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  • Herbalife: Will Icahn Cash Out Sooner Than Not? [View article]
    C2KBlast

    It all depends on what you think will happen to HLF in the next 5-10 years. If you think it will get shut down, you should take ALL your profits NOW. If you think the government will not shut it down, then even 73 is a bargain.

    People worry about Icahn selling his shares. So what? That'll only provide an opportunity for HLF to soak up all thoses shares and retire them permanently.

    In terms of the squeeze already taking place. It has already taken place among the weak shorts only.
    Sep 27 08:09 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Is CVSL The Porsche To Blyth's Volkswagen? [View article]
    John
    Your article and the ones previous to this one were outstanding.
    The VW squeeze was epic. It was described in the book, The Billion Dollar Mistake.
    Lets see what happens to BTH.
    Sep 25 02:59 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Is CVSL The Porsche To Blyth's Volkswagen? [View article]
    Very interesting article.
    Deliberately engineering a short squeeze is illegal....but it happens anyway.
    Sep 25 02:33 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Herbalife: Will Icahn Cash Out Sooner Than Not? [View article]
    Eddie
    Good post. When you look at this objectively without any emotion, it is pretty clear what the final outcome will be.
    It would be very naieve to think Icahn would suddenly sell his shares at 73. He is 79 y.o. and making money in HLF is not, in my opinion, his primary motive. Several hundred million dollars is pocket change to him.

    The stock is at a tipping point right now. Kind of like a 4000 pound car that is dangling over a cliff. A few more pounds and it will go over the cliff.
    Sep 22 09:40 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Herbalife: Will Icahn Cash Out Sooner Than Not? [View article]
    Matt

    Why do you think Icahn will sell his shares? Consider these factors
    1) massive short squeeze has not taken place yet. Just look at the chart.
    2) 500 million dollars is chump change and represents only 2.5% of his money. I don't know Icahn personally, but I don't think making money is his primary motive here with HLF
    3) HLF is still undervalued at 73
    Sep 19 08:00 PM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Herbalife: Will Icahn Cash Out Sooner Than Not? [View article]
    Fluteman
    Nice to hear from you. I enjoy your posts on yahoo.
    Welcome!
    Sep 19 04:57 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Bye Bye Bolivar - Hello Writedowns [View article]
    "Icahn can't sell his position until February 2014".

    Your statement is absolutely correct. There is so much rampant misinformation on HLF on various message boards. Refreshing to see a correct one.
    Sep 19 01:00 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Bye Bye Bolivar - Hello Writedowns [View article]
    "I do not like HLF"

    You should never let emotion affect your investing. That is a cardinal rule in investing
    Sep 19 12:57 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Herbalife hits new highs as DA Davidson suggests buyback may be close [View news story]
    What a man....Bill Stiritz that is. He could not afford to complete his education at University of Arkansas. He is a self made man. A wonderful builder of businesses.

    I love his statement regarding HLF : "Its my money versus his investor's money. May the best analyst win" He did his own DD on his investment in HLF, even becoming a distributor. I doubt he has plans to sell HLF shakes. He probably wants to buy at a discount.

    He says he plans to buy more shares of HLF.

    http://bloom.bg/1aTTcfs
    Sep 18 02:56 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Microsoft And The Benefits Of LEAPS Strategies [View article]
    There is no free lunch in the market.
    Not sure I would want to cap possible gains when there is a catalyst, especially when you are dealing with 2015 expiration.
    In the example of MSFT, there is clearly a catalyst that can drive up the price much higher than 37. Going from 33 to 37+ can happen in a blink of an eye.
    Companies can stay in a range for a long period of time, but when there is a catalyst, it can go up very quickly in a short period of time. That can mean the difference between a small gain or a monster gain.
    Sep 17 07:38 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Luck Plays A Bigger Role Than The Average Investor Likes To Admit [View article]
    There is a nice formula in investing. I discovered this formula early in my career.

    Education + experience +right temperament = more luck.
    Sep 17 01:01 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Herbalife hits new highs as DA Davidson suggests buyback may be close [View news story]
    Very dangerous time for shorts. The current/next wave of buyers are just joining the party.
    Sep 17 12:21 PM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Ackman sends 52-pager to Herbalife auditor, Ramey says nothing material [View news story]
    Isn't Price Waterhouse an accounting firm?
    Its odd that someone would tell an accounting firm how to do accounting.
    Sep 11 03:56 PM | 14 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Herbalife hits new 52-week high, Monday saw big options trade [View news story]
    Matt
    You are right for once. This is a bearish bear call spread.
    Sep 10 04:12 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Herbalife Still Ascending Mount Everest - Look Out Below [View article]
    "HLF may actually be a legitimate business...there might actually be real demand for its products"

    Matt
    I noticed you've softened your stance a bit.

    Anyway, lets look at what has happened so far. From the beginning.
    HLF hired David Boies, the famous attorney who represented Al Gore (think Boies is well connected politically? )during the vote recount case, was also involved in a 2007 case AGAINST Amway. I'll repeat this again, he was the lead attorney representing the plantiffs AGAINST Amway.

    Most people thought he was hired by HLF to sue Ackman. I am not an insider, but in my opinion, its clear HLF hired Boies, one of the foremost experts in this area, to look over their business model and to make sure it would stand the test of scrutiny.

    This HLF saga really is the last chance for anyone against direct-selling to make their voices heard. Once this whole episode is in the rear view mirror I don't think you'll see a major assault on this industry for a very long time.
    Sep 10 03:53 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
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