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  • Icahn, Loeb And Others Walk Into A Herbalife Trap Despite Ackman's Fair Warning [View article]
    embrace the idea of a pump and dump where all parties are in on it. Then things really seem so plausible and predictable.
    any ethical moral argument goes out the window last year doesn't it? MF Global.
    where is the line? so far back behind us now...
    Feb 17 10:29 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Seeking Alpha Passes One Million Members -- 5 Things You Need To Know [View article]
    Yeehaw !
    Sep 12 08:10 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • More on Green Mountain Coffee Roaster's (GMCR) FQ2: While sales moved up 37%, inventory skyrocketed 100% on lower demand for K-cup packs. Gross margin falls to 35.4% on higher coffee costs, from 37.5% a year ago. Sees "more moderated" growth path for both Keurig brewer and K-pack sales. Guides Q3 EPS to $0.48-0.53 vs $0.72 consensus and Q3 revenue to $861-897M vs $1.05B. Shares -38.9% AH. [View news story]
    so what's his name was right
    May 2 04:57 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • What To Do With eBay Now [View article]
    Just curious... how long have you held eBay? I ask as I would like to know what you saw when it was trading flat for 5 yrs... no dividend. To be sure it was always on my watch list...but never could see a positive trend...
    Apr 21 10:19 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • What To Do With eBay Now [View article]
    The system used aint that great. my email was hacked (hotmail) so I switched email. Which un-loosed an un holy hell of hassle.

    They have instant payment and eCheck. What's the difference again ? One week waiting time...

    Can't argue they will be around for some time.... finally broke out of their 'flatish' past 5yrs...
    Apr 20 10:03 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Greg Smith may really believe Goldman Sachs (GS) is run by "morally bankrupt" people out to rip off their clients. But that's old news, Charlie Gasparino writes; Smith needs to wake up to the less-sincere motives of the NY Times, who published his resignation letter that went viral. Gasparino sees Smith as a pawn used by the Times to score political points and advance its class warfare agenda.  [View news story]
    question is how many more idiots like Greg does GS have?

    GS is a definite buy after this...
    Mar 17 02:51 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • In The Online Retailing Space - Buy eBay, Not Amazon [View article]
    okay this today
    "PayPal Canada confirmed Tuesday it had received a court order from Elections Canada relating to some of its records. The company that provides an online payment service and has gotten tangled in the widening probe into alleged dirty tricks used in last year's federal election campaign."
    Mar 6 06:37 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Will Amazon Ever Be Profitable? [View article]
    I think I would rather have AMZN than eBay ...but only cause I have used FleaBay and PreyPal.
    I grant that eBay is it for the near future, increased paypal rates have given a mighty surge...
    Mar 1 07:06 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • The good news: Italian police have seized about $6T in fake U.S. Treasury bonds in Switzerland. The bad news: They were on their way to the ECB to be used as collateral in the February 29 LTRO (a little lunchtime humor).  [View news story]
    Only 4% of Global GDP... a blip. A mafia QE 1 ?
    Feb 17 01:27 PM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Stocks: Navigating The 4 Phases Of QE [View article]
    good read....
    Feb 12 09:05 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Trading The Good And Bad Of eBay's 2 Businesses [View article]
    Seems flatish for almost 5 yrs? of Late seems 32.50ish is a high avg. So, a option trade as you suggest makes sense.
    But, I wonder at what risk... new PayPal head coming? eBay CEO gonna be hoofed? no dividend... just a promise to increase share price? Which seems beyond their desire...
    Confuses me.
    Is Amazon a true rival anymore?
    Feb 10 01:30 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • How Buying The Stupidest Company In America Yielded 79% Profits [View article]
    makes me more hopeful...

    But as the line goes...the bigger the lie... the more people....
    thats marketing's true nightmare. Having no product and having to sell it. Then convincing people the failed product was not due to your efforts...
    Must be happier industries. Like Law.
    Feb 5 11:33 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • How Buying The Stupidest Company In America Yielded 79% Profits [View article]
    so last march 11,2011 NFLX says bandwidth throttling forces a smaller file size
    Then RCI my provider...a year later..
    "We're pretty confident we solved those problems last year," he said. However, "out of an abundance of caution we have toggled the equipment so it does not slow down unclassified traffic on peer-to-peer file sharing ports."

    Meanwhile I probably pay the most. NFLX needs to crack the whip more...
    Feb 4 11:35 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • eBay Reports Fantastic Fourth-Quarter Results [View article]
    Just got 15 bucks off PayPal... I walk away having not made money, but didn't lose any... feels like I won the tour de france.
    Rather than pull tapes of CSR calls they wrote it off...
    Feb 2 11:04 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • eBay: A Better Play Than Amazon [View article]
    Sounds like you want everyone to think eBay is still competitive....

    Amazon stopped worrying about them a few years back.

    Compare the 5yr charts. No competition.
    Jan 31 11:21 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment