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  • 3D Systems: A Sobering Reality [View article]
    Citron Research is, most of the time, a short seller. (I believe that "citron" is the French word for "lemon".) They do research on companies, especially companies that are badly run, they will take a short position in the company, then write an article exposing management. After the article comes out, the price of the company shares drop, Citron closes out their position and takes a nice profit. They are definitely not saints. Having said that, their research is usually quite solid and is the reason that the shares of the company drop after the article by Citron.

    I use Citron as a warning signal. While I may not short a company that Citron "exposes", I would definitely not go long on it either.
    Feb 24, 2013. 05:40 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Speculation Isn't Inherently Bad As Part Of An Investment Strategy [View article]
    Nice article.

    I like the way that you give credit to Adam Gill for his VRNG articles. They are one of the better articles around. As a VRNG long, I appreciate his viewpoint even if his analysis at times does not jive with my long position.
    Feb 24, 2013. 05:47 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Vringo: Court May Have Telegraphed Decision Worth 40% Of This Stock's Market Cap [View article]
    Another nice article. Well done.
    Feb 21, 2013. 03:12 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • 3 Reasons Why Shorting Vringo Right Now Is A Bad Idea [View article]
    Whew! This is a different side of Kevin than what I am used to seeing.
    Feb 1, 2013. 05:26 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Google Request To Postpone Vringo Ongoing Royalty Motion Ignored [View article]

    Yep, I agree with you. This is definitely one of DR's better articles.
    Jan 23, 2013. 11:36 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • 3D Systems: A Sobering Reality [View article]
    Thank you. I will definitely check out your web site.
    Jan 19, 2013. 10:42 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Vringo Vs. Google: Google Did Not 'Flip-Flop' Or Concede To Ongoing Royalties [View article]
    Thanks Alan. You just made my day with that comment.
    Jan 18, 2013. 11:38 AM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • How To Beat The Guy Who Beats The Market [View article]

    Sorry. Don't understand your comment. Simple folk like me prefer simple comments. Could you please elaborate?
    Jan 17, 2013. 07:39 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Gold Breakout In Process, Thanks To Germany [View article]

    Not so sure that I agree with you. The gold miners face increasing costs to get the gold out of the ground. The easy pickings have already been taken. Why not just go for the physical metal as the miners have the extra burden of increasing mining costs?
    Jan 17, 2013. 07:35 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • How To Beat The Guy Who Beats The Market [View article]
    Nice article. I especially liked the discussion on taxes(something that is usually missing in these articles) and the comments on re-balancing.
    Jan 17, 2013. 07:27 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • The Invidious Reach Of Personal-Finance Snake Oil [View article]
    Actually it's all a balance. One SHOULD not go and spend all one's money. Saving some is a good idea.At the same time, one SHOULD not just scrimp and save. One SHOULD also have some fun.

    I have capitalized the "shoulds" because what one should do and what one actually does are 2 different things. That's how the economy works. There are savers and there are spenders. The trick is balancing the 2.
    Jan 14, 2013. 09:36 PM | 4 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Insider Laugh Money: Altucher's Picks [View article]
    "What you say is generally true of appeals however context matters."

    Sorry, I don't understand this. Could you clarify what you mean by "however context matters"?

    Thank you very much.
    Jan 14, 2013. 08:32 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • How Apple Gets To $400 A Share [View article]
    "It's worth pointing out that investors can use options to guarantee a $400 entry point; the January 2014 435 put is currently bid at $34.75, offering an 8.7% return, while the January 2015 490 put is bid at $90.25, offering a 22.5% return (10.7% annualized). But those strategies would miss out on any upside moves from current levels. Investors would be better off taking the risk, because right now it is clearly outweighed by the rewards."

    Actually this is a very good strategy if you are bullish on AAPL. You sell the put option, wait for the share price to go up, then buy it back at a cheaper price. You will not own any AAPL shares but you will get a decent return on your investment.
    Jan 14, 2013. 07:45 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • 5 Buyout Candidates In Mobile After Epocrates [View article]

    Thank you for your replies. Very informative. I learnt quite a bit from them.
    Jan 14, 2013. 06:04 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Stop Paying Me A Dividend And Start Buying Back Shares [View article]
    Nice. I learnt a lot both from the article and from the comments.
    Jan 12, 2013. 05:58 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment