I doubt they will be withdrawn as they will I expect get a lot or MI off the back of this in relation to sentiment etc which with the right algorithm will be used for commercial gain.
What will probably happen is they will perform a house cleaning exercise closing down of little used or inactive boards which will be a proportion of the 64k + forums
Losing the forums will mean that less will come to the site on a day to day basis and effectively push people to competitors. I am not sure where this speculation has come from but they may be better just preventing multiple log ons from the same device eg using device reputation by iovation etc. This was we might be able to weed out those trying to manipulate sentiment for personal gain
Well have to see what the new site is like.
It might be quite easy to set up a thread or a theme which mirrors the current board.
Its just a pity that we may lose the posted content. They were also unsure as to whether we would keep our current nicknames. Posting rankings would also disappear.
I really hope they rethink and dont change it that much. What we have here could be improved a bit, but it all clearly works otherwise none of us would bother posting here.
I'm afraid so, unless ii have a change of heart.
In February there was a green banner on the top of all the boards which said "Have your say in the future of iii discussion boards".
Apparently in May this year, ii's new website goes live and, according to what they were saying in February, it seems unlikely that the current structure of these discussion boards (or their historic content) will be migrated over. This means that current boards will disappear along with all their posted content. Apparently the technology which supports the current board structure is on its last legs and is not sustainable.
ii are not clear what sort of discussion framework they want on the new site, but it is unlikely to be a 'board per company' like it is currently as many of the boards are not used. It seems more likely to be a set of themes, threads etc.
iii was asking for everyone's input into what chat features people want to see on the new website. My view was that they should keep the chatboards basically as they are, but maybe suspend boards which haven't had any postings in the last x months.
I haven't seen any more recent update on what they are planning or have decided.
ii strikes again
I never give buy or sell recs so the 'buy' sticker next to my last post was down to ii and not to me.
Interactive Investor's site is becoming worse by the day as the site developers continue to make 'improvements'. . Sadly it is not long until their new site launches and, apparently, all these chat boards then disappear. This will be a great pity. While the current platform is far from perfect, at least it is possible to have decent discussions here.
Today's close was 63.5p. VRS's daily volatility (ATR) is currently 6p. The 200ema is at 55.8p. Today's low of 60.5 puts the 200ema within the daily volatility range.
I'm not sure the 200ema will hold.
The 50ema is now falling and the 200ema is flattening.
If you look at the weekly chart, this has closed below the 30 week ema for the first time since October 2017. Weekly MACD is still positive but moving sharply down while RSI is 48 and falling. This has potential for more downside.
This might hang around for a while at current levels, but technically it looks weak with more downside.
My original H&S chart was posted here on 6th March when price was 91p
Current daily/weekly charts are: http://screencast.com/t/yL12D8BHig
Hope this is helpful, - it is just a purely technical view of the charts and just my opinion based on what I think the charts are suggesting. There is always a balance of probabilities so my opinion can be wrong and other analysts may have differing views.
jaytee its not a good trait if you want to win friends -true.
however - I do my analysis and make my decisions based on the charts and fundamentals and then I share them - so I won't be holding when I say that it is going to go down because I will have sold. likewise I will buy and then share my thoughts why. Others just keep quiet - I can do the same if you like - I am honest - there are others who are not - I can give you a list of those who say positive things when they have sold if you like - they are generally well thought of on the boards but their posts are inconsistent if you look closely.
Example of my honesty - JLP - I hold more shares in that company than any other - I have just posted to roderz reasons why I think it is about to fall.
2nd example - FRR - read back through 50 or more posts - I repeatedly say that I do not trust the company and that it may all be one big sc.m but I buy and sell it because there are lots of fervent investors there who make it an easier trading opportunity for the likes of me - they don't like me - I tell them the truth as I see it - they can put me on ignore if they like - anyone can - I have tried to be helpful and share what I think I know - there are others who do the same but have learnt to do it more subtly - I will probably join them in due course unfortunately.
remember I told you we had diverged in our holdings a couple of weeks ago - since then you have had a rough time - don't shoot the messenger. Yours sincerely, Kalan - really hoping your investments turn North soon - you are one of the good guys IMO.
Last Wednesday's post:
"All depends where you draw your lines ToT - got 66p, then 53p ish and 37p and 26p and 14p as all possible.
My favourite scenario is for a drop to 66p and then an attempted recovery back to the neckline, such that it is (around 77p ish by then) before falling to 53p and hopefully holding."
Drop just touched 66p and then bounced back to around 73p to 75p so just short of the 77pish neckline and fell to 64p to 66p where there was some resistance this morning before it fell through.
Next stop 53p with attempts of support inbetween? (37p, 26p and 14p all still possible IMO - downward trend in place until it stops and breaks out).
p.s it is still a marvellous company but it got pushed too high too fast and now it may well get pushed too low in an equally short space of time.
Yes classic technical moves from the stock. A re-test of the neck-line followed by capitulation as the bears move in.
Hopefully readers of the bb weren't tempted to try and catch the falling knife on initial break of the trend-line.
It doesn't matter what RNS is released......the sentiment pattern is what drives a stock price....the news just fits in around this and is ' interpreted' accordingly (in hindsight).
Interesting find Global Nomad. This comment helps put yesterday's announcement of a 500g order into perspective: "It's the thinnest possible material you can imagine. It also has the largest surface-to-weight ratio: with one gram of graphene you can cover several football pitches..."
Once the current down trend has bottomed I think the pace of recovery might be quite dramatic. It just needs one of the two catalysts I mentioned in a previous post to get going imho. That and Mitton Funds to complete their disposal, but for now it looks like we are heading for the 50s.
didn't change the world and I haven't used them so cannot compare but the claimed benefits are
"But what are the benefits for cycling tyres you ask? Vittoria claims it offers more grip in the wet, more puncture resistance, better durability and lower rolling resistance, as much as 19% in the Corsa, and up to 40% in the more expensive Corsa Speed. Sounds like all of the things you want in a tyre. "
Read a similar article this weekend saying the idea of graphene was hot 10 years ago but folks think it has had it's day - the article continued by saying that folks were mistaken and graphene will quietly revolutionise our lives.
sweenoid - 11 Apr 2018 - 22:37:46 - 8647 of 9059
VRS The world lead in real Graphene (Nanene) - VRS
Have done thorough due diligence on this company
I wouldn't touch it with a barge-pole
Cash burn with 100 employees must be enormous. Lots of collaborations but they don't pay the bills. Graphene has been the next big thing for so long now it's unbelievable, it's of academic interest for sure and great for producing lots of academic research and Ph.D abstracts and written âpapersâ but as an earnings machine- don't buy the story.
Any TINY AIM company with this many posts on its B.B. suggests a very poor outcome -End
Versarien plc (AIM: VRS), the advanced materials engineering group, is pleased to announce that it has secured a purchase order for the Company's proprietary Nanene few layer graphene nano-platelets from a leading tyre producer, based in Europe. This relationship has been cultivated via OQEMA plc, formerly Lansdowne Chemicals Limited, with whom the Company has a distribution agreement, as announced on 16 February 2017.
Versarien will initially be providing 500g of Nanene for testing purposes, to explore the benefits of adding graphene to tyres supplied to the automotive sector. If successful, further orders would be expected.
Robert Moss, Group Managing Director of OQEMA UK, commented: "OQEMA UK is delighted to announce our first commercial transaction with Versarien for graphene.
"This innovative material has caught the imagination of a wide variety of sectors, who see the fantastic potential in 2-dimensional materials. Without doubt, companies like Versarien are leading the way in creating the materials of the future. OQEMA is committed to partnering with innovation sources to bring these materials to wider markets as we embrace modernisation.
"Graphene's numerous benefits have almost limitless potential. New and exciting applications are being discovered on a daily basis which can only yield an exciting future for companies such as OQEMA and Versarien who are willing to put themselves at the forefront of technical advancement."
Commenting, Neill Ricketts, CEO of Versarien stated: "We are delighted to have secured this initial contract to supply Nanene to a leading producer of tyres. We look forward to working with them to explore the benefits that graphene can bring to their products.
"Our relationship with OQEMA is expected to bring us further exciting opportunities and we are very pleased to have the support of such a significant player in the global distribution arena."
Neill Ricketts, CEO
Chris Leigh, CFO
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0203 934 6630
Versarien plc (AIM:VRS), is an advanced engineering materials group. Leveraging proprietary technology, the Group creates innovative engineering solutions for its clients in a diverse range of industries. Versarien has five subsidiaries operating under two divisions:
Graphene and Plastics
2-DTech Ltd, which specialises in the supply, characterisation and early stage development of graphene products. www.2-dtech.com
AAC Cyroma Ltd, which specialises in the supply of vacuum-formed and injection-moulded products to the automotive, construction, utilities and retail industry sectors. Using Versarien's existing graphene manufacturing capabilities, AAC will have the ability to produce graphene-enhanced plastic products. www.aaccyroma.co.uk
Cambridge Graphene Ltd, which supplies novel inks based on graphene and related materials, using patented processes and develops graphene materials technology for licensing to manufacturers. www.cambridgegraphene.com
Thermal and Hard Wear Products
Versarien Technologies Ltd. which has developed an additive process for creating advanced micro-porous metals targeting the thermal management industry and supplies extruded aluminium. www.versarien-technologies.co.uk
Total Carbide Ltd, a leading manufacturer in sintered tungsten carbide for applications in arduous environments such as the oil and gas industry. www.totalcarbide.com
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Once-hot material graphene could be next battery breakthrough
The next big thing for batteries may have fizzled out years ago.
Remember graphene? The advanced material -- made up of a lattice of carbon atoms -- may be poised for a comeback, albeit a quiet one, Bloomberg New Energy Finance analyst Julia Attwood said in a presentation at the BNEF Future of Energy Summit on Tuesday. Researchers are studying ways to use graphene in batteries, and the material has the potential to significantly boost performance in a much-needed technology.
Super lightweight, highly conductive of heat and electricity and, pound for pound, stronger than steel, it was all the rage a decade ago. In 2010, the scientists who first extracted it won the Nobel Prize in Physics. The perfect atomic lattice, the announcement gushed.
Fame and fortune followed. Money poured in, patent filings skyrocketed and hopes were raised that graphene could change everything from electronics to carbon-fiber composites to biotechnology. Then, just as fast as the hype came, it stopped as the supply chain was difficult and the material expensive to produce.
Once-hot material graphene could be next battery breakthrough
Graphene was supposed to be everything, Attwood, an emerging technologies analyst, said in an interview last week. It really is suffering from people thinking its not living up to its potential, which isnt quite true.
While graphene wasnt yet ready for the big time then -- for one thing, its still pretty expensive to process -- researchers have quietly advanced the technology in recent years and its starting to make inroads in energy storage. There, it can help battery makers -- who have already invested billions of dollars into mass-production techniques aimed at cutting costs -- achieve new improvements in both charging times and storage capacity.
In November, the Samsung Advanced Institute of Technology announced that its researchers had developed a graphene ball, a material that would allow lithium-ion batteries to charge five times faster and have 45 percent more capacity. That alone could have big impact on both consumer electronics and the automotive industries.
People are concerned about the comparison of filling up the gas tank and charging your car battery, Attwood said. Suddenly thats not a problem because you only have to stop for 10 minutes and you can get another 200, 300 miles out of your car.
Given its wild ride in the past decade, graphene also offers a unique case study in how startups in emerging technologies can withstand fickle public interest. One company, Skeleton Technologies, of Estonia, has zeroed in on energy storage -- an industry that needs innovation at any cost, Attwood says. Another company, Applied Graphene Materials, raised $18 million in an initial public offering. Their stock price has dropped off a lot, but theyre an established name in the industry now and are ready to ride a graphene resurgence, Attwood said.
One day, graphene might enable all sorts of cool gadgets -- from bendy phones to magazines that connect to the Internet. Until then, itll probably keep on improving things quietly, very differently from its moment in the limelight a decade ago.
I actually quite like that it will change a lot of stuff without us noticing, Attwood said. Thats what a good material is. It shouldnt be obvious in its improvements. It should be part of the furniture, literally.
It is interesting that hydrogen can be achieved with the new products, but will it be achieved more than other companies making hydrogen, or is it to be found out later on as hydrogen is made . We shall see in time.
These TWO companies make hydrogen at the moment, PHE,and ITM.
Project Development Partner : Commercial Update
RNS Number : 7976K
Powerhouse Energy Group PLC
13 April 2018
PowerHouse Energy Group, plc
("PowerHouse" or "the Company)
Waste2tricity Press Release
PowerHouse Energy Group plc (AIM: PHE), the UK technology company pioneering hydrogen production from waste plastic and end-of-life tyres, notes the Marketing Initiative Press Release announced by Waste2tricity Limited yesterday concerning PowerHouse's proprietary technology, DMG® and DMG-Core, the link to the announcement is here: http://waste2tricity.com/dl/Waste2Tricity-offers-solution-to-plastic-waste.pdf
Also ITM making hydrogen at moments with set ups in place.
Anti- social media brings out the worst in us mushroom. People just can't handle failure and so seek to blame others. They are probably Manchester United fans with entitlement problems. Supporting the likes of the mariners or the Millers prepares you to be able to accept failure and celebrate success rather than only accept success and kick off at failure.
I can handle heads and shoulders no problem but if I see knees and toes I will be miffed ;-)
As for NR and some of the comments on twitter I am fortunate that disrupters have blocked me for pointing out that they are probable all working for the same company or potentially even the same person. Their questions and challenges are not thought through or relevant and are inevitably transparent. They challenge NR going on holiday yet when is a good time to go eg when you don't have anything to worry about in other words his team has things under control (hopefully)
given up on trying to trade this rally - I could buy at 73p and maybe sell at 75p but not worth the risk - Penholme was right (as usual) -it is an opportunity to sell rather than an opportunity to buy - still learning lol. The rally just confirms the pattern and makes it more likely that the sp is going to fall - seems barmy doesn't it.
pps those berating the CEO who has done such a marvellous job need to read PJ's post on the difference between the sp and the company health and then take a good look at themselves.
100% respect to all 3 of you - good luck and if the blockbuster rns comes out I will watch on with envy and say good luck to you as you have a strategy and are sticking with it.
One last shot small holding. Would you like to turn the clock back and sell at 115p and buy back now at 70p - yes.
What Penholme is saying is that the chart is telling him that in a few weeks we would all sell this current small rally as near the top as we can and buy back at a lower price. i.e. in a few weeks time we will be saying would you like to turn the clock back and say wish I had sold at 77p and bought back at 53p (or some figure as yet undetermined).
As PJ says Penholme is probably right based on past experience of similar situations but there is no guarantee. So holding no matter what in the belief that one day this will be worth pounds may be the safest strategy. Alternatively, holding in case of the blockbuster event and adding more if it doesn't come at a lower price may be an even better strategy (ToT does this from time to time). Or doing half and half - top slicing - edging your bets. Waiting for a share to bottom and being prepared to miss out on a sudden rise is also a strategy - none of them are perfect and none are guaranteed.
personally I have tried them all and decided that the one where I do not risk losing money (or at least reducing that risk as far as I can) works best for me.
Good luck all.
kalan....it's a big NO from me even though I do take note of the chartists viewpoint. btw my charting skills are a big fat zero and to me it more often appears to be a smoke and mirrors but I fully accept it is not a black art but can be a very good way of predicting a shares trading range. For myself my VRS stock is firmly locked away for however long it takes.
mayo....your reply echoes my thoughts too. I too shall wait for that knockout RNS!
Kalan, I absolutely get where you are coming from and Im not knocking the chartists. Ive been impressed in the past with the accuracy of t.o.ts charting. The argument I have here is more to do with VRS delivering a knockout blow to charting with a blockbuster rns. Theres no question that some posters on Twitter have irritated Neill but he has managed to be polite and civil in his responses. Hes learnt his lesson by not being overly informative in his Twitter posts but I think he would love to deliver the unexpected now, so perhaps he is being slightly cautious with his postings before landing a killer rns. I really dont know but Im not prepared to take the risk! On the flip side, you would probably say you are happy to risk that stellar rns in the hope of buying at 53 or 54p. I suppose as long as we can live with our mistakes, weve only ourselves to blame if it all goes wrong!
Small holding, eyeson and mayo - would any of you take 78p if I offered it to you now for some or all of your shares?
There is strong support at 66p and it's touched down there 3 times - we may be in the rally phase already that Penholme talks about - if the answer to my question was yes then think about taking the opportunity if it arises (re-read Penholme's post below).
If your answer to my question is no - then all is fine - hold for the long term but don't look in here too often in the short term. Just my opinion for what it's worth.
We simply have to wait for our rewards, there are so many VRS rolling options that the risk to rewards has to be minimal. It will happen when it happens & to quote NR "our hopper is full".............GLA
Small Holding - you echo my sentiments exactly. I could have traded these and now have a good deal more but I might have been kicking myself, trying to be too clever waiting for the bottom and getting caught out! Providing the end result is VRS heading upwards long term, I wont be looking back thinking Ive not played this in the right way.
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