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Spencer Osborne is founder of Satellite Standard Group [SSG], and a partner of Sirius Buzz (http://siriusbuzz.com/). Sirius Buzz covers the satellite radio industry as well as companies that do business in this sector. Sirius Buzz provides information and opinion to readers with an interest in... More
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  • Arena Disclosures And Setting The Record Straight 2 comments
    Jun 24, 2013 6:50 PM | about stocks: ARNA

    In my coverage of Arena I try to be as completely objective as I can be. I am invested in the company, but do not let that stand in the way of what and how I report. That concept may seem odd to some, but I believe in integrity and do not sell out to anyone or anything, and that includes my own investment.

    Over time I have seen various accusations innuendo and flat out lies stated about me. This FUD is deplorable, but I do need to defend myself. It has gone so far as to have a Motley Fool contributor that writes about Arena to coyly phrase his statements in a manner so that, in my opinion, he can deny having actually said these things.

    Now, I would be foolish to write what I am writing below if it were not true.

    Spencer is Matt Osborne - This is not at all true. Matt Osborne is/was a contributor to Seeking Alpha, but he is not me and I am not him. I do not know him, nor am I related in any way.

    Spencer Is Reasonable Risk - This is not at all true. Reasonable Risk is a contributor to Seeking Alpha, but he is not me and I am not him. I have no relation to him, nor do I know him beyond the contributions he makes to this site.

    Spencer Writes Under More than One Name - I have written under 2 names. Tyler Savery, and Spencer Osborne. When I first started writing I used a pen name (many people do). A few years ago I decided to drop the pen name and use my real name. I have made no secret of that, and even disclosed the fact in a movie as well as websites.

    Spencer Osborne Posts on Message Boards -I do not post on any message boards. If I were to ever post on a message board I would clearly identify myself. I have no intent on any message board postings.

    Spencer has only 1 share of Arena - This is a popular one. People, including the Motley Fool contributor, will insinuate that I have 1, or only a few shares of Arena for the purpose of being able to say I am long. I do not play those games, but those alleging things like this are playing games. I hold what I consider to be an appropriate number of shares to suit my portfolio, risk tolerance, and investment goals. My disclosure that I am long ARNA is 100% accurate.

    Spencer is short ARNA - I an not short ARNA, nor have I ever shorted the equity. All of my trades (including opinions and/or bonds are fully disclosed.

    Spencer is A Vivus Investor - I have no position in Vivus, nor have I ever had a position in Vivus

    Spencer has his friends, family, or associates trade for him - I do not discuss what I write with any of these people, nor do they do any trading at my behest, for my benefit or their own.

    Spencer is Paid To write - The only payment I receive is from Seeking Alpha and is disclosed. I receive no payment or consideration for anything I write outside of what Seeking Alpha pays.

    I will add to this list as appropriate.

    Disclosure: I am long ARNA.

    Stocks: ARNA
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  • healthythoughts
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    people spreading rumors just want attention...


    I have seen many people defending you & applauding your objective writing abilities. Most people of any substance, are of that caliber & take the high road


    I don't believe most of your readers mistake rumor for fact...
    The fact is, where ever this is being spread, it's rarely seen on SA & whenever it is ....it's the usual suspects


    I hope this terrible campaign of libeling you will cease.
    25 Jun 2013, 04:01 PM Reply Like
  • steveh8000
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    Keep your credentials to the high standards........it's the best course of action for a writer. The school yard bully's will always have something to add of no value. Character counts, and you do have to step in to set the record straight now and then in the public forum.
    2 Jul 2013, 07:21 AM Reply Like
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