1.29M Buys, 1.32M Sells by 3:15PM. An excess of over 500K sells at 9:42am was completely reversed by 12 noon. Market Makers evidently took from either a shorter or tame seller and simply flipped the shares they bought at 23.58 (Avg) for 23.76p (Avg)
stodgy - I too have a company to run and have structured my holiday time around attendance at those conferences. I'm sorry if you do not think it is sufficiently worthwhile to invest your own money in understanding an investment in Bushveld Minerals, but I do. If you expect to get your research done for free then I'm afraid that you will have to wait a few months and see what comes out.
errr no not really stodgy its just that I am on the road at the moment so don't have time to write it up. Plus there is plenty of analysis to do, contact to follow up on, etc etc. If people were that desperately interested then I guess that they could have made their own way to Lyon (4h41 minutes by train) to visit the free Vanitec meeting. The IFBF meeting cost me more than 1000 pounds to attend, before hotels are added on so all in about two thousand pounds in all.
Bella, I spent 20 minutes chatting with Alberto this afternoon. It is clear that he and Fortune exchange many ideas on the subject of Vanadium leasing and are both keen to push that specific concept and the VRFB industry forward.
Of course Largo have no option but to sell their current production to Glencore. Who knows if that will continue past the end of the current offtake agreement which I believe finishes in Q2 2020. Given the recent news about Largo developing their own sales team I suspect not.
Bella - I missed much of the discussion here today because I've been somewhat busy elsewhere but one person who is interested in setting a fund like the one you described is Mr Alberto Arias, who controls 46% of Largo, who already has a name for it - Battery Electrolyte Investment Trust - i.e. BEIT which works in a very similar way to a REIT.
RE: E-On switches all customers to 100% green energy09 Jul 2019 15:12
It’s basically selling your O-levels. Remember that only about a third of the uk electricity is for domestic consumption so if there is 35% of total electricity is renewable then the certificates for the industrial users can be flogged to all the coal companies that supply domestic users and 100% of domestic supply is ‘green’ brilliant !
The disconnect between the current BMN share price and what is really happening on the ground here at the Vanitec Energy Storage and International Flow Battery Forum here in Lyon could not be starker. Mikhail is clearly one of the leading voices in the entire VRFB industry. Fortune runs the only primary producing mine outside of China whose output is not controlled by Glencore. That is the same Glencore who, it appears, didn't even bother to turn up for the Vanitec meeting yesterday.
JMC69 and Bella - good spots on the Vaneck reduction in holding and potential trade candidates. I think it is quite possible that the trades that happened around 13:40 on the 3rd July correspond to Vaneck ones. Previous position reductions have been accompanied by an individual price reversal and subsequent reposting of a single consolidated trade, and we may yet see such a confirmatory sequence of trade reports. Alternatively the way that the trades appear might be different now as Vaneck are no longer officially mandated to hold BMN because BMN has come out of the underlying RE tracker.
Halespur - indeed that is a good way to go. Of course this is what all these smart meters are going to help with - allowing for different pricing during the day, depending on the availability of energy, and without the need to install a completely separate meter such as the old Economy7.
Grid batteries will be incredibly useful in allowing the existing transmission grid to cope with increased overall energy transmission whilst keeping keeping the existing transmission lines (built to meet peak instantaneous demand) unchanged. The simple idea is that instead of having to transmit all the energy long distances during peak times you install grid batteries around the place and charge them up at the non-peak times. Like doing your homework a few days before you need to hand it in non all at the last minute.