Thank you for the very nice name calling. Now that was a true effort to gain friends and influence enemies.
Regarding "we DID try to tell you", I went back through your previous postings, and guess what? You did post messages about the low volume of OZRK and about Arkansas Banks (in general) being in some trouble. None of your postings were specifically about OZRK.
Regarding low stock volumes, that is not an indication that a company is having problems. For one example (I can provide more), look at HYSQ. When this stock had a low volume one year ago, it was selling for less than $5 per share, and now it is selling for $35. Low volume does not mean anything, except that it is a "small cap" stock. Many "small cap" stocks can be where most of the big gains are. Year to date, the S&P 600 small cap index is up 9.2% for the year, while the S&P 500 index is 2.5% for the year. That is why I like investing in the smaller companies WHICH HAVE LOWER STOCK VOLUMES.
Ok, so I invested in a stock and I lost 30% of the value. Does that make me a fool? Sorry you feel that way, but name me one person (including the professionals) that invested in the stock market that never had any losses... Oh thats right, I can name one... Hillary Clinton with the cattle futures. Other than her, I cannot name a single one. (Isn't it ironic that she is better than the professionals).
So, in the end, if you want to call Warren Buffett or Carl Icahn fools because they picked some losing stocks, I'll be more than happy to join their class and be called a fool right along with them.
For the record, even with the OZRK losses, I am up over 10% for the year. My big pick for the year was NGH, which I bought at 10 and sold at 28, plus dividends. I believe that covered my OZRK losses.
By the way, if you are so knowledgable about OZRK, answer this for me, and I will seriously listen....
To whom else has OZRK given loans to that will be defaulted on, how much are those loans, and when will they be counted against quarterly earnings?
The real reason for this board being dead isn't the stock, it is the size of the company.
OZRK has a volume less than 6,000 shares traded per day. Every other stock that has this low of volume has a dead board as well.
If an active message board is what you desire, buy Microsoft (MSFT). They have an average volume of 38 million shares traded per day, and their message board averages a new message every 2 minutes. By the way, if you bought 100 shares of MSFT, you would be down $4000 from their 52 week high. Whereas, with OZRK you would only be down $600. Oh, and MSFT has a P/E ratio of 45:1, while OZRK's P/E is 9:1.
But it doesn't have to be Microsoft, pick just about any other NASDAQ tech stock with high volume. I just used it because I knew it had a very high volume.
Bottom line, messages mean nothing. OZRK has very good, solid numbers. Just read their financials.