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whbuncensored 163 posts  |  Last Activity: Dec 19, 2014 12:35 AM Member since: Feb 15, 2009
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  • whbuncensored by whbuncensored Dec 19, 2014 12:35 AM Flag

    To be a successful long-term investor you must think like an owner -
    know when to take risk and when to preserve capital.
    I launched Odey Asset Management in 1991 with this 'owners' approach and have worked hard
    to build an investment team and a client base who share these beliefs.
    Today we manage c.$12.2bn for many of the world's leading investors and have an exceptional
    performance record across our conventional and hedge fund portfolios.
    Crispin Odey, Founder (source: website) Read his interesting bio at Wikipedia!
    I'd bet Odey too is now giving the SIG holding his personal attention. Was he hoodwinked?

    Sentiment: Strong Sell

  • whbuncensored by whbuncensored Dec 19, 2014 12:08 AM Flag

    is Managing Partner at Wellington Management Company, LLP and serves as its CEO and President.
    He also serves as Officer at Nuveen Mortgage Opportunity Term Fund.
    He joined Wellington Management in 1980 as a Global Industry Research Analyst following the
    technology industry and served as its Director of Global Industry Research.
    He was a Partner of Wellington Management Company since 1988.
    He serves as the Vice-Chairman of the Investment Committee of Brandeis University and a
    Member of the University’s Board of Trustees.
    He is a member of AIMR and the Boston Society of Security Analysts.
    He holds a Chartered Financial Analyst designation.
    He holds an M.B.A. in Finance from Harvard Business School in 1980, a Bachelor of Arts degree
    in Economics and American Studies from the London School of Economics, and he is also a
    Summa Cum Laude, Phi Beta Kappa, from Brandeis University in 1978. (source: Bloomberg)
    Note: The Wellington website says his present title is Chairman.

    How did such a smart guy allow Wellington to get a big position in SIG?
    Do you think he was even aware of this situation and the AMJC scheme?
    If not, I'll bet he's giving this embarrassing holding his personal attention now!

    Sentiment: Strong Sell

  • In case you're unaware of the infamous American Jewelry (AMJC) scheme,
    it's my understanding that SIG belongs by right to AMJC-holders.
    My family is the largest holder of AMJC shares I believe.
    I'm quite sure all AMJC-holders feel that SIG is worth far less than its manipulated market-price.
    In order to maximize SIG's fair value, I urge you (plural) to demand that the Company's
    Board of Directors immediately suspend cash dividends and share-buybacks to reduce debt.
    signed/ William H. Brandt, Acting Chair of Investors Liberation Movement

    Sentiment: Strong Sell

  • Reply to

    The scientific, aesthetic conclusion

    by whbuncensored Dec 14, 2014 3:51 PM
    whbuncensored whbuncensored Dec 17, 2014 12:11 PM Flag

    Alas, not every prospective bride can pass a gold-digger test after so much cultural conditioning
    by diamond peddlers. Perhaps his proposal could be put in the form of a choice for her:
    Sweetie, would you rather have a flawlessly superior, beautiful large-CZ engagement ring
    AND a substantial check
    OR spend all that money on an unimpressive costly little diamond? Makes her think harder!

    Sentiment: Strong Sell

  • Shouldn't the Press Release (Dec. 12) reiterating that the Indolent Eleven are entrenched for 2015
    send the stock price sharply lower. Institutional holders are apparently satisfied with such continuity.

    Sentiment: Strong Sell

  • whbuncensored whbuncensored Dec 16, 2014 12:12 AM Flag

    Sino Gas International Holdings, Inc. Consolidated Balance Sheets (10-Q, p. 8)
    As of September 30, 2014 and December 31, 2013 (Stated in US Dollars)
    (Unaudited) September 30, 2014 December 31, 2013 (Audited)
    STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY
    Preferred stock B US $0.001 par value; 5,000,000 shares authorized; 200,997 shares issued
    and outstanding as of September 30, 2014 and December 31, 2013, respectively.
    Additional paid in capital - Preferred Stock B 233,655 233,655

    Common stock 57,608,833 shares issued and outstanding
    as of September 30, 2014 and December 31, 2013, respectively.
    Total Stockholders' Equity $109,413,904 $108,184,763
    I'm not sure about the preferred, but the common BV appears to have been $1.90.
    So the $1.30 cash buyout was 68% of BV. Swindle? CHNGQ might have paid more!

  • Reply to

    Shouldn't JADA and D.G. Jewelry

    by whbuncensored Dec 15, 2014 8:45 PM
    whbuncensored whbuncensored Dec 15, 2014 11:30 PM Flag

    How about with American Jewelry et al.

  • Read posts on DDC for my contrary thesis.

    Also shouldn't MOV consider a joint-marketing agreement with JADA.
    Recall that American Jewelry once had an attractive proposal from MOV.
    And American Jewelry had a joint-marketing agreement with D.G. Jewelry at that time.

  • See my posts on DDC for a contrary view.

    Also shouldn't FOSL consider joint-marketing agreements with JADA, D.G. Jewelry,
    and American Jewelry.

  • whbuncensored by whbuncensored Dec 15, 2014 8:45 PM Flag

    have a joint-marketing agreement.

  • Reply to

    fyi: Diamonair CZ jewelry

    by whbuncensored Dec 15, 2014 8:20 PM
    whbuncensored whbuncensored Dec 15, 2014 8:37 PM Flag

    Web Search "diamonair jewelry".
    Go to Diamonair's official website. Could such beauty be achieved with diamonds.
    Diamonair jewelry is available online at Walmart and elsewhere.

  • Reply to

    fyi: Diamonair CZ jewelry

    by whbuncensored Dec 15, 2014 8:23 PM
    whbuncensored whbuncensored Dec 15, 2014 8:33 PM Flag

    Web Search "diamonair jewelry".
    Go to Diamonair's official website. Could such beauty be achieved with diamonds.
    Diamonair jewelry is available online at Walmart and elsewhere.

  • whbuncensored by whbuncensored Dec 15, 2014 8:23 PM Flag

    D.G. Jewelry, Inc. primarily engages in the design, manufacture, merchandising, and distribution of
    stone-set jewelry for department stores, mass merchants, television shopping networks, and other
    high volume retailers and major discounters. It also distributes its products through non-traditional
    wholesale distribution outlets, such as Internet wholesale advertising services, liquidation operations,
    and consumer product rental companies. The company operates in two divisions, DG and Diamonair.
    The DG division manufactures and distributes stone-set rings and other jewelry products.
    The Diamonair division assembles and distributes jewelry, primarily set with synthetic stones.
    The DG and Diamonair divisions offer approximately 11,000 and 700 styles of rings, respectively.
    They also offer approximately 1,000 other products, the majority of which consist of pendants, earrings,
    tennis bracelets, and brooches. D.G. Jewelry principally operates in Canada and the United States.
    On October 10, 2002, D.G. Jewelry, Inc. was placed in receivership by order of the
    Ontario Superior Court of Justice. (Bloomberg)
    At the time, it was quite profitable and NOT insolvent. My family holds shares in certificate form.

  • whbuncensored by whbuncensored Dec 15, 2014 8:20 PM Flag

    D.G. Jewelry, Inc. primarily engages in the design, manufacture, merchandising, and distribution of
    stone-set jewelry for department stores, mass merchants, television shopping networks, and other
    high volume retailers and major discounters. It also distributes its products through non-traditional
    wholesale distribution outlets, such as Internet wholesale advertising services, liquidation operations,
    and consumer product rental companies. The company operates in two divisions, DG and Diamonair.
    The DG division manufactures and distributes stone-set rings and other jewelry products.
    The Diamonair division assembles and distributes jewelry, primarily set with synthetic stones.
    The DG and Diamonair divisions offer approximately 11,000 and 700 styles of rings, respectively.
    They also offer approximately 1,000 other products, the majority of which consist of pendants, earrings,
    tennis bracelets, and brooches. D.G. Jewelry principally operates in Canada and the United States.
    On October 10, 2002, D.G. Jewelry, Inc. was placed in receivership by order of the
    Ontario Superior Court of Justice. (Bloomberg)
    At the time, it was quite profitable and NOT insolvent. My family holds shares in certificate form.

  • See DDC posts for my contrary opinion.

  • Read my posts on DDC for a contrary view.

    Sentiment: Sell

  • Only if they're bimbos or gold diggers. Smart sisters should prefer cubic zirconia
    if they want to attract solid guys. See my posts on DDC for explanation.

    Sentiment: Strong Sell

  • Only if they're bimbos or gold diggers. Smart sisters should prefer cubic zirconia
    if they want to attract solid guys. Read my posts on DDC for explanation.

    Sentiment: Sell

  • is that CZ is more beautiful than diamonds, has more practical durability,
    and is a far better choice for jewelry to a rational mind.
    The greater hardness of diamond only makes it the better choice for some industrial applications.

    CZ's "stigma" according to diamond peddlers is inexpensiveness, but shouldn't that be considered
    an advantage because more CZ can be afforded to manufacture way more stunning jewelry.
    Poor women can proudly outdo the wealthy effete in adornment with dazzling displays of CZ.
    What's more desirable; an unimpressive, costly little gem or a magnificently distinctive charmer?
    I think any woman who would prefer an expensive item ignoring visual effect is a stupid spendthrift.
    If most men vociferously agreed, would the majority of women change their practice on this subject.
    Ladies want to be eye-catching foremost I'd think!

    Sentiment: Strong Sell

  • whbuncensored by whbuncensored Dec 14, 2014 2:33 PM Flag

    Dispersion of CZ is 0.060 and only 0.044 for diamonds. (source: Diffen)
    The visual appeal and characteristics of a gemstone are determined by several factors that include:
    brilliance (sparkle), color, fire (light dispersion), and luster (surface reflectiveness). A stone's brilliance,
    fire, and to a lesser extent luster, are influenced by the type of cut (faceting) that is employed.
    The faceting of a gemstone will affect how light will behave as it passes through the outside surface into
    the interior of the gem. Light can either be reflected off of the stone's exterior surface affecting its luster;
    or the light can pass through the exterior surface of the stone and be refracted, scattered, and dispersed
    as the light bounces off of interior surfaces then exiting the stone. As a light beam passes through a gem.
    it is bent or "refracted" before it exits the crystal. The light beam is also broken into its component parts
    (dispersion) causing the effect known as "fire."
    The dispersion effect creates a rainbow of color, widening the beam of light to the point where the observer can see the full visible spectrum of the light-beam broken into its component parts; from red (long wave)
    to violet (short wave). As the stone is moved, the refraction and reflection points of the facets change,
    showing the stone's scintillation or "play of color." (Read more at All About Gemstones.)

    Sentiment: Strong Sell

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