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odonnellm66 406 posts  |  Last Activity: 5 hours ago Member since: Jan 17, 2012
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  • A close near the low of the day is a big technical negative.

    Summary: The road kill bounce back to $4.10 is now complete. Next stop is $3.50.

    Sentiment: Strong Sell

  • Quite simply, many thousands have abandoned their day jobs in favor of speculating in ZNGA common stock in a frenzied search for the golden rainbow. This board now teems with those type of folks. They have decided that economic productivity is found in a roll of the dice, or if that doesn't work, they merely apply for a "job" at the ZNGA Brain Trust, where there is no actual labor participation among the 2000 plus employees, because seldom is any work accomplished. Even sflegend dumped his job at the Burger King drive through window after he discovered the joys of trading ZNGA common each day. True, he encountered some problems with ZNGA calls and that crypto currency known as Bitcoin, but fortunately he has been able to stay in the game after he borrowed $10,000 from his mother. Work or hard labor is for the plebeians, and it is to be avoided at all costs. Welcome to the new economy.

    Sentiment: Strong Sell

  • Since today is Friday, the weekly options expire, and clearly the $4- strike price is key. I don't know the put to call ratio though I have read that call activity has been unusually active. Suffice to say, a $4- close at the end of today's session, and we will have both the $4- puts and calls expiring worthless, a perfect trifecta in the options pits. If call buying has been particularly heavy, and again I don't have the exact figures, a close substantially below $4- is to be anticipated.

    Summary: It is difficult to discern actual price trend on Fridays, and especially on the third Friday of a month, because options activity is the tail which wags the dog. Yes, the action is rigged and you would be a fool to
    think otherwise. The options writers cannot defy the long term trend, which is down, but they are able to push and shove over a few brief hours. A true cynic would be satisfied with a close at $4- on ZNGA today, and again, if the purchase of $4- calls has been particularly heavy, those buyers must be denied.

    Sentiment: Strong Sell

  • odonnellm66 odonnellm66 May 2, 2014 11:25 AM Flag

    Yes, somehow Metro Goldwyn Mayer Pinus and Warburg rings true. I think you are onto something, well knowing which tribe runs Hollywood and the porn industry in the San Fernando Valley, but I think I will wait until ZNGA trades at $2.50 before the purchase of some large blocks. I think Metro used a lion as their mascot, so what becomes of the bull dog? Euthanized?

    Summary: You're grasping at a straw, a rather useful implement if you are doing Peruvian white powder.

    Sentiment: Strong Sell

  • I need a new country escape. My virtual crops are a mess, weed infested, and now succumbing to some rare virulent root fungus, toe jamus pinus. Most days, I don't even want to get out of bed to tend my cyber farm and I just stare at the ceiling in some vain search for meaning. Victor Frankl's book on that subject just sits on my bed stand gathering dust; I no longer have the energy to read anything except stock quotes. I also no longer can derive pleasure from the suffering of the ZNGA longs, and I came to this board in a quest for affirmation and acceptance--just to be right and self-righteous. There's just no sense of community in this Yahoo wonderland. It's every man for himself in the wild and delusional pursuit of riches and glory. The only romantic proposition I have received came sflegend, and I had to explain that I'm not that kind of man. My psychiatrist, Dr. JR Silverstein, recommends upping the voltage on my electro shock therapy, but we have been down this road before. All in all, I am at a complete loss. Please help me poster boys.

    Summary: I'll just have to wait out these unpleasant periods of melancholia, perhaps switching from Pabst Blue Ribbon back to double cold activated Coors. Dr. Silverstein suggests I should be in high spirits when ZNGA trades below $2.50.

    Sentiment: Strong Sell

  • It's quite challenging to wax eloquent on this absolute drudgery.
    Wall Street has also become bored with ZNGA and Farmville, Version 2.
    There's just no substance to either.
    Which very much explains volume stuck in the doldrums.

    Summary: Not to worry. This is the calm before the typhoon. The ZNGA death spiral will resume shortly.
    Volume precedes price with high mathematical probability. Meanwhile, stay tuned.

    Sentiment: Strong Sell

  • odonnellm66 odonnellm66 May 5, 2014 3:51 PM Flag

    I have to admit, sflegend looks pretty good in leathers chaps and a studded dog collar with the prominently displayed red ZNGA canine logo. I know because legendinhisowneyes sent me one of those selfies so common among the narcissistic Kim Khardashian generation. I would post it here, but it's not really suitable for family viewing. Suffice to say, there are apparently some ZNGA stock traders with outside fetish interests which makes perfect sense, because this is clearly a very well rounded group on the message board. That's why sflegend, contrary to popular belief, is actually long ZNGA common stock. He derive pleasure from receiving pain, and mine is not to wonder why. I am certain there is more pain to come for shareholderrs, so he will definitely be a happy camper. I wish I could share in all the esoteric obsessions but I attempt to maintain some semblance of personal integrity, so of necessity, there are some activities where I'm not an active participant. I also happen to know that sflegend's upcoming trip to San Francisco in June has nothing to do with some Apple conference. That's just a smokescreen to obscure his darker carnal desires. I am going to be on the lookout for him to be strolling the Castro with Mark Pinus. What the hell, if you can't be with the one you love, love the one you're with. It simplifies life.

    Sentiment: Strong Sell

  • "Volume precedes price with high mathematical probability. Pleasure seekers consumed with the way of the flesh should try multiple entry positions, doggy style at $3- most often achieving the desired results."

    Sentiment: Strong Sell

  • Again, as previously stated, history does not repeat itself exactly, but it does rhyme.
    This is all highly reminiscent of the scam secondary offering from the ZNGA Brain Trust.
    Most importantly, Twitter's parabolic $40- fall from grace represents a dynamic shift in social byte.
    And there remains plenty of downside risk in the entire sector.
    Which is why it is better to short a stock when the damage is well underway,
    Because no one can call the ultimate tops and bottoms with accuracy.
    A smart trader is happy to take midrange profits, most always leaving money on the table with no regrets.
    Excessive greed in this poker game can and will wipe you out.

    Summary: Crowd behavior is most often entirely irrational and there are great flights of fancy among the sheep. When the herd becomes frightened, the excesses of emotion move in the opposite direction and a stock can then trade below its net asset value. We are not near that point in FB, TWTR, or ZNGA, but it comes in the year of 2014.

    Sentiment: Strong Sell

  • Reply to

    Top analysts place BUY on ZNGA ....

    by juliusbeoris12 May 6, 2014 12:03 PM
    odonnellm66 odonnellm66 May 6, 2014 12:31 PM Flag

    Barrons became a rag, and an expensive one at that, after the death of Alan Abelson, the finest financial journalist ever born. Randall Forsyth can never fill his shoes. I now pay very little attention to Barrons.
    Goldman is busy doing God's work, which means selling the very stocks they recommend.

    Sentiment: Strong Sell

  • The stock is being absolutely decimated, now down over 15% on today's session alone. Not based on any fundamental value, but it's likely a good short term strategy as short covering enters the equation. I only mention this because I know the ZNGA frat boys are enticed by a quick roll of the dice. Buy TWTR in the $32.80 area and dump it immediately near $35-. Play a pure technical reversal if you have cajones big enough.

  • odonnellm66 odonnellm66 May 6, 2014 2:22 PM Flag

    It's a high probability trade for those with designated high risk capital because a large number of the shorts will cover. Obviously, this has more to do with poker than investing. You don't want to hold any of this social byte long term because the primary trend is down, and down big time. That would clearly include ZNGA, Twitter, and Farcebook. The rotation out of social byte is here.

    For those with a longer term horizon, the precious metals remain a complete bore, completely off the radar, and thus interesting. Unfortunately, and I mean this very seriously, it is also the time to consider purchase of stocks within our bloated military industrial complex, unless you happen to invest based on ethics, a rather rare breed these days.

    Sentiment: Strong Sell

  • It is your only hope for survival. Keep in mind that the Apostle Jude is most commonly portrayed bearing a club, that very cudgel which he has been using of late to flog the longs inhabiting the ZNGA House of Ill Repute. Pestilence and famine will now rage in your virtual gardens, and the money changers are about to be tossed out of the House of the Father on their raw behinds. I tried to save the Gentiles from this pain but you adhered to the path of the false idol ZNGA, a thinly veiled facsimile of Lucifer. Sheep blood must now flow in the streets; a few may yet be saved, but only after they have been beaten into submission with empty brokerage accounts. See how the contagion now spreads as the bull dog foams at the mouth while you tweet away endless selfies and narcissism into eternal damnation. Brothers and sisters, do not confuse Jude Thaddeus with the lesser disciple, Judas Iscariot, who traded his soul for 30 shekels of silver. His kiss of betrayal in the garden is death. This message has been brought to you by the prophet odonnellm66. Beware, man does not live by virtual realities alone. The non-believers are about to be hung by the gonads.

    Sentiment: Strong Sell

  • Summary: Wall Street is now beginning to concern itself with hard numbers, and it is long overdue. There's a very long list of stocks which are 40-50% overvalued, and shorting opportunities remain historic. Admittedly, Whole Foods is a great place to cruise for wealthy hot divorcees, but how many can actually afford to shop there. This all brings us back to ZNGA's fundamental problem. There are no earnings and the freemium business model is an utter failure. Howe does the market react when Mattrick must ax 500 more employees? The ZNGA Brain Trust has this great sucking sound. It's called the overhead of a bloated bureaucracy which recently has been able to create very little in house, thus the mad acquisition spree. Please explain what the 2000 plus work force does on an average work day. I am at a complete loss.

    Sentiment: Strong Sell

  • There's no road kill bounce here or with Twitter.
    Which is getting a bit scary.
    DOW is up modestly because of a rotation out of social byte.
    It too will succumb.
    What do you think about a freemium business model?
    It's an utter failure.
    And Mr. Pinus, much like Pontius Pilate, has washed his hands of this farce.
    He will claim, "Not on my watch."

    Summary: The Mattrick appointment was designed to drive the stock up from despair based on hopium.
    In reality, Don has always been the designated fall guy, a highly compensated patsy.

    Sentiment: Strong Sell

  • odonnellm66 odonnellm66 May 7, 2014 10:47 AM Flag

    I followed your worthy advice and I am now undergoing a cleansing process to rid my riddled and aged body of toxins. In other words, completely dry. The longevity of these bouts of sanity is always in question because I require some reprieve, however temporary, from the madness of wealth and commerce, and modern life in general. Mine is a spiritual dilemma.

    "The persistence of this illusion is astonishing. Many pursue it to the gates of insanity or death."

  • Apparently, you have not been frivolously squandering away your inheritance there in the last months because the stock is pulling a twitter this morning, down 20%. I would think it is the perfect place for a foodie hipster like yourself. I can just picture you strolling the organic nut aisle.
    PS: Next stop on ZNGA is $3-. Poor Don. He should just stick to consoles.

    Sentiment: Strong Sell

  • I am quite familiar with this trail of tears, so take my advice, and tell her nothing. When conjugal matters are blurred by margin calls and pending insolvency, ignorance is bliss when it comes to the wife. Try to buy some time, and if possible, double up on your losing ZNGA position in an effort to stem the blood flow. Don't even give her the slightest hint that you are deep under water and that the mortgage hasn't been paid for 60 days. Women just don't understand the subtleties of speculation and it is pointless to explicate on them. The fair sex can be extremely irrational when a KOA campground might be in the future, and you definitely do not want to provoke her wrath. Once that stick of dynamite is lit, there will be hell to pay. You both might end up in anger management classes, and that's before the divorce. As a reformed stock speculator, I learned all these things the hard way. It is all found in the wreckage of my past. I at one time naively believed I could outsmart the Kosher Nostra, but they are a sly and cunning bunch. I was caught at the wrong end of the rainbow. Suffice to say, I am now living in the back of my 1968 Volkswagen bus. The wife is long since gone, but somehow I believe a tremendous load has been lifted from my shoulders. I am now content to be a modern day Huckleberry Finn on four wheels. These were my wife's parting words:
    "Next time, keep it simple, stupid!"

    Sentiment: Strong Sell

  • odonnellm66 odonnellm66 May 7, 2014 3:05 PM Flag

    Thank you for the honest evaluation of my manifold character flaws. Perhaps you can save others because ZNGA will break below $3-. Warn them to dump immediately.

    Sentiment: Strong Sell

  • odonnellm66 odonnellm66 May 7, 2014 3:09 PM Flag

    My life philosophy is based on non-dualism, a very Hindu idea.
    And that's lucky for you.
    Profits and losses are mere illusions.
    There is no such thing as good and evil.
    That's why Mark Pinus is saved.

    Sentiment: Strong Sell

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