TMFBlacknGold

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Pittsburgh is my base of operations. While I like to concentrate my investing efforts in companies that are contributing to the bioeconomy -- industrial biotech, biotech crops, biopharmaceuticals -- I'm open to any growth opportunity that emerges. I take a rigorous approach to research and logic to find the relatively few great companies worth owning for the long haul, although I'll take smaller positions with more speculative companies from time to time. Take a walk over to SynBioBeta if you're interested in learning more about the synthetic biology industry and the game-changing startups disrupting the status quo.

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Fri Jul 18

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TMFBlacknGold published an article 1:10 PM

Good News for Tesla Motors: This 84 MPG Car Just Copied Its Business Strategy

Tesla Motors may get help from an unlikely automobile startup in the fight to fix the old-school car dealership model.

Thu Jul 17

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TMFBlacknGold published an article 4:34 PM

Are These 28 European Countries About to Open the Door to Monsanto Company?

New policy in Europe concerning biotech crops could create the next wave of growth for Monsanto Company, Syngenta, and The Dow Chemical Company.

Tue Jul 15

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TMFBlacknGold published an article 12:15 PM

A Solazyme Investor's Guide to Moema's Commercial Equipment: Fermentation

The favorite and most important equipment at Moema supports fermentation. What Solazyme investors need to know.

Sun Jul 13

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TMFBlacknGold published an article 1:39 PM

Are Stacks on Stacks From Dow Chemical Company a Superweed's Worst Nightmare or Best Friend?

New crops can for the first time resist multiple herbicides. What does this mean for Dow Chemical, Monsanto, and the future of superweeds?

Tue Jul 8

CAPS Outperform Pitch

TMFBlacknGold wrote about BIOAMBER INC COM USD0.01 (BIOA) . 10:58 AM

BIOA Outperform

BioAmber isn't as flashy or sexy as some other industrial biotech companies, but it has a compelling investment argument. Biosuccinic acid has gained tremendous popularity as a building block molecule to replace petroleum-based succinic acid in the [more]

Sun Jul 6

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The World's Largest Green Cleaning Company Just Slammed the Brakes on Solazyme

Ecover has decided to investigate its use of Solazyme's renewable algal oils before deciding the future of its supply, which brings one important risk to light for investors.

Wed Jul 2

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TMFBlacknGold published an article 1:33 PM

Should Amyris Investors Fear Intrexon's Farnesene?

Intrexon announced the creation of Amyris' flagship molecule in a novel process. What gives?

Wed Jun 25

CAPS Underperform Pitch

TMFBlacknGold wrote about Monsanto (MON) . 4:18 PM

MON Underperform

The company has an amazing pipeline of products (including patents for a trait that will allow crops to withstand 9 different herbicides at once!), but the recent run-up caused by the now off-the-table Syngenta acquisition isn't sustainable. Earnings [more]

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Monsanto (MON) will Underperform the S&P 500

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General Electric Company (GE) will Outperform the S&P 500

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BIOAMBER INC COM USD0.01 (BIOA) will Outperform the S&P 500

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Solazyme (SZYM) will Outperform the S&P 500

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INTREXON CORP (XON) will Underperform the S&P 500

Sun Jun 22

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TMFBlacknGold published an article 12:19 PM

How Are CVR Partners LP and Rentech Nitrogen Partners LP Responding to Current Market Conditions?

It ain't easy being a nitrogen fertilizer manufacturer right now. What are CVR Partners LP and Rentech Nitrogen Partners LP doing about it?

Sat Jun 21

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TMFBlacknGold published an article 12:21 PM

Can General Electric and Synthetic Biology De-Risk Nuclear Energy?

General Electric has tackled one sizable chunk of the risk associated with atomic energy. Can synthetic biology close the gap?

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TMFBlacknGold published an article 10:42 AM

Is America's Favorite Ben & Jerry's Ice Cream Changing Ingredients

Bad news for newly single teens and Unilever shareholders: Ben & Jerry's just made a decision that will greatly affect its business.

Fri Jun 20

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TMFBlacknGold published an article 1:27 PM

How Obama's Climate Policy Could Create $1.3 Trillion in GDP

Everyone seems to be fighting over the economic consequences of carbon policy, but we're thinking about carbon dioxide all wrong. We can have the environmental benefits of carbon policy and grow our economy (a lot), too.

Thu Jun 19

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TMFBlacknGold published an article 10:05 AM

Why You Need to Adopt Scientifically Responsible Investing Practices

Investors are putting their money behind socially responsible causes at an increasing rate. Why not invest in a scientifically responsible manner, too?

Wed Jun 18

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TMFBlacknGold published an article 12:50 PM

What's the Value of Amyris' Molecule Development Strategy?

Amyris is developing way too many molecules to keep track of, so investors should focus on its strategy instead.

Tue Jun 17

NL

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TMFBlacknGold published an article 1:35 PM

7 Busted Myths About Solazyme's Renewable Oils

Let's set the facts straight before the misinformation takes holds.

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