What Happens When An Idiot Market Finally Gets The Post-Euphoria Hangover

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Nowhere is the 'get-rich-quick', 'fundamentals-are-for-suckers', new normal 'idiot' market more apparent than in the "mistakes" investors have made in Twitter's IPO (TWTRQ), Google's NEST acquisition (NEST), and now Facebook's Oculus purchase (OCLS & OVZT). 

Recall our post from two days ago "The Sheer Idiocy Of The Markets In One Chart - Oculus Edition" following FaceBook's acquisition of Oculus VR:



... and fast forward to today:


As The Fly noted on the day of the surge following our post,

Shares of Oculus Innovative Sciences (OCLS), a healthcare company that makes products for treating acute and chronic wounds, are trading higher after Facebook (FB) acquired another company with a similar name but very different business.


Facebook announced that it has agreed to acquire Oculus VR, which is is based in Irvine, California and makes the the Oculus Rift, a virtual reality headset. Facebook will pay about $2B for Oculus VR, including $400M in cash and 23.1M shares of Facebook common stock valued at $1.6B.


Oculus VR is not related to Oculus Innovative Sciences. A company spokesperson told The Wall Street Journal's MarketWatch that the mistaken identity "might play a part" in today's move higher.


Another company, Oculus VisionTech (OVTZ), clarified earlier in a press release that there is no material change in the affairs of the company and the company is not associated with the transaction involving Facebook and Oculus VR.


Oculus VisionTech, which is based in Vancouver, designs and markets technology for delivery of digital media and trades on Canadian exchanges and on the OTC markets with the ticker "OVTZ."  

Peak stupidity?

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Fri, 03/28/2014 - 14:27 | 4603249 Quinvarius
Fri, 03/28/2014 - 14:28 | 4603253 Deathrips
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The lights on the titanic went off while it was firmly resting on the bottom of the ocean.



Fri, 03/28/2014 - 14:42 | 4603301 NoDebt
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There's also a horror movie coming out called Oculus.  Maybe we should invest in that, too.

Fri, 03/28/2014 - 15:35 | 4603478 davinci7_gis
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Fri, 03/28/2014 - 18:01 | 4603951 SAT 800
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Peak Stupid ? I'm going to vote yes on that one. That's what it looks like to me.

Fri, 03/28/2014 - 14:27 | 4603251 SDRII
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cramer has the ceo on tonight: fixed

Fri, 03/28/2014 - 14:33 | 4603272 onewayticket2
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You look you just heard from Dean Witter!

Fri, 03/28/2014 - 14:35 | 4603281 FuzzyDunlop21
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It wouldnt make sense even if it was the right company. Its already been bought, you are too late Muppets!

Fri, 03/28/2014 - 14:37 | 4603285 Dr. Richard Head
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Exactly.  I believe it was Mike Mahoney or Peter Schiff who recently said, "The retail investor (whoever is left in that supposed lot) buys yesterday's news."


Fri, 03/28/2014 - 14:39 | 4603291 ebworthen
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It's like the guy with beer goggles chasing anything in heels; DESPERATE.

Fri, 03/28/2014 - 14:42 | 4603303 Dr. Richard Head
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I wrote a song about that - https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/drunk-little-irish-boy-single/id811586176

"Doesn't matter what you look like honey, I got my beer goggles on!"


Fri, 03/28/2014 - 14:45 | 4603313 texas sandman
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Peak stupidity? Listen to CNBS for 8 seconds...stupidity knows no bounds.

Fri, 03/28/2014 - 14:53 | 4603331 Chuck Knoblauch
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pull my finger.

Fri, 03/28/2014 - 15:05 | 4603368 adr
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Mistaken identity might have played a role? MIGHT?

Maybe somebody should start Feetbook. Post photos of feet, then announce they are getting bought out. Or better yet declaring bankruptcy. Maybe that can tank FB out of association.

Fri, 03/28/2014 - 15:37 | 4603492 Philalethian
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Confidence in corruption.

What a winner that is.

Fri, 03/28/2014 - 15:50 | 4603531 Mr Giggles
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Damit Tyler you gotta lie. s/

Fri, 03/28/2014 - 16:19 | 4603620 disabledvet
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"priming the pump" I think is what they called it in the 70's (80's)...anyone who has to eat or buy fuel (save coal strangely) is gonna get crushed...that includes me of course...so yet again 'mericans find their selfies asking "what is the value of the paper in the their/us pocket."

and of course the answer is "more"...but for who? or what?

Fri, 03/28/2014 - 17:06 | 4603758 NOZZLE
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those stock purchases are purely the product of chat room idiocywhat else could explain it other than people piling into something because they saw a stock symbol in a chat room and were told to buy it and never did any independent research before mistakenly buying the stock

Fri, 03/28/2014 - 17:34 | 4603842 o2sd
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Don't give me the details, just BUY OCCULUS!


Fri, 03/28/2014 - 18:47 | 4604147 starman
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I think one of my cousins had that disease, yeah Oculus, I'm pretty shure hes been in the nut house ever since.

Fri, 03/28/2014 - 22:15 | 4604631 1stepcloser
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Hair of the dog please!

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