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  • Yields rise further after FOMC minutes [View news story]
    Apparently a lot of people share your sentiment - it's been announced that PIMCO has evacuated part of their New York offices due to an insect problem ;)
    Aug 20 04:42 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Why Hewlett-Packard Needs To Show Progress On The Bottom Line Wednesday [View article]
    Looks like Estimize got it backwards. This stock is going down IMO (which is greatly influenced by my now negative opinion as a consumer of this once-great company). Doesn't take genius on the part of Meg Whitman to increase revenues( short-term no doubt) by cutting prices! Look for a drop in the stock over the next few days
    Aug 20 04:38 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Noble Roman's New Initiatives Could Be Baking Up Some Profits [View article]
    I used to LOVE NOBLE ROMAN"S DEEP DISH pizza back in the late 70's (oops dating myself) at college in Indiana. There they had a sit down franchised restaurant and it was GREAT!

    P.S. I still have somewhere some "liberated" wooden plates from their restaurant that worked great in my first apartment ;o)
    Aug 15 12:19 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • eBay: Secular Growth In A Low-Growth World [View article]
    Ahh, I see now what you're describing - a lot safer (and probably a lot less work) than trying to "delta hedge or what not) ;)
    Aug 11 09:29 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • eBay: Secular Growth In A Low-Growth World [View article]
    Thank you for the compliment Brad I appreciate it! Agree totally with your synopsis of long-term OTM puts. VERY TRUE !! I'm employing a "ladder" approach to my put buying right now currently buying Jan 15 puts that are far enough out that, even with time decay, I'm not looking at too big a "hit" if they expire worthless and yeah, if we get a further "run up" in the stock Definitely will be able to buy more puts at higher strikes for less. Thanks for the good wishes :))

    P.S. your a braver man than I Gunga Din shorting puts - it's truly the best way to make money( i.e. selling premium and TECHNICALLY, there is a maximum loss with shorting puts vs. shorting calls) but, nonetheless, I'm don't have the intestinal fortitude that you have to short puts in this market and sleep at night ;) Kudos on your successful trades!!
    Aug 10 05:47 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • eBay: Secular Growth In A Low-Growth World [View article]
    In all fairness to "Seeker137" I DO think EBAY under Donahue's leadership will falter in the next 12 months. As I have said before, other more convenient e-payment options will present themselves shortly (Apple's rumored and Google's current to name just two) and IF they should offer small-time sellers like myself the opportunity to utilize them for cc transactions Without requiring the vendor to be credit approved ( i.e. like Paypal currently offers) AND for lower transaction cost than Paypal, then they will catch on that more quickly.

    Furthermore, EBAY's apparent attempt to become more AMAZON-like by courting large vendors (especially Chinese) and placing more stringent standards on small sellers will fail IMO - Large vendors already have AMAZON and Chinese sellers will flock to Alibaba's coming ecommerce site for retail U.S. consumers (granted still to be launched). This will cause EBAY to lose even more auction sale growth and FIXED PRICE listings as well.

    No doubt the August 20 new seller standards as well as their 90 day return policy requirement for holiday sales by TOP RATED SELLERS to be eligible for fee discounts will also impact total listings in the coming quarters.
    So, what to do then ? Effectively SHORT the Stock by buying long -term, out-of-the money puts like me ;)
    Aug 9 10:11 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • eBay: Secular Growth In A Low-Growth World [View article]
    Yup here we go again.
    Aug 9 09:54 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • eBay - More Work Ahead For John Donahoe As Investors Are Relieved For Now [View article]
    I agree with you wholeheartedly on this comment! :)
    Jul 18 04:53 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Chair Yellen Or The World Cup: Who's Right On Social Media [View article]
    I agree with you both! I have just one question: Don't members of Congress get advance copies of the Fed ChairPERSON's written statement? If so, how many of them "front ran" her written comments by shorting biotech and/or certain social media stocks?
    Jul 18 02:32 AM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • eBay - More Work Ahead For John Donahoe As Investors Are Relieved For Now [View article]
    Oh FWIW I expect a "tweet" from Carl Icahn any minute now letting us all know he's backed up the truck and increased his position in EBAY because it's such a compelling value ! :))
    Jul 18 02:26 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • eBay - More Work Ahead For John Donahoe As Investors Are Relieved For Now [View article]
    What a pompous response. What are you a career or life counselor? No doubt individuals or companies that get (potentially illegally) shafted by another entities actions should just look forward and not seek redress. I DO AGREE that seemingly endless comments (negative or positive) about one particular company get a bit old after awhile (NYSEMKT:IMO) , however the theme/ underlying premise to seeker's comments does seem to bear some merit and/or consideration.
    Jul 18 02:17 AM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • This Is Amazon.com's D-Day And The Alibaba Troops Are Disembarking [View article]
    Wrong on two counts. Do you sell 3P online? through Amazon? I doubt it. Anyway, yeah Paulo is right IMO about BOTH AMZN and EBAY getting hurt by alibaba.
    Jun 13 04:23 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • eBay: Quality At A Very Attractive Entry Point [View article]
    ecommercebytes.com is one such online vendors site. I recommend you check it out. Quite a few "regulars" on the site I'm sure would be more than happy to share information which would support my assessment of John Donahue's tenure as well as the long-term viability of EBAY itself based on its current state. ;)
    Jun 7 08:29 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • eBay: Quality At A Very Attractive Entry Point [View article]
    The author might do well to become a seller on ebay and/or visit one of many forums where online vendors discuss issues with various online platforms such as ebay. IMO the ONLY thing ebay currently has "going for it" is Paypal and that will disappear once Apple or others develop viable convenient alternatives in the near future.

    As far as Chairmans/ CEO's I cannot think of a more short-sighted, greedy, duplicitous, condescending Chairman than Donahue. I see this stock in the mid to high thirties at best in the next 52 weeks especially after their draconian seller standards kick in in time for the holiday shopping season. Thanks for the laugh after a long week.
    Jun 6 10:20 PM | 5 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Why Amazon Is Heading To $400 [View article]
    Ummm not sure if that was directed at my comment. If so, then I think you may have misunderstood what I meant: I feel that AMAZON is INSANELY overvalued for the same reasons others have stated. Furthermore, I don't like them professionally because, as an online retailer, I have to take smaller margins than I should to be competitive with their pricing in many instances, and regarding sales/use taxes, if my business pulled some of the same "stunts" re: having to COLLECT sales taxes, I would be sued by MANY states' departments of revenue. Once the drop starts (as it has today) , I could see AMZN pulling a "NFLX" and continuing to drop for many weeks to come until bottoming out at a substantially lower price.

    P.S. The ONE THING I DO LIKE ABOUT AMZN is when I get to buy some of their return items at pennies on the dollar and resell them (fully disclosed as customer returns) for a sbstantial profit- my microversion of KARMA payback ;)
    Apr 25 03:24 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
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