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odonnellm66 291 posts  |  Last Activity: 17 minutes ago Member since: Jan 17, 2012
  • The good news is that there is a solution for the delusional ZNGA longs and it is found in these three pertinent ideas:
    A) We admitted that we were powerless over speculation in junk stocks with zero earnings, and our rampant gambling had become unmanageable.
    B) Came to believe that Zngathustra (odonnelm66) could restore us to sanity.
    C) Made a decision to turn our will and our lives over to the care of God as we understood Him.

    Sentiment: Strong Sell

  • If you can't correctly answer this most critical of questions, then get the hell out of this casino and go back to your job at the fast food window. Now I want you to carefully study the junk bond market. A careful observation of symbol HYG is high recommended. Do you detect the primary trend?

    Sentiment: Strong Sell

  • I am of course referring to the broad averages. ZNGA face planted a long time ago when it dawned on investors that the freemium business model meant ZNGA was a non-profit organization. Who is ZNGA's target audience by the way? Bored 300 pound welfare mothers living in a trailer park? The glass pipe crowd who constantly clean their kitchens with a tooth pick? I see great revenue potential with these winners of society. The bottom line is that anyone with an ounce of intellectual integrity or anything closely resembling a curious mind doesn't go near ZNGA's menu of ennui.
    But back to action in the broad averages. None of these bounces last long and only the most skillful players able to sell too early should attempt to play them. My strategy would be to simply take very quick midrange points, always leaving money on the table. This is of course easier said than done. At this juncture, greed can and will wipe you out. Buy and hold will destroy you as well. As each reflex bounce fails, we will achieve a series of lower lows, a very dangerous trend. We are building toward a grand crescendo when the entire castle of sand collapses, and in my view, this occurs within the next 60 days. ZNGA cannot fight these strong currents. In fact, junk stocks with zero earnings will suffer a decline much greater than witnessed by the broad averages.

    Sentiment: Strong Sell

  • Do you have any idea what the bare minimum salary is just to survive in the absurdly expensive city of San Francisco? A dump one bedroom apartment in a rough neighborhood can't be had for less than nearly $2000- per month. Hell, I can't even fight a pint of Gunness Stout, on tap of course, for less than $7-. My favorite dives don't sell Guinness on tap. That's an outrageous abuse of alcohol, and I simply won't take it. But to the point. Can someone please explain what those bodies do all day at the ZNGA Brain Trust? From what I've heard, customer service is atrocious, so there's not too many in that department. Is there some kind of pod structure where they muse and toss out ideas on the next drug of conformity? It sounds like intellectually challenging work. I only observe that the lard continues to drip and bleeds shareholder money dry.

    Sentiment: Strong Sell

  • That would include the DOW, S&P 500, and the Nasdaq. This is a bit striking since we haven't experienced a healthy correction in six years or more as the market essentially went straight up. I am of the opinion that this minor scratch will eventually transform into something much bigger than the traditional 10% decline. I cannot call the precise timing, but October seems the likely period for some very serious selling. Downside risk looms enormous, and should the Fed actually do the right thing and raise rates even a token 0.25%, it could be the psychological trigger. Traditional savers have been penalized nearly one decade now, and the mad speculators in the casino have been handsomely rewarded, with the exception of those inhabiting the ZNGA Temple of Infidels. This junk stock was severely hammered in the midst of one of the greatest stock booms in history. I only suggest that we are now in crash territory, and the Fed doesn't necessarily have to be the primary impetus behind a decline. There are any number of other possible catalysts, and the market merely looks for any excuse to sell, meaning we are in very dangerous territory. Pick your poison, and pick it very carefully. Don't forget, ZNGA posts more losses in a couple of short months. It has never posted a profit since the sham IPO--not even once.

    Sentiment: Strong Sell

  • Play them if you are one of those rare souls who can enter and exit quickly. Settle for the midrange point and sell too early, which means you always leave coins on the table. Greed and hesitation will destroy you at this most critical juncture. We are undergoing a dynamic shift in this market, and the primary trend is now down, and down to the tune of a 30% bare minimum. September will be full of all kinds of false smoke signals such as, "Yes, the bull market is intact once again." No, this Fed fueled bubble is now on life support. The real excitement likely occurs in October. The shorts will have an absolute field day. Watch junk bonds carefully whether you own them or not.
    Thus spoke Zngathustra.
    And dump the hype stock ZNGA. This ain't no silly game. Not by any means. Real blood will flow thick and heavy.

    Sentiment: Strong Sell

  • "Mike, we can go to Las Vegas and get married in one of those cheap Elvis chapels after ZNGA breaks below $2.00. Financial security is important in my autumnal days, and I know you have been rolling in the buckarooskies from this ZNGA short position. Post menopause, things are a bit dry downstairs, but you know I can still perform. My black stallion days are over. You and I are star crossed lusters."

    Summary: I hear wedding bells before the year is out. I just wished China Girl loved me for my mind, not my brokerage account, as I am a true Romantic. Sometimes, you just accept things at face value. If we can't change ourselves, how can we change another person?

    Sentiment: Strong Sell

  • You see, the ZNGA crash and burn will cause quite a bit of emotional and financial stress. Any number of you will be seeking some type of relief in the bottle, and John Barleycorn may seemingly provide a refuge of sorts, only to later take more from you. I am an expert on this subject from decades of practice. You ultimately surrender your soul and integrity as you roll in the weeds. Mr. Barleycorn is the most insidious of types, and I never met anyone close to him except for perhaps Mark Pincus. Do you now hear those delusional whispers from Mark in your ear, "$6.00 ZNGA?' Those of you who are smart enough will simply purchase a new pair of yoga pants at the Gap, adopt the full lotus position, and engage in Zen chants as this rabid and flea ridden dog succumbs. That would represent the spiritual concept of non-attachment, because you certainly do not want your umbilical cord tied to this lead zeppelin.
    If you ever have a chance to visit Jack London's burned out mansion in Glen Ellen, please do so. It's a mecca for the Russian visitors to America, at least the older generation. I'll let you figure out why. There's quite a story there, and John Barleycorn plays a central role. All that remains are the charred masonry from the enormous chimneys. This is a very important metaphor for the delusional ZNGA longs. It's a very eerie place.

    Sentiment: Strong Sell

  • it's generally the last 20 minutes of the session when the robots decide not to cooperate. Imagine all those complex algos and probability programs created by MIT math nerds, and I do love math as a subject. The big trading houses have all hired these geniuses. Sometimes, things just don't work out as planned. "How could this possibly have happened? These are unforeseen events. Providence must be speaking."

    Sentiment: Strong Sell

  • odonnellm66 odonnellm66 Sep 1, 2015 1:11 PM Flag

    Make that, "spill wine," and yes, I remain on the wagon.
    Just for today.
    I'll think about tomorrow, tomorrow.

    Sentiment: Strong Sell

  • odonnellm66 odonnellm66 Sep 1, 2015 1:08 PM Flag

    Eric Burdon and the Animals are absolutely underrated, but they were competing with Beatle mania. In so many ways, the Animals are of Beatles caliber in my opinion. And look into Chas Chandler, the bass player. He was extremely important in the discovery of Jimi Hendrix in the London days. Hendrix of course was much more than a brilliant guitarist guitarist, but more of a cosmic force from heaven. I saw Eric Burdon a few years back. The voice remains remarkably strong, but father time has taken its toll. he sang on a stool.
    "We got to get out of this ZNGA place if it's the last thing we ever do."
    "Sill wine, dig that girl."
    The latter being Eric Burdon with War.
    Seen them too at Stern Grove in S.F.
    Free concert.
    Isn't music so much more interesting than ZNGA?

    Sentiment: Strong Sell

  • odonnellm66 odonnellm66 Sep 1, 2015 10:29 AM Flag

    Why assume the institutions and hedge fund managers are any smarter than you or me, especially if we are avid readers with curious minds? The vast majority (including my now dead father, an excellent investor, one of the best buy and hold people I ever saw) were caught with their pants down in 2008. Most of these folks have to be in the market. They are not receiving a pay check to hold cash. That poses obvious problems when we undergo a dynamic shift to the downside. This is precisely what is occurring at this moment. Show me a trader with dirt under his fingernails. I might better trust his judgement than the so-called pros.

    Sentiment: Strong Sell

  • Not to worry. We breach this magic number eventually, and the next support is $2.20.
    "See how they run like pigs from a gun. I'm crying." ----The Beatles

    Sentiment: Strong Sell

  • I hate to admit this, but it is true. Conversely, ZNGA often succumbs when the market is up. This price action is all a bit puzzling, but a trader doesn't dictate the tape. You must take it for what it is. The bottom line is that things are different this time. Very different. Ultimately, ZNGA won't fight the current, especially after they post more losses in a couple of months. This is a waiting game, as has been the case since $15-. Patience, not a day trading mentality, paid enormous returns. There will be all kinds of strong reflex bounces in this market on the road to hell. None of them last long as evinced by last week's performance. We are in uncharted waters in terms of risk and the primary market trend is down, and down big time.

    Sentiment: Strong Sell

  • odonnellm66 odonnellm66 Sep 1, 2015 9:19 AM Flag

    Yes my son, this is all about systemic market risk, but with ZNGA, the dangers are particularly disturbing. We are talking about a sham stock with zero earnings and a fraudulent history of a wealth transfer from the sheep to the insiders. ZNGA still carries a premium in excess of $1 billion over its disposal value. I can only wonder why, because I definitely question the merits of its so-called intellectual property. The only thing keeping this dog alive is its cash base, which is being expended each and every day. There's also the building, which ZNGA owns, in a crazy overheated S.F. real estate market. In a severe rout, ZNGA can easily trade below $2-. If you invest based on ethics, you also realize Karma Yoga still has Mark Pincus by his pelotas.

    Sentiment: Strong Sell

  • The common belief is they would never commit such a sin, but keep in mind we are talking only about a token 0.25% increase, a miniscule amount in a historical context. I suggest that the more enlightened Fed governors grasp that we are in the throes of one huge stock bubble, and their rightfully founded fears are discussed behind closed doors only. Current downside risk levels possibly make 2008 look like a relative picnic, especially when we consider unrestrained deflationary power, which is exactly what we see across the commodity boards, oil's recent dead cat bounce notwithstanding. I am also most concerned about the junk bond market and the day when complex derivitives, huge backroom bets, unwind. Most say we can never have a repeat of 1929. I'm not so sure. I do know the next decline will be on the order of 30% at a bare minimum, and that is from current price levels. Let's get ready to rumble. How does ZNGA perform in this environment. It has zero utility. It won't be pretty.

    Sentiment: Strong Sell

  • Is this a sign of things to come? I'll bet they are being swamped by sell orders. "I'm sorry Dave. I can't do that."

    Sentiment: Strong Sell

  • Yes, Boys and Girls, it's Spankfest, Version 2. It will be hard and rough, just the way you like it. The current futures markets indicate we have a few problems tomorrow. You reply, "ZNGA is the future of mankind. It is the new paradigm. It is the next Apple." Such idiocy. Now complete the following tasks.
    Watch these two film masterpieces: A) A Clockwork Orange B) 2001: A Space Odyssey
    Kubrick = Jewish Genius There is zero doubt.
    Now read these two novels: A) Brave New World B) Nineteen Eighty Four
    Don't utter a single word to me until this homework assignment is completed in entirety. Yes, that means you have less time for ZNGA's asinine drugs of conformity, although I do sometimes enjoy Dawn of the Testicles.

    Sentiment: Strong Sell

  • I want some action and I want it now! Let's see a huge burst in volume when the big boys get tired of the towel being taken thread by thread. When they have enough of ZNGA water torture, the constant dripping of urine on their faces-- "water sports" as they would say on Castro Street in Sodomcisco-- we then witness ZNGA's atrocious liquidity. Can someone please explain why urinating on another person would be a sexual turn-on? I certainly am missing something in this picture. Human nature is so complex and difficult to grasp at times. Why do the ZNGA longs derive pleasure from the almost daily spankings? This is right out of Caligula's era. I just don't get it. I plan to discuss these topics tomorrow with my psychiatrist, Dr. JR Silverstein. No doubt, he will be able to provide some Jungian perspective.

    Sentiment: Strong Sell

  • I am of the belief that the strong reflex bounce from last week has already run its course and the next leg is down and we break through previous lows. Whether that occurs this week is of little concern. Only know that it is coming. In this environment of increasing nervousness, traders will shun speculative junk like ZNGA.
    Yesterday's raft trip, self guided, went off without a hitch. The 17 mile stretch of whitewater was the best sex I've had of late. We didn't even flip the boat. Praise the Lord!

    Sentiment: Strong Sell

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