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  • Short Sellers Greatly Decrease Their Positions In NQ Mobile: A Reversal Seems To Be In The Works [View article]
    NQ Mobile changed its bylaws on 12/23 to allow management to pledge NQ Mobile shares for personal loans. Morgan Stanley recently announced a passive stake in NQ mobile of 7.9M shares on 12/30. I think these two facts are related. I think its possible that management conveyed the shares as a hedge for an equity swap or zero-strike call. The benefits of such a transaction would be to raise cash for NQ Mobile's management and create the appearance of investment interest by Morgan Stanley.
    Dec 31, 2013. 11:33 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • $10,000 Portfolio: Powering Ever So Close To A Double [View article]
    Very Nicely Done !
    Oct 11, 2011. 10:57 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • The Market Is No More 'Rigged' Today Than It Was A Decade Ago [View article]
    The problem with today's market is that it offers too much risk for too little reward for the small investor. For example, in order to participate in today's (10/10/2011) 3% rally as a small investor you would have had to hold onto your stocks through a near 20% drawdown. And even if you did hold on, you are still 5% down for the year. Where do you think the market will close at the end of the year? Will it be worth the 20% drawdowns? Do you think that the high frequency guys were ever down even 10% on the year? I don't. Its getting to the point where the small investor can't even buy on dips because the entire market can move 4% in an hour.
    Oct 10, 2011. 06:14 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • The Sound of Something Bad Not Happening...Yet [View article]
    I agree. I view the recent rally in the long bond futures as a sure sign that stocks are a good investment and will stay a good investment until the long bond gets back down below 118. Once we get to that point however, look out below....
    Jun 1, 2011. 10:48 AM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • China-Biotics: My Top Stock Pick for 2011 [View article]
    I noticed that there are a few lawsuits pending against CHBT alledging fraud. Is there any merit to any of these?
    Dec 22, 2010. 11:57 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Mortgage-Title Fraud: A National Catastrophe [View article]
    Jeff is looking for a national solution and I think I know what he's after....a "Decree on Land"

    (1) Private ownership of land shall be abolished forever; land shall not be sold, purchased, leased, mortgaged, or otherwise alienated.

    All land, whether state, crown, monastery, church, factory, entailed, private, public, peasant, etc., shall be confiscated without compensation and become the property of the whole people, and pass into the use of all those who cultivate it.

    Persons who suffer by this property revolution shall be deemed to be entitled to public support only for the period necessary for adaptation to the new conditions of life

    Trolls like Jeff show up in every crisis and try to make it worse...
    Oct 12, 2010. 12:37 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Mortgage-Title Fraud: A National Catastrophe [View article]
    What redress does the borrower deserve when he hasn't paid his mortgage? Should the borrower be rewarded for his bad behaviour?
    Oct 8, 2010. 10:56 AM | 5 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Mortgage-Title Fraud: A National Catastrophe [View article]
    You must be a troll because you can't be serious.

    The only FRAUD here is on the part of the BORROWERS. They signed a note and they pledged the property as collateral. In the US, this is a contract and its enforceable by the courts.

    If the BORROWER doesn't pay the note, they have agreed to surrender the property. The fact that they get their day in court proves that the system works.
    Oct 8, 2010. 10:48 AM | 14 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Mortgage-Title Fraud: A National Catastrophe [View article]
    In your emotional quest to blame "Wall Street Oligarchs" you've completely missed the point.

    Every one of these foreclosures represents a borrower who has not paid his mortage. Many of them have not paid for more than a year. Some for two years or more. All of them have been served the foreclosure action personally, or when they abandon the property, they are served by publication.

    There are no doubts as to the fact of default on the part of the borrower and if there are doubts, the borrow can appear in court and furnish proof of payment.

    The vast majority of foreclosure actions are summary judgments because the borrower does not even contest the fact that they are in default.

    So in reality, this whole scandal is just ginned up by lawyers who want to get paid a 2nd time for another rubber stamp foreclosure.
    Oct 8, 2010. 08:58 AM | 14 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Why Internet Won’t Kill the Video Sub [View article]
    I just cancelled my cable TV subscription. It was costing $150 per month. I plugged my computer (Dell Studio) into the TV and signed up for Netflix for $10 per month. I have a nice internet connection that costs $50 per month. The future is already here. Now I just need a clock to replace the one that was on the DVR....
    Sep 21, 2010. 01:04 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Is the Data Really That Good? [View article]
    "A rising tide floats all boats..."
    There is too much cheap money out there and threats of much more to come. Its only rational that asset prices get bid up without regard to their actual value. We've seen this movie before. Unlike the last two bubbles however, this time they mean it !
    Sep 20, 2010. 10:03 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Congressmen Weiner and Waxman Set Gold Hearing [View article]
    Tiffany's sells diamond at double the dealer price. Should they be investigated too? Is there something magical about Tiffany diamonds?! Yes, its the little blue box...
    Sep 17, 2010. 04:20 PM | 4 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Annaly Capital Management: Great Company, Bad Timing [View article]
    NLY is basically doing the carry trade that we would all like to do if only we could. They describe it nicely on their website.

    As the spread between overnight money and the yield on mortgage-backed securities shrinks, NLYs ability to pay those big dividends shrinks with it. Since they are using 8x leverage, a little change can mean a lot.
    Sep 17, 2010. 02:33 PM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Emini Bullish Breakout Ahead Of Triple Witching [View instapost]
    i've got a feeling that someone let their short sep S&P futures expire unhedged... poor chump
    Sep 17, 2010. 11:41 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Small Cap Ideas as the Market Drops [View article]
    I bought OCNW on your recommendation! Thanks !!!
    Sep 16, 2010. 11:51 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment