Seeking Alpha


Send Message
View as an RSS Feed
View happyshorter's Comments BY TICKER:
Latest  |  Highest rated
  • Ford: The Best Bet Among American Auto Manufacturers [View article]
    Nothing to do with F, but I think the long/short trading is the best way. (Sure like in every investing, things can go wrong).
    I do it mostly for gold, that is so unpredictable.
    Long on an income trust that gives a huge dividend every month, and short on 2 or 3 different gold miners.
    Since a few months this has been a good combination.

    But back to F, I would rather try the other way around: I'd be long F and short GM.
    Jul 25 04:56 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Micron's Toxic Converts: The Beginning Of The End? [View article]
    Thank you very much for explaining clearly what is not always easy to read in the statements.
    Jul 24 11:12 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Why We Favor Owning Gold In Euro Terms [View article]
    I also ask my-self questions on this kind of article.

    This might be of interest for huge investors, like banks and similar.

    But for most of SA readers. this seems very complicated, and kind of speculative.

    Buy Euros? Find out where you can use then to buy gold? Solid gold?

    My position on Gold? I am long a Canadian Income trust (Gold and precious metals) that gives a HUGE dividend each month, and short two miners that, I think will take, the biggest hit when Gold goes down.
    As simple as that.
    This has served me well in the past months.
    Jul 18 04:35 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Alcoa Kicks Off Earnings Once Again, Here's What To Expect [View article]
    Thank you for your reply.
    I agree 100% that for BBRY, all was about John Chen, and this is why I got long as soon as he became CEO.

    (unfortunately, I sold too really, on the result day, forgetting that the next day the analysts would jump in, but jumped back in a few days after.)

    But still I might get out before the next earning: people now anticipate huge jumps after BBRY earnings, and it might turn out like last Micron results: they were already priced in before.
    Jul 1 09:55 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Alcoa Kicks Off Earnings Once Again, Here's What To Expect [View article]
    Any way, apart last 2 quarters from Blackberry (but not next time), I always try to be out when results come out.
    The market reaction is always very strange.
    I'll give the market at least 2 to 3 days to think it over before I do any move.

    I sometimes miss fantastic reactions, but I have my say that stocks that you do not own never hurt you.
    And this time for Alcoa, the question will not only be the results, but the expected results after the acquisition of Firth Rixson.
    So guidance will be exceptionally important this time.
    Jul 1 04:44 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Still Going Long And Strong With Micron Technology [View article]
    The problem is that the stock is so heavily shorted, that if an gentle analyst had the idea to upgrade the stock, there would be a very painful short squeeze.

    Although my nick is happyshorter, and even if I still short here and then, I turned mostly into a short squeeze hunter.
    I just bought CALL 2 days ago, I was watching that stock for many days.
    It paid out nicely.
    Jun 26 04:58 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Pump The Brakes: Micron Is Worth $18 - $22 Per Share [View article]
    "I rate Micron a sell".

    So seem the insiders who have only sold in the past year.
    Jun 26 04:54 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Still Going Long And Strong With Micron Technology [View article]
    I would like to read comments about why insiders have been ONLY selling since about a year.

    Maybe there are problems somewhere that we do not know about.
    Jun 26 01:12 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • BlackBerry Can Be Bought [View article]
    Yes I made a profit, but considering the time I held and accumulated those shares, the profit was small.
    And I SHOULD have thought about those analysts who were all wrong before and then push the stock further up the second day: this happens so often!
    Jun 23 02:31 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • BlackBerry Can Be Bought [View article]
    I was actually stupid to sell yesterday!
    I bite my fingers.
    I forgot about the analysts who always come in after the fact!

    I hope that you did not sell!
    Jun 20 12:41 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • BlackBerry Can Be Bought [View article]
    Interesting comment paperphile.
    As a matter of fact the title could be ambiguous.

    I doubt that Blackberry would be sale, but who knows?

    But is it time to buy the shares?
    Today was too late anyway.

    I was long and cashed my profit today, once again (I loved the few past results days), but I think that the stock will give back a good part of today's gain.
    (there are still lots of shorters who helped us today!)

    We were right to trust Mr Chen!
    Other companies would need him, will he leave? (not starting a rumor here, I just mean that others like CSCO would greatly need him)

    Anyway I hope to be back in soon, but I will let the vapor come out
    Jun 19 05:18 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Week In Review: Oil Could Spike To $150 If Iraq Falls Into Civil War; Palladium Faces Pressure As Strike Nears [View article]
    Gold could go up (fear is always a good catalyst for gold).
    It might not be too late to buy GLD.
    But even if the troubles in Iraq last, fear might not last as long.
    As the author says: "war typically doesn’t lead to a sustainable rise in gold prices."

    Some gold miners are already much too high, and as soon as the fear goes away, gold will retreat,and miners will fall pretty abruptly.
    I think it is time to take profits on the gold miners, and even to start shorting some.

    As for oïl, last time the price was predicted to climb to $150, there was much less oïl produced in the US and elsewhere as today, and still, oil took a dive to $90.00.
    Some Airlines hedged against this possible climb to $150.00, and lost A LOT of money.
    Jun 15 10:27 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Report: Cisco's Chambers might announce retirement in fall [View news story]
    At last!!! Will he give his plane back to the company?

    I always said I would never buy Cisco as long as Chambers was CEO.

    The market seems happy too.

    But we must wait to hear who replaces him.
    Jun 11 01:43 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • What Effect Will The ECB Have On Gold? [View article]
    I would agree, but what kind of fear?
    Fear that the market drops?
    Only if people think it will be a major crash.

    Your conclusion makes it so that you will be proven right where ever the gold price goes: if it breaks down, it could go still lower, if it breaks up, no one knows how far up it could go...

    This is valid for almost all stocks, and not too specific to gold.
    Jun 10 05:14 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • What Does The VIX Now Say About The Stock Market? [View article]
    I like the questions in t time comment, and really hope the author will reply.

    It seems that the VIX doesn't behave the way it used to.
    Yes VXX it is heavily traded, but by whom?

    I am not sure if those trades are made "by humans", or by ultra-fast computers that profit from very small moves, but that it is not a fear gauge anymore.
    Jun 10 05:04 PM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment