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ripwinkles 19 posts  |  Last Activity: Jan 29, 2014 6:27 PM Member since: Oct 13, 2002
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  • Reply to

    FEBRUARY 19, 2014 IS D=DAY!!!

    by crocster55 Jan 29, 2014 4:34 PM
    ripwinkles ripwinkles Jan 29, 2014 6:27 PM Flag

    I think he is simply wimply!
    Rip

  • Reply to

    Could Imax make the displays for smart phones?

    by ritzkrakow5 Nov 13, 2013 4:09 PM
    ripwinkles ripwinkles Nov 13, 2013 9:40 PM Flag

    LOL
    I love it.
    Rip

  • Reply to

    Wednesday Thursday Friday

    by ritzkrakow5 Oct 29, 2013 10:33 PM
    ripwinkles ripwinkles Oct 30, 2013 9:42 AM Flag

    correction:

    The latest short position in Imax is 16.3 million, not 12 million as I wrote from memory last night.
    Rip

  • Reply to

    Wednesday Thursday Friday

    by ritzkrakow5 Oct 29, 2013 10:33 PM
    ripwinkles ripwinkles Oct 29, 2013 11:48 PM Flag

    I agree with you and I might add, "Don't forget about the plight of the shorts who may not be squeezed by a shortage of stock to borrow, but face an ever increasing need to put up and more capital to keep their accounts marked a rising market in Imax stock, plus the possibility of incurring increasingly greater eventual losses if they find their reasons for shorting the stock turn out to be wrong and they decided to cover at unacceptable losses.
    The covering of their collective 12 million share short positions, if it turns out that way, should move the stock even higher. I witnessed this happening when I was long 250,000 shares of Tesla recently and for a while was collecting a 30% premium per annum for lending out my shares to short sellers who had to borrow.
    I thought I made a killing in Tesla stock, but sold the last of my stock way prematurely at $70, only to see it go up another 100 points weeks afterwards. Imax is no Tesla, but it doesn't have to be and I hope I resist the temptation to sell just because it goes up too quickly and I have a large profit.

    By the way, this message Board has some of the smartest and best informed investors I have ever seen for a group of non-insiders. Reading your discussions, I have come to realize Imax is a far more complicated and difficult to manage company than I had previously realized. Especially since it has become such a global company. I would like to say thank you for that.

    Rip

    Sentiment: Buy

  • ripwinkles ripwinkles Oct 20, 2013 8:56 PM Flag

    what will the shorts say next?

    "Forgive me father, for I have sinned"

    Rip

  • Reply to

    VIN assignments

    by bertram31clasic Oct 19, 2013 7:11 AM
    ripwinkles ripwinkles Oct 19, 2013 11:06 PM Flag

    bertram31
    Would you have done anything differently were you in his position?
    Rip

  • ripwinkles ripwinkles Oct 19, 2013 9:31 PM Flag

    Would you please quantify approximately how much money
    you made by shorting the market in 2009?
    It might help some of us in taking you more seriously?
    Rip

  • Reply to

    Metallica packs Apollo for IMAX movie debut

    by essentrique Sep 21, 2013 10:44 PM
    ripwinkles ripwinkles Sep 22, 2013 11:13 PM Flag

    Ekave 36
    From your lips to God's ears.
    Rip

  • Reply to

    Arewe all off to see the Wizard?

    by bslepicka Sep 20, 2013 9:29 AM
    ripwinkles ripwinkles Sep 21, 2013 3:29 AM Flag

    I took the trouble to see the Wizard of Ox again in 3D wearing glasses at the Miami Imax theater, having first seen it some 75 years ago when it first came to our neighborhood theater in Brooklyn, New York. It was as fresh and exciting last night for me as it was then, if not more so because of the larger screen and 3D?
    However, it was a Friday opening night and there were but nine people in the disappointingly small audience.

    From my standpoint, the picture is a thoroughly entertaining, highly creative,
    beautifully photographed and acted, and totally engrossing movie masterpiece. I left thinking, why don't they make movies like this anymore?
    To think they put this together way back THEN!
    I got there early to avoid the opening night crowd which never materialized,
    and sat through a half hour of coming attractions with their slam bang action, loud noise, and much cartoon story telling.

    If the rest of the world were like me, and learned what they would be missing if they didn't take the time and trouble to go and see it, this replay
    will make a fortune. I ask those of you who can, to go and see it, and tell us
    what YOU think? If we get a variety of answers, maybe moviegoers likes and dislikes are too subjective for one outside the industry to heavily invest in or bet on by owning stocks?
    Rip

  • Reply to

    new 52 week high with that penny

    by cdh333mom Sep 18, 2013 10:55 AM
    ripwinkles ripwinkles Sep 18, 2013 9:21 PM Flag

    Did you sell your stock upon arrival?
    Rip

    Sentiment: Strong Buy

  • Reply to

    Imax short position declines for last two weeks.

    by ripwinkles Sep 12, 2013 8:41 AM
    ripwinkles ripwinkles Sep 12, 2013 8:46 AM Flag

    correction:

    Bimonthly...not bi-weekly

    Rip

  • Imax short position just out shows decline of 588,415 shares from 17,455,541 shares to 16,867,126 shares.
    Days to cover jumps to new high of nearly 37 days. First decline in eight bi-weekly reporting periods.
    Draw your own conclusions.

    Rip

  • Reply to

    After "Oz" They should do the redo of

    by bslepicka Sep 11, 2013 2:15 AM
    ripwinkles ripwinkles Sep 11, 2013 8:55 AM Flag

    I am 85 and remember seeing The Wizard of Oz in the local movie theater when it first came out around 1939. I can't wait to see it again in Imax. I guess this is a picture for all
    ages. You don't remember Clark Gable saying to Vivian Leigh in Gone with the Wind, "Frankly my Dear I don't give a damn."

  • ripwinkles ripwinkles Sep 9, 2013 11:07 PM Flag

    cdh333mom
    One parting comment please.
    If you end up buying more stock, which I suspect is the right course of action and could easily happen, will you let us know?
    LOL

    RIP

  • Reply to

    IMAX Melting Up?

    by iwynne2002 Sep 5, 2013 10:31 PM
    ripwinkles ripwinkles Sep 9, 2013 10:48 PM Flag

    ekave
    Don't understand what you are saying? Do you work at
    producing motion pictures? If you refer to the word mensch as the typo, the spelling is correct. I woke up my son-in-law and asked him. John and I sit on a hospital Board together.

  • ripwinkles ripwinkles Sep 9, 2013 11:18 AM Flag

    buy_buy_buy

    I agree with you 100%. cdh333 is not acting like an investor who has confidence in his decision to own a stock with his "cancel when reached orders ". He acts more like an unsure trader letting short term market movements influence his decisions.
    I have been guilty of it myself many times.

    Rip

  • Reply to

    IMAX Melting Up?

    by iwynne2002 Sep 5, 2013 10:31 PM
    ripwinkles ripwinkles Sep 8, 2013 12:10 PM Flag

    (continued)
    My biggest negative against investing in IMAX is what I believe to have been excessive use of executive compensation, and everyone here knows what I am talking about. It almost kept me from going back into the stock. I hope that has changed, or this stock may never command a decent multiple? The posters on this
    Board are remarkably knowledgeable and informed. Those on Tesla used to be that way, but now it's mostly day traders.
    I was alerted to Gravity here and last night I saw reference to it in coming attractions at the local Imax theater I was in. Also, Jon Landau who lives here when he is not in California working on Avitar, once commented, "Nobody can beat Imax".

    The next short position will be published this coming Wednesday
    afternoon after the close.

    Rip

  • Reply to

    IMAX Melting Up?

    by iwynne2002 Sep 5, 2013 10:31 PM
    ripwinkles ripwinkles Sep 8, 2013 11:39 AM Flag

    Ekave
    Wow, talk about coincidences. I too have only been in two stocks these last few years..... Tesla and IMAX. I sold the last of my 250,000 shares of Tesla at $70 per share, having made approx. 6 million dollars, including $580,000 from premiums received from lending out my shares to short sellers. As you can see, I left a lot on the table.
    I am presently sitting with 225,000 shares of IMAX stock with an average cost of $26.11. I was in it years ago having bought it around the $11 level and selling it at $18. Now IMAX is the only stock I own. I have been mostly out of the market these last few years because our run-away national debt scares the life out of me. I am 86 years old, live in Florida, and retired from a 50 year career in the investment business having sold the three mutual funds I founded along with my NYSE membership and now just run my own money. I have taking the trouble to visit the Tesla Factory in California twice these last couple years. Tesla is a once in a life time investment opportunity, but I was not prepared for this last round of investor exuberance. Originally I bought 35,000 shares of Tesla stock at $17 per share on the IPO, which I received because I had purchased a roadster. I sold that at $23 a share. I later bought back 100,000 shares around $28 a share, which I later sold between $35-$40. After that I repurchased 250,000 shares around $30 and sold the last of that at $70.
    After the roadster I ordered two signature Model S sedans, one of which I gave to my daughter who works for me and who also visited the Tesla factory, and I presently have a Model X on order. You have to drive a Tesla sedan to appreciate what a truly great car it is. The shorts got creamed betting so heavily against Tesla. At the top the short position was 32 million shares and I was getting a 30% per anum rebate for lending my shares. IMAX's short position is getting up there too, but there is no sign of a rebate so the shares are not yet hard to borrow.

  • Reply to

    IMAX Melting Up?

    by iwynne2002 Sep 5, 2013 10:31 PM
    ripwinkles ripwinkles Sep 6, 2013 11:36 PM Flag

    cdh333mom

    I suggest if $29 is all you want and you are serious, put in a good until cancelled open order to sell it there. I think there an excellent chance to get it off before too long. Perhaps this is just wishful thinking on my part?

    Rip

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