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odonnellm66 310 posts  |  Last Activity: 13 hours ago Member since: Jan 17, 2012
  • 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

  • Conspiracy theories abound on gold, but I would say coordinated central bank selling was the culprit here. The pertinent question then becomes how long the syndicate can keep gold subdued while they madly print away. Obviously, they want the citizenry to maintain faith in the fiat currencies, whose supply they dictate. Long term, the price of gold is out of their control. Short term, they will continue to push it down. Gold will require an economic crisis before it moves up again. No one can say precisely when this will occur. However, credibility in the world central bankers is beginning to wear thin. The future actions of China and Russia are the ultimate trump cards. Down the road, a new gold backed currency, a direct threat to the dollar's reserve status, is a possibility.

  • Hal can be restless uncooperative sort. Who in their right mind was chasing this rubbish at $2.68, and on no fundamental news except that the Japanese will print themselves into oblivion? The options pits would like to see this close near $2.50. That's just the way the game works. A complete reversal of all gains next Monday would not surprise me in the least. The Golden Rule is to ignore all background noise (today's price action), focusing only on the primary trend, which is down. Paint this squealing pig red after the market closes on November 6. Because of the earnings report, the options boys cannot push and shove effectively on the November 7 options contracts. If you have an extreme appetite for risk, the November 7 puts are intriguing with a bit more time value discount. Options are not investing, but a pure gamble, unless you happen to own the underlying stock. Gentlemen, place your bets.

    Sentiment: Strong Sell

  • That's a very interesting idea. While not entirely discounting today's very strong volume, a source of concern for the shorts, I'll likely watch the short term traders and their computer programs exit this company in a New York minute. Please explain also where ZNGA's earnings are coming from. One day does not a trend make, and keep in mind this garbage is coming off a 52 week high of $5.89. $1.99 ZNGA is still coming.

    Sentiment: Strong Sell

  • odonnellm66 odonnellm66 Oct 31, 2014 12:06 PM Flag

    I will spend the rest of the day in The Kabuki Club, imbibe warm sake, hit on the kimono clad waitress, and wonder where and when this all ends.

  • odonnellm66 odonnellm66 Oct 31, 2014 11:29 AM Flag

    It does not especially trouble me. I am getting old now, I let the world do what it's going to do however misguided, and I have had a great run of adventure in this life, in Japan and many other parts of the world. The younger generation should be most concerned when they are not glued to their touchscreens, because none of this is sustainable. There will be winners and losers, and a few of these so-called losers are nuclear armed. In the end, I am simply making an observation. It would be foolish to write off Russia as an economic backwater and a nation of drunks. Putin is a master chess player, much more intelligent than Obama. The Chinese read the handwriting on the wall as well, and they will protect their economic self-interests.

  • Now consider the most widely traded ZNGA options contract.
    Right, the $2.50 strike price, whether calls or puts.
    There's a very high probability, not certainty, we close at or near $2.50 at today's close.
    Yes, the strike price.
    You reply, "Then the market is short term rigged."
    Hmmmm. Yes, it is many times.
    Price reversal comes next Monday as the option contracts unwind.
    I've observed this type of price action very often.
    Don't be fooled next week.
    ZNGA numbers will be horrible.
    Which makes the November 7 ZNGA options a bit intriguing.

    Sentiment: Strong Sell

  • Reply to

    Bought Some In The Money GRPN Calls

    by sfjlegends Oct 31, 2014 10:27 AM
    odonnellm66 odonnellm66 Oct 31, 2014 10:50 AM Flag

    "Neither gambler nor borrower be."

    Sentiment: Strong Sell

  • That he would not accept their enforced New World order if it harmed the interests of Russia. There was virtually no coverage of this speech in our media. Putin isn't playing some bluff game. Economic tensions will now rise as Japan follows our own Federal Reserve model and attempts to print and export their way out of a downward deflationary spiral. The most obvious first casualty will be China, whose economy is now larger than our own. Watch for Russia to form a close economic pact with China, ultimately culminating in some type of new gold backed currency. Absurd you say. Wait and see. Both China and Russia have been secretly hoarding gold for quite some time, and their holdings are not publicly revealed. The coordination between the Federal Reserve and the Bank of Japan is so clear it is laughable. We halt QE, and the next day the Bank of Japan goes into overdrive. Watch for coordination between Moscow and Beijing. For the moment, the war is being fought with currencies. You best hope it stays this way.

    Sentiment: Strong Sell

  • Time to celebrate. The world is now awash in freemium and funny money. All bankrupt pension systems and governments will now be made whole with printed money. Japan will repay its staggering debt levels with endless yen from Xerox machines. These are the best of times. Economic theory is now a virtual world.

    Summary: These insane and irresponsible practices, nothing more than short term gratification, end in disaster. It is not a question of if, but when. None of this will dig ZNGA from its crypt.

    Sentiment: Strong Sell

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