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  • What Seeking Alpha Is Doing To Prevent Paid Stock Promotion [View article]
    SA, I hope you're reading this.

    I would like to suggest you guys also have a 'thumbs down' or 'unfollow' option for authors.

    IE if we don't like somebody, we can choose never to see any article by him. Your customized daily updates to us won't show the author ever again.

    The reason is that there are some authors who write terrible articles and are in it clearly for the attention, hoping to generate clicks/ page views and therefore money for his own pocket. These people often use dramatic headlines that grab our attention, and we end up clicking before we realize it. 'Apple Computer is going bankrupt' or something stupid like that, with incredibly poor reasoning and no value added to Seeking Alpha. If you allow us never to see this author again, we won't accidentally click on his article and generate views for him.

    Authors who consistently get far more 'unfollows' than 'follows' should be kicked down a category - eg they no longer get paid for page views. Until they improve their articles, get enough followers, and earn their way up.
    Mar 28, 2014. 09:09 AM | 5 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • China's Secret 'Doomsday' Weapon Has America Defenseless [View article]
    There are always people who exploit others' fears and prejudices and try to make money off that. What I dislike is reading Lou write about such things. I think Lou should be above that kind of petty, sleazy, stock-promoter-ish writing.
    Jan 31, 2014. 11:53 AM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • The Golden Range [View article]
    i agree with you

    the way things are, gold could be selling at 10 cents per ton on the spot market even when it is selling at millions in Shanghai.

    it doesn't take the manipulators any effort to bring down gold prices, since they only need to type a few extra zeros into their sell orders. Not as if the regulators could care less about investigating if suddenly somebody shorted 1 trillion ounces of silver.

    if any of us here should blame, we should blame ourselves. We weren't cunning, ruthless, manipulative and smart enough to land the top jobs in the investment banks. So the game we're playing is, heads JPM wins, tails we lose, and we only win if the coin lands on its edge.
    Jan 8, 2014. 10:32 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Portfolio Manager Sees Many Troubling Signs With NQ Mobile [View article]
    This article is ridiculous.

    Why did Seeking Alpha publish it?

    Should I write similar articles about every stock I'm currently short, filled with the same kind of dubious allegations and citing anonymous sources with speculations and conspiracy theories?

    I damn well wish SeekingAlpha has an 'unfollow' option where I can ignore all articles by a specific author.
    Jan 7, 2014. 08:57 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Metals Setting Up To Kill Remaining And Newly Inaugurated Bulls In 2014 [View article]
    Avi, I believe that both you and your detractors are right. That's why you should not spend energy arguing.

    Market is manipulated. But the manipulators interact with TA and EW, thereby creating the footprints that you (Avi) can read.

    JPM or GS will not dare to manipulate the market on its own, knowing that there are god knows how many parties out there, all ready to take the other side of the trade. They only dare manipulate the market when TA (aka sentiment) is in their favour. So Goldman publishes an advice for people to short gold, then steps back and smiles as market is manipulated down. But they couldn't have done so without sentiment substantially in their favor, gold technically weak, another Elliott Wave all ready to form downwards.

    At the same time, you, Avi, also need the manipulators to kick start your waves. Without somebody dumping thousands of contracts in a few seconds, you will need to wait for your 'death by a thousand cuts' and for individual bulls to get tired of gold and slowly sell out. This bottom might well take years to form.

    So yeah, I don't like the manipulators, but they are necessary. Just like I don't like cockroaches, centipedes, rats, maggots and other vermin, but they are a necessary part of the ecosystem. Small traders need big manipulators to do breakouts or breakdowns.
    Jan 5, 2014. 10:27 PM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Warren Buffett's Secrets, Our 10 Favorite Quotes And 1 You Won't Find [View article]
    Vikram, I must thank you for this article.

    It has really reminded me of what's so important in an investor. Not some magical, mathematical formula that can be replicated and put on spreadsheets, but the essential self-development of your very own person.

    Wall Street can never beat Warren Buffett in the long run, because all of them neglect to develop their selves, and focus too much on get rich quick formulas.
    Dec 28, 2013. 07:38 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Yuan May Hold Key To Chinese Territorial Expansion [View article]
    Plenty of speculation and conspiracy theory. This belongs on 24hGold, not on Seeking Alpha.

    No wonder author has all of 9 followers.
    Dec 7, 2013. 10:03 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Amazon: Profitless Prosperity Likely To Continue [View article]
    I agree with you and have not been long AMZN for years.

    Unfortunately, Bernanke is pumping liquidity nonstop and that is helping push up all speculative stocks, including AMZN which has barely made any profits and which is unlikely to make much profits in the future.
    Nov 12, 2013. 02:49 PM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • How Soon Will Gold And Silver Hit Their New Lows? [View article]
    btw no need to respond to worthless and unconstructive commentators.

    Let me ask you, Avi, if I got 10 friends to comment here and we all deliberately discussed using astrology in technical analysis. Would you want to spend the first 7 paragraphs addressing the worthlessness of astrology?
    Oct 6, 2013. 01:39 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • How Soon Will Gold And Silver Hit Their New Lows? [View article]
    Avi, just a voice of support. I find it ridiculous that after you have repeatedly stated GLD 98 in this article and previous articles, somebody should repeatedly state GLD 95 as your target.

    Some people just don't read. Because you repeated your words many times, it's not a question of reading carefully. You don't need to read carefully to see GLD98.
    Oct 6, 2013. 01:36 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Is The Debt Issue Phony? [View article]
    I guess I have lots to learn then.
    Deficit funding one's way to prosperity. Hmm...

    Can I borrow 1 trillion dollars? I'll spend it all on luxury homes that I demolish after sleeping inside for a night, gold rolls royces that I junk after every trip, etc.

    That will make us even more prosperous, I'm sure. But why are banks so stupid? Why won't they lend me the 1T so that I can give the economy a 1T boost and give lots of jobs to construction workers, maids, etc.?

    As much as I respect old people, paying $200,000 for somebody's healthcare every year when that person is no longer producing anything for the economy is only sending the money down a bottomless pit (until this guy dies at 120 or something). We should only fund his healthcare if he can pay for it. If he can't, who's gonna pay? Print dollars, issue IOUs and debts, and send the check to the next generation? So aren't you arguing for eternal prosperity to be based on eternal can kicking down the road?

    Right now the US is still very prosperous because its culture of innovation continues generating technology that can bring that prosperity and increased production. But 50, 100 years from now, I'm not so sure. If Americans don't handle their national finances properly, I think the day will come when America, like Ireland/ Portugal/ Greece now, sees massive net emigration as the young no longer want to pay their country's national debt and their seniors' social programs.
    Oct 5, 2013. 11:09 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Is The Debt Issue Phony? [View article]
    I normally respect Arne Alsin, but this article is so complacent and wrong in so many places I don't know where to begin.

    In any case I don't feel like getting into an argument. I get nothing even if I win the argument, and if inflation goes through the roof, indeed US households will have 1 quintillion dollars of wealth vs only $60 or 70 trillion of national debt by 2050 so Arne will be right after all.

    Debt is only good if you are a Powerful debtor ie you don't have to fear any consequences of you taking actions to default on the debt eg through inflation targeting and creating inflation.

    The losers will once again be the conservatives, the fuddy duddies who don't like living a life on credit and who subscribe to unpopular notions of saving money and not overspending and the like.

    Yup, this is a very Democrat-sounding article. I may support the Dems on many, many issues, but definitely not when it comes to financial responsibility. Running up the national debt just because you can is not a good thing.

    Whatever happened to the good old days (currently under half of US history) when the United States was NOT in debt? Or the late 19th century when the US was in deflation, yet average American living standards continued to rise and immigrants poured in to live the American dream? I am not sure at all that we want the Argentine dream, to have endless national debt, endless inflation, etc.
    Oct 5, 2013. 11:00 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Prepare Now For Silver's Upcoming Decline [View article]
    Avi, I love you, but don't be God.

    Don't try to take the place of Mr. Market.

    Every trade requires a counterparty.

    If we didn't have permabulls in the gold market, gold can't go down (when all permabulls have convinced everybody to buy in leading to a lack of purchasing power to support gold prices)

    If we didn't have permabears, there would be no one to create the negative sentiments necessary for a correction or correcting wave.

    We need bad analysts who hurt people and make them lose money. It isn't selfishness on my part. It's just my understanding of how markets work. Without people who lose money, how are we going to gain money by being on the other side of the trade?

    Besides, I don't want too many people to start following you. Elliott Wave analysis will become rubbish when Goldman Sachs and all the big players buy into your thinking and start to front-run EW waves leading to confusion, distortion and totally messed up signals.
    Sep 29, 2013. 09:16 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Prepare Now For Silver's Upcoming Decline [View article]
    Avi, I have been following you for a long time and love your advice. You are right far more than I am.

    But one thing irks me a lot - your constant attacks on other analysts. Cool it, man. Your work and your predictions speak for themselves. The folks on 24hGold are one huge rahrah army of permabulls, and there is no bear market rally they will not proclaim as the start of a new gold rally. Anyone who follows their writings will not be fooled after several years.

    What's the point of attacking other people? If you are right, you gain respect. I follow you because you are right, not because I care one iota about what you think about Analyst/ Writer/ Technician X.
    Sep 8, 2013. 03:12 PM | 6 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • How To Spot A Stock Scam, Part 3: Midlands Minerals Corp. - A Specific Actionable Example [View article]
    I don't think the author has bad intentions. He's telling us about potential pump and dumps, and buying a lottery ticket into the action. It's something that a retired attorney can do - use legal skill to identify potential scams and throw in a little bit of money that he can afford to lose.

    If I could subscribe to a pre-stock gumshoe service (reporting all the planned pumps before they start formally pumping) I'll be happy to get in and make some easy cash also!
    Jul 23, 2013. 08:17 AM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment