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odonnellm66 344 posts  |  Last Activity: 20 hours ago Member since: Jan 17, 2012
  • Experience tells me there is no more dangerous trait for a stock trader than excessive greed. Look at the positive side of things. I could just liquidate my position, very much in the green, and go pay a visit to Suzie Wong at the Asian health spa on Larkin Street. Her talents are legendary.
    I need the seasoned advice of the pros on this board.

    Sentiment: Strong Sell

  • I would really like to see some wild posts from the ZNGA frat boys, formerly so prevalent, such as, "I guarantee $5- ZNGA on Friday." How about, "Microsoft to attempt a hostile takeover of the ZNGA Brain Trust." Possibly, "Stevie Cohen announces 10% stake in ZNGA common stock." Or, "Don Mattrick to wed Tim Cook in May and Mark Pinus will be the best man." Alas, the delusional ZNGA longs have been so severely flogged since the IPO, they all remain subdued in the full fetal position mumbling to themselves, "Woe is me and my brokerage account, and the wife doesn't have a clue about pending adjustments in our standard of living." This gives a true contrarian pause for thought. Expectations are so incredibly low for this pathetic stock, that the slightest hint of some type of prosperity at some vague point in the future could cause a death lurch in the price of ZNGA common. No matter. I will ride that out just as I rode out all the other hoopla, and I especially recall the hallucinogenic euphoria over the Facebook IPO. Those were cowboy days for ZNGA, and it didn't add up to a pile of virtual corn. I remain highly suspicious of the postponement of earnings. ZNGA was seeking calm markets to launch a bombshell. I suspect the books add up to nothing but big losses, likely in the range of $.06 per share.

    Sentiment: Strong Sell

  • Dear Mike,
    I want to take this moment and thank you for doing God's work on the ZNGA message board all these long and dreary months. Let me also reassure you that although Goldman Sachs was one of the primary underwriters of ZNGA's sham IPO, we are preparing a stealth vampire squid attack on the ZNGA Brain Trust this Thursday after the company announces they have achieved permanent nonprofit status. I reluctantly admit that your analysis has been correct all along. There is no honor among thieves. Quite simply, in this tribe, money is our only God, and the means always justify the ends. What the hell does ZNGA make anyway? Virtual corn is some type of sick joke perpetrated upon the soon to be beached whales.
    By the way Mike, would you be interested in a position at Goldman's SEC compliance department? It seems that your talents could be put to better use. Government regulators, the gang which can't shoot straight, are easily confused with Shakespearean prose.
    Yours,
    Lloyd Chromedome Blankfein

    PS: Do you know any hot gay bars in San Francisco?

    Sentiment: Strong Sell

  • Long Nikkei & Short Japanese Yen
    Every major Wall Street firm jumped on this rather obvious trade.
    Which is precisely why it is done.
    Done. Toast.

    Sentiment: Strong Sell

  • I say the hell with consensus opinions, and none of these analysts want to rock the boat which feeds them, so their integrity is in doubt. I always listen to different drummers like Keith Moon (Moon the Loon) and John Bonham, though the latter was a bit heavy on the sticks. Brothers and Sisters in Canine: The official real world accounting loss at the ZNGA Brain Trust will be horrific--more like $.06 per share. I know because I had a spiritual vision from heaven last night. It won't make a damn bit of difference that Dr.Don announces an ongoing relationship with Tim Cook during the conference call. This temple of infidels in Sodomcisco must fall. The ZNGA longs will be turned into pillars of dog excrement. Prophecy unfolds as week speak. Who among you can circumvent the will of God?

    Sentiment: Strong Sell

  • Pachter has this puzzling ongoing love affair with ZNGA common stock, and he has been dead wrong.
    Even though I am just a common hack, earning a modest 28 cents per word from my employer in Minnewaukan, North Dakota-- Vulture Capital Management--my perception has been the correct one. You see, I am not on the payroll of the ZNGA Brain Trust, nor am I answerable to any member of the tribe. I am a seeker of truth.

    God bless the lowly plebeians!
    Now it's time to short some more ZNGA common.

    Full disclosure: This commercial message is not an attempt to prod the sheep to dump all ZNGA shares, smoke California green bud, imbibe 20 ounce cans of Pabst Blue Ribbon, or kick a dog lying in the gutter.

    Sentiment: Strong Sell

  • That would lead me to believe that the current subdued volume of 7.6 million shares is almost entirely computer trade programs. The public sits on the sidelines, neither buying, nor selling. Watch for a burst of volume on Friday, quite possibly above 100 million shares. No, it won't be pretty. November 7 $2.50 puts are a bit intriguing for the high stakes gamblers, which would include most of you.

    Sentiment: Strong Sell

  • Reply to

    GRPN Surprisingly STRONG

    by sfjlegends Nov 4, 2014 1:00 PM
    odonnellm66 odonnellm66 Nov 4, 2014 1:08 PM Flag

    Rumor has it that you have an ear for symphonic music while you play Kim Khardashian's Hollywood.
    Yes, life is full of inherent contradictions.
    This Gustav Mahler quote applies directly to you.

    "You must renounce all superficiality, all convention, all vanity and delusion."
    ....And short more ZNGA shares.

    Sentiment: Strong Sell

  • Reply to

    Don Mattrick is a highly compensated Xboner.

    by odonnellm66 Nov 4, 2014 1:01 PM
    odonnellm66 odonnellm66 Nov 4, 2014 1:02 PM Flag

    censorship?

  • Some speculate he was actually fired from Microsoft.
    In any case, he is a console man, not mobile.
    And ZNGA has no hardware.
    All ZNGA makes is a long string of zeroes and ones, mostly zeroes.
    A summary of Dr. Don's 18 month performance--
    The stock rests 34 cents above its all time low of $2.09.
    Significantly lower than when he took over the helm.
    Watch when this ship of fools keels over on Thursday.
    $1.99 skewered dog meat is coming.
    Now listen to some classic AC/DC
    Given The Dog A Bone

    Sentiment: Strong Sell

  • And then see the tulip mania smashed on Thursday. We now witness rampant skepticism, which I don't like. Even Hal and his Zionista pals cannot or will not push and shove this pathetic stock. No, give me wild unbridled optimism for the moment, or at least let ZNGA climb that proverbial wall of worry. It isn't happening. The only pertinent question is whether the numbers are bad or horrible. You already know my opinion. There's that great sucking sound of 2000 highly compensated employees, not to mention Dr.Don's obscene compensation. Freemium falls way short of expenses. Prepare to whistle a Looney Tune.

    You are no longer trading a stock. You are trading in human psychology. Fear holds the upper hand today. I somehow wish it were greed.

    Sentiment: Strong Sell

  • odonnellm66 odonnellm66 Nov 4, 2014 11:10 AM Flag

    My per word fee from Vulture Capital Management is greater than all you hacks combined, plus, I speak only the truth. "Get thee to a nunnery!"

    Sentiment: Strong Sell

  • Reply to

    Traders don't like surprises

    by intelidog Nov 4, 2014 11:00 AM
    odonnellm66 odonnellm66 Nov 4, 2014 11:07 AM Flag

    Unpleasant surprises being hammered today: Sprint and Herbalife
    The market will no longer tolerate notions of future prosperity at some vague point in the future.

    Sentiment: Strong Sell

  • A few on this message board salivated and got their panties wet over the 7 cent lurch from the dead without observing the volume and price action. Near the end of the after hours session someone purchased six blocks of 5000 shares each at a price of $2.63, which is a mere $79,000 in capital expended. Price rigging is the order of the day in after hours trading. Anyone entering this dark house of corruption is nuts without actual news pertaining to the stock, and we had none. A cynic like myself might believe those 30,000 shares were a vain effort by some minor front operation to stimulate interest in the stock, and point shave a quick 5%. Obviously, the ploy fell flat on its face, and ZNGA is now down 6 cents from yesterday's close. You should not be trading pink sheet issues, and that's all ZNGA really is, without street smarts, and I'm not referring necessarily to Wall Street smarts. No, it would be more like walking down 6'th Street in San Francisco after 10 PM. Watch all the dark bodies in front of you, and especially behind you. Thieves lurk in the dead of night.

    Summary: This garbage stock remains in big trouble. Thursday's after hours price action will be real for a change. In this case the money will be made in that fraudulent market on very wide spreads between bid and ask.

    Sentiment: Strong Sell

  • There was a most interesting 6.5% pump fake on HLF stock today before the poor earnings report. That was quickly wiped out in after hours trading, and then some. We should expect similar price behavior for ZNGA common on Thursday, assuming stability in the broad averages, and keep in mind that the long Nikkei/ short Japanese yen trade strikes me as a bit too easy, and now long in teeth.

    Summary: Garbage in and garbage out. The devil is always in the details.

    Sentiment: Strong Sell

  • The stock flat lined most of the session on low volume. These were simply the computers trading with each other, and the push to $5.62 failed to draw in public buying. Private investors await how bad the news will be after this Thursday's close. This is merely the calm before the storm. Don't be fooled by any push and shove on a failed company.

    Sentiment: Strong Sell

  • Please suggest ZNGA's loss per share and the amount of cash erosion.
    Real accounting only. No New Math.
    Or hocus pocus non-GAAP.
    When has ZNGA ever posted a profit since the IPO?
    The company appears to be a Job Corps program for the young techies.
    One great Looney Tune sung out of key.
    A great sucking sound from $15- to $2- and change.
    The Great Train Robbery.
    Prepare now for the train wreck.
    Social byte leads this market down.
    With or without massive Japanese yen printing.

    Sentiment: Strong Sell

  • odonnellm66 odonnellm66 Nov 1, 2014 2:52 PM Flag

    We do the exact same thing in the United States, heavily subsidize the elderly, and it is with some irony that that same generation controls 85% of the nation's assets, including stocks, bonds, and real estate. The current youngsters will have no such advantages. They are saddled with the nation's enormous debt, a global economy of wage stagnation, their own massive student loans, and most importantly a lowered standard of living. The middle class is now an endangered species under huge economic stress. The oldsters,who vote in huge numbers, will reply that they worked hard all their lives and merit these entitlements. What is lost is the argument is that a great part of their comfortable lifestyles were built on mountains of debt they are released from upon death. I say this as a 57 year old, so my green salad days are gone. I'm just stating the obvious.

    Summary: Watch for default rates on student loans, greater than $1 trillion (a figure larger than all credit card debt combined) to soar. These debts cannot currently be released through bankruptcy. It is the next shoe to drop. Increasingly, we will see generational warfare in this country as the youth balk at the bills.

  • The demographics in Nippon are horrible, worse than even Russia. This primarily explains the panic easing we witnessed this week. Who will repay the astronomical debt and who will care for an aging population which is growing by leaps and bounds? The young Japanese are having very few children. Many now shelve marriage until late in life.

    The Solution: Print yen like a drunken sailor and import Filipinas. It will still end in disaster. You will provoke the wrath of China, no bit player.

  • Currency wars now begin to unfold. We have not seen bombs yet. China and Russia will be the big short term losers, but I suspect they will take none of this sitting down. The short Japanese yen trade is now entirely obvious, which concerns me a bit as possibly over simplistic. You say, "What does any of this have to do with ZNGA?" In short, everything. Further strength in the U.S.dollar combined with even a modest rise in interest rates will hammer our equity markets. Consider what this would do to a company like Boeing. Airbus would steal their orders overnight with a sudden price advantage.

    Summary: We are in uncharted waters. Something gives, and something gives in a big way.

    Sentiment: Strong Sell

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