View Poll Results: Did you buy shares ?

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  1. Soumaila Somtore's Avatar
    01-29-15 04:54 PM
  2. ZayDub's Avatar
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    IOT anyone?

    Tour 9630 > Bold 9650 > Q10 > Classic or Passport???
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    01-29-15 05:48 PM
  3. Corbu's Avatar
    OT:
    Microsoft to Invest in Rogue Android Startup Cyanogen - Digits - WSJ

    People familiar with the matter say Microsoft is putting money into Cyanogen, which is building a version of the Android mobile-operating system outside of Google’s auspices.

    Microsoft would be a minority investor in a roughly $70 million round of equity financing that values Cyanogen in the high hundreds of millions, one of the people said. The person said the financing round could grow with other strategic investors that have expressed interest in Cyanogen because they’re also eager to diminish Google’s control over Android. The identity of the other potential investors couldn’t be learned.

    Spokespeople for Microsoft and Cyanogen declined to comment.

    The investment would be unusual, because Microsoft offers its own Windows Phone mobile operating system. But Windows Phone has only about 3% market share, which may be prompting Microsoft to consider unconventional steps.

    Android was intended as an “open source” operating system that hardware makers can deploy in their devices for free. Yet Google has frustrated manufacturers in recent years by requiring them to feature Google apps and set Google search as the default for users, in exchange for access to the search engine, YouTube, or the millions of apps in its Play Store.

    Such restrictions make it harder for apps that compete with Google’s to win distribution on Android devices. For Microsoft, that means less exposure for its Bing search engine, which is up against Google search. It also could limit growth of other Microsoft software products.

    Cyanogen offers an alternate version of the Android mobile operating system free of such restrictions. The 80-person company claims to have a volunteer army of 9,000 software developers working on its own version of Android.

    “We’re going to take Android away from Google,” said Kirt McMaster, Cyanogen’s chief executive, in a brief interview last week. The next day, at an industry event sponsored by tech news service The Information, McMaster said Cyanogen had raised $100 million to date. Previously the company had disclosed that it raised $30 million of funding. The company spokeswoman declined to make McMaster available for this story.

    McMaster said more than 50 million people use a version of the Cyanogen Android operating system, most of whom have installed it in place of their phone’s initial operating system.

    To spread adoption more quickly, Cyanogen is working on deals with hardware makers to install the software on their devices. It recently signed a deal with Indian smartphone maker Micromax to ship handsets with Cyanogen’s software and is close to announcing more such deals, say people familiar with the matter.

    A third mobile ecosystem as an alternative to rivals Google and Apple could help Microsoft better distribute its apps and services on smartphones.

    “Cyanogen may have a greater chance than Microsoft to build a third ecosystem for mobile,” says Rajeev Chand, managing director at Rutberg & Co., an investment bank focused on the mobile industry.

    Independent versions of the Android operating system are already popular, particularly in China where Google has struggled to enter the market. In total, these other versions represented 37% of Android shipments world-wide in the third quarter, according to Strategy Analytics.

    Smartphone makers and wireless carriers are looking for a standard bearer to offset Google’s growing market power, Chand says.

    Prior investors in Cyanogen included Benchmark Capital, Redpoint Ventures, Andreessen Horowitz and Chinese social-networking giant Tencent. New venture capital investors are expected to join the strategic corporate investors in this latest round of funding.
    01-29-15 06:24 PM
  4. kfh227's Avatar
    Not sure if was already posted :

    http://finance.yahoo.com/news/blackb...191302319.html

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    N+1 get it where N is the number of posters to this thread.

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    01-29-15 08:04 PM
  5. Corbu's Avatar
    01-29-15 08:14 PM
  6. bbjdog's Avatar
    Reading Material


    COMPANY NEWS ALERT
    BlackBerry investors continue to pin hopes on buyout (RTGAM)
    JACQUIE MCNISH
    Investors are apparently still pining for an acquirer to sweep up BlackBerry Ltd., judging by continued buoyancy in stock trading volumes two weeks after the company refuted rumours of takeover talks by Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd.
    The M&A fantasy is unlikely to come true any time soon for the recovering smartphone maker. One obstacle is the company’s biggest shareholders. According to the latest regulatory filings, more than a third of BlackBerry’s shares continue to be owned by long term investors that sources say support CEO John Chen’s multi-year restructuring strategy. These investors can’t stop would be acquirers from buying majority control, but a more efficient full takeover is impossible without their support.
    Another hurdle is Ottawa. In 2013, when BlackBerry was struggling to survive, the federal government, through back channels, derailed a confidential takeover offer by China’s Lenovo Group Ltd. Now that the Waterloo, Ont. company is on the mend, it’s a good bet Ottawa would take an even dimmer view of a foreign takeover.
    So what’s a suitor to do? One school of thought is that a potential buyer could embark on a long and friendly courtship by snaring a minority stake in BlackBerry. Who is the most likely candidate? Samsung. The Korean electronics company is one of a small handful of companies that have made takeover overtures in recent months, according to people close to BlackBerry.
    These sources say Samsung’s interest in BlackBerry has deepened since it formed a partnership in November that allows the companies to sell each others security technology for mobile devices. Samsung’s co-chief executive J. K. Shin confirmed its interest in an enhanced partnership in an interview last week with The Wall Street Journal.
    Mr. Shin waved off suggestions the company would launch a full takeover. A close look at BlackBerry’s major shareholders suggests Samsung has made a smart call for the moment.
    BlackBerry’s largest shareholder is Fairfax Financial Holdings Ltd., which owns about a 17-per-cent stake if you include its convertible debenture holdings. Fairfax, a vocal supporter of Mr. Chen’s recovery strategy, is estimated to have paid an average cost of $12 for its BlackBerry shares, which based on its current trading price of nearly $13 a share, suggests buyers would have to offer a big premium to win the favor of Fairfax’s founder Prem Watsa.
    BlackBerry’s second largest shareholder is one of North America’s most respected fund managers, Primecap Management Company. The California-based value investor owns 11 per cent of BlackBerry’s shares and is known to hold stocks for an average for 20 years.
    Other committed holders include two of BlackBerry’s founders, Mike Lazaridis and Doug Fregin, who own nearly 5 per cent, and show no signs of wanting to sell.
    Backing up these committed investors is half a dozen investors who paid $750 million in 2013 during BlackBerry’s darkest hour to acquire convertible debentures that would give them more than 10 per cent of the company’s shares. The original buyers include Canada’s Mackenzie Financial Corp., Canso Investment Counsel Ltd., Brookfield Asset Management and Qatar Holding.
    It is possible these investors sold some of their debentures during the fleeting runup in BlackBerry’s stock that was fed by Samsung takeover rumours. But given that these funds invested alongside Fairfax to back BlackBerry’s turnaround, it seems unlikely they have much to gain by hitting the exits at this point.
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    01-29-15 08:42 PM
  7. bbjdog's Avatar
    The writer above ^^^^^ forgot to mention us die hard Blackberry share holders who will not sell.
    01-29-15 08:52 PM
  8. bungaboy's Avatar
    Had to post it!


    Ignore the iBore fools Apple is an evil cult which makes almost 12billion in profit

    22:55, 29 January 2015
    Opinion
    by BrianReade

    As the technology giant announces 11.9billion in profits, Mirror columnist Brian Reade looks at the cult of Apple and everything it stands for
    My wife bought me an iPad for Christmas even though I wanted one about as much as I wanted a dose of gout.

    I already had a Blackberry phone (more of that later) a company laptop, a Hewlett Packard home computer, a smart Samsung TV and shelves full of books.

    The world could speak to me and I could speak to it. But it wasn’t enough.

    Through gales of derisive laughter I was told “Everyone needs an iPad. Once you’ve got one, you won’t know how you lived without it.”

    So I got one. It cost 250 *apparently. And a pricey “must-have” cover to go with it. I think I used it twice and now I don’t know where it is. But I do know how I lived without it. Happily.

    Which to the hypnotised eyes of Apple worshippers who helped the company deliver a 11.9billion profit in the last three months of 2014, makes me a cross between a blasphemous heathen and a Luddite leper.

    That’s fine by me because I have no desire to be brainwashed into joining an evil sect which bores on about “awesome apps” and “serious kit” and will not be happy until it’s taken over the world.

    I don’t deny the genius of their inventors or the fact that their *products are incredibly clever and efficient.

    And any firm making the largest quarterly profit in corporate history in such a competitive field, must be giving its customers what they want.

    It’s just that, like the poison apple in the Garden of Eden that spawned Original Sin, the one in California leaves a nasty taste in the mouth.

    Let’s start with its tax avoidance, which is so huge and calculated it makes Gary Barlow look like a monk who dishes out alms to the poor every payday.

    Apple declares no tax residence so pays no *corporation or capital gains tax.

    It uses various companies around the world to minimise its income tax bills.

    All of this means it now has cash reserves of 117billion in offshore accounts out of the clutches of the inland revenues in countries where they make their mind-boggling profits.

    Small wonder the European Commission is currently investigating tax avoidance deals between Apple and the Irish government.

    Talking of investigations, last month BBC’s Panorama did a probe into alleged abuse of workers in Chinese sweatshops where Apple products are made, as well as illegal Indonesian mines where kids collect pieces of tin that somehow end up in their supply chain.

    You may have seen pictures of those Chinese sweatshops.

    They’re the ones where Apple contractors have put nets outside the windows to cut down on the number of workers committing suicide.

    Mention any of these criticisms to the iBores though, and you’re met with the kind of pitiful stare a Jehova’s Witness gives when you say: “How can you still believe in all this garbage when the world never does bloody end?”

    iBores don’t have time to worry about taxpayers or workers getting ripped off because they’re too busy queueing up outside their nearest Apple store from dawn to get ripped off themselves.

    Check out the massive profit margins on Apple products compared with their rivals. It ranges from 38-47%.

    Check out how much you have to pay for replacement parts. A new plug and cable for most phones costs around 15. For an iPhone, however, it’s 40.

    I’d have liked to use personal research to do that for you, by the way, but the last time I tried to buy my daughter a new charger in an Apple shop, I was asked if I’d made an appointment? I was gobsmacked.

    I told them I wasn’t after a meeting with a cancer specialist to discuss a lump in my testicles, I was after a charger.

    I didn’t get it. Just as I don’t get how you have to set up an iTunes account before you can work any of their products.

    Just as I didn’t get this answer from my son when he said he needed a new iPod because the one he’d bought 18 months ago had stopped working.

    “Can’t you get it fixed” I asked, only to be met with laughter and the words: “No, that’s the way they make them. So you have to keep buying new ones.”

    It’s like a Frank Carson *catchphrase - “It’s the way I sell ’em” - but no one laughs.

    Just as no one laughs when celebrity sect members are jetted to the launch of Apple’s latest product to whoop and weep when the curtain goes back, as though they were setting eyes on a hidden Caravaggio masterpiece that had just been painstakingly restored.

    But then what do I know? I’m an outsider who doesn’t buy into the fact that Steve Jobs was actually Jesus Christ enjoying a Second Coming.

    And I know I’m an outsider because whenever an iBore spots my Blackberry phone they gasp, point, splutter and ask why anyone could bear to walk around today with an original Caxton printing press in their pocket when there are iPhones to be lusted after.

    Their next step in world *domination is the iWatch which will be coming soon to an all-night queue near you.

    iHope it flops.
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    01-29-15 08:57 PM
  9. Corbu's Avatar
    BlackBerry investors continue to pin hopes on buyout (RTGAM)
    JACQUIE MCNISH
    Investors are apparently still pining for an acquirer to sweep up BlackBerry Ltd., judging by continued buoyancy in stock trading volumes two weeks after the company refuted rumours of takeover talks by Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd.
    Thank you for that bbjdog but, if you ask me, this is typical FUD non-news from the G&M. Misleading and overly dramatic headline, no hard news, nothing that every serious BlackBerry investor doesn't know already.

    Cheers,
    01-29-15 09:19 PM
  10. awindsr's Avatar
    M8 :Thanks for your thoughts on my query.
    It's good to know that it's possible for a business under siege to break the cycle of Doom from those who want to keep their foot on BlackBerrys neck and intentionally harm and tarnish the company. Its been frustrating to watch Chen and Co. make all these positive moves ,but be held back by those snake oil salesmen who want them to fail.


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    01-29-15 09:35 PM
  11. world traveler and former ceo's Avatar
    The writer above ^^^^^ forgot to mention us die hard Blackberry share holders who will not sell.
    ... And others such as one of the world's largest pension funds - Ontario Teachers Pension Fund, which is also a significant recent LONG investor ....

    They are all patient and shrewd value investors confident in BlackBerry Ceo Chen and his plans for the company.
    01-29-15 09:35 PM
  12. bbjdog's Avatar
    Thank you for that bbjdog but, if you ask me, this is typical FUD non-news from the G&M. Misleading and overly dramatic headline, no hard news, nothing that every serious BlackBerry investor doesn't know already.

    Cheers,
    100% correct! 99% of articles are FUD and only one percent report facts. Had to do my part in this thread. Lately I've felt like a sponge. Lol




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    01-29-15 09:42 PM
  13. bbjdog's Avatar
    ... And others such as one of the world's largest pension funds - Ontario Teachers Pension Fund, which is also a significant recent LONG investor ....

    They are all patient and shrewd value investors confident in BlackBerry Ceo Chen and his plans for the company.
    Well said, forgot about teachers pension fund. None of these investors will sell for a couple of dollars profit. They are long holders like us folks on this thread.

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    01-29-15 09:50 PM
  14. 3_M4N's Avatar
    OT: for anyone who is interested in other ways our buddy Prem invests.

    http://brooklyninvestor.blogspot.com...e-bet.html?m=1

    Posted while peeking and flowing on my incredible BBQ10! 
    01-29-15 09:56 PM
  15. digitalsurfboard's Avatar
    OT: Can RBCs digital wallet beat Apple?

    Can RBC?s digital wallet beat Apple? - The Globe and Mail
    Great read! thanks for sharing. i've been following mobile payment in Canada. I've nagged the two banks I have accounts with about supporting mobile payments on blackberry. I've been ready for a couple of months to switch my credit card to one from RBC. if their mortgage rate is competitive in June, i may be switching and consolidating all my banking over to RBC, including my investment accounts at TD and savings/chequing at PC. they're still the only ones that offer debit payment with mobile wallet.
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    01-29-15 10:27 PM
  16. notafanofyou's Avatar
    Thank you for that bbjdog but, if you ask me, this is typical FUD non-news from the G&M. Misleading and overly dramatic headline, no hard news, nothing that every serious BlackBerry investor doesn't know already.

    Cheers,
    This is FUD from shorts. The shorts fear something is happening. I bought shares today $9.90. I think something is happening and the shorts are screwed.


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    01-29-15 10:39 PM
  17. Heinz Katchup's Avatar
    Great read! thanks for sharing. i've been following mobile payment in Canada. I've nagged the two banks I have accounts with about supporting mobile payments on blackberry. I've been ready for a couple of months to switch my credit card to one from RBC. if their mortgage rate is competitive in June, i may be switching and consolidating all my banking over to RBC, including my investment accounts at TD and savings/chequing at PC. they're still the only ones that offer debit payment with mobile wallet.
    Before you do that I would consider giving the CIBC Mobile Payment App or the UGO Wallet app a go. The RBC payment app is trash by comparison.

    I know RBC is the only one to offer debit payment. But the user experience makes it not worth using.

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    01-29-15 11:06 PM
  18. masterful's Avatar
    This is FUD from shorts. The shorts fear something is happening. I bought shares today $9.90. I think something is happening and the shorts are screwed.


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    Short will be toasted.



    #BBFactCheck
    01-29-15 11:08 PM
  19. masterful's Avatar
    @Morgan

    What do you think of tsla? I have been watching it for awhile but i couldn't understand why the shorts are still hanging on for that long and they are persistent!

    #BBFactCheck
    01-29-15 11:10 PM
  20. Glenn Biddle's Avatar
    This is FUD from shorts. The shorts fear something is happening. I bought shares today $9.90. I think something is happening and the shorts are screwed.


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    Oh yeah the shorts are definitely screwed,they keep borrowing more, and more stock trying to dig themselves out of trouble and all they have managed to do is dig a massive Pitt that they won't be able to crawl out of later.

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    01-29-15 11:26 PM
  21. INTz's Avatar
    Anyone have a chart of the history of shares shorted for BlackBerry? I'd like to see the overall trend.

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    01-29-15 11:39 PM
  22. vasilisiou's Avatar
    OT on SPHS

    Sophiris Bio to Present at the Leerink Global Healthcare Conference. The presentation is scheduled for Wednesday, February 11, 2015 at 11:05 a.m. EST in New York City.
    Sophiris Bio to Present at the Leerink Global Healthcare Conference (NASDAQ:SPHS)
    Lets see what Randall E. Woods has to say about the failed interim analysis and the Phase 2 proof of concept study of PRX302 for the treatment of localized prostate cancer.

    P.S. Morgan do you have any thoughts about the company; I own shares because I like the management team and the potential treatment of localized prostate cancer but I find the one drug concept risky. Thank you.
    01-30-15 05:46 AM
  23. Superfly_FR's Avatar
    Hi guys and welcome to some new names here !

    As I notice some newcomers, I would like to make two reminders.

    1/ Please try -as much as you can, HALO being an exception due to long & popular demand - to focus on BBRY and BB.to stock. For any other stock, please use the companion thread : BBRY stock holders and other Stocks diversification - Page 2 - BlackBerry Forums at CrackBerry.com

    2/ General reminder from OP

    PLEASE READ CAREFULLY

    If you're not used to deal with stocks, the following should be your starting point.

    1. This is real money. Your money. There's no tryouts nor refunds.
    2. You must establish what is your capacity before entering the game. Set it and keep it as an absolute limit (you can add later, depending on your revenues profile). Generally, something like 15% of your currently available and free cash is a reasonable amount. Do not speculate with money you don't own in full (credit). If you lose, don't rely on things like "averaging down" or "buy on dips" unless you have additional cash that fits with this rule.
    3. Stay calm. Looking at the stock on a daily basis is hard for your nerves. Either good or bad, fluctuations can happen very fast.
    4. We are a drop in the bucket, even those of us with 100s K $ in the game are nothing if we compare to the global cap (count in $K Billions)
    5. Those playing "against" you have more power, more money and know how the market can react. You don't. Do not use "everyday" logic here. This "game" has its own rules and it takes a while to understand/accept them.
    6. One possible approach is to play "long" (counting in years), this particular approach is the one I suggested when starting this thread back in Sept 2011. I personally stick to this approach, as it appears to be somehow the most adapted for rookies like us, engaging tiny amounts and with very limited skills. Be careful about fees/taxes you may have to pay for each transaction: they can ruin your gains easily.
    7. Please be aware that if you consider investing in stocks, mixing different companies and types of investments (ex : safe, aggressive, short term, long term) is highly recommended.
    8. Last but not least : stay humble and prudent.

    Disclaimer : By no mean I - or anyone participating to this discussion - intend to forecast a raise of the shares or any kind of advantage. You have to perform your own research. Positions, experiences, questions and suggestions made in this thread are personal views and NOT authorized investment instructions. Be aware that You can lose everything and neither I nor any contributor in this thread will be responsible for this in any circumstance.
    Last edited by Superfly_FR; 01-30-15 at 08:46 AM.
    01-30-15 06:20 AM
  24. vasilisiou's Avatar
    I am sorry Superfly I wasn’t aware of the other thread. It won’t happen again I promise.

    As for BlackBerry, I have an interesting daily chart. As you can see, the price moves sideways with a slight upwards momentum.
    The BBRY Café.  [Formerly: I support BBRY and I buy shares]-bbry.jpg
    The interesting thing is that the slow stochastic oscillator (which I prefer to use in sideway moves) plays its role very well here. The picks and the bottoms of the price match with those of the stochastic oscillator. I see strong support below the current price levels but unless a major event occurs, I don’t see it trading outside this trading range. I am long BBRY and I expect it to fly in the second half of 2015.

    A helpful tip: when the price is trading sideways (consolidating like BlackBerry), we don’t use moving averages. Instead we use oscillators like Stochastic and RSI. When on the other hand we have an established trend (uptrend or downtrend), we prefer using moving averages instead of oscillators for our analysis.
    Last edited by vasilisiou; 01-30-15 at 07:12 AM.
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    01-30-15 06:57 AM
  25. Superfly_FR's Avatar
    I am sorry Superfly I wasn’t aware of the other thread. It won’t happen again I promise.
    Please don't ! It's ok occasionnaly
    Again, welcome aboard !

    Edit : and now, I have to study what the h3|| an oscilator is !
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    01-30-15 08:35 AM
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