What Chobani's Employee Stock Ownership Plan Means for the Middle Class? - Huffington Post

What Chobani’s Employee Stock Ownership Plan Means for the Middle Class?Huffington PostThe New York Times reported that a private equity firm might end up owning a minority stake in the yogurt maker as a result of stock warrants it may have. Could the …. Companies are the common venue where workers can have this opportunity. For this …Chobani’s CEO is giving up to 10 percent of his company to employeesThe Keene SentinelCan Chobani change U.S. workplace culture?Houston Chronicle all 49 news articles …read more … Continue reading

Biocept (BIOC) Prices 5M Common Stock, Warrants Offering at $1/Share - StreetInsider.com

Biocept (BIOC) Prices 5M Common Stock, Warrants Offering at $1/ShareStreetInsider.comBiocept, Inc. (Nasdaq: BIOC) announced that it has priced a registered public offering of an aggregate of approximately 5.0 million shares of common stock at a price to the public of $1.00 per share. Investors will also receive warrants to purchase up … and more …read more … Continue reading

Precious Metals Every Bit as Explosive as Secretariat at the Belmont Stakes

The charts tell the story, says precious metals expert Michael Ballanger, adding that the mining and metals market have the forward momentum of Secretariat as he clinched the Triple Crown. Today’s missive is going to be exceedingly “chart-infected,” because many times a picture is worth one thousand words, especially in the case of the precious metals markets these days. I put on a 2% hedge prior to the FOMC meetings and the Wednesday press release and have since removed it, taking a small hit versus the mindboggling leap in my GDXJ position and associated advances in the juniors (KAM.V over $2). That’s the beauty of a “hedge” versus a “short,” and that is precisely what I have been thinking since the COT moved above 200,000 Commercial net shorts a few weeks back, with the gold and silver prices refusing to retrace. One look at the chart below and you are immediately struck by the “shock and awe” campaign of “no corrections,” where the market doesn’t allow traders to buy back their favorite mining positions at prices representing only the meagerest of percentage pullbacks. In fact, after nearly 40 years of trading the miners, I have never ever seen a market with such awesome power behind it that is truly such a wonder to behold. The HUI has exploded out of the post-FOMC gate like Secretariat at the Belmont Stakes in 1973. (If you ever want to see an incredible feat by a horse, watch the Youtube clip of the race … Continue reading

Fratboys at the Punchbowl

The Federal Reserve, like chaperones at a fraternity house party, has appeared overly concerned about the prospect of upsetting the party-goers and has backed off from earlier indications that it would raise rates four times this year, says Joe McAlinden of McAlinden Research Partners. William McChesney Martin, the longest sitting Federal Reserve Chairperson in history, once famously quipped that it was the Fed’s job to “order the punch bowl removed just when the party” really starts to get going. His point was that the Fed should raise interest rates and restrict liquidity to preempt an overheating economy before the economy actually overheats and it is too late. The metaphor is a bit dusty as it’s been over a decade since the Fed was in a tightening mode, but the “punchbowl” reference is increasingly relevant again. Following the first interest rate hike last December, the Fed, like chaperones at a fraternity house party, has appeared overly concerned about the prospect of upsetting the party-goers and has backed off from earlier indications that it would raise rates four times this year. In mid-March, the Fed not only passed on hiking rates but also issued its updated FOMC median projection for the year-end Fed Funds rate. The median forecast was lowered by 50 basis points, effectively signaling there will now be only two rate hikes over the course of 2016. At the April FOMC meeting the Fed remained cautious about raising rates. As things stand, rates will remain below 1% for the rest … Continue reading

Biocept Inc. Announces Proposed Public Offering Of Common Stock And Warrants - PR Newswire (press release)

Biocept Inc. Announces Proposed Public Offering Of Common Stock And WarrantsPR Newswire (press release)SAN DIEGO, April 28, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — Biocept, Inc. (“Biocept”) (Nasdaq: BIOC) today announced a proposed registered public offering of its common stock and warrants, subject to market and other conditions. The offering is subject to market and … and more …read more … Continue reading

Overseas Shipholding Group Announces Dividend on Class B Securities in Connection with Settlement of Lawsuit - Business Wire (press release)

Overseas Shipholding Group Announces Dividend on Class B Securities in Connection with Settlement of LawsuitBusiness Wire (press release)On May 13, 2016, all holders of record of OSG’s Class B common stock and Class B warrants as of 5:00 p.m. EDT on May 9, 2016 (the “record date”), will receive $0.17968 per outstanding Class B common share and outstanding Class B warrant held by them … and more …read more … Continue reading

The Two Best Calls Ever on a Gold Bottom

Bob Moriarty of 321Gold calls out the work of two men who got it right on gold and silver. We do our very best to present all possible reasonable alternatives in the resource space. I don’t have to agree with someone to post a piece by them. No one gets it 100%, and I’m wrong on a regular basis like most people. This piece may be the most valuable piece we have ever written so you need to read it all the way to the finish. 2016 is proving to be the opportunity of a lifetime to invest in all commodities. While the manipulation and flat earth crowd doesn’t ever mention it, platinum went down more than gold and no one is screeching about how platinum is suppressed. All commodities went down including gold and silver. Most commodities went down more than silver and gold but that is never mentioned. Actually, early this year gold was higher in relative terms against oil, platinum and commodities in general than ever in history. But that doesn’t fit the manipulation mantra so none of the PermaBulls will ever mention that, any more than they will discuss perfectly normal corrections. We had a major bottom. In everything. Gold and silver hit their lowest prices in December. Commodities hit rock bottom in January. The XAU (Philadelphia Gold and Silver Index) and HUI (NYSE.Arca Gold BUGS Index) bottomed about the 19th of January. Oil sunk to $26 on the 11th of February. Two guys got it … Continue reading

Back-to-Back Good News for Nevada Energy Metals

Not long after Nevada Energy Metals expanded its presence in the Clayton Valley, the company announced it added claims to its San Emidio property. Keith Kohl of Oil & Gas Trader explains what this means to investors. It’s only been a few days since we learned that Nevada Energy Metals Inc. (BFF:TSX.V; SSMLF:OTCPk) expanded its presence in the Clayton Valley. Well, we didn’t have to wait very long to hear about the company’s next move. Nevada Energy Metals announced it has increased the exploration potential of the San Emidio property after adding an additional 69 claims to its position. In total, the company now holds 155 claims in the San Emidio Desert, located in Washoe County, Nevada, (roughly 95km northeast of Reno). Some of you may already recognize this lithium project from before. The San Emidio Desert basin is an alkali playa environment underlain by unconsolidated sediments and clays being fed by lithium bearing geothermal fluids reported in bounding faults, and/or faults along the east side of the basin. Moreover, this property adjoins the Empire geothermal power plant, which provides a substantial heat source for the circulation of meteoric groundwater, believed to be important in the formation of lithium brine deposits. According to the recent news, the new claims were staked to cover a portion of the playa (which is simply an area of flat, dried-up land, especially a desert basin from which water evaporate quickly) evaluated by Chevron Oil Company back in 1976 for its geothermal power potential. Here’s … Continue reading