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  • k
    Mom: "Quit opening the door on that damn refridgerator"

    George Junior: "Well if the Door had SPD all I would need to do is flip a switch"

    Mom: "Well it is an LG InstaView. All you gotta do is knock twice on the door"

    George Junior: "Look Mom--NO SPD any where you look!"
  • k
    Company is dead. We are just waiting for the corpse to be buried.
    Dead and stinking: REFR
  • A
    REEFR investors who lost lots of money
  • A
    Short Interest down again yet the SI crew showing most of the daily volume was short selling. BARFF!! When will the poor dumb shlubs ever learn?

    Research Frontiers Incorporated

    $ 1.17
    Short Squeeze Ranking™
    Daily Short Sale Volume
    Daily Naked Short Selling List
    Short Interest (Shares Short)
    Short Interest Ratio (Days To Cover)
    Short Percent of Float
    4.94 %
    Short % Increase / Decrease
    -11 %
    Short Interest (Shares Short) - Prior
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  • H
    Nothing but a washed up royalty company. No revenue potential ever.
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    Ishfaque Faruk Westpark Capital Wall Street Analyst
    Ranked #4,435 out of 4,610 Analysts on TipRanks (#10,399 out of 10,725 overall experts) Success Rate 19%, 5 out of 26 ratings were successful. Average
    Return -20.4% Average return per rating. Each rating is measured over a one year preriod

    from: tipranks.com/analysts/ishfaque-faruk
  • b
    getting close to the end of the road now.
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    Take Los Angeles-based WestPark Capital Inc, where about half of the firm’s 95 brokers have FINRA flags on their records. More than 47 percent of WestPark brokers once worked at firms that were later expelled by FINRA.

    Regulators including FINRA and the New Jersey Bureau of Securities have sanctioned WestPark six times in the past 11 years for a variety of alleged violations.

    In 2004, FINRA suspended WestPark’s chief executive, Richard Rappaport, for 30 days from his management role and fined him and the firm $50,000 in response to allegations that WestPark omitted critical information from investment research reports and lacked supervisory controls.

    Without admitting wrongdoing, Rappaport agreed to the punishment in a settlement with FINRA. But he then ignored the suspension and continued to actively manage WestPark, according to FINRA disciplinary records reviewed by Reuters.

    His punishment for ignoring the 30-day suspension? Another 30-day suspension from FINRA and a $10,000 fine.

    In 2016, West Park saw a hiring opportunity. The firm started taking on dozens of brokers from Newport Coast Securities - a firm that FINRA banned from the industry that year for excessive trading in client accounts to rack up fees and for recommending unsuitable investments. Newport appealed the expulsion.

    By early 2017, WestPark had hired about 40 brokers from Newport Coast - including its former CEO, Richard Onesto.

    WestPark and Rappaport declined to comment. Onesto did not respond to requests for comment.

    From : Reuters Investigates Boiler Rooms

    By Benjamin Lesser and Elizabeth Dilts

    Filed June 12, 2017, 7 p.m. GMT
  • k
    Who will be the next major auto OEM to announce?
    So if the next major OEM is Tata Motors out of
    India we can expect at the next conference call to hear things from JOE like:
    "We expect to squeeze a lot out of Tata in the next few years"
    "We really feel that Tata will be a hand full"
    "Tata will be like a cow that gives milk everyday"
    "Tata works as hard for us as an ugly stripper"
    "Tata will be bigger and more attractive for RFI than Mercedes"
    "I love Tatas"
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    Trump threatens German carmakers with 35 percent U.S. import tariff

    Edward Taylor and Andreas Rinke

    FRANKFURT/BERLIN (Reuters) - U.S President-elect Donald Trump warned German car companies he would impose a border tax of 35 percent on vehicles imported to the U.S. market, a plan that drew sharp rebukes from Berlin and hit the automakers' shares.

    In an interview with German newspaper Bild, published on Monday, Trump criticised German carmakers such as BMW, Daimler and Volkswagen for failing to produce more cars on U.S. soil.

    "If you want to build cars in the world, then I wish you all the best. You can build cars for the United States, but for every car that comes to the USA, you will pay 35 percent tax," Trump said in remarks translated into German.

    "I would tell BMW that if you are building a factory in Mexico and plan to sell cars to the USA, without a 35 percent tax, then you can forget that," Trump said.

    Volkswagen (VW) shares closed down 2.2 percent, while BMW and Daimler's shares ended 1.5 percent lower.

    Under pressure to deliver on campaign promises to revive U.S. industrial jobs, Trump has turned his fire on carmakers that use low-cost Mexican plants to serve the U.S. market. He has also warned Japan's Toyota it could be subject to a "big border tax" if it builds its Corolla cars for the U.S. market at a planned factory in Mexico.

    All three German carmakers have invested heavily in Mexico, but also pointed out on Monday that they manufacturer in the United States as well.

    BMW executive Peter Schwarzenbauer told reporters the company was sticking to plans to invest around $1 billion in a new plant in Mexico, which is due to go into production in 2019 and create at least 1,500 jobs.

    SERIOUS WARNING "The president's powers are considerable. He can legally impose tariffs of up to 15 percent for 150 days. Trump is not constrained by Congress," said Simon Evenett, professor of international trade at Switzerland's University of St Gallen.

    "Even if foreign companies object and seek to challenge the legality of tariffs, it will take at least 18 months to get decided. Corporate strategies will be disrupted by then."

    While investing in Mexico, German carmakers have quadrupled light vehicle production in the United States over the past seven years to 850,000 units, more than half of which are exported from there, Germany's VDA automotive industry association said.

    "In the long term, the United States would be shooting itself in the foot by imposing tariffs or other trade barriers," VDA President Matthias Wissmann said in a statement.

    German carmakers employ about 33,000 workers in the United States and German automotive suppliers about 77,000 more, the VDA said.

    Speaking in tabloid newspaper Bild, German Economy Minister Sigmar Gabriel said that rather than trying to penalise German carmakers, the United States should instead respond by building better and more desirable cars.

    Norbert Roettgen, head of Germany's foreign affairs committee, said Berlin needed to take Trump's comments seriously. "He seems to be absolutely focused on short-term job interests and security interests ... not that he is looking for free trade so much, but more for protection," he told Reuters.

    MEXICAN PLANS Daimler's Mercedes-Benz and BMW already have sizeable factories in the United States where they build higher-margin sports utility vehicles (SUVs) for export to Asia and Europe.

    Around 65 percent of BMW's production from its factory in Spartanburg, South Carolina, is exported overseas. BMW builds the X3, X4, X5 and X6 models in the United States.

    "It is surprising that Trump singles out the carmaker that exports more vehicles from the United States than any other manufacturer," Evercore ISI analysts said.

    A BMW spokeswoman said the planned plant in the central Mexican city of San Luis Potosi would build the BMW 3 Series from 2019, with the output intended for the world market. The plant would be an addition to existing 3 Series production facilities in Germany and China.

    In June last year, BMW broke ground on the plant, pledging to invest $2.2 billion in Mexico by 2019 for annual production of 150,000 cars.

    Daimler has said it plans to begin assembling Mercedes-Benz vehicles in 2018 from a $1 billion facility shared with Renault-Nissan in Aguascalientes in Mexico. A spokesman for Daimler declined to comment on Trump's remarks.

    Last year, VW's Audi division inaugurated a $1.3 billion production facility with 150,000 vehicle production capacity near Puebla, Mexico. Audi said it would build electric and petrol Q5 SUVs in Mexico.

    Audi declined to comment on Monday. VW also declined to comment on Trump's remarks but noted it was investing another $900 million in its U.S. plant in Chattanooga, Tennessee.

    Trump called Germany a great car producer, saying Mercedes-Benz cars were a frequent sight in New York, but claimed there was not enough reciprocity. Germans were not buying Chevrolets at the same rate, he said, calling the business relationship an unfair one-way street.

    Chevrolet sales have fallen sharply in Europe since parent company General Motors in 2013 said it would drop the Chevrolet brand in Europe by the end of 2015. Since then, GM has focused instead on promoting its Opel and Vauxhall marques.

    Asked by Reuters whether Trump could take any steps to make it easier for GM to sell more American-made cars in Europe, GM Chief Executive Mary Barra said the company aimed to build cars in markets where they are sold.

    "We're a global company so we're going to continue that focus just because from an economic perspective that generally turns out to be the best framework," she said. "I think there is a lot that we can work on with President-elect Trump."

    Reporting by Edward Taylor, Ilona Wissenbach, Andreas Rinke, Andreas Cremer and David Shepardson; Editing by Keith Weir and Mark Potter
  • k
    How can you pick out the trashy broker from Westcrook Capital? Look at what he's reading
  • A
    Yet another HYPED REEFR press release adds a few cents as the SI REEFR thread goes wild.
  • d
    Mercedes news ia great, BUT
    They are the only car company using SPD.
    They have obviously had limited sales to date--see rioyalty revenues for proof.
    SO, how come no other car company had adopted SPD, or even the probably bigger retrofit market.
    My thought is that REFR had to offer something to Mercedes to become a flagship customer.
    Could it have been an exclusive for the car market?
    I hope my thought is wrong because that would be a material oversight on Joe's part insofar as informing stockholders about the limiting potential future sales.
    Wouldn't other car companies use Mercedes due diligence and actually using SPD to move quickly on using SPD?
    Just my thoughts.
  • k
    kevin kay
    kevin kay
    Westpark got more new suckers into REFR today
    Way to go Ishfaque--Anything for a buck
  • k
    Kinda hard to be serious on Yahoo about REFR the way they are on SI when Joe says such silly stuff in his CC and Longs just play along like it all makes sense.
    Why don't those Poo$$ies call Joe out for not delivering?
  • r
    Why don't Longs get the SEC involved?
  • A
    King Arthur: [after Arthur's cut off both of REEFR the Black Knight's arms] Look, you stupid bastard, you've got no arms left!
    Black Knight: Yes I have.
    King Arthur: Look!
    Black Knight: It's just a flesh wound.

    [the Black Knight continues to threaten Arthur despite getting both his arms and one of his legs cut off]
    Black Knight: Right, I'll do you for that!
    King Arthur: You'll what?
    Black Knight: Come here!
    King Arthur: What are you gonna do, bleed on me?
    Black Knight: I'm invincible!
    King Arthur: ...You're a loony.

    King Arthur: You fight with the strength of many men, Sir Knight.
    [the Black Knight doesn't respond]
    King Arthur: I am Arthur, King of the Britons.
    [no response]
    King Arthur: I seek the bravest and the finest knights in the land who will join me in my court at Camelot.
    [no response]
    King Arthur: You have proved yourself worthy. Will you join me?
    [no response]
    King Arthur: You make me sad. So be it. Come, Patsy!
    [attempts to get around the Black Knight]
    Black Knight: None shall pass.
    King Arthur: What?
    Black Knight: None shall pass!
    King Arthur: I have no quarrel with you, good Sir Knight. But I must cross this bridge.
    Black Knight: Then you shall die.
    King Arthur: I command you, as King of the Britons, to stand aside!
    Black Knight: I move for no man.
    King Arthur: So be it!
    [they fight until Arthur cuts off Black Knight's left arm]
    King Arthur: Now, stand aside, worthy adversary!
    Black Knight: 'Tis but a scratch!
    King Arthur: A scratch? Your arm's off!
    Black Knight: No, it isn't!
    King Arthur: Well, what's that then?
    King Arthur: I've had worse.
    King Arthur: You liar!
    Black Knight: Come on, you pansy!
    [they fight again. Arthur cuts off the Knight's right arm]
    King Arthur: Victory is mine!
    [kneels to pray]
    King Arthur: We thank thee, Lord, that in thy mercy -
    [cut off by the Knight kicking him]
    Black Knight: Come on, then.
    King Arthur: What?
    Black Knight: Have at you!
    King Arthur: You are indeed brave, Sir Knight, but the fight is mine!
    Black Knight: Oh, had enough, eh?
    King Arthur: Look, you stupid bastard. You've got no arms left!

    [after slicing one of the Black Knight's arms off]
    King Arthur: Now stand aside, worthy adversary!
    Black Knight: 'Tis but a scratch!
    King Arthur: A scratch? Your arm's off!
    Black Knight: No, it isn't.
    King Arthur: What's that, then?
    Black Knight: [after a pause] I've had worse.
    King Arthur: You liar!
    Black Knight: Come on, you pansy!

    [King Arthur has just cut the Black Knight's last leg off]
    Black Knight: All right, we'll call it a draw.
    King Arthur: [Preparing to leave] Come, Patsy.
    [King Arthur and Patsy ride off]
    Black Knight: [calling after King Arthur] Oh, oh, I see! Running away, eh? You yellow bastards! Come back here and take what's coming to you! I'll bite your legs off!
  • A
    Will REEFR bounce or get trounced?
  • A
    AK comforts REEFR shareholders on SI.