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VICAL, INC. & PERFORMANCE TECHNOLOGIES, INC.

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Hello Readers,

It’s summertime and there really is not a lot to say other than what we have been. The markets have been drifting down over the last month and we suspect this trend to continue for some time. Yes, there will be the occasional surges, but those will probably short-lived. We need to ask ourselves, “What is there to get them really refueled?” The simple answer is “not much”. Well-known financial analyst Meredith Whitney summed it up best, recently, when she said, “The economy needs to restructure and it isn’t, it is only buying time”. Buying time is never good for markets, at least over the long haul.

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PDF SOLUTIONS, INC. & SALARY.COM, INC.

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Hello Readers,

Since the last Newsletter, we closed three more positions, two for gains and one for a loss.

NMT MEDICAL (6/20/09). Closed position 6/19/09 at $2.85 for a 54% GAIN.

URANIUM ENERGY (8/20/08). Closed position 6/19/09 at $3.17 for a 54% GAIN.

ENTREMED (11/5/04). Closed position 6/19/09 at 64 cents for a 75% LOSS.

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INTEGRATED SILICON SOLUTIONS, INC. & NMT MEDICAL, INC.

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Hello Readers,

Since the last Newsletter, we closed seven positions; four for some nice gains and three for ugly losses.

SONIC SOLUTIONS (5/5/09). Closed position 6/11/09 at $3.64 for a 66% GAIN.

REAL GOODS SOLAR (6/5/09). Closed position 6/8/09 at $4.00 for a 95% GAIN.

INTELLON (5/20/09). Closed position 6/8/09 at $4.30 for a 56% GAIN.

ISILON SYSTEMS (3/20/09). Closed position 6/3/09 at $3.50 for a 65% GAIN.

ADVANCED LIFE SCIENCES (7/20/06). Closed position 6/3/09 at $1.35 for a 54% LOSS.

B.O.S. SYSTEMS (1/5/05). Closed position 6/3/09 at 42 cents for a 88% LOSS.

ADHEREX (2/20/06). Closed position 6/2/09 at 5 cents for a 95% LOSS.

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REAL GOODS SOLAR, INC. & USA TECHNOLOGIES, INC.

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Hello Readers,

Since the last Newsletter, we closed three positions; two for gains and one for a loss.

KOPIN (4/20/08). Closed position 5/27/09 at $3.85 for a 50% GAIN.

VIRAGE LOGIC (3/5/09). Closed position 5/19/09 at $4.05 for a 50% GAIN.

NAS MEDICAL (8/5/05). Closed position 5/18/09 at 2 cents for a 99% LOSS.

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INTELLON CORPORATION & HEALTH GRADES, INC

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Hello Readers,

Since the last Newsletter, we closed seven positions; four for gains and three for losses.

ACADIA PHARMACEUTICALS (11/20/08). Closed position 5/4/09 at $2.70 for a 87% GAIN.

INCREDIMAIL (2/20/08). Closed position 5/4/09 at $4.90 for a 53% GAIN.

O2MICRO (3/20/09). Closed position 5/1/09 at $4.42 for a 58% GAIN.

NETWORK ENGINES (6/5/04). Closed position 5/1/09 at 71 cents for a 77% LOSS.

TMNG GLOBAL (4/20/04). Closed position 5/1/09 at 38 cents for a 89% LOSS.

OPNEXT (3/5/09). Closed position 4/30/09 at $2.54 for a 50% GAIN.

REPLIDYNE (4/5/08). Closed position 4/30/09 at 66 cents for a 51% LOSS.

Acadia Pharma had sunk to a dollar and then pulled a Lazarus on news that it entered into a pact with Biovail to develop its Parkinson’s drug. Great revenue and earnings news sent IncrediMail jumping, which is what stocks are suppose to do on this sort of event, but, in this market, it has been a rarity. As we said in the last Newsletter, O2Micro had hit our 50%-plus target and that we were going to close it; the stock rocketed on pretty good earnings news. We have no clue as to what propelled Opnext to hit 50%, but we’ll take it. We, of course, closed Replidyne, since its merger was finalized a few months ago. And yes, we finally closed Network Engines and TNMG Global, our two oldest positions, for losses.

And so, the markets have kept going up, more so on perception than because of reality, thanks mostly to the Fed keeping interest rates artificially low; although there are signs that the markets may be leveling off. This, of course, has led investors into a buying panic on stocks, which they perceive as potentially having better returns than a 2% bank CD. The gist of the problem, as we have alluded over the last six to eight months, is that the government is more focused on restoring financial confidence than it is on fixing the financial system. What happened to all of the toxic assets that were such a huge concern just six weeks ago? They are still there and growing, hourly, as are credit card debts and commercial real estate defaults. So, once again, we warn you to exercise extreme caution.

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SONIC SOLUTIONS, INC. & SORL AUTO PARTS, INC.

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Hello Readers,

For the last month, or so, the Dow has been clinging to the 8000 level and the NASDAQ at around 1650-1700. They both should have seen the start of a sell-off, by now, but haven’t, at least not yet; and we think we know why, sort of. The Fed, by pumping trillions into the system and keeping interest rates artificially low, has been forcing investors to take bigger risks in hopes of scoring bigger gains in stocks. This is borderline criminal for a number of reasons. First, it chokes people living on a fixed income. Next, it is laying the groundwork for massive inflation down the road. And, lastly, the Fed’s action is creating bogus high prices for many stocks that should not be trading at current levels, especially the financials. Our major concern is that when the money spigot stops flowing, for whatever reasons, this house of cards will fall, and will fall hard and deep.

In short, it would have been better for the markets to have had “the great washout” because it would have probably occurred by now, and true valuations would have been much clearer. As things stand, no one has a real clue as to what companies are really worth. So, be very careful. This also applies to our own picks, which are still in Death Valley; however, some have been stirring, such as many of our recommendations of the past twelve months.

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THE HACKETT GROUP, INC. & DURECT CORPORATION

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Hello Readers,

And so, the bull rally continues, for no real reason other than great spin. We still believe that the markets will test new lows. When? Good question, although we thought we would be there by now. The one thing we do know is that bull rallies in a bear market have ended badly, and this one looks to be no exception. And no, we do not believe that this is the start of a new bull for the simple reason that nobody still has a clue as to the depth of the losses at all of the “too big to fail” financial institutions. There have been too many smoke and mirror tricks perpetuated by the Fed and the Treasury to get any true sense of those losses. This, plus over half a million monthly job losses, gives us pause to get overly enthusiastic. You hear gurus say that the jobless rate is a lagging indicator. Hey, when over 600,000 people are losing their jobs every month, that is not a lagging indicator, it is a leading indicator.

Here are the headlines since the last Newsletter about companies in the Current Portfolio; dates in parentheses are when we first recommended them. We are not giving updates about companies on the Endangered List, unless we feel the news to be highly significant.

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CSP, INC. & THESTREET.COM, INC.

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Hello Readers,

No doubt about it, March was a fun month for the bulls. Even much of our decimated Current Portfolio got a lift from the bottom of the abyss, even some that are on the “Endangered List”. However, our optimism for the next several months is still restrained, to say the least. We still feel that new market bottoms are on the horizon, and we hope that the blow-off comes soon. It would make future planning a lot easier. Why are we still pessimistic? Think about what really triggered the recent bullishness. The CEOs of Citi and Bank of America said their banks were profitable in January and February, though that was stretching the truth. Then, the Fed sustained the rally by doubling its balance sheet, followed by the Treasury Secretary with his smoke and mirrors plan to fix the toxic assets problem. So, in sum, the market had a surge based upon spin from the same guys who got us into this mess. We will feel more comfortable once the markets begin to rally on better earnings, which is what they are suppose to do.

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