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zoltyfan 12 posts  |  Last Activity: Nov 12, 2014 10:48 AM Member since: Jun 19, 2007
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  • Any assertions by Andy? Starting to look as credible as the Boy who Cried Wolf.

    Ouch, And I am a long...

    Sentiment: Strong Buy

  • Reply to

    I hear T bidding for VOD $35/share

    by philip_914 Nov 11, 2014 5:10 PM
    zoltyfan zoltyfan Nov 11, 2014 5:22 PM Flag

    Sorry, they, and anyone else, can pound salt for anything less than $48...

    Sentiment: Strong Buy

  • Reply to

    Projected earnings, and sales

    by drjwater Nov 7, 2014 10:21 AM
    zoltyfan zoltyfan Nov 9, 2014 8:12 PM Flag

    Where did you factor in the drop in oil prices?
    Back to the drawing board...

    Sentiment: Strong Buy

  • zoltyfan by zoltyfan Oct 27, 2014 11:51 AM Flag

    I'm told that VNRCP will generate a K-1 and provide a tax liability. Yet if it were in a Roth IRA it should seemingly be exempt from taxation.

    Any thoughts on whether a K-1 can be disregarded if the equity is in a Roth? Any comments welcome!

    Sentiment: Strong Buy

  • All that is going to do is charge you out of your shares to allow someone else to reap future gains.
    Shareholders should oppose any attempt to shift entitlement of future profits for some kind of a paltry buyout. We shareholders took the risk and should reap all future rewards. Plus those who are in taxable accounts would get whacked on any possible future distribution, depending upon how it is structured. Seems like the Roth should be stuffed first before putting in tax exposed accounts and then pray for no buyout...

    Sentiment: Strong Buy

  • I see VNRCP is recommended in October's Kippies Investing for Income.
    Seems like a good time to pick some up on this weakness. Thoughts?

  • While I am a long time holder of VOD, I am wondering based on today's conditions if VZ is not a very good place for new money, especially in an apparently weakening market.

    This GE and VZ venture seems to be something that could be very powerful for both companies. Thoughts?

    I am wondering if it would be an overstatement that right now VZ appears almost bulletproof.

    Any comments on these speculative ideas? Have i gone too far in overstating the apparent benefits of VZ a this juncture of the market? Critical thinking welcome...

    Sentiment: Strong Buy

  • I thought we had been promised various times that Plug would be profitable by the third quarter? The fourth quarter? What is it now?

    Or is it now a foregone conclusion that PLUG will not be profitable in 2014?

    Today's announcement of plenty of sales and substantial percentage increases over select prior periods begs the $99,000 question.....

    So When Will Plug Turn Profitable?

    Sentiment: Strong Buy

  • Today's IBD rates PLUG at 68 out of 99 on its composite index compared to only 52 for Solar City.

    Perhaps those holding Solar City and no PLUG will consider shifting over to PLUG for what appears to be a superior prospect based on IBD criteria.

    This should be good publicity for PLUG showing it as apparently having better prospects than Solar City and perhaps helping to convince some of the skeptics of fuel cells that they really present serious opportunities compared to solar at least based on IBD investment criteria.

    Sentiment: Strong Buy

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    FCEL, did we make a mistake?

    by z4abtrlife Aug 30, 2014 7:42 AM
    zoltyfan zoltyfan Aug 31, 2014 7:47 AM Flag

    Surely there are different levels of "speculation" and distinguishing them seems necessary for the serious investor. To dismiss FCEL, Ballard and/or Plug as merely "speculative" fails to go far enough as far as I can tell.

    Another way of characterizing such stocks is as "development company" stocks some of which have yet to see a profit and others that have though not reliably. Certainly Plug is farther along than many other development companies because it clearly has a marketable product that has been very credibly accepted and embraced by highly profitable companies. This is a very difficult thing to do and that is to accurately assess which development companies are most likely to actually make it not only into the periodically profitable category but consistently profitable. Searching out those development company stocks, just before they become profitable appears a very worthwhile endeavor.

    The overall challenge seems to be that if you expect to discover a ten, fifty or even hundred bagger-- you have to get in BEFORE the company is profitable-- because once it becomes profitable as a practical matter mostly all of the big money has been made. So dismissing stocks like FCEL, Ballard and Plug as speculative seems to hardly be sufficient as far as assessing which ones are worth investing in and which are not.

    Many of the Plug bashers are very likely just folks who know that they failed to buy Plug last year and are jealous of those of us who did--or in then case probably of Cramer who is embarrassed that he missed such a fine ride as many of us were either lucky enough, or had the foresight to buy last year when Plug was much below a buck. It seems like Cramer really just missed the boat and failed to grasp the potential of fuel cells and hope they fail.

    Of course their are other fuel cell bashers, or "fool cell" bashers who simply are afraid that the fuel cell is going render obsolete other possibly inferior battery based solutions.

    Sentiment: Strong Buy

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    Hydrogen budget to double in Japan

    by redshoe77 Aug 29, 2014 10:48 AM
    zoltyfan zoltyfan Aug 30, 2014 8:18 PM Flag

    Could it be that Japan is pursuing, or must pursue, fuel cells most aggressively given the harsh reality of the enormous risk of their all nuclear energy dependence? Could it be that the Japanese auto industry likewise will be strongly pre-disposed to pursue fuel cells given their nation's apparent commitment? Thoughts?

    Sentiment: Strong Buy

  • GE opened its Fuel Cell facility yesterday according to today's front page headlines in The Daily Gazette (August 26, 2014) by reporter Bethany Bump. They claim their new process allows GE to scale the fuel cell to a format about 4 times "...as big as what competitors are making."

    They also claim that their fuel cell will be able to "...power about 6 homes" (page A-6).

    They say their fuel cell, coupled with a Jenbacher gas engine, could augment existing power grids, relieve them at peak times or keep the lights on if the grid goes down. They also state that in developing countries they would be the ideal candidate for smaller communities in remote settings.

    Some of these ideas sound somewhat familiar but it certainly is important that GE is finally establishing a start up venture to develop this technology and while getting out of the toaster and dishwasher business as it is reported that their appliance business has been up for sale for a few years and that LG might buy them out.

    GE's entrance would seem to help validate the groundbreaking work of other fuel cell innovators including FCEL, Ballard, PLUG etc that seemed to have identified this opportunity and trend some years ago.

    This should be very good for everyone in the fuel cell industry for GE to join the fuel cell sector and add further credibility to fuel cell solutions even if it was belatedly. At least their entrance further validates fuel cell technology that has been bad mouthed by many investors that failed to buy in early enough and also those with apparently ulterior motivations and self-interests who are fearful of the disruption that fuel cells create and apparently want, very badly, for fuel cells to fail.

    Sentiment: Strong Buy

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