Not sure how to preface this but this interview has been on my mind as I've been reading online comments and message boards recently. Where I live on the west coast I meet a lot of angry, disappointed young -- and not so young - people who seem to see the cost of everything and the value of nothing as the saying goes.
'W u s s' may be a tad harsh and this author is pretty blunt but I think he has genuine concern for the people he's describing. He summarizes a real problem and probably hopes to help them by encouraging some introspection. I wasn't a fan of 'American Psycho' and don't share his politics, but wise words nonetheless:
VICE: Why have you termed me and my contemporaries "Generation Wuss"?
Bret Easton Ellis: You have to understand that I’m coming to these things as a member of the most pessimistic and ironic generation that has ever roamed the earth. When I hear millennials getting hurt by "cyber bullying", or it being a gateway to suicide, it’s difficult for me to process. A little less so for my boyfriend, who happens to be a millennial of that age, but even he somewhat agrees with the sensitivity of Generation Wuss. It’s very difficult for them to take criticism, and because of that a lot of the content produced is kind of s---- y. And when someone is criticised for their content, they seem to collapse, or the person criticising them is called a hater, a contrarian, a troll.
In a way it’s down to the generation that raised them, who cocooned them in praise – four stars for showing up, you know? But eventually everyone has to hit the dark side of life; someone doesn’t like you, someone doesn’t like your work, someone doesn’t love you back… people die. What we have is a generation who are super-confident and super-positive about things, but when the least bit of darkness enters their lives, they’re paralysed.
23? You must be using zacrimonious math. You're counting 1 for every 4 -- maybe math isn't your thing?
Say hi to those new investors.
I decided to count the number of references to dilution made by one of our commenters here last month – hey, if you have a better way to pass the time lemme know. I was a bit bored, I’ve done my DD and bought all the AMBS shares that I intend to, there’s not much left to do now but wait patiently for some positive announcement(s) from our CEO that will take this stock out of single-digit land. And anyway, it took all of a couple minutes to copy and paste some comments into a word processor and click a button so now I’m bored again, it may be time to explore the outdoors(?)
Not to single anyone out here – hint: his name starts with z and ends with -arconimous, ( love ya, z ) and he really only “occasionally” shares his opinion about the horrors of AMBS dilution. Except during February when zacrimonious mentioned some variation of dilution/dilutive/dilute 94 times. I found that amusing but lots of things amuse me. Btw, current fully-diluted AMBS sharecount is 769.4m which could go as high as 794.5m per our AMBS analyst. Not that it worries me.
Yep, that seems like a good conservative range to me too. And insiders are betting on .12 When it will happen I don't know but it's coming.
zarc, when you talk to all those new investors be sure to mention this
zarconimous Sep 30 2013
"With news .21 - .33 depending on the news."
;-) Oh jeepers, I'm about to be called a "hater" for disagreeing with you in 3...2...1...
I'm buying more today. (Hi, zarc :) )
Lower Bollinger Band (20,2) is @ .0843 and it could be that PPS continues to drift down. I may run out of funds to buy more before this bounces off the bottom band but so be it. This stock is seriously undervalued, IMO. Unless fellow longs and I are very wrong we shouldn't be worried about a half a penny here, half a penny there.
"we will see if I am an idiot or simply correct" -- Yes, we will.
Bought more today... buying more tomorrow.
You've been a broken record re: dilution for over a week now -- the voice of dilution doom and gloom along with jfj. No one is going to be "surprised by expenditures and dilution" since everybody and his grandmother knows about the warrants. Short-term traders, IMO, have little to no impact on the stock right now which is contrary to your main assumption. PPS is up over 30% for the year on increased volume versus end of 2013.
You really think that 1) the recent buying is all due to mom and pop retail investors and momentum traders, 2) the market has no clue about the warrants, 3) stockholders are about to panic over Gerald's travel expenses to Manhattan last couple weeks?
You've been making too many wrong assumptions re: this market.
Well, I’d rather not bother the man as the question’s already been asked and replied to. His comment to you is interesting – I wouldn’t have thanked you for sharing it if I hadn’t thought so. My ‘Spam’ in quotes was meant playfully. In your emails to GC you write “apologies for being a pain” so you apparently realized you were pressing him.
I expect a certain amount of cheer leading from any CEO, but what he wrote is encouraging. Can you see that the timeline might be telling as well? If, for example, GC ignored your first 4 emails sent over several weeks or months before deciding to reply to you now I’d find that interesting as well. On the other hand if he replied after receiving five emails over the course of three days I'd say it's more likely that he's replying out of frustration.
Thanks again for sharing this
Coldcoffee is a ... unique...commenter who may be confused about his own trading philosophy, imo.
Three months ago CC was bullish on AMBS. Recently:
12-11-13 Coldcoffee said “think I will play the chart once I break even at .105” (PPS finally broke.105 on 1-14) and Coldcoffee proceeded to change his opinion on AMBS five times since then apparently due to technicals
1-15-14 Coldcoffee was Bullish
1-16-14 Coldcoffee turned Bearish (based on an “extremely bearish Harami pattern”)
1-17-14 Coldcoffee turned Bullish
1-22-14 Coldcoffee turned Bearish
1-25-14 Coldcoffee turned Bullish
2-3-14 Coldcoffee turned Bearish (“AMBS is on its death bed”)
What’s interesting (to me) is that Coldcoffee apparently uses a daily chart – day to day changes in candlesticks, RSI, etc. -- to explain the company’s fundamentals and then writes his elaborate comments here explaining how Amarantus’ business potential has changed drastically from the previous day. I respect TA but I never knew of a Technical Analyst who believed the fluctuation in a daily stock chart reflects a change in the company’s fundamentals!
Assuming Coldcoffee is sincere (apologies for doubting, CC) he doesn’t see his inconsistency and gets frustrated when the mb gives him flak for it. Coffee's condescending replies make for some amusing reading.
paismanolo, when did you send the first of your 5 emails to Mr. C? I'm curious over what period of time you 'spammed' him with the same question. First email went out a week ago? A month ago? Or all in the same day...?
Since no one knows where PPS will be x days from now I'd say simple moving averages might help you decide your entry point. You might consider buying some here just under the 20dma (currently 9.93c). It's possible PPS drops further so I'd be prepared to buy again at the 50dma (currently 7.19c) and again at the 200dma (5.25c) though I think that's unlikely but who knows (certainly not that jfj dude).
Just my opinion on a speculative stock. GL
What's that? You say you "do not know what this means for AMBS, like i said im a rookie to this company" then you proceed to give us all trading advice anyway?
L O L
Gee, that was kind of you. When paid clowns like you and that jfj guy show up posting your negative #$%$ I'm very encouraged as it's usually a contrarian indicator.
He's been bi-polar for a while -- a few months ago coldcoffee posted a negative comment in an AMBS article on Seeking alpha and the SA author (Jason Napodano) replied "You don't know what you're talking about." Now coldcoffee is praising Napodano and AMBS. I can appreciate someone playing devil's advocate on a message board -- arguing things out with themselves -- but this is just goofy, coldcoffee. Either you often don't mean what your are saying or you're bi-polar or someone's hacked your account ...
Best post of the day :)
hey jake, I am a neuropsychologist....let me repeat...go take you psych 101 bs and soft bashing elsewhere....
I agree that Mr. C's purchase was a follow-my-lead gesture -- a statement of confidence in Amarantus' future. And I'm convinced he's ethical and competent. He believes in his company's potential. I just don't think he knows what will happen next week is all I meant to say.
That would be nice but I don't think so. The fact that mgmt. is buying even a few shares means that AMBS is not in a blackout period -- they have no major announcements planned.
For what it's worth, after the CEO bought 50K shares on 4-30-13 AMBS stock dropped almost 50% the following month. Highly unlikely that will happen this time, imo, but I can hope. I'd welcome even a small pullback now and the chance to add additional shares.