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NYCE Sensors launches the worlds first Wireless Door Hinge Sensor

Posted by nexvucapital on March 8, 2016

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NYCE Hinge

NYCE Sensors Inc. (“NYCE”), a leading provider of wireless ZigBee sensors and end-points for Commercial and Home Automation (IoT) markets, has launched its patent-pending wireless Door Hinge Sensor.

About NYCE Sensors

NYCE designs, manufactures and sells wireless ZigBee sensing, end-point and control products into market leading Security, Energy Management, Health Care and Automation ecosystems worldwide. NYCE’s leads its industry, selling products with the lowest possible power consumption, smallest physical size and simplest installation. NYCE’s mandate is to provide the data to drive the Internet of Things. For more information, please visit: www.nycesensors.com.

© 2010-2016 NYCE Sensors Inc. NYCE Sensors and the NYCE logo are trademarks or registered trademarks of NYCE Sensors in North America and other countries. Other brand and product names are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective holders. Information is subject to change without notice. All rights reserved.

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Harry Jones – HandsOn Rugby Camp in Vancouver

Posted by nexvucapital on July 15, 2015

There is an opportunity over the next couple of days to expose your children to a real hero. A Canadian rugby hero!!!

Canada's Harry Jones forces his way through the Argentine defence during Canada's 22-19 win to secure the gold medal in men's rugby sevens at the Pan Am Games in Toronto on Sunday, July 12, 2015. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chris Young

Canada’s Harry Jones forces his way through the Argentine defence during Canada’s 22-19 win to secure the gold medal in men’s rugby sevens at the Pan Am Games in Toronto on Sunday, July 12, 2015. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chris Young

Source: ‘I’m still not grounded’: Harry Jones on his dramatic gold-medal winning try (Vancouver Province)

And if you want to see Harry score for the gold-medal!!!

On July 15-16, Harry Jones hosts:

HandsOnRugby Camp

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NYCE launches ZigBee Wireless Sensor Product Family on Amazon

Posted by nexvucapital on May 9, 2015

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NYCE launches ZigBee Wireless Sensor Product Family on Amazon

NYCE Sensors Inc. (“NYCE”), a leading provider of wireless ZigBee sensors and end-points for Commercial and Retail Automation (IoT) markets, announced today that it has launched its wireless sensor product family in Amazon’s on-line marketplace. This will allow retail consumers to directly purchase NYCE’s ZigBee compliant devices for use in their Smart Home systems.

NYCE currently supports multiple ecosystems in the Smart Home market including: Control4, Lowe’s (Iris), Leviton, SmartThings, Securifi, Zipato, Schneider Electric, MiOS, Logitech and many more…

“The Smart Home retail industry has not yet reached the general adoption phase of its growth curve but is rapidly maturing and NYCE has proven product compatibility with dozens of home automation, security, energy management and health care systems currently in the market. Through Amazon, we can now offer our products directly to the end consumer in a fast and effective on-line retail marketplace,” says Brian Leeners, CEO for NYCE. “This marks a huge step forward for NYCE and the ZigBee Alliance in the Smart Home space, as NYCE will be one of the first manufacturers using open, on-line retail sales to provide “generic” ZigBee wireless sensor/endpoint solutions to the consumer.”

NYCE’s wireless products are fully certified by regulatory and safety agencies for international sales.

NYCE connects the “Real world to the Cloud”, improving user control and bringing true automation to any intelligent Smart Home network.

About the ZigBee Alliance
The ZigBee Alliance is an open, non-profit association of approximately 400 members driving development of innovative, reliable and easy-to-use ZigBee standards. The Alliance promotes worldwide adoption of ZigBee as the leading wirelessly networked, sensing and control standard for use in consumer, commercial and industrial areas. For more information, please visit: www.zigbee.org.

About NYCE Sensors
NYCE designs, manufactures and sells wireless ZigBee sensing, end-point and control products into market leading Security, Energy Management, Health Care and Automation ecosystems worldwide. NYCE’s leads its industry, selling products with the lowest possible power consumption, smallest physical size and simplest installation. NYCE’s mandate is to provide the data to drive the Internet of Things. For more information, please visit: www.nycesensors.com.

© 2010-2015 NYCE Sensors Inc. NYCE Sensors and the NYCE logo are trademarks or registered trademarks of NYCE Sensors in North America and other countries. Other brand and product names are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective holders. Information is subject to change without notice. All rights reserved.

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Industrial Electricity Usage and Stock Returns

Posted by nexvucapital on April 30, 2015

Tracking simple electricity usage is a helpful predictor in discerning broader market movements, according to a paper released this month by a team at the University of Notre Dame.

“Simple year-over-year industrial electricity usage growth rate has strong and significant predictive power for future stock market excess returns in horizons ranging from one month up to one year,” wrote the team led by Zhi Da and including Dayong Huang and Hayong Yun.

What they found specifically, when looking over data from 1956 to 2010 in the U.S., Japan and U.K., is that each 1 percent increase in electricity usage corresponds to a 0.92 percent decline across broad stock market measures over the next year.

Electricity usage predicts stock direction: Paper

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TSX Metals Breaks Bottom Formation

Posted by nexvucapital on April 27, 2015

The ongoing rally in the Canadian Metals (began in January) continues to build as the TSX Metals broke above the 200 Day MA on Friday/Today…this is a reaction to the USD falling but it’s been a +4 year bear since January 2011. A bullish reverse head and shoulders bottoming pattern has been built since October 2014. We just broke above that and these types of bottoming formations usually indicate a good move to come and is measured by the reverse of the shoulder to the top/bottom of the head – this would take the index past 1000 which would mean we are at the start of the cyclical materials bull for this growth cycle. That makes sense if the easing in EU and China has the desired effect on global growth…we will see.

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Frac Sand

Posted by nexvucapital on April 17, 2015

We are believers in the Fracking revolution and see multiple years of above-average returns in this sector as the rest of the world comes to the conclusion that what has happened in North America can happen elsewhere and will. In North America the dominant fracking proppant is sand and a recovery looks to be taking place:

Fairmont Santrol (Z:FMSA)

Fairmont Santrol

The recent recovery/stabalization in energy prices has had a positive effect on the leaders in the Frac Sand space – resulting in a recovery in the share price of Fairmont Santrol.

In the Micro space we have our own participant:

Phoenix Metals Corporation (TSXV: PHC and Q: AKAVF)

The Company is acquiring, for development, long-term Frac Sand/Proppant assets while energy prices are low. Acquired assets in North America are positioned close to Western Basins where current Frac Sand is serviced from the US Midwest. Transport costs and logistics account for between 60% and 70% of the cost of Frac Sand in Western North America. According to Sandsource, the total proppant market in 2014 was 77 billion pounds with Frac Sand making up just under 90% of the total volume.

Today’s News…with some added visuals…

Vancouver, B.C.: Phoenix Metals Corporation (“Phoenix” or the “Company”) (TSX-V Symbol: PHC) is pleased to announce a non-brokered private placement of up to 15.0 million units at a price of two and one half cents per unit ($0.025) to raise proceeds of up to $375,000. Each unit will consist of one common share and one common share purchase warrant (the “Unit Warrants”) with each Unit Warrant entitling the holder to acquire one additional common share at a price of five cents ($0.05) per share for one year from closing. The Unit Warrants are subject to the right of the Company to accelerate the exercise period for the Unit Warrants if the common shares of the Company trade above ten cents ($0.10) for a period of 10 consecutive trading days. The proceeds of the private placement will be allocated toward expenditures on the Peace River Frac Sand Project and the continuing evaluation and potential acquisition of Frac Sand assets in the Western United States and for general working capital purposes. The private placement is subject to regulatory approval nd the Company may pay finders’ fees on the private placement proceeds to certain parties in accordance with the policies of and subject to the approval of the TSX Venture Exchange.

Peace River Frac Sand Project:

The Company has made the initial down payment and permit payments (to 2016) on the 100% acquisition of the “Peace River Frac Sand Project” (see News Release of October 7th, 2014). The Company will not be proceeding with the 60% option of the Project announced on November 3rd 2014.

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Testing is planned as a first step when weather permits. The Peace River Frac Sand Project surrounds the operations of the 500,000 tonne per year silica sand mine privately owned by the Laprarie Group and operated by Canadian Silica Industries. The share issuance under the transaction is subject to the approval of the TSX Venture Exchange.

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Western USA Frac Sand Project(s):

The Company has entered into a Finder’s Fee arrangement with Harrison Land Services LLC (“Harrison”) of Moab, Utah whereby Harrison is conducting a targeting, sampling and acquisition program for Frac Sand assets in the Western USA. An initial ten targets have been identified on State Lands and results from Phase 1 testing have narrowed the focus to four targets for Phase 2 testing. Upon obtaining the results from Phase 2 testing the Company will proceed to potential acquisition via the State Lease process.

US Frac Sand Map

The Company’s focus is on the acquisition and development of long-term Frac Sand/Proppant assets while energy prices are low. Acquired assets will serve the developed North American market or be proximal to large unconventional oil and gas resources around the world. According to Sandsource, the total proppant market in 2014 was 77 billion pounds with Frac Sand making up just under 90% of the total volume.

Neither the TSX Venture Exchange nor its Regulation Services Provider (as that term is defined in the policies of the TSX Venture Exchange) accepts responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release.

Forward-Looking Information: This news release contains certain forward-looking information. All information, other than information regarding historic fact that addresses activities, events or developments that the Company believes, expects or anticipates will or may occur in the future is forward-looking information. Forward-looking information contained in this news release includes, but may not be limited to the progress and success of the Company’s projects, including the Company’s goals and business plan with respect to the frac sand business and the future demand for frac sand. The forward-looking information contained in this news release reflects the current expectations, assumptions and/or beliefs of the Company based on information currently available to the Company. With respect to the forward-looking information contained in this news release, the Company has made assumptions regarding, among other things, the Company’s future working capital requirements, the Company’s ability to generate sufficient cash flow from operations and access existing credit facilities and capital markets to meet its future obligations, goals and business plan, future prices for frac sand and by-products and future demand for processed frac sand. The forward-looking information contained in this news release is subject to a number of risks and uncertainties that may cause actual results or events to differ materially from current expectations, including the need to obtain required approvals and permits from regulatory authorities, the volatility of frac sand and by-product prices and demand and geological, technical, drilling and processing problems. Any forward-looking information speaks only as of the date on which it is made and, except as may be required by applicable law, the Company disclaims any obligation to update or modify such forward-looking information, either because of new information, future events or for any other reason. Although the Company believes that the assumptions inherent in the forward-looking information are reasonable, forward-looking information is not a guarantee of future performance and accordingly undue reliance should not be put on such information due to the inherent uncertainty therein.

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Small Caps and Micro Caps

Posted by nexvucapital on April 15, 2015

Further to our previous comments…the evidence…as the TSXV makes a run for a 4 month high and potential breakout from the bottom along with a new one-year high for the Russell 2000. The TSXV needs to tackle the old low resistance in the 750-825 range potentially falling back to what should be support at 700 if this takes longer to unfold. A break above 825 in the TSXV will be the beginning of the bull market in the Canadian Micro-caps. This will require out-performance by the Canadian dollar which looks to have bottomed v USD at the historic 10Yr support of $0.80. Firming energy prices (we are a petro-currency) are causing a breakout from the $0.80 range.

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CAD$ Short

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Market Psychology and the TSX Venture Exchange

Posted by nexvucapital on February 27, 2015

We see some similarity in the following…and suggest we are moving from ‘Depression’ to ‘Disbelief’ on the TSX Venture Exchange Index.

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5-Year TSX Venture Chart v. Psychology of a Market Cycle

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OIL PRICE MOVEMENTS AND THE GLOBAL ECONOMY

Posted by nexvucapital on December 9, 2014

We have attached two NBER papers that address the effects of oil price movements on the Global Economy:

THE EFFECTS OF OIL PRICE CHANGES ON THE INDUSTRY-LEVEL PRODUCTION

In this paper, we decompose oil price changes into their component parts following Kilian (2009) and estimate the dynamic effects of each component on industry-level production and prices in the U.S. and Japan using identified VAR models. The way oil price changes affect each industry depends on what kind of underlying shock drives oil price changes as well as on industry characteristics. Unexpected disruptions of oil supply act mainly as negative supply shocks for oil-intensive industries and act mainly as negative demand shocks for less oil-intensive industries. For most industries in the U.S., shocks to the global demand for all industrial commodities act mainly as positive demand shocks, and demand shocks that are specific to the global oil market act mainly as negative supply shocks. In Japan, the oil-specific demand shocks as well as the global demand shocks act mainly as positive demand shocks for many industries.

OIL PRICE MOVEMENTS AND THE GLOBAL ECONOMY

We develop a five-region version (Canada, a group of oil exporting countries, the United States, emerging Asia and Japan plus the euro area) of the Global Economy Model (GEM) encompassing production and trade of crude oil, and use it to study the international transmission mechanism of shocks that drive oil prices. In the presence of real adjustment costs that reduce the short- and medium-term responses of oil supply and demand, our simulations can account for large endogenous variations of oil prices with large effects on the terms of trade of oil-exporting versus oil-importing countries (in particular, emerging Asia), and result in significant wealth transfers between regions. This is especially true when we consider a sustained increase in productivity growth or a shift in production technology towards more capital- (and hence oil-) intensive goods in regions such as emerging Asia. In addition, we study the implications of higher taxes on gasoline that are used to reduce taxes on labor income, showing that such a policy could increase world productive capacity while being consistent with a reduction in oil consumption.

Source: NBER

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Goldman Sachs Report on the Internet of Things

Posted by nexvucapital on September 30, 2014

The Internet of Things: Making sense of the next mega-trend

The third wave of the Internet may be the biggest one yet!

Source: Goldman Sachs

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