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Wed Apr 16

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ibarz replied to the Falling Knives board. 11:41 AM

Re: FKA: SCTY

From my understanding after a brief sales talk from them, you are essentially leasing the units and paying them your electric bill equivalent. So in essence, unless the homeowner decides on not paying their electric bill, they would not default on [more]

Tue Apr 15

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ibarz replied to the Falling Knives board. 8:13 PM

Re: FKA: SCTY

I wonder how much these stocks would crater if the government subsidy of 30% is eliminated. I guess given that it does not expire till end of 2016, shareholders are still not worried.

Sun Mar 30

CAPS Underperform Pitch Reply

ibarz commented on TMFBent's pitch for KING. 1:16 AM

Beg to differ, CSLT is the greatest thing ever. Given a market cap of almost $4B 2 weeks ago. Icing on the cake is loses of 5X their revenue, which by the way is a paltry $13M. Take that with some aspirin for your brain aches.

CAPS Outperform Pitch

ibarz wrote about Aeropostale (ARO) . 1:08 AM

ARO Outperform

Is this a GAP or a HOTT?

Caps Pick

ibarz made a pick in CAPS. 1:08 AM

Aeropostale (ARO) will Outperform the S&P 500

Fri Mar 28

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ibarz replied to the Falling Knives board. 5:38 PM

Re: FKA: ZGNX

I'm no expert on Pharma or Biotech companies, but here's my reason why I steer clear of these smaller ones. I just don't have to stomach for these companies that tend to have binary results. FDA approved, you get might get a double bagger, if not or [more]

Wed Mar 26

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ibarz replied to the Value Hounds board. 7:15 PM

Re: Sticker Shock

What is the MF1 option? I thought the subscriptions were a few hundred a year. (Not that I'm subscribing, can't afford that $7k)

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ibarz replied to the Falling Knives board. 4:04 PM

Re: FKA: Aeropostale (ARO)

I call. Raise you pic with Gisele Bundchen son's crocs pic. :)

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Mon Mar 24

Article Comment

ibarz commented on an article. 8:48 PM

Will Disgruntled Amazon.com Customers Turn to This Competitor?

I tried shoprunner and it is an AWFUL service. They promise you 2 day shipping but that was not the case for me. I cancelled it right away.

Amazon prime is quite a good deal especially if you share the cost with

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Thu Mar 20

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ibarz commented on an article. 1:30 PM

How Valid Are Bill Ackman’s Claims that Herbalife Is a Pyramid Scheme?

What's sad about these 'questionable' business practices are that they target the low income and desperate individuals.

If you've studied your high school math diligently, you won't get near any of these MLM.

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Tue Mar 18

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ibarz replied to the Falling Knives board. 7:15 PM

Re: FKA: Aeropostale (ARO)

Yeah, I remember Crocs quite well. I knew it was a craze that like everything else would burn out. CROX was discussed here quite a bit a few years ago, it was valued at over $6B with exploding revenue growth (a lot easier to do when dealing with M's [more]

Sun Mar 16

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ibarz posted to the Falling Knives board. 2:55 PM

FKA: Aeropostale (ARO)

Anyone keeping an eye on this? Tough to gauge fashion stocks, because who really can tell what the big fads can be. But this one really reminds me of GAP. Very out of the fashion trends, but super strong name recognition and eventually it came [more]

Sat Mar 15

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ibarz commented on an article. 2:08 PM

The FTC Could Be About to Wipe Out Herbalife Shareholders

You don't have to be a genius to see that this is a scheme. The basic goal of HLF is to get customers in guise of being a distributor. In essence, they offer a make lots of money scheme, but truly the chance of making any profit is

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Thu Feb 27

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ibarz replied to the Falling Knives board. 6:07 PM

Re: FKA: Tesla

Yes, I remember the posts for shorting TSLA when it was in the low 30's. Short ratio back then was quite high. I'm just shocked that short ratio is currently below 4% of float.

Crazy valuations, but shouldn't be surprising that wall street [more]

Sat Feb 22

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ibarz posted to the Value Hounds board. 2:46 PM

Fool articles paid to promote stocks?

I'm just curious if some of the articles that comes out of fool.com are paid to promote certain stocks. I don't think there's anything wrong with this, but it would be nice if that was disclosed. I know that the author's [more]

Thu Feb 20

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ibarz replied to the Value Hounds board. 8:39 PM

Re: $19 B ????!!!!???

I'm guessing they see their valuation as insane as well. I just came back from Asia and they are a great barometer of future big hits. FB is on the outs there, and probably they need to find new avenues to remain significant.

Viber has also [more]

Wed Feb 19

Article Comment

ibarz commented on an article. 10:44 PM

Candy Crush's IPO Won't Be the Next Zynga

Putting money on this is NOT an investment but rather rolling the dice. Worst thing is that the odds in Vegas is probably better. This is just an awful article, don't know why I even clicked on it.

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ibarz replied to the Value Hounds board. 3:42 AM

Re: Poll: 2007-2009 Meltdown

This is true-ish, but it's beyond human capability to sense the bottom of a crisis.

I think that is where the problem lies, you don't try to hit the bottoms nor the tops. I didn't sell my WMT or VLO back then ('07-'09), but had I been [more]

Tue Feb 18

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ibarz replied to the Value Hounds board. 1:08 PM

Re: Poll: 2007-2009 Meltdown

Poll is missing another possibility.

- Market crisis or upheaval presents tremendous opportunity.

This have been proven by very financially savvy people (Buffet, Ross to name a few). It is a lot easier to see investment [more]

Thu Jan 16

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ibarz replied to the Value Hounds board. 1:15 PM

Re: and speaking of SODA

I own both Sodastream and Keurig. I first read on Amazon how much people love their Sodastream and tried it. I have to say that I love it. I use it everyday and it definitely saves me money. With the $79 upfront cost minus your free first cannister [more]

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