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investmenttankerblogspot 73 posts  |  Last Activity: Jan 26, 2015 7:26 PM Member since: Sep 5, 2012
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    Today's Volume and Days to Cover

    by tj612806 Jan 26, 2015 4:40 PM
    investmenttankerblogspot investmenttankerblogspot Jan 26, 2015 7:26 PM Flag

    you don't appreciate the intricacy of being both long and short a huge number of shares. The long/short hedge fund strategy has been identified as in play for years...and yes its illegal.

    Sentiment: Strong Buy

  • Reply to

    Late covering

    by biffonsabbatical Jan 26, 2015 3:36 PM
    investmenttankerblogspot investmenttankerblogspot Jan 26, 2015 4:11 PM Flag

    yes lets blame the weatherman for the rain...

    Sentiment: Strong Buy

  • Reply to

    I'm at a loss for words

    by tbk4200 Jan 26, 2015 3:05 PM
    investmenttankerblogspot investmenttankerblogspot Jan 26, 2015 3:46 PM Flag

    we know this stock has been beholden to a long/short hedge fund... not just traditional "short sellers" with only 1 tool in their box. The long/short has 2 tools...long stock to sell to break upward momentum ...

    Sentiment: Strong Buy

  • Reply to

    I'm at a loss for words

    by tbk4200 Jan 26, 2015 3:05 PM
    investmenttankerblogspot investmenttankerblogspot Jan 26, 2015 3:44 PM Flag

    that said... if the long/short fund is exiting the oled game.. today's activity may really not be that unexpected. (they would sell a big long position and cover a big short position). They have to create more momentum from their long sales (or their buddy market maker if that is indeed how they operate). One can only hope that after a day like this we would see the net short drop from ~9 million to ~6 million. Accounting for some of today's activity to not be related to short covering...

    Sentiment: Strong Buy

  • Reply to

    I'm at a loss for words

    by tbk4200 Jan 26, 2015 3:05 PM
    investmenttankerblogspot investmenttankerblogspot Jan 26, 2015 3:41 PM Flag

    Well something is rotten. But suppressing this momentum either took absolutely huge sell orders by the long side of the short/long hedge fund (upon which they have a major decision - either buy more long back below where they sold it to further play their games... or cover their shorts at lower prices than otherwise would have existed had they not sold out their long side of their long/short position) or we had market makers using their unlimited liquidity powers to provide stock that doesn't exist to meet the demands of new buyers. Given some of their bias (negative) its entirely possible that a negatively biased market maker may choose to play their all powerful games by providing that liquidity by creating shares out of then air to sell into the demand hoping that they can buy the stock back at lower prices later)... I HATE this market making power and we seem powerless to stop it as long as the SEC isn't on to this game as a form of stock fraud/manipulation. Its highly doubtful given that there wasn't much price run up ahead of the news that this was an insider buy and sell on the news situation, any long term fund selling on this news should be shot. So tis back to the rotten thesis. The long/short technique is illegal and has been documented on various long/short anti-hitman (Asensio exposed) web searches...so we know that long/short thing could be at play... What is the burning question in my mind is whether or not we are facing the Sith Lord of Sith Lords... a corrupted market maker with powers beyond imagination (the printing press to create supply of OLED out of thin air).

    Sentiment: Strong Buy

  • investmenttankerblogspot investmenttankerblogspot Jan 26, 2015 12:54 PM Flag

    Notice last time in August of 2011 ...the price seemed to have anticipated the news...this time a "surprise" ..nice to see less evidence of insider trading this time.

    Sentiment: Strong Buy

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    naked shorts? - failed to deliver data

    by _2greedy Jan 26, 2015 11:37 AM
    investmenttankerblogspot investmenttankerblogspot Jan 26, 2015 12:47 PM Flag

    Does FINRA disclose market making naked shorting in its FTD data? I doubt it.

    Sentiment: Strong Buy

  • investmenttankerblogspot by investmenttankerblogspot Jan 26, 2015 12:38 PM Flag

    Given that OLED short sellers consist of :
    biased analysts
    long/short hedge funds
    media shills
    and "affiliated" market makers ?

    We should expect a biased analyst to play down the news.
    We should expect a long/short fund to sell its long shares before covering its short (or if they decide to stay in the game they will buy more stock at the bottom instead of covering short)
    We should expect the media shills to downplay the positive (or simply say nothing) and voice any negatives
    We should expect a biased affiliated market maker to use unlimited market making power to supply stock that can't be borrowed (located via securities lending) to stop a positive trend in its tracks. shifting a traditional market maker from neutral to biased short is beyond apprehensive. IMHO being a biased market maker with unlimited short selling ability (naked shorting) is pure evil.

    but if the game is up... that is FUD erased by a 2022 agreement...what next for this miscreant crowd.
    The road to unwinding 9 million shares is not likely to be a straight line...and if they really do have market maker help...we are in for a bumpy ride.

    Sentiment: Strong Buy

  • investmenttankerblogspot investmenttankerblogspot Jan 26, 2015 12:08 PM Flag

    JC owes someone a favor and can't touch OLED. As long as their are 9 million shares short its likely his favor is still outstanding. Sad. Very Sad. OLED should have become JC and HG's Dan Dorfman moment ...oh how CNBC's integrity has faded into the horizon.

    Sentiment: Strong Buy

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    Dell Venue 8 Review (AMOLED screen)

    by dwb32852 Jan 6, 2015 1:10 PM
    investmenttankerblogspot investmenttankerblogspot Jan 7, 2015 12:07 PM Flag

    I have been so wishing for a gaming laptop oled screen for years. Given Nvidia's recent advancements in the 970m and 980m I really wish the screens were here now...

    Sentiment: Strong Buy

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    LG to sell QD UHD TV's in 2015

    by blackoutbuzz Dec 15, 2014 9:57 PM
    investmenttankerblogspot investmenttankerblogspot Dec 16, 2014 10:33 AM Flag

    um.. you might have that backwards... you might have meant lcd backlight with qd color filters... ie "lipstick on a pig".

    Sentiment: Strong Buy

  • investmenttankerblogspot investmenttankerblogspot Dec 3, 2014 11:39 AM Flag

    Value Electronics
    35 Popham Rd, Scarsdale, NY 10583
    914-723-3344
    On their website they confirmed Dec 8th as the first allocation:
    "1st allocation confirmed shipping week of 12/8" this is for the 65 inch version.
    Its unclear exactly when in Dec the 77" TV will arrive.
    Its also unclear what the size of their first allocation will be...

    Given that its only a few days from now I suspect that is a rather firm announcement...

    Sentiment: Strong Buy

  • investmenttankerblogspot investmenttankerblogspot Nov 21, 2014 2:25 PM Flag

    last note : "This was a red carpet affair complete with nice food."

    Sentiment: Strong Buy

  • investmenttankerblogspot investmenttankerblogspot Nov 21, 2014 2:21 PM Flag

    Part 2: Bernster2001 from AVS forum
    "The representative indicated that there are now 4 custom setting possibilities in ISF mode.

    Overall the picture was an absolute WOW! The blacks are absolutely black because the pixels turn off and you are just looking at a black screen wherever there is black to be shown. Gradations of black were also good. My wife was very impressed and would like to own the 77 inch display. Of course, so would everybody else. I have a relative who told me a long time ago that I should not want to be a pioneer because pioneers get scalped. Think about the old Westerns. With that in mind I am going to wait until I go to CES and see what is going on with the 2015 innovations in 4K. I am also going to wait until I see some user reviews."

    Sentiment: Strong Buy

  • investmenttankerblogspot investmenttankerblogspot Nov 21, 2014 2:20 PM Flag

    well bernster2001 attended and here is his reposted report from AVS forum:
    Here is my report on the demo of the new LG 4K OLEDs. I was able to speak to 2 LG reps at length, one of whom was very technically oriented. Please note that I am not a tech wizard when it comes to televisions. Some of the questions posted by forum members were above my pay grade. So if I get something wrong, please do not flame me. Unfortunately, the displays were set to the vivid mode and the demo was compressed. In spite of that, the picture was spectacular.

    It was pointed out to me that the 65 and 77 inch displays were prototypes which are not production models. They indicated that the 65's would start being delivered in the mid to end of December and the 77's possibly in January. They are just ramping up production.

    I noticed the curve to not be distracting. I did not see any geometric distortion. They will be coming out with a flatscreen 65 inch model at the end of the year.

    I asked about burn in. One rep said there was a white wash feature. The other rep said that if it was an issue, one should unplug the set and wait 5 minutes and this will drain the pixels. Not quite sure I understand how that works.

    I asked about upgradability. I like the idea of the Samsung evolution box. The response I got was LG waited much later in 2014 to bring out their 4K sets as they wanted to future proof them as much as possible. Some of the 4K sets have 10 or even 12 bit color he pointed out. Of course they have HDMI 2.0 and HEVC. The rep said that the tuners support HEVC signals. I believe these displays are HDCP 2 .2 compatible. There is no evolution box and really probably no path to upgrade except for webOS. I do not know what is on the horizon that would cause the sets to become outdated.

    The rep thought the DirecTV exclusive with Samsung would only last from 3 to 6 months maximum.

    I was advised there was no lifespan issue for the pixels including the blue pixel issue. Continued.

    Sentiment: Strong Buy

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    criminal manipulators at work again.

    by hajosy Nov 18, 2014 6:24 PM
    investmenttankerblogspot investmenttankerblogspot Nov 20, 2014 6:31 PM Flag

    I was not wrong, I've placed over 25,000 trades in my lifetime and I can assure you that you can place an above market limit (for a buy) or a below market limit (for a sell) to effectively block any disaster that might occur from a fast market or avoid some of the high frequency trading hijinks of these days. It doesn't matter how sophisticated the markets are these days if the market makers back away they can leave the "best" bid at a penny just like the flash crash and you know darn well what I'm talking about.
    Again ask yourself the basic question, are you willing to sell for nothing? Yes .. then by all means go for it and place your order to sell at "the market" flip the question do you have enough money to pay any price fine use a market order on the buy...the market can not protect you from fast markets, it will not protect you from crocked market makers that all vanish in an instant leaving you dangling. The market will not protect you from delayed information in a hot ipo situation ...etc.
    Nothing has changed.

    Bid 99.95 Ask 100.00
    If Sell Limit 99.94 (below market limit)
    If buy limit 100.01 (above market limit)
    You can change the above examples to whatever you are willing to tolerate but again NEVER USE A $#%@# MARKET ORDER
    its close enough to the market that the trade will likely go through at the quoted bid/ask (accept of course for today's high frequency trading firms front running)...
    frankly given the far higher likelihood these days of these HFT skimmers its more important than ever to restrict their ability to front run you buy using close to the bid/ask limits and restrict their ability to scam you.

    Sentiment: Strong Buy

  • investmenttankerblogspot by investmenttankerblogspot Nov 20, 2014 5:05 PM Flag

    Per AVS Forum posting by bernster2001 : LG OLED demonstration, will be tonight at the Brandsmart USA North Miami store around 7 PM.

    Do we have any Miami OLED FANS?

    Sentiment: Strong Buy

  • Reply to

    criminal manipulators at work again.

    by hajosy Nov 18, 2014 6:24 PM
    investmenttankerblogspot investmenttankerblogspot Nov 20, 2014 1:55 PM Flag

    I would echo everyone's comments on how the AH market works (basically no major market protections are in place)... that said when someone says "manipulation"...imagine being able to act as the "stupid party" placing 400 shares on sale at a stupid price and then at the same time acting as the smart party through another brokerage firm and taking the other side of the "stupid price"... to control the appearance of market movement in the AH... the thinner the market the more easily this can be done ...but to what end? I might have to side with the idea it was merely a really stupid investor/trader who didn't know how to set appropriate limit prices while placing their order..... now if it was paired with a fake news story and major shill on CNBC or Barrons then I would go back to the manipulation story as being viable. The context has to be considered carefully before concluding it was the actions of manipulators vs just ignorant investors. Remember no matter what market you are in you always have a limit price... (Imagine a broker asking you are you willing to sell the stock for 0 - NO, are you willing to buy the stock for infinite $ - NO, that means you have a limit price and you need to resolve what that price is and USE IT in your trading no matter what market you trade in.... A market order is just stupid, and just because you have to use a limit price doesn't mean you know what you are doing when you set it...

    Sentiment: Strong Buy

  • Reply to

    CC Discussion of Blue

    by troper050352 Nov 8, 2014 10:21 AM
    investmenttankerblogspot investmenttankerblogspot Nov 8, 2014 11:11 PM Flag

    well except that we now have one company saying they are building a working fusion reactor...Lockheed Martin... they say they already built a small one and will proceed building a bigger one. So sure its a lot like it. :)

    Sentiment: Strong Buy

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    Best Buy scouting report

    by biffonsabbatical Nov 6, 2014 6:40 PM
    investmenttankerblogspot investmenttankerblogspot Nov 8, 2014 11:06 PM Flag

    Another scout report: St. Louis warehouse has 15 LG 9300C in stock. They do sell some. All 4 Best Buy reps though seemed way more interested in the upcoming 4k oled screen for 10k than the 1080p for 3.5k in terms of sales potential (interesting to say the least). Apparently their high end customers are demanding 4k so I guess that makes sense. Apparently they are pushing a Sony 4k media server thingy along with Netflix for 4k (I didn't even realize they were streaming 4k (more $/month though). They seemed to think that the 4k oled from LG wasn't going to arrive in the next 4 weeks but maybe before Super Bowl.
    That said the Best Buy Magnolia rep blathered on about some problem with a blue subpixel on the oled...frankly he was rattling on about RGB pixels and I was like .."no its woled with filters". Frankly I think the rep was in over his head on that one... so one of the oled tv's they had at some point in the past would display a black spot on the blue screens if the blue "subpixel" had a problem. This does NOT sound like a woled LG TV. Also he didn't like the sound from the speakers on the original 9300A but he did say they fire sold them around 2.5k when the 9300C's arrived so Micro Centers 2k doesn't seem so bad even in fire sale terms.
    He mentioned that some blue rays were expected soon in 4k and that many new films were being shot in 4k ... I generally think its a little early for 4k media but Netflix does sound interesting to keep an eye on. He did say you would need about 25-35 mbps to stream 4k on Netflix but that it was compressed...sounded like the Sony 4k server didn't use compression (or at least as much compression).
    Bottom line is that there was some good information and some well potentially outright wrong info provided.

    Sentiment: Strong Buy

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