iBankCoin
18 years in Wall Street, left after finding out it was all horseshit. Founder/ Master and Commander: iBankCoin, finance news and commentary from the future.
Joined Nov 10, 2007
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Happy Birthday iBankCoin

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iBankCoin turns 2 today.

For all of you new readers, I started blogging several years ago, on this orange blog. We had fun back then, as I transformed the traditionally staid financial blogosphere into something more exciting. No matter how much success iBankCoin accomplishes, nothing will compare to the days when I’d interrupt Woodshedder’s weekend blogging duties, in order to fire him. That’s how I met RC, Wood, Danny, Jeremy (IT guy), Gio and countless readers, via FOWS.

Over the past two years, we hosted solid bloggers, like Alphadawg, Gunners and that crazy man from New Zealand Ducati. But blogging is not for everyone. As a result, people come and go. Take Danny for example. He always hated blogging; but I prodded him to help start iBankCoin with me because: A. I trusted him. B. He was a solid writer and pretty damn hilarious.

Wood came with me because he had nothing better to do.

In 2007, iBankCoin was visited 1.4 million times. In 2009, we surpassed 12 million.

Without a doubt, we have carved out a little spot in the financial community as THE BEST DAMN FINANCIAL SITE on the web. We are the best, not only because we are smarter and dress better than everyone else. But, we know how to navigate the stock market, like space alien magicians.

If you think I am going to thank the readers for making iBankCoin a top destination for internet leeches; you are wrong. As a matter of fact, you should be thanking me for starting iBankCoin. Always remember, readers can be replaced; but there is only one iBankCoin (whatever the hell that means, I like it!)

So, cheers to you for being blessed with my prose and cheers to me for being the person that I am, who is able to punch mustaches off while executing successful 7 figure trades. And thanks to my staff, CA, RC, Wood, Danny, Fool, Gio, Jake, Jeremy and even the disturbed people from the Peanut Gallery for putting in countless hours of work, helping iBC destroy its barbaric enemies with verbal grape shot.

Long live iBankCoin and may God kill its enemies, immediately.

NOTE
: Here is the old video, produced by Danny, that introduced iBC to the internet proletariat, back in ’07. Notice how very orange the site looked back then.

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70 comments

  1. Yogi & Boo Boo

    Happy Birthday and thank you space alien magician!

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  2. arch

    happy birthday to you IBC

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  3. DPeezy

    Indeud.
    There are days that I wish we still had some orange flava, ovah heah.

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  4. punyandy

    Happy Burfday. Can’t believe it’s been 2 years since the transition.

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  5. RaginCajun

    I has been a great few years!

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  6. JakeGint

    Indubidi-deudidally.

    ___________

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  7. Hammy

    i wish alpha would at least comment every once in a while. that dude was hard core.

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  8. blaggered

    Continued success

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  9. The Fly

    Where the hell is Alpha?

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  10. franky

    that’s so fuckin’ cute – its like watching one of those growing up vides you see at a wedding or b mitzvah. thank you IBC and happy birthday!

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  11. omfgitsjd

    LOL. After viewing the vid, some clips of ENRON execs pleading the 5th with Congress showed up. To bad most of the ENRON case files and another 4000 case files the SEC was investigating all went up in smoke when they decided to pull World Trade Center building seven.

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  12. WallStreetHunter

    That was a f’n Classic.

    The Dan’Myster did some excellent videos back then.

    Happy Birthday.

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  13. Vijay

    Long live Le Fly, slayer of hunchbacked, burlap sack wearing bears across wall street

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  14. charlie

    I’d celebrate, but truth be told, this is only the beginning of the golden age of iBC. Onward and upward.

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  15. Teahouse On The Tracks
    Teahouse On The Tracks

    and what happened to The Hippy (GW) …. someone tow his micro-bus from the lot outside of the Peanut Gallery while he was passed out in back with thoughts of Blues running off MV?

    Wonder if Phil from Brazil is some slumdog millionaire doing lines of coke in the hallway of a pimp-ass ho ridden flat or laundering foreign currency in an ethanol drenched sugarcaine field …….. hmmmmmmmm?

    Missing “Milk the Farmer” and “Chinese Lotto Picks” …..

    Darth Vader, Sahib, Chivas, Alpha, Late Night Thoughts and Boca …….

    They warned me that the internets was a time killer …. What a way to kill time and make money while doing it ….. We do live in interesting times, so live long and prosper with Fly & Friends on IBC, Indeud!

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  16. Teahouse On The Tracks
    Teahouse On The Tracks

    OEW Recap:

    “The new high in the SPX today, joining the DOW, forced us to update the hourly and daily chart. This uptrend never did reverse and now the SPX is making new highs. Quite unusual, considering that seven of the thirteen foreign indices we follow were in confirmed downtrends. With US interest rates at nearly zero, the 1YR made a new low yesterday at 0.33%, the USD index making new downtrend lows, and the no comment USD policy at the G20. Monday gave new life to the US uptrend. We’re now maintaining two short term counts, one for the SPX and the other for the DOW, for this uptrend. It continues to get more and more complex. Looking ahead, the OEW 1107 long term pivot should continue to offer strong resistance. It halted the previous rally, and may halt this one as well. Over the past couple of days the OEW 1090 pivot has provided support for the market. A break below this pivot should generate some downside momentum. The DOW, btw, hit a 50% bear market retracement today. The SPX 50% retracement is at 1122. “

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  17. Danny

    happy birthday to my other iBC friends, and I look forward to the next decade of mustache punching.

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  18. FastEddie

    Congrats to iBC, the Blogfather and his loyal bloggers and readers for building the best financial site evah on the internets (sic). A late night toast with Earl Grey to many more years of wisdom, entertainment and Plutonium powered time travel!

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  19. j

    yes, lots of congrats, flymeister.

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  20. No One

    Looks like we may set up for a bloody Friday the 13th, also to coincide with your anniversary, Broker A.

    (Coin)-cidence (sic)?

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  21. MOOBER

    Happy birthday, iBC!

    I went back and read some of the old archives on FOWS. Good times.

    Happy to be along for the ride.

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  22. WardandJuneCleaver
    WardandJuneCleaver

    Happy Birthday from us,the Beav,Wally,Eddie,Lumpy,Larry,Whitey,Mr.Rutherford,Miss Landers,etc.
    Have a pleasant day.

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  23. A monkey with a dart board
    A monkey with a dart board

    Happy Birthday!

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  24. mrsbuttons

    wow- didn’t realize your numbers are still so small relative to the other sites. I admire your perserverence. and good luck, congrats..

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  25. Mr. President

    I must say, a day would now feel incomplete without this blog.

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  26. Mr. President

    May I add also, that as a businessman of the online variety, I believe you have carved out a successful niche that you now monopolize, and compounding growth shall follow. Ever read Purple Cow by Seth Godin? This site is a Purple Cow, and your people will spread the ideavirus.

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  27. SteveTheNeighbor

    Happy Birthday Neighbor. Steve,Jr.,Mrs. Steve, and I have enjoyed reading iBankCoin.
    We are especially glad that you have been successful enough with the readership views and the ad revenue that you have been able to hire illegals to mow your lawn, It used to be an eyesore, as you know.
    Now please move your PT Cruiser. It is blocking my driveway and I have to get to the unemployment office and get an extension.

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  28. surplusdroids

    Infuckingdeud!

    Many thanks.
    Reading ibankcoin is like my own personal dose of intellectual Xanax.
    (It helps me laugh and get fully robed and sandaled.)

    Many thanks!

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  29. Pre-Market

    I don’t think this news is really out there yet, but:

    Wedbush initiates ABT, BSX, MDT, others

    * Abbott Labs (ABT) initiated outperform with $62 target

    * ZOLL Medical (ZOLL) initiated outperform with $31 target

    * Boston Scientific (BSX) initiated neutral with $8 target
    * Medtronic (MDT) initiated neutral with $42 target
    * St. Jude Medical (STJ) initiated neutral with $35 target

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  30. Woodshedder

    Happy Birthday iBC!

    Any coincidence that the birth of iBC happened simultaneously with the start of one of the greatest bear markets in history?

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  31. dumas

    a very serious congratulations to you fly.

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  32. Dr Fly

    Other sites lie about their traffic. I don’t.

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  33. Granpa

    Happy Birthday IBC. Time FLYS by, before you know it you’re 47.5 and someone is giving you a birthday cake designed to look like a man hole cover.

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    • justme

      And when is your birthday, Senor T.? Anyway, everyday luvin’ the IBC! Thanks!

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  34. gappingandyapping

    Fly you forgot about your early days of posting you im conversations and cramer alerts. That was the true start days. Long long time ago.

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  35. kidstock

    The glory days when I was blogging and managed to piss away 50K in a few short months…

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  36. RobDrake

    Fly,

    Who do you think has the greatest profit potential from the new droid: Motorola, Google, or Verizon?

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  37. TraderCaddy

    Not touching SMH until I see what happens with INTC when it opens.

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  38. No One

    Can’t believe I sold out my AMD position 2 days ago….

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    • TraderCaddy

      I had my finger on a buy AMD at pre-market for 5.48 (and would have been filled) when I saw activity in it without knowing the news.
      I couldn’t pull the trigger.
      I am ashamed.

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  39. ZenProfit

    I was going to buy you a birthday present, but some asshat outbid me:

    Warhol’s ‘200 One Dollar Bills’ Fetches $43.8 Million in N.Y.

    http://www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=20601088&sid=aVVV8IsOLCOs

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  40. Gunners

    I’m still around. I’m here everyday in fact. and i read almost everything on the site, everyday. it’s a hell of a lot better than the WSJ, that’s for sure

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  41. Dr. Evo

    Happy Birthday IBC!

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  42. Prospectus

    Happee (sic) Birthday to iBC! All praise and glory to this Godly site.

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  43. jg

    fig dammit. happy birthday to ibc.
    unbelievable site.

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  44. Brushbuck

    Happy Birthday IBC and congratulations Sir FlyTK!!!!

    By the way I watched a similar Indian Chief test pattern during the winter of 51-52 whilst waiting for our city’s first television station to start up…Odd, no?

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  45. SteveTheNeighbor

    We should have a get together on the 5th Birthday of iBC at Fly’s favorite Dunkin’ Donuts. I will have spare room at my house for some of you as we are hopeful that Steve, Jr. will be a proud student at Suffolk Community College studying nuclear engineering. If you stay here you will have to check your weapons at the door as Steve,Jr. will be home on the weekends and he has an itchy finger.

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  46. The Equalizer

    The Fly’s smarter than you,
    He’s harder than you,
    He’s better than you,
    He’s just raw.
    He’s hotter than you,
    More popular than you,
    More clever than you,
    And gosh darn it, people like him.
    – With apologies to Lyrics Born.

    Like a Stealth Bomber up against a Hyundai Accent, IBC is just raw.

    Thanks for two years of winship, and here’s looking forward to many more.

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    • JakeGint

      I didn’t know Jimmy Kimmel was doing rap gigs now.

      ________

      Kinda bogus ripping off Al Franken, there, though.

      ____________

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  47. j

    The buck seems to be a little stronger after the tres. sec comments. However it doesn’t signal a reduction in liquidity as the Aussie is doing very well against the Euro and Yen….. and the Yen is weakening against the buck

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  48. Baron Wrathchild

    2 blog years is like 70 human years. Next step, death or immortality.

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  49. How did you 1st hear of The Fly?
    How did you 1st hear of The Fly?

    I’ll go 1st:
    yahoo message board for MaVIS.
    I rarely go back.

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  50. masterpain

    congrats !

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  51. x

    Initially, I thought of referencing one of Nietzsche’s aphorisms regarding “Flies”. But, sad world that we live in, the only decent translations are not for public consumption.

    The gods love a sense of irony as much as I do and the inclusion of Strauss’s ‘Also sprach Zarathustra’ in this video is close enough: Spot ‘The Fly’ in this trailer.

    Congrats Fly. May your work always be subject to revision.

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  52. JakeGint

    Nibble here, like a rabid rat inside of a hollowed out can of Raid… on EXK.

    I’ve got meetings going through the afternoon, but will try to check back in later.

    _____________

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  53. Donzo

    FLY, “YOU ARE THE MAN “…Your ability to be on the right side of the market is THE BEST!!!…Keep up the great work!!! Thanks!!!

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  54. 4fl3x

    Congrats Master Fly and Jeremy 🙂

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  55. Hawaii Five0

    I’ve been reading this blog sincerely since March 09 when I took over my own financial affairs.

    Wish I had started reading 2 years ago.

    Up 24% since I started.

    Don’t ask about the damage before March!!

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  56. Po Pimp

    “and dress better than everyone else”

    Full-length fur coat… fo sho!!!

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