It remains beyond me while the public dives into IPOs in the throes of a bull market. Below are some of the widely-hyped public offerings over the past year or so, shown in percentage form. The results speak for themselves. And keep in mind, this was in the context of a raging bull market. Imagine what these will look like six months from now.
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I’ve had my fair share of horrible memories in life (hey, that’s a cheerful way to kick off a post, isn’t it?) but one that stands out as one of the worst was September 1, 2010. I’ve mentioned this date before, because it was a searing, horrible experience for me.
At the time, I was very, very aggressively short the market, and I (very naively) thought that, with interest rates at 0, there was nothing left for the Fed to do. Ummm – – wrong! As we all know, the Fed really has no limits as to what it can conjure up, and Bernanke unveiled a massive quantitative easing program. Trillions of dollars later, we all can plainly see that it didn’t work (although the man still gets paid a quarter million bucks to make a single boring speech), but at the time, it was just the tonic the stock market needed. (more…)
Originally published on TheTechTrader.com.
SolarCity has lost well over 50% of its value since last year, so Elon Musk is probably feeling a little desperate. Thus, a couple of days ago, he made a big stink about buying up SCTY shares from his vast, vast fortune. Well, I took the rally as my opportunity from my tiny, tiny fortune to short this crap, because it’s got a glorious broken triangle that spells nothing but doom ahead.