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habbas3000 29 posts  |  Last Activity: Apr 19, 2015 5:41 PM Member since: Dec 14, 2004
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    Interesting new posters...

    by mike2915 Apr 18, 2015 7:28 PM
    habbas3000 habbas3000 Apr 19, 2015 5:41 PM Flag

    Do you really find them interesting, Mike (My browser has a sarcasm blocker to go along with the pop up blocker.)

    They look like the same old crowd, but with new names so they don't have to answer for the poor quality of their old posts (which time has proven to be utterly fallacious.)

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    by ronsaunders Apr 18, 2015 5:00 PM
    habbas3000 habbas3000 Apr 19, 2015 5:36 PM Flag

    What I can't wait for is BX to rename the Sears tower (I refuse to call is "Willis") to "Blackstone Tower". The symbolism and name recognition would be worth a pretty penny.

    Maybe SS can buyout the naming rights from Willis sometime when they want to make their quarterly earnings.

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    by arbitragem Feb 6, 2015 11:18 AM
    habbas3000 habbas3000 Apr 16, 2015 7:50 AM Flag

    Well jk (I'll just go ahead and call you "arbi" from now on, unless you are going to present some pretty compelling reason why your first ever post needed to be one to defend a complete stranger), by your post here you implied that you had some sort of ability that was beyond most. I've had lots of target prices to buy different stocks, but unless someone asked me, I never posted them on a yahoo BB because the price I would claim to buy at should irrelevant to a complete stranger unless it was accompanied by some sort of analysis. (By the way, since you want to use it, charting is NOT analysis, as I will discuss shortly.)

    No, you wanted us to see how clever you were, even posting some dumb chartist statistic. (Here's one for you; we're all alive until the day we die so perhaps induction isn't the best form of reasoning.)

    You wanted us to see how clever you were, with the implication being that you should be listened to. You even told us to "watch and see". Well we watched and we saw that you were wrong. You're not clever. Don't bother trying to tell us that you are under any alias.

  • I hope you got out. If you are still here, I'd be interested to hear your thoughts.

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    HLT making new HIGHS today

    by sam_0534 Apr 8, 2015 10:40 AM
    habbas3000 habbas3000 Apr 11, 2015 7:32 AM Flag

    You are correct, Senor Limpio; despite the beliefs of some "long term" members of this board (as well as some short terms trolls), owning shares of BX does not mean that BX manages that money for you. Rather, BX is in the business of managing the money of their fund investors, who are the owners of the HLT shares.

    I suppose it is possible that BX owns some HLT shares directly, but the main way that we, as shareholders, benefit from the run up in HLT price is that BX gets a percentage fee of assets under management (typically 2%) and a share of the profits (typically 20%.)

    If you want to have BX manage your money you need to have a lot of it; if you have enough, they will find you. Frankly, based on the oft-told principle that the people that got rich in the gold rush were not the minors but the people who sold supplies to the minors, I prefer to own BX stock.

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    What is the market cap of this co

    by junglejim888 Apr 1, 2015 3:22 PM
    habbas3000 habbas3000 Apr 3, 2015 5:33 AM Flag

    Sandy, you usually make good, well thought out posts. Unfortunately, you didn't here, because you made the mistake I warned about - you just use yahoo to get your numbers. Yahoo doesn't have employees to do all the work required to get the numbers right, they just computer programs to capture numbers off of filings.

    Try using the fully diluted number of shares and see what answer you get.

    Don't think that's the right way to do it? Do you know what a D&O lawsuit is (because Blackstone would have one if they so hugely misrepresent their market cap)?

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    Mr liuj89 wrote, on the VSLR board

    by fishart4 Apr 2, 2015 4:44 AM
    habbas3000 habbas3000 Apr 2, 2015 6:47 AM Flag

    It's pretty clear that he's a troll, don't you think? He has no interest in an actual discussion about any stock, which makes me think that he just wants to see if he can get some attention.

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    What is the market cap of this co

    by junglejim888 Apr 1, 2015 3:22 PM
    habbas3000 habbas3000 Apr 1, 2015 9:16 PM Flag

    Yahoo is good for lots of things, but it's not good for financial information. I would never use Yahoo.

    To think of it another way, if the market cap shown on Yahoo is incorrect then, well it's worth everything you paid for it. If the market cap on the BX site is incorrect then they have a hideous D&O suit on their hands. Thinking of it this way makes it clear to me who has a stronger motivation to be accurate.

  • habbas3000 by habbas3000 Mar 30, 2015 6:39 AM Flag

    Can't wait to see the investments BX makes in the oil patch. I will guess that we will have to wait a few years before BX can cash out, but the strategy is sound and I can be patient.

    Has anyone heard of any potential targets?

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    by liuj89 Mar 20, 2015 8:41 PM
    habbas3000 habbas3000 Mar 23, 2015 5:45 AM Flag

    In other words, you are incapable of rational discussion about this (or any other) stock and, having nothing better to do with your time, you troll internet message boards with rude messages hoping to get the attention your father wouldn't give you.

    That being the case, I'll put you (and your other aliases) on ignore, just as your father did.

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    by liuj89 Mar 20, 2015 8:41 PM
    habbas3000 habbas3000 Mar 22, 2015 4:00 PM Flag

    Notice #1 to msong753 (aka liuj89) - there's a new invention; it's called a "paragraph". Try using them sometime.

    #2 - it's "predict", not "predicate".

    #3 - it's "others", not "other".

    #4 - "sediment" is what's on the bottom of a body of water. You mean "sentiment".

    Was/is the garbage picker your supervisor? Your thoughts are so very feeble, and command of the language so poor, that I can't imagine you doing anything more mentally challenging.

    If the sentiment(!) on this board bothers you, then I suggest that you simply don't read it.

    If you have something interesting/valuable to say about this company, like about the business model, or how it should be priced, then do share it. Just saying "be careful" has no interest/value to anyone here.

  • Reply to

    fomc reversal here

    by sandy.criscione Mar 18, 2015 2:38 PM
    habbas3000 habbas3000 Mar 19, 2015 6:48 PM Flag

    In fairness to the Fed, Sandy, their every word is parsed and analysed so closely that they can't be blamed for leaving themselves ample wiggle room.

  • Reply to

    Amazing this stock keeps climbing

    by liuj89 Mar 16, 2015 7:44 PM
    habbas3000 habbas3000 Mar 17, 2015 5:57 PM Flag

    Sure you shorted in 2007, sonny; everybody did. Heck, I shorted a million shares at the close last night (after being long a million shares until lunch time yesterday) and covered at lunch time today.

    Everybody on yahoo always made great trades in the past. It's the unusual soul who tells us IN REAL TIME when they go short so we can see how they do without the rose colored glasses.

    When you are ready to say you are going short, then your post will be interesting. Until then, you're just another pube sitting in his mom's basement.

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    Amazing this stock keeps climbing

    by liuj89 Mar 16, 2015 7:44 PM
    habbas3000 habbas3000 Mar 17, 2015 6:30 AM Flag

    He obviously also didn't notice the rest of the market crashing at the same time.

    His inability to put facts into context amply demonstrate why his opinions should be ignored.

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    need to check confusing information..

    by sam_0534 Mar 14, 2015 1:08 PM
    habbas3000 habbas3000 Mar 15, 2015 4:45 PM Flag

    Yahoo is good for lots of things, but yahoo finance is a poor source for financial information.

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    Schwartzman "wants to hire nice people"

    by banker_crimes Mar 5, 2015 8:18 AM
    habbas3000 habbas3000 Mar 5, 2015 11:31 AM Flag

    Well, with that attitude, he's not going to hire you (if that is what you are wondering.)

  • habbas3000 habbas3000 Mar 4, 2015 3:30 PM Flag

    I sincerely doubt brainy is any good at thinking.

  • habbas3000 habbas3000 Mar 4, 2015 2:07 PM Flag

    Then don't buy the stock.

  • Reply to

    BO the Failure Kills More Jobs

    by risjuda Feb 24, 2015 5:40 PM
    habbas3000 habbas3000 Feb 24, 2015 8:01 PM Flag

    Just think; Hillary is next for you peasants!


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    Cramer still likes it :)

    by sam_0534 Feb 24, 2015 10:02 AM
    habbas3000 habbas3000 Feb 24, 2015 7:49 PM Flag

    In case you haven't noticed, Cramer isn't very reliable. A while back a newspaper dubbed him "The 47% kid" because that's how often he was right.

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