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  • How The Big Players Manipulate The Stock Market [View instapost]
    Momentum Fund Managers do Long attacks all the time. That is why stocks will go way up in a crazed mania and then all of a sudden go dead and fall. That is what was done with TWTR recently.
    Jan 14 10:57 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • How The Big Players Manipulate The Stock Market [View instapost]
    You can add JC Penny to the list of short targets.
    Jan 13 07:37 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Target Remains Under Target [View article]
    @ bhughes1001

    How about a 20% drop in sales. They just adjusted their own guidance down.

    I am not suggesting they will gut the dividend, but it stands to reason there is a good chance they might lower it by .05, or .10 cents.
    Jan 12 12:19 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Target Remains Under Target [View article]
    I see some of you are waiting for the price to come down to buy it.

    Keep watching. Odds are they will reduce the dividend.
    Jan 11 01:31 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Target Remains Under Target [View article]
    I have been shoping at Target a couple times a month regularly for a long time. I never made a conscious effort to stop going, but when I thought about it I have not been to Target for two months now.

    Even before today's new revelations there was this.

    Target – Wait Till You Pull the Trigger on this One
    http://bit.ly/1gr8JCe


    Target is begging for a short raid on top of a shareholder dump. At some point not even the dividend will stave it off. Investors will only stand for this slow bleed in share value for so long.
    Jan 10 08:45 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • How The Big Players Manipulate The Stock Market [View instapost]
    @ G. Hudson

    What I think is so great about you're article has nothing to do with Herbalife. I have never traded it. I am familiar with the Ackerman background and did follow the stock for a time.

    My compliment has to do with the valuable underlying lessons you're article imparts. The insight you offered readers is an imperative lesson for anyone who trades.

    There is no doubt that TWTR has been and is being subjected to the manipulations by Fund managers today. Momentum Fund managers were behind TWTR's run up to $74 then down to $59 and then back up to $70. I got word from a Hedge Fund person that on Monday 1/6/2014 they moved on to LNKD and YELP and now TWTR is down to $57. Add in all the Punditry and Analyst upgrades and down grades with CNBC and Cramer all over TWTR and the truth of you're article smacks you in the face with a hard dose of reality.

    I got out green shorting it when it got down to $55.95 yesterday. I am staying out thanks to you're article even though I think TWTR will tank to $30, or less by June.
    Jan 10 02:14 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • How The Big Players Manipulate The Stock Market [View instapost]
    I was a bit late finding and reading you're article, but I just had to tell you that I thought it was great. I shared it today with my friends in the TWTR StockTwit's stream.
    Jan 9 09:32 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • TWTR Will Be Under $30 In June. [View instapost]
    The problem with the tech utopianism of the 1990s wasn’t the utopian part; it was the speculative bubble. In that respect, the problem with tech in the 1990s wasn’t the technology. It was instead a toxic mix of pop culture and Wall Street that produced such overweening, Tulip mania-valuations.

    Twitter itself may be a fad or a transformative force, but it requires some thick ideological blinders to not see that It doesn’t come without excess, nor without leaving initial investors burnt.
    Jan 8 04:27 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • TWTR Will Be Under $30 In June. [View instapost]
    Secret edits Twitter made to its IPO filing, hoping investors wouldn’t notice. http://bit.ly/1lOJ0ES
    Jan 8 04:17 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Why Twitter Will Definitely, Surely, Assuredly, Certainly Not Be Trading At $70 When Q3 2014 Starts [View article]
    @ leopardtrader

    Geez. The Nigerian E-mail scam is an analogy. It was never meant literally, but figuratively.

    If you want literal examples consider the Investment Ponzi schemes people fall for that cost them entire life savings. Madoff comes to mind.

    Of course the entire economy including the stock market itself is a Ponzi scheme. Difference is that it is regulated. A legal way to steal OPM.
    Jan 7 08:18 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Mast Therapeutics Inc; A Potential Ten Bagger  [View instapost]

    @ jcri33

    I had to exit to play something else. Still Bullish on it, but have not been keeping up with it.
    Jan 7 05:49 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Why Twitter Will Definitely, Surely, Assuredly, Certainly Not Be Trading At $70 When Q3 2014 Starts [View article]
    @ leopardtrader

    What surprises me is that people actually do fall for those Nigerian E-Mail scams.

    "Greedy blockheads & criminals fall for get rich "crime" painted email scams from the blues"

    You are confused.

    Unfortunately good people who have worked hard their whole life and scrimped and saved for retirement get cheated every day by greedy blockheads & criminals.
    Jan 7 05:42 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Why Twitter Will Definitely, Surely, Assuredly, Certainly Not Be Trading At $70 When Q3 2014 Starts [View article]
    I swear it has becoming increasingly difficult to tell the difference between shameless day/swing trade "Pump and Dumpers" and delusional TWTR investors suffering from "gold fever".

    No one in their right mind can honestly make a valid argument that TWTR is trading at this valuation because of some "years down the road" potential given what we know about how this IPO was done with such a small float to make the stock easily manipulated in either direction. The steady stream of media hype to go with it tells you that some very influential forces are behind this pump and dump scam.

    The only type of person who would consider buying TWTR at the current price to hold long would have to be the type of person who would fall for one of those Nigerian e-mail scams.

    Everyone I know that is bullish about TWTR on StockTwits is glued to their trading platform all day every day making sure they are ready to pull the plug and dump the shares on a moments notice. Some of them began exiting last Friday. The smart ones did anyway. Others are just day trading it. Today they got burned. Playing TWTR as a Bull is like playing musical chairs. The music will stop on a moments notice. When it does there will be a great many bag holders wishing they had not been so greedy.

    Earnings will be an exercise in damage control. The question to be answered is how much they lost. Not how much they made, but in the end the only thing the Bulls will talk about is the revenue. Not the expenses. Profits have never existed with TWTR and that fact must be ignored to inflate the share price and keep it up long enough so the locked shares can be dumped on the market for far more than they are worth.

    Furthermore the earnings will be padded with the Holliday Seasons revenue which accounts for nearly a 1/3 of their yearly advertising revenue. It was a smart decision to time TWTRs first ER to coincide with the 4th Quarter of the year which has ALWAYS been their bumper quarter. It will make them look much better than they really are and the Bulls will try and pump their dump with it. Of that you can be sure.

    Making matters worse is the fact that they will use NON GAPP accounting methods to hide as much of the reality as they can get away with. In particular the Bulls blinded by greed will completely ignore the expense of the compensation packages that will inevitably lead to significant shareholder dilution.

    Wait until June to buy shares. You will likely see TWTR below $30 per share.
    Jan 7 05:14 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Twitter: The Bubble Burst Quickly [View article]
    More Green Today. Down to $58, or less this time.
    Jan 7 05:03 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Why Twitter Will Definitely, Surely, Assuredly, Certainly Not Be Trading At $70 When Q3 2014 Starts [View article]
    The Bulls can dish out their crow just fine, but they gag on it when it is served up to them. They sit there and look at it and try to tell us Bears how appetizing it is and how nice the garnish makes it look, but they won't eat it. They visit it day after day to scalp its regurgitation.

    The Twitter bird is in fact a Corvidae.
    Jan 7 04:57 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
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