on-line, but too slowly to provide the incremental power needs. Alternate energies are wayyy too insignificant and reliable to meet the growing needs for electricity. Coal prices slumped a few years ago and again when the EPA came out with their new 'rules', but now are climbing as demand both in the US and abroad is increasing. Natural gas prices are also climbing into the range where it is cheaper to run plants on coal again...

  • In 2010 the US became the world's largest natural gas producer. In the first quarter of 2014, the US produced over 11 million barrels of oil and liquids a day making it the largest producer of such in the world. According to the IEA the US output should rise to 13.1 million barrels a day in 2019. It is expected to remain the world's largest producer of oil and liquids until the early 2030's.
    By many reports the business of algal-based oil is in a bit of a mini-boom right now. Algae-based oil is being seen as a possible replacement for crude in some circles. It hydrocarbon rich content makes it ideal for diesel replacement and it is completely a home grown replacement to isolate any country from oil shocks down the road. It is unclear how much algal oil can be produced to supplement fuel use, however. Some say as little as 15%, but some say all can be supplanted. It will be a few more years until there is a better view on this possibility.
    Most all automakers agree that a liquid-based fuel would be the preferred replacement for gasoline due to its higher energy density than gases, but so far there isn't an obvious liquid substitute in the wings. There is time to develop one however as we will not likely need a reasonable wholesale gasoline replacement for 25+ years.

  • I can't imagine that the earnings will be substantially worse than last time. But the forward guidance may be a lot better...

  • jj27713 jj27713 Jul 2, 2014 9:53 AM Flag

    Downgrade this morning...

  • Reply to

    Economist Tim Taylor on solar and wind

    by jwogdn Jun 30, 2014 4:11 PM
    jj27713 jj27713 Jun 30, 2014 4:22 PM Flag

    I see the author's point to a certain extent. It was noted today that worldwide installed solar PV will be almost 185 GW by the end of this year. The rate of installed PV has been increasing parabolically since 2005 with no lessening in sight. I really don't see where PV has serious reliability problems as the author has stated. You do have cleaning to do regularly and you will need to replace inverters about once every 10-12 years, but PV runs almost trouble free for decades primarily because there are no moving parts.
    PV has tremendous room to grow for another 20 years, at least, so I expect it will be one of the major sources of electricity in the end.



  • Reply to

    Tesla News

    by jj27713 Jun 26, 2014 7:06 AM
    jj27713 jj27713 Jun 26, 2014 11:16 AM Flag

    Moving weight requires energy. The same energy per unit mass. It will shorten the range of batteries. It will shorten the range of hydrogen. I don't see heavy haul trucks using hydrogen or batteries. Energy dense hydrocarbons are still best for them. Heavy construction equipment as well. As you imply, fuel cells aren't really good for delivering high energy outputs over a short period of time ie. acceleration of hill climbing. Batteries are. That's why FC vehicles will generally require batteries (or super-caps) in addition to a fuel cell. The ratio of battery power/capacity to fuel cell power/capacity will be different for each vehicle class and its expected use.
    Good batteries are necessary to hybridize with FC's. If battery technology improves, as it is expected to, which way does the pendulum swing for a vehicles power plant? More battery capacity or more FC capacity? Would a Tesla adopt a small FC, but keep the batteries for raw acceleration and speed? Would a Leaf adopt fewer batteries and a larger FC for longer range in the city? If batteries get good enough would not the vast majority of commuters have their needs met and just plug in at home and at work rather than fill up at 'gas stations'? It's a question that is not yet answerable, I believe.

  • Reply to

    Tesla News

    by jj27713 Jun 26, 2014 7:06 AM
    jj27713 jj27713 Jun 26, 2014 9:53 AM Flag

    If you are only going to own one car, an EV might not make sense. Unless, of course, you are willing to rent a non-EV car when you want to travel longer distances. If you are an urban dweller and EV might be a great idea. If you are a country dweller an EV might not make much sense at all. Suburban...more of a toss-up.
    Musk thinks he can get 100% more range out of a future generation of lithium batteries. At 520 miles, a Tesla might change a lot of minds. It all depends on how fast one can build out a hydrogen fueling infrastructure as to how quickly the FC car penetration might be.

  • jj27713 by jj27713 Jun 26, 2014 7:06 AM Flag

    In the ongoing rivalry between batteries vs. fuel cells Tesla announced yesterday that demand is outstripping supply for its cars. Demand this year is up 10% over delivery capabilities. Tesla is on track to supply 1000 cars per week with the addition of a new, more efficient production line by the end of the year. The strongest demand is now coming from China and wait times are 4-5 months. Total production this year should be 35,000 cars.
    Tesla is actually slowing supply to some regions in order to construct supercharging stations first. There are 97 superchargers in the US and 23 in Europe so far. The build out in China is not known. Musk is having an easier time installing his Tesla service centers and superchargers in Europe and he expects to continue building a Pan-European charging network over the years as he expects strong demand for his Tesla Model S in Europe. Currently, he is in discussions with most EV manufacturers about making the Tesla supercharger universally available to all electric car manufacturers and avoid having make-specific charging stations.

    It's going to be a big battle for dominance between these two technologies!

  • Reply to

    What's so scary about $19 a share??

    by jj27713 Jun 19, 2014 3:27 PM
    jj27713 jj27713 Jun 25, 2014 1:24 PM Flag

    Now we're talkin'...

  • Reply to

    secondary coming?

    by lxixmeth Jun 25, 2014 9:39 AM
    jj27713 jj27713 Jun 25, 2014 10:51 AM Flag

    Today there was news that the US is considering dropping the ban on crude oil exports. Do you think this plays into CLMT business plan in any way?

  • jj27713 by jj27713 Jun 25, 2014 9:15 AM Flag

    Toyota said that they will release their FCV in Japan next April and following through a few months later in the US. Toyota is asking both countries for subsidies to help lower the price. It is not clear what 'goodies' might come with the car ie. free hydrogen fillups, free maintenance, road service, etc. if any.
    The differences in the Tesla overall experience and the Toyota FCV overall experience will shortly come into sharper focus, too. FCV's will only be available in small markets where H2 is available. Tesla's will be adopted over a wider market to the ubiquity of electrical charging points. Toyota hopes to bring the cost of their FCV's down to ~$30K by 2025 whereas Tesla is working on a $35K model for 2016.
    I see both approaches being valid for several decades depending on ones needs and overall cost of ownership as well as ability to fuel where ever one wants to live/go.

  • Reply to

    Back to 3.30 DAMNED CHIMERA

    by brownvinohead Jun 23, 2014 11:31 AM
    jj27713 jj27713 Jun 23, 2014 12:26 PM Flag

    I think the rise on Friday was due to the massive 6-7 million share buy in the last 3 minutes. That had to be forcing the stock price upwards to un-sustainable levels in and of itself. Now that the buying pressure is off the stock should trade at its market driven levels again. Be heartened that someone with big money thought that $3.25 was a great place to establish a position. I am guessing that this was in anticipation of CIM getting all its books in order and being given a passing grade by the SEC...which should lead to more confidence in the company and a rising stock price by end of summer.

  • jj27713 jj27713 Jun 23, 2014 11:12 AM Flag

    I think the best storage for hydrogen will ultimately be 3500 miles of 4' diameter pipeline at 1200 psi...

    Seattle, WA to Portland, OR
    San Francisco, CA to San Diego, CA
    Portland, ME to Atlanta, GA
    Minneapolis, MN to Erie, PA
    Houston-Dallas-Ft. Worth, TX

    Feeding this from 100 PV and wind sources and tapping by 10000 users will meet the demands of more than 40% (?) of the country.

    It is expensive. Very expensive. But highly adaptable and flexible to mobile fuel needs ie. peaking power, overnight load leveling, fertilizer manufacturing, etc. But not cost efficient for oil refining...

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