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  • The Chinese bear keeps growling [View news story]
    "Twenty-one securities brokerages will jointly invest 15 percent of net assets as of the end of June, or no less than 120 billion yuan, in blue chip exchange traded funds," it said.

    I thought you were joking! Thanks for the link.

    I can't wait to see what they try once this plan fails to change anything substantively.
    Jul 4, 2015. 09:08 AM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • On 2 Dubious Bargains: Analysis Of MusclePharm And Mannatech [View article]
    "Two activist investors recently took position in the company (In the meantime, one of them has already announced exiting and the other is taking over the chairman position)."

    Not completely true. Wynnefield did not announce exiting. They sold about 40% of their shares to Consac, which then put Drexler at chairman of the board. As of yesterday, Wynnefield purchased about 50,000 shares. They had hinted that they were trimming their position, but selling to another activist and then starting to rebuild their position, suggests otherwise.

    But you are correct, MP remains a risky investment, not for the faint of heart.
    Jul 2, 2015. 10:18 AM | 4 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Can Wynnefield Capital Create A Culture Of Accountability At MusclePharm? [View article]
    I did see that, and seems like these big players are setting something up for this company. I don't know what the specifics are of the plan, but I am certain it ends with the co. being sold for considerably more than it is worth now.

    It is just nice to see competent people starting to clean up this trainwreck. Both Obus and Drexler seem to be interested in one thing--making money. And their money will come from increasing the share price, not bonusing themselves stock and increasing their salaries.
    Jul 2, 2015. 08:48 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Can Wynnefield Capital Create A Culture Of Accountability At MusclePharm? [View article]
    I gave up on being "the best nutritional company in the world" a long time ago, now I just want a return on my money. This appointment is a major step in the right direction IMO.

    Until now, I think the board has merely been a rubber stamp for Brad, and that was one of the main concerns voiced by Winfield. Drexler sounds to me like he will put a permanent end to that policy.
    Jun 25, 2015. 10:02 AM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • MusclePharm Announces Appointment of Experienced Nutrition and Fitness Executive and Investment Manager Ryan Drexler to Board of Directors [View article]
    Great news IMO
    Jun 25, 2015. 09:23 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Can Wynnefield Capital Create A Culture Of Accountability At MusclePharm? [View article]
    Drexler is the new Chairman of the Board. Some of the best news I have heard in a while, and should be the first step towards selling this company!

    http://bit.ly/1Hgb6t3
    Jun 25, 2015. 09:23 AM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Can Wynnefield Capital Create A Culture Of Accountability At MusclePharm? [View article]
    Just a summary of things we already know
    Jun 24, 2015. 12:13 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Tesla spotlight falls on Model 3 lineup and credit ratings [View news story]
    "I am not surprised that it will develope only in some markets, like diesel are mostly sold in europe and unloved in other areas ( US / asia )"

    Similar to natural gas...the U.S. is a huge producer of nat gas, and the only car available to purchase that runs on it has just been discontinued (Honda).

    In Bangkok, every single taxi runs on natural gas, along with many many cars in places like Pakistan, Turkey, etc.

    Just because people in one place like it, doesn't mean it will sell well everywhere
    Jun 16, 2015. 04:01 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Can Wynnefield Capital Create A Culture Of Accountability At MusclePharm? [View article]
    I too am happy about this announcement, but I would be much happier if he were put in charge and would not have to answer to current management...let's see if he sticks around for more than a few months before we get too excited.
    Jun 16, 2015. 10:01 AM | 4 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Can Wynnefield Capital Create A Culture Of Accountability At MusclePharm? [View article]
    "I think it's an positive partnership."

    With all due respect, how do you evaluate a deal without knowing how much it costs?

    If I tell you I bought a new Mustang, can you tell me if I got a good deal or not? Not without knowing how much I paid. If I paid $10k, then I got a great deal; if I paid $100k, then I got screwed.

    At a time when they claim to be "running lean", I am extra apprehensive about these types of announcements, especially when we don't know the numbers.
    Jun 11, 2015. 06:06 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Can Wynnefield Capital Create A Culture Of Accountability At MusclePharm? [View article]
    Well, the soccer deal is yet another promotional partnership which will probably just cost money. Tiger Woods, Colin Kaepernick, Eric Decker, Johnny Manziel, the Cleveland Cavs, now soccer etc.--I don't know if these partnerships really pay off.

    What they need to be working on is distribution, getting these products into stores so people don't have to order them online. Having a great energy drink is only half the battle (and probably the easy half).

    Of course, it's a lot more fun to hang out with celebrities and go to big sporting events than to do any real work...
    Jun 11, 2015. 10:02 AM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Can Wynnefield Capital Create A Culture Of Accountability At MusclePharm? [View article]
    Game 3 tonight in Cleveland...hopefully we will get to see some of the halftime show
    Jun 9, 2015. 09:11 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Can Wynnefield Capital Create A Culture Of Accountability At MusclePharm? [View article]
    My mistake, thought it might be amino1 rtd as well.
    Jun 6, 2015. 12:12 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Can Wynnefield Capital Create A Culture Of Accountability At MusclePharm? [View article]
    Tiger photographed drinking a new product from MP (?)

    http://bit.ly/1KfJ2FA
    Jun 5, 2015. 07:26 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Tesla's Powerwall Adds Unmistakable Value [View article]
    Ok, fair enough. I guess I haven't been keeping up with the explanations.

    But that would mean that Tesla's incompetence is to blame for production delays, and not their suppliers.

    This begs the question, then, why would they offer an entirely new product when they can't effectively produce the one product they already have? And they have the X coming out soon.

    I am cynically guessing it has something to do with gov't subsidies...
    Jun 4, 2015. 08:45 AM | 7 Likes Like |Link to Comment
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