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spanspur 623 posts  |  Last Activity: May 1, 2015 2:12 PM Member since: Apr 2, 2003
  • Just like last week, just like tomorrow, just like next week.

    Translation: It's OK to sell your CDTI shares, there will be nothing happening here for months/years to come. Really kind of sad. CDTI management has never, ever, produced anything beneficial for shareholders in more than 20 years of non-profitability. Nothing is going to change here. Unfortunately the company is a bio tech. Profitability is not an option here, but the company is already working on setting up another give-a-way of the shareholder value. Great job CDTI management. You have not had a new sale announced in 2 to 3 years...................congrats. Great job!

  • Reply to

    Nav Sarao Story

    by billyteex1 Apr 25, 2015 9:14 AM
    spanspur spanspur Apr 25, 2015 1:31 PM Flag

    "But maybe I can pull a Sarao with my fat fingers"................"fat fingers?"

    It's over Bill, I put you on ignore for the last time. LOL!

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    Grandslammer has no shame:

    by billyteex1 Apr 25, 2015 8:04 AM
    spanspur spanspur Apr 25, 2015 1:25 PM Flag

    "GS are you a low life liar and pretender like Spanspur" the top of that long winded narrative
    I knew that somewhere Spanspur would be mentioned.......................sure enough there I am.

    Bill, as you and GS work through your issues, this lovers quarrel, please leave me out of your tirades. TIA

  • Couldn't happen to a more corrupt banking institution. Oh happy day................

    They have paid so many fines that their organization smells like a criminal organization. Look at their activities with regard to AKS.

  • spanspur spanspur Apr 24, 2015 6:04 PM Flag

    "Friends & Family"..............I remember when a friend of mine wanted me to put $5,000 into a bulletin board stock called "Herky Jerky". Some sort of edible product. I never did, and I do not talk to that person any more.

  • rather than waiting for the cash to run out again. A company cannot burn $1.5 million every 90 days playing lab rats and expect to be rewarded by the market. While management talks a good game, I do not believe there is a business person alive that believes they have the best interests of investors involved. It is strictly finding NEW dumb money to come in and play. Please finance our lifestyle and company.

    I once owned 3.3% of the entire company. I am lucky to have exited with my shirt. Just waiting to dump remaining shares.....................

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    Today's news just not understood

    by billyteex1 Apr 22, 2015 11:20 AM
    spanspur spanspur Apr 24, 2015 1:12 PM Flag

    Yes Kool, all of us here are perplexed at the low valuation of CDTI, but there is a reason.

    Probably the most glaring element is that during the entire history of the company CDTI has never made a dime. But the managers at the top do very well, although now that the money is gone the salaries are be pared down. The last CFO was being paid $400,000 per year, yes that is $1,300 a day every day of the year..........and when he quit, he is being paid another $400,000 for another year per agreement. But CDTI does not make money and can barely pay the rent on their headquarters facility without investor secondary money.

    The company is basically a laboratory for scientist types that have virtually no knowledge about how to actually make a profit, develop robust markets, but at the very top they have already removed millions upon millions for themselves. It is basically a con job. Previous top management sold 35% of the entire company to Roth Capital in 2013 for, are you sitting down, $1.5 million. Wow!

    Now you know why no one believes in CDTI. Without Honda there is virtually no company whatsoever. CDTI has not had a new sales announcement to a new OEM in over 3, maybe 4 or 5 years. They had to give 2% of the entire company to a former female CFO who they terminated incorrectly.

    As one prominent pumper of CDTI pointed out..............this is the gang that cannot shoot straight.

    No new sales, declining revenues, and rather that seek out and merge the company for the benefit of all...............merge the company with a strong partner now................CDTI management will be content to run the same game, or at least try, to raise more capital and further dilute the value of the company with another secondary in early 2016. The goal of management is merely to keep the lab open and the lifestyle ongoing. For example: CDTI management mentions a fleet customer for their new Durafit line..............and never identifies or mentions it ever again.

  • The Chinese and Russians are reportedly selling into the market, and the Swiss have announced that they intend to do the same.

    Another fine mess Billy got me into.................

  • Allowing the shorts to cover, is to increase the share price.

    Tariff pricing relief is coming to the industry. Even the Chinese want to make money just like the Koreans.

  • Completely normal for there to be a retracement. Profit taking. But where to from here? Another $225,000,000 in increased value because the company has guided down again?

    Interesting how investors look at the world.

  • Refrigerators use steel, as do autos and equipment and Bobcats.

    This Mornings # was a strong one.

    Let's see if MR mentions the strong steel consuming Durable #.

  • Made that impossible now. I should have never listened to Billy!

  • Paid $6.25 out-of-pocket for the majority of their recently purchased open market "buys" of AKS......just maybe
    Wainscott sandbagged the numbers as payback. Just like Nucor's beat..............

  • a sell in the last month and a half, when it is timely to their next day trading operations. The Street works closely with CITI imo.

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    Wow.........Camp Added $190,000,000 In Value

    by spanspur Apr 23, 2015 9:46 AM
    spanspur spanspur Apr 23, 2015 4:30 PM Flag

    And another $35,000,000 value today. This on a beat of $.02, or, $900,000..............

  • Outlook..............with Wall Street, you might want to consider the upside equation & the risk-to-reward ratio to actually be a short seller.

  • Reply to

    Interesting Tape & Interesting Trading

    by spanspur Apr 23, 2015 1:53 PM
    spanspur spanspur Apr 23, 2015 2:45 PM Flag

    And what if the bounces above $5 are designed to bring in smaller retail short positions who are going to be very vulnerable................adding further fuel to the fire. AKS moves a $.25 to $.30 per day whether directly up or down, or through the daily swing.

    One day AKS announces they are looking at strategic options and the stock is at $7.75 overnight.

    Then what for the short positions..................AKS management has millions of $$ of their own money in this game from higher open market purchases.

  • Generally at this point the game works something like this: CITI and others are buried with no way out. Their goal is to present negative sping, to create negative perceptions about AKS. Computer generated HTF then trade stocks that are essentially non-existent between themselves. They walk the stock down while articles, please notice when MR releases they commentary to help create the mindset, to create FEAR. Actual holders of AKS common then sell................and CITIs goal is to buy-to-cover in one way or another, and to each day, on balance..............end up buying real shares taken from others from the FEAR they create. Who cares what assets support the company, or the value of the business, or why in the hell AKS would be building a $38 million high tech steel research lab on land the company already owns. It's all about Mark OHara and his written thoughts regarding this 100 year old company that supplies wide swaths of American indusy.

    But for the moment imagine this. On the other side of the fence are some prominent long HTFs, some major banking interests, and some serious long money that realizes that Dearborn was a major winner, that the enterprise itself is worth a bundle, and that revenues are now $8 billion, and serious positive cash flow is close-by. Some of these major longs are more savvy than the rest of us. Suppose for the moment the goal is to bring other short positions into the mix while they truly do no understand the upside risk. Support the goal with this daily $.25 rock up and down, is to create one of the greatest SHORT SQUEEZES of all time.
    Between the float, the options, and the naked a very short time period the short positions could find themselves completely locked out. You know..........the major long HTFs also have computers.

  • It was WaithKiller himself who connected the dots between Mark OHara with his past direct connection to CITI, and CITI's analyst Yu, and CITI's massive short position in AKS.

    Please read OHara's recent commentary and summary of the World Steel Association estimates of American
    steel consumption in 2015. Read closely how OHara presents and focuses on AKS in the first paragraph of his coverage.............although the article is suppose to be about the entire industry. OHara uses words to DECEIVE THE READER. Read closely............he cites the WSA and their own minor 0.4% estimate of a drop in American steel consumption. He notes that last year steel consumption was up a strong 11.7% in America. And then notes in a vague and nebulous comment in the the first paragraph that, "Companies like AKS get a major part of their revenue from the US market".

    So why do I say he is intentionally trying to deceive and set negative perception. He leaves the reader believing that American steel consumption will be dramatically lower, when in fact, YOY the WSA is stating that a mere 0.4% possible decline in consumption is from last year's dramatic 11.7% growth last year.
    So a thinking person would conclude that 11.7% minus 0.4% = 11.3% from the beginning of 2014. In other words, American steel consumption will in fact be off a minor 0.4% after dramatic and continuing growth levels from 2014. And then O'Hara closes the first paragraph with a vague statement tying AKS to American steel consumption while hiding/fooling the reader.....................even though it is only, maybe, according to the WSA................0.4% from last years dramatic growth of 11.7%. But it works for his handlers at CITI.

    Notice the timing, AKS in the first paragraph confirming OHara's continual attack on AKS. Wraith Killer noted that OHara use to work closely with CITI. CITI is buried in a short position wherein all the shares of AKS outstanding are owned. There is no way out.

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    by analyst_500 Apr 22, 2015 10:40 PM
    spanspur spanspur Apr 23, 2015 11:10 AM Flag


    Thanks for your analysis from 100 years ago. Maybe you missed the recent Steel Caucus hearings.
    The CEO documented in no uncertain by reading from China's official 10 year plan that the government of China is/has a deliberate program in place to continue to build steel making, and aluminum making production facility even with the massive global over capacity. He went on to read from the document wherein China's leaders and head of indu SD trial development openly state, "China will increase capacity, intentionally drive all pricing down, with the ultimate goal of displacing all other producers as the world's primary steel making sorce". This from an official Chinese government document. China continues to build mills with a goal of global domination, while driving foreign completely out of business via Chinese government subsidy.

    This is not FREE trade!

    BUT thank you sir for your contribution to the AKS message board.........

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