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  • Micron: A Tough Quarter Before A Solid Second Half [View article]
    the 'cfo' in charge needs to get to the Hamptons this Friday, in order to dust off the cob webs from ONE of his beach front villas...

    that's my story and I'm sticking with it! Woof! Woof!
    Mar 30, 2015. 04:22 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • The Future Of Seeking Alpha [View article]
    just curious, does anyone know who 'owns' the rights to the crowd sourced articles?
    Mar 30, 2015. 01:48 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Altera: The Intel Buyout [View article]
    At $10B, INTC would be significantly OVER PAYING for Altera. At SIX times revenues for a semi conductor company. Wow!

    I suppose that's better than giving money away (contra revenue).
    Mar 30, 2015. 12:46 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • The Future Of Seeking Alpha [View article]
    you must run the company I own :)
    Mar 30, 2015. 11:01 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • The Future Of Seeking Alpha [View article]
    hello? Has anyone here actually run a company for profit?

    Allow Commentators to donate via a paypal or visa button.

    Heck, if authors are making only 1 penny per viewer click, I'm pretty sure the good authors on SA would be getting MAGNITUDES more from donations. It would take only 1 donation from a wealthy investor to make thousands for that author.

    Likewise, does SA want this site to become Yahoo, where foul mouth vitriol reigns? Enable commentators to also receive donations from other SA members. The poor commentators make no money.

    In conjunction with this, allow Articles AND commentators to be ranked. If they fall below a certain ranking, disable their ability to receive donations.

    Of course, how does SA make money? They receive X% of all donations. BOOM! This model takes over the entire source/fund crowded universe.

    Just DO IT!
    Mar 27, 2015. 10:55 AM | 4 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • The Future Of Seeking Alpha [View article]
    correct. The intention of getting early adopters into an equity 'before' the pump is what the MO for boiler rooms was all about.
    Mar 26, 2015. 06:25 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • The Future Of Seeking Alpha [View article]
    you guys obviously have never been on either end of a boiler room pitch...

    No, really! I have this special company that is going to revolutionize the widget industry. Now, because you are my special client, I will give you the secret ticker symbol for a small fee. We only deal with accredited investors or investors on the go, who see an opportunity when it arises. Are you a go getter? Do you stand on your own two feet and make bold decisions? Now, before we can start, I'll need your credit card number or a routing number for your bank account. Remember, we only choose a select few individuals to partake in this opportunity of a lifetime! Hurry, it's a limited time offer.
    Mar 26, 2015. 06:10 PM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • The Future Of Seeking Alpha [View article]
    general concept is this...

    Content is created by Authors AND commentators.
    Allow both to monetize their contributions.
    Allow SA to monetize it via a percentage from a donate to Author/Commentator button

    problem solved
    everyone is happy
    Mar 26, 2015. 03:45 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • The Future Of Seeking Alpha [View article]
    Come on folks. Knock, knock pudding heads?

    Its cools that SA is implementing various monetization schemes. That's why they started the site in the first place.

    As for what they should do? Here's the game plan....

    1.) Keep everything exactly the same except the following
    2.) Allow articles and authors to be ranked
    3.) Place a paypal/visa button on every user profile.
    4.) Allow Authors and commentators to receive funds via the paypal/visa donation button.
    5.) SA garners X% of the donation

    What does the above do?

    - Authors of quality articles receive some good cold hard cash. Who knows, some big time investors that made a few million might donate a few $K to some of the authors they took advice from.

    - Bad authors get no soup. Nada! Zilch! Nothing!

    - The valuable commentators who make SA what it is, will contribute in a more thoughtful, insightful manner. They ALSO get to receive donations from other readers. Of course, foul mouthed commentators get what the deserve... no SOUP!

    - SA gets cold hard cash. Imagine if they got 10% of the donated amounts? Ca-ching!

    Will SA take my advice? Probably not. If they don't, maybe I will start my own SA clone?

    oh, one more thing, tell em big aka Doggie in da house sent ya!
    Mar 26, 2015. 02:43 PM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • The Future Of Seeking Alpha [View article]
    "but will offer such ideas to the first thousand Premium Service subscribers next week"

    hmmm, where have I seen this story before????

    Offer ideas for thinly traded companies... get in before the action occurs... step right up and get your piping hot ticker symbol...

    oh, that's right, its called a boiler room. Except THIS time it will all be legit since it's on the internet.
    Mar 26, 2015. 01:26 PM | 5 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Groupon up 2.3% on Wunderlich upgrade [View news story]
    why do you say "no barrier to entry "?

    I'm pretty sure you will not respond, but if you do, thanks.
    Mar 26, 2015. 10:30 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Micron: Is The Worm About To Turn (Again)? [View article]
    "1. Margins will be pressured due to increased supply"

    Can you provide ANY links that specifically prove that margins have gone down?

    "2. --- Delays and increased costs regarding the transition have materialized."

    Can you provide light on the INCREASED costs regarding the transitions? To be more specific, MU is the only one that knows the costs associated with the transition and whether or not the costs INCREASED from expectations. thus, can you provide data from MU as to what those increased costs are?

    "3. --- The announced share buyback did not help"

    Scientifically speaking, the buybacks reduce the number of shares outstanding. This in turn increases the EPS. It's simple math. Thus, it did and will continue to help MU. In case you don't realize it, buybacks and share price appreciation is not an instantaneous correlation. It takes time and patience, something day traders don't have.

    "4. The stock is up against major resistance"
    We agree on something!

    "5. The risk/reward equation favors short trades"
    That's almost the case with all stocks that double in a year.

    "6. The stock has always traded at a discount to its peers"

    If MU can get through the next couple quarters and report good EPS, then it will demonstrate to the Street that they can manage their business even through 'tough times' (i.e. PC slow down, demonstrated by HP's awful guidance)
    If so, NOW is the PRECISE time to be doing a stock buyback. Once MU clocks in $3 in EPS again, look for a juicy dividend.

    MU will continue to ring up major profits. It will continue to execute buybacks. In around 4 more quarters MU will offer a dividend. It will do all of this, despite the gloom and doom of the industry.... or should I say the gloom and doom of the analysts?

    I do agree with the author, if you're looking to buy MU, I would wait until after the next earnings release.

    good luck and place your bets!
    Mar 24, 2015. 01:59 PM | 5 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Micron: Extreme Undervaluation And Massive Growth Potential [View article]
    over the long haul, market mechanics always win... even if it means a total collapse (flash crash). Those black swan events have a way of wiping out even the crooks
    Mar 20, 2015. 05:18 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Micron: Extreme Undervaluation And Massive Growth Potential [View article]
    "not buying in the failed shares affects the firm's net capital adversely which lowers the firm's ability to do profitable business"

    Correct. But what if your firm's only business perspective is to do ONE kill shot at a time? i.e. Wolverine Trading (more than likely a single person)

    From my InstaBlog write up...

    un-redacted document that Goldman, BoA/Merrill Lynch lawyers accidentally released in their legal proceeding with their Overstock lawsuit.

    "We are NOT borrowing negatives… I have made that clear from the beginning. Why would we want to borrow them? We want to fail them." - Thomas Tranfaglia former Merrill Pro president 2005 email"

    Goldman clearly knew there was a discrepancy between what it was telling regulators, and what it was actually doing. "We have to be careful not to link locates to fails [because] we have told the regulators we can't," - Goldman executive"

    "Goldman Sachs Execution and Clearing (GSEC) and Merrill Pro talking about a conscious strategy of "failing" trades - in other words, not bothering to locate, borrow, and deliver stock within the time allotted for legal settlement. For instance, in one email, GSEC tells a client, Wolverine Trading, "We will let you fail."

    ""*uck the compliance area - procedures, schmecedures" - Peter Melz, former president of Merrill Lynch Professional Clearing Corp. (a.k.a. Merrill Pro), when a subordinate worries about the company failing to comply with the rules governing short sales."
    Mar 20, 2015. 03:49 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Micron: A Tough Quarter Before A Solid Second Half [View article]
    yes, I follow you.

    "But studies have shown that most people cannot tell the difference between different brands of the same kind of beer"

    Most studies have shown that after the first 5 beers, most people don't care what the difference between different brands of the same kind of beer is.
    Mar 20, 2015. 12:35 PM | 10 Likes Like |Link to Comment