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  • Facebook Shorts Get Washed Out [View article]
    Excellent Report. That's how it works (!?).
    Dec 14 12:32 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Fade The Crowd: Why Facebook Should Not Be Shorted [View article]
    ditto
    Dec 4 10:00 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Facebook Insiders Play Public Market For Fools [View article]
    "A slight change in the wind will topple the Facebook house of cards."
    TwistTie

    As it would or could topple or propel any publicly traded company. Why is FaceBook unique in this regard? If Greece or Ireland default, the Dow would plummet, if Congress and President Obama cannot agree on the economy, the world will fall into recession. Some stocks buck overall trends, move on their own merit or lack thereof; who really can figure? Again, anybody, FB naysayers, please opine as to a stock you think has better potential ... with a proven track record in the last 3 or 4 years ... just one ... the silence is deafening!
    Dec 2 10:39 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Facebook Insiders Play Public Market For Fools [View article]
    fisherman57, what do you think? Does that mean insiders are selling more than buying? Who's buying the insiders' shares? Is Facebook into repurchasing their own shares? Again, nothing materially or fundamentally has changed with FB even though in the last week it traded from $23.88 to $26.87, and trending a little lower today. If markets rise due to supply and demand, at this point, there's more buyers than sellers. Is that too simplistic to state? Is it also true that if every buyer and seller put in 'market' orders, the price would not move at all?
    Nov 30 11:50 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Facebook Insiders Play Public Market For Fools [View article]
    It would seem that FB stock price is probably being driven by the shorts covering their positions. That would also account for all the negative hype about Facebook. As for comparing FB to Zynga or other social networking ilk; I'd never even heard of Zynga ... until the naysayers started mentioning it. Everybody and their 'friends' know Facebook though, and many have much data tied up with it.
    Just saying.
    Nov 30 09:56 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Facebook Insiders Play Public Market For Fools [View article]
    ... other than the virtual one on our / your desk or laptop ... the world wide, cyber casino. Otherwise, we're sailing in the Caribbean looking for a signal (WIFI). I used to buy and hold and watch the roller coaster and never cash in. My new strategy (for what it's worth) is long on large blocks of Canadian Banks (for dividends and options) and a $25,000 float for speculative, volatile, popular stocks always bought after a 5 to 10% drop and cashed in ASAP hopefully (before the end of the day). I maintain a minus $100,000 margin balance to hold my interest rate at 3%; so there's at least a $100,000 pool of Blue Chip stocks with dividends of 4 to 5%. If, due to positive cash flow, my margin rises to less than minus $100,000; the excess is transferred to a high interest account (at one of my financial holdings) and it pays 1.7%. This strategy also provides CRA tax incentives.
    Nov 29 12:07 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Facebook Insiders Play Public Market For Fools [View article]
    Not sure about $100 but at today's price and its popularity, it's a Buy and Sell options play for sure. Option's volumes and volatility make it a good market @ a fraction of the price.
    Nov 29 10:52 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Facebook Insiders Play Public Market For Fools [View article]
    Thanks for replying, Dana, I'll take the capital gain, pure and simple (it offsets my capital losses); this year, any gain is gravy. RIM over $12 today? Sold early? Nah, took my profits ... will buy back in when it drops below $10 again. Is it a little like surfing? What have been some of your winners lately?
    Nov 29 08:45 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Facebook Insiders Play Public Market For Fools [View article]
    RIM, another sweet spec. Bought yesterday, 10.75, sold today 11.17 (2000 shares). Great volume and volatility; never cheaper!!!
    Nov 28 01:17 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Facebook Insiders Play Public Market For Fools [View article]
    " it would appear to be a trading gamble manipulated by high frequency traders".
    fisherman57

    You nailed it, guy! It's stock market manipulation on the grandest of scales by conflict of interested market makers and insiders (aren't they the same beasts) and probably illegal. But who cares? Who's getting hurt? Everyone's making money but those on the sideline AND THE SHORTS (edited by GGB). You say, "Fiscal Cliff", I say, "Jump!!!". The fiscal cliff will have no bearing on FB, it moves regardless of threats or calamity. It's a pure speculation. Don't allow 'Value, or 'P/E' get in the way of a good ride. As Hunter S. says, "Buy the ticket, take the ride ...".

    Merry Googlemas
    Nov 28 11:41 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Facebook Insiders Play Public Market For Fools [View article]
    "Remember that the guys who now hold the stock are probably smarter than you are."
    Author

    If the guys that hold the Stock are smarter than others, (and you think anyone who buys FB is stupider than most); then why aren't the smart guys selling their billions of shares and why aren't the dumbest of dumb buying them.

    I'm one of the dummies who bought 1000 shares of Fb @ about $22 on the way down and am still holding, having cashed in a couple of times already with selling Calls and Puts and closing out the Options for profits. If nothing more, I'm having a good time - and have made a couple of G's and I'm still holding. It's a sweet play, as any stock is that moves 3 or 4 % any way, every day. It's called 'speculation' and that's what drives this stock (and every stock for that matter) regardless of its Fundamentals. Climb on board the good ship, Facebook.

    Whasss Up, Smart guys?

    Happy Googlemas!!!
    Nov 28 11:14 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • My Personal Facebook [View article]
    FYI, George: ATP (Atlantic Power Corp) (tsx), monthly divy, $0.10 / share ... yield close to 9.8%, currently trading @ $11.79. Techs and funds look good to this eye. Lots of wind and solar.
    Nov 27 11:19 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • My Personal Facebook [View article]
    Yeah Baby! Talk is cheap! Half of my Facebook 'friends' are on FB, morning , noon and night ... seemingly never off. The other half are on pretty much always too. I often click on the adds to the right of the page and find interesting deals or offers. I have 75 'friends' (mostly my kids, their friends and my extended family (there's maybe 3 I've never met) - not very popular, eh? I do all my shopping on line and if FB were to offer up free delivery and all the products that Amazon offers, I'd be going through FB. I own it!!! Why not support it? FB isn't going away any time soon. Your very negative, naysayers / wannabe Whales, what are they buying these days? Or are they shorting everything in sight? I see a nice resurgence coming in the market. Canadian Banks are flush with cash, opportunity, US stakes and dividends between 4 and 5 percent. Just bought 2 sweet new IPOs. BAM and ENB, (yield between 4 and 5 %) ... snapped up and closed 1 hour after being offered. Goldminers (won't touch them, they don't move in tandem with Spot Gold unless downward, never, never up) very reasonably priced on the TSX. She's poised to move nicely for the next 6 months. We lost Mark Carney, the Governor of the Bank of Canada to head the Bank of England and fix the global financial woes. Good luck to you Mr. Carney, you could have been Canada's next Prime Minister.

    Love your philosophy George; take care and Merry Googlemas!!!
    Nov 27 10:43 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • My Personal Facebook [View article]
    SELL, SELL, SELL ... (some of these pundits wouldn't know a gift horse by looking at its mouth). Ho, Ho, Ho, Merry Googlemas!
    Nov 27 08:40 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • My Personal Facebook [View article]
    I love it when the Facebook naysayers and negative pundits have to cover their shorts ... the value of my 1000 shares (bought at $21.90) keep on going up and up (I may have to let my Jan 26 C's go), but that's OK, I'll take the $4 CG and the $1.55 option premium. Sell you mothers, sell ... ! M'y bad?
    Nov 27 08:36 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
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