I AM NO LONGER SCREWED FOR 15 YEARS

1,503 views

Back in 2000 the father of a childhood friend of mine had a few hundred thousand invested with me. He was a big exec at a large multi-national bank and threw me some ‘fuck you money’ to help a kid from Brooklyn out. We made some nice gains and then in March of 2000, after the NASDAQ topped out above 5,000, all fucking hell broke loose.

He ignored my pleas to “hang in there” and to “average down”–because he knew better. I remember the time he called to close his account like it was yesterday. While chuckling, he said to me “you are screwed for another 15 years. The NASDAQ isn’t going to come back for at least 15 years.”

Naturally, being inexperienced, in my early 20’s, rich as fuck, I laughed at him and called him a ‘crazy old man’ and we parted as friends.

Well, lo and behold, here we are, almost exactly 15 years to the date of his prediction and the NASDAQ is once again at 5,000.

Last go around, the big money was made in tech stocks. This time around, the spec money is being made in biotech. Will the market top out again at 5,000?

PFFFFF.

You have to be fucking kidding me. NASDAQ 6,000 here we come.

Top picks: WYN, MD, FL, HABT

I AM GOING TO DIAGNOSE YOU NOW

2,518 views

I was going to let you off the hook, but now I’ve decided to bring you into my clinic for thorough examination.

There is never a good excuse for being cash heavy in a bull tape. At times, truth be told, these blunders happen. I recall being in cash during a bull run and it felt worse than being wrong. For me, to do nothing was equal to death. But some of you relish in nothing, you wallow in it like fat pigs.

We’ve been shooting higher for 6 years now. All the way higher you fight me, the Fed, and whoever else disagrees with your fucked up assessment. You either nailed the 2008 crisis or completely missed it and crave a big win. The biggest win, naturally, is when everyone else loses. You’re simply an unhappy man, discontent with the way things turned out. You galavant about the internets like a fucking idiot, predicting pain and tragedy. You’re a jackass of the first order, owner of nothing, destroyer of hope.

There is nothing worse than a man who seeks to destroy the faith of man. I am not talking about faith in the religious sense, more of the philosophical.

As members of a society whose achievements date back to the fucking wheel, it’s imperative that we feel confident in our progress. We want understand the risks, but above all, we want to believe that our actions will improve upon the plight of mankind.

Short sellers have been around since the beginning of time. Some people short sell life; they’re called murderers. Others short sell integrity; they’re called frauds. The truth is, some companies, like LL, deserve to die and short sellers provide society with a noble duty– by executing these companies for the benefit of all. But like all things in life, avarice, greed, combined with outright ignorance and delusional thinking, just causes morph the good deeds of a few into a gross perversion of the many. Therefore, from time to time, you gremlins eating chicken legs after midnight must be exterminated for the benefit of all. Such a time is now.

Most short sellers are simply swinging from the fans, hoping to shoot some poor, unsuspecting, person in the face.

How does one cure oneself from this affliction?

This is very simple. DO YOUR JOB.

Imagine you weren’t an internet economist and was forced to pick stocks, else be tossed into an open fire pit. Fight the demonic forces inside of you, educate yourselves beyond charts, and allocate funds.

I AM EVACUATING MOSCOW

2,373 views

Comrades,

Due to recent events in and around the Kremlin, “The Fly” had made an immediate exit from The Russian Federation. In no way does this have to do with President Petrov and his disregard for our President, Frank Underwood. As such, I’ve parted with my positions in QIWI and YNDX. Although I believe both are cheap stocks, the political climate isn’t worth the risk holding these stocks through fascist news flow.

In addition to YNDX and QIWI, I sold out of WFT.

With the proceeds, I bought FL, MD and WYN.

God speed, I am back in America, buying silly American sneaker companies, who sell overpriced Air Jordan’s to stupid teenagers.

My Philosophy for 2015

1,546 views

I was going to throw fire balls at the bears this morning for betting against stocks for the past 6 years, but then I thought “what’s the point?” We all have roles to play, don’t we? One thing that is consistent in this market, as well as humanity, is behavior. Some people will always see things for what they are, others for what they want it to be, and a small minority want to see nothing at all. In between that spread of optimism and pessimism is a profit margin to be had by shrewd speculators.

Heading into March, I make no assumptions. We just had the best February in years, one for the ages, and to believe this rally could continue, unabated, would be naive. Nevertheless, there is little reason to prattle about the internets about a pending correction either. Stocks at new highs tend to make fresh, new highs. I’ve always found it to be amusing that people hate buying new highs. How in the world do you think AAPL, ORCL, MSFT and CMG got to where they are today? Do you believe buying new highs in those stocks over the past twenty years resulted in poor returns?

Granted, those are exceptional companies and it’s hard to find those early. But we can avoid the disasters, no? We both know the stocks that I lost money in last year, yes?

Let’s review my biggest blunders.

FEYE: bought it when it traded 20x sales, unprofitable.
SPLK: bought it near 20x sales, unprofitable.
WDAY: bought it near 25x sales, unprofitable.
YELP: bought it near 17x sales, barely profitable

GPRO: I didn’t sell it when up 15%, ended up losing 15%. The company isn’t profitable.

Now since 2009, it was fairly easy to make money in a number of sectors, simply due to a high tide lifting all boats. That changed in 2014 and I believe the characteristics of 2014 will continue throughout 2015. Those traits are: avoid high price/sales dice rolls, companies that are unprofitable, and small capped nonsense is simply not worth the hassle.

That doesn’t mean you can’t make coin in small cap trades, directional, over small periods of time. But the time for gambling on unprofitable, small caps, into earnings is over. That’s the main philosophical difference that I’m adhering to throughout 2015.

The overwhelming majority of my holdings are free cash flow machines. I do, however, partake in rampant speculation on a continuous basis. However, that is done with a pre-determined percentage of assets, all done under the framework of certain risk profiles.

Early going the market looks good, sans commodities. More later.

Seasonal Trends for the Month of March

2,947 views

Considered to be something of a novelty by many, seasonality trends are revered here at iBankCoin like God himself hiking down the Rocky Mountains in search of good coconut water.

Bear in mind, had you adhered to the seasonal trends of January and March, you’d be up 13% for the year like me, playing gambling games inside of the oil and gas sector.

Without further delay, I present to you, the lower tier of the barrel, aka the ‘reader class’, seasonal trends for the month of March.

Ignore them at your own peril and assured demise.

(data provided courtesy of The PPT)

Flawless in March (minimum 5 years, 95%+ win rate)
FLAWLESS

Most up years (min 20 years)
Years

Highest percentage returns (min +11%)
Percentup

Industries with most winners (5%+ returns, 75%+ win-rates)
Apparel clothing
Banks
Specialty Retail
Restaurants
Rental Leasing and Services
Oil and Gas
Home Furnishing
Business Services

Worst Industries
Alternative Energy
Chinese Burritos
Biotech
Software
Semis
Resorts and Casinos
Drug Manufacturers
Telecom
Communication and Equipment

Worst Performing ETF
FAZ (-20%)

Best Performing ETF
FAS (+12%)

In summary, if basing investment decisions based solely on seasonal trends, you want to take profits on biotech, semis, chinese burritos and software and get long oil, retail and restaurants. Think consumer and fade the excess.

For members of The PPT, the screen that I used for this post is here.

Saturday Cinema with Le Fly: Rules of the Game

3,712 views

Son of famed French artist, Pierre-Auguste Renoir, Jean Renoir is considered one of the best film directors of all-time. Although he was born in an era when idiots roamed the earth, unable to communicate properly though the use of mobile satellite devices, Jean managed to make some pretty great films.

Now when it comes to French films, there are several that I really like. I like Amélie, The Grande Illusion (another Renoir film), and just about any movie starring Marion Cotillard, especially her epic performance in the Edith Piaf biopic: La Vie en Rose.

But The Rules of the Game steals the show. This film was banned in France, during the German occupation, and was considered to be ‘immoral’ by Hitler’s fucked up standards. Rules of the Game is about a demented French ruling class, human depravity, honor or lack thereof, and filmed in a manner that was considered to be revolutionary back then, considering that it was done in an ‘era of idiots’ who didn’t even have computers, plastic water bottles or cable tv.

One side note, at the time, lead actor Marcel Dalio was an up and coming star in France. However, due to the Nazi invasion and subsequent murder of French jews under Hitler directives, Marcel was forced to escape France for America, where his career withered and died. He did, however, manage to weasel his way into Bogart’s epic film Casablanca, paid $667 for his troubles.

The entire move is below, courtesy of youtube.

Enjoy.

LOOK AT ME: DO I APPEAR TO BE SCARED?

3,634 views

I told you to get inside of the oil barrel with me. Oil posted a strong month for February and steps into March a new man, a man whose mother was just killed by a wild octopus and now traveling the seven seas armed with a fucking harpoon.

HERETO: “The Fly’s” been doing this shit for so long his veins are solidified, flowing with the coldest of bloods. None of this shit bothers me, since I know, without a shadow of a doubt, my God given skills with eventually grace me with unchecked profit and unbounded winship.

Very soon I expect to roll down Wall Street, in a 1980’s stretched limousine, throwing jumping jacks out from the back seat at all of the pikers outside.

I AM FUCKING BUILT FOR THIS SHIT, WAR PROVEN, SUPER-CHARGED AND DIABOLICALLY DESIGNED TO FUCK YOU UP.

Have a great weekend and remember to follow us on Instagram: @IBankCoinHeadlines.

I’m On My Way to Hell

2,462 views

I knew it was too good to be true. I was just over here, chatting up my Ukranian painter, discussing the ‘evil fucking Russian bastards’, having a grande old time with the markets pressing new highs. A few hours pass by and we’re heading to hell again. ‘Tis is the life of a person who speculates for a living.

A smooth 40 point downtick has me in fits. Quick, someone call the Fed and ask them to initiate QE to help me with my capital gains.

Truth is, and you know it, we’re over due a smacking about the face and gums. We’ve had it too good for too long. On the other hand, many of you smug catamites are buying FAZ now, hoping for the worst. We might just melt up into the bell, just for shits and giggles.

Nevertheless, I’ve prepared myself for a trip to hell, fully expecting to bleed out a little for the sake of nourishing the tree of speculation.

I added to YELP, even though I really want to buy GRUB, aka the uber of food delivery.

GET INSIDE THE OIL BARREL WITH ME

2,250 views

Listen to me: oil will destroy you if you allow it. Stop trading in and out of 3x ETFs, churning and burning your bullshit accounts into oblivion. Be a gentleman, own shares of SLCA and WFT, for the win of course.

There are many ways to skin this season cat. Firstly, let’s state it plainly, I am long oil through March. For some of you rocket scientists out there, that means I am going to be long crude stocks no matter what, even if Saudi Arabia decided to give it away for free.

While it’s true, in recent weeks I’ve reduced and eliminated several oil positions. Just yesterday I sold out of PACD. The simple fact of the matter is, I am playing a game of shadows, ebbing and flowing between overweight and equal weight the sector. Yesterday I sold an outlier position to raise funds to buy more QIWI. I did this because I am big man and like to eat salmon steaks on beach with champagne.

My core oil positions are WFT and SLCA. When oil turns up again, both of those stocks are going to blow brains out to the upside.

Note: I added to my WFT position today.

ATTENTION INTERNET: iBankCoin Has Invaded Instagram

1,597 views

So what we are years late and you’re really not that interested. However, unlike other corporate accounts that are totally fucking retarded, iBankCoin will use its newly minted instagram account to archive my wonderful and artistic headlines. God willing you will be able to peruse the many phallic laden statues that I post for decades to come.

Here is the link to the account.

Follow us on instagram: @iBankCoinHeadlines

Market commentary will commence after we’ve received at least 200 followers.

I AM NO LONGER SCREWED FOR 15 YEARS

1,503 views

Back in 2000 the father of a childhood friend of mine had a few hundred thousand invested with me. He was a big exec at a large multi-national bank and threw me some ‘fuck you money’ to help a kid from Brooklyn out. We made some nice gains and then in March of 2000, after the NASDAQ topped out above 5,000, all fucking hell broke loose.

He ignored my pleas to “hang in there” and to “average down”–because he knew better. I remember the time he called to close his account like it was yesterday. While chuckling, he said to me “you are screwed for another 15 years. The NASDAQ isn’t going to come back for at least 15 years.”

Naturally, being inexperienced, in my early 20’s, rich as fuck, I laughed at him and called him a ‘crazy old man’ and we parted as friends.

Well, lo and behold, here we are, almost exactly 15 years to the date of his prediction and the NASDAQ is once again at 5,000.

Last go around, the big money was made in tech stocks. This time around, the spec money is being made in biotech. Will the market top out again at 5,000?

PFFFFF.

You have to be fucking kidding me. NASDAQ 6,000 here we come.

Top picks: WYN, MD, FL, HABT

I AM GOING TO DIAGNOSE YOU NOW

2,518 views

I was going to let you off the hook, but now I’ve decided to bring you into my clinic for thorough examination.

There is never a good excuse for being cash heavy in a bull tape. At times, truth be told, these blunders happen. I recall being in cash during a bull run and it felt worse than being wrong. For me, to do nothing was equal to death. But some of you relish in nothing, you wallow in it like fat pigs.

We’ve been shooting higher for 6 years now. All the way higher you fight me, the Fed, and whoever else disagrees with your fucked up assessment. You either nailed the 2008 crisis or completely missed it and crave a big win. The biggest win, naturally, is when everyone else loses. You’re simply an unhappy man, discontent with the way things turned out. You galavant about the internets like a fucking idiot, predicting pain and tragedy. You’re a jackass of the first order, owner of nothing, destroyer of hope.

There is nothing worse than a man who seeks to destroy the faith of man. I am not talking about faith in the religious sense, more of the philosophical.

As members of a society whose achievements date back to the fucking wheel, it’s imperative that we feel confident in our progress. We want understand the risks, but above all, we want to believe that our actions will improve upon the plight of mankind.

Short sellers have been around since the beginning of time. Some people short sell life; they’re called murderers. Others short sell integrity; they’re called frauds. The truth is, some companies, like LL, deserve to die and short sellers provide society with a noble duty– by executing these companies for the benefit of all. But like all things in life, avarice, greed, combined with outright ignorance and delusional thinking, just causes morph the good deeds of a few into a gross perversion of the many. Therefore, from time to time, you gremlins eating chicken legs after midnight must be exterminated for the benefit of all. Such a time is now.

Most short sellers are simply swinging from the fans, hoping to shoot some poor, unsuspecting, person in the face.

How does one cure oneself from this affliction?

This is very simple. DO YOUR JOB.

Imagine you weren’t an internet economist and was forced to pick stocks, else be tossed into an open fire pit. Fight the demonic forces inside of you, educate yourselves beyond charts, and allocate funds.

I AM EVACUATING MOSCOW

2,373 views

Comrades,

Due to recent events in and around the Kremlin, “The Fly” had made an immediate exit from The Russian Federation. In no way does this have to do with President Petrov and his disregard for our President, Frank Underwood. As such, I’ve parted with my positions in QIWI and YNDX. Although I believe both are cheap stocks, the political climate isn’t worth the risk holding these stocks through fascist news flow.

In addition to YNDX and QIWI, I sold out of WFT.

With the proceeds, I bought FL, MD and WYN.

God speed, I am back in America, buying silly American sneaker companies, who sell overpriced Air Jordan’s to stupid teenagers.

My Philosophy for 2015

1,546 views

I was going to throw fire balls at the bears this morning for betting against stocks for the past 6 years, but then I thought “what’s the point?” We all have roles to play, don’t we? One thing that is consistent in this market, as well as humanity, is behavior. Some people will always see things for what they are, others for what they want it to be, and a small minority want to see nothing at all. In between that spread of optimism and pessimism is a profit margin to be had by shrewd speculators.

Heading into March, I make no assumptions. We just had the best February in years, one for the ages, and to believe this rally could continue, unabated, would be naive. Nevertheless, there is little reason to prattle about the internets about a pending correction either. Stocks at new highs tend to make fresh, new highs. I’ve always found it to be amusing that people hate buying new highs. How in the world do you think AAPL, ORCL, MSFT and CMG got to where they are today? Do you believe buying new highs in those stocks over the past twenty years resulted in poor returns?

Granted, those are exceptional companies and it’s hard to find those early. But we can avoid the disasters, no? We both know the stocks that I lost money in last year, yes?

Let’s review my biggest blunders.

FEYE: bought it when it traded 20x sales, unprofitable.
SPLK: bought it near 20x sales, unprofitable.
WDAY: bought it near 25x sales, unprofitable.
YELP: bought it near 17x sales, barely profitable

GPRO: I didn’t sell it when up 15%, ended up losing 15%. The company isn’t profitable.

Now since 2009, it was fairly easy to make money in a number of sectors, simply due to a high tide lifting all boats. That changed in 2014 and I believe the characteristics of 2014 will continue throughout 2015. Those traits are: avoid high price/sales dice rolls, companies that are unprofitable, and small capped nonsense is simply not worth the hassle.

That doesn’t mean you can’t make coin in small cap trades, directional, over small periods of time. But the time for gambling on unprofitable, small caps, into earnings is over. That’s the main philosophical difference that I’m adhering to throughout 2015.

The overwhelming majority of my holdings are free cash flow machines. I do, however, partake in rampant speculation on a continuous basis. However, that is done with a pre-determined percentage of assets, all done under the framework of certain risk profiles.

Early going the market looks good, sans commodities. More later.

Seasonal Trends for the Month of March

2,947 views

Considered to be something of a novelty by many, seasonality trends are revered here at iBankCoin like God himself hiking down the Rocky Mountains in search of good coconut water.

Bear in mind, had you adhered to the seasonal trends of January and March, you’d be up 13% for the year like me, playing gambling games inside of the oil and gas sector.

Without further delay, I present to you, the lower tier of the barrel, aka the ‘reader class’, seasonal trends for the month of March.

Ignore them at your own peril and assured demise.

(data provided courtesy of The PPT)

Flawless in March (minimum 5 years, 95%+ win rate)
FLAWLESS

Most up years (min 20 years)
Years

Highest percentage returns (min +11%)
Percentup

Industries with most winners (5%+ returns, 75%+ win-rates)
Apparel clothing
Banks
Specialty Retail
Restaurants
Rental Leasing and Services
Oil and Gas
Home Furnishing
Business Services

Worst Industries
Alternative Energy
Chinese Burritos
Biotech
Software
Semis
Resorts and Casinos
Drug Manufacturers
Telecom
Communication and Equipment

Worst Performing ETF
FAZ (-20%)

Best Performing ETF
FAS (+12%)

In summary, if basing investment decisions based solely on seasonal trends, you want to take profits on biotech, semis, chinese burritos and software and get long oil, retail and restaurants. Think consumer and fade the excess.

For members of The PPT, the screen that I used for this post is here.

Saturday Cinema with Le Fly: Rules of the Game

3,712 views

Son of famed French artist, Pierre-Auguste Renoir, Jean Renoir is considered one of the best film directors of all-time. Although he was born in an era when idiots roamed the earth, unable to communicate properly though the use of mobile satellite devices, Jean managed to make some pretty great films.

Now when it comes to French films, there are several that I really like. I like Amélie, The Grande Illusion (another Renoir film), and just about any movie starring Marion Cotillard, especially her epic performance in the Edith Piaf biopic: La Vie en Rose.

But The Rules of the Game steals the show. This film was banned in France, during the German occupation, and was considered to be ‘immoral’ by Hitler’s fucked up standards. Rules of the Game is about a demented French ruling class, human depravity, honor or lack thereof, and filmed in a manner that was considered to be revolutionary back then, considering that it was done in an ‘era of idiots’ who didn’t even have computers, plastic water bottles or cable tv.

One side note, at the time, lead actor Marcel Dalio was an up and coming star in France. However, due to the Nazi invasion and subsequent murder of French jews under Hitler directives, Marcel was forced to escape France for America, where his career withered and died. He did, however, manage to weasel his way into Bogart’s epic film Casablanca, paid $667 for his troubles.

The entire move is below, courtesy of youtube.

Enjoy.

LOOK AT ME: DO I APPEAR TO BE SCARED?

3,634 views

I told you to get inside of the oil barrel with me. Oil posted a strong month for February and steps into March a new man, a man whose mother was just killed by a wild octopus and now traveling the seven seas armed with a fucking harpoon.

HERETO: “The Fly’s” been doing this shit for so long his veins are solidified, flowing with the coldest of bloods. None of this shit bothers me, since I know, without a shadow of a doubt, my God given skills with eventually grace me with unchecked profit and unbounded winship.

Very soon I expect to roll down Wall Street, in a 1980’s stretched limousine, throwing jumping jacks out from the back seat at all of the pikers outside.

I AM FUCKING BUILT FOR THIS SHIT, WAR PROVEN, SUPER-CHARGED AND DIABOLICALLY DESIGNED TO FUCK YOU UP.

Have a great weekend and remember to follow us on Instagram: @IBankCoinHeadlines.

I’m On My Way to Hell

2,462 views

I knew it was too good to be true. I was just over here, chatting up my Ukranian painter, discussing the ‘evil fucking Russian bastards’, having a grande old time with the markets pressing new highs. A few hours pass by and we’re heading to hell again. ‘Tis is the life of a person who speculates for a living.

A smooth 40 point downtick has me in fits. Quick, someone call the Fed and ask them to initiate QE to help me with my capital gains.

Truth is, and you know it, we’re over due a smacking about the face and gums. We’ve had it too good for too long. On the other hand, many of you smug catamites are buying FAZ now, hoping for the worst. We might just melt up into the bell, just for shits and giggles.

Nevertheless, I’ve prepared myself for a trip to hell, fully expecting to bleed out a little for the sake of nourishing the tree of speculation.

I added to YELP, even though I really want to buy GRUB, aka the uber of food delivery.

GET INSIDE THE OIL BARREL WITH ME

2,250 views

Listen to me: oil will destroy you if you allow it. Stop trading in and out of 3x ETFs, churning and burning your bullshit accounts into oblivion. Be a gentleman, own shares of SLCA and WFT, for the win of course.

There are many ways to skin this season cat. Firstly, let’s state it plainly, I am long oil through March. For some of you rocket scientists out there, that means I am going to be long crude stocks no matter what, even if Saudi Arabia decided to give it away for free.

While it’s true, in recent weeks I’ve reduced and eliminated several oil positions. Just yesterday I sold out of PACD. The simple fact of the matter is, I am playing a game of shadows, ebbing and flowing between overweight and equal weight the sector. Yesterday I sold an outlier position to raise funds to buy more QIWI. I did this because I am big man and like to eat salmon steaks on beach with champagne.

My core oil positions are WFT and SLCA. When oil turns up again, both of those stocks are going to blow brains out to the upside.

Note: I added to my WFT position today.

ATTENTION INTERNET: iBankCoin Has Invaded Instagram

1,597 views

So what we are years late and you’re really not that interested. However, unlike other corporate accounts that are totally fucking retarded, iBankCoin will use its newly minted instagram account to archive my wonderful and artistic headlines. God willing you will be able to peruse the many phallic laden statues that I post for decades to come.

Here is the link to the account.

Follow us on instagram: @iBankCoinHeadlines

Market commentary will commence after we’ve received at least 200 followers.