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ggray1956 537 posts  |  Last Activity: 13 hours ago Member since: Sep 19, 2007
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    TVIX vs RAD

    by popsicledew Jul 11, 2014 9:14 AM
    ggray1956 ggray1956 Jul 11, 2014 9:25 AM Flag

    You cannot compare TVIX with RAD. Its like a very fresh apple verses a rotten banana. RAD is actually a success story. This baby was days from bankruptcy when unexpected funds and a new CEO turned this company around. I sold around 5 bucks so I cannot speak for how its done lately, but it appears like its new store layouts have brought people in, because this baby is over 7 bucks now, What I will tell you is it could go back down below 2 bucks if our economy takes a do do!!!

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    What you think you just got???

    by ggray1956 Jul 11, 2014 8:56 AM
    ggray1956 ggray1956 Jul 11, 2014 9:02 AM Flag

    Don't get me wrong though...If WW3 breaks open tomorrow....I AM ALL IN!!! Time is what's going to kill LONGS!!!

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    What you think you just got???

    by ggray1956 Jul 11, 2014 8:56 AM
    ggray1956 ggray1956 Jul 11, 2014 9:00 AM Flag

    These little bumps higher are analyst driven and will happen from time to time to try to bring in more clients on its way to insolvency. I hope I am wrong for LONG's sake!!!

  • What longs have made since Monday will be gone today...If there nice it may not take until Monday!!! Do not let them suck you in...Take you $$$ and run!!!

  • ggray1956 ggray1956 Jul 11, 2014 8:52 AM Flag

    The only people making money are the people shorting these short postions in which any avenue they take. The Billionaire Boys Club are the only buys that can (1) short something consistently because they can control the trading process...That secret again is called....BIG MONEY!!!...

  • ggray1956 ggray1956 Jul 11, 2014 8:05 AM Flag

    Straight from the top line of a yahoo and google search ***VelocityShares' Daily Inverse VIX Short ... Includes: SVXY, TVIX, UVXY. Its a 2X Inverse turd pile. Does it work exactly the same as SVXY and UVXY... certainly not!!... with the exception that they are HORRIBLE investments to hedge the market.

  • You cannot get more manipulated then this. They were all "UP" earlier, and Gold and Silver are still u, yet the stocks have crashed with no real reason. We live in a time where markets are massively corrupt!!!

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    Just another #$%$ loser!!!

    by ggray1956 Jul 10, 2014 3:39 PM
    ggray1956 ggray1956 Jul 10, 2014 3:44 PM Flag

    PPP is not the only spit talkers in the group. These MIners talk big about there operations reports, yet make it only a few inches higher on very good days, yet they fall a mile on a bad !!! PM MIners and VIX inverse funds and notes are as pathetic investments you can get in.

  • Just another PM miner that talks out of the side of there month. Down 15 cents and Gold and Silver are up considerable!!! Oh...There is nothing shaky in this manipulated trash pile!!!

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    I think I know what happened today???

    by ggray1956 Jul 10, 2014 3:13 PM
    ggray1956 ggray1956 Jul 10, 2014 3:28 PM Flag

    Motley Fool...Only 5-7 million dollars and we should be back in the saddle again. That's just a drop in the bucket for you guys...Good Luck!!!

  • Motley Fool, Get your check books out and start buying SWIR stock like you asked your subsribers to do. Show us you can put your money where your month is and quite making your subscribers the pawns!!! I believe "YOU CAN DO IT!!!"

  • The "Brinks Trucks" from Washington carrying the QE-3 (49 billion) for this month may have been stopped in transit. The Chinese minimum amount had to be re-audited before the trucks could finish their trek to Wall Street where it is then sprinckled over many asset classes so it will look like business as usual. I had that dream last night!!! The unreal part of the dream was that there was any money left after China got there part.

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  • Reply to

    Did "Shorts" run out of funding???

    by ggray1956 Jul 10, 2014 2:37 PM
    ggray1956 ggray1956 Jul 10, 2014 2:41 PM Flag

    Go pick on BP...They polluted the Gulf waters, and BP's PE is 11 and VLO is only 8. You can make more money shorting BP...UNLESS YOU ARE SCARED!!! R U SCARED OF THE REDCOATS???

  • Could be a very nice squeeze near close!!!

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    by energy_buzz Jul 10, 2014 11:25 AM
    ggray1956 ggray1956 Jul 10, 2014 2:33 PM Flag

    Which One???

  • ggray1956 ggray1956 Jul 10, 2014 1:00 PM Flag

    I take your concern VERY..lightly. Everyone that buys TVIX probably has no idea at the time how bad it really is from an investment perspective. What they are thinking is the rice paper is a little damp, and we all know what happens then?...I bought a short term lottery ticket on Monday, and will probably dump this trash before the week is out. I think..the only time this note ever goes up is when volume increases probably due to new clients coming online, thanks to all the non-ethical FA's that would push this product as a safe leverage product. I think these types of investments do need a large "RED" blinking warning attached to every transaction.

  • In my 30+ years in the stock market, I have never seen anything like VIX Inverse notes. Even the junk bond days never tried to take every dime you had in an investment product with the exception of certain junk bonds. At least junk bonds paid you an interest rate before you got screwed. I am sure there are plenty of derivatives packaged to look like they are something they are not, but even then you know by the product name and by its complexity. VIX Inverse Notes (for me) are the most deceiving and despicable products on the market today that I have been associated with. In my opinion, it’s the only product that specifically tells that it invests in a way that can be no further from the truth as most logically know it. The Index of volatility known as the “VIX” is everything, BUT a true volatility index. The reason why it does not follow true volatility is obvious…The futures and options market is controlled by big money. People are told to invest in these VIX Inverse funds to leverage a possible down turn in the market, yet the leverage component in these funds or notes are controlled by the opposite entity. By rolling over short turn notes and controlling the VIX index is virtually guaranteed money for longs. Volume has a lot to do with it also. If something really horrible happened the notes would actually make money because the note costs and price would be exceeded greatly and the same money being used to work against you would now be on your side. Without something really devastating like WW3, I believe this note will eventually become insolvent, because it is currently controllable. That’s why you always hear the phrase “The Rich keep getting Richer”. From a pure integrity standpoint, I believe these products should only be sold in the same frame of mind as a lottery ticket. Good Luck everyone!!!

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    Off Balance Sheet figures???

    by ggray1956 Jul 10, 2014 10:44 AM
    ggray1956 ggray1956 Jul 10, 2014 10:57 AM Flag

    It seems lately that very high generic figures are being posted to many assets. Remember when the rating agencies were giving AAA rating to suffering investments. Some were no better then Junk Bonds, yet they were tagged with highly investment grade tags. Isn't that why the housing market crashed? It looks like the value of most assets are valued well above market value. Maybe that's why inventory is so high in a lot of companies. Are we ever going to get back to normal fair value accounting system? I would bet that 9 out of 10 people's NAV's is not anywhere near liquidation prices. Just a thought...Have a great day!!!

  • I cannot see this type of business generating this type of revenue and profits using normal economic measures. I think there are many assets over valued to make the balance sheet appear to be much better then it really is. What happened to fair value accounting. I would like to see all the off balance transactions that affect its overall net worth.

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