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  • Research In Motion's BlackBerry 10 Will Serve Its Intended Purpose [View article]
    Agreed!

    My 5 year old BB has some phone features that even the iPhone 5 still does not. And now with an advanced OS (BB10) - I think many savvy consumers that are tired of the AAPL hype and pricey ecosystem will be looking at BB as the intelligent smartphone choice.

    I also agree with your comment about AAPL's stagnant innovation. Check what Samsung has brewing in the very near future - Bye bye iPhone:

    http://bit.ly/VmCkEe
    Dec 28 06:18 PM | 8 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • RIM's Short Interest And The Microsoft Strategic Alternative [View article]
    That would be my bet too. Sammy has the resources and market presence to get BB10 the marketing it need to be successful and Sammy is has not invested into an OS yet (like MS). The question is are they smart enough to recognize this opportunity.
    Dec 27 01:01 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • RIM's 23% Plunge, A Gross Overreaction? [View article]
    You are a short (you make it way too obvious). I think you grossly under estimate the loyal fan base BB have (79 million!) something Microsoft cant say and have never had - meaning Microsoft has a lot more catching up to do than RIMM. Heck, RIMM is selling more outdated BB7 phones than MS is selling their brand new WP8!

    In addition, they have a strong balance sheet and enough cash to make BB10 a success.
    Dec 26 04:57 AM | 7 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • The Good, The Bad And The Ugly From RIM's Earnings Report [View article]
    Good article. I also believe in your last statement about the stock being oversold but unlike you I think this a new opportunity to get a position while price is on a temporary low.
    Dec 23 10:49 AM | 11 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Research In Motion (RIMM) +2.1% premarket, adding to Friday's huge gains, thanks to an upgrade to Speculative Sector Outperformer from CIBC. Analyst Todd Coupland is optimistic about BlackBerry 10 upgrades, and considers shares undervalued even if service ARPUs decline. Though the BB10 launch event is still two months away and the platform's ability to halt RIM's share losses is far from guaranteed, RIM is now up 91% from its 52-week low and 45% from the Nov. 8 close. [View news story]
    There's no better player out there to give consumers an alternative to Android, iOS and WP8.

    Not too long ago BB's were all the rage and there's still a huge fan base out there.

    If their product works well at the typical BB quality they will be #3 very soon.
    Nov 26 04:12 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • One Billion Zynga Reasons To Continue Shorting Facebook [View article]
    I agree raviunnam - too risky and unpredictable - it's driven entirely by biased sentiment instead of rational. I'm out FB and off to RIMM!
    Nov 22 07:01 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Will Miller Energy Resources Double Again? [View article]
    Dave,

    I'm not talking about general business risks - that I can live with as part of general risk involving trading. If you read my comment carefully you would notice I'm not challenging Scott B. or David H. and I do believe this company has a very good upside.

    However, the issue here is stock manipulation and who the MM is. My point is that with 9M shares short and rising (!) and the past year cyclical yo-yo performance of the stock, which is independent of any company news and operational progress, the share price in this case is NOT dependent on company performance but on the MM agenda.

    If I'm right about the MM controlling these 9M short shares I don't see a scenario whereby they let the stock do what it's suppose to do (go up!). So far the past year proves me right, especially with the most recent RU1 news: stock shot past $5 and then right back to low $4's. Now it's creeping up again and looks like heading back to $5.

    Deja vu!! it's done that 4 times already.

    Why?
    Nov 22 06:56 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Will BlackBerry 10 Put Research In Motion Back In Motion? [View article]
    On the other hand, I think the consumer is ready for some alternatives that's not as expensive as Apple and not as technical as Android.

    In that light, with the right investment in marketing, I see both WP8 and the BB10 getting a fair shot at taking some market share.

    It's up to RIMM and Microsoft to screw it up.

    If I had to hedge I would favor RIMM because it still has a lot of fans out there who had an outstanding experience on their BB phones, whereas the Windows phone is new and prior Microsoft devices never caught on.
    Nov 19 03:34 PM | 6 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Will Miller Energy Resources Double Again? [View article]
    Dave,

    My comments are not intended as negative. Just reading some facts: THE SHORT INTEREST IS UP MONTH OVER MONTH despite of any good news. WHY?

    In principal, I'm LONG on the prospects of the company but this short situation is a big red flag that cannot be ignored. And add to that the stock continues to yo-yo from $4 to $5 and back.

    If you have any insight on this - please share. Your comment above is not helpful to anyone here.
    Nov 19 03:10 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • IOS Vs. Android Vs. Windows: A RIM Opportunity [View article]
    Right, this is also Apple's Achilles hill: most of their revenues come from ONE product! another company just need something to rival the iPhone - and I believe there are several companies already there (samsung anyone?) - and Apple is toast!

    There's a reason their stock dropped 20+% in just a couple of months.
    Nov 19 02:25 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • The Light At The End Of Facebook's Lockup Tunnel [View article]
    bakermre,

    You could very well be right but as a trader I look for returns long-term and short-term. So if this is going to run to $30, why not take some profits along the run?
    Nov 19 02:21 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • One Billion Zynga Reasons To Continue Shorting Facebook [View article]
    Go here to see daily short volume:

    http://bit.ly/tdnpMf

    Select the FINRA/exchange TXT file for the day of interest. Then you can use your browser search function to find your stock in the list.
    Nov 17 05:45 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Are we seeing a repeat of Yelp's lockup expiration? Facebook (FB +9.7%) has shot higher even though 773M shares and 31M restricted stock units are eligible for sale for the first time. Short-covering is undoubtedly a factor, but Pivotal Research claims many institutions were waiting for the expiration to arrive to jump in. One potential risk: unlike Yelp, Facebook's expiration isn't centered around just a handful of insiders owning large stakes, but is spread out over many employees and investors. [View news story]
    DJShin,

    That's not how it works - typically when an option is vested, the holder will exercise (i.e. convert it to a share) only when they want to sell it because otherwise it becomes a liability since it's a taxable event.

    Also of note, in the past two occasions of lock-up expiration the stock to a 5-9% hit...(supporting the above).
    Nov 17 05:29 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Will Miller Energy Resources Double Again? [View article]
    All the power to you but note how even after the recent announcement on RU1 the stock is back at low $4s. And watch how it goes back to $5ish and back down like it did 4 times already.

    And explain this: why is the short interest continuing to go up? it's now higher than ever.
    Nov 17 05:25 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Are we seeing a repeat of Yelp's lockup expiration? Facebook (FB +9.7%) has shot higher even though 773M shares and 31M restricted stock units are eligible for sale for the first time. Short-covering is undoubtedly a factor, but Pivotal Research claims many institutions were waiting for the expiration to arrive to jump in. One potential risk: unlike Yelp, Facebook's expiration isn't centered around just a handful of insiders owning large stakes, but is spread out over many employees and investors. [View news story]
    If you and gwynfryn are right we should start seeing a steady decline from hereon?

    Anyone else agree?

    (Today is confirmation of this?)
    Nov 15 04:52 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
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