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  • According to Wiki: Purchase in a cash account or Do not purchase shares on margin

    Shorting stock in the U.S.
    In the U.S., in order to sell stocks short, the seller must arrange for a broker-dealer to confirm that it is able to make delivery of the shorted securities. This is referred to as a "locate.” Brokers have a variety of means to borrow stocks in order to facilitate locates and make good delivery of the shorted security.
    The vast majority of stocks borrowed by U.S. brokers come from loans made by the leading custody banks and fund management companies (see list below). Institutions often lend out their shares in order to earn a little extra money on their investments. These institutional loans are usually arranged by the custodian who holds the securities for the institution. In an institutional stock loan, the borrower puts up cash collateral, typically 102% of the value of the stock. The cash collateral is then invested by the lender, who often rebates part of the interest to the borrower. The interest that is kept by the lender is the compensation to the lender for the stock loan.
    Brokerage firms can also borrow stocks from the accounts of their own customers. Typical margin account agreements give brokerage firms the right to borrow customer shares without notifying the customer. In general, brokerage accounts are only allowed to lend shares from accounts for which customers have "debit balances", meaning they have borrowed from the account. SEC Rule 15c3-3 imposes such severe restrictions on the lending of shares from cash accounts or excess margin (fully paid for) shares from margin accounts that most brokerage firms do not bother except in rare circumstances. (These restrictions include that the broker must have the express permission of the customer and provide collateral or a letter of credit.)
    Most brokers will allow retail customers to borrow shares to short a stock only if one of their own customers has purchased the stock on margin. Brokers will go through the "locate" process outside their own firm to obtain borrowed shares from other brokers only for their large institutional customers.
    Stock exchanges such as the NYSE or the NASDAQ typically report the "short interest" of a stock, which gives the number of shares that have been legally sold short as a percent of the total float. Alternatively, these can also be expressed as the short interest ratio, which is the number of shares legally sold short as a multiple of the average daily volume. These can be useful tools to spot trends in stock price movements but in order to be reliable, investors must also ascertain the number of shares brought into existence by naked shorters. Speculators are cautioned to remember that for every share that has been shorted (owned by a new owner), a 'shadow owner' exists (i.e. the original owner) who also is part of the universe of owners of that stock, i.e. Despite not having any voting rights, he has not relinquished his interest and some rights in that stock.

    Sentiment: Hold

  • xrayboy_1 by xrayboy_1 Feb 11, 2013 11:19 AM Flag

    iOS 6.1 KNACKERED our mobile phone networks, claims Vodafone, Three

    iPhone 4S fans ruin 3G, calls, texts for EVERYONE
    By Anna Leach • Get more from this author

    Posted in Mobile, 11th February 2013 14:36 GMT
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    Updated Vodafone has urged iPhone 4S owners to not upgrade to iOS 6.1, the latest available, because it believes the software jams 3G and phone connections.

    Vodafone claimed that the bug is Apple's fault and that it affects Voda's rivals as well as its own UK network, although it only named Three Austria* as another impacted telco. The warning comes amid reports that iOS 6.1 overwhelms Microsoft Exchange servers and is apparently crippling some corporate networks.


    In emails and texts to customers, and a forum post here, Vodafone told iPhone 4S fanbois to skip version 6.1 of Apple's mobile operating system until the Cupertino giant fixes the connectivity performance bug.

    In a statement that branded the flaw an "iOS software fault", Voda squarely laid the blame on Apple. The telco described the nature of the problem for affected users thus:

    We're aware of an issue caused by Apple iPhone 4S handsets that have been upgraded to iOS 6.1 which impacts performance on 3G. Some customers may occasionally experience difficulty in connecting to the network to make or receive calls or texts or to connect to the internet. These connection problems are intermittent.

    The problem is exacerbated if "a significant number" of iPhone 4Ss running 6.1 are in the same area of the mobile network, an email from Vodafone sent to corporate customers and seen by The Register confirmed - and all phone users are affected by the fruity overload:

    If there is a significant number of iPhone 4S handsets connecting to the network in a specific area, this can cause congestion issues for those users as well as the users of other handsets in that area.

    Vodafone UK told The Reg that the problem was not specific to its network. However, O2 has reported no problems. EE (which operates the T-mobile and Orange brands in Blighty) told El Reg it was investigating whether there was an issue and could not yet say. Three UK said it had no problems and could not comment on Three Austria.

    When pressed on the technical cause of the problem, Voda's spokeswoman simply said "you'll have to ask Apple about that". Apple has not replied to a request for comment - indeed, it won't even talk to the BBC on this issue. ®

    Updated to add
    * A spokesman for Three Austria has been in touch to say: "We are facing the same problem, but not all customers using this upgrade are facing problems. To be on the safe side, we have sent a SMS to all 4S customers proactively to warn them NOT to download the actual upgrade."

    The Austrian network added it is trying out test firmware from Apple as it investigates the issue.

    Sentiment: Hold

  • xrayboy_1 by xrayboy_1 Feb 11, 2013 11:02 AM Flag

    iOS 6.1 KNACKERED our mobile phone networks, claims Vodafone, Three

    iPhone 4S fans ruin 3G, calls, texts for EVERYONE
    By Anna Leach • Get more from this author

    Posted in Mobile, 11th February 2013 14:36 GMT
    Free whitepaper – Enabling Datacenter and Cloud Service Management for Mid-Tier Enterprises
    Updated Vodafone has urged iPhone 4S owners to not upgrade to iOS 6.1, the latest available, because it believes the software jams 3G and phone connections.

    Vodafone claimed that the bug is Apple's fault and that it affects Voda's rivals as well as its own UK network, although it only named Three Austria* as another impacted telco. The warning comes amid reports that iOS 6.1 overwhelms Microsoft Exchange servers and is apparently crippling some corporate networks.


    In emails and texts to customers, and a forum post here, Vodafone told iPhone 4S fanbois to skip version 6.1 of Apple's mobile operating system until the Cupertino giant fixes the connectivity performance bug.

    In a statement that branded the flaw an "iOS software fault", Voda squarely laid the blame on Apple. The telco described the nature of the problem for affected users thus:

    We're aware of an issue caused by Apple iPhone 4S handsets that have been upgraded to iOS 6.1 which impacts performance on 3G. Some customers may occasionally experience difficulty in connecting to the network to make or receive calls or texts or to connect to the internet. These connection problems are intermittent.

    The problem is exacerbated if "a significant number" of iPhone 4Ss running 6.1 are in the same area of the mobile network, an email from Vodafone sent to corporate customers and seen by The Register confirmed - and all phone users are affected by the fruity overload:

    If there is a significant number of iPhone 4S handsets connecting to the network in a specific area, this can cause congestion issues for those users as well as the users of other handsets in that area.

    Vodafone UK told The Reg that the problem was not specific to its network. However, O2 has reported no problems. EE (which operates the T-mobile and Orange brands in Blighty) told El Reg it was investigating whether there was an issue and could not yet say. Three UK said it had no problems and could not comment on Three Austria.

    When pressed on the technical cause of the problem, Voda's spokeswoman simply said "you'll have to ask Apple about that". Apple has not replied to a request for comment - indeed, it won't even talk to the BBC on this issue. ®

    Updated to add
    * A spokesman for Three Austria has been in touch to say: "We are facing the same problem, but not all customers using this upgrade are facing problems. To be on the safe side, we have sent a SMS to all 4S customers proactively to warn them NOT to download the actual upgrade."

    The Austrian network added it is trying out test firmware from Apple as it investigates the issue.

    Sentiment: Hold

  • According to Reuters.

    Sentiment: Hold

  • Reply to

    Speculative: GE + RIMM = GEMM

    by xrayboy_1 Dec 11, 2011 1:51 PM
    xrayboy_1 xrayboy_1 Dec 11, 2011 8:17 PM Flag

    Hi Sesese6,
    They sold majority interest but still have 49% interest.
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/NBCUniversal

  • Reply to

    Speculative: GE + RIMM = GEMM

    by xrayboy_1 Dec 11, 2011 1:51 PM
    xrayboy_1 xrayboy_1 Dec 11, 2011 7:27 PM Flag

    <Positives: 1. Catalyst for GE growth into the mobile telecom market.>
    ~Why is that positive? GE is not in that market and shows zero interest in it, and what possible business case would there be, to waste money on a fringe player in a market where over 105M iPhones are expected to sell over the next year, and Android may beat that. GW is not Walmart (but hey, there's an idea)~

    Mobile internet/telecom is high margin, high growth so if there is money to be made trust me GE or any other company will be interested. Highly unlikely, GE will purchase APPL or GOOG

    <2. Accretive to GE.>
    See above. Adding white elephant barnacles might be "accretive", but undesirable.

    ~Not really a counter.~

    <3. Integration of QNX into GE nuclear, healthcare, aviation, technology, etc.>
    ~There are a vast number of perfectly fine embedded operating systems. GE is doing find with their LynxOS RTOS, which is truly mil-spec and probably worries other serious players like VxWorks. LynxOS was the selected OS for the new Zumwalt class Navy ships.
    btw- did you notice HP is giving away WebOS now?~
    Cost savings through vertical integration and possible revenues from licensing to autos, aviation and other mission critical industries.

    <4. RIMM investors receive premium to currents stock price.>
    Why? ~Who would pay a premium on a stock that is tanking? Not GE, they like profits that grow. And if RIMM's cash position drops as much this quarter as last, they will be broke, right? With no credit facility in sight....~

    Not really a counter, but GE also understands the business cycle is up and down.

    <5. Retain national security as RIMM will be owned by those not hostile to current ideology.>
    ~Meaning Canada will pony up a massive buyout, just to keep a minor handset company in business. If so, why did Canada not do that for Nortel, or the AvroArrow which unlike the Blackberry was ahead of the game at the time, and certainly within the scope of national security?~

    Not really a counter.

    <6. Management change and restructuring.>
    ~Those are not things that generally make the stock go up, or need to be done unless the company is very sick. In which case, why saddle yourself with it in the first place?~

    In the case of RIMM, management has lost investor confidence and any changed would be viewed as a positive.

    <7. CNBC will have to Shut Up Already!!!News not Regurgitate...>
    ~? That is your argument? GE would pay billions because they'd like to "shut up CNBC", for your gratification? Seriously?~

    It's suppose to be unbiased news. They use to get commentators from both sides of a story and discuss the pros and cons, but lately more often then not just their opinion. We need more Haynes...

    ~There is a pattern seen for every well-know stock once it falls. Amateurs jump in determined to "buy low". Expecting then to "sell high". Statistics are grim. First there are wild claims posted. Then blaming shorts or weird conspiracy theories. Finally insisting there will be a white knight buyout, with every company on earth with a lot of cash listed as a candidate. Always amusing though.~

    Sorry for the speculations but GE is nevered mentioned in any buy-out rumors and to me they seem to be the best fit. I trade technicals myself and will be watching closely on friday so be careful if you are short and $15.98 holds, congrats if that gets taken out. Funny that we're debating over a speculative buyer but the wait get boring. Enough back to reality...Who knows???

  • Reply to

    Speculative: GE + RIMM = GEMM

    by xrayboy_1 Dec 11, 2011 1:51 PM
    xrayboy_1 xrayboy_1 Dec 11, 2011 4:22 PM Flag

    It was titled speculative. I agree GE would not change its ticker (pun on words) and the market cap makes RIMM an easy target.

    Conspiracy Theory (speculation): CNBC helps amplify RIMM's negatively over the poor financial results, lower guidance and poor (beta)Playbook adoptions to drive stock price down for the parent to acquire.

    Positives:
    1. Catalyst for GE growth into the mobile telecom market.
    2. Accretive to GE.
    3. Integration of QNX into GE nuclear, healthcare, aviation, technology, etc.
    4. RIMM investors receive premium to currents stock price.
    5. Retain national security as RIMM will be owned by those not hostile to current ideology.
    6. Management change and restructuring.
    7. CNBC will have to Shut Up Already!!!News not Regurgitate...

    I know its speculative but why can't this acquisition occur. Please, I understand that the price can go lower but it can also go higher, and it's too premature to say RIMM (a profitable company)is dead. TIA...

  • http://www.fool.com/investing/general/2011/12/10/this-is-the-shark-that-could-eat-apple.aspx

    Besides the RIMM investors with cost average above ??bid price?? and shorts, I cannot think of many negatives.

    Come on, enlighten me on the negatives, TIA.

  • Be careful this week if Rimm drops below $15.98 as that is a technical break down and very negative. Short term positive if this holds and would be third test of the bottom.

    Out of character but what longs/shorts thoughts on this...Could and would GE and Rimm be beneficial for one another? http://www.fool.com/investing/general/2011/12/10/this-is-the-shark-that-could-eat-apple.aspx

  • Carrier IQ on Apple not Rimm. Enough on the subject....

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    Carrier IQ found on Rimm devices

    by tupakdarbac Dec 4, 2011 5:20 PM
    xrayboy_1 xrayboy_1 Dec 4, 2011 6:17 PM Flag

    Please try to post the facts. Just google "carrier iq and rimm" and "carrier iq and apple". Hopefully, you'll conclude the real facts...

  • Reply to

    11-01-11 Day Trade Idea

    by xrayboy_1 Nov 1, 2011 9:34 AM
    xrayboy_1 xrayboy_1 Nov 1, 2011 2:03 PM Flag

    Just interested, what is your take on the stock and trading thesis? TIA

  • Reply to

    11-01-11 Day Trade Idea

    by xrayboy_1 Nov 1, 2011 9:34 AM
    xrayboy_1 xrayboy_1 Nov 1, 2011 1:20 PM Flag

    Sold out for day total of $0.31. Short term trend broke down.

  • Reply to

    11-01-11 Day Trade Idea

    by xrayboy_1 Nov 1, 2011 9:34 AM
    xrayboy_1 xrayboy_1 Nov 1, 2011 12:50 PM Flag

    Short term target $19.50.

  • Reply to

    11-01-11 Day Trade Idea

    by xrayboy_1 Nov 1, 2011 9:34 AM
    xrayboy_1 xrayboy_1 Nov 1, 2011 12:41 PM Flag

    Back in at $19.24 with stop at $19.09. Just broke above short term trend line. GL

  • Reply to

    11-01-11 Day Trade Idea

    by xrayboy_1 Nov 1, 2011 9:34 AM
    xrayboy_1 xrayboy_1 Nov 1, 2011 11:11 AM Flag

    Be careful. Trading just below short term trend line, could be a fake out break down, but the macro looks ugly and we have a new intraday low price. GL...

  • Reply to

    11-01-11 Day Trade Idea

    by xrayboy_1 Nov 1, 2011 9:34 AM
    xrayboy_1 xrayboy_1 Nov 1, 2011 11:06 AM Flag

    Stopped out. Day total up $0.25. Back to waiting...GL

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