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My meeting with Floridabuilder. Pics attached!!

February 09, 2011 – Comments (11) | RELATED TICKERS: MEE.DL , WINS.DL

Much to the chagrin of rehydrogenated and kdakota, FB showed up and paid up.  I finally met the elusive floridabuilder over a plate of meatballs and cake and a stack of benjamins.  Mmmm...cake.  I can thank MEE and Alpha for propelling me to a crushing win in the chimpcontest.  AIG and NOV had a shot towards the end but the official buyout crushed all hopes.   [more]



Move aside, red thumbers of LEA. You are about to get crushed!

March 20, 2009 – Comments (3) | RELATED TICKERS: SU , K , IT

I can't actually believe it but I may be the score-leader on this pick very soon.  I am the only green-thumber in the green right now.  And tomorrow should be interesting for this mini-rocket.  I'm not saying the red-thumbers will turn negative, just that I'll pass them. For those who don't know LEA is Lear, a company that makes seats and stuff for cars.   [more]



Chrysler and Fiat? Are you kidding me? Opinions wanted....

January 21, 2009 – Comments (10) | RELATED TICKERS: O , CR , AP

The latest news is that Fiat is taking a 35% stake in Chrysler, free.  In my opinion this is still too much money.  Is it me or is this like a Zombie marrying the Living Dead? 

Can I have opinions as to wheter you think this might actually work?  And is there something I can red-thumb for this disaster?



Auto stock selections. Who wouldn't like some auto stocks?

January 20, 2009 – Comments (1) | RELATED TICKERS: AXL , LEA , GT

Ok, I know most of you would rather stick a hot poker in your eye than trade an auto stock but hear me out.  I am not advocating buying and holding GM but there are a few out there that make interesting trade opportunities and some are not too bad if you let them go a while.  For some decent suppliers, they are beaten down with the rest of the industry but may not deserve it.  Let's see what you think.  [more]



Autos to reduce Platinum usage by 70%?

January 14, 2009 – Comments (2)

I follow autos and new auto technology and found the below article today.  I think the decline in jewelry usage (or buying) and declining auto sales are already inbedded in the price of the silvery metal but a drastic drop in per car auto usage is not.  As you know, autos and jewelry are the #1 users of Platinum by a good margin.  As I don't see Platinum as a perceived safe storage of money (like gold), the future looks murky.  Autos will pick up and emerging countries wil enact more pollution controls, but will Platinum be left behind?   [more]

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