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ggray1956 590 posts  |  Last Activity: Feb 27, 2015 4:37 PM Member since: Sep 19, 2007
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    WW3 is the only thing!!!

    by ggray1956 Feb 18, 2015 2:07 PM
    ggray1956 ggray1956 Feb 18, 2015 4:42 PM Flag

    That is a valid point. I have been saying this for a while now. If it does run the other way, will they have the funds... or be "Solvent" to pay longs as they cash out!!! Most people do not understand that Insurance companies and Foreign Banks may default first or become insolvent during a really bad crash, WW, or combination of both.

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    WW3 is the only thing!!!

    by ggray1956 Feb 18, 2015 2:07 PM
    ggray1956 ggray1956 Feb 18, 2015 4:37 PM Flag

    Ok,you have made your point...You know another language. Now can you please tell me in English what your are saying. I forgot my CIA language decoder ring!!!

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    What caused 2% drop?

    by accorn34 Feb 18, 2015 3:38 PM
    ggray1956 ggray1956 Feb 18, 2015 3:55 PM Flag

    All but 1 thing and that one thing was an update to the FED minutes by an economist on interest rates... see above.

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    What caused 2% drop?

    by accorn34 Feb 18, 2015 3:38 PM
    ggray1956 ggray1956 Feb 18, 2015 3:53 PM Flag

    9 out of 10 things the FED said should have helped TVIX longs, yet one item did not. Interest rates. Some idiot economist reported that there is only a 53% chance they will raise rates by September instead of 66%. It should tell you the BS on interest rates. They will "NEVER" raise interest rates, because it will crash the bond and stock market both. 700 trillion in derivatives would explode!!! If I could bet on it I would go "All In" that they do not raise rates "Ever" or until the market crashes for some other reason like WW3.

  • ggray1956 by ggray1956 Feb 18, 2015 3:35 PM Flag

    The $100 bill!!! Remember when that meant something?...We used to be able to make a $100 bucks last all week. We could eat out "ALL" week long... We could fill our cars or trucks up with fuel...We still had money left at the end of the week to go out on the town!!!...Not anymore...$100 is gone by Tuesday and that's being conservative. Now that we have 7 plus trillion added to the money supply, soon it may only get us through one isle at the grocery store if were lucky. None of this has happened yet, because the dollar is still strong. That could all change overnight. If this talk about a one World currency comes true, hyper-inflation could destroy our way of life. Just like the FED meeting today...nothing is what it appears to be. Anyone that knows the game, knows that they can "Never" raise interest rates, without causing a massive crash due to the money flow that is currently in existence.

  • ggray1956 ggray1956 Feb 18, 2015 2:36 PM Flag

    Why are you here then? I agree that just about anything else is better, yet things have happened that should have moved it up. This note has turned into hedge only to the criminals that sell them. Its a hedge to there bank accounts. TVIX should have the same warnings a lottery ticket has.

  • My God folks, if those FED minutes can't get this thing going only raising rates or WW3 will move this worthless VIX Inverse Index note. Twenty years ago this would have never been sold to the public. Even though its not an outright FRAUD, its everything integrity is not about!!! The people selling these notes as hedges are sub-par animals in my book!!!

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    This global warming is killing me!

    by big_hairy_hillary Feb 9, 2015 4:24 PM
    ggray1956 ggray1956 Feb 18, 2015 1:54 PM Flag

    Dude…Do you know how weather works? The progression of global warming's attributes are more snow in areas like the upper Northeast and Northwest. Did you know that snow, is a sign of warmer than normal cold weather. Snow turns into ice when it gets REALLY COLD!!! Take a meteorological course or study how 6o% of the glaciers and shelfs near the poles are currently melting at a record pace. Reading is fundamental...

  • They just released a report of their total cost per ounce. Its cost is $740 ounce. So worse case scenerio it makes $460 an ounce and they reported over a 1.4 million ounces of Gold alone. At a cost of $740 an ounce. $1200-$740=$460 an ounce profit. That's $664,000,000 (664 million) and that's just gold. I do not see any major pay down in debt, so where is the $299 million loss as of Q4 come from. These guys are pillaging and when they get caught they blame it on the country they are drilling in. Its pathetic. I want them to release a 5 year balance and operations concurrent report.

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    gold just broke below 1200

    by anshumansrivastava1294 Feb 18, 2015 11:23 AM
    ggray1956 ggray1956 Feb 18, 2015 1:12 PM Flag

    The question is why?...They made $$$ at 400 an ounce. This whole picture smells to high heaven. I believe its the most manipulated commodity on the face of the Earth. US and other countries cannot deal with high Gold prices. The Why?...should be evident!!!

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    Can somebody please explain?

    by smartinvesting2009 Feb 17, 2015 9:06 PM
    ggray1956 ggray1956 Feb 18, 2015 12:06 PM Flag

    In a nutshell its fixed by easy $$$. They have these future notes that constantly rollover on this fandango merry-go-round called candango. The futures contract are set to be unreachable unless the market gets hit by a hammer and the VIX hits the Moon. The VIX is part of the definition to suck in new clients in. Its meant to have you believe its VIX volatility, yet its really whatever they want in something called "Implied" volatility.Why the SEC let these pathetic notes be sold is still a mystery to most. Some think its just another tax. Buy a 100 shares and write if off in case WW3 starts then short this garbage for a return that's a lock.

  • If you calculate the mark-up on gold and silver componets in IPOD, IPHONES, and other hardware it would be worth there while to buy a small to medium miner like MUX. For 300 to 500 million they could buy a Miner with no debt. Then they could eventually convert to a manufacturer of their products.

  • ggray1956 ggray1956 Feb 18, 2015 11:04 AM Flag

    If a Miner was serious about keeping its shareholders, that's an excellent idea. Give a hard asset back like a DIV. Convert the DIV to a hard asset like Gold and Silver instead. If they are really Mining what they say they are it should not be a problem.

  • ggray1956 ggray1956 Feb 18, 2015 11:01 AM Flag

    If you look at there balance sheets, you wonder where is all the profit? I think there is some pillaging going on, because there is no way these Miners aren't making money. Especially the ones that have little or no debt.

  • It doesn't take much research to see that Alibaba is still a strong buy, especially at these levels. It trades at a minor premium and generates lots of revenue. Its last earnings report did not break any records, but going forward BABA should do very well.

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    SWIR message board

    by guod20042000 Feb 16, 2015 11:38 PM
    ggray1956 ggray1956 Feb 18, 2015 10:01 AM Flag

    Yahoo finance is a board for everyday traders, not FA analysts. Most of the comments made that obviously do not agree with you are most likely people shorting the stock. SWIR is a great company, but there are reasons why people short this stock and one of them is valuation. Most traded companies need long and short investors for a stock to make larger movements either up or down. In the long run, SWIR should be a great long play, yet shorts will always be there. Good Luck to everyone...Long or Short!!!

  • ggray1956 ggray1956 Feb 18, 2015 9:46 AM Flag

    Even with the VIX up again today, the selling suggest that the VIX movement higher does not affect TVIX trading. I cannot believe that the SEC lets financial organizations sell them. Its obviously a fixed instrument that does not follow true volatility and is subject to bogus set pricing.

  • The VIX is traded up just enough for TVIX traders to make a few bucks, yet its direction is still obviously "DOWN". Its sad that the VIX has risen over a buck yesterday and 2/3 of a buck this morning yet the note is trading flat.

  • ggray1956 by ggray1956 Feb 18, 2015 9:34 AM Flag

    SVLC appears healthy, but its being manipulated down like the rest of the PM commodities. Its sad that a well run Miner trades flat, and cannot create appreciation in their stock at these levels.

  • This Sheep is singing the BABA blues!!! Is it even a buy anymore? Come on Ma....talk to paw or should that be talk to the hoof...???

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