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  • Blood In The Streets: I Bought More Outerwall Today, And I'm Not Scared  [View article]
    The guidance is a disaster. Damn.
    Feb 4, 2016. 05:27 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • 2 Telling Quotes From XPO Logistics' Management  [View article]
    lol*, what?
    Jan 16, 2016. 01:53 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • 2 Telling Quotes From XPO Logistics' Management  [View article]
    Lola, what?
    Jan 16, 2016. 10:41 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Blood In The Streets: I Bought More Outerwall Today, And I'm Not Scared  [View article]
    How are you getting the market cap? Do you assume the 1M shares that they most likely bought during Q4 2015? Also how do you assume 683M debt?

    Total long term obligation as of Q3 2015 is 856M...you can't count the cash on the balance sheet as "excess" because there is not working capital excess (short term assets almost equal short term liabilities)...
    Jan 16, 2016. 09:00 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Instead Of Buying Kansas City Life Insurance You Should Short It  [View article]
    @HaroleRamis: Amen! In the stock market, one has to remember caveat emptor AND caveat venditor!

    At least IBKR quickly disclosed that non-settled shares would not be cashed out. The ones who got truly screwed were the ones who bought it at other brokerages hoping to get cashed out, had their shares locked, saw the market decline and could do nothing.
    Jan 7, 2016. 08:47 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • My Take On The Offshore Drilling Industry Going Forward - Part I - The General Picture  [View article]
    Excellent article. Also enjoyed your SDRL article.

    Thanks.
    Jan 1, 2016. 01:37 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Investing With An Edge: Kansas City Life  [View article]
    @jackstone - Thanks for the clarification. The details you outline are quite telling. I've long believed that in stock market, those that are the most informed are the ones that get hurt the least in case things go awry and those that are the least informed bear the brunt. No surprise here to me that those who actually read the filings in detail and acted upon it were saved.

    As for me, my only saving grace seems to be this statement:
    "If you hold your shares of our Stock in street name, we encourage you to contact your broker, bank or other nominee to determine the procedures that will be applied to your shares in respect of the Reverse/Forward Stock Split."

    I asked my broker "to determine the procedures that will be applied to your shares in respect of the Reverse/Forward Stock Split" and was told that my unsettled shares would be cashed out.
    Dec 29, 2015. 04:10 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Investing With An Edge: Kansas City Life  [View article]
    @jackstone104 - The requirement imposed by InteractiveBrokers was that shares had to be SETTLED on the 16th in order to be eligible for a cash out. Ergo, if you had bought 3 days before 16th, you'd have gotten cashed out, without needing to get the shares converted to "book name."
    Dec 29, 2015. 07:43 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Last Minute Cheapskate Shopping Guide  [View instapost]
    Regarding membership to CCCU - how do you obtain a membership if you're not a Christian?

    Looking at the requirement, it seems the easiest way for me would be to donate to one of the Christian University from the list and claim to be donor of that school.

    Any other ways you can think of? TIA
    Dec 27, 2015. 06:29 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Penn West Petroleum: Why You Should Be Long  [View article]
    Well I think it's bit more nuanced than that. I also don't think manipulation is sustainable in the long term. In short term, sure you could have a pop or a panicked meltdown. And to be clear - there have been many instances when authors who are long/short something write an article to attempt to influence the price of a security in the short term in order to directly profit from it.

    Still though - assuming that the author is long term oriented - and assuming you believe that in the long term fundamentals prevail over sensationalist opinions, I think it's better to have the author put his money where his mouth is.

    In the short term...well anything can happen.
    Dec 27, 2015. 03:48 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Penn West Petroleum: Why You Should Be Long  [View article]
    @dar43054 - I'm not saying anyone should own a dog. All I'm saying is that the authors should put their money where their mouth is (whether long or short) or give a darn good reason as to why they are unwilling to back up their ideas (that they so passionately tout) with real money. Is that too much to ask?

    Maybe if the authors were forced to own what they tout (or short what they critisize) - and put their own money on the line - they'd have an incentive to get their facts straight and double check their work.
    Dec 26, 2015. 01:11 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Penn West Petroleum: Why You Should Be Long  [View article]
    Why do authors tout stock that they themselves have no position in and have no plans to acquire it anytime soon?
    Dec 24, 2015. 12:48 PM | 9 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Penn West Petroleum: Why You Should Be Long  [View article]
    Hi BJA-2,

    Care to share the hedge you've set up?

    Thanks.
    Dec 24, 2015. 12:47 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Instead Of Buying Kansas City Life Insurance You Should Short It  [View article]
    Were your shares locked? Did Schwab say they would be cashing you out?
    Dec 24, 2015. 02:42 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Instead Of Buying Kansas City Life Insurance You Should Short It  [View article]
    @gymbo - were those shares bought on the 16th? Thanks.
    Dec 23, 2015. 04:28 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
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