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Dec
4

Using Debt-to-Equity Ratios to Identify Potential Survivors of the Solar Downturn

written by Dr. Duru

This is an excerpt from an article I originally published on Seeking Alpha on November 28, 2011. Click here to read the entire piece.) In “5 stocks for the solar surge“, Jim Jubiak at MSN Money lays out some interesting groundrules for taking advantage of the downturn in solar to buy companies on the cheap. […]

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Aug
23

Picking Through the Rubble Of Solar Stocks (Priced for Recession)

written by Dr. Duru

(This is an excerpt from an article I originally published on Seeking Alpha. Click here to read the entire piece.) The shorts completely nailed solar stocks across the board in 2011. {snip} Please click on the charts to enlarge them. Source: NASDAQ.COM Solar bears have been very vocal, and very correct, in predicting a severe […]

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Jul
12

Profiting from Physical Assets in a Resource-Constrained World – Rules and Picks (Part 2 of 2)

written by Dr. Duru

(This is an excerpt from an article I originally published on Seeking Alpha. Click here to read the entire piece.) {snip} This piece is a follow-up post to “Preparing for Profits in a Resource-Constrained World” (Part 1) in which I discussed the implications of Jeremy Grantham’s fundamental thesis of a new world where resources are […]

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May
23

Solar’s Debt-to-Equity Ratios Remain OK but Shorts Ramp as Disappointing Earnings Mount

written by Dr. Duru

(This is an excerpt from an EXTENSIVE article I published on Seeking Alpha. Click here to read the entire piece.) Just when you thought solar earnings could not disappoint the market any further…{snip}…LDK provided a pre-announcement that contained the news that the company canceled a debt offering because interest rates are higher than expected. This […]

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Mar
3

Another Solar Sell-Off and Another Round of Solar Buys

written by Dr. Duru

Higher oil prices are not helping solar stocks. Instead, earnings disappointments and hand-wringing in Italy over solar subsidies and policy have put downward pressure on almost the entire sector. While it seems the second half of 2011 could be rough for solar stocks, the current sell-off seems to be creating some buying opportunities. First Solar […]

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Jan
25

First Solar Approaches Upper Price Target As Bulls and Bears Battle

written by Dr. Duru

On Monday, Goldman Sachs added First Solar (FSLR) to its conviction buy list with a $165 price target. The market’s response was swift with FSLR ending the day up 6% and a closing price of $156.40. I wish I had received the memo because I sold off the last of my FSLR positions on Friday. […]

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Nov
18

Solar Swings: Sept Soaring to Oct Peaking to Nov Selling

written by Dr. Duru

After the stock market’s sharp rally off the March, 2009 lows, most solar stocks stopped appreciating by that summer. For the remainder of the year, they experienced wild swings up and down in price in quick succession. In the summer of 2010, it appeared prospects had finally turned around for the better for solar stocks […]

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Oct
20

Trading Volume Soars for Solar Stocks But Leaves Prices Behind

written by Dr. Duru

Prices soared for solar stocks in September. In October, volume has soared…but prices have swung sharply downward after a very strong start to the month. In most cases, solar stocks have lost all their gains for the month and then some. This trading action is creating buying opportunities, especially where uptrends and/or critical technical support […]

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Sep
7

A “Stealth Rally” In Solar Stocks, Part Two

written by Dr. Duru

I wrote earlier about a “stealth” rally in solar stocks featuring ReneSola (SOL), Solarfun Power Holdings Co Ltd (SOLF), LDK Solar Co Ltd (LDK), Trina Solar Ltd (TSL), and First Solar (FSLR). In all the excitement, I managed to neglected (at least?) two other stocks publicly traded in the U.S. that are in the green […]

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Oct
2

Tallying the Damage in Solar Stocks and Sifting for Opportunity

written by Dr. Duru

Thursday’s stock market sell-off could finally be the start of the sharp Fall correction I have speculated about in various forms for months now. The extent of the technical damage and the heavy distribution of stock certainly seem to have put a ceiling on stock prices for now. Solar stocks were heavily hit as speculative […]

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