The practice of taunting people who have just watched the final curtain fall on The Dream lacks class. Please refrain from this self congratulatory behavior, or at least do it offline. This is not a time for "I told you so" even if you did "tell them so." What good can come from such nonsense?
If the misfortune of others causes you this much pleasure, then there are by far bigger issues for you to consider. You may want to begin this process immediately.
The liquidation is quite unfortunate and I wish The Longs good luck and big profits in your next trade. This experience will make you better at this in the future if you will not dwell on the second guessing but remember every decision you made and why you made it.
As for those who lost money today, do not blame short sellers, bashers, Salinas, or anyone else for the loss. Blame nobody, get past that right now and start committing as much of what happend to memory for future use. Remember not only what you were thinking when you made your decisions but also what you were FEELING when you made them. Understanding the relationship between your thoughts and feelings with regard to your trading behavior is as important as being able to read a 10-Q or a chart. Feelings can cause irrational distortions to your thoughts, and being aware of how you are personaly affected by this will be quite beneficial to future decision making.
Sorry but I just cant help it I sold around Nov and bought AOG stock instead. Why Salinas bought and signed a no disclosure policy which is very suspicious for me. Second our economy is really down retails are off 75 to 80%. Its not to late folks you can re invest at AOG and possibly get your money back. (Invest at your own risk: This is not a finacial advise)
Nice post!, I agree..... I own thousands of shares and oh well. Lucky I have a great job and steady income along with a steady 401K (kinda :) ). I feel for those as well who lost stock and more importantly their jobs. Who knows, maybe something might change. If not time to move on. One last thing, about the bashers, I told you so folks.... remember it could have been you. What goes around comes around. For those who made money.....good for you!
Not when there are all sorts of hopeless trash companies with slimey grifter management out there.
My biggest mistake in the last fifteen years was shorting Paypal and three of my largest "expired worthless" positions came in that same year.
Finding real companies with real upside is indeed a challenge right now and our equity markets are structured so that they can't suport much more than a 10-15 percent overall shortselling component too.