James Danforth

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  • Energy drives the EV forward

    By James Danforth - August 17, 2013 | Tickers: CVX, XOM, F, GM, TSLA

    Gasoline prices inevitably rise

    Electric cars ("EV") inevitably become more efficient versus their gasoline counterparts. In 1970, I remember seeing the $0.29 per gallon price at the local gas station (as well as the mechanics!) :-) I also remember Dad's car got about 12 mpg. Today, $4.25 a gallon for gas is commonplace in my neighborhood and so are 30 mpg gasoline cars ("ICE"). Since Jan 1976, the more »

  • Are GM, Ford like Kodak?

    By James Danforth - June 19, 2013 | Tickers: F, GM, TSLA

    Kodak could not let go of its cash cow film business. As we all know, consumers adopted low cost digital cameras in droves and Kodak revenues dried up like a stream in the Mojave desert in July. Kodak died of thirst without film revenues. Could the same thing happen to Ford (NYSE: F) and General Motors (NYSE: GM)?

    A good case can be made that american automakers, and automakers in more »

  • Electric cars vaporize the gas pumps

    By James Danforth - May 27, 2013 | Tickers: FSLR, F, GE, TSLA

    in 1859, oil was discovered in Pennsylvania. Benz patented the first car in Germany in 1886. The horseless carriage, a marriage of oil and combustion engine, has sold well in the USA since 1900. After 127 years, the combustion engine has backfired for the last time and the gas pumps are headed to the recycle bin, and soon....

    Today, a few of your neighbors are driving a sleek, quiet electric more »

  • Safety, Timing & Trends - Amazon.com

    By James Danforth - April 29, 2013 | Tickers: AMZN

    In February 2013, U.S. retail sales were approximately $376.33 billion per this source. That's an annual rate of $4.5 trillion per year. Amazon's latest 12 months sales per their reports here, were $61 billion. Simple math: 61/4500 = 1.35%. So, its safe to say, Amazon does have room to grow. But can they do so at an attractive rate that will ensure the shares more »

  • Timing, Safety, and Trends

    By James Danforth - December 21, 2012 | Tickers: AAPL, CMCSA, QCOM, CRM, TWX

    James is formally educated in finance, investment, taxation and business. His professional work experience since 1977 has been solely focused on business, finance, banking, taxation, technology and investment. He has held roles including CPA, Big 8 auditor, Tax manager, Senior Financial Analyst, SEC Registered investment advisor, pension fund manager and trustee. He has been actively engaged in equity investing professionally and personally since 1980. Since 1997 James has also been actively involved as CFO and COO for a private productivity technology company.

  • Timing, Safety and Trends

    By James Danforth - December 8, 2012 | Tickers: F, GM, TSLA

    James is formally educated in finance, investment, taxation and business. His professional work experience since 1977 has been solely focused on business, finance, banking, taxation, technology and investment. He has held roles including CPA, Big 8 auditor, Tax manager, Senior Financial Analyst, SEC Registered investment advisor, pension fund manager and trustee. He has been actively engaged in equity investing professionally and personally since 1980. Since 1997 James has also been actively involved as CFO and COO for a private productivity technology company.