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Old 06-03-2021, 12:16 PM   #501
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Revenge of the memes, returns this week...
AMC $AMC: +175%
Build-a-Bear $BBW: +65%
Virgin Galactic $SPCE: +63%
Koss $KOSS: +62%
Express $EXPR: +60%
GameStop $GME: +45%
Beyond Meat $BYND: +43%
Blackberry $BB: +40%
Fossil $FOSL: +25%
Bed Bath $BBBY: +24%
Tilray $TLRY: +23%
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Old 06-03-2021, 01:28 PM   #502
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Revenge of the memes, returns this week...
AMC $AMC: +175%
Build-a-Bear $BBW: +65%
Virgin Galactic $SPCE: +63%
Koss $KOSS: +62%
Express $EXPR: +60%
GameStop $GME: +45%
Beyond Meat $BYND: +43%
Blackberry $BB: +40%
Fossil $FOSL: +25%
Bed Bath $BBBY: +24%
Tilray $TLRY: +23%
John Koss has been making out like a bandit. Acquired vested shares for $2, sold them for $23.xx.
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Old 06-03-2021, 04:36 PM   #503
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I don't know but suspect that others dislike watching movies in theatres, too.
Absolutely. We canít stand them, even empty matinees. Havenít been in one since very early 2000s.

Weíve invested in a very good home theater setup instead.
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John Koss has been making out like a bandit. Acquired vested shares for $2, sold them for $23.xx.
Late 60s I w*rked a summer j*b for a millionaire (back when a million was real money.) He told of buying Binks Pneumatic stock for a couple of dollars and it was worth $125 or some such at the time. BUT the guy knew what to buy 'cause that was his business (body shop j*bber.) IOW he bought what he knew - what a concept! He did it the "old fashioned way." YMMV
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Old 06-08-2021, 12:24 PM   #505
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Revenge of the memes, returns this week...
AMC $AMC: +175%
Build-a-Bear $BBW: +65%
Virgin Galactic $SPCE: +63%
Koss $KOSS: +62%
Express $EXPR: +60%
GameStop $GME: +45%
Beyond Meat $BYND: +43%
Blackberry $BB: +40%
Fossil $FOSL: +25%
Bed Bath $BBBY: +24%
Tilray $TLRY: +23%


Add Workhorse $WKHS to the list. Up 100% in a week. I already owned a small position and like the company but will need to decide when to jump off the train.
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Maybe CLOV too ... +87% today and +~100% since June 7th. I don't have any of the meme stocks but it's certainly interesting to observe.
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Old 06-10-2021, 04:41 PM   #507
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Those meme stock "stick it to the man" investors (and we really that that investing?) have managed to make a solid payday for the GME CEO. In the two years he's been at Gamestop he's continued run the company into the sewer and throw up big losses. Yet because stock has been pumped up he now exists with $300M. He's laughing all the way to the bank.

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Both Gamestop and AMC were able to issue new shares to take advantage of the maniac bidding up of their stocks, and to raise money to pay off debts. A quick-thinking trader might be able to load up on their bonds to make beaucoup money.

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Rallies in AMC and GameStop’s stocks have captured the public’s attention, but credit markets have been moved, too. GameStop no longer has debt, but AMC’s bonds have recovered dramatically. Its 12% note due in 2026 was deeply distressed in November at 5 cents on the dollar. An incredible turnaround has put them just above par now.
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Noted above, I had a position with WKHS well before the current hubbub. Stories/opinion include massive short squeeze, suit seeking to modify USPS contract favoring them, negative association with Lordstown. Who knows whatís going to happen.

If I believe the hype on this Iím either going to have a small loss or start a bigger personal BTD list. Wish I understood options better.

Anyone familiar or interested in this stock? Iím looking for disinterested but educated opinions as to what might happen. Itís a little like waiting for the lottery numbers to come up.
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