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Ian c=====8 (orion), Thursday, 24 June 2004 02:30 (sixteen years ago) link

I hear Excelsior's going to be big this year

..., Thursday, 24 June 2004 02:34 (sixteen years ago) link

youse nioze dudez and your prawnsz

roxymuzak (roxymuzak), Thursday, 24 June 2004 02:36 (sixteen years ago) link

Excelsior's a penny stock.

hstencil (hstencil), Thursday, 24 June 2004 02:38 (sixteen years ago) link

invests in acid mothers temple cdrs and vinyl and bonds

Ian c=====8 (orion), Thursday, 24 June 2004 02:39 (sixteen years ago) link

last post was jw

that was jw (orion), Thursday, 24 June 2004 02:39 (sixteen years ago) link

you two are sitting on each other's laps and posting, aren't you?

roxymuzak (roxymuzak), Thursday, 24 June 2004 02:40 (sixteen years ago) link

nearly

Ian c=====8 (orion), Thursday, 24 June 2004 02:41 (sixteen years ago) link

argh

jw (orion), Thursday, 24 June 2004 02:41 (sixteen years ago) link

oh law

roxymuzak (roxymuzak), Thursday, 24 June 2004 02:43 (sixteen years ago) link

oh law

-- roxymuzak (emilysu...), June 24th, 2004.

the excelsior book thread summed up

..., Thursday, 24 June 2004 02:49 (sixteen years ago) link

MUST EVERYTHING BE ABOUT THE EXCELSIOR BOOK OMGWTFOHLAW

roxymuzak (roxymuzak), Thursday, 24 June 2004 02:51 (sixteen years ago) link

META-EXCELSIOR

hstencil (hstencil), Thursday, 24 June 2004 02:53 (sixteen years ago) link

MEAT-A-EXCELSIOR

JW (orion), Thursday, 24 June 2004 02:57 (sixteen years ago) link

EX? MEET CELSIOR.

roxymuzak (roxymuzak), Thursday, 24 June 2004 02:58 (sixteen years ago) link

http://www.macaroniclothing.co.za/images/kids_row.gif

roxymuzak (roxymuzak), Thursday, 24 June 2004 03:17 (sixteen years ago) link

Bet on black.

Lee Perry, Thursday, 24 June 2004 04:37 (sixteen years ago) link

hstencil (hstencil), Thursday, 24 June 2004 04:37 (sixteen years ago) link

HIT (LSE: HTE) (the company I used to work for, shh) just had a profit warning and went down 40%. I reckon there's a good 20% upside as the market recovers from what really wasn't much of a serious problem.

Markelby (Mark C), Thursday, 24 June 2004 15:46 (sixteen years ago) link

what was the problem?

hstencil (hstencil), Thursday, 24 June 2004 15:49 (sixteen years ago) link

One of their partner retailers reducing shelf space for their videos and DVDs, I believe.

Markelby (Mark C), Thursday, 24 June 2004 15:54 (sixteen years ago) link

ah, bummer.

hstencil (hstencil), Thursday, 24 June 2004 15:54 (sixteen years ago) link

June seems early to warn on results due in October.

rasheed wallace (rasheed wallace), Thursday, 24 June 2004 15:58 (sixteen years ago) link

I could probably post some stuff here that I get from work, except 1. it's a relatively mature industry and 2. it's deadly boring.

hstencil (hstencil), Thursday, 24 June 2004 15:58 (sixteen years ago) link

whoa, Markelby, apparently HTE's up 1.25 - is that dollars or pounds? that's an expensive stock.

hstencil (hstencil), Thursday, 24 June 2004 15:59 (sixteen years ago) link

http://members.aol.com/gamestergames/ccstktkr.jpg

roxymuzak (roxymuzak), Thursday, 24 June 2004 16:00 (sixteen years ago) link

Dot-com looniness, phantoms of avarice
and appetite.

by Rex Murphy

Excerpted from the ‘Magazine’ portion of CBC News THE NATIONAL television broadcast
for April 17, 2000.

"What lives must die; what rises must set; and what goes up must – must come down.
These are axioms; self-evident truths that have been available to the generations of man
since there have been generations. The birth of high-tech and the arrival of the boomers, the
Yuppie incarnation, were of course to have changed all that. Rules that have obliged every
other moment of history obviously cannot be held to apply to this one. The most self-
regarding generation of all history is going to live forever; jog till it’s 90; chemically extend
its furious sexual capacity; replace and enhance all body parts and get continuously rich
forever. It is this happy exceptionalism that has made the practice of building hopes and
dreams on the stock market, and in particular that portion of it known as the NASDAQ, such
a delightful habit for so many North Americans.



Of course the stock market, even the new economy NASDAQ is nothing more than
old-fashioned gambling. And the NASDAQ, properly understood, is nothing more than bingo
for yuppies. The difference is that for this generation, bingo is a game in which everyone is
entitled to win all the time. So when last week rolled in with stock declines and when Friday
hit with gale force and the loss of $2 trillion, well, the response of some was desperate
unbelief; shivering incredulity. A delusion had been laid waste. What had been going up was
now going down. How could anyone really be surprised? The itch to dot-com the world
cannot be infinitely scratched. A web site is not a gold mine. Companies going public for
billions that produce nothing, make no profits, hardly exist outside the ether in which they
are promoted.

The last great stock market shill was Bre-X. But at least Bre-X pretended to be something
on the earth – or in the earth. These IPOs and on-line trading stores – anything in fact with
the word ’Net in it that isn’t made of string – are phantoms of avarice and appetite.

Dot-com looniness is the vapour of hot breathing greed, and the oldest idea in the world;
that of getting something for nothing or a very great deal of something for hardly anything at
all. North America has become a society of speculators; people who would rather guess their
future than earn it. One large 24-hour casino – a Las Vegas of dividends and mutual funds
and people who wander around muttering about their portfolios – in other words, their betting
slips.

Any society that becomes intimate with the language of the stock market; where the
broker is called more often than the teacher, and dips in the stock market carry more anxiety
than a shortage at the grocery store, has wandered away from common sense and is waiting
for a fall. There is no new economy. There never was. Riches without effort, are without
effort withdrawn.

What the mouse click hath given, the mouse click will take away. Last week wasn’t a
glitch. It was the oldest force in the universe. It was gravity. What goes up comes down, and
sometimes vice versa. For the Magazine, I’m Rex Murphy."

Huk-El (Horace Mann), Thursday, 24 June 2004 16:02 (sixteen years ago) link

Of course the stock market, even the new economy NASDAQ is nothing more than old-fashioned gambling.

That is horribly misinformed.

hstencil (hstencil), Thursday, 24 June 2004 16:04 (sixteen years ago) link

It's not gambling. But as the nostrum has it, the market can stay irrational longer than you can stay solvent.

rasheed wallace (rasheed wallace), Thursday, 24 June 2004 16:04 (sixteen years ago) link

hstencil, HTE is priced at £2.355 - it only went up one and a quarter pennies today.

Hmm, it's up from 210 already - I'll give it to 250 before it stabilises, but who knows.

Markelby (Mark C), Thursday, 24 June 2004 20:31 (sixteen years ago) link

okay I don't understand the LSE or the FTSE at all.

Today was a bad day to own AT&T.

hstencil (hstencil), Thursday, 24 June 2004 20:33 (sixteen years ago) link

Most of the big companies on the LSE have (arbitrary) stock values of between £1 and £10. That's just how it seems to be - in the states it seems to be roughly 10 times that, though of course this makes no difference to the actual worth of the stock.

A company I have shares in did a 1 for 15 stock split, i.e. your number of stocks was divided by 15, and the price went from 16p to £2.40. This was primarily a PR exercise to make the stock not look like penny shares.

Markelby (Mark C), Thursday, 24 June 2004 21:04 (sixteen years ago) link

so are the volumes super-heavy or what?

hstencil (hstencil), Thursday, 24 June 2004 21:06 (sixteen years ago) link

It seems almost unbelievable now that AT&T was once the most widely held stock in the U.S. (right now I think it's either Home Depot or General Electric).

rasheed wallace (rasheed wallace), Thursday, 24 June 2004 21:18 (sixteen years ago) link

four years pass...

How did Stencil post the current New Yorker cover four years ago?

Hurting 2, Thursday, 10 July 2008 14:48 (twelve years ago) link

i think you can figure that out

gabbneb, Thursday, 10 July 2008 14:48 (twelve years ago) link

I just bought a book about the Australian Stock Exchange today. It's surprisingly interesting so far, I'm feeling enthusiastic about it.

gem, Thursday, 10 July 2008 15:01 (twelve years ago) link

There should be an ILX portfolio of 10 stocks, and we can see how much play money we make in a year.

Eazy, Thursday, 10 July 2008 15:02 (twelve years ago) link

Everything seems like a bargain until it's worth even less the next day.

Hurting 2, Tuesday, 15 July 2008 14:48 (twelve years ago) link

see how much little play money we make lose in a year.

for this year, anyway

Hurting 2, Tuesday, 15 July 2008 19:27 (twelve years ago) link

Can we short small/mid cap US banks?

Ed, Tuesday, 15 July 2008 19:29 (twelve years ago) link

How did Stencil post the current New Yorker cover four years ago?

-- Hurting 2, Thursday, July 10, 2008 10:48 AM (5 days ago) Bookmark Link

i think you can figure that out

-- gabbneb, Thursday, July 10, 2008 10:48 AM (5 days ago) Bookmark Link

Actually I can't

Catsupppppppppppppp dude 茄蕃, Tuesday, 15 July 2008 20:12 (twelve years ago) link

oh wait 190 REFERS to the image size not issue #

Catsupppppppppppppp dude 茄蕃, Tuesday, 15 July 2008 20:12 (twelve years ago) link

Yeah, I figured it out.

Hurting 2, Tuesday, 15 July 2008 20:14 (twelve years ago) link

190 reefers: invest!

Abbott, Tuesday, 15 July 2008 20:14 (twelve years ago) link

bet on black lol

Catsupppppppppppppp dude 茄蕃, Tuesday, 15 July 2008 20:24 (twelve years ago) link

Can we short small/mid cap US banks?

bandwagon jumper

El Tomboto, Tuesday, 15 July 2008 20:46 (twelve years ago) link

twelve years pass...

Not really a stock, but for some reason predictit still has Trump winning election at 12c.

Philip Nunez, Monday, 9 November 2020 18:53 (two weeks ago) link

Doesn't that make Biden at 88c easy money?

longtime caller, first time listener (man alive), Monday, 9 November 2020 18:55 (two weeks ago) link

(or whatever he's at)

longtime caller, first time listener (man alive), Monday, 9 November 2020 18:56 (two weeks ago) link

Yes, basically a 12% return (- 5% redemption - 0.1% fee) = roughly 7% return in one month = 225% compounded APR or 84% simple APR

Unless... constitutional crisis or something.

Philip Nunez, Monday, 9 November 2020 19:15 (two weeks ago) link

now up to 15-16c
money is getting easier or chance of coup getting hotter.

Philip Nunez, Tuesday, 10 November 2020 21:33 (two weeks ago) link

the plungers have arrived

the unappreciated charisma of cows (Aimless), Tuesday, 10 November 2020 22:53 (two weeks ago) link

told me I couldn't buy any, too many people already had

Lover of Nixon (or LON for short) (Neanderthal), Wednesday, 11 November 2020 03:59 (two weeks ago) link

there are proxy markets you can use like
"which party wins the presidency"
"TX Dem primary winner elected president"
"woman VP in 2020"
etc...

I shouldn't be flabbergasted by anything in 2020 but my flabber is gasted.

Philip Nunez, Wednesday, 11 November 2020 21:01 (two weeks ago) link

I got fills at 82c today...
that means people still think there's an 18% chance trump will take the white house.
what is going on...?

Philip Nunez, Friday, 20 November 2020 00:38 (one week ago) link


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