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  • Thank Vladimir Putin For This Week's Bank Of America Gains [View article]
    I wouldn't use your friends surprise reaction to share price as a buy signal. Did you tell him the market cap of the company or the number of shares outstanding? Share price is a meaningless measure of value if you don't know any better as you say your friend does.
    Mar 8, 2014. 03:08 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Markit expects major dividend hikes at BofA and Citi [View news story]
    8 - 10 cents per QUARTER?! Sorry buddy, but I think you're dreaming, at least in the short term.
    Feb 24, 2014. 01:06 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Outerwall flies after results, guidance, Redbox hire [View news story]
    LOL...Jim Chanos cover his shorts yet? Guy tought the DVD was going to die, and maybe it will, but not for another 5 - 10 years at least.
    Feb 10, 2014. 09:11 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • GoPro confidentially files for IPO [View news story]
    GoPro is best in the industry. Even TV studios use their cameras on a regular basis.
    Feb 9, 2014. 01:47 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Galena Biopharma -17% after report rips painkiller drug sample giveaway [View news story]
    Isn't amazing how SA gives credit to one of its bearish authors when the stock move coincides with a published article, but when the stock takes a bullish turn which coincides with an article publication, SA is mum.... interesting, just making observations....
    Feb 7, 2014. 10:05 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Four downgrades for Twitter; unfavorable Facebook comparisons made [View news story]
    LOL! "Not some service that no one uses..." I'm sorry did you see the DECLINE in timeline views? Keep buying, I'll be the one selling it to ya!
    Feb 6, 2014. 02:45 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Twitter -11.2% AH. Guidance strong, but Timeline views drop Q/Q [View news story]
    Interesting, as a high school teacher I'm fortunate to have at least perhaps a little insight on student activity in social media. I've had many former students seek me out on Facebook (not so much on twitter where I only have an account to get current news). I'll be opening up discussion with my economics class tomorrow and with other students I have through out the day to get a better idea as to how the younger generation views social media. I'll be sure to post my findings.
    Feb 5, 2014. 06:29 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Twitter -11.2% AH. Guidance strong, but Timeline views drop Q/Q [View news story]
    Sorry guys, don't try and justify it. Didn't they say something like 75% of views were mobile? What do college kids leave their phones at school when they go home for break? Do they just stop tweeting when they go on vacation. NOPE! I'll talk to my students tomorrow and get some different insight, but the way I see it, there is no justifying decreasing timeline views.
    Feb 5, 2014. 06:18 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Twitter -11.2% AH. Guidance strong, but Timeline views drop Q/Q [View news story]
    Data licensing revenue growth expected to be flat... that's a little disappointing. Wasn't that one of the big ideas for long term investors, that Twitter was supposed to be more than just another advertiser, but instead have a diversified revenue plan...
    Feb 5, 2014. 05:35 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Twitter -11.2% AH. Guidance strong, but Timeline views drop Q/Q [View news story]
    I have to disagree. The "losing teen users"report was refuted by their numbers. No one was expecting user growth to come in with the numbers that it did. Revenues and profit are meaningless right now for them because without user growth the company has nothing to compete with against Facebook and Google.
    Feb 5, 2014. 04:36 PM | 4 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Ambarella slips following bearish SA Pro column [View news story]
    My mistake, in the process of having my last comment removed/edited.
    Feb 4, 2014. 06:39 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Ambarella slips following bearish SA Pro column [View news story]
    I was a convicted buyer of FB but sold out way too early. I have the same conviction when it comes to AMBA. The GoPro cameras are in high demand and they will be making an appearance at the 2014 Olympics. Once the product gains global visibility, sales will be brisk. Mr. Eiad Asbahi claimed he had reliable knowledge regarding his "channel checks"... these proved to be greatly misguided, much in the same way as his new bearish call is.

    Feb 4, 2014. 02:56 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Galena Biopharma: Numerous Red Flags Suggest A Significant Overvaluation [View article]
    Interesting article, I am neither long or short but have been following this stock with the intention of a swing trade once new momentum is established in either direction.

    That said, I do have to correct you in one place sir, which is with regards to your claim that there isn't sufficient evidence when n = 50.

    "The data presented at ASCO 2010 also highlighted a sub-group of subjects with low and intermediate levels of HER2 displayed statistically significant recurrence rates of 7.8% in the vaccine group (n=50) compared to a 23.5% recurrence rate in the control group (n=34) after 36 months. This data was reported to be statistically significant with a p-value of p=0.045. This data is important because it's exactly how the PRESENT trial is designed. The Phase III PRESENT study is enrolling breast cancer patients with tumors that express low and intermediate levels of HER2.

    The problem that I have with this data is that the sub-groups were too small to justify a successful study."

    Your statement is actually false. As long as samples contain over 30 independent subjects, the sample is considered large enough to draw an estimate for the population. So while n=34 isn't exactly an overbearing sample and one you might feel comfortable with, it is large enough to draw valid conclusions from.
    Feb 1, 2014. 03:30 PM | 8 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Lions Gate: Hunger Games a smash hit, but shares stalled [View news story]
    LGF has another big trilogy coming soon, Divergent. On Twitter, Facebook and in every high school around America there is serious demand for this movie to come out. What makes it different from Hunger Games is that it doesn't have the same female bias and this movie may appeal more to the older age groups as well. I don't believe it to be too far of a stretch to say that this movie may eclipse The Hunger Games in ticket sales.
    Jan 10, 2014. 02:18 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Payrolls add 74K in December; UE rate down to 6.7% [View news story]
    Being a math teacher I have to correct your terms. Employment and unemployment are never reciprocals, but rather complement values.
    Jan 10, 2014. 09:49 AM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment