$98 million dollars worth of stocks. I can't figure out how many shares. You do the math.
I'm not saying this was the total problem with the loss of FB stock value.
It's only one point of interest to why FB is down.
He has a great deal of followers who will sell when he does.
For me, I've bought more the last two days.
As a senior, just this past week, friends have asked me some medical questions regarding eye care, back problems, knee problems and cancer issues.
Their Dr's have mentioned certain medical procedures. But my friends had no idea what they meant and how it would be done or should it be done vs other alternatives.
I told them all to Google their problems or have relatives do it for them.
Bottom line is that Google has the most comprehensive information anyone could ever imagine.
They also provide videos on the operations.
What kind of results to expect and actual response from those who have undergone similar procedures.
I know I'm preaching to the choir, but to me Google is the all in all informational go to format.
FB is still a great investment. 98 million shares sold by Mark recently will impact share price.
Yes, not only the amount of shares sold but the fact he is an astute investor and followed by many people.
So what should we do? Who know's. He may be right, but I hope he's wrong.
Oh yea, one other thing. Don't forget that Rad is manipulated up and down by ETF's or other financial institutions. Making a few cents up and down with millions of shares on a regular basis.
So what ever you invest in Rad make sure you don't invest too much that it makes you lose sleep.
You are preaching to the choir to me.
Been saying this for years below a dollar.
As i've said time and time again. If you have doubt's about this turn around, then don't invest in Rad.
Rad is not a stock to judge week to week, month to month or quarter to quarter.
It's a stock for the long term.
It will thrill you and suck the wind out of you from time to time.
This is a stock you should not watch on a regular basis. In fact it;s a stock you should look at maybe every 30 days or more
If you believe in it's turnaround then invest.
If not then don't invest.
What does this mean?
Zacks feels Redi Clinics can give Rad a great lead in combining pharmacy and health care, at a reasonable cost, to those who would be charged at other facilities astronomical costs beyond their ability to pay.
What we all know is health care is a terrible cost to everybody.
Rad has developed a care system that is reasonable and affordable to the people who can least afford other health care options.
These clinics are expanding and will do well to Rad's bottom line in the future.
I can't and won't try to predict oil in the short or long term. The same with my airline holdings.
I'm only trying to hedge my position while holding both types of investments.
And hoping that I can be a winner with one over the other or best case making money on both.
Regarding the price of oil, I agree that the airlines can do very well. Think back when oil was above $100.
The airlines were doing very well.
At $70 they will do very well.
It's the major ETF's that will push and pull these stocks, and we have no way, for the retail investor, to
fight their relentless ups or downs when they decide to buy in or sell their holdings.
It's a #$%$ shoot.
When one goes up, one goes down.
Kind of offsets your loses in either investments. My investments in airlines is 25% more than oil.
All airlines need to lock in their fuel prices about here for the long haul.
Even if a worse case of 30 or 40 handle sets in it won't last long before oil moves up.
Within the coming months air travel will increase a great deal, especially internationally with the strong dollar from the U.S. to other countries.
For myself, other than oil I'm in firmly with AAL and DAL.
I'ts showing strong relative strength to the other airline stocks.
Smart money is in it even though the stock is down.
I'll keep an eye on it as a buffer to my oil investments.
As oil goes up airlines go down and visa versa.
I bought in half of what i wanted above 7 and was pleasantly or not so pleasantly surprised when it dropped into the 6's.
Then I bought my second half.
Friends have asked me what investments I'm making. I told them Rad if you have a strong stomach and F if you have a long horizon while reaping a good dividend. Oh also GM, for the same reason.
For the last two weeks I have also been dibbling in oil as well.
Of course any one of these investments could turn against me.
And that will force me to cut back on these investments.
BUT not Rad.
RAD took the biggest hit as usual. I took the step to dip my toes in at $7.16 and lost a few dollars.
Am I disappointed? No. I still have my other toes available to buy more but will wait, as I've said, until I see SSS for February.
As always I'm a firm believer in Rad LONG TERM.
I will let the shorts play the game and watch for the coverings that will take place as it had for the last few years.
The shorts are squeezing out the weak hands until they say uncle. Then up we go. When? No body knows.
I'm adding half of what I want to into Rad. The shorts have made their quick money and I think they will be coming in again next week to start running it up.
I may be wrong but for half of my expected share purchase I'll take my chances.
If you remember on previous messages, this purchase was planned.
And yes same store sales were fine for me.
But I would be hesitant, like I am today before I put the other foot in.
Now I'll wait until February to see the sss.
If they are as good as this month, and hopefully better, the other funds will be entered.
Of course Rad is still a stock that can make you lose sleep so don't put more money in to it if you cant afford to lose a few more percentages of pps.
The whole market is acting very strange. Have a good amount of cash on the sidelines just in case.
Oh yea I entered at $ 7.16.
Rad is a great money maker for the shorts. They run it up and then sell off for pennies up and down.
They could care less about the company. When you trade a butt load of stock on Rad, and by the way other companies as well, they make a great deal of money running stock up and then down.
So what do you do??
If you believe in Rad you stay put. If you're scared then get out.
Rad is a turnaround and it will take time. Maybe not next qtr. or the qtr.after.
For myself, I didn't think the January numbers were bad at all.
If you have been in Rad as long as I have you can remember negative growth on the top end and bottom end.
Front end store sales were deplorable.
All due to inventory disappearing out the front door. Most of those stores are long gone and many more to come soon.
The new stores are very appealing and with this new store layout and store front is bringing in many more new and old customers back to Rad. For Rad capex spending is paying off.
Oh by the way, as I always say, don't invest money you cannot afford to lose. That goes for any stock investment.
P.S. since RAD has a great deal of stores in the NE it may impact the APRIL report due to the WX this week.
This could be both negative or positive. So hang in there and keep the faith.
BUT Rad showed great resistance on a terrible day.
I'm very happy with the after hours number.
So what can we expect this week? IMHO I expect a great SSS number this Thursday.
As I have said before, I will buy either way come Thursday.
Rad has too many great things looking forward. It has been addressed here many times before.
I feel that the strong dollar will also be a benefit to Rad.
So we can also add that to the list of positive things that adds to RAD's future numbers.
Once again I emphasise to don't bet the house in RAD with money you can't afford to lose.
Even if you don't catch the bottom, the upside may provide many happy returns from where we are.
We just need to wait until we see a positive upside movement in not only sss but the quarterly report not due until April.
Yes it's a while off but it's a critical number that can have a major impact to RAD's PPS.
But even during that period Rad was only down ten cents, give or take.
As we get closer to Thursday watch the action and the volume. For it will give you a good Idea where were headed.
Since like all stocks, someone knows whats going to transpire before us retail investors.
So unfortunate. As they always say, Follow the money and volume.
Thats for stocks going in both directions by the way.