Category: Investing

Taylor Wilson’s Nuclear Reactor design can change the world and maybe make him the world’s first Trillionaire

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So who is Taylor Wilson? Taylor Wilson is a young man, who has recently graduated from High School. He is also a genius, without doubt.

I do not believe that money is his motivator, but I highly suspect that he could become the world’s first Trillionaire.

He has redesigned the way a Nuclear Fission Reactor would work. His design is said to be incredibly safe to operate. He also has visions of his reactor design being used to power mankind’s space voyages of the future.

English: Boiling water reactor system diagram

English: Boiling water reactor system diagram (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

His fission reactor design is smaller by design and he states that the components  can be mass-produced, on assembly lines. Henry Ford change the world with similar ideas about automobile production.

The Wilson reactors will be smaller, far safer, lower in cost and at least 50% more efficient than present designs. That means about 50% more electric power generation, when compared to the present day nuclear reactors.

He states that the final cost of the electricity produced will be competitive with natural gas-powered electric power generation.

Nuclear fission reactors typically require that their fuel rods be replaced approx every 12 to 18 months. The Taylor Wilson nuclear fission reactor design has the nuclear fuel being replaced every 30 years. That will dramatically reduce operating costs and the need for safe and secure storage of waste nuclear fuel rods.

To make the nuclear reactor installation safer and more secure, the Taylor Wilson reactor would be installed underground, Unlike reactors in present use, the Wilson reactor design functions in a non pressurized containment vessel. So if a crack were to develop in the containment vessel, there would be no pressurized release of nuclear material or contaminated gasses.

Unlike at Fukushima Japan, the Wilson reactor can be shutdown by totally stopping the nuclear fission reaction. The danger of hydrogen gas buildup, is also eliminated in the Taylor Wilson design. That in turn eliminates the possibility of a hydrogen explosion and release of nuclear material into the atmosphere which occurred in Japan.

China’s continued growth could be a huge market for the Taylor Wilson designed Nuclear Reactor. Japan could consider his reactors to provide Japan’s power generation needs. Solar and Wind power generation can only supply a comparatively small fractions of Europe’s electric power needs. The Taylor Wilson designed reactors could supply Europe’s requirements and do it very safely and at a cost far lower than present day Solar power generation.

The Taylor Wilson design results in a small reactor, but it is capable of generating 50 megaWatts of electrical power. The more compact design, low-cost and high safety could mean the reactor could also be used by mining and oil companies. One clear customer could be the oil sands developers in Canada. The Taylor Wilson reactors could provide the power to run the steam generators at Alberta oil sands sites, for example. I could go and on.

Based on the above points, I believe that Taylor Wilson stands a very good chance of becoming the world’s first Trillionaire. His design is as much a game changer as Henry Ford’s production lines were.

My suggestion to readers, would be to do more research on Taylor Wilson.

It is my opinion that Taylor Wilson has come up with something that can change the world, much like Henry Ford did…

David Deming essay “What if Atlas shrugged”. “Instead of apologizing for the use of fossil fuels, we ought to be damn glad we have them.”

English: Scientist David Deming testifying bef...

English: Scientist David Deming testifying before the United States Congress (Photo credit: Wikipedia) recently posted an interesting David Deming essay titled “What if Atlas Shrugged”. Who is David Deming, you ask? He is a geologist, professor of arts and sciences at the University of Oklahoma, and the author of the series Science and Technology in World History. Continue reading

Something seems wrong with the chart of the Nasdaq NDX index.

Nasdaq- NDX

Weekly Nasdaq NDX Index. Photo credit

My conjecture is that the chart of the NDX index is showing a Head & Shoulders or Triple Top formation. I could also make a case for a George Lindsay Three Peaks and Domed House chart formation.  Stranger still is that the VIX is sitting at five year lows. Continue reading

Wake Up call for Canada. Wages in Mexico now lower than those in China, Indonesia, the Philippines, Thailand and South Korea.

English: A North American Free Trade Agreement...

English: A North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) Logo. Español: Logotipo del Tratado de Libre Comercio de América del Norte (TLCAN). Français : Logo de Accord de libre-échange nord-américain (ALENA). (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

While China’s exports have grown, many have lost sight of  Canada’s other Neighbor. With the Free Trade agreement Goods can flow from Mexico into the US and into Canada. A lot of new US Production has moved to Mexico.

Now it seems that labour costs in Mexico are lower than in China. In 2010 the average wage in China was under $2.00 per hour. I would suspect that it is now still under $3.00 per hour. Wages in China are rising due to worker shortages.

A new report published by Bank of America Merrill Lynch claims that Mexican wages are now lower than Chinese wages. The disparity should continue to increase. China’s labour shortages are the driver to increasing wages in China. Continue reading

Curreny War in Asia could now get underway. Japan bets over $1 Trillion to try and increase inflation to 2 percent.

English: Series E 10000 Yen Bank of Japan note...

English: Series E 10000 Yen Bank of Japan note. Portrait: Fukuzawa Yukichi. First issued in 2004. 160mm x 76mm. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

North Korea is a distraction, at least till May. Japan just fired the first round of what I believe could be the coming Currency War in Asia. China has never forgotten, nor forgiven Japan for the atrocities during the Japanese occupation of China during World War 2. Chinese citizen have held huge demonstrations and called for boycotts of Japanese firms, goods and services. Continue reading

PFSW trading on Nasdaq breakout on Mar 27 2013

Stock chart of PFSW which trades on Nasdaq showing price breakout

PFSW trading on Nasdaq Break out on Mar 27 2013. Photo credit

Time for another discussion about stock trading. If you don’t have a charting program, I would highly recommend checking out AmiBroker. You can Download a free 30 day clicking on the following link: AmiBroker official site with 30 day trial.

Today’s topic will be PFSW, which trades on the Nasdaq. On  Mar 27, that stock had a gap up at Open and continued on it’s merry way. Continue reading

Opportunity knocks. Yearly, 160 Billion disposable chopsticks are produced in China. That’s a lot of disposable trees being cut down.

English: Chopsticks for cooking

English: Chopsticks for cooking (Photo credit: OttawaAC & Wikipedia)

Interesting article found in the Times Of India, on Mar 11 2013 (I’ll provide a link to that article below). It was about chopstick production in China. What are Chopsticks? They are two narrow and straight sticks of wood. Both are held by the fingers of one hand and are used to pickup food from a dish and transport it to one’s mouth.

Visit a local Chinese Restaurant and many will provide you with disposable chopsticks. Lots of fun for Westerners to try. Surprisingly, Chopsticks can be very efficient once you get the hand of using them.

The article gives a few figures about Disposable Chopstick production in China. They quote 80 Billion pairs produced yearly. That’s 160 billion chopsticks. Continue reading

GuestLogix Inc. Breakout. Trading on the Toronto TMX exchange, as symbol GXI

GuestLogix Stock Chart - Shorter Term View - symbol GXI trading on stock exchange in Toronto. Price Breakout on mar 11

GuestLogix Stock Chart – Shorter Term View – symbol GXI trading on stock exchange in Toronto. Price Breakout on Mar 11

Time for another Trading / Investing related post. It’s been a while since the prior post about trading Ford shares.  Two stock charts were added to this post. Both are daily charts. One shows a longer term view and the other short-term view. Both also have Fibonacci ratios plotted on them. Continue reading

Beware of the Ides of March.

Back when Rome ruled Europe and the Middle East, the Ides of March was a day dedicated to Mars the God of War. March usually brings with it the first signs of Spring. With change comes uncertainty.

English: North Korea

English: North Korea (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

North Korea has indicated that it will cancel the 1950s Cease Fire Agreement with South Korea. Tentatively the date for that action is said to be Mar 11. Not a good omen, especially in the year of the venomous Water Snake. Continue reading

Stock Trading FORD – Sell Stop Hit Jan 29 2013 – Capital Gain of $3.54 per share.

Stock cahrt of FORD. created by Vincent BanialStock chart of FORD stock created by Vincent Banial using AmiBroker charting software

A family member had bought some FORD shares. He bases his buys on Fundamentals. I’m a visual person, so numbers don’t have as much meaning as does a picture or a stock chart. Continue reading