Tag Archives: Dendreon

I Know Nothing About Asterias

“I know nothing!”, the famous quote from a weird era of television when World War II, Nazis, and concentration camps were comedies. (Could anyone even pitch such a thing now?) AST, the stock for Asterias, rose to five times my … Continue reading

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Three Guys Walk Into A Bar

A day trader, a commodities speculator, and a traditional investor happened to meet each other over a bar, or at least above a restaurant that serves beer and wine. It wasn’t a joke, but we had to laugh. We’re all … Continue reading

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Passionate Hope

Seven billion people can’t all be right or wrong. If we were all right about the same thing at the same time it would be spooky. Of course, maybe that’s what a common cosmic consciousness would be like. If we … Continue reading

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A Quiet Graduation Day For GigOptix

Did you ever have a party, and had no one show up? I’ve almost had that happen. Did you ever have something to celebrate, and find yourself in a crowd of strangers? That’s happened more than once. GigOptix hit a … Continue reading

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Once More Unto DNDN Q

I bought a stock. Boring, some will say. DNDN has never been dull. Years ago I held more than enough shares – if it reached my price estimates. Since then, the company, Dendreon, has lived a story of trials, triumph, … Continue reading

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MVIS And DNDN Again Maybe

Conservative investors, look away. Don’t read any further. I am considering a trade between two stocks that are so far off the conventional investing radar that the only comfort I have is a familiarity with both of them. MVIS and … Continue reading

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Semi Annual Exercise EOY 2014

Happy Invoice Day, EOY Stock Report Day, and Backup All Your Files Day. Oh yes, and evidently many people will use this time for celebrating the new year, or in many cases, having survived the old year. Pop that cork. … Continue reading

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Dendreon Bankruptcy

Build a better mousetrap and the world will beat  path to your door. Cure cancer and everyone will cheer you. Dendreon didn’t cure cancer, but it did develop a cancer treatment that was better than the competition. In 2013 they … Continue reading

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An Anniversary To Celebrate

It came on like lightning and has rumbled on like thunder echoing from the hills. Some forecast a storm, and at best, people found umbrellas when they actually needed an ark. In 2008, I started blogging. Barack Obama had just … Continue reading

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My Mortgage Modification Chronology

The short story: I get to keep my house, and here’s how it happened. This post will be far less literary than most, but also far more literal and hopefully useful. It is inspired by a celebratory event that I … Continue reading

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