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CYNK Shares Reopen For Trading, Plummet 86% To $2.01 Then Rise 150% Off The Lows As BTFDers Arrive

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If you shorted CYNK at the all time highs well over $20 several weeks ago, just before the stock was halted after the SEC finally woke up to its duty of protecting investors from pump and dump ponzi schemes (such as the broader market for example) congratulations: you are now up a lot to quite a lot, as the stock has just reopened for trading some 86% lower (on the usual volume of virtually no shares, even though the FT just told us that illiquidity is bullish), a price at which it still has a market cap of over $500 million!

The only question: how does this company, which technically doesn't exist, still have any equity value left?

And yes, it would truly be a testament to just how broken the "market" is, if following today's crash, the BTFD dip crew and algos sniffed it out and pumped it right back to its idiotic market cap of over $5 billion hit in the first week of July. Because after tumbling to $2.01, someone already managed to make a double on it as it was trading at over $5.00 at last check, or 150% off the lows.

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Fri, 07/25/2014 - 09:55 | 5003166 Croesus
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Gotta love that New Normal. Remember, traders: 

The New Normal Way to Value Stocks: 

1. Most Valuable - Companies that produce "Entertainment" (Social Media, or fancy toys...think iCrap)

2. 2nd Most Valuable - Companies that produce nothing, and have nothing. No revenue, no assets, no valuable IP. 

3. Not-So-Valuable - Barbaric relics, and the companies that mine them. 

Fri, 07/25/2014 - 09:58 | 5003198 NoDebt
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Remember your Seinfeld quotes in this 'market', guys:

"It's not a lie if YOU believe it!"  - George Costanza

Fri, 07/25/2014 - 10:03 | 5003223 gh0atrider
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CYNK - "It's got social media in it"

Fri, 07/25/2014 - 10:20 | 5003286 max2205
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Trading on the grey market...good luck executing any trades

Fri, 07/25/2014 - 10:34 | 5003372 Titus
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Yeah, I'm wondering what's happing with the short position of the trader who got canned by his firm for opening it.

What happens in this situation?

Fri, 07/25/2014 - 10:37 | 5003386 wallstreetapost...
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he covered his shares and had to pay up 150% to get out.

Fri, 07/25/2014 - 10:40 | 5003400 Save_America1st
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what has changed that the SEC now feels they should allow this "company" to be "legally" traded again????  Did this "company" somehow create a product, build a factory, hire employees, and make any "real" money from selling a product in the last 10 days??????????? 

What the fuck???

Fri, 07/25/2014 - 11:03 | 5003487 walküre
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you're describing about 99% of the OTC and it never mattered, never will

100% of the stocks traded on all exchanges are manipulated 100% of the time

Fri, 07/25/2014 - 11:03 | 5003494 Grinder74
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They added a social media site for midget porn.  #fucktheSEC

Fri, 07/25/2014 - 11:22 | 5003566 Stoploss
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WTF indeed.

Fri, 07/25/2014 - 10:11 | 5003252 Tall Tom
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Where do these guys get the cash to do that? How can they keep the cash doing this?




Maybe that is what ZHers need to do. Create a company called INSANE..ticker ZHI$N..and sell it. We can say that we produce Imaginarium and unobtanium.


That will fly as there is a demand for that stuff.

Fri, 07/25/2014 - 10:46 | 5003420 scrappy
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I am all in for INSANE, but only if it has a social media platform to trade the imaginarium and unobtanium.

Fri, 07/25/2014 - 09:52 | 5003168 slaughterer
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Ahhh... finally I can cover ... maybe.

Fri, 07/25/2014 - 12:24 | 5003865 power steering
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I have a sweet MTM on mine. The greatest trade is the short sitting at .01c that you never need cover and thus skip the tax.

Fri, 07/25/2014 - 09:52 | 5003171 beegle
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so what happened to our friend who shorted and got fired ?

Fri, 07/25/2014 - 09:53 | 5003175 icanhasbailout
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he's now programming algos at GS

Fri, 07/25/2014 - 09:57 | 5003194 SHEEPFUKKER

I heard he applied for a position over at the SEC, just a rumor though. 

Fri, 07/25/2014 - 10:04 | 5003215 lordylord
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"I heard he applied for a position over at the SEC, just a rumor though. "

The way I understand it is that he saw through the BS and shorted the stock. I doubt the SEC wants him.

Fri, 07/25/2014 - 10:06 | 5003236 Dr. Engali
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He was last seen in Home Depot buying a nail gun.

Fri, 07/25/2014 - 09:52 | 5003172 LetThemEatRand
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So did that Yahoo message board guy (the one who was worried about carrying the short) get a big pay day after all?

Fri, 07/25/2014 - 09:54 | 5003173 Hindenburg...Oh Man
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in other news, I see that the dip is finally being furiously bought. The market could only last 20 mins before it finall saw a market .40 percent down as a massive dip to be bought. 

Fri, 07/25/2014 - 09:55 | 5003182 Dazman
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Can't pull the stock up in IB. Guess it's been pulled?

Fri, 07/25/2014 - 09:56 | 5003189 orangegeek
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this shit is worthless - it's a shell

Fri, 07/25/2014 - 09:59 | 5003203 Bill of Rights
Fri, 07/25/2014 - 09:59 | 5003204 Dr. Engali
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BTFSCD. Buy the fucking short covering dip.

Fri, 07/25/2014 - 10:09 | 5003247 Emergency Ward
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I could kick myself for sleeping late again.  I missed the fucking dip.

Fri, 07/25/2014 - 10:00 | 5003206 Elliptico
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How do insolvent banks still exist?  How do criminal ratings agencies still exist?  It is the miracle of capitalism. 

Fri, 07/25/2014 - 10:02 | 5003210 HUGE_Gamma
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its just like trading bitcoin.. zero value (but it moves)

Fri, 07/25/2014 - 10:35 | 5003374 Godisanhftbot
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 you got it.  btc is an index of anii

Fri, 07/25/2014 - 11:08 | 5003508 wonderatitall
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maybe....if romney had something to do with it, then to hangman

Fri, 07/25/2014 - 10:03 | 5003216 Colonel Klink
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This is a perfect example of what a corrupt shitshow the regulators have allowed the markets to become.

Fri, 07/25/2014 - 10:04 | 5003221 PhiBetaZappa
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The only question: how does this company, which technically doesn't exist, still have any equity value left?

The impossible is possible in the 'new normal'.

Fri, 07/25/2014 - 11:42 | 5003661 NotApplicable
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Remember, valuation is subjective.

Fri, 07/25/2014 - 10:04 | 5003222 juggalo1
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Why do you say the company "technically does not exist"? The company only exists in a technical or theoretical sense. It practically or actually does not exist.

Fri, 07/25/2014 - 10:08 | 5003242 NoDebt
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It has no operations, produces no products, has no employees.  It's one of those "depends on what your definition of is is" kind of situations.

Fri, 07/25/2014 - 10:12 | 5003250 slyhill
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How estute. However, in the new normal: up = down.

Fri, 07/25/2014 - 10:11 | 5003249 First There Is ...
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Spike is merely short covering. This will be trading down for the rest of the day is my prediction. Under a $ within 24 hours unless they buy up the entire float and pump it again. Problem is, these promo guys didn't clear any stock. Bummer. 

Fri, 07/25/2014 - 10:24 | 5003251 I Am Not a Copp...
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I bought around $20.  Should I average down?  I mean, if I liked it at $20, I should LOVE it at...shit what is it now?... $5?  Buy more, yes?


It's no Farrow Tech, but I can make some quick cash I think...


UPDATE:  No no no NO FUCK!!!  After taking the plunge at $5, now down to $2.50.  Now I am wiped out.  Goodbye cruel world.  Say goodbye to my wife for me.

Fri, 07/25/2014 - 10:30 | 5003346 tarsubil
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For some reason, this had me laughing uncontrollably in my cube.

Fri, 07/25/2014 - 10:15 | 5003265 Postal
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Interesting. So a company with no assets and does not produce (or has yet to produce) products or services of benefit to society has a market cap of... how much?

I think I just found an idea for funding my lez-porn studio...

Fri, 07/25/2014 - 10:21 | 5003295 undercover brother
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A similar idea was tried in a Seinfeld episode where Jerry & George pitched a show about nothing.  Maybe you can name  your company CYNKed.  

Fri, 07/25/2014 - 10:18 | 5003269 I am a Man I am...
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but but but but markets are efficient!!!!

Fri, 07/25/2014 - 10:19 | 5003281 The Most Intere...
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Fri, 07/25/2014 - 10:19 | 5003283 q99x2
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I want to take something public that doesn't exist.

Fri, 07/25/2014 - 10:33 | 5003363 yogibear
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Make sure it's a social Media company. You'll be a billionaire overnight if Wall Street likes you.

Fri, 07/25/2014 - 10:33 | 5003362 alexcojones
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SOUTHEASTERN Conference (SEC) should change their name to avoid guilt by ASSociation.

Fri, 07/25/2014 - 13:53 | 5004279 Me.Grimlock
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Being an avid SouthEastern Conference fan, (and also an avid ZH reader), my mind immediately goes to the football meaning, first.


Fri, 07/25/2014 - 10:35 | 5003380 Godisanhftbot
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 in 5 years CYNK will be bigger than AMZN,


 mark my woids.

Fri, 07/25/2014 - 10:39 | 5003391 Godisanhftbot
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 cnbc Shaheed Khan?  Looks like a poster boy for a bad comedy.

Fri, 07/25/2014 - 12:26 | 5003870 power steering
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Actor Charlie Sheen once bought 2,600 seats at an Angels baseball game in hopes of catching a home run ball.

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