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  • Will Sanderson Farms Beat The Shorts? [View article]
    The problem with SA is that not all authors are really investing. A lot just write write write for the click click click. It's something SA should try to correct....
    May 22, 2015. 09:19 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Buyer Beware: Your Screen Could Be Working Against You. [View article]
    I've done some backtests where indeed, adding liquidity, does reduce your return by a few % pts however the overall conclusion is still the same.
    May 17, 2015. 04:22 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Buyer Beware: Your Screen Could Be Working Against You. [View article]
    Sometimes there are some opportunities in China, but the average investor is indeed better off avoiding. I worked in EM so I know what you mean. I did well in CYOU, buying under $20 back in 2012 but haven't touched China since.
    May 17, 2015. 04:20 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Buyer Beware: Your Screen Could Be Working Against You. [View article]
    Yup, you can go crazy over this stuff :)
    Friday's close? Wow! That's why I like seeing the raw data to see what's going on.
    May 17, 2015. 04:19 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Buyer Beware: Your Screen Could Be Working Against You. [View article]
    Indeed. I was looking at the Bloomberg backtesting feature and found problems with their point in time data. I spent 2 days on it. The problem was escalated and escalated and after days they came back with some BS answer. After all the effort, I just gave up. I didn't have any more energy to start discussing it again...
    May 15, 2015. 05:13 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • 10 Reasonably-Valued Growth Stocks That Will Likely Outperform The S&P 500 [View article]
    You should talk more about your picks. The risks involved and why they will outperform. I don't want to be tough but there are some pretty obvious stories you should have talked about if you took even the least amount of time to look into these stocks (eg. TRN: railcar discussion, the DoJ investigation., ASPS). Very disappointing and poor. I wouldn't have a problem if you weren't recommending them as you stated "I firmly believe that the companies on my pick list below have a huge potential to outperform".
    May 14, 2015. 02:17 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Kohl's Is A Buy Into Earnings, Price Target $89 [View article]
    Good stuff. Am long KSS as a momentum value play. Hope we have good ER.
    May 13, 2015. 11:22 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • The New Abercrombie & Fitch: A Strong Buy [View article]
    Value play. Have a small position to manage the risk but intend to double it on some positive technicals as I agree this could get squeezed much higher. A&F brand sets it apart from the Sears, Radioshack type traps.
    May 11, 2015. 05:41 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Einhorn's Fracking Concerns Are Nothing New, But They Matter For Investors (Part 1) [View article]
    thanks! great work!
    May 11, 2015. 05:01 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • The ECB And QE: A Risky Experiment [View article]
    Europe is doing QE because it doesn't have the willingness to do the structural changes needed. Including the willingness for further integration.
    The solution is rationally simple but politically difficult. Hence at current pace and thinking, the Euro project will fail. All the Europeans think about are politics. There is no rational economic thinking. Its about interests, positions and votes.
    May 7, 2015. 11:14 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Projections Point To An Overvalued Stock Despite The Tasty London Burger [View article]
    65% borrow rate!

    From Reuters today:
    "Brad Lamensdorf, who co-manages the AdvisorShares Ranger Equity Bear ETF (HDGE.K), said he would short Shake Shack's shares, except that his broker has none left after lending his last at a staggering 65 percent annual interest rate. At that rate, short sellers would have to pay out more than 5 percent of their investment every month while waiting for Shake Shack's stock to fall, which may not happen.

    "Just because a stock looks expensive doesn't make it a great short. It's way too expensive to borrow," Lamensdorf said, adding it might become more feasible in July after insiders restricted following Shake Shack's January IPO are allowed to sell their shares. Almost 40 percent of Shake Shack's shares are currently short-sold."
    May 5, 2015. 08:45 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Projections Point To An Overvalued Stock Despite The Tasty London Burger [View article]
    Who's short Droney? Read the last sentence of the article.
    Apr 24, 2015. 12:25 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • ADM: This Company Is Lagging On Disclosing Key Environmental Metrics [View article]
    Seeking Alpha should not allow outright marketing which is what this article appears to be doing. Otherwise the author should contact James O'Shaughnessy with her wonderful find and if he agrees I am sure it will be in his next edition.
    Apr 21, 2015. 11:32 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Here's Why Archer Daniels Midland Will Outperform The Market [View article]
    Excellent approach to investing.
    Apr 21, 2015. 11:24 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • AbbVie: Is There Enough Time To Promote New Drugs Before Humira Patent Expired? [View article]
    Have to agree with Kevin here. Think about what you usually hear from management of various companies. (eg. "We target a 15% return on investment on new projects", etc). Have u ever heard management say we are happy with 3% or 5%. Obviously not.

    Plus, imagine you owning the company. Would u be happy with a 3% return?

    Personally I believe there are way too many flaws with DCF (see Montier's book: Value Investing: Tools and Techniques for Intelligent Investment). I-banks love DCF because they can kick out an value they want. But that value does not translate into investment returns...
    Apr 7, 2015. 02:48 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
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