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  • coreylynnh Jan 23, 2013 2:37 PM Flag

    When are pigs going to fly?

    I would contend they post as they do for an alternate purpose, to get a rise out of other posters. They post things that will get people mad or emotional which results in additional dumb replies back. They know they are frustrating people and that is what motivates them. It's like the guy who gets upset when people pick on him. Once they see they got him upset then the taunters become more and more relentless to see how worked up the person gets. The "so-called shorts", and I really don't believe they are short, are posting as they do because they know there are a lot of empotional and hurt people who have seen their money disappear as the stock drops. Ignore them and their posts will disappear because their motivation for making the posts will also disappear.

    I agree with you that if the company continues to grow and make money then the stock price will reflect that at some future point no matter how much manipulation or short term movement there is currently. There is an added risk, however, if the company makes changes because of stock price performance which negatively impacts the business long term.

    We will never know if onepoint truly profits far greater on technicals then a good long-term investor profits from their investments. I have used a strategy for a long time that gives me the returns I desire with the risk tolerance I can accept. I have never met a technical trader who has performed better with the same or less risk tolerance that I desire. Certainly I am open to learning different techniques and trying them out on paper trading systems. I appreciate that he shared some resources in a former post. If it can be incorporated into my strategy, or perhaps entirely change my perspective, to make better returns then I will be grateful.

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    • Thanks for your thoughts Corey. Getting a rise out of people may be their primary objective I suppose. I find that a bit hard to believe but then maybe that's because that sort of behaviour is so far removed from my own mindset. Anyway, agreed that it's best to ignore them, unfortunately it doesn't seem to make their posts disappear (Yahoo probably does a better job of that!!!)! I couldn't really care if they're long or short but shame on them if that really is their motivation.

      The risk of the company changing strategy due to declining SP is certainly a valid one. Here's a question, do you think a company is best ignoring it's share price/stock market performance and concentrate on day to day business, or should it acknowledge SP issues and try and tackle them? SKUL certainly seems to be taking the former option to date! Who knows, necessity being the mother of invention, perhaps the SP troubles may provide more incentive/drive to management to keep the company going full steam ahead and eventually prove the shorts wrong. Or maybe that's the job of all these free bar parties I keep hearing about!

      From my experience, OP has been nothing but helpful to anyone that's asked so props to him for that. As for strategy, you hit the nail on the head when you say, as long as you get your desired return, for a risk level acceptable to you, that's what's important. Long/Short/TA/Value/Growth is all much of a muchness, whatever floats your boat as they say.

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      • coreylynnh Jan 23, 2013 6:34 PM Flag

        I suppose they could be delusionary that their psycho-babble is read by all of the shareholders of the 15 million or so stocks, but I think it is more likely for entertainment. I suppose just rattling the bushes to get a few critters to jump out may be good enough for them.

        As for whether or not a company should focus on its stock price or business, I think it is always a combination of both and favors one side or another at different times of a business's life. I feel more inclined to say if management believes in its business model, its growth, and its profitability then nothing needs to be changed except for continuous opportunites to tweak the business model to optimize margins and take advantage of opportunities. I also feel if a company takes care of its employees and customers then the stock price will take care of itself eventually. However, if a company is looking for some quick cash for rapid growth/expansion then having a strong stock price provides another avenue to get it. Also, in the case of SKUL where the stock price is being manipulated it may be in the best interest to look for ways to challenge the manipulation. But I also feel a growth company does not want to use too many of its resources to fight that type of war.

        I have been critical of OP only because I have not seen any information that has given me notice that I should make one trade or another for a profit. His analysis always gives two possibilities, up or down, and possibly a third to accumulate. I won't rehash my thoughts, but he very well may be a "day trader on steroids" as someone called him. I can't say I understand his methodology, but now I have some resources to try to get a working knowledge of it. Unfortunately I have had no time to even read a word of it, but I will get to it some day.

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