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  • Icahn comments hit averages [View news story]
    Icahn is short the market...he just made a billion...which by the ways bodes well for the argument that investors of his caliber ought to be regulated by the SEC to keep their damned mouths shut.
    Nov 18, 2013. 03:50 PM | 8 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Why Homebuilder Stocks Should Be Avoided For Now [View article]
    Thanks for the comment. I am offering a regional view of the housing market in an area of the country where home prices did not shoot up during the bubble as did other parts of the country, and yet our home values are decreasing along with the rest of the nation.

    I think you missed the point to the article. From your photo, I assume you are a young man that did not go through the real estate bubble of the early 1980s. Statistics from the Fed are based on surveys that do not always portray an accurate or complete picture. If Fed statistics were accurate, we would have not had a housing bubble in the first place.

    Anecdotal evidence is often useful to those willing take a broader view of things.
    Jan 5, 2012. 11:03 PM | 6 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • How To Play Alcatel-Lucent's Earnings [View article]
    Nice blog piece, thanks.
    Feb 8, 2012. 07:59 AM | 4 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Snatching Defeat From The Jaws Of Victory: HMS Freedom Of Information Act UK [View article]
    The following is from Odyssey Marine's latest filing of an 8-K with the SEC on 11/12/2013:

    Let’s get right to the issue at hand and the main reason that you’re probably taking time out of your busy schedule to be on this call today. The catalyst for today’s call was a short and distort so-called investigative report put out last week. I’m going to assume that you’ve seen that exact piece that was published by Meson Capital Partners, a small San Francisco investment firm. It’s really important to note that this piece, which contains significant false and misleading allegations, was put out by a young man with a small fund who’s apparently not had a very good track record during the bull market of the last several years.
    Unfortunately, he’s apparently decided to try to redeem his poor performance this past year by trying to short Odyssey stock and publishing a report to scare investors with misleading information. His attempt to use the report to manipulate the market is so transparent that he even chose to make the attack in the middle of the trading day of the last day of the fiscal year with many funds. Not only creating havoc for many of our investors but if it was at the end of the fiscal year for his own fund would have enabled him to mark to market at the end of the day to attempt to paint a rosier picture of his fund’s performance for the year.
    We believe that in this case, Meson has crossed the ethical, not to mention, legal line and we’ve already notified proper authorities. We’ve also been informed that a group of Odyssey investors are considering a class action suit against Meson. If you’d like us to put you in touch with this group of investors, please contact us through our website .
    On a side note on Meson, a lawyer who in my opinion is probably one of the best securities litigation lawyers in the country, thoroughly read and reviewed the 60-page short and distort piece as well as the most recent Meson Capital investor newsletter. He told me that after his decade of securities law work, one thing really struck him about everything he read. Meson says the report was “fully sourced and vetted by our experienced lawyers.” The securities lawyer said that he couldn’t imagine any lawyer, much less an experienced securities lawyer, ever allowing this document to go out. He challenged Meson to disclose the identity of their lawyers.
    Jan 1, 2014. 05:38 PM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Microsoft Must Get Ford's Mulally [View article]
    For Microsoft fans...I would not sell the news even if Mulally does not become CEO....that would extremely short-sighted based on news hype and not MSFT potential under new leadership whomever takes the helm. The stock may tank if Mulally does not take the helm...but that is what we call irrational herd behavior....
    Nov 18, 2013. 12:29 PM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Setting Up The Big Gold Short [View article]
    Good luck fellas, I'm going fishing!
    Feb 29, 2012. 04:04 PM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Lone Pine Not Alone In Resolving Covenant Issues [View article]
    There is another reason this stock is down currently and it is related purely to market psychology. Most folks in the lower 48 do not realize that Alberta Canada has been sitting underwater for the past few a one hundred year flood event...nothing much has moved up there for weeks...this type of event can wreak havoc on economies...and to the psyche of investors...give this stock a few weeks....things will they clean up and rebuild....and the sun comes out....
    Jul 2, 2013. 09:39 AM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • How To Profit From Apple's Next Big Selloff [View article]
    Thanks for the comment, finally a man of reason appears....
    Mar 26, 2012. 10:08 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • How To Profit From Apple's Next Big Selloff [View article]
    Have you personally ever traded a revers leveraged ETF? A lot of folks seem to know an awful lot about them, but I can't seem to find too many folks that make comments who have actually traded them.

    By the way, I bet most of the commentators on this article have never used a typewriter, a telex machine, a record player, an 8-track tape player or a transistor radio....or an Apple IIE, yeah the Apple innovation that made Jobs a millionaire before the company almost faded away....
    Mar 26, 2012. 06:27 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • How To Profit From Apple's Next Big Selloff [View article]
    I am making a copy of your comment to include in my next is classic bubble talk....
    Mar 26, 2012. 06:26 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • How To Profit From Apple's Next Big Selloff [View article]
    There is nothing logical about a stock market. They are based on emotion, hype, and more hype. Stick around a few years.
    Mar 26, 2012. 06:25 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • How To Profit From Apple's Next Big Selloff [View article]
    I've heard this all before, back in 1981, 1999, and 2006. Gee, I must be getting old. By the way, prior to June of 2007 when the first iPhone was introduced, Gartner was explaining to the general public the "ascedency of the notebook computer".....

    The point is, many of the young folks (with little in the way of manners by way) that knock articles here on Seeking Apha when it comes to Apple and other recent innovations have not lived through an actual tech revolution from start to finish. I have lived through five. Very few companies are able to shift and outlive their own technological innovations. One exception is IBM.
    Mar 26, 2012. 06:24 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • How To Profit From Apple's Next Big Selloff [View article]
    Selling covered calls is one strategy, buying puts is another. Trading a leveraged short ETF is another. However, with the SPXU, you are not only covered for Apple but for the broader market in general. Buying, Selling, or writing Puts and Calls on Apple alone will not do that for you. Interesting anyone that understands what a "stock market" is would consider one market strategy over another amateurish. That's like stating card counters are amateurs, but progressive betters using a novel 15 hold strategy in Blackjack are professionals.
    Mar 26, 2012. 06:15 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Setting Up The Big Gold Short [View article]
    Just how many of you boys made an 8% return today? Now we can windbag it all day long. I prefer money in the bank.
    Feb 29, 2012. 04:37 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Dell Is Just Getting Warmed Up [View article]
    Good point Gary. If we would only set up a few chip fab plants next to a few good sized high-schools in the good ole U.S. of A with apprenticeship programs paid for by the likes of Apple and Intel, etc., perhaps we could take up the slack in the apparent labor-skills mismatch. I think each major corporation in the U.S. should adopt a highschool in this manner with the specific goal to hire the grads.

    I taught in Texas for about a dozen years or so and watched with great frustration and disgust as teachers danced to ridiculous state and federal mandates that consumed 30% of their day and contributed nothing towards producing functioning young citizens capable of that dirty four letter word called work....
    Feb 23, 2012. 02:36 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment