I wouldn't be too concerned about Curry or Speith. I don't think recent events will have much effect on their cachet.
Those multiple variables that you reference may be negative or positive. It may be murky for a while, but it will eventually break one way or another. I've made a pretty large bet that it will be dramatically to the upside. If you think otherwise you should act accordingly.
"Idiot" doesn't even begin to designate how stupid his statement was.
I would never presume to tell anyone what stock to buy, but unless you are already wealthy, it is best to never use margin. That is my unrequested advice.
I would rather have them saying that that to say to sell.
You call them idiots for actually buying something, and you spend an equal amount on lottery tickets, and you call them idiots? Hubris at its finest.