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  • Herbalife: An Ethical Short [View article]
    I started reading your article and was initially impressed. But being a math teacher, as soon as you used hypothetical, and might I add, completely arbitrary, percentages, you immediately discredit your reliability. Why do you believe there is a 70% chance of significant changes to accounting. Why not 68% or 71%?

    You have proven yourself to be just another bear, or maybe lemming the way you all jump off the cliff with Ackman. You write articles and post on Twitter because you have nothing left. You are willing to sacrifice your reputation (or what is left of it) for a bad trade. Know when to admit defeat.
    Sep 30, 2013. 11:11 AM | 4 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Facebook: Soon To Be A Shell Of Its Former Self, Like AOL [View article]
    It's not all about "buying what is advertised". As a small business owner, I advertise my business on FB and the results are convincing. Sometimes it's not about selling your product but creating awareness.
    Sep 28, 2013. 12:51 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Facebook: Soon To Be A Shell Of Its Former Self, Like AOL [View article]
    Touche, but you know what I'm saying.
    Sep 26, 2013. 01:00 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Facebook: Soon To Be A Shell Of Its Former Self, Like AOL [View article]
    CB radio fad? You mean to tell me there were over a BILLION global users of CB radio's at any point in time? Was a user ever able to share their pictures, videos, birthdays, event information, likes and dislikes etc. all over a CB radio?! hmm.. Maybe I must have gotten the knock off brand then because my CB couldn't do any of that!
    Sep 26, 2013. 12:59 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Facebook: Soon To Be A Shell Of Its Former Self, Like AOL [View article]
    Wow... did you really just say this???
    Sep 26, 2013. 09:32 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Facebook: Soon To Be A Shell Of Its Former Self, Like AOL [View article]
    Great logic...now dare we use that same logic to justify TESLA's outlandish overvaluation? Didn't think so...
    Sep 25, 2013. 03:52 PM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Facebook: Soon To Be A Shell Of Its Former Self, Like AOL [View article]
    Lack of a dividend??? REALLY? Why take cash out @ 3 or 4% when the company can use that to develop products with IRR's well greater than 4%?
    Sep 25, 2013. 02:56 PM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Facebook: Soon To Be A Shell Of Its Former Self, Like AOL [View article]
    Investor RockieK, as a teacher, I can very definitively say that your sample is a bad source. As a teacher I have discussed with other friends (whom are also teachers) and we all arrive at the same conclusions... students, despite rumors of migrating youth, are just that, rumors.
    Sep 25, 2013. 02:55 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Facebook: Soon To Be A Shell Of Its Former Self, Like AOL [View article]
    Let me join the masses and "+1" your article...oh wait, there is no one to join...this clearly exhibits your "Google + is a fierce Facebook competitor" argument. Maybe I should share it on LinkedIn! Wait, no one has done that either (the one person who clicked that link was myself to test it out, don't get excited, I didn't share it). So, please, author, tell me again how you think there are competitors in the social networking business? WAIT! I know, you must be talking about MYSPACE!!! (wait that can't be right, didn't Facebook steal the majority of their entire user base?).

    All you bears are crazy if you think Facebook is going to go away or will become what AOL was. It is entirely different. Facebook is more than a social network, it has become a social investment. It is the only platform (on a mass scale) that has successfully created a domain for our virtual selves. It's integration into Apple products displays its ability to stay around and be an effective growth company.
    Sep 25, 2013. 02:53 PM | 6 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Herbalife hits new highs as DA Davidson suggests buyback may be close [View news story]
    ...yeah, because that's happening now. Seems to be reflecting in the stock price....
    Sep 18, 2013. 06:19 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Visa: Undervalued With Significant Growth Ahead [View article]
    By that logic, no stock would ever make new highs because everyone would be avoiding them when they reached the previous highs.
    Sep 17, 2013. 09:43 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Visa: Undervalued With Significant Growth Ahead [View article]
    Where are you going to get 15 shares of V at the IPO price given its current trading level??? If V were trading at $50/share then buying 100 shares would have been no problem!
    Sep 16, 2013. 08:33 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Visa: Undervalued With Significant Growth Ahead [View article]
    Purchasing "10 or 15" shares is going to cause commissions to take a larger percentage out of your gains.
    Sep 16, 2013. 07:34 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Visa: Undervalued With Significant Growth Ahead [View article]
    Do you own every stock that you think is a good buy? No, it would be impossible. Imagine the bank roll you would require if you thought that MA, V, AAPL, GOOG and IBM were all outstanding purchases. You would need upwards of 175K+ just to hold 100 share positions in each. Maybe you might have that kind of free capital but not all contributors (or readers) do.
    Sep 15, 2013. 04:40 PM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Herbalife Still Ascending Mount Everest - Look Out Below [View article]
    Seems like the bear side of this trade seems to think that there is no way that 88% of "distributors" not receiving compensations could possibly be discount purchasers, but why not take a moment, step back and look from a different angle.

    What if Coca-Cola said tomorrow we're changing our business practices to cut down on advertising, instead we're going to follow the MLM model.

    What is the customer base going to do, continue to purchase small quantities at MSRP (or thereabout) OR are they going to join with Coca-Cola, pay a small initiation fee and purchase their soda in bulk quantities, where the sum of savings per bottle (as well as other Coca-Cola brand products) is greater than the initiation fee. I believe the bulk of the cola drinking population would choose the later. It really isn't that difficult to understand.

    I suggest the you shorts stop acting like lemmings and let Ackman fall of the cliff alone.

    http://bit.ly/17BhSEN
    Sep 15, 2013. 01:29 PM | 4 Likes Like |Link to Comment
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