Icahn Stock Tweetpump Halflife Down To Just Five Minutes

Tyler Durden's picture

Following yesterday's ugly AAPL results (broken down here) we had only one question this morning:


Moments ago we got the answer: just after 11:04 am Eastern.


No mention of AAPL being a "no-brainer" buy here, the way it was at $560. What's worse for the billionaire twitter is that the half life impact of his tweets is now just under 5 minutes.

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tallen's picture

Pump and Dump Master Icahn.

Ignatius's picture

He's just tryin' to help, you know, the little guy.

Herd Redirection Committee's picture

He asked his 'sell team', "You guys ready over there?"

*sends tweet*

*stock goes marginally higher*


MarkD's picture

And it will considered legal. WTF?

TruthInSunshine's picture

Carl iCon tweets his pump & dump trash on his Samsung tablet while laughing @ the peeps believing in the Herbalife business model -that depends on guilt-tripping relatives and friends to buy snake oil from you.

Herbalife is similar to Girl Scout Cookies, except its products aren't for a charity, taste like shit, don't do shit, and are unfit for their intended purpose.

john39's picture


these kinds of scams are the cornerstone of the modern eCONomy afterall.   who really needs most of the shit produced these days?   This world needs to fundamentally rethink some basic concepts about what matters in life and how humans should get along. 

Rick Blaine's picture

I'm a registered libertarian for god's sake, and even I think this shit Icahn pulls, pretty much daily now, should be illegal.

Divided States of America's picture

Senile Motherfuckin spotted hyena's name should now  be Carl I-canT!

Cacete de Ouro's picture

I hope icahn's Viagra lasts longer than his stock pumps

TruthInSunshine's picture

One thing is for sure - Carl iConBecauseTheyLetMe Icahn has, at best, a few years left on earth.

And there's nothing pump & dump about that.

p.s. News Breaks
January 28, 2014
12:03 EDT HLF Herbalife drops 5% after NY Post says inquiry launched in Canada


The Limerick King's picture



Icahn is now in distress

His plan to pump Apple's a mess

Talking his book

Should make him a crook

Should this be illegal?...why yes!

WillyGroper's picture

Why YES, dreams can come true.

Some guy on CNBS that writes the "Wellington" letter, just said his PT is in the $300's for AAPL.

I hope he's right. Just once while I'm on this earth, I'd like to see ICon take it from the rear.

With salt, sand & lemon juice. 

Stoploss's picture

That's because AAPL broke the trendline by 30$ an next stop is 480 @ the 200.


Carl, you're going to need another 500 after the close..



Occident Mortal's picture

Where the hell are the SEC?

Smegley Wanxalot's picture

Hey ... what of it? My midget dick needs love too.

Millivanilli's picture

Apple is dying.  Anyone with a brain can see it.  Android and Kindle are eating their base away at a time the consumer is dying. 


The whole Icrap line needs to be shelved.  The question is, do they have a visionary that will come up with shit  that morons will camp out to have?   



Herd Redirection Committee's picture

The problem is... Wait for it....

Steve Jobs is dead.

Tim Cook is a logistics guy.  Back in 1998, when Apple was not making money, he was the kind of guy they needed, in tandem w/ Jobs.

On his own, at this stage of the company's 'lifecycle', he is quite worthless.


Freddie's picture

Jobs died on Oct. 2011.  I am amazed it has held up this long.

syntaxterror's picture

But, but, but their next generation of products will be even thinner!

TruthInSunshine's picture

After Apple TV takes off (any day now), Tim Cook claims Apple will unveil a tablet in the form of a fruit roll up.

On a serious note, Apple is absolutely a seller of nothing more than commodities now, many of which the competition like Samsung, HTC, etc., makes a better product.

fooshorter's picture

Challenge Accpeted!!


This tweet pump is going to be LEGEND -

VD's picture

Icahn = true vampire

Bunga Bunga's picture

Not a master but an amateur.

One And Only's picture

The problems of a senial billionaire.

Cursive's picture

@One And Only

True dat.   Maybe he has his mind on his money and his money on his mind.  Hope he has fun hugging his digital billions.  If this whole Fed-induced quandry has made me realize anything, it's that the best things in life really are the simple things.  Happiness and contentedness are a state of mind, not the value of your trading account.

maskone909's picture

Its down because he is dumping
Its a no brainer

SheepDog-One's picture

LOL, lower now than before tweet....fuck off iCahn.

Hedgetard55's picture

Icahn the greater fool? If it were only so! Hope he takes a bath on AAPL when it waterfalls later this week.

starman's picture

he probly tweets hes wife , honey my dick is up get undressed cause it only lasts 5 min!

Smegley Wanxalot's picture

What kind of serious investor pays attention to the tweets of Icahn, when every serious investor knows the tweets of Cramer are far more substantial.

MarkD's picture

No serious investors needed...... just brainless sheeple. Read comments on MW and others...... that's who he is sucking in.

Colonel Klink's picture

iCUNT should be indicted for market manipulation.  Plain and simple.

sudzee's picture

Iconn's middle name is boilerroom.

TruthInSunshine's picture

It's "Crusty," which refers to downstairs & upstairs.

He also goes by the middle name of Carl "the Big Phlegm" iCon in certain circles.

TrustWho's picture

This a stupid tweet. Just shows he did not make his money due to his intelligence.

yogibear's picture
Icahn is the scum of society. This guy is satin's buddy.
WillyGroper's picture

Ah, but he's the one wearing lace.

youngman's picture

This is the big new app for 2014....Activist Investors.....hey because when you own some stock...you should be able to tell the company what to do....its the American Way...and you get on CNBC every month

earnyermoney's picture

Carl Ichan, sucker for Apple insiders. LOL

halfawake's picture

halflife is HALF the time an element remains active, right? that looks like fulllife. on a long enough timeline..

John Law Lives's picture

Maybe Icahnt will Tweet this message one day:

"Help me.  Apple stock has fallen and it won't go up..."

johnjkiii's picture

Was the tweeting twit trying to tout targets to trick? http://www.slideshare.net/slideshow/embed_code/30507317

johnjkiii's picture

Here's what we said about this last week: http://t.co/HvvpQZHOsU

Cornholiovanderbilt's picture

'Hot Carl' ichan. Asshole and cronyist like the rest

W74's picture

And I'm glad he got hosed for it.  How much you wanna bet this was an insider-info play and that Ichan got played hard?

NaiLib's picture

..predictable. Now he has to buy on every dip. Join him or go against.