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wallstreet.thief 94 posts  |  Last Activity: Jan 12, 2015 10:18 PM Member since: Sep 13, 2012
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  • wallstreet.thief wallstreet.thief Jan 12, 2015 10:18 PM Flag

    mmm.. let's see. All Telsa patents are now open source. China is using LiFe batteries that last longer and never start on fire. They already have all of Tesla IP and more. Is the Tesla name worth 300 per share? Nope. Will the Gigitty be worth 300 per share include all the debt? Did Telsa make some huge bets that are now now paying off? Yep. JMO

    Sentiment: Strong Sell

  • Reply to

    keystone project

    by vmskey69 Jan 10, 2015 11:16 AM
    wallstreet.thief wallstreet.thief Jan 10, 2015 5:54 PM Flag

    Pretty well no effect. What is Saudi king died? Now there is an interesting effect.

  • wallstreet.thief wallstreet.thief Jan 7, 2015 7:21 PM Flag

    hush. Elon is in secret discussions with the Arapahos for access to mountains of graphite and lithium deposits.

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    CVEO accounting practices question

    by wallstreet.thief Jan 7, 2015 3:44 PM
    wallstreet.thief wallstreet.thief Jan 7, 2015 4:45 PM Flag

    One learns a lot, poking and prodding, on message boards. If you can distinguish between those with an agenda and those genuinely interested discussion and sharing findings/thoughts you are more well informed than believing any of the shysters on wallstreet (analysts and financial disclosures). Still a fun game.

  • wallstreet.thief by wallstreet.thief Jan 7, 2015 3:44 PM Flag

    Anyone know if CVEO was accelerating it revenue by listing current revenue using future contracts (e.g. where rent was not actually taken yet and income came from a large contract)? If that is the case - we are staring at an Enron and get ready for lawsuits. Hard to tell from their financials and with June so recent - this is looking more and more as an Engineered split to rape the masses. The drop of the REIT was just a ruse to plan for a steep drop with no one asking questions and there would be less accountability for damages from the upcoming lawsuits. If you can make a billion and have to pay 500 million in fines - great - that is still a lot of great income.

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    Freefall below 3 coming, then bankruptcy

    by shhc Jan 7, 2015 3:18 PM
    wallstreet.thief wallstreet.thief Jan 7, 2015 3:36 PM Flag

    Government will bail out the shale players similar to banks in 2008. Oh wait - these Shale players do not gift political pockets. I guess there is not help for them. Frack!

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    What is next?

    by wangj20122 Jan 6, 2015 12:21 PM
    wallstreet.thief wallstreet.thief Jan 6, 2015 12:36 PM Flag

    Next steps are to hunker down and survive the extended low oil prices. About 13 percent of accommodations are trailers. These can be sold or moved to try to sustain revenue. The lodges are permanent fixtures and some do still have 1 to 3 year contracts with high penalty clauses for cancelling. These lodges and the nature of oil prices will be the only accommodations left in some places as competitors pull stake and head out.

    I think CVEO did the right thing with quick massive layoffs. They should not relocate to Calgary, but to one of these lodges to save more money. They should also get out their creative hats to utilize the lodges in not yet thought of ways. Large training schools for trades or foreign students looking to learn English or Dudes who want a retreat and visit a remote regions of the world. Either way you look at it though - the length of the low oil and coal prices is the real barometer of CVEO's future.

    Sentiment: Hold

  • wallstreet.thief by wallstreet.thief Jan 6, 2015 11:27 AM Flag

    Crime is rising - CVEO lodges are in the middle of nowhere. Turn them all into prisons.

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    Double-wide trailer market will collapse now

    by brauwert Jan 5, 2015 2:45 PM
    wallstreet.thief wallstreet.thief Jan 5, 2015 2:59 PM Flag

    that would be at least a return on some assets - what about the lodges? That is the biggest cost and future loss if oil stays low.

  • Tar sands and other oil projects are in on the books and being worked. future projects are being canned or shelved to see the outcome of this oil bear market. CVEO has lots of money in the bank and is still renting and can drop rent prices to at least stay cash positive. They will be able to be cash positive by aggressively managing cost. The real future of CVEO being viable or not will not show up till at least a couple or more quarters. At that time - if oil is still low - Canada real estate wiill take a kick in the nuts and it will be obvious CVEO will be decades away from paying off debt.

    There of course is a big worry that big money knew oil was going to drop in 2014 all the way into 2017 and this split of CVEO was to unburden the majority of the bad risk (real-estate in no man's land) onto CVEO and let it burn out and die. Makes me wonder if Einhorn and Greenlight capital (orchestrators of this split) are actually making more than enough for their losses by having bet short on CVEO for 4 months now thru a not very easily connected holding company that cannot be traced. A good business analytics review of the last year's trading patterns showing buy and sell of short trades would uncover dubious entities. No official want to or will go there though.

  • wallstreet.thief wallstreet.thief Dec 30, 2014 4:04 PM Flag

    If they keep closing more lodges and cannot even afford to keep heat in them to prevent damage - those lodges are essentially worthless. They do not sit on a desirable piece of land and you cannot move the lodge like you can with trailer accommodations. Now add up the 100s of millions of dollars in lost money - virtually happening over less than a year. I hate to think about it - however it could be bankruptcy in a year or less - unless CVEO gets creative and starts putting together some tribal feel good vacation attraction for their lodges or rent them to hunters. Something has to be done very fast to diversify or feel the axe.

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    Europe ====== sales down 71%

    by kbodie77777 Sep 30, 2014 7:52 PM
    wallstreet.thief wallstreet.thief Dec 30, 2014 3:18 PM Flag

    China is very hard to do business with. Many companies burned millions and lost their portfolio of IP trying work with China. Elon gave away Tesla IP and China will now come out with a Tesla like vehicle - only using LiFe batteries (that last twice as long) all city taxis in China will be using knock off Tesla like cars by end of 2017.

    Sentiment: Strong Sell

  • Government around the world will be paring back EV vehicle credits to balance their weak budgets. Oil is cheap as sand and China is digging in to make roads in the EV market. Tesla's gamble to be king of the EVs is starting to lag as real automakers are catching up. Expenses for simple things like a fender panel as out of this world for damaged Tesla vehicles. Tesla programs for new vehicles are late, money is pouring out of Tesla on all sides and fewer people are buying Teslas. Could get pretty choppy for this stock in 2015.

    Sentiment: Sell

  • wallstreet.thief wallstreet.thief Dec 29, 2014 10:44 AM Flag

    They are no different than your the batteries in your cell phone or laptop - Lithium Ion. How long do those batteries last 3 maybe 4 years. Teslas makes them last a little longer in their cars by keeping them cool and by not letting them go below 20% charge. Take any Lithium Ion battery and leave it in perfect condition - charged for a year and it's capacity is about 80 to 85% just sitting on the shelf. Great cars, poor battery choice. That is ok though - there are a lot of "look at me" people around the world who are eager to fund Tesla's R&D by buying new Teslas and new battery packs. The newer, the bigger, the faster, the cooler - they will happily upgrade to be viewed driving them.

    Sentiment: Sell

  • wallstreet.thief by wallstreet.thief Dec 28, 2014 8:30 PM Flag

    I like the idea of a tesla - just don't want the #$%$ batteries. Does Telsa sell cars without batteries?
    One can park it for a few years and wait for a good battery. No point running a car good for a million miles if the battery packs cost 20 thousand every 4 years.

  • Reply to

    Roadster Upgrade

    by cbx6cylinder Dec 26, 2014 6:47 PM
    wallstreet.thief wallstreet.thief Dec 26, 2014 7:14 PM Flag

    Upgrade ? This is not really an upgrade it's a battery swap. Swapping in a bigger battery. No special sauce there. Beef up the suspension and put in 2 oversize batteries to give 800 miles per charge. So what. why not put extra back tires on the Model S and do the same thing. Wow! All of a sudden Tesla looks interesting again. Double the mileage. Incredible feat of technology. Will wonders never cease.

    Sentiment: Strong Sell

  • wallstreet.thief wallstreet.thief Dec 26, 2014 4:34 PM Flag

    Technology and Energy company? I think it is more a marketing company. They even used one of the most brilliant inventors from last century in their name. Tesla is know all over the world yet it has sold very few cars and has never made a penny. They are a pure marketing company that just happens to sell cars today. Tomorrow it will be batteries and after that, perhaps 3d printing presses. Whatever is a good market ready to create a bubble.

    Sentiment: Strong Sell

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    What's Teslas Fate For Next 2 Weeks?

    by robskydives Dec 19, 2014 6:50 PM
    wallstreet.thief wallstreet.thief Dec 19, 2014 7:18 PM Flag

    I really think the stock price for Tesla in the next 2 weeks will be what comes out from the competition. Tesla no doubt is a fine company with a stellar car. They seem to be prepared to sell it at a loss for a long time and everyone and their dog thinks they are the end all and be all for EV cars and are willing to pay astronomical prices for the stock. There are a lot of new EV players in the market getting their financing and special sauce together. I personally do not like the direction Tesla chose for the batteries and think they will continue to fall in value until they come out with a better battery solution. After reading on on Wrightspeed, I am now even more convinced a hybrid solution is the best option for today's current technology advances. Tesla's window for dominance in all EV is growing smaller and smaller. Competition will move Tesla stock price.

    Sentiment: Sell

  • wallstreet.thief wallstreet.thief Dec 19, 2014 11:35 AM Flag

    If you keep it for decades - you can frame the stock and put it next to Howard Taft's picture. Hall of forgotten.

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    Five Steps To Capitulation.

    by robskydives Dec 15, 2014 1:25 PM
    wallstreet.thief wallstreet.thief Dec 18, 2014 11:24 AM Flag

    Are you psychic. I totally agree with you. The funds holding this have let off a lot of shares already, as it went down last 30days or so. We are on our second wave of supported false-merit rise and by next week - another wave of large volume will take us down to about 190 180.

    Sentiment: Strong Sell

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