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odonnellm66 319 posts  |  Last Activity: 8 hours ago Member since: Jan 17, 2012
  • Oil is next going to break below $50-, and the ultimate bottom is anyone's guess. It is worth noting that 20% of the high yield (junk) bond market is made up of energy related issues, primarily the frackers, and all it takes is a default here, and a default there, and we then have a full fledged liquidity crisis enveloping in these bonds of dubious character. At $50- per barrel, there's not a single fracking well in this country that is profitable, and probably very few offshore wells. When the junk bonds sink, equities go right along to the basement. Garbage stocks with zero earnings, the likes of ZNGA, are especially susceptible.
    Take note. Commodities are essentially down across the board in today's session, with the exception of gold and silver (up almost 4%). Silver is at least an excellent short term play. Hold through January when equities run into major headwinds. ZNGA will be skewered dog meat burnt crisp.

    Sentiment: Strong Sell

  • Dear Shareholders: It is unfortunate that the death spiral has maintained a stranglehold on the ZNGA Brain Trust since I became the new CEO. You probably realize the stock has gone nowhere since I took over the helm of this phantom ghost ship, but keep in mind that Rome wasn't built in a day. True, the Huns didn't destroy it in a day either. I'm just asking for a bit of empathy because I inherited an absolute mess from Der Fuhrer, Mark Pincus, and he's not the easiest person to deal with. I've been desperately trying to offload this bag of lard into the hands of Microsoft or Electronic Arts, but they are not biting, even with my special chumming scent. If I were to take the most rational course of action, I would immediately ax 1000 of the 2000 employees (we call them idlers here at the office), but Wall Street might react negatively to such a drastic course of action. I'm asking for additional time because we are about to post more losses come this January. If you give me another two to three years, I'll most certainly get one of these asinine games to stick. It's simply the law of averages. If we create 20 games, one might remain popular for six to eight weeks. We just keep repeating the process. This is my grand strategy. Thanks for your patience. It might not hurt to say a few prayers. The black dog is down, but he ain't dead, at least not yet.
    Yours,
    Dr. Don

    Sentiment: Strong Sell

  • We moved from a low of $2.32 on December 16 and peaked on December 22 at $2.81, a very healthy percentage move, but with no staying power or follow through. Volume has resumed its lethargic pace, a key concern if you believe anyone is foolish enough to absorb this bloated pig. If a takeover is in the works, the stock should be under accumulation, and there is zero evidence to support this theory. The major averages will succumb to waves of selling in January, as deflation is the primary theme going forward, and well demonstrated by the complete collapse in oil prices. Watch for problems to first emerge in the junk bond market. ZNGA will be taken along for the ride, the only critical difference being that it will decline percentage wise by a factor of three. Ever consistent, ZNGA will post more losses at the end of January. ZNGA will also adopt a new company logo next month: "Free Games for the Masses" Beware of investing in fads, and in the final analysis, that is all ZNGA is.

    Sentiment: Strong Sell

  • If you continue to hold this pink sheet stock, you could very well regret the day you were issued forth from your mother's loins. Woe will become your favorite three letter word. Scripture unfolds on this virtual reality as we speak, and the demise of the ZNGA Brain Trust has already been written in the stars. The bottom line is that God doesn't like ZNGA common stock, and He's not done spanking it. The Oracle of the Tenderloin, meaning me, has carefully read the tea leaves, and January is a most auspicious month. We soon move into the Year of the Goat on the Chinese calendar, and so many of you will be transformed into feta cheese of a most pungent variety. I am here only to save souls and brokerage accounts. You might call it community service. Repent for your misguided delusions, and come to Jesus now. The frightening alternative is that you will soon be picking up a job application for Wall Mart. Repeat after me:

    The Lord is my shepherd and I shall not want ZNGA common stock.

    Sentiment: Strong Sell

  • odonnellm66 odonnellm66 Dec 27, 2014 11:04 AM Flag

    If art is essentially imitation, at least initially, you have done a good job here. However, a serious writer must eventually develop his own personal style, and you have not manged this, so keep practicing.

    We should all pray for SFlegend's full recovery from this pernicious spiritual malady. This holiday period can be such a lonely time of year, and many hit the bottle with a take no prisoner mentality. SFlegend is actually a diamond in the rough. I will have you know that he mailed me an iphone last week for Christmas, no strings attached so far as I can tell, though I may bring him to the Korean health spa on Larkin Street (as part of his recovery program) when he presents the keynote address at the next Apple Conference in San Francisco this spring. He also sent me 0.25 Bitcoin many months ago, which promptly crashed, through no fault of his own. In other words, his generosity knows no bounds. True, he has his odd quirks, as we all do, but he is of the Holy Spirit. What have you done for your fellow man lately? You will know them by the way they love one another.

    Sentiment: Strong Sell

  • It has always smelled funny to me, or as Mark Twain more or less said, "Lies, damned lies, and accounting." Let me encourage you to read this rather interesting article from the doom and gloomers over at Zero Hedge, the same folks who have been predicting the end of the world for eons. Even if there is a grain of truth to this piece, we are in big trouble.
    "Blackrock Stunner: S&P 500 Profits Are 86% Higher Than They Would Be Without Accounting Fudges"

    Sentiment: Strong Sell

  • Yes, the infamous tramp stamp--The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo. I do like to maintain an open mind in all things except ZNGA, but I'm having a bit of a problem with these adornments. I think it has something to do with my strict Catholic upbringing and four years of the Jesuits. I thought women were symbols of virginal purity which could tone down our baser male instincts and impel us on a spiritual path of righteousness. Clearly, there is something missing in this picture. I know I digress from the subject at hand, but I have no doubt there is vast experience on this message board in areas beyond the banality of the stock market. My psychiatrist suggests that I just close my eyes and recite four Hail Mary's. I'm open to your suggestions, between now and when the ZNGA death spiral resumes. Thanks for any help.

    Sentiment: Strong Sell

  • odonnellm66 by odonnellm66 Dec 26, 2014 1:16 PM Flag

    It is quite unfortunate that we lost one more great musician. I especially liked the brief period when Joe Cocker player with Leon Russell on keyboards. I guess Joe left through the bathroom window. How will you exit this hype stock, and at what price?

    Sentiment: Strong Sell

  • You would prefer the former if you happen to own this rubbish. Stocks like to climb a wall of worry where cynics like myself are turned to dust by way of margin calls. However, ZNGA is nothing but flatulence of a very dubious character. When the broad markets decline in 2015, it will show its true colors. The sound and fury will come from the unfortunate shareholders of this garbage stock. Climb in the pig sty now if you happen to enjoy mud wrestling. Personally, I prefer wet tee shirt contests.

    Sentiment: Strong Sell

  • I thought a quick run to $3- was quite feasible, but alas, the rabid bulldog is exhausted already. If only a few more goye from this board would dump their retirement accounts into this blue chip growth stock, we would already be at $3.50. ZNGA is the future of modern society, so climb aboard the freight train.

    Another idea quite appealing to me at the moment is physical silver, and to a lesser extent, gold. There are strong seasonal factors at play, and these barbarous relics are universally despised at the moment. A legitimate contrarian likes that. At the very least physical silver is an excellent short term play. Buy now and sell in mid February. Long term holders should go the physical route, but SLV is suitable for the short play.

    Without a takeover, and pretty damn quick, ZNGA is a doomed stock. Remember, more losses will be reported at the end of January, just weeks away. The stock market will crash in 2015. It is time for you to exit the Valley of Death. Thus spoke ZNGAthustra.

    Sentiment: Strong Sell

  • Brothers and Sisters: Be grateful that I said some prayers this morning for the hallucinogenic longs who continue to dwell in the house of Satan. Why do you obsess over virtual realities, the path of eternal and financial damnation? Only Jesus is the Way and the Resurrection, not Farmville or Tunes of Lunacy. I warn you now, the hour is getting late. God granted you the element of free choice, so push the sell button immediately at the market open. You can run, but you cannot hide. It is widely known. Simply observe all the Gentiles who were transformed into pillars of dog excrement over this rubbish, all the way from $15- to $2.71. This was the plan of the money changes from the very moment ZNGA, that evil horned miscreant, was issued from the bowels of Mark Pincus. Why do you persist in this suffering, and there is more spanking to come? Father, forgive them, for they know not what they do. Have mercy on their heathen souls. The born again pagans shall not be saved. In the name of the Father, Son, and Holy Ghost. Amen.

    ps: Feel free to join me this afternoon for Happy Hour at the American Legion Post 447. If you are broke from your ZNGA mal-investment, I'll foot the entire bill. Be prepared for a full fledged stampede of wild and hungry cougars. Such things generally occur this time of year. You can't always get what you want, but if you try sometimes, you get what you need.

    Sentiment: Strong Sell

  • I hold the delusional longs on this message board personally responsible for this minor set back. Once again, the hallucinogenic sheep and the machinations of the Kosher Nostra have thrown a small dog wrench in my master scheme. It also didn't help that pinkboned created a new fantasy game--Spin the Rabid Bulldog, and he apparently believes the fifth leg of that beast, the tail that is, points in the direction of Electronic Arts. It might as well be Herbalife, another quality company built on a foundation of quick sand. Speaking of green herb, tis the season to be jolly.
    Alas, I have reassured my employer, Vulture Capital Management, that the ZNGA death spiral will resume before ZNGA posts more losses in late January. In addition, Mark Pincus will flee to Tel Aviv in a vain attempt to evade civil litigation, and Don Mattrick will ultimately find Jesus and join a nunnery. Virtual realities have their limits. Joy to the world!

    Sentiment: Strong Sell

  • This December has been a month of unprecedented volatility, but we live in an era where a few kind words from the Federal Reserve and their printing presses can work wonders, and the irrational behavior can persist much longer than the balance in your margin account. I suggest you take a close look at how the flood of petrodollars heavily distorted the oil market, and we now witness a virtual free fall in prices, strongly hinting at powerful deflationary forces. I fully expect something similar to occur with the price of equities at the beginning of the coming year. Easy money has caused a most dangerous misallocation of capital, which is entirely apparent in ZNGA's absurd market cap. It is a company which doesn't earn a dime, and hasn't done so for quite some time. These distortions are about to be corrected, and a rather rude awakening it will be. We are in for a most exciting year. So I again ask, how will the dog survive?

    It's not exactly Christmas music, but cue up a bit of Los Lobos if you appreciate a Spanish style rhythm section. I'm a huge fan and have seen them perform many times.

    If you happen to have little ones, Christmas should mostly be about them. I'm a grumpy old man now, so I reject all the nauseating mass consumption, running by and large on unbridled credit and debt.
    Merry Christmas to all--short, long, or otherwise.

    Sentiment: Strong Sell

  • The Bengals had everything to lose, and for Denver it was but a question of home field advantage. I found one of Manning's two interceptions a wee bit curious. Take a look at the pre-game point spread and draw your own conclusions. You can be certain that there were some highly upset gamblers, and huge money was riding on this game, just as big money rides on this latest reincarnation of the ZNGA Brain Trust.

    Full Disclosure: I am a fully certified paranoid schizophrenic. I never met a conspiracy theory I would not subscribe to.

    Sentiment: Strong Sell

  • I answered yes to all 20 questions, so I batted 1000.
    I even received 10 bonus points for correctly answering the bonus question.
    "Do you sometimes drink alone while trading ZNGA common shares?"
    Of course, I answered yes.
    Not to worry Brothers and Sisters.
    I'm carrying the message in my gut.
    I also wrote that most pertinent chapter myself.
    "How It Doesn't Work."
    With ZNGA.
    And other things of greater substance.
    I'll now open another one.
    Just like the other one.

    Sentiment: Strong Sell

  • Admittedly, volume has improved greatly with an upward price bias over recent sessions, technically a positive picture. Keep in mind however, all previous roadkill bounces, and there have been many of them, had no staying power, the move to $5.79 last March in particular. The fundamentals for this company remain horrible, competition ramps ever higher, and ZNGA will post more losses in just over one month with or without Loony Tunes, and as previously stated, January is unlikely to be a kind month to the major averages. The bottom line is that costs exceed revenue by a wide margin, and ZNGA only keeps the doors open from the revenue raped from the initial stock investors at prices $10- and above.

    Pinkboned is absolutely correct that the only prayer for this pathetic company is a takeover from a major player, but there is little evidence that any such event will occur. A string of days of heavy volume and price rise is necessary, and we are not there yet. A quick run to the $3- level looks increasingly feasible, a short term trader's dream come true, but it likely succumbs to exhaustion. I furthermore question why anyone would pay a substantial premium to adopt a bloated pig with a failed revenue model, and I find nothing inherently special about ZNGA's so-called intellectual property. The long term chart indicates that patience has rewarded the shorts, not the longs.

    Sentiment: Strong Sell

  • Stubbornness, pride, and ego usually make mince meat of a trader, so let us see if this move has legs, keeping in mind that two days does not a trend make, and ZNGA has experienced all kinds of roadkill bounces on the road to infamy. The historical record also indicates that ZNGA achieved the Loony Tune height of $5.79 last March 12, and then succumbed to a slow steady price erosion. The company has no earnings, and will post more losses in the next report. Forewarned is forearmed, so I also do not forget that the Kosher Nostra likes to push and shove on stocks in the pink zone, where there is maximum bang for the buck, and a mere $5 to $10 million in capital, chump change for the big boys, can work wonders with a penny stock. If Pinkboned is correct on the takeover innuendo, far fetched though it be, this should be accomplished in short order as I do not believe early 2015 will be kind to the major averages. If the market sells off in January as I expect, the herd runs scared, and becomes quite adverse to a takeover rife with risk.

    Summary; I just popped two valiums and opened another Pabst Blue Ribbon. I will attempt to maintain a fluid perspective, but with this junk stock, it is tempered with a high degree of skepticism, if not outright cynicism. There will continue to be a plethora of new games issued from the competition, smaller outfits without the lard of 2000 techies, so at some point the market becomes saturated with this virtual rubbish.

    Sentiment: Strong Sell

  • It was all accomplished with the assistance of my nutritionist and personal trainer, SFlegend. We have also attacked the main frame inner sanctum of the ZNGA Brain Trust, and here's a small sampling of the conniving between Mark Pincus and Don Mattrick, just recently intercepted.
    Don: Are we all prepared to launch the vampire squid attack on our shareholders?
    Mark: I sit on piles of this increasingly worthless paper, so we must sell first.
    Don: Have we yet been granted approval by Goldman Sachs and Tel Aviv?
    Mark: It should be granted two days before we celebrate the birth of Jesus.
    Don: The timing is a bit odd. Please explain.
    Mark: The whales, I mean shareholders, will be busy preparing for Christmas.
    Don: Perfect, we unload when no one is looking. What about the current shareholder lawsuit?
    Mark: Not to worry. That's why God invented Jewish lawyers.
    Don: True, no one ever goes to jail for a scam IPO. For a few bucks, you simply purchase a Pass Jail Card.
    Mark: You are brilliant Don! That's why I pay you the big bucks.
    Don: Mark, have you yet told your wife about us?
    Mark: California is a community property state, so I'm in a bit of a fix.
    Don: Why don't we ask Tim Cook for some advice?

    Sentiment: Strong Sell

  • It's getting to be a regular pattern. Someone (24/7 Wall Street) believes this hype still has 50% downside risk. He's right.
    In other news of the day, SFLegend and I will be hosting the annual ZNGA shareholder Christmas party tomorrow evening at San Francisco's most notorious "alternative" bar, The Stud, located at 399 9'th Street, not far from the ZNGA Brain Trust. Mark Pincus promises to be on hand in full drag, and he will escort a black leather clad Don Mattrick on a dog leash. Door prizes will be available to the shareholders with the greatest net losses. A special section is reserved for the $10- and Above Club. Legend has been practicing his Judy Garland act, so this is one event you don't want to miss. Open bar, and the drinks are on the shorts. Come frolic with us just to relieve all the stress of holding this junk stock.

    Sentiment: Strong Sell

  • You must always sell too early because there is neither depth, nor weight.

    Sentiment: Strong Sell

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