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rosen62 40 posts  |  Last Activity: Sep 15, 2014 12:33 PM Member since: Mar 26, 2001
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    Mechel paying dividends??

    by rosen62 Sep 11, 2014 9:45 PM
    rosen62 rosen62 Sep 15, 2014 12:33 PM Flag

    Yes, a bunch. A mistake, maybe. It is meaningless to sell here. If they go to zero I won't be losing much more unless, as man-nature says, it gets expensive holding.

  • Just got this in my brokerage account:
    Security: ***MECHEL OAO (MTL.PR)
    Amount Credited: $69.80

  • With debt reduction and interest expense reduction. They might survive.

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    i bought back my shares that i sold

    by mcaplan2006 Aug 1, 2014 2:43 PM
    rosen62 rosen62 Aug 1, 2014 8:11 PM Flag

    Smuylan could be a "dinosaur"himself, too. Something important to consider. Maybe he makes a move into cable and together with print begins to think of it as a small media conglomerate as opposed to simply radio stations. Then, synergies could be built. As it is, nextradio may take time. And that doesn't include the "if" question as it may never take off.

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    a lot of volume today

    by mcaplan2006 Jul 31, 2014 9:03 PM
    rosen62 rosen62 Aug 1, 2014 8:05 PM Flag

    Well.. the marketing research company concluded that the central motto should be "portable". So perhaps that author understands correctly that "coolness" has no place. Smuylan could be a lil' out of touch here. He aims at something that only "grass-root' movements can accomplish. Maybe he is a bit too old to understand that any initiative that smells corporate will defeat the "coolness" purpose. Aside from this, the author not only writes in an extravagant fashion -with too many words- but may also be missing the important aspect of nextradio of being gentle on both data and batteries. Can this be enough to make it happen? Almost all this type of ventures that made it to market were born by VCs in cahoots with the usual Stanford/Silicon Valley guys. So...

  • Reply to

    a lot of volume today

    by mcaplan2006 Jul 31, 2014 9:03 PM
    rosen62 rosen62 Aug 1, 2014 9:16 AM Flag

    Here is the video shown

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    I sold 60% of my stock today

    by mcaplan2006 Jul 16, 2014 9:07 PM
    rosen62 rosen62 Jul 18, 2014 10:27 PM Flag

    Investing is like this. With passage of time you come to a new understanding and the thing to do is to rethink your strategy.

    I too believe nextradio maybe a too little too late type of thing and that the seemingly advantage of being free is not so much. I do listen to radio plenty while I work on my computer but there are many choices with no commercials whatsoever. I listen to earbits a lot just as background music. I wonder how they make their money... providing the music I like and zero ads.

    BUT strange things happen in any industry and one day this one may too see the light. Not too long ago airlines were broke and Warren Buffett would badmouth them daily as a poor businesses. Yet with the barrel of oil above $100 they are making coin. They will charge passengers for the toilette paper by-the-inch every time taking a poop is in order. All at 10,000 feet. Can radio come up with ways to squeeze money out of customers the way the airline industry did?

    Right now I am not liking this investment too much but would wait for a better opportunity to close my position. And sorry for being a downer but as a long I am frustrated. I still think that radio-wise emms has good properties. What is missing? What is really the problem?

  • Reply to

    I sold 60% of my stock today

    by mcaplan2006 Jul 16, 2014 9:07 PM
    rosen62 rosen62 Jul 17, 2014 9:23 AM Flag

    Thanks. I am not sure how much to trust a quantitative approach as those guys have. My best investments have been investing on ONE guy. That ceo that is committed to equity and will leave no stone unturned. Now, I think Smuylan is a far cry of the Henry Singleton's of this world. No doubt he is shrewd. No doubt he understands his field. But he is not for equity, just for himself. So I regret having built a large stake here. Truth is in the world of microcaps and even small caps there are very very few Singleton's. I had great success with Chisholm at FTK. The way he dealt with equity and in particular common equity in the turnaround always showed enormous support for common shares. I was glad I was part of the building/resurgence of that company. I am disappointed on Smuylan. My view is that understanding companies' books is important and whether they show a promising business or not what really, really matters is what the CEO is made of.

  • Reply to

    I sold 60% of my stock today

    by mcaplan2006 Jul 16, 2014 9:07 PM
    rosen62 rosen62 Jul 16, 2014 9:18 PM Flag

    To some -or great- extent it trades with the IWC index. The microcaps that were badmouth by Yellen today. So unless there is some good news in the horizon, insider purchases or a move by the CEO this is either dead money as LTF said or something worse.

    On the other hand, Smuylan said EMMS trades as the GDP does and GDP is about to improve markedly in the next few quarters. If so, will they have any pricing power to improve margins? I am stuck with my position and buyers are out of sight. Dam it.

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    by rosen62 Jul 9, 2014 12:26 PM
    rosen62 rosen62 Jul 9, 2014 1:20 PM Flag

    Well... I guess I couldn't contain my frustration. Yes, three version to prevent yahoo censorship but I see they don't censor the word masturbate. Considering the bonuses paid "for strong operating performance" yet nothing comes our way you are correct. CEO is no idiot.

    He, his company and the industry may be treading water but I do not think that is the real issue. In my view, the issue here is he talks sweet while he doesn't give a dam for creating shareholder value. NextRadio will never deliver the strong profits he envisions some day into the future.

    He simply does not want to deal with shareholders. Thus, the staged conference calls where everything is bright. In other words, he is telling you to #$%$ off.

  • rosen62 by rosen62 Jul 9, 2014 12:26 PM Flag

    This idiot ceo continues to mastirbate his ego in each and every call with his massively cutting edge performance while never delivering to his shareholders. Everybody is down except his marvelous emms that navigates gracefully through extremely challenging and tough times. Yet, the stock has cratered and stays down. No matter how much amount of ego masterbating he injects into his speech. Man up Smuylan and face your shareholders LIVE and stop trying to miracously transform the Universe with your johnny-come-late schemes! What an idiot.

    The only thing he can show is a "research" showing how transformational this nextradio will one day be during this "landmark" quarter that has beaten all possible benchmarks.

    Where are the higher revenues (flat ex-purchases) and the accelerating profits?


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    No recent insider selling may be a good sign

    by mcaplan2006 Jul 2, 2014 5:49 PM
    rosen62 rosen62 Jul 3, 2014 12:03 PM Flag

    There is simply NO buying. Shareholders take advantage of rallies to unload from the microcaps. That is why we see the indexes marching higher while the microcaps go nowhere or go lower. It's horrible.

  • Reply to

    No recent insider selling may be a good sign

    by mcaplan2006 Jul 2, 2014 5:49 PM
    rosen62 rosen62 Jul 3, 2014 8:39 AM Flag

    I think I found. By Joe LoPresti. The recorded shows are online, thanks!

  • Reply to

    No recent insider selling may be a good sign

    by mcaplan2006 Jul 2, 2014 5:49 PM
    rosen62 rosen62 Jul 3, 2014 1:19 AM Flag

    Funds for these microcaps disappeared on Feb/March RUT correction and never came back. RUT recovered fully but microcaps crashed and stayed down. I am not sure where the money flows were coming from or why they left or if it was all a QE gimmick. It's like liquidity for the microcaps is not there anymore. I read somewhere that the prospects of higher interest rates will negatively impact very small firms.

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    This is the reason the stock is dead in the water

    by rosen62 Jun 30, 2014 7:13 PM
    rosen62 rosen62 Jul 1, 2014 1:16 AM Flag

    What'so bad.

    1. Shareholders get no respect with this type of attitude.
    2. He gets to screen questions in advance as opposed to live screwing.
    3. He can answer questions anyway that pleases him without having another investor rebuffing.

    By now you should get the idea of how easy is a conference call without annoying LIVE analysts and/or investors.

    And yes, I have emailed some questions including when will this modus operandi will change.

    And yes, the other poster, he is afraid of enemies he made.

  • "After opening comments, Smulyan and Walsh will respond to questions submitted via email to..."

    After many quarters of quasi improvements why does he need to pull this kind of #$%$!

    What are you afraid of Mr. Smulyan?

  • rosen62 rosen62 Jun 27, 2014 10:37 AM Flag

    Nothing on my brokerage accounts. Other 1q's were announced on July. Probably soon.

  • rosen62 rosen62 Jun 27, 2014 9:33 AM Flag

    earnings? Where's the announcement?

  • rosen62 rosen62 Jun 25, 2014 11:55 PM Flag

    One conclusion from that article -which the author may not be familiar with- is that if those numbers pan out as described commoners will see no dividend for quite some time since CEO said nothing before getting to 2.5 or so debt/equity ratio. Although I applaud emms effort I do not think nextradio accounts for much. Or ever will.

  • rosen62 by rosen62 Jun 19, 2014 1:12 PM Flag

    On its way to a potential breakthrough of its intraday high of Nov. 2013 at 147.48 after a lengthy cup and handle formation.

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