Ok, I'm a NIKE investor so that marks me as an idiot right off the bat, but I hope you'll still answer my question. Why do you apparently spend so much time attaking NIKE? Ok, maybe it doesn't take all that long to post a few (or lot) of messages but you sure seem to put a lot more effort into it than most people put into attaking their least favorite stocks. In fact I'd bet most people don't even bother to visit their least favorites message boards, or stock quotes, charts, etc. I figure you've either found your niche in irritating people and enjoy watching them squirm, and it's worth an extra research here and there just to get on peoples last nerves. Or you're shorting the stock and you think that the yahoo message boards actually have an effect on the market. I don't really mind a little negative research if it actually has a point, because if the company is in trouble I'd like to know, but are all those repetitive pointless posts necessary? I guess it's "just" the yahoo message boards which has a reputation for this kind of thing, I just don't understand the point of it.
The entire GIDDY market mentality needs folks like me to help bring some sense of realism to it.
1) These companies (like NIKE) state that they will grow at 30% year after year, and there stock prices going vertical from fools who just BUY BUY BUY, hoping the next sucker will pay even more than they did. 2) The investment firms who are caught napping while a company (like NIKE) loses HUNDREDS of MILLIONS of dollars, and LIES to the investment SHEEP public telling them that the stock is NOW a strong buy ! (this should be illegal and regulated -- most sheep investors just blindly follow these firms over the cliff, as these firms sell them their shares and profit at their expense.) 3) The bad news about companies like NIKE needs to be advertised. These companies surely like to CANDY COAT their news and earnings. Even in the worst of times they say that 'NEXT QUARTER WILL BE DIFFERENT', this is the worst it will get -- I'm here to tell you that is PURE BULLSHIT, and I give you the articles and financial analysis to disprove such LIES.
You should be glad that I spend the time doing the research, If you would have taken the time to read it, you would be a lot richer today because you would have exited the losing trade on Nike at $52 when I first arrived.