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tgagrippa 175 posts  |  Last Activity: Aug 25, 2015 5:04 PM Member since: Aug 1, 2008
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    VISA checkout is killing PYPL

    by aud802009 Aug 25, 2015 10:09 AM
    tgagrippa tgagrippa Aug 25, 2015 5:04 PM Flag

    You must be joking.

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    Buckle up - Gold going higher !

    by statsmike Aug 20, 2015 8:27 AM
    tgagrippa tgagrippa Aug 22, 2015 7:08 PM Flag

    The financial crisis of 2008 was of 1929 proportions i.e. collapse of worldwide banking system. This is not that. We have a combination of things some of which are actually good for consumers and for some companies. Collapse in oil and commodity prices will save consumers money as it will the companies who use raw materials to make stuff. That will show up in earnings reports eventually. Strong dollar meas U.S. consumers pay less for some imported stuff. Markets are dealing with something we've never seen before: a big slowdown in the juggernaut called China. Lots of moving parts here but 2007 it ain't. You do know the people who write articles and especially headlines at Marketwatch and CNBC want your eyeballs, right? Frankly, I wish the GD market would correct and get it over with already because I am getting sick of reading about how long it has been since it has. Buy Claude because it is a gem in a severely beaten down sector with all-in costs that suggest it can weather the storm not because gold is going to $1400 in a month 'cause it almost cetainly won't.

    Sentiment: Buy

  • Reply to

    Buckle up - Gold going higher !

    by statsmike Aug 20, 2015 8:27 AM
    tgagrippa tgagrippa Aug 21, 2015 1:30 PM Flag

    We are probably in correction mode but I do not believe this is 2007 redux.

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    No merit to lawsuit

    by jt1991 Aug 20, 2015 10:45 AM
    tgagrippa tgagrippa Aug 21, 2015 11:41 AM Flag

    Exactly. Don't let 'em get your shares cheap. $80 within two years.

    Sentiment: Buy

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    No merit to lawsuit

    by jt1991 Aug 20, 2015 10:45 AM
    tgagrippa tgagrippa Aug 20, 2015 12:59 PM Flag

    The lawsuit is lawyers trolling for business. That is what lawyers do, at least in the U.S.A. It is the natural order of things. If you have spent any amount of time investing in stocks then you have seen this movie before. The key point to remember is that the lawsuit does not allege that the product is unhealthy. The lawsuit merely alleges that the packaging contains misleading information. I believe there is ample precedent to suggest that the packaging represents no legally actionable (mis)information. But obviously that will be decided by others.

    The important thing to remember is that consumers of almond milk have already voted with their wallets, hence the overwhelming growth in demand for the product. Is the lawsuit part of the reason for the recent, relatively small sell-off? Quite possibly, though a fidgety stock market that appears to be dancing with the notion of a correction is probably part of the reason, too.

    My take on the lawsuit is best expressed by the old Arab saying: "The dogs bark but the caravan passes." My take on the recent price dip is best expressed by another saying: "This, too, shall pass."

    Sentiment: Buy

  • tgagrippa tgagrippa Aug 12, 2015 1:45 PM Flag

    @longtimedebt: You, and this post, are so full of #$%$ that it hardly warrants a response. But in the hope of warning the naive or the suggestible about giving any heed to what you say I will merely offer this: According to Yahoo!, longtimedebtfollower did not exist until July 11, 2015. So how can you truthfully say that you warned us about the perils of chasing yield for years? Either you're a liar or you're referring to posts under a different handle. If the later, would you share with us what other Yahoo! handles you've used so we may research those posts and benefit from the free advice you say you've dispensed for years? Many of us are eager to learn from your wisdom.

    Sentiment: Hold

  • Reply to

    How does it feel?

    by edgutie Aug 10, 2015 11:49 AM
    tgagrippa tgagrippa Aug 10, 2015 3:57 PM Flag

    @ed: Could not agree more with everything after your first sentence. WWAV is, I believe, following the Hain Celestial model by growing through relatively small, accretive acquisitions that roll-up into something that is greater than the sum of its parts. I still believe WWAV is a likely takeover target (as is HAIN, for that matter) but the nice part of being a WWAV investor is that you win whether it gets acquired or not. Buy it. Hold it. Add on the dips. We are going to $75-$80 in the next few years if it is not purchased. Or if it is purchased, for that matter. As I've said here before, the healthy eating trend is no fad. It is a real mega-trend and here to stay. WhiteWave is one of several ways to ride that wave. Pun not intended but gratefully accepted.

    Sentiment: Buy

  • tgagrippa tgagrippa Aug 7, 2015 3:00 PM Flag

    @newsad: I've been predicting deals like that ever since last summer when Gannett first announced the split. It would likely have to be three-way deal, though, that includes TGNA, the GCI spinoff. MNI still owns some of Careerbuilder, right? TGNA would probably like to acquire the rest of that. Don't know what other digital properties MNI might have. Don't think they have any TV stations but don't know the company. Assuming MNI still has newspapers that could be strip-mined ("right sized," to use the corporate terminology) with layoffs to jack up profiits on the print side I could see a three-way deal in which GCI got the print operations and TGNA got the digital stuff. But I think that consolidation in this industry is inevitable. Now that Gannett has split electronic from print, as have other media companies, the government restrictions on the consolidation of both sides have gone away. Just a matter of time.

  • Reply to

    Really? 5% on less than 10G shares.....

    by edgutie Aug 7, 2015 9:13 AM
    tgagrippa tgagrippa Aug 7, 2015 12:57 PM Flag

    Investing, like most things in business, can be distilled to a single question: Which do you prefer, a quick nickel or a slow dime?

    Sentiment: Hold

  • Reply to

    Weak close.

    by deja4 Aug 5, 2015 4:24 PM
    tgagrippa tgagrippa Aug 6, 2015 9:13 PM Flag

    But the volume was nothing special today -- less than half the rolling three-month average. Low volume equals no conviction. I wouldn't make too much of it.

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    Wouldnt touch it into earnings

    by dividendseeker Aug 5, 2015 1:26 PM
    tgagrippa tgagrippa Aug 6, 2015 1:18 PM Flag

    I disagree that WWAV is too pricey for a buyout. But given the directionless, jittery market we're in I would not be surprised to see a selloff regardless of how earnings come down. This, too, shall pass.

    Sentiment: Hold

  • tgagrippa tgagrippa Aug 4, 2015 4:25 PM Flag

    I prefer to be called a bagholder instead of idiot, since bagholder denotes a temporary condition resulting from a bad choice whereas idiocy is, you know, a permanent condition. Please adjust your vocabulary accordingly and have a nice day.

    Sentiment: Hold

  • tgagrippa tgagrippa Aug 4, 2015 4:20 PM Flag

    @debt and @sven: Welcome back guys. The three days you've been gone passed like 5 minutes.

    Sentiment: Hold

  • Reply to

    bathroom break

    by jkweabm Aug 4, 2015 12:09 PM
    tgagrippa tgagrippa Aug 4, 2015 1:04 PM Flag

    As a long, I hope so. But, if so, there will be a headwind of selling pressure as people who bought this cheap claim profits on the way up. Today is looking like one of those days. If it continues I expect sven etc. to drop by to do the "Bwahaha you effin' stoopid bagholders never learn" thing. The bashers all seem to follow the same M.O., though I sense they always believe they're being original and creative Maybe there's a website where they all get their basher training.

    Sentiment: Hold

  • Reply to

    This could move fast

    by kebko Aug 3, 2015 11:21 AM
    tgagrippa tgagrippa Aug 3, 2015 11:34 AM Flag

    What you mean "could," kemosabe? After 25 percent gain Friday on more than 6 times average volume we are today, just two hours into the trading day, up sharply on volume that is already nearly 4 times the average. HTCH has been discovered by some deep pocket(s).

    Sentiment: Hold

  • tgagrippa by tgagrippa Jul 31, 2015 4:37 PM Flag

    HTCH up over 25 percent in one day on volume over 1 million shares, 6.7 times the rolling three-month average. Nice. I'll take it. Remains to be seen whether we get follow through in the coming days, but the stock is back from the dead, that is for sure. I wonder where sven and longtimedebt are today? It will be interesting to see how they find a way to rain on this parade. I predict the return of the $200K secretary along with a critique of the mistakes longtimefollower, the real longtime, has made in the last year.

    Sentiment: Hold

  • Reply to

    Shorts starting to panic.

    by healy_healy1 Jul 30, 2015 10:26 AM
    tgagrippa tgagrippa Jul 30, 2015 11:25 AM Flag

    Not sure shorts are panicking but I think we can probably conclude that the heavy selling pressure that was to be expected in the wake of the split is, for the most part, over. There will be plenty of up and doen days in coming months, of course.

    Sentiment: Buy

  • Reply to

    Unaware buyer

    by zalomonbro Jul 29, 2015 2:49 PM
    tgagrippa tgagrippa Jul 30, 2015 10:00 AM Flag

    How do you know what the buyer is or isn't aware of? Maybe the buyer is in possession of better information than either of us has.

    Sentiment: Hold

  • Reply to

    O.I.S.

    by bargainhunter880 Jul 25, 2015 9:25 AM
    tgagrippa tgagrippa Jul 27, 2015 1:15 PM Flag

    @uptab: Up 10 percent at noon. Had no idea you could move the market like that!

    Sentiment: Hold

  • Reply to

    I'am finally selling, so much for cramer!

    by rouppets Jul 27, 2015 3:44 AM
    tgagrippa tgagrippa Jul 27, 2015 7:08 AM Flag

    Intelligent and well reasoned. Thanks ever so.

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