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  • pantone101naturalblondie pantone101naturalblondie Feb 14, 2012 6:27 PM Flag

    LLNW pump and dump?

    Who pumped up LLNW with a flood of buy orders . . . and then dumped it?

    Perhaps some big, big holder of LLNW . . . with sophisticated software and plenty of $$$ for the pump-and-dump ruse?

    http://finance.yahoo.com/q/ta?s=LLNW&t=5d&l=off&z=l&q=b&p=&a=vm&c=

    http://
    finance.yahoo.com/q/ta?s=LLNW
    &t=5d&l=off&z=l&q=b&p=&a=vm&c=

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    • >>I'd venture Dear Leader made a deal with the Saudis or OPEC to bump up production and lower prices for the election.<<

      How is he viewed by the Saudis? In nearby Iran, Ahmadinejihad mocks him. Do the Saudis want him reelected? I can't believe the Saudis appreciate the abetted MusBros in Egypt. If (maybe a big if, given who allegedly picked up his Harvard tab) they don't want Obama reelected, would they still aid and abet him?

      >>Mighty expensive wheel greasing.<<

      If I had as much money as Leighton has, and I wanted investors to invest in my company, I would not hesitate to throw some of it at my company's stock. I would still have enough left over for a plantation mansion complete with fields of cotton and tobacco and a broad plank wharf (all for the visual appeal) on the Mississippi and a houseboat for getting to the grocery store and hauling back vittles for pit barbecues.

      >>Probably as soon as the economy seriously swoons (which could be soon given Europe has the vapors).<<

      And sooner now that France has traded Sarkozy for a Socialist?

      A MarketWatch bulletin (08:04:00 PM EDT) says: <Japan stocks tumble in post-holiday return, as strong yen weighs; Nikkei Average down 2.8%>

    • >>Have you read anywhere whether oil prices are expected to continue falling? Dear Leader of course would benefit in November . . .<<

      I'd venture Dear Leader made a deal with the Saudis or OPEC to bump up production and lower prices for the election.

      >> . . . it wouldn't surprise me if some sharp insiders made notable purchases just to ignite speculation, to grease the wheel.<<

      Mighty expensive wheel greasing.

      >>[QE3] Imminently? As in within a month?<<

      Probably as soon as the economy seriously swoons (which could be soon given Europe has the vapors).

    • >>Well this one had mostly to do with a bad employment report, though yeah, a trend is certainly showing.<<

      And so is a different trend showing, I just discovered when headlines announced the dive of oil prices. Have you been paying attention to oil news? I noticed yesterday that PBR slid almost 5%, and that reminded me that last month I told you about a MarketWatch alert that said in ten days gasoline prices would be down to prices below those of a year ago. You tried to reply to that post, but Dear ¥ deleted it, so when you replied the second time, I don't know whether you forgot something you may have said about that prediction. The MW source must've read his tea leaves correctly. Have you read anywhere whether oil prices are expected to continue falling? Dear Leader of course would benefit in November if he could fly to every state and take credit for cheaper gasoline. Is he now manipulating oil prices after laboring so intently on skyrocketing them?

      >>Like Limelight? But one wonders why no other insider sees it and buys.<<

      That occurred to me on Day 1 because Sagan had been selling. Not only are no other insiders buying, Sagan just sold some more, and Robert Hughes, EVP of Global Marketing, sold a few (he regularly sells; I don't know since when). It does not compute, does it? Probably every company's management knows that investors and traders keep an eye out for insider buys, so it wouldn't surprise me if some sharp insiders made notable purchases just to ignite speculation, to grease the wheel.

      >>He certainly doesn't have much name recognition but they use that to make the argument that then he won't outshine Romney.<<

      Romney had better not let vanity get in the way of winning the election. I think Palin's stardom ired McCain.

      >>I'd rather have it fall apart in October. Some analysts are saying this makes QE3 more likely.<<

      Imminently? As in within a month?

    • >>You don't think the selling has anything to do with one bad report following another following another following another? . . .<<

      Well this one had mostly to do with a bad employment report, though yeah, a trend is certainly showing.

      >>I got to wondering, would Leighton have spent $3.3 million because he had an inkling how the en banc hearing will turn out? Or because he expects that one of the primary competition will ride off into the sunset? . . .<<

      Like Limelight? But one wonders why no other insider sees it and buys.

      >>That makes me suspicious. Some of those 'news people' might believe Portman would diminish Romney's chances.<<

      He certainly doesn't have much name recognition but they use that to make the argument that then he won't outshine Romney.

      >> . . . I just found the reason for his pro-life position, that it's been since 2005, and it seemed sincere, so I wanted to let you know about it. <<

      OK, that's good then.

      >>Back to the market, remember a while back we thought a bad market and/or economy was a worthwhile sacrifice to get its propagator out of Washington? Now we know how a burnt sacrifice feels. :-)<<

      I'd rather have it fall apart in October. Some analysts are saying this makes QE3 more likely.

    • >>I don't know but I'm becoming a believer in the 'go away in May' warning.<<

      You don't think the selling has anything to do with one bad report following another following another following another? Traders make money in bad markets as well as good. The thing to do is discern the pattern. Do you see a pattern today? LOL

      >>$1.63 mil for 50k is still a really big deal even at half his other buys. I don't think I'd be any less cautious for any of those buys.<<

      Leighton's recent $3.3 million buy makes my 'Press 1 for Buy' finger itchy. See what you think of Limelight's ER. I got to wondering, would Leighton have spent $3.3 million because he had an inkling how the en banc hearing will turn out? Or because he expects that one of the primary competition will ride off into the sunset? The Seeking Alpha article has also added to my speculation along that line.

      >>Rob Portman, Ohio senator . . . bunch of news people pushing him.<<

      That makes me suspicious. Some of those 'news people' might believe Portman would diminish Romney's chances.

      >>Surely he wouldn't pick his chief of staff for veep. Remember what happened to Bush when he did something similar for a Supreme Court nominee.<<

      Oops, I'm sorry, my intro to that excerpt misled you. I didn't mean that Myers was in his sights as veep; I just found the reason for his pro-life position, that it's been since 2005, and it seemed sincere, so I wanted to let you know about it.

      Any new rumors about his veep choice?

      Back to the market, remember a while back we thought a bad market and/or economy was a worthwhile sacrifice to get its propagator out of Washington? Now we know how a burnt sacrifice feels. :-)

    • >> . . . Did Leighton know something in May 2011 that did not materialize? Or might the sell-in-May thing have taken over?<<

      I don't know but I'm becoming a believer in the 'go away in May' warning.

      >>So my question is, was Leighton less sure about his 2011-05-19 — 50,000 AKAM — buy than he was about his 2008-12-04 — 100,000 AKAM — buy? . . .<<

      $1.63 mil for 50k is still a really big deal even at half his other buys. I don't think I'd be any less cautious for any of those buys.

      >>I don't recognize Portman's name, though I remember reading that. . . .<<

      Rob Portman, Ohio senator . . . bunch of news people pushing him.

      >> . . . I looked over at Beth Myers, my chief of staff, . . .<<

      Surely he wouldn't pick his chief of staff for veep. Remember what happened to Bush when he did something similar for a Supreme Court nominee.

    • >>If those dates are correct it looks like steady up after the first buy then hard down after the second.<<

      You are absolutely right. How did I misread that chart?? I'm looking now at the 2-year version, and the date demarcations are clearer, though the grid lines are still nearly invisible (even zoomed in, which underscores why I was so happy to discover Barchart's charts with better-defined grids). I wonder what drove up AKAM's price in October.

      Perhaps the failed (or delayed?) chart reaction to Leighton's second buy is instructive in its own light? Leighton's 2008-12-04 buy, after which AKAM's chart line steadily rose, was for 100,000 AKAM totaling $1,140,978. AKAM's chart line after his 2011-05-19 buy went down for five months before it headed up . . . and that 2011-05-19 buy was for only 50,000 AKAM, but still totaling more than a million ($1,633,000). Did Leighton know something in May 2011 that did not materialize? Or might the sell-in-May thing have taken over?

      Both of his buys totaled over a million dollars, but that second buy was for only half as many shares as his first buy. This time he bought 100,000 AKAM as in his first buy, but he spent triple ($3,314,000) to acquire those shares.

      Because I got wordy, and maybe confusedly, these are the numbers all by themselves:

      2008-12-04
      100,000 AKAM
      $1,140,978

      2011-05-19
      50,000 AKAM
      $1,633,000

      2012-04-27
      100,000 AKAM
      $3,314,000

      So my question is, was Leighton less sure about his 2011-05-19 — 50,000 AKAM — buy than he was about his 2008-12-04 — 100,000 AKAM — buy? And how certain is he about his most recent buy at triple the cost of his first buy?

      >>Christie and Portman seem the ones maneuvering for the spot.<<

      I don't recognize Portman's name, though I remember reading that. Now I wonder if I was remembering Portman as a woman. ? Has my brain slipped a gear?

      >>I haven't seen mention of a Veepette other than Condalisa.<<

      That might answer my question. My brain slipped a gear.

      In googling just now for that elusive, probably nonexistent, other woman's name, I came upon this Romney quote:

      <A little known fact about Myers is that, according to Romney, she experienced the same conversion as he when he famously became pro-life in 2005. In a 2006 interview with National Review Romney alluded to the experience and Myers involvement.

      My position has changed and I have acknowledged that. How that came about is that several years ago, in the course of the stem-cell-research debate I met with a pair of experts from Harvard. At one point the experts pointed out that embryonic-stem-cell research should not be a moral issue because the embryos were destroyed at 14 days. After the meeting I looked over at Beth Myers, my chief of staff, and we both had exactly the same reaction — it just hit us hard just how much the sanctity of life had been cheapened by virtue of the Roe v. Wade mentality. And from that point forward, I said to the people of Massachusetts, “I will continue to honor what I pledged to you, but I prefer to call myself pro-life.”>

      http://www.buzzfeed.com/andrewkaczynski/romney-veep-search-head-was-there-for-pro-life-con

      http://www.
      buzzfeed.com/andrewkaczynski/romney
      -veep-search-head-was-there-for-pro-life-con

      >>Can't miss it. It's Drudge's headline.<<

      That's recent, after I wrote my reply to you. And Drudge's source, the Washington Times, posted its article at 9:50 last night. My source, the White House Dossier, posted its article five minutes earlier. :-)

    • >> You know past performance does not guarantee future results, but look at what AKAM did after these dates on which Leighton bought:<<

      If those dates are correct it looks like steady up after the first buy then hard down after the second.

      >>I would like it SO much if Romney would choose either Newt or Perry for his running mate.<<

      Christie and Portman seem the ones maneuvering for the spot.

      >> . . . The author was forced to introduce Romney's unknown Veepette to his readers, and I can't now remember her name.<<

      I haven't seen mention of a Veepette other than Condalisa.

      >> . . . I just think you'd like to see the bumper sticker the Republican National Committee is going to start selling as part of <a multi-day campaign charging that President Obama is bereft of achievements and rich in broken promises, and so the only thing he has left to run on is “hype and blame.”> . . .<<

      Can't miss it. It's Drudge's headline.

    • pantone101naturalblondie pantone101naturalblondie May 3, 2012 12:26 PM Flag

      >>Yes that was a good surprise. Obviously Leighton really believes in the company, which is good because I get the feeling he's the smartest guy there.<<

      I don't know as much about Leighton and the others as you do, so I can't discern who leads, but I'd never underestimate Sagan. He has a few of Cousin Carl's genes.

      I speculate Leighton knows about something big in the offing, and I base that on AKAM's climb for months after each of his prior two buys. PE, did you notify brain when you looked at this chart _in relation to_ the two previous DATES on which Leighton bought AKAM in bulk? Because if the correlation is valid evidence, I wouldn't want you to kick yourself later for not buying more AKAM. You know past performance does not guarantee future results, but look at what AKAM did after these dates on which Leighton bought:

      50,000 AKAM — 2008-12-04
      100,000 AKAM — 2011-05-19

      http://finance.yahoo.com/q/ta?s=AKAM&t=5y&l=off&z=l&q=b&p=&a=vm&c=

      http://
      finance.yahoo.com/q/ta?s=AKAM
      &t=5y&l=off&z=l&q=b&p=&a=vm&c=

      >>I believe you're right. McCain seems to think politics is an honorable profession.<<

      Maybe it is for him, but faint honor never won an election against unfair Obama.

      >>>>Did you see that Newt plans to formally endorse Romney, and they plan to appear together in a few weeks?<<

      No but it figures . . . Newt wants to stay in the business.<<

      I would like it SO much if Romney would choose either Newt or Perry for his running mate.

      >>He does seem to have a soft spot there but maybe it's just principled fairness for individuals. He's too smart to not see the danger.<<

      However, we don't know the identities of Christie's lovers and money funnels.

      >>What he's been trying to accomplish from the start . . . sound the alarm about the impending debt bomb and get people to pay attention to it. He's only had minor success.<<

      Ah. I didn't realize that. I'll add Ron Paul to Romney's ticket.

      >>Condalisa Rice? She's a very talented woman.<<

      I remember Rice from Bush's admin. She's educated and has class. I would've recognized her name. The author was forced to introduce Romney's unknown Veepette to his readers, and I can't now remember her name.

      Speaking of Romney's possible slate reminds me of a conservative site I stumbled upon earlier. I had gone back to re-read the American Thinker article about Obama's 'enemies list' (the people he's threatened and, most recently, tried to publicly shame for donating to Romney's campaign) and I clicked on this link to a description of Obama's (black and red, Communist style) website in which he lured supporters to become informers, to turn in the names of their dissident friends and family.

      http://www.whitehousedossier.com/2011/12/14/obama-campaign-collecting-republican-emails/

      http://www.
      whitehousedossier.com/2011/12/14/
      obama-campaign-collecting-republican-emails/

      I enjoyed that article so much that I went to the blogger's home page to see what his current ones are. One is <RNC: From Hope and Change to Hype and Blame>. It's very short, but you don't need to read it. I just think you'd like to see the bumper sticker the Republican National Committee is going to start selling as part of <a multi-day campaign charging that President Obama is bereft of achievements and rich in broken promises, and so the only thing he has left to run on is “hype and blame.”> Just scroll a couple inches down the page to see the bumper sticker. I won't put one on my car because these days gangs attack people just for being in their car. But it's a clever design!

      http://www.whitehousedossier.com/2012/05/02/rnc-hope-change-hype-blame/

      http://www.
      whitehousedossier.com/2012/05/02/
      rnc-hope-change-hype-blame/

    • >>I hope only the good kind. :-) By the time you read that, you already found out the surprise is Leighton's $3,314,000 AKAM buy. . . .<<

      Yes that was a good surprise. Obviously Leighton really believes in the company, which is good because I get the feeling he's the smartest guy there.

      >> . . . I believe it was McCain's decorum that aided and abetted Obama's win. . . .<<

      I believe you're right. McCain seems to think politics is an honorable profession.

      >>Did you see that Newt plans to formally endorse Romney, and they plan to appear together in a few weeks?<<

      No but it figures . . . Newt wants to stay in the business.

      >> . . .But I would mind Christie's affaire de coeur with his Is_am_st brethren, and I'm sure you would, too. . . .<<

      He does seem to have a soft spot there but maybe it's just principled fairness for individuals. He's too smart to not see the danger.

      >>And Ron Paul hasn't given up yet! How does he think he can possibly overtake Romney? What is he trying to accomplish?<<

      What he's been trying to accomplish from the start . . . sound the alarm about the impending debt bomb and get people to pay attention to it. He's only had minor success.

      >>I worry about Romney's choice of running mate. Some days ago I read he was considering a woman I never heard of.<<

      Condalisa Rice? She's a very talented woman.

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