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Moody's Downgrades Mohawk!!!!!



February 25, 2009 – Comments (9)

DJ Moody's Downgrades Mohawk Sr Unsecured Notes To Junk

Can anyone explain what took so long for Moody's to downgrade Alstry's favorite Red Thumb candidate?????

If MHK's SENIOR debt is junk, what do you think the equity is worth?????

Work Hard, Prepare, and NEVER Fear as depressions spread around the world!!!!!

Singapore's economy shrinks 16.4% annualized rate in Q4


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#1) On February 25, 2009 at 10:00 PM, Seano67 (24.22) wrote:

Alstry, it's nice to see you back!

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#2) On February 25, 2009 at 10:17 PM, alstry (< 20) wrote:

'Here's my strategy on the Cold War:
We win, they lose.'
- Ronald Reagan

'The most terrifying words in the English
language are: I'm from the government and
I'm here to help.' -Ronald Reagan

'The trouble with our liberal friends is not
that they're ignorant; it's just that they
know so much that isn't so.' - Ronald Reagan

'Of the four wars in my lifetime, none came
about because the   U.S.  Was too strong.'  - Ronald Reagan

'I have wondered at times about what the
Ten Commandments would have looked like
if Moses had run them through the U.S.
Congress.' - Ronald Reagan

'The taxpayer: That's someone who works for
the federal government but doesn't have to
take the civil service examination.' - Ronald Reagan

'Government is like a baby: An alimentary canal
with a big appetite at one end and no sense of
responsibility at the other.' - Ronald Reagan

'The nearest thing to eternal life we will ever
see on this earth is a government program. - Ronald Reagan

'It has been said that politics is the second
oldest profession. I have learned that it bears
a striking resemblance to the first.' - Ronald Reagan

'Government's view of the economy could be
summed up in a few short phrases: If it moves,
tax it. If it keeps moving, regulate it.
And if it stops moving, subsidize it'
- Ronald Reagan

'Politics is not a bad profession. If you succeed,
there are many rewards; if you disgrace
yourself, you can always write a book.'
- Ronald Reagan

'No arsenal, or no weapon in the arsenals of
the world, is as formidable as the will and
moral courage of free men and women.'
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God, then we will be a nation gone under.'
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#3) On February 25, 2009 at 10:31 PM, alstry (< 20) wrote:

Breaking News from the WSJ:

Cisco laid off several hundred employees this week, joining other tech giants who have cut staff.

If it is hitting Cisco, you know its BIG!!!!!!

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#4) On February 25, 2009 at 10:44 PM, Seano67 (24.22) wrote:

If it is hitting Cisco, you know its BIG!!!!!!


It's hitting everyone, from the corner coffee shop to IBM. I don't know how Cisco's more significant than anyone else, but we all know it's pretty rough out there right now. 

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#5) On February 25, 2009 at 11:16 PM, PDTBiotech (88.59) wrote:

MF Downgrades Alstry!!!!!

If I'm seeing things correctly, it looks like you've become enough of a liability to keep you on a short leash after your 'suspension'.  Last couple blogs of yours since you got back, including the asking-for-it'ly titled 'alstrynomics is CAPS' (seriously, if you were MF would you want that title popping up on your main page?) are only available directly on your page, they yanked them from the main list.  Never know what the Powers That Be are thinking, but looks like you're probably still on the radar.

"with my feet on the trap, and my head in the noose..."


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#6) On February 25, 2009 at 11:29 PM, alstry (< 20) wrote:



 do you really think I care what the "Powers" at MF think of me???  I have to admit, TMF Jake has earned my respect but beyond that I could careless so long as I am behaving within acceptable bounds and the spirit of the game.  I have been fighting for justice my entire life and helping out the little the end, although I don't win everytime....I sure as hell win most of the time.


instead of focusing on bashing me, please make yourself better.  I would feel much better for you if you improved your score.  Right now, you ain't much competition for me and I love a good competitive game.  I am certain it disturbs you that you are not beating why don't you make yourself feel better and improve your score.

Studying Alstrynomics might be a good start.

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#7) On February 26, 2009 at 12:19 AM, PDTBiotech (88.59) wrote:

Thanks for answering in the first person.

Believe it or not (I suspect you won't) my CAPS score is not tied to my ego.  I use it more to test theories on how clinical development of drugs relates to the market - since it's experimental, there's no point in me celebrating winners or mourning losers.  It's just a readout, and hopefully I'll learn from it.  But if scoring CAPS points pumps up your ego, good for you.

As for studying your theories, in my case it's not necessary.  No mortgage, no car debt, no credit card debt - no debt period.  Parents stressed it since I was a kid, and now it's clearly one of the most important lessons they ever taught me.

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#8) On February 26, 2009 at 12:52 AM, alstry (< 20) wrote:

Congratulations on living a prudent lifestyle.  If more did it fewer would be feeling the pain and our country would not be facing the debt crisis in currently faces...

However, on the flip side, nor would it have ever been likely that the stock market would have ever exceeded 5000 if everyone lived like you and credit wasn't used to "bubble up" the economy.

Don't take this the wrong way, but thank goodness your CAPs score is not tied to your ego.

You blog that you want MF to start an ignore button yet you comment here berating me?  The inconsistency is a little baffling.  I have no problem with anything you say.  In keeping with my promise to TMFJake, I will not retaliate and say anything negative about you personally like you do about Alstry.

Whatever your pupose here on my blog, in CAPs, or your picks, I honestly hope you learn and improve from the experience.

As far as focusing on my score, it keeps players honest by mathematically separating the winners from losers.  It is an investing contest after all... but the TRUE winners are those that take away knowledge and can apply it and not simply the accumlation of CAPs points. 

I can tell you this, within a year, I hopefully can proudly say that my lessons learned from CAPs made me more money in real life than any other CAPs player.  Few have gained from their CAPs experience as much as Alstry.

As you can probably tell by now, I am a fairly experienced investor.  I play with passion  and I don't mince words.  If you like what you see keep reading, if not, please don't waste your time and read something else.

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#9) On February 26, 2009 at 9:10 AM, PDTBiotech (88.59) wrote:

Fair enough.

You've probably got many more years investment experience than I do, I've been at it for about a decade.  I got incredibly lucky with the timing for my entrance to the market, I really doubt I'll learn more from anything than I did the first couple years.  I had about a year to watch things get beyond insane before reality kicked in in 2000, and as a grad student at the time I had enough money to feel (rather than imagine) how I deal with uncertainty but not enough for it to hurt me in the long run.  No better way to be introduced to the market than watching it implode and getting a very good sense for just how bad things can get and just how wrong most of the press is, and most importantly how to use options to hedge when the market gets inflated.

Best of luck, hope you make enough money to be Above The Law.

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