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odonnellm66 406 posts  |  Last Activity: 11 hours ago Member since: Jan 17, 2012
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    Unfortunately, I gotta cover

    by philandjoelle Jul 28, 2014 8:57 AM
    odonnellm66 odonnellm66 Jul 28, 2014 11:05 AM Flag

    Patience my son. It's like that old Carpenters song--"We've Only Just Begun" You have just broken the Golden Rule of stock trading. Cut your losses quickly and let the profits run. There's a bare minimum of $100 of downside risk in Amazon. Yes, you might have to ride out a few dead cat bounces and wait to cover in late October, but patience will be rewarded with major gains.

    Sentiment: Strong Sell

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    Odonnellm66 is on a rampage this morning

    by foxhunt_55 Jul 28, 2014 10:24 AM
    odonnellm66 odonnellm66 Jul 28, 2014 10:43 AM Flag

    Don will shortly announce that he is tired of the ZNGA virtual world and the incessant meddling of Mark Pinus. His marriage is also on the rocks from all the stress of attempting to resurrect a dead dog. I believe he is about to embark on a spiritual journey under the guidance of the Dolly Llama. Don has seen the light. When will you?

    Sentiment: Strong Sell

  • odonnellm66 odonnellm66 Jul 28, 2014 10:33 AM Flag

    Where's this bar located? It sounds like my kind of place. I could just lounge there, imbibing Pabst Blue Ribbon, stare at the ticker tape on MSNBC with the sound off, and play songs on the jute box while this stock market, and especially ZNGA, go straight to hell. It's a plus if the cute bartender will give me a lap dance.

    Sentiment: Strong Sell

  • I like to eat there. The quality of the food is excellent, great value, and it's a nice place to brush up on the Spanish lingo. In other words, it's authentic and Chiplote is not. I'm a believer in this IPO, one of the few.

  • That is of course, the key technical and psychological price of $3-. Their problem is the atrocious volume, because as always, volume precedes price with very high probability. They can fight tooth and nail, but we have a decisive break below $3- pending. Then this stock becomes interesting again.

    Sentiment: Strong Sell

  • This board has been dead for quite some time, and it is beginning to effect Yahoo's bottom line. Clearly, this pathetic stock has become a complete bore, shunned by all but delusional bottom feeders, and in fact, I am the only source of entertainment in this desert. Yes, I am here to amuse you, but I will also warn that this ghost ship, without rudder or compass, is about to keel over. That is when we finally have renewed excitement, a 70 million share session. Yes, the lack of earnings report.

    Sentiment: Strong Sell

  • Nothing. Nada. Zilch. Not eve a quote.

    Sentiment: Strong Sell

  • I usually don't like to name drop, though I do run in higher circles, but yes, it was Tom Cruise and John Travolta. I first met both of these movie stars at a symposium on nude Greco Roman wrestling. That's when John first asked me to become his personal flight attendant, and he mentioned something about joining the Seven Mile Club. Suffice to say, John did not then realize that I suffered from the dreaded SP disorder, essentially a tendency to paint the world as entirely gloom and doom and drag anyone within a two mile radius with me. Ultimately, I was officially diagnosed with Scientology's e-meter, those holy hand held canisters which measured my negative inner vibrations. My condition was apparently chronic in nature, and I was forced to part ways with John. Mr. Travolta gave me these parting words of advice. "Mike, you need to spend more time playing Farmville, Version2 and Kim Khardashian's Hollywood. These games might
    improve your negative outlook on the world, and hone your intellectual prowess. While you wallow in your sorrow, the virtual realities are leaving you behinds in the dust. Off the record, I will also let you know that the Church of Scientology is a major investor in that penny stock, ZNGA."

    Is it time for me to go long ZNGA common stock on full margin? Perhaps I have been mistaken about ZNGA since $14.19. I request the advice of the pro traders on the board here.

    Sentiment: Strong Sell

  • No you can't, because most of these these private party transactions are run off the public books and they remain virtual unknowns. Full disclosure only becomes available when things go awry and taxpayer money is needed to bail out the too big to succeed. That is the great irony of the period following the 2008 crash. Because of the huge consolidation within the financial industry (Anyone recall Washington Mutual?) risk is now more concentrated than ever among a few major players. We should have done the exact opposite and spread risk over many different parties via a strong regional bank system, but true reform legislation was dead in the water before any vote was taken in Congress. This will be the undoing of this massive stock rally. These highly complex instruments will act in ways not anticipated and exacerbate the decline. Remember what Hal said in Space Odyssey. "I'm sorry Dave. I'm afraid I can't do that."

    Sentiment: Strong Sell

  • I can only quote Marissa directly.

    Dear Mike,
    Once upon a time the SPY message board was one of Yahoo's few popular venues and contributed much to our fading bottom line, but of late, it has fallen into disarray and chaos. The SPY board now abounds with half baked wing nuts of every variety, and very few are able to stay on the pertinent topic, which is the demise of the American economy and a crash in the U.S.dollar. By the way, who is "Der Fuhrer," Steven Hutchinson? We have received several complaints on his constant antics. He's definitely a trouble maker, and send me his full bio when you research him. You probably won't find much on his employment background because he has none. Anyway Mike, I want you to clean this mess up, and quickly. I'm granting you full authority to delete any posts which don't fit your vision of things.

    Yours, Marissa Hotfin Mayer

    ps: Pay me a personal visit after midnight. As always, park you one speed bike in the alley behind my Nob Hill penthouse suite. I have already alerted the doorman of your arrival. I want it rough just like the last time.

  • Do you by chance believe a just God exists who will hand out due punishment? God appears to allow rampant evil, but at some point He must intervene. Israel wins the battle, but loses the war. Consider the women and children who perished in Palestine over the last two weeks. Any child's death diminishes me.

    But whoso shall offend one of these little ones who believe in Me, it were better for him that a milestone were hanged about his neck, and that he were drowned in the depth of the sea.
    Matthew: 18:6

    Sentiment: Strong Sell

  • odonnellm66 by odonnellm66 Jul 27, 2014 11:22 AM Flag

    Her's a very curious observation about the censorship policies of the Yahoo message board. While you are free to quote directly from both the Old and the New Testaments, two books I find quite interesting, you may not quote directly from the dark and hateful passages of the Talmud, and there are many of them. I know this from experience. Try quoting this rather revealing section of the Talmud--Zohar,Vayshlah 177b. Yahoo won't accept it from me if I attempt a direct quote. This is by no means the only quotation from the Talmud which Yahoo will reject, and again, I know this from experience.

    Summary: The Talmud is a central doctrine to the Zionist economic philosophy of confiscation. The book spends an enormous amount of time addressing property, ownership, and money. It is even stated that the Goyim are not allowed to read this text upon threat of penalty. Read the book yourself and make up your own mind. Meanwhile, continue to suffer confiscation of your capital in ZNGA shares.

    Sentiment: Strong Sell

  • Seven headless horsemen shall approach the doorsteps of the ZNGA Brain trust tomorrow and blare their seven trumpets, precisely as prophesied in scripture. The auspicious date-- 07,28,14-- is much worse than Caesar's Ides of March, as any student of occult numerology would grasp. John Lennon may have obsessed on #9, but #7, a prime number divisible by only God and itself, is much more foreboding. Observe that both 28 and 14 are divisible by 7, and we are in the seventh month of the year. Prepare now for ZNGA Armageddon.
    1'st trumpet: Hail and fire, mixed with blood, assault the temple of money changers, the ZNGA Brain Trust.
    2'nd trumpet: A rotten stench of roasted dog meat permeates the air.
    3'rd trumpet: A great star called Wormwood crashes into Mark Pinus' Pacific Heights mansion.
    4'th trumpet: The ZNGA Brain Trust descends into complete darkness.
    5'th trumpet: An angel warns, "Woe to all those who worship the false idol of Farmville, Version2."
    6'th trumpet: The Ark of the Covenant--ZNGA's ledger sheet--is removed from the crock pot.
    7'th trumpet: Mattrick resigns. The antichrist, Mark Pinus, returns.

    Summary: Prime numbers never lie.

    Sentiment: Strong Sell

  • That of course includes ZNGA and Twitter. Sanity is returning to the markets and investors will increasingly demand hard numbers, not hype and momentum. ZNGA was the flavor of the day long ago at $15-. It is now in big trouble. Even with highly creative accounting, ZNGA is about to post more of the same, huge losses. Amazon is about to enter a major tailspin, and this spreads throughout the world of social byte. I wouldn't be a buyer of Amazon at even $200-. Watch out below.

    Sentiment: Strong Sell

  • More than a year ago, just as Don Mattrick was selected as the new CEO, ZNGA axed 520 employees as a measure to save $70 million. Divide $70 million by 520 and that indicates an average cost per employee of $134,615. These were the less productive employees, which is why they were entirely disposable, so their pay might have been less than the average for the company as a whole. I will assume the average compensation per current employee is $150,000 with perks included. Multiply 2000, the current work force, times 150,000 and you can see the product is a pretty big number. Keep in mind that I am being extremely conservative with the numbers. Even excluding Don's exorbitant salary, average cost per ZNGA employee when you include other management is likely much higher than $150,000.
    Now let us look at Don Mattrick's absurd annual compensation, which is $57,814,391. There are roughly 250 working days in a year, not including vacation time, so the shareholders are paying Don $231,257 per work day, or more than $1 million per week. Don's obscene salary is the equivalent of 385 members of the rank and file. Meanwhile, the company inches ever closer to the basement.

    Summary: The cost of operations for ZNGA exceeds revenue. Dump this stock.

    Sentiment: Strong Sell

  • odonnellm66 odonnellm66 Jul 25, 2014 11:46 AM Flag

    Yes, exactly. Right now a paradigm shift is occurring away from momentum trading, which has dominated the markets since 2009, back to fundamentals. When interest rates finally rise, likely in reaction to a loss of faith in the dollar, the demand for fundamentals will become even stronger. P/E ratios of 500 will for the most part disappear, and the resulting carnage will shock all but a few. Hype stocks like ZNGA which can't even list a P/E are in for an especially rude awakening. A select few companies merit extremely high P/E ratios, and I am referring to those outfits on the very edge of transformational technology. Maybe a Tesla. Energy production not based on fossil fuels. Most definitely biotechnology. But not a ZNGA. What is earth shattering about ZNGA? Asinine games, time wasters, for those without an original though in their cranium. The Kim Khardashian generation.

    Sentiment: Strong Sell

  • The average American already owns too many things. Cruise through a well to do neighborhood on "junk" day when they put all their discards at the curb. It's astounding what is being tossed as rubbish--a dream for most of the world's population. The storage business is booming because we have too much. The aging baby boomers, who control the largest percentage of the nation's disposable income, are downsizing. Their demand for more stuff is dropping at a rapid clip. Subsequent generations may desire more consumer items, but they are already financially leveraged, and for some it is a challenge to just put gas in the car they are making payments on. Consumer demand is already weak, and it will grow weaker. This occurring while the major stock averages are at all time highs. What happens when the S&P 500 is shaved 30 to 40%?

    Sentiment: Strong Sell

  • And then we have ZNGA on August 7. All three of these companies are being run as non-profit organizations, altruistic in their service to the improvement of humanity. Carefully observe the huge burst in AMZN volume today. We will see much the same in the trading of ZNGA after the lack of earnings report. You can expect a 70 to 100 million share session. Yes, the ZNGA Brain Trust must somehow temper the blow with the application of hot air. What, move to Disney World in Orlando? That's a laughable proposition. Why not Bangladesh? Why is ZNGA's P/E ratio listed as not available?

    I am the eggman. See how they run like pigs from a gun, see how they fly.
    I'm laughing.

    Sentiment: Strong Sell

  • Reply to

    The ZNGA board feels much cleaner today

    by speed_underwater Jul 25, 2014 10:17 AM
    odonnellm66 odonnellm66 Jul 25, 2014 10:24 AM Flag

    But you see, you have not entirely ignored me, otherwise you would not have mentioned my name. Pay me a visit when this garbage is at $2-. Meanwhile, thanks for the free publicity.

    Sentiment: Strong Sell

  • odonnellm66 by odonnellm66 Jul 25, 2014 9:49 AM Flag

    Have you seen the little piggies
    Crawling in the dirt?
    And for all the little piggies
    Life is getting worse
    Always having dirt to play around in

    In their styles with all their backing
    They don't care what goes on around
    In their eyes there's something lacking
    What they need's a damn good whacking

    --John Lennon

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