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  • The State Of MannKind [View article]
    Crabster, I don't have a problem with the idea of short selling. There are many tricks of the trade. 20 percent of traders are shorts. Stocks can be manipulated upwards too. MNKD is still not a 100 percent guarantee. I do take issue with the major manipulation in the markets though. And biotech is by far the most manipulated sector. If people don't want to deal with shorts, they need to buy high priced stocks that are solid companies, especially liquid. Manipulation is very low there. Taking on MNKD as an investment as many other low priced stocks takes balls of steel. The additional benefit of shorts is when a positive binary event happens, the short squeeze is on. What concerns me is these young bright minds coming out of top schools with degrees in computer science and finance and they go work for HF's as programmers to make money off of 1 to 5 cent swings. This provides absolutely nothing to society. In fact, wallstreet doesn't provide much to society at all. I would rather see people try to be an Elon Musk than a HF algorithm programmer. I laugh when I think of HF's with a T1 line right by the stock exchange so they can quote stuff, etc and move the market before retail sees it and then swing the other way. What a life!
    Oct 14, 2014. 11:01 PM | 6 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Apple Might Not Use Sapphire, Short GT Advanced Technologies [View article]
    I thought SA was cleaning up the mess they created on this site. The only good thing about inept articles like this is, the investors come out of the wood work to rip these articles apart. Where are those SA bozos when you need them?
    Jul 18, 2014. 07:32 PM | 5 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Why I Just Made Montage Technology Group My Largest Short Position [View article]
    what are you mumbling about? China can have the company, one less corrupt ticker symbol to worry about.
    Jun 12, 2014. 02:51 AM | 5 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • The State Of MannKind [View article]
    I've been asking people in the medical field but I don't know anyone with diabetes... I would love to know their view on the warning label and the lung function test. Are most people willing to do the test and take the medication right away or wait on it and see what happens to others? This may sound trivial but may also cause a buffer in additional sales. I have a feeling if things are fine, MM's won't get on the band wagon until after a positive review on MNKD patients 6 month review. And from there on a massive short squeeze. I have initiated positions in MNKD. But I have a feeling there will be plenty of time to add more at lower prices.
    Oct 14, 2014. 07:28 PM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Rail Traffic And Jobless Claims Still Point To Expansion [View article]
    Soy and corn is plentiful in processed foods. Corn itself is not profitable, its subsidized to create nice cheap poor quality food. High Fructose Corn Syrup is in just about everything. We pay taxes to further facilitate the decline the health of the population. People take in way too much sugar.
    Sep 30, 2014. 04:40 PM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • An End To Our Relationship With Yahoo, A New Era For Equity Research [View article]
    you could say the same with SA. They feel empowered by this move. WHat happened to the empowerment of getting rid of the garbage articles?
    Aug 2, 2014. 05:59 AM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Apple Might Not Use Sapphire, Short GT Advanced Technologies [View article]
    That's all that matters, your own conviction. You spend too much time and energy dignifying laguna.
    Jul 18, 2014. 08:25 PM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • What Seeking Alpha Is Doing To Prevent Paid Stock Promotion [View article]
    Eli, by the time the info is fixed, the damage has been done. That's the whole point, it's irresponsible of SA for how many inept articles are ALLOWED.
    Apr 10, 2014. 04:41 PM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Vringo: How To Lose At Winning [View article]
    I don't know why anyone would call him a sell out. He expected a higher price on the RR motion but he didn't use emotions and took his profits. I am curious if he will come out with any other stock ideas. I consider seekingalpha more of a sellout by allowing this article. It's inept, useless, and author pretty much did it out of spite from his own poor trading.
    Jan 30, 2014. 01:07 PM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Vringo: What You Really Need To Pay Attention To [View article]
    Ravicher should learn what a stop loss is, and stick to law and stop pontificating on investments like VRNG. The glaring volatility when he posted articles on VRNG is not a coincidence.
    Mar 13, 2013. 04:28 PM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Vringo Vs. Google: Value In The Jury's Mistake [View article]
    Speaking of payoff, I don't believe in coincidences. It's too easy to put 3.5 next 35 when they all represent what damages that VRNG can capture. Now many people are intertwining the max damages and the royalty rate. People are really obtuse. Google played it perfect by playing dumb. I hope JJ leaves the verdict alone and gives it to google with an even higher RR.
    Dec 14, 2012. 03:11 AM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • MannKind: What The Market's Implying, And Why It's Wrong [View article]
    alot of hot air in the article. The stock has no revenue, it works solely off technicals. Pull up a weekly chart with the 50, 100 200. Clearly shows buying areas. Its make or break time in the middle of next year.
    Oct 31, 2014. 05:08 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • The State Of MannKind [View article]
    Jeb, that is not true. If you do not want your shares shorted, you need to explicitly have a cash account.
    Oct 15, 2014. 01:37 AM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Walter Energy: Despite Weakness, The Company Will Have More Than $500 Million Cash At Year-End [View article]
    I'm out today. I would have liked to stay in for more of a gain. But as we all know the market is manipulated. The rumor doesn't make any sense. Trying to make sense of it makes me think shorts are trying to get more retail in this stock before it goes even lower. Anyways, I will continue to watch these coal stocks. Cheers.
    Oct 2, 2014. 04:23 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Vringo, Inc. Will Announce Settlement With Belkin International This Week And Other Positive Catalysts [View article]
    Vito, what is that going to do. SA may have had this revelation to change and curb manipulation but SA has and will still be a proxy to manipulate stocks. Not that this inept article did anything to the stock, but what I find disturbing about SA is when inept articles come out, the comment section is full of great ideas and facts. SA works the opposite way they think it does for good info. DOn't get me wrong there are still great articles on here.
    Sep 30, 2014. 03:40 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment