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  • Lumber Liquidators: Fear Abounds, But CEO Resignation Was Probably Due To Strategic Disagreements [View article]
    Dental amalgam contains elemental mercury. It releases low levels of mercury in the form of a vapor that can be inhaled and absorbed by the lungs. High levels of mercury vapor exposure are associated with adverse effects in the brain and the kidneys.
    FDA has reviewed the best available scientific evidence to determine whether the low levels of mercury vapor associated with dental amalgam fillings are a cause for concern. Based on this evidence, FDA considers dental amalgam fillings safe for adults and children ages 6 and above. The weight of credible scientific evidence reviewed by FDA does not establish an association between dental amalgam use and adverse health effects in the general population. Clinical studies in adults and children ages 6 and above have found no link between dental amalgam fillings and health problems.

    Okay now lets assume 60 minutes decides to do a "mercury Vapor Scarathon" in cahoots with a short seller. Should dentists and manufacturers of dental amalgam be sued out of existence and forced to remove and replace all dental fillings? Draw your own conclusions--I'm bullish on LL as soon as the hysteria dies down.
    May 23, 2015. 11:37 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Lumber Liquidators: CARB-Compliant Or Not? [View article]
    You are right about the Target Audience--I'm just commenting because I enjoy discussing various strategies-and learning how others think. I'm not a contributor--I'm a consumer of this information--and Contributors are in a different capacity--and must be much more formal.
    May 23, 2015. 05:16 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Lumber Liquidators: CARB-Compliant Or Not? [View article]
    Not to be a wise guy, and I know your comment is for Milkweed. But in muppet land (me not Milkweed) if I can buy for $21 and find another muppet to buy it 8 weeks later for $40 because psychologically my buyer is comfortable with $40--- only because the stock has been there before, when not stressed by a 60 Minute scarathon-- I call that psychological emotional reversion to the mean--Its also a matter of scale. I only have to unload 500 to 1000 shares (not 300,000 shares). So all I need is an up day and an overconfident muppet who's feeling good about life.
    May 23, 2015. 04:38 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Lumber Liquidators: CARB-Compliant Or Not? [View article]
    Ken, again thanks for your words of wisdom, I didn't mean to imply that you were not a real world investor. i was looking at your bio I know actua ries have a long term perspective and match flows relating to pensions and insurance, and have many formalities and tools, and training--I just assumed--that your working career might color your investment outlook. I use short term over and over--because I'm old. Also i find I can get 8 to 18% using buy and write strategies, which compound my money faster and keep my money more in cash, than it would otherwise be. I guess I sell what I consider "overexuberence" to higher risk tolerant investors. I'm kind of like the House, I finance their adventures--I stake the gold prospectors,USUALLY. In LL I feel like gambling myself.,
    May 23, 2015. 01:54 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Lumber Liquidators: CARB-Compliant Or Not? [View article]
    QNB you put your finger on my concern when you said "if they continue to act that way". My theory is the ouster of the CEO suggests they want to take a different tack. Apologize, admit the Chineses lamminate was not upp to the standards are custommers expect, etc. etc. We will make it right. Yadee yaddy yaddy.

    And if they are successful maybe we get a nice pop--if we have the guts to take a risk.
    May 23, 2015. 01:33 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Lumber Liquidators: CARB-Compliant Or Not? [View article]
    I think you are a very smart person (Reel Ken) and I appreciate your well-presented arguments against investment. However, I think you have an actuarial view of investing--I'm a trader with a 6 month to 2 year outlook. My only hesitation about jumping-in is my fearthat LL will mishandle their public relations opportunities (such as demanding someone signan intimidating release, rather thanjust giving them a refund--and consequently bringing more adverse publicity).
    May 23, 2015. 01:08 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Lumber Liquidators: CARB-Compliant Or Not? [View article]
    I favor your opinion (Milkweed) as to the reversion theory. Do you think the shorts will be getting out soon, and would their exit give some extr oomph to the reversion?
    May 23, 2015. 12:29 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Lumber Liquidators: CARB-Compliant Or Not? [View article]
    http://bit.ly/1JKjCQ1

    This is an article about a woman who recently purchased some Chinese laminate from LL to re-floor her rental unit in Florida. It gives a good insight to LL's problem from the consumer point of view.
    May 23, 2015. 12:08 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Lumber Liquidators: CARB-Compliant Or Not? [View article]
    I wonder if the floors didn't "stink" (odor wise), if most potential customers would be as susceptible to the cries of CANCER! especially since so many products they already havein their homes contain similar amounts of formaldehyde emitting materials?

    I don't have a stake and was only planning a 500 share purchase based on reversion to the mean theory (even if my definition isn't scientific). But I do find this situation engrossing and instructional. I look forward to the next episode.
    May 23, 2015. 11:34 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Lumber Liquidators: Fear Abounds, But CEO Resignation Was Probably Due To Strategic Disagreements [View article]
    Elephant--you convinced me with your argument. If I follow; CEO makes bad sourcing decision; doesn't control damage effectively in Board's opinion; LL Board drops Chinese laminate and CEO; stock should revert to mean--but a bumpy road.
    May 23, 2015. 10:08 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • The Great Beta Hoax: Not An Accurate Measure Of Risk, After All [View article]
    That's an interesting insight. I wonder if that is one reason why optionns trading has become so popular. You can better define your probabilities of an event and you consequences. From that point of view, it seems more understandable and logical than other methods of investing.
    May 23, 2015. 08:17 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Lumber Liquidators: Fear Abounds, But CEO Resignation Was Probably Due To Strategic Disagreements [View article]
    This seems unfair--but unfortunately it may apply to the campaign orchestrated against LL.

    http://bit.ly/1LuVujv
    May 22, 2015. 10:53 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Lumber Liquidators: CARB-Compliant Or Not? [View article]
    Whoa!!! I respect Milkweed, and I agree with his opinion on the known facts. I agree with him that unless a conspiracy to mislabel can be proved, all the other public information is a tempest in a teapot. Caution was based on what's not known. I think there may be an insider with accounting and inventory info who's testifying in secrecy. I think the shorts know something I don't know. I don't believe they have the guts to actually stay in the hand with the cards they are showing. They have an a hidden ace.
    May 22, 2015. 09:40 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • The Great Beta Hoax: Not An Accurate Measure Of Risk, After All [View article]
    For most of us muppets, the ever changing valuations of common stock equity positions is an unfathomable multifactored and manipulated equivalency to US dollars. I just want 30 year Treauries to pay 4.5% in a sub 1% inflation environment. If I could get that I'd dump every ounce of beta and enjoy life.
    May 22, 2015. 08:13 AM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Zillow: A Promising Growth Stock [View article]
    Nothing is accurate, until reported as a sale, at a price. Appraisals even from professionnal appraisers, are all over the place. Maybe consumers want to see what was recently on the market, even if its not for sale now. Believe me, consumers are not unhappy, I can understand why those who had complete unshared control over all market intelligence are a bit miffed at Zillow.
    May 21, 2015. 01:19 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
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