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  • A San Francisco judge rejected on Friday a $20M deal to settle a lawsuit from five Facebook (FB) users that the social network violated users' rights through its "Sponsored Stories" advertising feature. Judge Richard Seeborg is concerned as to why $10M is going to lawyers, why the rest is going to advocacy groups, and why none is going to Facebook members. [View news story]
    Sounds like a judge with some common sense.
    Aug 19 09:14 AM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Exit Equities As VIX Hits A 5-Year Low And S&P 500 Index A 4-Year High [View article]
    Very well written article.

    I am currently long some quality stocks. Rather than closing out my positions, I have hedged myself by buying puts to protect my positions.
    Aug 18 10:53 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Facebook Is A Fad [View article]
    Wow! A lot of emotional comments.

    As a trader and an investor, I do not trade or invest in anything until I understand the business model and look at a few years financial data to understand the profitability of the business. Then and only then do I take a position (whether long or short) and even then I hedge my position.

    Thank you very much.
    Aug 18 10:40 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • YouTube's (GOOG) U.S. video views reached 19.6B in July, estimates comScore - that's up 7% M/M (aided by an extra day) and represents over half of all views measured by the research firm. Just as importantly, minutes/viewer rose 48% Y/Y to 525, as users continue to embrace long-form professional content. By comparison, Facebook only had 328M views, and Yahoo 625M. Earlier today, YouTube boasted it served 159M Olympics streams for NBC, with 37% involving mobile devices. [View news story]
    I don't believe that you actually have to click the link for Google to collect the money from the advertiser. Once the advertisement video starts playing, Google collects the revenue from the advertiser.
    Aug 18 10:30 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Interactive Brokers Group (IBKR) receives a letter of noncompliance from Nasdaq, saying it's non-compliant with Nasdaq Listing Rule 5250(c)(1) because its quarterly 10-Q has not yet been filed. [View news story]
    I quote from stockbrokers.com ( http://bit.ly/S5aZ7a )

    (capital letters are mine, not from the source)

    Interactive Brokers comes with a $10,000 minimum funding and is NOT SUITED FOR CASUAL INVESTORS but provides fantastic support for international trading and OFFERS ACTIVE TRADERS a very competitive commissions schedule for LOW COST TRADING.

    To open an account with Interactive Brokers there is a $10,000 minimum. If client does not spend at least $10 in commissions per month they will be charged the difference. Additionally, there is a fee of $10 charged for real-time quotes each month which is waived if at least $30 in commissions is spent. Lastly, Interactive Brokers currently does not pay interest on any positive (free) cash balances for US ($) clients.

    Hope this helps.
    Aug 18 10:18 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Facebook's (FB) brutalizing after going public may be the best thing that could've happened to the company, says Pimco's Mohamed El-Erian. Prior to its IPO, the company could do no wrong, but suddenly that's all changed. It's mystique has been replaced by the harsh reality of analyst's calls and downgrades. Hopefully, if FB's reality check is successfully internalized by management and staff, the company may well avoid what could have been an even bigger shock down the road. [View news story]
    If you buy, be sure to hedge your position.
    Aug 18 05:30 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • The Vixen VIX [View article]
    That depends. I myself am expecting a market correction before the bull run continues. Have currently hedged all my positions.
    Aug 18 05:28 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • YouTube's (GOOG) U.S. video views reached 19.6B in July, estimates comScore - that's up 7% M/M (aided by an extra day) and represents over half of all views measured by the research firm. Just as importantly, minutes/viewer rose 48% Y/Y to 525, as users continue to embrace long-form professional content. By comparison, Facebook only had 328M views, and Yahoo 625M. Earlier today, YouTube boasted it served 159M Olympics streams for NBC, with 37% involving mobile devices. [View news story]
    Their revenues come from all those adverts you have to watch prior to the video being played.
    Aug 18 05:14 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Facebook's (FB) brutalizing after going public may be the best thing that could've happened to the company, says Pimco's Mohamed El-Erian. Prior to its IPO, the company could do no wrong, but suddenly that's all changed. It's mystique has been replaced by the harsh reality of analyst's calls and downgrades. Hopefully, if FB's reality check is successfully internalized by management and staff, the company may well avoid what could have been an even bigger shock down the road. [View news story]
    Wow! That's a lot of "I told you so" comments. I prefer to adopt a wait-and-see attitude. There are a lot of people, including myself, who do not use Facebook. On the other hand, there are a lot of users, especially from the younger generation who use Facebook a lot. I'm not saying that it is a good buy right now. On the other hand, rumours of its impending death are greatly exaggerated, to paraphrase the late Mark Twain.
    Aug 18 05:10 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Interactive Brokers Group (IBKR) receives a letter of noncompliance from Nasdaq, saying it's non-compliant with Nasdaq Listing Rule 5250(c)(1) because its quarterly 10-Q has not yet been filed. [View news story]
    Their commission rates are one of the lowest in the market. However there is an inactivity fee i.e. if you do not generate a certain amount of brokerage fees each month, then they charge you. Also their platform is not as friendly as ThinkOrSwim.

    Basically, for the price of lower commissions per trade, you have to make some sacrifices. Hope this helps.
    Aug 18 04:57 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Will Bernanke Save The Equity Markets? [View article]
    I'm sorry. Did you say "Will Bernanke Save The Equity Markets?". At a 5 year high, the market hardly needs saving.
    Aug 17 03:05 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Odds Of Recession With Romney? Who Knows! [View article]
    "Something that people will immediately recognize as a bad inference?"

    Sorry, too busy ROFL (rolling on floor laughing) and LMAO (laughing my a** off).

    May I add my name to those that thoroughly enjoyed the article?
    Aug 17 09:15 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Monster Beverage: Damaged Goods [View article]
    Also Coca-Cola and Pepsi
    Aug 17 09:12 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • More on Dan Loeb's Third Point: The fund opened up a 5M share stake in Chesapeake Energy (CHK) in Q2. Other companies in which new stakes were taken: AIG - 2.25M shares. LINTA - 3.25M. NWSA - 4M. Companies in which Loeb liquidated his positions include ANF, CSCO, GOOG, and MCK. (13-F[View news story]
    Interesting that Dan Loeb liquidated his position in Google (amongst others) to increase his shares in CHK, AIG, LINTA, NWSA. Since Dan Loeb is known to be an activist investor, does this mean that he thinks that he can turn around these companies?
    Aug 14 08:37 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Odds Of Recession With Romney? Who Knows! [View article]
    The original intent of the article was statistical inference and how it can be misinterpreted.

    This is an investing/trading forum, not a political blog. I suggest that we keep our political rants to whichever other forum(s) we write on.

    Thank you very much.
    Aug 14 05:29 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
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