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odonnellm66 202 posts  |  Last Activity: May 22, 2015 1:48 PM Member since: Jan 17, 2012
  • Please cue up now his most pertinent classic, "57 Channels (And Notin On)"
    The thing about the Ashbury Park Kid is that he was a bit premature in his prognostications.
    Hell, the last time I looked at a full Comcast package, it was approaching 1000 channels.
    And still damn near Notin on.
    The choices become quite baffling.
    Sifting through all the fluff for a good Golden State Warriors game.
    Unless, you have those important channels memorized.
    And I don't. I don't even own a television.
    Too many choices among a garbage heap is not necessarily a good thing.
    And there are only so many hours in a day or in a man's life.
    This is exactly the dilemma faced by ZNGA.
    Which must compete with its own ilk of rubbish.
    It grows by the hour and day.
    The barriers of entry to this market are quite modest in terms of capital required.
    One day Kim Khardashian, the next Paris Hilton.
    And 97% in freemium mode.
    Is it any great wonder that ZNGA will never earn a profit?
    And 2000 techies toiling away on the next drug of conformity.
    A major hit is coming any day now.
    How pathetic this world has become.

    Sentiment: Strong Sell

  • This is the major theme going forward, and the implications are no less than frightening. This subsidiary of Goldman Sachs, the Federal Reserve that is, should have modestly raised interest rates long ago. Instead, they encouraged massive speculation in junk stocks like ZNGA. Now the cabal finds itself between a rock and a hard place. They must make some token increase in the interest rates or lose all credibility. This further drives up the value of the U.S. dollar which is already curtailing our export sector. Our stock market will swoon even on a token rise in what is essentially a negative yield curve. Garbage like ZNGA with zero earnings and bloated overhead will be taken to the cleaners. Yes, this will be a very exciting year. ZNGA will be punished and this tech bubble implodes. The best conservative ideas are to short junk bonds (HYG) and the broad averages (SPY). Then just sit back patiently and wait for the carnage. No one can call the exact timing precisely, but a hard rain gonna fall. Short these sectors (homebuilders also), turn the computer off, and go on a long fishing trip to Alaska until next fall. You will be justly rewarded.

    Sentiment: Strong Sell

  • Zngathustra says it will be Uranus.
    And it will hurt so good at $1.99.
    Karma Yoga is by no means done with this rubbish stock.

    Sentiment: Strong Sell

  • odonnellm66 odonnellm66 Mar 12, 2015 9:46 AM Flag

    Ich verbrachte einige Zeit in Deutschland auf der Universitat und ich kann die Sprache lesen. Ich kann auch "Nietzche" richtig buchstabieren. Yes, I am Supermensch. On this knowledge alone, dump all ZNGA shares immediately. You have until today's close. Thus sprach Zngathustra.

    Sentiment: Strong Sell

  • "Gentiles, behold the vast expanse before you as we rest atop Mount Canine. This and all things so far as the eye can see shall be yours if you only bow down and worship my temple, The ZNGA Brain Trust. Ignore all the the dribble from my arch foe, Zngathustra. We shall hang the false prophet of gloom and doom on the cross at $3.00. You need only buy more ZNGA shares at tomorrow's open. Don't worry that the ZNGA Brain Trust will never post a profit. Ever."

    Sentiment: Strong Sell

  • Why do you persist in thwarting my grand schemes for this hype stock? Get with the program now, and start dumping this garbage in droves, as you all behave like a flock of sheep. I'll warn you at this very moment, that should ZNGA reach the lofty heights of $2.70--yes, irrational wet dream exuberance--I'm might find it necessary to pick up the bottle again, and then you should be prepared for some genuine (and incessant) rants and raves on this message board. I may be shaking in my boots over this latest roadkill bounce, but here's the one major factor in my favor. Did you notice how today's lethargic rally in the DOW has already withered and died? We are once again in negative territory. This market is in big trouble and takes ZNGA right along for the ride straight to the underworld. Yes, the Hades. Enjoy this momentary erectile dysfunction, as it shall prove quite ephemeral. By the way, I have the power of the Holy Spirit on my side. Do you really wish to argue with God? Thus spoke Zngathustra.

    Sentiment: Strong Sell

  • That's how obnoxious and inane this garbage really is.
    Insidious drugs of utter stupidity and conformity.
    And ZNGA, with 2000 techies, apparently can't replicate it.
    In terms of social trends, I wonder how these Zombies will react to the next stock market crash.
    The one which will make 2008 look like a relative picnic.
    Will they panic and get frightened?
    Demand order over liberty?
    Not an original thought among any of these sheep.
    Study carefully how Hitler came to power.
    All rooted in a severe economic crisis.
    Sieg Heil mein lieber Freund!

    Sentiment: Strong Sell

  • Here's the headline. You can read the article if you are curious enough.
    "Junk-Bond Protections Hit Lowest Quality On Record, Moody Says"
    Deflation will devastate the junk bond market, and in the insane drive for yield, there is no proper risk assessment in the blind purchase of this paper. Watch when outright defaults begin to creep up. It is worth noting that 10% of the junk bond market is made up of minor oil drillers, the same folks now struggling in North Dakota and elsewhere.

    Summary: Short junk bond ETF's at will. It is an excellent long term and very conservative play. Deflation will ravage the likes of HYG.

    Sentiment: Strong Sell

  • odonnellm66 odonnellm66 Mar 10, 2015 3:36 PM Flag

    You are quite correct today and for last week, and from a pure technical perspective, this is excellent price action. I will however point out that ZNGA volume is in sharp decline, and if there is one indicator I'm quite obsessive about, it is volume.

    Sentiment: Strong Sell

  • Yes, it's a very ugly word: DEFLATION
    And China hasn't even imploded, not yet.
    Watch when deflation rears its head in the major stock averages.
    A modest 7000 points of downside DOW risk.
    "Never happen, " you say.
    "The Federal Reserve has infinite power to print."
    How mistaken you are.
    Major crashes take on lives of their own.
    And the next crash is actually Fed instigated.
    They encouraged massive speculation for five years in rubbish like ZNGA.
    With no regard for risk or fundamental value.
    And we will also see $35- oil, or even lower.
    Copper in a tailspin.
    Renewed declines in real estate, especially nose bleed markets like San Francisco.
    The most difficult part of this equation is the precise timing.
    I'm studying sun spots at the moment.
    Watch for severe radio interference soon.

    Sentiment: Strong Sell

  • However, a dark cynic like myself would note that this outfit has never once posted a profit since the sham IPO.

    Summary: History does not necessarily repeat itself, but it does rhyme.

    Sentiment: Strong Sell

  • That's a day in and day out loss of $500,000 per day, and I'm including Saturdays and Sundays. I worship the truth of mathematics, truth being a thing of enormous beauty, so let us put this in an hourly perspective. ZNGA loses $20,833 per hour each day. It loses money while you are in bed getting the much needed beauty rest. ZNGA is losing money today, it lost money yesterday, and it will lose more money tomorrow. None of the delusional longs want to ask this very hard question. Is this failed business model long term sustainable? I just love ZNGA's motto-- "Free Drugs of Conformity for the Masses (Zombies)" -- but I don't want to toss good money at this garbage stock. Nothing changes until ZNGA gets it bloated overhead under control, and that of course means axing 500 to 700 of the highly compensated techies and slashing your $50 Million Dollar Man's (Dr.Don and His Medicine Show) patently obscene employment package. You reply, "Old dogs don't just die." I answer, "No, they just fade away."

    Sentiment: Strong Sell

  • I see no risk or complacency at these levels.
    Nothing but blue skies from now on.
    A quality blue chip growth stock like ZNGA will easily double.
    In just a few weeks, maybe months.
    No, make that triple.
    I've never seen such vast opportunities to become filthy rich, and no real work is required.
    What's wrong with these people toiling at the likes Wall Mart and Burger King?
    $8.50 per hour? Are they nuts?
    Those fools should be loading up on ZNGA common right now.
    The wonders of free market capitalism.
    With a little push from the Federal Reserve.
    Raise interest rates?
    Not in my lifetime.
    I just trade on momentum.
    The hell with fundamentals.

    Sentiment: Strong Buy

  • I happen to be a very strong proponent of this esoteric branch of technical analysis, string bean theory, which was first proposed centuries ago by Sir Isaac Newton. In conjunction with candlestick chart reading, one can immediately detect that the ZNGA tapers are now lit at both ends and will shortly converge at axis TNT. If you are a widow or orphan, you might want to dump this rubbish immediately. String bean theory is remarkably accurate in predicting pink sheet pink death spirals. Furthermore, I'm detecting a very strong Kosher Nostra sell signal at $2.50. Brothers and Sisters in Canine: Take this vital information, and may it serve you well. Thus spoke Zngathustra.

    Sentiment: Strong Sell

  • A rising stock price of course.
    However, there will be a little problem with what you learned in Econ. 101.
    Liquidity and classic supply and demand curves.
    And the major averages won't cooperate either.

    Sentiment: Strong Sell

  • As much as I abhor these folks and their close association with Hal and his byte buddies (front loading), I must say I respect their prowess, chess strategy, and the capital they have at ready disposal to push and shove. Keep in mind that although ZNGA volume was excellent today, a huge technical plus short term, a mere $60 million in stock changed hands in today's session, and much of it spurred by frantic and paranoid short covering. $60- million is chump change in the grand universe of things, especially when one considers that the tribal insiders unloaded more than $600 million of ZNGA common at $13-. and that is of course the subject of ongoing litigation. Pincus' take alone (and we will never really know the take of his relatives in the Warburg clan) was in excess of $200 million. I fully expected a roadkill bounce back to $2.50, but not multiple orgasms above that critical figure. One might think this hocus pcus has additional legs in light of strong volume, but I suspect the major averages will refuse to cooperate, and therein lies a slight problem. ZNGA was up today in a down market, another big technical plus, but this errection must last more than four hours, or a doctor will be required to revive the patient.

    Summary: Karma Yoga still holds the upper hand on this garbage. Always beware when the devil quotes scripture. Patience is the order of the day. History has not, and will not, treat ZNGA kindly.

    Sentiment: Strong Sell

  • This roadkill bounce went a bit further than expected, and I'm shaking in my boots.
    These are dark hours indeed for a supreme cynic like myself.
    Where will this temporary pain end?
    The shorts are frightened.
    But not me.

    Sentiment: Strong Sell

  • I reluctantly admit this is a net short term positive.
    However, I won't buy it over the long haul.
    Tut, 200 DOW points tis but a scratch.
    Now 2000 points might wake up the complacency.
    With more than a few margin calls that is.
    How well I know that unpleasant voice on the other end of the receiver.
    "Come up with the cash right away Mike, or we close your position."
    Been there, done that.
    Insanity is when you do the same thing over and over again, expecting different results.
    Yes, alcoholic behavior.
    I'm no longer insane.
    Today's price action in the averages demonstrates one thing quite clearly.
    The entire stock market drools over the next FED pronouncement, not fundamentals.
    Heaven forbid, a rise in interest rates?
    Then things become very interesting.
    And ZNGA goes right along for the ride.
    DOWN.

    Sentiment: Strong Sell

  • "A Thousand Miles From Nowhere"
    This is a remarkable song.
    The Bakersfield sound has its own lovely quality.
    A la Buck Owens and Merle Haggard.
    Yoakam has a very tight band behind him.
    Honkytonk art at its best.
    Why waste time with rubbish like Farmville?
    So much beautiful music to be heard.
    So many good books to read.
    So many beautiful women to chase.
    It is all about the chase by the way.
    In each and every thing you do.
    Just don't chase garbage stocks.

    Sentiment: Strong Sell

  • Do you give over your credit card number to watch porn?
    I would say you answer "no" to both questions.
    Let us apply this logic to ZNGA's business model.
    A business model fraught with danger.
    Is it any great wonder that this company will post losses as far as the eye can see?
    Summary: ZNGA = The gift which keeps on taking.
    Oh yes, we just flood the small screen with endless ads to generate a bit of revenue.
    NOT!

    Sentiment: Strong Sell

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