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  • Relypsa: All Evidence Points To Buyout  [View article]
    gless3940, thank you for your comments.

    I have found few people know about 10b5-1 sales and even less so that selling incremental shares by insiders is hardly a useful indicator. Per Peter Lynch insiders may sell for many reasons but only buy with expectation of price going up.

    Many more ups and downs on RLYP price before the final chapter. Big players are involved here and Wall Street Brokers have to milk the trade.

    Dec 7, 2015. 10:36 AM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Swimming Naked  [View article]
    Talking to myself i know that i know that:

    When a computer, a keyboard, an internet-connection, and few dollars in the market start believing that I am smarter than "they"--I am doomed.

    And they know it!
    My ignorance sustains them!
    Dec 4, 2015. 03:02 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Swimming Naked  [View article]

    Illuminating article; but also implying FED does not know the players' "hole cards" and will be caught off guard.

    On the contrary "They" know who is in for how much and especially know the "All In" players at the table.

    Have faith my friends; it is all one Fixed Game.

    At the time of this writing: Dow = 17,600 down 130
    Dec 3, 2015. 12:55 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Kohlberg Kravis Roberts Is Ready To Shine, Even In A Rising Rate Environment  [View article]

    I am considering buying some KKR.
    As of 7/20/15 close, dividend is shown as 8.%.

    Is the generous dividend safe and is it enough to accept an "stagnant" price?

    Many thanks in advance.
    Jul 21, 2015. 07:33 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Sphere 3D: A Disruptive Cloud Technology Player  [View article]
    Great article. Thank you.
    Jul 15, 2015. 12:47 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Vuzix: Beating Oculus Rift To The Punch  [View article]
    Beautiful Duckling you are in my book !

    Thank you for your coverage and research.

    I just did a quick comparison between what FB paid for OCULUS & Market Cao of VUZI.

    FB paid (2B = 40M cash +1.6B stocks at $70) PLUS 300M earn out based on future milestones. By the way FB has gained 15% ...

    VUZI's market cap as of Friday 6/19/2015 close of $7/share or so and cash at hand adds to $140M at most (it is actually less).

    I hope you and your readers will comment.

    Jun 21, 2015. 11:03 AM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • The Ugliness Lurking Behind Petrobras's Q1 2015 Results  [View article]
    There may be TWO AUTHORS here !

    One with correct English Grammer and as to the other; you be the judge.
    Jun 16, 2015. 02:53 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • The Ugliness Lurking Behind Petrobras's Q1 2015 Results  [View article]
    Sir, you are an amateur at best and I am being polite.

    Good luck and goodbye.
    Jun 16, 2015. 11:08 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • The Ugliness Lurking Behind Petrobras's Q1 2015 Results  [View article]
    Wow! Where should i start? Here:

    Dear Pedro:
    Your reply comes across as somewhat emotional, but then again i may be the one who is biased and not you! Please look for my replies in CAP letters preceded with A--.

    Although I know writing in caps is improper; but I could not think of a better and more efficient way to answer your many questions & comments.

    A--REGARDS and good luck with your PBR shorts.

    Your made me think about a number of interesting points.
    (Obviously, we don't know a lot about our fellow investors and participants in SA, so questions arise...)
    It is nice of you to state clearly that you are long and biased.
    I imagine that did not occur suddenly in the last month, did it?

    A--I DID & I SUGGESTED Due Diligence too. A warning all SA writers ought provide.

    You think the question ought to be how many people bought at $5 and nearly have doubled their investment?

    A-- YES! Because PBR has bottomed! The only reason you have not lost big (yet) is the GS down grade with $5 TGT. But GS down grade could only stall the advance & not kill it. It is now too old and superceeded by upgrades.

    You think many did that (in opposition of buying say, at $15), so as to make any relevant that specific, extremely brief, price?


    You did it yourself?

    A--MY AVERAGE IS $5.94

    Ok, so you use charts, right?

    A--YES. And I asked you few days ago if you did and you said “as little as possible” which was a vague and incomplete answer but I did not challenge…

    And so, no doubt, you chartists detected a bottom at $5, right away, and bought PBR at that precise price.

    A--PRECISE? NO! Precision is neither required nor possible in stock market. With turnarounds one usually should not buy all at once … it is better to average up--I do. Precise bottom means nothing. Change of trend means everything.

    (You did not "detect" it looking a the chart a month later... No, how useful would that be? It must rock, being able to pinpoint so nicely the best buying moments!)

    A--NO need to respond! I won't take it personally.

    But that begs a question:
    Why is it is a buy here? Why would not just buy when it was at $5 instead? IT IS A BUY BECAUSE IT IS IN EARLY UP TREND
    This is particularly funny:
    A great turnaround company?!
    So, it was doing things wrongly, you say?
    From when to when?
    Or was it just the corruption?
    And when did it do a turnaround? AROUND $5
    How? Did it change anything beyond (hopefully) being more closely watched for obvious corruption?
    Did the financials improve since the turnaround?
    Are their reserves suddenly easier to explore?
    Their enormous debt got cheaper?
    Crude (their main product) is back again at over $100?
    Brazil is growing nicely again?

    A--PRICE IS THE ONLY THING THAT MATTERS. You make things too difficult. It is not a matter of life and death nor honor. It is a game & some play it better than others. Good player, when wrong, admit it, take a small loss and WALK. I do it all the time.

    Was it at that nice turnaround moment that you became a believer?
    Or were you a believer even BEFORE the turnaround?
    And, if so, you started from what price?

    A--BELIVER? STOCKS ARE NOT MATTERS OF FAITH. If there is some belief it should be in own ability to do due diligence (reading you is part of my DD too) and ability to interpret charts. Why do you think I did NOT buy PBR as it trended down from high 70s? WHY did you not short it then?

    These questions are far from an attack or a provocation.
    They are the result of an inquisitive mind:
    I'm really curious.
    I really would like to know the answers, to better understand PBR longs.
    (And, if the answers are really convincing, to improve my investment methods, obviously.)


    But, sadly, that will take you years (even if you had a transformation overnight!) Alas, by then PBR will be $100/share & dividend paying and all of us having disappeared from this discussion.
    Jun 15, 2015. 10:32 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • The Ugliness Lurking Behind Petrobras's Q1 2015 Results  [View article]
    Dear Pedro:

    Respectfully, the question ought to be; how many people bought at $5 and nearly have doubled their investment! Because:

    There a is a time to sell and there is a time to buy. Since you use charts "as little as possible" no wonder the fact that PBR bottomed months ago remains illusive to your portfolio.

    PBR is a great turnaround company, washed out of all the miss deeds of the past wrong doings, and now under the watchful eyes of the all investors and investigators worldwide.

    PBR is a buy here. And of course I am long and biased!

    All investors must do their own due diligence.

    Best regards
    Jun 15, 2015. 09:11 AM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • The Ugliness Lurking Behind Petrobras's Q1 2015 Results  [View article]
    Dear Sir, thank you for your article.

    Questions if you care to reply:
    1--When & what price you shorted PBR?
    2--Do you use charts?

    Jun 2, 2015. 01:27 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Cliffs Bondholders Are Nervous, Again!  [View article]
    Great article, many thanks.

    Long CLF shares but would like to buy some bonds.

    Best regards.
    May 28, 2015. 09:03 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Precious Metals - The Day Of Reckoning Is Coming Soon  [View article]
    How are you playing? Are you rated? I used to be...The great Alexander, what a genius. Be well.
    Nov 24, 2014. 08:46 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • GT Advanced Technologies: Can Current Shareholders Walk Away With Any Value?  [View article]
    He is no longer a pusher. He just uses the garbage for personal use :)

    Why is there no shame ?
    Oh, I am not thinking wall street but people.
    How sad souls are for sale for so little.

    Do you know who his Boss is?
    Oct 8, 2014. 03:07 PM | 4 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • GT Advanced Technologies: Is A Short Squeeze Coming?  [View article]
    hikeleader, thank you as you are a profound and helpful investor.

    IMHO there is no sure way for an average investor to know the exact numbers which may not be needed anyway. Just knowing what goes on and that talk of "short squeeze" stuff is mostly incorrect, is a great help.

    Thank you for the links. High regards.
    Aug 27, 2014. 08:26 AM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment