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Market Idiocy Full Frontal: Round Three

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First there was TWTRQ - the ticker for Tweeter Home Entertainement (which exploded 650% higher when the TWTR IPO was announced); then came NEST - the ticker for Nestor Inc. (which exploded 4900% higher when Google announced its acquisition of the thermostat maker Nest); and , drum roll please... today (just as we warned last night) the market's sheer idiocy is exposed once again in the form a 900% gain in the ticker symbol MYRA - the ticker for Myriad Emtertainments (following the President's unveiling of his MyRA savings plan last night)... we have no comment...


Today's epic rally... (as $120 investment)


and our warning last night...

One final point: in the aftermath of the demonstration that the market is run by absolute idiots, courtesy of TWTRQ and NEST, we fully expect that tomorrow Myriad Entertainment & Resorts, stock ticker MYRA, trading at a lofty price of $0.00, will soar tomorrow to, what else, Obama's target price of $10.10.


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Wed, 01/29/2014 - 13:37 | 4380359 starman
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this is to fucking funny! 

Wed, 01/29/2014 - 13:39 | 4380364 AllThatGlitters
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This is dumb.

Wed, 01/29/2014 - 13:47 | 4380400 nuclearsquid
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I think Tyler did it just so he could write this article.


Wed, 01/29/2014 - 14:06 | 4380499 spastic_colon
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it does seem a bit suspicious, mainly due to the fact that the demographic that would actually think this, are too stupid to figure out there is a ticker MYRA

Wed, 01/29/2014 - 14:11 | 4380528 Headbanger
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Yeah but it worked cause we're reading it!!

Wed, 01/29/2014 - 14:14 | 4380537 TruthInSunshine
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You really couldn't make this shit up in the society we now live in which is Idiocracy come to fruition, and The Onion has no further reason to exist.

A full blown fukkin' Idiocracy, full of mental degenerates -that's where we now stand.

Wed, 01/29/2014 - 14:57 | 4380733 Say What Again
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Wait a minute.  I thought the exchanges were supposed DQ any trades like this that cross at "unusual" prices.

I guess its OK as long as they're shaving the sheeple.

Wed, 01/29/2014 - 16:41 | 4381431 Exponere Mendaces
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"Welcome to Carl's Junior - Fuck You, I'm Trading!"

Wed, 01/29/2014 - 15:04 | 4380772 Panem et Circus
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I think he did it just to feed the algos

Wed, 01/29/2014 - 13:42 | 4380384 Mr Pink
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What's so funny? I had $120 to burn and I took a chance. Risky? Yes but all I have to do is find just one fool to sell my shares to

Wed, 01/29/2014 - 13:47 | 4380404 smlbizman
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ur story is false......i bought all the shares at 0.00 and paid the 9.99 commish, fool would sell any of these shares currently....however .12 per we can talk..

Wed, 01/29/2014 - 13:54 | 4380460 fonzannoon
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Tyler you should toss this up pre fed as a tribute to the Bernak

Wed, 01/29/2014 - 13:48 | 4380405 Jim in MN
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I miss Marla.


Now see what you've done to me, you bastards.  I'm all morose.

Wed, 01/29/2014 - 13:58 | 4380480 seek
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She shut down her new (old) blog late in 2013, too.

Wed, 01/29/2014 - 16:56 | 4381385 tip e. canoe
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miss her music mixes much.

Wed, 01/29/2014 - 13:52 | 4380438 thunderchief
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Don't worry if you think you missed out.

It's an easy ten banger from here.

And the fundamentals speak to and for themselves.

Wed, 01/29/2014 - 13:56 | 4380472 Canadian Dirtlump
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I'm kicking off a homonym synonym ETF to take advantage of this opportunity.

Wed, 01/29/2014 - 14:06 | 4380509 taketheredpill
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Market Cap $49,000.

Oh my.

Wed, 01/29/2014 - 13:38 | 4380360 JustObserving
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No one in this world, so far as I know - and I have searched the records for years, and employed agents to help me - has ever lost money by underestimating the intelligence of the great masses of the plain people.

H. L. Mencken

Wed, 01/29/2014 - 13:37 | 4380362 WhiteHose
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i have one comment, what a bunch of dumb asses out there!

Wed, 01/29/2014 - 13:51 | 4380421 StandardDeviant
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Well, one, anyway.  Not exactly heavy volume.

Wed, 01/29/2014 - 13:40 | 4380365 piceridu
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Idiocracy was truly a documentary.

Wed, 01/29/2014 - 13:57 | 4380474 El Vaquero
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Fuck you!  I'm eating!

Wed, 01/29/2014 - 13:46 | 4380366 buzzsaw99
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ho lee fuk

that entire move cost about three fiddy (actually it cost $117)

Come on Tyler, admit it. You bought $100 at market this a.m., right?

Wed, 01/29/2014 - 13:40 | 4380367 Titus
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Anyone else find the new javascript site design frustrating? Just because the whole internet got herpese doesn't mean it's cool.

Wed, 01/29/2014 - 13:40 | 4380368 pragmatic hobo
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my guess is that these are results of machine algorithms gone wild.

Wed, 01/29/2014 - 13:41 | 4380375 piceridu
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Stupid people I understand but stupid computers?

Wed, 01/29/2014 - 13:40 | 4380371 Cursive
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Who says ZH is too bearish or doesn't provide actionable advice?  I mean, I think you'd be stupid to try this, but 9X profits?  Go ahead....

Wed, 01/29/2014 - 13:41 | 4380373 Jaspergers
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Next time something like this happens I'm buying!

Wed, 01/29/2014 - 13:42 | 4380382 Fiat Burner
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So who here is going to be the first one to try to front run this stupidity from now on?

Wed, 01/29/2014 - 15:07 | 4380792 NotApplicable
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Is? You mean was.

Other than click-bait, I don't understand why Tyler plays this off as ignorance, when it's fairly obvious by now that this is a form of activation energy (the ole pump and dump).

Of course, given that the market is dead/broken, having been replaced by a rigged casino, why wouldn't someone throw $120 out there in an effort to chum the waters?

Wed, 01/29/2014 - 13:43 | 4380389 sixsigma cygnus...
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Is Stratton Oakmont up and running again? 

Wed, 01/29/2014 - 13:45 | 4380395 Dan The Man
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If they're doing this on purpose?...F**KING brilliant pump 'n dump !!!

Wed, 01/29/2014 - 13:53 | 4380397 GooseShtepping Moron
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I posted about this before but I think it's worth a repeat. Hopefully the Tylers will indulge me. The company behind the MYRA ticker symbol is here.

Apparently the company was a venture to build a gaming resort in Tunica, Mississippi. Reading between the lines of their old press releases and media coverage (last updated in 2010), one can sense the characteristic dissimulation and desperation surrounding a project falling apart. This sort of internet archaeology is replete with life lessons for those who undertake it.

Wed, 01/29/2014 - 13:58 | 4380482 walküre
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there is the OTC world and then there is the real world

Wed, 01/29/2014 - 13:46 | 4380398 unplugged
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here I am, waiting years for my metals to just 4x or 5x – and I could have 9x’d in just one day (today), even tipped off pre-market


Wed, 01/29/2014 - 13:46 | 4380402 homiegot
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Low-information traders.

Wed, 01/29/2014 - 13:48 | 4380410 Poor Grogman
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Wed, 01/29/2014 - 14:48 | 4380641 Cacete de Ouro
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Wasn't there some stock in the 1930s with the ticker GOLD (a bakery called Gold Bakery or similar) whose stock price rocketed when the gold and silver mining frenzy began?

Some things never change...

Wed, 01/29/2014 - 13:50 | 4380416 Yen Cross
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    Who needs fucking V.C. and bankster loans when you have a world full of fucking retards to fleece for CAPex.

Wed, 01/29/2014 - 13:51 | 4380424 WTFUD
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Smells Feinstein fishy!

Wed, 01/29/2014 - 13:52 | 4380427 Dr. Venkman
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i tried to buy some first thing this morning but Scottrade (legacy account) nixed it due to no bid/ask. $100 for something funny to talk about. If executed I'd now have $100 gain! That's nearly 2 bottles of Talisker 10!

Wed, 01/29/2014 - 13:58 | 4380481 Hedgetard55
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The only single malt from the Isle of Skye, ancestral home of the clan MacLeod.

The 15 yr. and the cask strength are also worth seeking out.


Wed, 01/29/2014 - 14:08 | 4380517 Dr. Venkman
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I will check the others out depending on how big a fortune I make off of MYRA.


I spent a night or two in a hostel on the Isle of Skye back in 2005. Our group of three (law students. . .rowdy bunch /s) were in a room with a solo fourth from New Zealand. I will never forget how scared and anti-social he was -- like the three of us were the devil incarnate. Beautiful place though. Welp, that's my (unsolicited) story.

Wed, 01/29/2014 - 15:06 | 4380787 InTheLandOfTheBlind
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in all fairness to the bloke, not wanting to interact around lawyers is as natural as tightening up at the proctologist's office....  

Wed, 01/29/2014 - 15:33 | 4381004 Dr. Venkman
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Fair enough, amigazo. Lawyers are detestable people.

Wed, 01/29/2014 - 13:53 | 4380439 ebworthen
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Panic buying - one of the hallmarks of rampant speculation and a market completely unhinged from fundamental valuations.

Wed, 01/29/2014 - 13:55 | 4380441 Hongcha
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It opened at 0.00 this morning on zero volume.  I thought of buying some myself but glad I did not.  The spread is too wide at .00001 bid and .00002 ask.  But a trade like this makes sufficient sense in this casino.

Wed, 01/29/2014 - 13:57 | 4380470 Dr. Venkman
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i noticed someone bought ~1 million shares last week.

Wed, 01/29/2014 - 15:11 | 4380727 Hongcha
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Short MYRA right here, right now.  A move like that is just not sustainable.

Back in 1999 and early 2000 you could make some real coin in penny stocks.  That is one major difference between this circus and the last one - many more small playahs walking the Midway.  E-Trade pushing $500 starter accounts.  Step right up.

I had a OTC.BB stock, non-invasive mammogram test, company based in SLC.  I got a tip from someone on a message board, the stock moved and I made a month's salary in one session.  I was floating 3" off the ground.  I had been trading all of 3 weeks.  I thought I was a genius, I was born again.  Women around me on the bus felt the magnetic pull.

The very next day, I gave 1.5 month's salary right back.  I had forgotten to hit the sell button.  I ended up having what I later diagnosed to be a bonafide nervous breakdown, sold the rest of my positions, closed my account, shaved my head and spent two 2000 summer months in Thailand and Cambodia.  Now look at me.

Wed, 01/29/2014 - 13:53 | 4380442 Dewey Cheatum Howe
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Hopefully some of the readers who made a killing on this will pay some of it foward voluntarily to keep this place up and running.

Wed, 01/29/2014 - 13:53 | 4380444 Dan The Man
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From now on, I'm paying attention.

Bookmark this one. Lol!



Wed, 01/29/2014 - 13:54 | 4380448 DavrosoftheDaleks
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Even crazier is all the secondary offerings being proposed today, along with a few IPO's.  Definitely a top.

Wed, 01/29/2014 - 13:54 | 4380449 Son of Captain Nemo
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Aren't American pharmaceutical companies just the "bomb"?!!!

Wed, 01/29/2014 - 13:55 | 4380457 Biggieshort
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Record margin debt + Record number of stupid people in the market = KABOOM!

Wed, 01/29/2014 - 13:55 | 4380463 gwar5
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Sell! Sell! Sell!



Wed, 01/29/2014 - 13:56 | 4380464 walküre
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not yet taken

Wed, 01/29/2014 - 13:58 | 4380477 Frank N. Beans
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that's quite an erection you have there Myra



Wed, 01/29/2014 - 14:05 | 4380503 replaceme
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What did PT Barnum say?  Lot of minutes since he said that.  Maybe Obama needs to set up an agency to stop these buys, but still guarantee returns.  Good returns.

Wed, 01/29/2014 - 14:06 | 4380510 denverdolomte
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Wheres the great Cramer to explain this intelligently to us..../sarc

Wed, 01/29/2014 - 14:18 | 4380568 Bastiat
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It's got electrolytes.

Wed, 01/29/2014 - 14:25 | 4380595 John Law Lives
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Algobots at work...???  Let's hope they don't bring the world down on our heads.

Wed, 01/29/2014 - 14:25 | 4380596 swass
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Time for pump and dump on MyRA?  Good thing it isn't ticker DONG.

Wed, 01/29/2014 - 14:32 | 4380616 SAT 800
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speaking of market idiocy that lunch time rally sure worked out nicely The futures for the Dow, Mar. is down 145pts. The futures traders don't seem to be too enthusiastic about this great opportunity.

Wed, 01/29/2014 - 14:33 | 4380636 Spungo
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This is hilarious. Great prediction Tyler!

Wed, 01/29/2014 - 15:11 | 4380825 NotApplicable
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Yet would it have happened without that prediction?

So much for neutral observation...

Wed, 01/29/2014 - 16:36 | 4381402 tip e. canoe
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So much for neutral observation...

is there such a thing?

Wed, 01/29/2014 - 15:08 | 4380799 Smiley
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Team Pink Sheets has got to be loving this!

Wed, 01/29/2014 - 15:09 | 4380810 Pool Shark
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I'm ridin' the MyRA train; looking for the greater fool!

[More entertaining than blowing a couple bucks on lottery tickets, and the odds are much better...]

Wed, 01/29/2014 - 15:20 | 4380919 Carnegie_IB
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try option strategies, they payout better, especially ratio backspreads on eps names reporting. 

Wed, 01/29/2014 - 15:18 | 4380902 Carnegie_IB
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greed, fear, hope, and ignorance. the latter the case in point. 

Wed, 01/29/2014 - 15:24 | 4380940 Carnegie_IB
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this is market maker manipulation at it's best. selling 1 million shares to the bag holders at 10...priceless. 

now who is there to sell to? 

Wed, 01/29/2014 - 16:36 | 4381411 tip e. canoe
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the FED?

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