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October 06, 2009 – Comments (14)

A popular topic around here are the "real" holdings of players and related to that the question of "how strongly the fell about" the calls they make. While I think that the "track record" of the calls made here is really what should be considered as important (for my track record see this post) I don't see why I should not tell people what I am currently holding. So here are some stocks I am currently holding or planning to buy.

Aixtron (AIXG), Allgeier (AEI.DE), ATP Oil & Gas (ATPG), Banco Santander (STD), BASF (BAS.DE), Bayer (BAY.DE), Cardiome (CRME), Coeur d'Alene Mines (CDE), Commtouch (CTCH), Daimler (DAI.DE), Deutsche Bank (DB), EMC (EMC), Erste Group (EBS.VI), Facet Biotech (FACT), Gazprom (OGZPY.PK), HeidelbergCement (HEI.DE), Henkel pref. (HEN3.DE), Human Genome Sciences (HGSI), IDT Corp. (IDT), Infineon (IFX.DE), KSB pref. (KSB3.DE), Lexicon Pharmaceuticals (LXRX), Mahindra Satyam (SAY), Petroleo Brasileiro (PBR), Porsche pref. (PAH3.DE), Qiagen (QGEN), Repsol (REP), SAP (SAP), Seabridge Gold (SA), Sequenom (SQNM), SourceForge (LNUX), Siemens (SI), Telefónica (TEF), (TSCM), ThyssenKrupp (TKA.DE), Trident Microsystems (TRID), Unicredit (UCG.MI), VW pref. (VOW3.DE).

My by far largest position is EMC. I also hold plain vanilla calls on EMC.

14 Comments – Post Your Own

#1) On October 06, 2009 at 12:31 AM, portefeuille (98.32) wrote:

"how strongly the fell about"

"how strongly they feel about"

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#2) On October 06, 2009 at 12:40 AM, Momentum21 (97.35) wrote:

thanks porte...just curious, what is your next favorite for a buy or add? 

I hold SAY and have been watching IDT. I bailed on SQNM at 3.42...but would not rule it out going forward. 


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#3) On October 06, 2009 at 12:46 AM, portefeuille (98.32) wrote:

some charts







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#4) On October 06, 2009 at 12:50 AM, portefeuille (98.32) wrote:


IDT Corp. Launches Genie Energy Division

    •    Press Release
    •    Source: IDT Corporation
    •    On Thursday August 20, 2009, 6:00 pm EDT

NEWARK, N.J.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--IDT Corporation (IDT) (NYSE: IDT; IDT.C) said today that it has organized its energy supply and oil shale interests into a new division, to be called Genie Energy. Oil and gas entrepreneur Wes Perry will serve as Genie’s Chairman of the Board.
Genie Energy will initially be comprised of IDT’s interests in IDT Energy, American Shale Oil, LLC (AMSO), and Israel Energy Initiatives (IEI). IDT Energy is the largest independent residential energy supply company operating in New York State, and reported $227.7 million in revenues during the first three quarters of IDT’s 2009 fiscal year while generating $40.4 million in Income from Operations. American Shale Oil, LLC is a 50/50 joint venture with multi-national energy company Total (NYSE: TOT - News) to research, develop and demonstrate in-situ technologies for potential commercial shale oil production in western Colorado on a leasehold granted by the U.S. Bureau of Land Management. IEI has been licensed by Israel’s Ministry of National Infrastructures to explore certain public lands in Israel for the potential production of shale oil. Genie will own approximately 89% of IEI.
Mr. Perry, who has over thirty years of oil and gas industry experience, founded E.G.L. Oil Shale, LLC which IDT acquired in 2008 and renamed American Shale Oil, LLC. He is also the owner of S.E.S. Investments, which he founded in 1977 and which invests in oil and gas opportunities, and is CEO of E.G.L. Resources, an energy exploration and development company. In addition, Mr. Perry serves as the elected mayor of Midland, Texas.
“Both America and Israel have significant shale oil reserves. It’s difficult to overstate their potential to improve our respective economies and national security,” said Mr. Perry. “Genie Energy is developing the technologies America and Israel want to make rapid progress toward energy independence, while IDT Energy is poised for continued growth in the consumer market. I’m very excited to work with their management team to help meet the energy needs of the U.S. and Israel for decades to come.”
“Organizing our energy holdings under one managerial umbrella provides us with added flexibility to respond to opportunities in those areas,” said Howard Jonas, IDT Corporation’s Chairman. “As a visionary business leader, public servant and humanitarian, I can think of no finer person to lead this effort than Wes Perry, who has worked well with our team since our acquisition of EGL Oil Shale.”
Geoffrey Rochwarger, currently Chairman and CEO of IDT Energy, will also serve as Genie Energy’s President and Chief Executive Officer. Mr. Rochwarger, who launched IDT Energy for IDT in 2004, has directed the phenomenal growth of this business which today serves over 400,000 meters in New York State. Previously, he served as an Executive Vice President of IDT Telecom, where he launched the Company’s wholesale carrier arbitrage business while directing IDT Telecom’s global expansion. Mr. Rochwarger earned his BA from Yeshiva University in New York.
Claude Pupkin, AMSO’s President, will also serve as Genie Energy’s Chief Financial Officer. Mr. Pupkin previously held several senior management positions at IDT, including Executive Vice President of Corporate Development. Prior to joining IDT in 2003, Mr. Pupkin’s career included more than 17 years of finance and investment banking experience at several firms including JP Morgan Chase, Morgan Stanley & Co. and Citibank. Mr. Pupkin holds an MBA from The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, and an MA in International Studies from the University of Pennsylvania.
About IDT Corporation:
IDT Corporation ( is a multinational holding company focused on the telecommunications and energy industries. IDT Corporation's Class B Common Stock and Common Stock trade on the New York Stock Exchange under the ticker symbols IDT and IDT.C, respectively.


American Shale Oil, LLC (AMSO)



Total and IDT Close on Oil Shale Deal

March 3, 2009 -

IDT Corporation (NYSE: IDT; IDT.C) today said that it has closed on the previously announced deal under which Total, the fifth largest international integrated oil and gas company, acquired a fifty percent interest in IDT's American Shale Oil, LLC (AMSO) subsidiary. The prospective deal was initially announced by both companies on January 14, 2009.
"Total's considerable expertise in unconventional fuels and large scale oil and gas development will be an important asset going forward," said Claude Pupkin, President of AMSO. "Together, we will vigorously pursue environmentally responsible approaches to developing this vitally important national resource. Our efforts could allow oil shale to make an important contribution to satisfy the world's growing energy demand."
AMSO is one of three holders of 10-year leases granted by the U.S. Bureau of Land Management to assess, test and demonstrate the potential for commercial shale oil production in western Colorado. Once AMSO has demonstrated that its technology is economically viable and environmentally acceptable, it will have the opportunity to expand its lease to 5,120 acres for commercial development. The rights covered by the commercial preference lease are estimated to contain multi billion barrels of recoverable shale oil.
Currently, AMSO is undertaking site characterization work on its leasehold in Western Colorado.
About AMSO
American Shale Oil, LLC (AMSO), ( a subsidiary of IDT Corporation (, is one of three companies holding a U.S. Bureau of Land Management oil shale research, development and demonstration lease of government-owned lands in the Piceance Basin in northwest Colorado.
AMSO's mission is to develop its proprietary technology into a commercially viable and environmentally sound method of producing commercial quantities of shale oil by using in-situ extraction processes.



#401) On March 28, 2009 at 10:08 PM, portefeuille (99.99) wrote: IDT - 1.15 - outperform


(from here)



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#5) On October 06, 2009 at 12:53 AM, portefeuille (98.32) wrote:

what is your next favorite for a buy or add?

my favourites currently might be ATPG, EMC, QGEN, SQNM.

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#6) On October 06, 2009 at 1:01 AM, GeneralDemon (26.17) wrote:


Are you not concerned by SQNM's fudging the results? Not a game changer? Is their hold on the technology able to overcome this setback?

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#7) On October 06, 2009 at 1:14 AM, portefeuille (98.32) wrote:

Aixtron is one of my "LED stock recommendations".

AIXG - Aixtron
VECO - Veeco Instruments
011070.KS - LG Innotek
009150.KS - Samsung Electro-Mechanics
001210.KS - Kumho Electric

#462) On April 23, 2009 at 4:18 AM, portefeuille (99.99) wrote: AIXG - 7.05 (5.41 EUR) - outperform
#463) On April 23, 2009 at 4:23 AM, portefeuille (99.99) wrote: VECO - 6.57 - outperform
#770) On September 04, 2009 at 4:03 AM, portefeuille (99.99) wrote: 011070.KS - 122.84 (152500 KRW) - outperform
#815) On October 03, 2009 at 8:10 PM, portefeuille (99.99) wrote: 001210.KS - 45.83 (54200 KRW) - outperform


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#8) On October 06, 2009 at 1:20 AM, portefeuille (98.32) wrote:

Sequenom obviously has its problems but when I bought my shares at around $4 a few months ago the "risk/reward relation" was more or less the same as it is now. SQNM is not for the faint of heart ...

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#9) On October 06, 2009 at 1:34 AM, AndreylikesMTL (94.75) wrote:

This is what I have

AIB -48%,





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#10) On October 06, 2009 at 1:35 AM, portefeuille (98.32) wrote:

The "Germany bias", by the way, is simply due to me being German and living in Germany.

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#11) On October 06, 2009 at 1:37 AM, portefeuille (98.32) wrote:

#9 That is certainly a much shorter list! I have around 30% in EMC shares and call options.

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#12) On October 06, 2009 at 1:44 AM, portefeuille (98.32) wrote:

Trident Microsystems and NXP to Combine Digital TV and Set-Top Box Businesses to Create Industry Leader in the Digital Home Market

Trident Microsystems Provides Upward Revised Guidance for Fiscal First Quarter


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#13) On October 06, 2009 at 1:48 AM, portefeuille (98.32) wrote:

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#14) On October 06, 2009 at 11:21 PM, Momentum21 (97.35) wrote:

thanks porte...

what do you think of the theory of favoring new investments in firms that made their lows in November of last year vs March of this year? I know that is a broad sweeping generalization but I started looking at that lately for new entries...

I can't get away from UNH, MOH and S but fortunately those tickers seem to provide a better entry point daily...

Still like my holdings of KVA, MWA, SAY, WNR, AOI and maybe I should just add somewhere in there.


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