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solarmanmike 695 posts  |  Last Activity: Jan 21, 2015 4:14 PM Member since: Apr 5, 2010
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    by solarmanmike Jan 21, 2015 3:04 PM
    solarmanmike solarmanmike Jan 21, 2015 4:14 PM Flag

    By the power vested in me by Almighty Allah, I waved my wand and caused CLF to make a new high. All praise is due to Allah!

  • solarmanmike by solarmanmike Jan 21, 2015 3:04 PM Flag

    Brothers and sisters, Allah has guided me to the path of true prophets and profits. I have been day trading SUNE, VXX and XIV, about 20 trades/day. There is no or little time to spare. All praise is due to Allah!

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    by solarmanmike Jan 15, 2015 11:55 AM
    solarmanmike solarmanmike Jan 15, 2015 1:30 PM Flag

    Islam is peace and submission to the will of Allah. Allah has guided to the right path. Subhan Allah!

  • I haven't had time to post on any the above requires absolute concentration and fast hands...SUBHAN ALLAH!

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    by mlefkowitz Jan 15, 2015 11:34 AM
    solarmanmike solarmanmike Jan 15, 2015 11:47 AM Flag

    I reverted/converted to Islam from Judaism...I'm long CLF, average price $10.33...Salam! Shalom!

  • solarmanmike by solarmanmike Jan 15, 2015 11:26 AM Flag

    What's up?

  • Expect some recovery in the market...

  • solarmanmike by solarmanmike Jan 14, 2015 1:50 PM Flag

    If it happens, short the VXX and buy the XIV....Also, buy puts on the VIX...all short-term trades...

  • solarmanmike by solarmanmike Jan 13, 2015 2:52 PM Flag

    O my followers, I am delighted to see the recovery in Cliffs. All praise is due to Allah, the greatest.
    We are experiencing extreme volatility in the market. This is a time to hedge your portfolio(s). In the near-term, do the following:

    Short the XIV at ~ $29.95....cover for $1.00 - $1.50 gains/share...

    Buy VIX calls, but wait for a recovery in the S&P to ~ 2045-2055...

    Buy VXX at around $32.00...

    These trades require fast not hold the VXX overnight...Additionally, you may short the VXX at the HOD...

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    am i too negative??

    by ohtaegun Jan 6, 2015 5:44 PM
    solarmanmike solarmanmike Jan 6, 2015 6:44 PM Flag

    No, you are too stupid.

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    China to Accelerate STIMULUS by Spending...

    by vipinkot47 Jan 6, 2015 9:17 AM
    solarmanmike solarmanmike Jan 6, 2015 10:21 AM Flag

    China is accelerating 300 infrastructure projects valued at 7 trillion yuan ($1.1 trillion) this year as policy makers seek to shore up growth that’s in danger of slipping below 7 percent.

  • China is accelerating 300 infrastructure projects valued at 7 trillion yuan ($1.1 trillion) this year as policy makers seek to shore up growth that’s in danger of slipping below 7 percent.

    Premier Li Keqiang’s government approved the projects as part of a broader 400-venture, 10 trillion yuan plan to run from late 2014 through 2016, said people familiar with the matter who asked not to be identified as the decision wasn’t public. The National Development and Reform Commission, which will oversee the projects, didn’t respond to a faxed request for comment.

    The move illustrates concern among officials that China’s planned shift to a domestic-consumption driven economy has yet to produce enough growth momentum. The yuan rose, halting a two-day decline, and Australia’s dollar -- a proxy for China due to its shipments of iron ore and other commodities used in construction -- climbed after the news.

    “It’s part of China’s efforts to stabilize growth, and the news will help to boost market confidence,” said Julia Wang, a Hong Kong-based economist with HSBC Holdings Plc. “Infrastructure investment will continue to be a major driver for China’s economic growth.”

    The approvals contrast with past moves to boost growth via infrastructure in which the government gave the green-light to projects individually. They are part of efforts to respond to weak output, according to the people.
    Project Funding

    The projects will be funded by the central and local governments, state-owned firms, loans and the private sector, said the people. The investment will be in seven industries including oil and gas pipelines, health, clean energy, transportation and mining, according to the people. They said the NDRC is also studying projects in other industries in case the government needs to provide more support for growth.

    The NDRC’s spokesman, Li Pumin, said last month China would encourage investment in those areas.

    The Economic Observer newspaper reported Dec. 26 on its website that an official from the NDRC’s Zhejiang provincial bureau said the government had approved more than 420 infrastructure projects needing investment of more than 10 trillion yuan.

    Rail investments may exceed 1.1 trillion yuan this year as investments in the previous four years lagged behind the five-year plan for 2011-2015, Han Siyi, an analyst at Shenyin & Wanguo Securities, said at a conference in Shanghai today.

    China has sought ways to stimulate growth without resorting to full-blown stimulus as it seeks to keep a lid on total debt that is now more than 200 percent of gross domestic product. The central bank added liquidity into the banking system last year and announced an interest-rate cut on Nov. 21.
    Not 2008

    “It’s not 2008 again,” Zhao Xijun, a finance professor with Renmin University of China in Beijing, said in reference to a 4 trillion yuan stimulus China unleashed at that time. “When China launched the big stimulus package in 2008 to deal with the global financial crisis, China wanted nothing but faster growth; now China is focusing more on quality, efficiency and sustainability.”

    China’s total fixed-asset investment in the first 11 months of the year was 45.1 trillion yuan. Infrastructure spending totaled 9.8 trillion yuan in transportation; environment and water management; and the supply of heat, gas and water, according to National Bureau of Statistics data compiled by Bloomberg.

    Deutsche Bank AG analysts yesterday cut their expansion projections for this quarter to 6.8 percent, reinforcing their call for the central bank to step up monetary stimulus.

    “We expect growth to surprise to the downside in Q1 and policies to surprise on the loose side in 2015,” Deutsche Bank economists led by Hong Kong-based Zhang Zhiwei wrote. China will be hit by a “double whammy” of slowing property investment and a sharp decline in land sales by local governments, the analysts wrote.

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    by solarmanmike Dec 26, 2014 8:55 AM
    solarmanmike solarmanmike Dec 26, 2014 8:59 AM Flag

    Dec 25 (Reuters) - China's iron ore futures edged up on Thursday, snapping three straight sessions of losses as reports circulated that the central bank was moving to ease liquidity conditions for banks.

    Iron ore futures for May delivery on the Dalian Commodity Exchange rose 0.21 percent to settle at 476 yuan ($77) a tonne, while the most-traded May rebar contract on Shanghai Futures Exchange slipped 0.04 percent to 2,482 yuan a tonne.

    China Business News reported on Wednesday that the central bank was planning to include interbank lending by non-bank financial institutions as part of the calculated deposit base.

    Quoting unnamed insider sources who attended a meeting with the central bank, the report said 24 major financial institutions were also told that even if interbank assets are including in the base, they may not need to set aside additional reserves, leaving more liquidity available for lending and investment.

    Still, a combination of sluggish demand, along with worries of a worsening supply glut at home and abroad, continued to weigh on iron ore markets.

    Analysts said Chinese iron ore production would rebound should the government agree to a proposal by the China Iron Ore & Steel Association to cut taxes for local iron ore miners.

    "The tax cut will help these mines but it will be bearish for prices because producers will immediately pass on the cost savings as they compete for buyers," said a Hangzhou-based analyst at Nanhua Futures.

    Benchmark 62 percent grade iron ore for immediate delivery to China .IO62-CNI=SI slightly rose 0.6 percent to $66.20 a tonne on Tuesday, according to data compiled by the Steel Index.

    Rebar and iron ore prices at 0357 GMT Contract Last Change Pct Change SHFE REBAR MAY5 2485 -1.00 -0.04 DALIAN IRON ORE DCE DCIO MAY5 476 +1.00 +0.21 THE STEEL INDEX 62 PCT INDEX 66.20 +0.60 +0.92 METAL BULLETIN INDEX 66.94 +0.10 +0.15 Dalian iron ore and Shanghai rebar in yuan/tonne Index in dollars/tonne, show close for the previous trading day ($1 = 6.2006 Chinese yuan renminbi

  • solarmanmike by solarmanmike Dec 26, 2014 8:55 AM Flag

  • solarmanmike solarmanmike Dec 25, 2014 4:51 PM Flag

  • solarmanmike solarmanmike Dec 24, 2014 11:13 AM Flag

    Thank you! Happy Holidays!

  • solarmanmike solarmanmike Dec 24, 2014 10:59 AM Flag

    Incredible pain...this makes "no pain, no gain" a goes to Casablanca and all CASA LOVERS, particularly, vipinCUNT and imaginejml!

  • On 12/24/2013, exactly one year ago, Cliffs traded between 24.31 - 24.99. The volume was 3,689,551. Now, this is called massive destruction of shareholder value!

    There's no way for the spin doctors to spin this one!

    Regardless of our losses, HAPPY HOLIDAYS to the people of the BIBLE and the TORAH, ZIONISTS excepted!

    I wish you a happy, healthy and prosperous 2015. May Allah guide you onto the right path!

  • solarmanmike solarmanmike Dec 22, 2014 6:22 AM Flag

    Man shall have nothing but what he strives for...Arise and warn all short sellers of the coming explosion in coal...

  • Turning point for coal? Japanese trading firms snap up coal assets

    Only a few months ago, a potential buyer said Japanese trading house Marubeni was prepared to sell a costly stake in a Canadian coal mine for as little as $1.

    But a flurry of acquisitions of high-quality coal assets by Japanese firms in recent weeks signals that some trading houses at least are betting a depressed coal market where prices have halved in three years may be bottoming out.

    This vote of confidence comes amid signs that coal demand in Japan and emerging markets such as India is holding up well despite weaker demand in markets such as China, where coal imports in the first 11 months fell nearly a tenth.

    Japan is the world's second-biggest coal importer behind China, importing almost 200 million tons a year.

    Recent acquisitions include the first coal investment by Mitsui & Co in 10 years. It is purchasing a stake in a Mozambique mine operated by Brazil's Vale, in which the trading firm has an indirect stake.

    "The biggest reason for participating in the Moatize project is to retain excellent quality metallurgical coal that is scarce globally," Tetsuya Fukuda, general manager of Mitsui's coal division, said. "With the resource supercycle, we had been not able to buy any assets."

    The partnership will be welcome for Vale, which incurred a coal loss of almost $500 million in 2013, mostly from Mozambique.

    Mitsui is paying $763 million to Vale for a stake in the mine and port and rail connections, and is also committed to spending $190 million to expand the mine.

    Fukuda said Mitsui also had its eyes on other assets, without elaborating.

    Coal prices soared from around $50 to over $200 a ton between 2005 and 2008, making mining assets expensive.

    But prices have halved in three years and are back below $70 as miners invested in new production and demand stalled due to alternative fuel sources and slower growth.

    Cheap assets

    The low prices are now triggering interest in buying cheap assets in anticipation of an eventual market pick-up.

    "If you are interested in buying assets - they're probably going to be more expensive in six months time from where they are today," said Michael Elliott, global mining and metals leader at consultants Ernst & Young.

    "So it's an opportunity - can they get exposure to more volumes, potentially even better quality assets than they hold," he added.

    Itochu said this month it was interested in joining bidding for the giant Tavan Tolgoi coal project after Mongolia relaunched an international tender.

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