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Evolving Conventional Wisdom

They’re here. Oh dear. Conventional wisdom is based on conventional thought from conventional situations. Check your calendar. It is now 2015. Old conventions based on the reactions of pesky humans don’t necessarily apply to a world where computers are making … Continue reading

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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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Bots Buy Houses

And you probably thought buying and selling houses was bizarre before. Bots are now buying houses. Algorithms, computer programs, are estimating the value of houses as they are listed for sale, comparing that against the price the computer thinks the … Continue reading

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Tax Weirdness 2015

Ah, spellcheck, you’ll be asked to work hard tonight because filing today’s taxes was taxing and the recovery cocktail couldn’t wait for me to finish dinner and the blog. Taxes were so much simpler (and sometimes cheaper) when I was … Continue reading

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Courageous People Fight Taboos

There are courageous people in this world. Just like with frugality, some people are courageous by choice and some by necessity. I gave a talk about a taboo subject and only drew a small crowd, but they were the courageous … Continue reading

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A Sad Reverse Split For AMSC

Do stock splits confuse you, as if they don’t make any sense? Yet another company finds their stock sliding and tries to make it better by splitting the number of shares to raise the price, as if the price was … Continue reading

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MicroVision Spring Catalysts

Spring is here. Time to put away the turtlenecks and sweaters and lose enough weight to fit back into my shorts. We’re one season and almost three months into 2015. As one commenter put it, calling $MVIS’ recent action ‘distracting’ … Continue reading

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MicroVision Makes A Smile

Look at that smile. He bought his first shares of MVIS within the last year or so. It’s his first stock. He has the best possible track record. Within the last year or so, MicroVision has announced accomplishments that some … Continue reading

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Intuitive Social Media

Thanks to Jeff Vander Clute for inspiring tonight’s post just by mentioning the phrase ‘intuitive social media’. If you listen to the sales pitches, if you basically buy into the virtual brochures from Facebook, et al, it can sound like … Continue reading

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An Example Conference Call – MVIS FY2014 CC

Sigh. Let me pour a drink or light a pipe because I was about to sit through a corporation’s quarter conference call. There are reasons why these things aren’t massive spectator events. For people who invest in stocks, however, the … Continue reading

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