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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The Retail Investor is NEVER Coming Back

Over a 6 month time frame, the best performing social media stock is…

 

AOL (this is not a joke)

Here are the best performing social media stocks over the past 6 months.

Personally, I find it to be humorous that none of the lauded and praised  ‘social media’ experiments are atop that list. It goes without saying, Wall Street values predictability more than anything else. When you have guys like Gary Vaynerchuk (I love his wine shows) doing angel investing in “the new phase of the dot com revolution’, it’s time to discard of the idea that there is any value to be extracted from the sector. I do not mean it as a slight. As a matter of fact, I could rattle off a dozen people and websites that you might know and use, who are being funded by ‘bubble money’, slowing marching towards death.

When I built iBankCoin in 2007, the primary goal was to be profitable. While many others levered up and went the VC route, I opted to distribute equity amongst ‘tabbed bloggers’ and world famous programmer: VINCENZO ILLUMINATI. At first, we were making like 100 bucks per month. Now we’re making Maybach money, while you dicksuckers are being bullied to death by homosexual ‘angel investors’ from San Fransicko.

My point is this: ZNGA, GRPN and FB were predicted by most to be large mountains of shit and it turned out to be true. It’s not often when the herd is right on a major call like that, throwing eggs in the faces of Wall Street’s investment banking VC communities in the process. The truth is, the bubble was purported on purpose, and insidiously, by vulture capitalists who sold to you. Firms like Morgan Stanley knew the valuations were high; but it wasn’t their money at risk, so they turned a blind eye. The once treasured ‘retail investor’ will never comeback because he’s already been fucked and dumped in a dumpster behind the Morgan Stanley building.

Dot bomb 2.0

 

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29 comments

  1. Chuckem

    y e l p

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  2. Metalleg

    If the fed does some major QE and the market rallies for months on end, the thought of not participating and missing out will draw a lot of poor schmucks back in only to get their dicks chopped off again…if that’s possible.

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  3. the boost

    going to take me awhile to read all that i missed ..but i probably allready know what is posted ..im still in didnt do anything since its real frothy way up here in the s&p, dow, nas.

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  4. Gravestonedoji

    $ZNGA LOL

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  5. OG

    Is $yelp next?

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  6. slimtrader

    Yea baby, got my Dow 15k Hat and sun glasses, let’s party like it’s 199…… oh shit. Again? Awe Fuck, Fuck this shit. You Mother Fuckers. I am out.

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  7. slimtrader

    On $ZNGA it’s crazy to me how much of a Pimp Mark Pincus is. Holy shit:

    He sold Bullshit “Virtual” goods for Real Cash. Then sold Real stock to “Virtual” investors and cashed out like 3 months after the IPO. Holy fuck!

    He fucking cashed out @ 12$ a few months back to “high net worth” individuals and what not; to the tune of a qtr Billion at 4X the current stock price.

    Fucking DAO and EAO insurance on this mother fucker must be through the roof!

    When the books are written about this social horror show, this mother fucker is gonna be on the cover

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    • slimtrader

      You just know a Rick Ross looking mother fucker got a shit metric ton of ZNGA put to him on that secondary.

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  8. Alvari40

    Will all due respect, wasn’t it Senor Fly that guaranteed that $FB would get back to its IPO? Now it is part of the mountain of shit?

    On another note, a suggestion for the PPT. It would be great to have a corresponding ETF listed with the individual stock. So, if you look up EXK, you would also see that SLV is one corresponding ETF. Useful for pairs trading, sector research, etc.

    Muchas grassyass

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  9. drbigboss

    great post.

    PS: you guys need to put a “scroll button” or something at the top of the website so that if i miss the change in France 2yr or WTI/BRENT I can scroll back because its a pita to have to wait for it to scroll through every other things listed at the top to get back to the row I was waiting for. I usually don’t do that and just open up another futures tab on bloomberg or something.

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  10. hitter

    Fly, serious. Is VHC real? I sold when “Chuck” came on your site at $40 and insinuated a “settlement”. You used his work on VHC as an example of your network. Is this real? I think this should be very important to you as you touted their work. What is your work on VHC? Either you believe the Diablos or there is some P&D going on here. Your Site. Your call.

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    • The Fly

      Chuck has been inside PPT for 3 years, so he didn’t just come to the site.

      Secondly, he’s a friend of mine and his network is very real.

      Thirdly, the people that I know own close to a million shares of the stock and have all the info they need.

      Having said that, I haven’t done my own research on it, since I haven’t owned it since $24. I am considering getting back in because I trust the people that I know on this one.

      Caveat: I don’t like patent plays because of the unpredictable nature of them. If I buy, it will not be an oversized position.

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      • The Fly

        I just figured out what P&D meant.

        What kind of shit it that, accusing me of pump and dump? That’s not me, jack. I put it all on the line and do not make money through disingenuous methods.

        I should ban you for it; but will give you a chance to take it back.

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    • Dog

      Take a look at IOC from 2009 on. No P&D there and Chuck touted it from the 20’s and sold at 80 (with some trades in between). There is record of it in The PPT.

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  11. Moolahheaven

    “The once treasured ‘retail investor’ will never comeback because he’s already been fucked and dumped in a dumpster behind the Morgan Stanley building.”

    This is THE funniest fucking sentence I have EVER read!!!

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  12. Trading_Nymph

    Now you are just freaking me out, Your Programmer is ILLUMINATI.

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  13. jworthy

    Surprising to see LNKD isn’t on that list…

    It has something like 62% YTD returns. And the only social media network with a semi-robust revenue model.

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  14. Corey

    VXX tits cutting off dicks this morning.

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  15. Jason

    The average retail person does not buy into ipos and therefore could care less. They dollar cost average into mutual funds and etfs through their 401ks, IRAs, etc. At least the smart ones do.They don’t buy individual stocks because they know the market is a casino and a playground for both the FED,Hedge funds, and tradebots.
    Get out of the NYC area and see what the rest of America does. You are insulated like the elitist hacks in DC.

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  16. Corey

    “The Retail Investor is NEVER Coming Back”
    Well, maybe not after today that is.

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  17. PG

    Draghi vows euro will be saved…now we can all breathe easier…lololol futures up , shorts squeezed …again.

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  18. klaus

    One of the best bloggers you had was none other than the chart addict, John Lee. The blogsphere lost a good teacher when he left.

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