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  • Don’t Stop Believin’ - Shorting HUSA Again  [View instapost]
    "they are not as you claim using the company as a “shell for them to use for their personal pleasure”
    Explain how you view the bonuses paid of $637,500 if not a shell for their personal pleasure. This is over 50% of the so-called profit of the company.
    "and they have already generated real profits on what they have invested and have a history of creating wealth for themselves"
    Could you discuss Moose Oil in more detail and explain how or what history they have of creating wealth for themselves.
    Hyping a stock up 91 0r 217% may have made you money but the way to create long term shareholder value is to generate consistent, growing earnings. There are dumpsters filled with shares of companies who promised everything, delivered nothing and eventually the paper was worth more than the company. I don't have any idea who Mark Cuban is or why you are so hot under the collar about him.
    You made some glossy statements above that are unsupported by facts so feel free to take your time and rather than name-drop. Fill in these glossy claims with some facts.
    Oct 13, 2010. 02:08 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • DARK HORSE HEDGE - What I Like About You, VECO [View instapost]
    ChaChing - Nice way to create, if my math is right, about 15% every few months. I like it.
    Oct 11, 2010. 02:38 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Don’t Stop Believin’ - Shorting HUSA Again  [View instapost]
    Edward. Another question for you on all the research you have done. Found this odd statement in the 10k filed in march and can't find the conclusion but with all your research you can probably answer this.

    Item 11. Executive Compensation

    The information required by this Item will be included in a definitive proxy statement, pursuant to Regulation 14A, to be filed not later than 120 days after the close of our fiscal year. Such information is incorporated herein by reference.

    Why would a company not disclose the executive compensation in their 10k? Looked through all the filings I could find and don't see the promised proxy within 120 days but do see the bonuses and 10% increase.

    What does your research show Edward?
    Oct 8, 2010. 07:57 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Don’t Stop Believin’ - Shorting HUSA Again  [View instapost]
    Eddie, Eddie, Eddie.
    I did as you ask and went through the SEC filings in detail. Here is an eye grabber from the August 10q.
    Compensation Expense

    In June 2010, our board of directors approved, and we paid, cash bonuses to our senior management team totaling $637,500 and, effective June 15, 2010, we increased the base salary of members of our senior management team by 10%.

    Also in June 2010, we modified the non-cash compensation arrangements for our non-employee directors to provide for annual grants of stock options to purchase 25,000 shares of common stock. The option grants vest on the grant date, are exercisable at the fair market value on the grant date and have a term of ten years. Pursuant to such revised compensation arrangements, we granted 100,000 stock options to non-employee directors on June 15, 2010 and recognized non-cash compensation expense totaling $1,006,807.

    Looks like these 3 or 4 mindless pumpers are putting the cart before the horse wouldn't you say. How in the world can you justify these bonuses on a speculation play. This fits right into what Cuban talked about in his findings you pompous moron. If you did your homework you would see that she is playing with house money already as she has shorted this heap of maneur 3 times already and made over 10% each time.

    This is a windbag full of hype from 3 Texas duds who have a history of doing exactly that. Hype, hype and more hype. Your claim of research in Columbia is laughable.

    The balance sheet shows $12 million cash and with the salaries and bonuses being shelled out to the 3, yes that is 3, employees it is merely a shell for them to use for their personal pleasure.

    Have a good weekend and good luck but I am not impressed with your claims. You haven't done any research but are just hyping your position. You are long, she is short and now we will just watch and see who is right.
    Oct 8, 2010. 07:48 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Dark Horse Hedge - October  [View instapost]
    Another great piece Ilene. I am all over the option trade. Any chance you could get Jim Cramer to pump IOC on CNBCrap?
    Oct 4, 2010. 05:00 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Don’t Stop Believin’ - Shorting HUSA Again  [View instapost]
    Ed, Why do you waste your time? You are on SA which you claim is worth what you pay for it.....nothing. You are hyping a stock, husa, which has done nothing but spout off like a wind bag while paying bonuses over over $600k in the last quarter to these 3 bankruptcy drivers. You have the million times a day "good news that is GOING to come out" bull. The stock is incredibly overvalued no matter who or how it got there. $300 million market cap on the penny of earnings they CLAIM to have made and then shelled it out to themselves as a bonus. You have been pre-and-fore warned and sounds like you have sour grapes over the 50% haircut it already took. Look dude, every stock has people who like it and people who don' seem way too personally invested going off calling me stupid over a simple investment.....if you are right then hats off to ya. I could care less who you know and who's ex or daughters feel anyway about Jim Cramer. Time will tell which side is right on this one but history of these guys is on my side as is Mark Cuban's record for being right. You see, he is a billionaire and your guys have only taken companies into bankruptcy so far and are using this public stock like their own personal bank account.
    Keep shorting HUSA all you want Ilene and we will see who is right.
    Oct 4, 2010. 04:58 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Don’t Stop Believin’ - Shorting HUSA Again  [View instapost]
    like a what to a what? smoked? Ed, you need to go back to whatever you were smokin and doing before you found SA yesterday. Houston American Energy is a windbag of nothing. Do you call into Cramer at night too?
    Sep 25, 2010. 10:30 AM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • The Market Has Reached Its Important Top [View article]
    3. Even AAPL may have reached its top because Cramer pushed AAPL several times last week during his CNBC shows. That is to say: When Cramer says BUY BUY BUY, be very careful.

    Too funny. I have been following that principle for a year and it is true. Cramer is like a disease for stocks he hits his buy, buy, buy button on. Blowyahhhhhhhhhh.
    Sep 21, 2010. 06:02 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • DARK HORSE HEDGE – Take It On The Run [View instapost]
    KaBoom! That is what I am talking about. I made 10% almost overnight. Keep them coming Ilene. Waiting with baited breath for the next one.
    Sep 16, 2010. 06:54 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • DARK HORSE HEDGE – Here We Go Again [View instapost]
    Making money again on HUSA. I love it. Been following your advice for a while Ilene and I am impressed.
    Sep 14, 2010. 05:48 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Dark Horse Hedge - Covering HUSA [View instapost]
    Nice trade and Cramer didn't have to say a word. Keep them coming.
    Aug 20, 2010. 07:20 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • DARK HORSE HEDGE - Jumping off HUSA [View instapost]
    What is up with this HUSA? Read the 10Q and can't believe the valuation on this stock. $300 million for a few knuckleheads who have a track record of bankrupt companies and now pay themselves huge bonuses when they squeeze out a nickle profit. Maybe Cramer will pump this dump.
    Aug 16, 2010. 09:23 PM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • June Gloom Envelops the Market [View article]
    Just be sure that Cramer doesn't mention any of the 4 stocks or you will have a quick reversal.
    Jun 11, 2010. 02:11 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Global Malaise vs. U.S. Earnings: An Unusual Dichotomy [View article]
    XRTX hasn't been mentioned by Jim that I know of so probably safe to purchase it.

    I am from the school of thought that CNBC is the anti-factor. I can't believe they have "The Strategy Session" coming out. I am supposed to listen to the advice of Faber and these other talking heads who barely know journalism let alone real investing.

    Kudlow is high on crack. Faber and the other ladies (him included) just make a lot of noise and CRAMER........throws a lot of books.

    The day CNBC goes off the air and I don't hear "#1 in financial news.........WORLDWIDE" any longer will be a good day.

    Go Celtics!
    May 28, 2010. 01:23 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment