ANNAPOLIS, Md., May 7, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- PharmAthene, Inc. (NYSE MKT: PIP), a biodefense company developing medical countermeasures against biological and chemical threats, today reported its financial and operational results for the first quarter of 2015. Highlights during and subsequent to the quarter include:
Delaware Court of Chancery issues final judgment granting lump sum award to PharmAthene (PIP) totaling approximately $195 million
Implementation of Realignment Plan to maximize the value of any proceeds from its litigation with SIGA Technologies, Inc. and its existing biodefense assets
Recorded revenue of $5.8 million related to the BARDA audit
For the three months ended March 31, 2015, PharmAthene recognized revenue of $7.1 million compared to $3.7 million for the corresponding period in 2014.
The cumulative global market for solar PV is expected to triple by 2020 to almost 700 gigawatts, with annual demand eclipsing 100 gigawatts in 2019. Solar demand will likely be almost entirely market-based in 2020; a dramatic shift from 2012 when almost all demand was premised on direct incentives. One implication of an increasingly unsubsidized market is that management and governance of the electric grid will change dramatically, creating both new opportunities and challenges for solar companies. This transformation is already underway with the implementation of market-based mechanisms for PV procurement and solar companies exploring innovations in business model design.
80 mt or 2.8 million ounces per 1 GW of solar power created
Sentiment: Strong Buy
Here is how I see it. Silver is going through a "tsunami effect". This is the calm before the tidal wave arrives and low prices are a blessing.
If you research PV (solar) demand for 2020 and 2050, you will staggering amounts of silver going to solar alone. Solar technology may become the leading source of power. I see numbers of 4600 GW. 7000 GW of solar power. Where is all of that silver going to come from?
The tide is out. Accumulate while you can. Thank everyone who thinks they are responsible to making silver so cheap, because it will go much higher. Fret not over the dollar, SLV, stocks, and QE. Silver is about to become king.
It is ironic how complacent we have become to the potentially biggest problem we will face as a nation. I researched 'global debt 2015'. A good article by McKinsey & Company (executive summary) provides statistics on how global debt has leveraged higher since the financial crises. Even in China, debt has quadrupled since 2007.
While it is not a 'real' problem to the average person yet, we will wonder why we waited so long and will point fingers in our dismay, unless of course you choose to do something about it.
Driven by higher interest costs, Social Security and Medicare for baby boomers, as well as tax cuts made permanent in 2012, the federal debt held by the public is expected to hit $40 trillion in 2035, according to calculations by the Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget based on Congressional Budget Office estimates. Back in 2009, soon after President Barack Obama took office, the forecast for the 2035 burden was at least $7 trillion lower at $33 trillion.
The economy just isn't growing fast enough to keep pace with the costs of caring for the soaring ranks of the elderly, and the discrepancy between spending and revenue is estimated to widen in the next few decades.
Either way, the number of people paying Social Security taxes is expected to grow more slowly than the number of those receiving the entitlements. The number of taxed workers will increase 20 percent between now and 2045, while beneficiaries of Social Security's Old-Age, Survivors and Disability Insurance (OASDI) funds will increase 57 percent over the same period, according to the Social Security Board of Trustees. As a result, there will be about two taxpayers per beneficiary in three decades, down from almost three now. For comparison, the same ratio was 3.4 to 1 in 2000.
To bring the ratio more in line with the historical level of 40 percent, taxes would have to go up 13.5 percent, according to Goldwein. The later any action is taken, the deeper the spending cuts or the higher the tax increases would have to be.
If it's the latter, tax day is going to become even more painful.
If we sent $40 billion a month to China for imports and pay $15 billion for imported oil, that's a good deal for us.
As long as it lasts.
The landscape is literally chainging with solar. I've driven across the country to see hundreds of wind farms and several solar farms of 100+ acres or more. Both are impressive and a sign of things to come. Silver demand is for real. You are right solar pays for itself. Congrats to you for being ahead of the curve! in many respects. :)
Sentiment: Strong Buy
If you research the cause of the Greek problem and why they are in such a mess, several major sources come out.
1 Greece has one of the largest "black economies" in the Europe that leads to the largest amount of fraud and corruption of undereporting of taxable income.
2 Greece has a high per capita income for the Eurozone and one of the lowest tax rates leading to a high debt to gdp ratio.
3. The honest taxpayer is resentful of paying for 1 and 2.
While there are other mitigating factors to study the problem is an education unto itself.
Yes, the little guy is going to lose.
We will all want it back. It is difficult to fathom what the future brings with such a debt load.
All economic gains have come from debt increase, not growth.
That is the calamity we live in.
We live in time of parody and denial.
It is a specter to witness as it unfolds.
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This week it came to light that live anthrax samples were sent around the United States and out of the country, at times via FedEx. While reportedly there is no public health threat in this case, the media attention and event does put increased government focus on preparing for such an event. Along these lines, a device that could quickly and inexpensively test for the presence of such pathogens could have prevented the problem all together as well as helped secure the public afterwards. Positive ID's (PSID) Firefly Dx is one such device under development. Other companies also involved in similar equipment or treatments whose stocks could get a boost are Rosetta Genomics (ROSG) and PharmAthene (PIP).
ANTHRAX INADVERTENTLY SHIPPED AROUND THE WORLD
A Maryland based lab sounded the alarm last Wednesday that it received live samples of anthrax. The lab notified the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and prompted it to investigate. So far, four lab workers in the United States and up to 22 globally were put into post-exposure treatment for anthrax after the U.S. military mistakenly shipped live anthrax samples to locations in nine states.
Sentiment: Strong Buy
I am not sure that you can compare those 2 on those terms.
Copper is a primary metal and silver is a by-product for the most part.
Copper is a staple in every household. Silver is not. Both have industrial use.
Silver, however, stands on its own merits for its end use and also has the scarcity factor that will come into play sometime within the next 5-10 years.
One aspect of silver I watch is the world reserve, which is around 17 billion ounces. If that number continues to decrease, silver will become scarce in a handful of years.
46 billion ounces of silver have been mined. We are rougly down to 25% left.
Palladium had a 10 fold increase when it reached scarcity.
At some point, silver will do the same, except it is much more widely used.
Accumulate while it is not in favor.
We have higher lows and a well established trend line. If it is valid, silver holds support and goes higher. Every chartist can see this despite all of the noise of lower prices.
Silver goes higher.
Photovoltaic vision 2020
The vision of the German PV industry is based on the claim that the sector can guarantee competitive, affordable, safe and clean power generation from solar energy by the year 2020. The solar industry will be a key pillar in the system transformation to clean and independent power generation based on 100% renewable energies in Germany and around the world. By cutting CO2 emissions, the expansion
of photovoltaics is making an indispensable contribution in the struggle against climate change. In addition, photovoltaics contributes decisively to the security of the power supply and to the protection of resources.
Solar power will become largely competitive in Germany before the year 2020, thereby achieving independence from support measures in certain relevant market segments. System prices will
be more than halved by 2020.
Germany's long term goal is to reach 80% of its energy generation from renewable sources.
Sentiment: Strong Buy
1.5 - 2 billion ounces of silver will go to solar alone. In 5 short years.
The debt clock and USGS say we have 17-18 billion ounces of silver reserve.
Last year the debt clock said we had 19 billion ounces.
It is possible that within those 5 short years silver will be seen has a scarce commodity.
I recall palladium going up 10x on the news of its scarcity.
Sentiment: Strong Buy