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  • How Sanofi Is Building For MannKind's Afrezza [View article]
    Dear Brian,

    Thank you for your email. It was a pleasure speaking with you recently. Currently there are over 1,200 emails ahead of yours with both similar and unique concerns. Based on your current que, you should expect a response by end of 1Q'17. Thank you for your interest in MannKind.

    Sep 20, 2015. 05:37 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • What's Behind Sanofi's Afrezza Pediatric Study For MannKind? [View article]
    Abortion is unconscionable. A decimal point error on an SA article that would soon be corrected is nothing. N-O-T-H-I-N-G.
    Aug 25, 2015. 10:08 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • MannKind Corporation: Afrezza Is Broadly Covered [View article]
    SA proving yet again the "value" of its paid subscription. Be thankful you are using the free version. :)
    Aug 25, 2015. 12:50 AM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • The Twitter Hoax [View article]
    I'm sure Wall St is behind most of the hoaxes. They gave one constant goal: Sheer the sheep. Typically, you can also throw their opinions into the fire where they belong. They are simply pushing you in the direction they want you to move. Talk a stock up to exit, talk a stock down to buy. IMO, all analyst opinions should be fee based. The crooks have too many media outlets (or friends in on the scam) to push lies out onto the masses.
    Jul 26, 2015. 02:15 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • NY Post: Weight Watchers may be takeover target by activists [View news story]
    Generally speaking... because, if debt is priced for bankruptcy (for example ), debt will be selling for much less than face value. If deep pocketed fund then comes in and wants to takeover company with partner, that debt repayment becomes much more of a sure thing to bond holders. Bonds then rally and fund can make money on the bonds.
    Jul 6, 2015. 04:57 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Early Adopters Embrace Afrezza, As New Inhaled Insulin Enters Market [View article]
    For all those interested in reading more in regards to Goldman Sachs’ recent “SELL” recommendation on MNKD… read my recent Instablog article: “Mannkind: Is There Value In A Goldman Sachs "SELL" Recommendation?"
    Mar 23, 2015. 11:18 AM | 15 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Early Adopters Embrace Afrezza, As New Inhaled Insulin Enters Market [View article]
    FRA was applying old school parameters to new school technology. The FRA, just like the government, is slow to turn.
    Mar 23, 2015. 11:08 AM | 7 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Mannkind: Is There Value In A Goldman Sachs "SELL" Recommendation? [View instapost]
    Thanks for the compliment. It was initially denied as an article due to it being of "technical analysis" rather than "fundamental analysis". I agree with you 100% though. Trust me, I've read plenty of articles on SA which bring no value. This is not one of them. Everyone should be aware of how the game is played.

    If not for the US taxpayer and FED games, most all these firms (including GS) would have gone out of business during the financial crises they caused. The Glass-Steagall Act should be fully enforced, just as it was after the Great Depression up until 1999. Unfortunately, the Banksters have their finger prints all over our politicians nowadays... as does anyone else waving dollar bills in front of their faces.
    Mar 19, 2015. 02:13 AM | 11 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Millennial Media: Recent Departures And An Uninspiring Hiring Leave Investors Disappointed [View article]
    Company likely to be hitting their year-low mid December, where most small-cap losers bottom out as tax loss selling and fund window dressing peak before year end. I'd wait till then.
    Sep 6, 2014. 01:20 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Dark Clouds Gather Around CombiMatrix [View article]
    Here is a 4th item that has concerned me with CBMX. I had originally considered making it a 4th bullet point, but felt my article was plenty long already. Also thought of mentioning it in closing, but would have then been bringing up a new topic.

    Anyway, that 4th item is the continual listing of CBMX on the NASDAQ's Reg-Sho list, indicating the possibility of illegal shorts. The fact that these shorts are not covering despite the stock hitting new 52-wk lows indicates to me either they are bold in the beliefs this stock going lower or something similar to that. It's bad enough to be fighting off the legal shorts, but to also be battling an unknown number of illegal shorts indicates additional risk that should be taken into consideration. Additionally, since I began following CBMX in 2013, I've never noticed the company *not* being listed on the Reg-Sho list.

    Here is the current Reg-Sho list:

    Here is more info on naked short selling:
    Sep 3, 2014. 11:53 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Dark Clouds Gather Around CombiMatrix [View article]
    Good luck with starting a family, nothing beats beating a dad. There is always adoption but it's a shame how difficult they government makes it to adopt a child. We have some friends, a lovely couple, that tried several times only getting denied for reasons I'm not aware of. Then they tried adopting abroad and got scammed. With 74,000,000 abortions in this country since 1973, you'd think the government should be making it easier, not harder. Wonder how easy they will make it to get those illegal children crossing our southern border adopted out?
    Sep 2, 2014. 01:21 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Dark Clouds Gather Around CombiMatrix [View article]
    You are correct! SA has already credited me $35 for writing this.
    Sep 2, 2014. 10:24 AM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • CombiMatrix: A Turnaround Story For 2014 [View article]
    hneumann, I'd go pester the ZACKS analyst. The ZACKS guy is the only one to write a recommendation on CBMX since CBMX's attempt to have the case dismissed was rejected. Because of this, I'm (a little) more willing to give all the other articles that were written before end of June a free pass for leaving out this wee little (monstrous) detail.
    Sep 2, 2014. 12:51 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Dark Clouds Gather Around CombiMatrix [View article]
    Goldman Sachs... astute? Ask the city of Detroit and many of the other cities tinkering on bankruptcy how they faired with the interest rate swaps products Goldman and many of the other large banks sold them mid-to-late 2000's.

    Also, I'm still LOL'ing @ GS at their call to SELL Western Union (WU) only weeks after WU was able to sell $750 million worth of bonds at 2.375%-2.875 interest rates in Dec of 2012.

    Not even Goldman or the US Govt was offering long-term bonds at that low of a rate. When you can raise THAT much money at THAT low of an interest rate, it means you are GOLDEN! Additionally, that SELL rating came with the stock at $13 and near 52-wk lows. Why do I remember this? Because I was buying WU's Jan'15 $10 calls @ 3.30.

    Oh, and another great call by Goldman was the sell rating they put on one of the largest hospitals in the US, Community Health Systems (CYH) in 2011. The downgrade came after the stock had fallen from $40 to $20. It was up 70% 1.5 years later.

    If you start trusting these "free" analyst reports that the big banks and big finance companies are publishing... understand, you are the sheep to be sheered. They are usually only pushing you in the direction they want you to move for their benefit, not your benefit. How else to do you think these mega banks can go entire quarters without a single day of trading losses?

    Now lets talk about ZACKS... How can any LEGIT analyst come out and issue a $3.50 price target on a stock KNOWING that CBMX's attempt to have their lawsuit tossed out had been rejected and was currently being heard in the courtroom? It's coverage by analyst like Brian Marckx of ZACKS that are leading the masses to financial ruin. Seriously! I mean, how can one ignore such a massively negative potential outcome for shareholders, not even mention it, and then turn around and claim the stock is undervalued? Disgraceful!

    Oh, and more regarding ZACKS.... loved their Corinthian Colleges (COCO) buy recommendation earlier this year while the stock was in the $1.60 range. Seems they pretty good at recommending small-cap stocks involved in massive lawsuits.
    Sep 1, 2014. 11:42 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Dark Clouds Gather Around CombiMatrix [View article]
    Sep 1, 2014. 07:37 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment