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odonnellm66 404 posts  |  Last Activity: 17 hours ago Member since: Jan 17, 2012
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  • It's price manipulation plain and simple. The idea is to stimulate some buying interest from the ZNGA sheep.
    The horrid volume says that this strategy is wearing thin. Sell on any rally. When ZNGA breaks key technical and psychological support at $3-, just a matter of time, we will have another burst in volume. It won't be pretty.

    Sentiment: Strong Sell

  • "Heaven forbid, we don't want to disturb the boys on Wall Street. They require free money and zero % interest rates. Stock ownership, not industrial production, is now the wealth generator for the American economy."

    Summary: A big problem with the U.S. Dollar is not a question of if, but when. Who blinks first? Probably China with some Russian assistance. The petro dollar as the world's reserve currency will be eroded one cent at a time. Physical silver might be the true dark horse in this market, as it is now universally shunned after the dramatic decline from $40 plus. It is up 2% this morning. Dollar hedging is the order of the day. The great upcoming excitement will be in the currency markets.
    ZNGA: Completely irrelevant fool's gold.

    Sentiment: Strong Sell

  • And right on the heels of the FOMC meeting.
    Is there perhaps some connection?
    Our government will fight tooth and nail to keep a lid on precious metal prices.
    They are the most directly manipulated markets in the world.
    We cannot have a viable alternative to holding paper which can be printed. Intolerable.
    Not even Bitcoin (which I neither trust nor fully understand).
    Otherwise, the ponzi scheme is threatened with collapse.
    Markets have a funny way of taking on lives of their own, especially in a panic.
    Would the United States ever outlaw the private ownership of gold?
    There is historical precedent.
    We've done it before.
    Exchange controls would be next.

    Summary: Even if you hold no position in the precious metals or oil, they merit very close attention, as well as the dollar/Japanese yen exchange rate. You can now return to Farmville, Version 2--a Pig Sty Escape.

    Sentiment: Strong Sell

  • Reply to

    Why is gold up $25- per ounce?

    by odonnellm66 Jun 19, 2014 12:30 PM
    odonnellm66 odonnellm66 Jun 19, 2014 1:24 PM Flag

    You will soon understand why Janet Yellen (Old Yeller) wants to impose a redemption fee on private investors who hold bond funds. Things can become so unpleasant when everyone tries to sell simultaneously. The precious metals are excellent long term investments. At the very least, we will see $2000 gold and $35 silver. Our government will attempt to suppress the rising prices, but it will be effective only over the short run. The dollar will lose its status as the world's reserve currency. Why do you think we invaded Iraq? Saddam Hussein wanted to sell his oil outside of the dollar. Mumar Gadaffi wanted tom do the same in Libya. They didn't want to play by our imposed rules, so we removed them. China is doing the same thing now with Russia in the purchase of natural gas. Those are big boys, and we won't take them on so easily.

    Sentiment: Strong Sell

  • The stock market won't like this one bit. The government will attempt to push down prices tomorrow, but this is a long term bull market.

  • At the very least, the options boys will want to see this rubbish close at $3- so they can collect premiums on both sides of the $3- strike price.
    ZNGA has floundered during one of the very great bull runs in the history of the markets. We are now poised to see massive selling in the averages on any excuse, whether it be a dark swan event or not. How will ZNGA perform when the herd is stampeding in fright? That's when investors demand hard numbers, not hype. This ain't no silly game.

    Sentiment: Strong Sell

  • Granted, the volume is atrocious. Too many people have been burned by this scam--many billions were outright confiscated-- so all but the mad delusional speculators are willing get their feet wet. Hal the computer is ever present, as evidenced by yesterday morning's short lived pump to $3.19. Retail investors are either completely demoralized or already proffered the proverbial pound of flesh, which most likely is now one hefty loss carry forward.

    Summary: I would expect one more dramatic burst in volume quite similar to when Wall Street was less than impressed with Dr. Don's Medicine Show. The floodgates open when ZNGA again breaks key technical and psychological support at $3-. There remains yet $1 billion in downside market cap risk to this stock, and that's assuming no hanky panky accounting. The next bout of selling occurs as the major averages enter a period of decline. Should this move in the precious metals have actual legs in the next week, it can be interpreted as a major warning sign.

    Sentiment: Strong Sell

  • Each time I load up, the ZNGA death spiral resumes.
    Yet, my faith in the ZNGA Brain Trust remains ever constant.
    You can't keep a good stock down, not a blue chip issue like this.
    You see, I have a fascination with virtual realities.
    I always found mathematics such a bore, especially debits and credits.
    I can't get enough of Farmville, Version 2, A Delusional Escape
    Especially if I have been inhaling the clouds of miasma from my bong.
    Did you see that recent Wall Street article on ZNGA?
    Active users are growing by leaps and bounds in Colorado and Washington.
    It's no coincidence that both these states have legalized pot.
    This is a demographic trend--the green bud generation--very much in ZNGA's favor.
    ZNGA will be one of the major growth stories of the New Millennium.
    Buy with wild abandon. Dr. Don is a true visionary.

    Sentiment: Strong Buy

  • Rumors are circulating that ZNGA might make hostile takeover bids for both Frito Lay and Starbuds, one of the fastest growing brick and mortar marijuana dispensaries in the country. Contemplate for a moment the possible synergies of one stop shopping. It's like the ultimate Trifecta. You pick up an ounce of Amnesia Haze, a couple large bags of Frito corn chips, some Farmville gaming cards, and you're good to go. Say goodbye to all your worries. Wall Street's movers and shakers already sense a deal in the works, and this explains today's massive six cent move in ZNGA common shares. I hereby issue a level 10 buy signal on ZNGA stock. This catapults to $6- at a minimum before the dog days of summer draw to a close. You heard it here first.

    Sentiment: Strong Buy

  • It is curious that he has chosen to push and shove in the middle of the session, as generally the robotic effect is found either at the open or the close. Remember, these trading programs only seek a profit of two or three cents per share. Multiply that figure by 7 million shares and you quickly grasp the profit potential of parking money for a few hours. A close today near $3.05 or lower would indicate this rattle and hum is completely due to Hal and should be interpreted as nothing more. I suspect retail interest in ZNGA is more or less dead, and computerized trading is responsible for 70% of daily volume on an average ZNGA trading day. The other 30% are the mad speculators inhabiting this message board and they must have a high tolerance for risk.

  • You will be paying him the same tomorrow.
    How is ZNGA performing for you?
    We are very close to the low of the session.
    $3.15 came and went. The technical picture is bleak indeed.
    Get on your knees now and begin to pray to the cyber gods.
    When we break the key technical and psychological price of $3-
    The floodgates will once again open.
    We can then expect a burst above the current dreary volume.
    60 million share days are coming.
    It won't be pretty.

    Sentiment: Strong Sell

  • Call me when we are down 5000 points. The public has been suckered into this market by our very own Federal Reserve. In the incessant drive for yield, the stock market is apparently the only game in town since the yield on the ten year bond is a paltry 2.5%, and doesn't even keep pace with the rate of inflation, which by the way, is much higher than the official statistics. ZNGA is a stock highly symbolic of the complacency now reigning in our markets. The sheep are tossing money (bottom fishing) at a fad stock which has never yet posted an annual profit, and won't do so as far as the eye can see. We can speculate endlessly on what will be the catalyst for the big decline in the averages. I suspect it will have something to do with the US dollar. One thing is certain. The pundits will proclaim, "No one could have possibly anticipated these events." In other words, it will be 2008 revisited, and quite possibly worse. How do you defend a declining dollar? You raise interest rates unless the Zimbabwe solution appeals to you. We now punish traditional savers and reward speculation. There is no proper risk assessment.
    Until...........The fat pig squeals in terror.

    Summary: The most intelligent, though least entertaining position is to simply short the SPY, turn off the computer, go fishing, and come back in six months. You will be handsomely rewarded.

    Sentiment: Strong Sell

  • This is the most basic tenet of DOW Theory. This is why today's sharp decline in the transportation average ought to be of particular concern. All of June's gains have been given back and we are now in the red for the month. Some of this has to do with nervousness in the oil markets, but I suspect something more is at play. The government and the financial media are preaching that we are in full recovery mode, but it is a highly selective recovery. Volatility as indicated by the VIX is near all time lows and volume across the board has been plain horrid, though it is worth noting that activity finally spruced up on the SPY today, however, it was on a down session, a telltale sign of future trends.

    Summary: The tedium of the dogs days of summer in our markets is about to be resolved. Like a broken record, I will repeat that volume precedes price with high mathematical probability. True, markets seldom sell off in the summer months, but this year might prove to be the exception, especially when one considers events on the world stage. Short the major averages at will. ZNGA still has $1 billion in downside market cap risk, and that's based on the risky assumption that the company does not rely on creative accounting.
    When this market unravels, fad stocks will be vaporized, as they are completely reliant on discretionary spending which will be under enormous pressure.

    Sentiment: Strong Sell

  • The large GDP downward revision in GDP is disturbing to say the least, yet the market shrugs it off as a non-event. It must be old news and weather related. The daily tedium wears thin on me and if I don't get some excitement pretty damn quick, I may just go back to betting on the ponies. This market is like a dull working girl, a cold fish. ZNGA perfectly reflects the absolute boredom. Yawn, it's unchanged.

    Summary: Wall Street earns huge profits from volatility. It's their bread and butter. It will return shortly.

    Sentiment: Strong Sell

  • This stock is on the road to Erewhon, but not fast enough. Watch for a rise in volume when we breach the critical $3- price level. We are four cents away.

    Sentiment: Strong Sell

  • We do have an upcoming party on July 8. It is the one year anniversary of Dr. Don, your $58 Million Dollar Man. It is conveniently omitted on the resume that Mr. Mattrick was issued walking papers from Microsoft after the epic failure of Xbox One. What makes you think he will have any more success with the transition to mobile, an area where he is lacking any particular expertise? By the way, I'm not buying all the hype over mobile. It's back to that intractable Euclidean problem of screen size because the last time I looked, area equals length times width. Screen size matters. It's like attempting to watch Gone With the Wind on your phone screen. Furthermore, where are you going to stuff all the intrusive advertising, and that's revenue ZNGA direly needs since 95% of the users are on the freemium plan?

    Summary: Take a look at where ZNGA was trading nearly one year ago after Don's nomination as the new CEO. You might notice that the shares are trading today significantly below that level. Yes, Rome wasn't built in a day, but some fads don't keep longer than a loaf of Wonder Bread. That's all ZNGA really is--a fad which has never posted an annual profit. Meanwhile, you have a highly compensated leader and you are paying him roughly $20,000 per hour for his "services."

    Sentiment: Strong Sell

  • Facebook and Google are rapidly becoming extensions of the CIA. They are intrusive information gatherers and a gullible public is either unaware or indifferent. There's nothing sacred about your gmail account; every word is being monitored for marketing purposes. Someone is quite willing to pay for that information. Here's my point. What kind of personal information can ZNGA market? How many hours you spend on Farmville? I rather doubt it. ZNGA is entirely dependent on that very small minority foolishly willing to fork over their credit card numbers for premium play. Business plan = epic failure

    Sentiment: Strong Sell

  • Reply to

    Facebook succeeds where ZNGA cannot.

    by odonnellm66 Jun 25, 2014 3:01 PM
    odonnellm66 odonnellm66 Jun 25, 2014 3:31 PM Flag

    ZNGA holds no moral high ground here. They would readily sell personal information if they could. The essential problem is no one cares how many hours or how much money you waste on Farmville. Facebook and Google can offer a wealth of tidbits on each and every one of us. They earn profits. ZNGA does not.

    Sentiment: Strong Sell

  • odonnellm66 odonnellm66 Jun 25, 2014 3:36 PM Flag

    Of course you don't believe everything you read on the internet, but try a Google search on "Don Mattrick fired from Microsoft." Read the numerous listings and make up your own mind. Resignation is quite often a euphemism for, "You're fired!"

    Sentiment: Strong Sell

  • Rice, pinto beans, a water purification system, and a generator.
    I have my bases covered for the day when ZNGA is delisted from the Nasdaq.
    I'm warning all the ZNGA longs right now.
    Don't try to enter my trailer park when ZNGA is no more and you are penniless.
    My neighborhood will go bat crazy when the 250 lb. welfare mommas are cut off from Farmville.
    The withdrawal symptoms will be horrible.
    That's when social unrest erupts.
    Stay away from any signs which read, "Trailers For Sale or Rent."
    The revolution begins here, not at Mark Pinus' Pacific Heights mansion.

    Summary: Study the Cyprus banking crisis carefully. For most it is now a distant memory. Observe that one week things were fine, and the next they had a major dilemma on their hands. It simply illustrates how quickly perception can change. Expect something quite similar in our stock market.

    Sentiment: Strong Sell

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