You profited based on the slick sales ability of a guy who was obviously an Oakland-style (there's no "there" there) manager this time around. Congrats.
Why a stock succeeds is not always based on profitability. You sold in time, but when a stock goes from the low 20s to 12 something, a lot of other believers who bought his line (and yours too) lost a lot of money.
Sentiment: Strong Sell
" I read the contracts and followed the court proceedings...." etc., etc.
Holding on to any opinion too long is like holding your pee too long. It results in kidney stones, UTI, bladder infection, kidney infection and even breaking out (toxins are kept in your skin by holding in your urine and your body will find way to try to get rid of them).
I worry about you, my friend. Relieve yourself and move on.
4Licensing seems to be missing the boat on this. How hard could a redesign be? They should have had something out on the market for the beginning of baseball season. A huge opportunity missed.
Securities fraud---any fraud---is very difficult to prove without evidence that's tighter than a crab's #$%$. Emails; conversations with more than one witness; damning official board minutes; wiretaps---all these things are difficult to come by. Smart fraudsters do business on a wink and a handshake; there's no hard evidence trail. There are only suppositions and circumstantial scenarios. Deek did a great job originally of reading the tealeaves, but in a court of law, tea leaf evidence just doesn't cut it.
"Can NextRadio app help make radio relevant for a digital audience?"
No doubt responsible for the uptick so far today. And if NextRadio *is* the answer, this stock's gonna double toute suite.
Sentiment: Strong Buy
Purpose and focus don't come from some kind of mysterious character strength, but from facts in the real world. Like fact 1: RSO's dividend has been cut 20% this year. Fact 2: RSO has lost 38% of it's value over the last two years. Fact3: The beta here is .92. Whatever it's doing is happening very slowly and painfully. These are not good signs.
Sentiment: Strong Sell
Good question. My devil theory is that somehow or other, computer trading is to blame. Flash crash in reverse. Either that or LTF is dumping his HTCH in favor of those booming gold or coal stocks he's touting. :)
Does anyone have information or know whether there are any game-changing improvements in the offing for computers or laptops? By that I mean the kind of change that would cause desktop/laptop owners to trade up? Touch screens were the last big leap forward---but what's coming down the pike?
bh880--are you short? Else why be here? You do have a case if you believe HTCH has pulled our leg these last few years. Like dugmalus though, I believe they're straight shooters.
Don't get too carried away. LTF has shared a good deal of knowledge and many of us thank him for his insights, but he's not stupid. His holdings can be large enough to move the market--a plus when he buys in for those of us who sometimes follow him, but he plays it close to the vest when he wants/needs to sell. Can't blame him for that but be careful not to hold on to something when his choices hit their upside high or encounter unexpected bad news. CLGRF ain't one of those that hit a high point yet.
That said, I have to believe HTCH management saw the handwriting on the wall and deftly hedged with Plan B and its OIS possibilities. That took foresight--they had seen what smartphones were doing to computer sales. And this was already knowable back in October when HTCH hit 4.70.
Why do I think our friend LTF saw the same thing and has lightened up here? Just a guess. With 20:20 hindsight I can wish I'd lightened up myself. And gotta give the devil (Deek?) his due. :)
I thought you were going to take the angle that these body cameras would need OIS to be more effective.