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odonnellm66 425 posts  |  Last Activity: 16 minutes ago Member since: Jan 17, 2012
  • I told you 'bout strawberry fields
    You know the place where nothing is real
    Well here's another place you can go
    Where everything flows

    I told you 'bout the fool on the hill
    I tell you man he living there still
    Well, here's another place you can be
    Listen to me

    Fixing a hole in the ocean
    Trying to make a dovetail joint, yeah
    Looking through the ZNGA glass onion

    Sentiment: Strong Sell

  • I been in the right place
    But it must have been the wrong time
    I'd of said the right thing
    But I must have used the wrong line
    I'd of took the right road
    But I must have took a wrong turn
    Would have made the right move
    But I made it at the wrong time
    I been on the right road
    But I must have used the wrong car
    My head was in a good place
    And I wonder what it's bad for

    If you have any interest in New Orleans music, listen to Dr. John's original.
    He's a master piano player.

    Sentiment: Strong Sell

  • odonnellm66 odonnellm66 May 30, 2014 12:01 AM Flag

    Caveat: Does pride commeth before the fall? I do have unbridled arrogance and ego. Just like Mr. Pinus. Am I skating on thin ice? I do enjoy living on the very edge of a precipice. I have lived that way my entire life.
    It could very well be that I am about to fall into a vast chasm with no return possible.

  • I always closely monitor the House of the Rising Sun--Nippon that is.
    It just brings back memories of my period of incarceration in Tochigi Prefecture.
    All for a pocket full of herbal smoke, which was a felony.
    And lovely Yoko, meter maid-- I still reflect on her furious passion.
    Now it's all for the next life when I am reincarnated as a bar stool.
    Japan is likely the I-beam which breaks the camel's back.
    Furiously attempting to stave off deflation with massive money printing.
    Tokyo is now down significantly.
    More importantly, the U.S. dollar is down 0.25% against the yen.
    What's that say about our currency?
    A 0.25% currency move is like 2% on the S& P 500.
    I told you about the dollar yen connection already.
    You can short the SPY based on that indicator. High probability trade.
    These will be Don's final words when he departs the ZNGA Brain Trust.
    "My kingdom for a horse."
    Not a virtual horse from Farmville, but a bona fide black stallion from Oaktown.
    That was always my problem with China Girl and our conjugal relations.
    The Shanghai wonder girl with substantial cleavage,
    She had a thing about black stallions.
    Yes, size and size of the portfolio can make all the difference in the world.

    Sentiment: Strong Sell

  • I suggest a 24 hour model solely with computer executed trades.
    It would more or less eliminate the floor specialists/ market makers.
    I often doubt their integrity.
    It would eliminate the standard premarket pump and their price gouging on the spreads.
    The spreads between bid and ask would likely narrow if we changed the transaction model.
    Liquidity would increase.
    It would curtail the unfair advantage of the hedge boys and their price manipulation via programmed trading.
    Generally carried out in the last hour of the session or at the open.
    Which was entirely evident in the ZNGA chart today at the close.

    There are too many entrenched interests for these changes to be made.
    Too many people shaving points.
    I don't see it happening anytime soon.
    The technology to make these changes has been around for quite some time.
    Nasdaq is closest to the ideal.
    Yet it falls way short.
    The currency markets already trade 24 hours per day, six days per week.
    Geography, time zones, and the international date line make that a necessity.
    Stocks need to trade the same way.

  • I suggest a 24 hour model solely with computer executed trades.
    It would more or less eliminate the floor specialists/ market makers.
    I often doubt their integrity.
    It would eliminate the standard premarket pump and their price gouging on the spreads.
    The spreads between bid and ask would likely narrow if we changed the transaction model.
    Liquidity would increase.
    It would curtail the unfair advantage of the hedge boys and their price manipulation via programmed trading.
    Generally carried out in the last hour of the session or at the open.
    Which was entirely evident in the ZNGA chart today at the close.

    There are too many entrenched interests for these changes to be made.
    Too many people shaving points.
    I don't see it happening anytime soon.
    The technology to make these changes has been around for quite some time.
    Nasdaq is closest to the ideal.
    Yet it falls way short.
    The currency markets already trade 24 hours per day, six days per week.
    Geography, time zones, and the international date line make that a necessity.
    Stocks need to trade the same way.

  • I suggest a 24 hour model solely with computer executed trades.
    It would more or less eliminate the floor specialists/ market makers.
    I often doubt their integrity.
    It would eliminate the standard premarket pump and their price gouging on the spreads.
    The spreads between bid and ask would likely narrow if we changed the transaction model.
    Liquidity would increase.
    It would curtail the unfair advantage of the hedge boys and their price manipulation via programmed trading.
    Generally carried out in the last hour of the session or at the open.
    Which was entirely evident in the ZNGA chart today at the close.

    There are too many entrenched interests for these changes to be made.
    Too many people shaving points.
    I don't see it happening anytime soon.
    The technology to make these changes has been around for quite some time.
    Nasdaq is closest to the ideal.
    Yet it falls way short.
    The currency markets already trade 24 hours per day, six days per week.
    Geography, time zones, and the international date line make that a necessity.
    Stocks need to trade the same way.

  • I would rather think the longs ought to prepare for the money shot.
    Yes, the full facial treatment, San Fernando Valley style.
    It will be a gooey mess, and you will be much poorer in the aftermath.

    Here's my solemn vow:
    Should anyone be foolish enough to purchase ZNGA for any price above $4-,
    I will do a swan dive from the Golden Gate Bridge midspan,
    Ultimately ending in a belly flop into the churning waters of the Pacific Ocean.
    I will invite a ZNGA long to give me the final push.
    While plunging downward, I will observe Mark's Pacific Heights mansion.
    I will fully admit that Mr. Pinus has changed the world with Farmville, Version 2.
    I will then be gone from this board and my pathetic existence.
    ......However,
    It is much more likely ZNGA breaks below $3-.
    Especially after the layoff announcement.

    footnote: In the rare event I am proven wrong, I will deny ever visiting this citadel of knowledge or making a single post.

    Sentiment: Strong Sell

  • The pertinent question is where did it come from? ZNGA still couldn't close green. Study the chart carefully for the last 60 minutes. I suggest to you that this was entirely computer driven by the hedge boys. They are not looking for a major score. These robots seek out pennies per share, but they do this day in and day out, so over a longer measurement of time, the profits accumulate at an astounding pace. This activity does not represent any long term commitment to the shares.

    Summary: These MIT graduates have created extremely complex programs, but it has been forgotten that they can and will run amok. We have already experienced a few flash crashes. Watch for a down day soon where the computers exaccerbate the selling. Watch Stanley Kubrick's masterpiece of a film, Space Odyssey. Yes, we have a Hal in our midst. "I'm sorry Dave. I can't do that."

    Sentiment: Strong Sell

  • I don't know the exact figure, but let's take a guess at the average cost per employee at the ZNGA Brain Trust. It must of course include all the perks like health insurance. We are talking about the average cost per employee, so we include all upper level management, the attorneys, accountants, massage therapists, and cooks for the in house gourmet restaurant. In summary, everyone. There are 2035 bodies at the ZNGA Brain Trust and I haven't yet figured out what the hell they all do on an average work day. I will assume the average cost per employee nears $100, 000. San Francisco is a very expensive city, so high wages are necessary to survive. A nondescript house in the Sunset fog belt where you can watch your car rust before your eyes sells absurdly at more than $1 million. There are no cheap rents even in the more questionable neighborhoods. Here's the point. Multiply 2035 times $100,000. It's a big number. We haven't even addressed fixed costs--electricity, insurance, computer equipment, etc.

    Summary: Overhead will drain this company dry especially with revenue in decline. In my opinion, the big L word--Layoffs--is but a question of time.
    Profit = Revenue minus the cost of operations

    PS: Excuse my incessant banter, but I am compensated by Vulture Capital Management for each word I post. I just received a raise to 29 cents per word. It is in my best interest to be long winded. Bear with me.

    Sentiment: Strong Sell

  • Take a look at the absolute drudgery in the volume.
    It's a big warning sign.
    With one hour to go, we have 14 million shares changing hands.
    So we have $46 million of stock changing hand for a company with a current market cap $3 billion.

    Summary: We will eventually see ZNGA with a market cap of $2 billion, and that's assuming no major erosion of cash assets. That's a risky assumption. There remain a 30% downside risk to the shares. Possibly more. Watch for a dramatic rise in volume when mass capitulation occurs. What kind of announcement will Don Mattrick soon make? He must pull something out of his hat, and it better not be a feather. Google won't buy ZNGA. Nor will Farcebook. What would they be purchasing? A freemium business model where less than 5% of all players pay to play? That's a dead end street. There's no assembly line at the ZNGA Brain Trust. There's no plant or equipment. All they can sell is a long mysterious string of zeroes and ones. In terms of tangible assets, I adore the neon Tunnel of Love at the ZNGA Brain Trust. I'll bid on that art deco item.

    Sentiment: Strong Sell

  • I'm sorry to break this news to the ZNGA longs.
    The Kosher Nostra liquidated their entire position between $3.45 and $3.51.
    This doesn't look good. Who will now buy the sheep shares?
    And at what price?
    I imagine there are some stressful marriages out there.
    On the verge of hitting the rocks.
    The wife hasn't even seen the most recent brokerage statement.
    There's going to be hell to pay when she discovers the 50 year loss carry forward
    Without the proper financial padding, love appears quite ephemeral.
    It's like a moment's sunset. Poof! It's gone.
    I feel for you bro.
    I've been there myself.
    It ain't fun.

    Sentiment: Strong Sell

  • I'm on the board of directors and this seems the proper venue to issue the proclamation.
    Vulture Capital Management is a diversified hedge fund specializing in pink sheet issues.
    And other assorted stock scams perpetrated upon the public.
    We only short stocks except for the brief roadkill bounces.
    It is located in the financial heartland of America--Minnewaukan, North Dakota.
    Population 224, if you include a few roaming steers.
    The founder, F. Scott O'Rothchild, is a mad Norwegian and former tiller of the earth,
    Until he discovered the joys of speculation in the price of winter wheat and durum.
    He is known to take a few drinks on occasion, which means daily.
    The IPO will be based on the ZNGA model, which was wildly successful,
    At least for Mark Pinus and his tribal brothers.
    We plan a secondary offering after the stock rises 50% from its IPO price.
    I guarantee this IPO will be a big hit on Wall Street.
    STRS, the California teachers retirement fund, has expressed deep interest,
    Since the pension is currently underfunded to the tune of $80 billion.
    I'm willing to give my message board brothers and sisters the inside track on this gang buster.
    I feel a certain affinity towards all the ZNGA poster boys and girls.
    Short, long,or just plain #$%$.
    Email me if you wish to pre-subscribe.

  • Reply to

    odonnellm, what's the word from the K. Nostra?

    by jakeyourlilly May 29, 2014 10:13 AM
    odonnellm66 odonnellm66 May 29, 2014 1:41 PM Flag

    Here's the great irony of Mark's mansion. It has a stunning view of Alcatraz. I have heard rumors that he has a telescope fixated on the former penal colony, and Mark spends hours studying the cell blocks. I wonder why.

  • odonnellm66 odonnellm66 May 29, 2014 1:28 PM Flag

    There are so many latent homophones running around Sodomcisco.
    One is hard pressed to find a straight conversation in this town.
    That's why heterosexual women always carry a Steely Dan in their purses.
    Otherwise the frustration builds up to unbearable levels.
    And an irritable woman is impossible to deal with.
    Difficult even in the best of times.
    There are many latent homophones employed at the ZNGA Brain Trust.
    Have you noticed that the Farmville pigs all oink at a very high pitch?
    I think you now understand why.
    SFlegend, I know you will be attending the Apple conference next week.
    Be very careful when you take that walk on the wild side.
    Do you prefer meeting at Twin Peaks--full of old gray haired homophones?
    Or The Stud--young hunks in Spanex and leather?

  • Reply to

    Bed Pan Handle Pattern Forming...

    by jenncalifon May 29, 2014 12:30 PM
    odonnellm66 odonnellm66 May 29, 2014 1:02 PM Flag

    I am intimately familiar with the bed pan handle symmetry and the commode x/y convergence, having dealt personally with my father's final days. Your observation is striking and 100 % correct.
    These were Dad's final words: "Rosebud! Short ZNGA."
    He started out on Wall Street with nothing and ended up a very wealthy man, so I trust his wisdom.
    I am a little upset that I was written out of the family trust.
    And the Jesuit sycophants were part of that picture.
    But that's a story for another day.
    God doesn't give you what you want.
    He gives you what you need.

    Sentiment: Strong Sell

  • The subdued volume dictated that it would have no depth and weight, just like the others.
    Vulture Capital Management, my employer, is currently short at $3.47.
    We plan to cover at $3.28.
    Why $3.28 specifically?
    3+2+8=13
    Yes, numerology is part of our grand strategy.
    And lunar cycles.
    We always sell on an ebb tide.
    Especially if there is a solar flare from our sun.
    Here's the current dilemma.
    Don Mattrick is about to attend a conference on patent medicine.
    I believe it is called the Traveling Wilburys.
    Yes, it will be more hype, but it could throw a monkey wrench in our nefarious plans.
    We generally prefer when Mark Pinus addresses the madding crowd.
    That was usually good for a 10% decline, since he lacks public speaking skills.
    But Mark is now in exile counting his profits when he sold at $13-.
    Vulture Capital Management fully expects this stock to break $3- longer term.
    Meanwhile, we just use ZNGA as a short term trading vehicle.

    Sentiment: Strong Sell

  • Reply to

    odonnellm, what's the word from the K. Nostra?

    by jakeyourlilly May 29, 2014 10:13 AM
    odonnellm66 odonnellm66 May 29, 2014 12:09 PM Flag

    I'm on Lombard Street at this very moment. High above me rests Mr. Pinus' lovely 16 room mansion in Pacific Heights, the one the ZNGA shareholders purchased. I'm watching for a smoke signal from the chimney, very much in the Vatican tradition. As soon as I see those billowing puffs of carbon which will cause further global warming, I will add to my short position. Jake, I'll send you an email alert. Remember, where there's smoke, there's fire.

    Sentiment: Strong Sell

  • odonnellm66 odonnellm66 May 28, 2014 3:08 PM Flag

    I received an update from the Marissa Mayer minutes ago. I'll quote her.

    Mike, I have decided to relent on my decision to banish your presence from the ZNGA message board. I just want you to do your best not to overly irritate the ZNGA longs. We've had many complaints from shareholders losing their shirts. Both you and I know this stock is garbage, but why do you have to belabor the point? Try to be nice for a change.

    By the way, are you busy this evening? I have already notified the doorman that you might stop by. You should still remember how to find your way to my Nob Hill penthouse. As always, park your bicycle in the back alley. I want it just like the last time--rough and don't forget to pull my hair. Come just after midnight. I'll have fresh popcorn prepared.

    Yours, Sweet Marissa

  • What kind of empty life is that, just to drool over pennies on a pink sheet issue.
    At least my sponsor, Vulture Capital Management, pays me for my prose.
    Otherwise I would be out Shad fishing.
    No, they are not happy that I told them to dump at $3.36 yesterday.
    They are short again at $3.47.
    It might be dangerous in light of Don's traveling medicine show in a few days.
    I tried to explain that we are dealing with probabilities, not certainties.
    Now they are suggesting that I not drink on the job.
    Implying that my vision has become blurred.
    That's completely outrageous.

    Sentiment: Strong Sell

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