1. Are Bashers often mild or full-blown cases of personality disorder?
a. If you follow Yahoo message boards, you often find complete jerks who post junk, insult people, and generally ruin the board, and yet they are not bashers. They are jerks. I suppose that since most boards are followed by longs (longs being more common than shorts), a good place to be a jerk (or to pretend to be wealthy and smart) is on a Yahoo Board. Unlike polite company, you are never forced to leave. To my observation, many Bashers display in their syntax, spelling, punctuation that they are not well-educated, and their discussion leaves one to believe they are not financially literate, and often their claims of accomplishments are such as to strain credulity. Whether apparent basher, or apparent jerk, the effect can be the same to reduce the utility of the board. In reality the jerks on the boards could be bashers using a different tactic, and the apparent bashers could simply be jerks.
2. What effect to Bashers have on your finances?
As to your wealth, Bashers may have an effect on small-cap stocks, of an indeterminate amount, for an indeterminate period, which will hurt you if you need to sell while the price is down. But if you recognize the pattern, you could benefit, buying more of a good company when the price has temporarily been beat down.
Even if Bashers had no effect whatsoever on one’s investments, they are like Spammers, a crowd of people who certainly waste your time wholesale in small increments, and so should be scorned for that reason.
Sentiment: Strong Buy
I try not to align with bashers or pumpers, BUT I will say the short position on MNKD is very powerful and they are making money. So even though bashers annoy me too (cause I am long), what do they know that longs don't? Also on the same thought, isn't the short position coming to an end within the next 6 months?