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  • Market Overreaction Makes Body Central Attractive After Q2 Results [View article]
    I am also likely to pull the trigger on this one. I will start investing small amounts, and increase if it goes further down, or even up.

    I've been keeping an eye on this company for 4 months. I don't remember exactly how I found it.

    I have to say though: I love cheap stocks, and like to make a profit on them. I bought BBRY @ $8.7 recently. Invested a couple thousand, and increased as it went up. I ended up 17% in total in less than a week. I am nervous though, and get that uncomfortable feeling when I think about buying this stock. But then again, I had the same feeling with BBRY. Although, BBRY showed 9 Billion in equity, and a stock with a market cap of 3.5 billion at the time I bought it. We'll see how it goes.
    Aug 16 02:23 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • BlackBerry: Short Interest Fall Again And Catalysts For Further Upside [View article]
    You closed your position around the same time that I opened my position. I was bragging to my friends about this undervalued company. They would stare, "huh?"
    Aug 12 01:20 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • 3 Reasons BlackBerry Bottomed From Here [View article]
    I didn't buy BBRY when it was in the $6's... I got in this time though. The shares were @ $8.7 when I bought my first shares. I thought the earnings were not horrible. I thought the company was undervalued, and I still think that it is undervalued.

    I wish BBRY doesn't get a buy-out. I wish it can work with an investor, someone purchases some of their shares, etc. I hope that BBRY makes it on it's own.

    We'll see.
    Aug 12 01:13 PM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Is Herbalife A Fraud? That Is The Question [View article]
    How much of a discount are you getting for the products you are buying? Let's say that a product has an SRP of $100. Let's say you get it for $75 as a distributor. Is that price a much better deal than the market price?
    Aug 8 02:32 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Is Herbalife A Fraud? That Is The Question [View article]
    This writer brought out many great points. I think Ackman analyzed this company thoroughly and his short does have legitimacy. But then again, it is legitimate to short companies like GRPN, AMZN and TSLA. They have no assets, and no profits. All they make is revenue. Yet these companies keep going up to the sky.

    Sometimes the stock market does not make sense. Sometimes, the stock market goes against common sense. And sometimes, people like Soros and Icahn see an opportunity to make money, even if a company is fraudulent.

    HLF is a bad company. They are a scam. So many distributors quit in the first year because there is no way for them to make money by selling the product. The only way they can make money is by recruiting new distributors who will face the same fate. There is very few at the top, aka supervisors who can make money. The rest is a pyramid scheme. How many people even know about HLF? Other than the distributors of course...

    Anyway, it's too bad that the stock market doesn't play fair.
    Aug 8 11:41 AM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Tesla Motors Presents A Terrific Shorting Opportunity [View article]
    I don't see many people stating that they shorted TSLA prior to earnings.

    I am not going to deny that this company makes good cars. It does. But, I don't think that this company deserves the valuation it has. I think that it is extremely over valued. If you look at the assets it has, somewhere above $1 Billion and the liabilities, a little under $1 Billion, and the market capacity over $16 Billion, it just makes no sense. I understand the crowd sentiment, and the trend, but this is insane.
    Aug 6 09:16 AM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • What It Really Costs To Mine Gold: The First Quarter Allied Nevada Gold Edition [View article]
    It probably costs China much less per ounce to produce gold. Any American/Canadian company would not be able to compete.
    Jun 26 09:14 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Can Allied Nevada Gold Corp. Bounce Back From Collapsing Gold Prices? [View article]
    I'm long ANV as well. I also wish I wasn't. It is getting hurt badly! Everyday, gold keeps going down, as does this company. Lol... Can you imagine that?

    $170,000,000 invested @ $10.5/share. Around a month later, you lose around 44% of the investment, totaling over $70,000,000. Talk about a bad month!
    Jun 26 08:57 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • All Hail King Dollar! [View article]
    I'll get some ice cream as well. I don't believe the US government is "broke." But, it is definitely not perfect. But I'll add to that. Every time I hear that China is going to collapse, I also have the same urge. Their economy grows over 7% annually... lol.
    Jun 21 03:12 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • All Hail King Dollar! [View article]
    Attack my intelligence, capabilities all you want. LOL: Laugh out loud, in case you're not familiar with the term since you are probably behind a desk most of the time.

    My point was very clear. The dollar basically went up for one day, due to the fed comments. That is not long enough to say that a trend has been established.
    Jun 20 10:11 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • All Hail King Dollar! [View article]
    Wow, it only took 1 day to prove this guy right 100%. It's like 1 day, is all you need to take you all the way to the future... One day. I can wait till one day everything reverses, and it only took 1 day to prove you completely wrong. lol. Brought to you by "ONE DAY"
    Jun 20 02:32 PM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • OCZ: Game Over, Part 2 [View article]
    You are right. Being at a 52 week high doesn't make it a bad investment. I'll look into MU further.

    I feel like there is many companies out there that are excellent at making a lot of revenue. Revenue even increases in the double digits every year. However, earnings are flat, or negative. ALU is such a company, along with ZNGA, GRPN, Lenovo, etc. I think it's a great thing to be able to get revenue. But, what is the point of running a business with no profit? Does that make it a non-profit business? I mean, it's great for the workers... They get paid either way. It's nice for the customers... But, what if the business wants to expand? Or... What if they actually want to make money? Do they cut workers, or raise prices? And if they raise prices, how many customers will they have? I like the old prices better, lol. So it always bothers me to see a company with no profit, especially if it happened over a long period of time. But, there is actually worse than that. There are the companies that try to expand, try to make more money, and instead end up in a huge amount of debt... Check out ANV for this. And then there are those that try to raise prices... Check out JCP for that, lol. Then there is the company that has excellent products, excellent margin, great revenue, and than it doesn't grow anymore. Check out AAPL for that... The stock market along with the companies in it are a tricky beast, to say the least.

    Then, there is a company like OCZ, that pulls tricks out of their a.., pardon my french. Who doesn't file for a year... and who doesn't release news about a companies financials for that long. But, at the same time pretends like nothing is wrong, and continues to release new products, and brag about them. I mean here is a company that brags about getting a $30 million loan. It clearly states that there are multiple steps to get the loan in it's entirety, and that there are consequences if it doesn't fulfill these steps... and then, surprise surprise, leave people in the dark on that process. Did they get the extra $10 million loan or not? We don't know... lol. Are they doing well on the financials? We don't know. There are rules that companies have to follow. OCZ is certainly special. They throw the rules in the trash, and come up with their own rules. I'm sure that has to do something with the new "brilliant" CEO. He is definitely doing things differently.

    I love buying companies at low prices. It feels right. That is, until you look at the financials. And then you realize, all their financials are crap. They burrow a lot of money and waste it. And at the same time, they pay their Vice President millions... Then you realize, that the stock market is right, very rarely wrong. That's why it's so hard to make money here. I think that investors have to capitalize on the limited "very rarely wrong" moments. That is why, individual investors "very rarely" make money.

    I have been following NOK for over a year now. I remember, their stock hit a new low a little over a year ago. I was excited. I pulled up the financials, only to see a horror show lol. After that, NOK went down to $1.62... and now it has doubled to $3.5. It is still below that $4.00 from the first time I looked at it lol. That would have been one crap investment. An investment of over 1 year, for a negative return.

    Anyway, I'm trying to create a group of people to analyze stocks. A small group, 5-10 people. Here we would share ideas, analyze stocks etc. If you're interested, just message me. If anyone is interested, message me lol. It would be a mutual benefit for all involved.
    Jun 3 04:29 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • OCZ: Game Over, Part 2 [View article]
    @StockMarketMike

    You brought up many good points. MU would have been a good recomendation at the 52-week low, not the 52-week high. ALU seemed like an interesting company. I'm not too familiar with it, just looked through it.

    You comparison between AAPL and eMachines is different. I would think that you would compare AAPL to Nokia or BBRY. Over 50% of the revenue for AAPL comes from the Iphone.

    Anyway, you bring up many good points to think about and consider. Thanks for your input.

    I am long OCZ.
    Jun 2 06:18 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • OCZ: Game Over, Part 2 [View article]
    This stock is rock solid. Check.

    This stock is incredibly priced. Not check.
    This stock is undervalued. Not check.
    Ocz received an extension to file. Not check.
    Ocz has an auditor working on the filings. Not check.
    Ocz got a 30 million loan. Not check.
    Ocz is selling to enterprises. Not check.
    This stock has great upside potential. Not check.
    This stock will be back to normal in September, 2013. Not Check.
    This stock will make you rich in 6 months-1year. Not Check.

    I bought thousands of shares. NOT CHECK.

    Why would anyone buy into this company?? I have no idea. Everything checks out for you, nothing checks out for me.
    Jun 1 09:16 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • OCZ: Game Over, Part 2 [View article]
    That was a perfect move to sell out of the position at $9/share. But, why didn't you short the stock after? And after shorting the stock, you could have covered at 1.11, and gone long again.

    I still think $1.11-$1.40 is a good price. I mean the discount is huge... 1000 shares would have cost you 8-9000 then, and only costs you 1,100 to $1,400 now... Why not.
    Jun 1 03:55 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
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