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It’s been quite some time since our last post and most of that has to do with increased work schedules. Teezy and I have been focusing on honing our skills on trying to figure out how the options markets work. In the past I’ve done pretty well trading options and I’ve also made some terrible moves. I once sold CENX shares 3 days too soon before they would have went from a small loss to a +9000 gain! In the next year I loaded options on CSCO and lost nearly 2500. It was then I knew I was a bit in over my head.

Early in 2011 the big news in the tech world was centered around a technology called NFC (Near Field Communicatoins). Rumor has it that phones will have NFC chips embedded into them so that things can be purchased/scanned via your mobile phones. Could change the way that business is done and do away with cash and plastic credit cards.

So how to invest in this technology? Through companies that make the NFC chips and companies that make the processors in mobile phones. With demand for iPhones and Android phones on the rise it wont be long before NFC chips are in high demand. I made small plays in NFC chip maker NXPI and some in ARMH (mobile phone processors). After a few rough patches I was able to sell both sets of contracts for about a 1000 gain overall. Probably could have been $2000 if I timed it better though.

The other play was TSLA options. They produces the top of the line electric cars (think sports cars). If the economy begins to boom and the gov’t gives tax breaks for owning electric cars then you know these copmpanies will begin to thrive. Just a matter of time really…

Back in late September CTeezy and I wrote about LQMT – Liquidmetal Techolologies. At the time they were fresh off signing a master transaction agreement with Apple which meant Apple had exclusive rights to use Liquidmetal for consumer technology products. The speculation was that they would use it in the new iPhone or iPad or Macbook. On the news of the signing the price of LQMT spiked to as high as 1.76 before eventually closing at .82. With no official deal in place it was unsure if Apple was just playing it safe by ensuring no competitors could gain an advantage over their technology by using this or if they actually planned to use this in their own products. the former case would mean no potential profits for LQMT. The latter could mean royalties for each new iPads/iPods/Macbooks sold in 2011 – YIKES!

Well – today the news has been leaked that the next generation Macbook Pros will be constructed using liquid metal. The stock, which opened at .64 shot up to as high as .84 before settling around .79 at the close. This is the highest close since the original news of Apple signing an agreement with LQMT back in August. The signs have been there for a couple of weeks now. Just recenty the Apple website changed its web design to use a darker color more in line with the color of liquidmetal. One would have to think that if LQMT makes sense for Macbook Pro’s – it might also be included in iPhone5 and iPad2. History tells us we wont the details of that until sometime in June.

In any case, LQMT looks like its about to breakout to uncharted territory should any official word come from Apple on the use of this technology. I mean it makes perfect sense to do so. Wouldn’t be shocked to see this run past $1 very soon.