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The Fool says they'd "like to bestow The Feste Award on one member of the community who best exemplifies our mission of Learning Together." I'm glad to help them accomplish that goal, so I'll nominate the guy who is most dedicated to the concept of learning together: Mishedlo.

Many fool members may know Mish for his passionate politically motivated posts, but that is not the basis for this nomination. I am nominating him because of his tireless efforts in creating valuable content for the Mishedlo board, which I (among many) believe is the single most important source of economic information on the Motley Fool website.

To quote Mish: "The board is about the sharing and discussing of ideas, primarily macro in nature as of late, but not necessarily. It is a place where anyone can ask anything about stocks, the economy, commodities, or even foreign bonds and get a nice range of good thoughtful answers. We have people from the US, Australia, Holland, New Zealand, Switzerland, Hong Kong, Canada, and the UK all willing to help as they can. We have doctors, lawyers, opera singers, salesman, teachers, computer programmers, ex-computer programmers, real estate professionals, traders, and god knows what else all chipping in. The diversity and willingness to share and discuss ideas prevents the trap of "group think" that individual stock boards often have."

What draws those people and their valuable contributions to the board, however, is Mish's own contributions. He spends countless hours every day scouring other websites, economic reports, news sources and discussion forums, and posts summaries or links whenever he finds something of value to the group. He does this because he enjoys learning and has found that when people learn together, they can learn more and faster than when they try to learn on their own.

On a typical day he may post 20 to 50 times to the Mish board:
http://boards.fool.com/Messages.asp?mid=21660350&bid=114903&sort=username
Each topic is of value, but the recommendations of users help people who are short on time find the most important links.

Some of his links are more serious and reptutable:
(The weak dollar – causes and consequences)
http://boards.fool.com/Message.asp?mid=21661767

While some are more humerous, but valuable in their own way:
(Mogambo Guru)
http://boards.fool.com/Message.asp?mid=21662907

While he rarely has much time for summarizing issues, and instead leaves that to others on the Mish board, he does still take time when appropriate to share what he has learned by adding his own comments alongside clips from another post:
(pension scandals)
http://boards.fool.com/Message.asp?mid=21095874


If voters for the Feste award ask themselves honestly which candidate is doing the most to help Fool members "learn together", then the answer is easy: Mishedlo.
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Done! looks as though I was the first one?

KBM (supporting our "mentor" Misheldo)

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Yeah. Great Plan.

Here is some of Mish's finest.

Mish refers to a poster's "idiot solution", and explains "reality":
http://boards.fool.com/Message.asp?mid=20915922

Mish compares Bush to Hitler and insists we went into Iraq over oil:
http://boards.fool.com/Message.asp?mid=20885305

Mish teaches us that in "Texas, Arkansas, Mississippi, Georgia and other states" it is more important to own a gun than to read and write:
http://boards.fool.com/Message.asp?mid=21667585

Mish tells us that those who don't agree with him are "idiots who don't have to try to be stupid...it comes naturally":
http://boards.fool.com/Message.asp?mid=21641270

Mish insists that those who don't agree with him are "neocon idiots who condone murder..."
http://boards.fool.com/Message.asp?mid=21622604

Mish informs one of the most popular people on TMF that he is a fool:
http://boards.fool.com/Message.asp?mid=21604947

Mish informs us that "idiot" and "republican" belong together:
http://boards.fool.com/Message.asp?mid=21592392

I could go on but this is getting boring. Most of these posts are from just the month of November 2004; the number of insulting and arrogant posts that Mish has put up is simply astonishing. His arrogance is astonishing.

Yeah. Mish epitomizes what the Fool represents. Give him the Feste. Why not.
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The Mishedlo board always (holidays are no exception) has a timely monetary read and comment. Mish does a tireless job of finding news releases during the day and night and pointing these out to the board with his comments and asking for others to comment. I enjoy this board and went back to reviewing my old macro-economic textbook so I could follow the discussions and try to contribute. This is a sign of a good Feste - someone that motivates one to learn. Jim
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Don't forget this one where Mish expresses his respect for his fellow Americans:

http://boards.fool.com/Message.asp?mid=21545830

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The Fool's Finest... wishing DEATH to the soldier's whose family's commit this high crime of supporting President Bush in election 2004:

http://boards.fool.com/Message.asp?mid=21454029


Wow.

Jedi
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I second the nomination.

I lurk. Have lurked for many months now on numerous boards. But it is on the Mishedlo board that I have learned the most and profited from what I learned.

I sympathise with Jim's gripe but having experienced myself the frustration of interacting with a number of Fools on boards such as PA or Current Events, I understand that one can easily get carried away. It is partly the reason I chose to lurk.

In a nutshell, Mishedlo has helped me quit my day job to live a more serene life whilst still making a living... a decent living that is. Regardless of his bahavior on other boards, on his board Mish has created a strong sense of community bringing together people of differing views and experience that come together to share ideas on how to profit from the world as it is. Not everyone agrees with Mish's views on his board but everyone makes an effort to keep their input to ideas that are actionable from the financial point of view. On Mish's board there is something for everyone: from short term speculative ideas to sound long term investments aimed at securing your retirement and that of your family, to socially responsible investment ideas, to how or when to get in/out of an investment, along with the occasional joke or personal tale.

I am grateful to Mish for the time he invests in producing the amount of original input that he does as well as for all the material that he finds, reads, researches, annotates and shares. Personally, I don't know how he does it or where he finds the time to do it, but he does. I am grateful to him for the people he finds and invites to the board and whose ideas he shares with us (with their permission) should they be unable to join the board themselves. Finally, I am grateful to all those people that freely share their input on Mish's board becasue they feel that their work is recognized and appreciated there; and it is.

From my personal experience and what I have gained from frequenting Mish's board, I feel that an award is the least I can help him to achieve.

Thank you Mike

Guido





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RodgerRafter rapsodizes:

"The diversity and willingness to share and discuss ideas prevents the trap of "group think" that individual stock boards often have."

If there is one TMF board that symbolizes "group think" it's "Mishedlo." For years the board and it's uberfuhrer, Mike Shedlock, have been forecasting the collapse of the U.S. economy only to discover that others know something that most "Mishedlo" contributors don't; that there's at least two sides to every story.

If you're looking for reasons to move out of America with your pushcart of gold bricks the "Mishedlo" board is for you. However, if you want to make money in the stock market try the AAPL board.

Andy
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Jim, you are so right. Those posts you cite are typical of Mish's utter lack of civility, and every one of them should have been pulled for incivility and/or personal attacks. Give him the Feste? A one month suspension would be more like it.
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I willingly support this nomination.

As there have been enough personal attacks towards Mish (and others) on this and other forum, I think we should let the numbers speak for themselves:

1. In the Investment Analysis Club Folder, the Mishledo Board has 126,296 posts on it, more posts than any other Board in that category;

2. Mish has a total of 34,203 posts, but his recs total 78,455; and finally

3. 433 Fools (and growing) love Mish.

Thanks.

S.



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Those posts you cite are typical of Mish's utter lack of civility, and every one of them should have been pulled for incivility and/or personal attacks. Give him the Feste? A one month suspension would be more like it.

Oh, I've been trying to avoid looking at the message boards for a while. Still dissapointed with the election result, I am trying to concentrate more on work and play and less on trying to make a point on PA.

But I of course skim the "best of" boards and was pleased to find nominations for Mishedlo, who I believe honestly does more for the TMF community than any other fool I have come across and probably, in his own way, more than the Gardners put together.

Nomination.... and then came the posts from jiml8 and rinjr715 and others, claiming that Mishedlo is not fit to be a Feste Award Nominee because of his posts.

Taken out of context, one can gather posts from virtually anyone on PA and put forward an argument that this person is rude, unpleasant, aggressive and belongs in everybody's P-Box.

Here some tasty excerpts from jiml8:

So, moron, let me spell it out for you in little words that won't overwhelm your obviously limited capabilities.
http://boards.fool.com/Message.asp?mid=21641685

Well, loon, it is just the clear evidence that you display no rationality, little intelligence, and zero capacity to address questions to you about your positions.
http://boards.fool.com/Message.asp?mid=21489531

I'm glad I don't live in your world. It must be a sad and paranoid place.
http://boards.fool.com/Message.asp?mid=21513096

Here, loon. I'm going to help you out a bit.
http://boards.fool.com/Message.asp?mid=21483002

And these are the kooks who call themselves the intellectual elite??????
http://boards.fool.com/Message.asp?mid=21241930

No, you clearly are insane since you clearly don't know when to fight.
http://boards.fool.com/Message.asp?mid=21116508

The fact is, that Mish is not any more guilty of flaming others than anyone else. But now the self-righteous "right" are all gathering together to wail and whine that Mish is actually a horrible, horrible person because he once said this or he once said that. It shouldn't degenerate into a mud slinging contest. Evidently Republicans have taken the Bush campaign and its methods to heart because THAT is EXACTLY what they are doing. They are attempting to discredit someone on the basis of his "niceness".

But the Feste Award isn't about someone being "nice". It's about electing that person, who has contributed the most to TMF as a whole. What I ma saying is that we shouldn't be dragging everybody's garbage up to prove they don't deserve the award: we should be comparing their contribution to this community to see whether they are worthy of winning the award.

Mishedlo is, in my opinion and in the light of the information he gathers for the rest of us, a very worthy nominee and I personally hope he wins it.

Regards

Ahote
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Here some tasty excerpts from jiml8:

So, moron, let me spell it out for you in little words that won't overwhelm your obviously limited capabilities.
http://boards.fool.com/Message.asp?mid=21641685

Well, loon, it is just the clear evidence that you display no rationality, little intelligence, and zero capacity to address questions to you about your positions.
http://boards.fool.com/Message.asp?mid=21489531

I'm glad I don't live in your world. It must be a sad and paranoid place.
http://boards.fool.com/Message.asp?mid=21513096

Here, loon. I'm going to help you out a bit.
http://boards.fool.com/Message.asp?mid=21483002

And these are the kooks who call themselves the intellectual elite??????
http://boards.fool.com/Message.asp?mid=21241930

No, you clearly are insane since you clearly don't know when to fight.
http://boards.fool.com/Message.asp?mid=21116508



JIM LOCKER FOR FESTE!!!
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As there have been enough personal attacks towards Mish (and others) on this and other forum, I think we should let the numbers speak for themselves:

1. In the Investment Analysis Club Folder, the Mishledo Board has 126,296 posts on it, more posts than any other Board in that category;

2. Mish has a total of 34,203 posts, but his recs total 78,455; and finally


Yeah and PA has a crapload of posts too. So what?

-MC
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But I of course skim the "best of" boards and was pleased to find nominations for Mishedlo, who I believe honestly does more for the TMF community than any other fool I have come across and probably, in his own way, more than the Gardners put together.

Then, it's clear you've never read swimdad's posts.

BK
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If there is one TMF board that symbolizes "group think" it's "Mishedlo." For years the board and it's uberfuhrer, Mike Shedlock, have been forecasting the collapse of the U.S. economy only to discover that others know something that most "Mishedlo" contributors don't; that there's at least two sides to every story.

If you're looking for reasons to move out of America with your pushcart of gold bricks the "Mishedlo" board is for you. However, if you want to make money in the stock market try the AAPL board.

Andy

====================

Define collapse.

How about the Nasdaq going from 5k+ to 1200. How about millions of job losses. How about trillions in lost stock market wealth. How about the dollar falling, falling, falling ... How about the Fed lowering interest rates and flooding the economy with easy money to keep this ship afloat. How about other countries turning to the Euro for their reserves instead of the dollar. How about the doubling of the price of oil. How about the huge budget deficits and the national debt galloping to 8 trillion. How about 80 trillion dollars in leveraged derivatives. How about Warren Buffet investing 20 billion in foreign currencies.

Looks like a perfect storm to me, and if the economy hasn't collapsed yet, it sure has been flirting with disaster for the last 4 years and we are no ways out of the woods yet.

dov
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<<Yeah and PA has a crapload of posts too. So what?>>

You are entitled to your opinion and I'm entitled to mine.

At least 78,455 of those members who recc'd him like what Mish has written in his 34,203 posts. Those are pretty impressive numbers by any account.

Personally, I like both Mish's boards and PA. Equally good opinions and posts there, and I appreciate the good debates and comments from members like Jedi, ClickFool, Milligram etc., but I equally dislike the mud slinging and name calling from others (who will remain nameless).

S.





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IMO what good things Mishedlo has done are insufficient to make up for his hypocrisy where the subject of incivility and personal attacks is concerned and for his extreme incivility on the political boards. His supporters have every right to support him for the Feste if they wish. But surely there are other Fools who have done a lot of good for their fellow Fools without so much negative baggage. I would regard the election of Mishedlo for the Feste as the equivalent of electing the wrong candidate President, which nearly half the country thinks we did this year. Surely we should pick someone who is not so unpopular.
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Surely we should pick someone who is not so unpopular.

You act as though the Feste Award is some kind of popularity contest.

swimdad
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Who nominated cattleman22?

psst ... cattleman22 is Mishedlo. Shhh.
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the back-track post - note the rather obvious but not so obvious definition of bigot:

somebody who has very strong opinions, especially on matters of politics, religion, or ethnicity, and refuses to accept different views

of course, the mish board might be a source of all wisdom, and it is nice that so many people like it. As for me, my only mish exposure is a very small sampling from the PA board, where tolerance and civility is generally disregarded for an outright free-for-all of hate, anger, and extremely loud burping...
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Here some tasty excerpts from jiml8:

I don't understand.

Why did you pick these "tasty excerpts" when - at this very moment - I have three exactly similar "tasty excerpts" present on the "Best Of" list?

Here. Let me help you.

This one.
http://boards.fool.com/Message.asp?mid=21671626

And this one.
http://boards.fool.com/Message.asp?mid=21671809

And this one.
http://boards.fool.com/Message.asp?mid=21672263

Now, let us compare how these "tasty excerpts" are different than those of Mish.

Each and every one of those posts of mine that you have linked - and each of these that I have linked for you - share a common theme. They are direct criticisms of individuals for specific reasons, and all of those reasons were contained in the posts to which I was responding.

And, actually, every post you linked - and the posts I linked - were criticizing the exact same behavior - that behavior being the illogical ranting and foaming at the mouth, and red-faced screaming that so very many people were engaging in (and some are still doing it).

Mish is one of the loudest of the red-faced screamers. LoonInSpace showed up on PA, and immediately became red-faced, and started screaming. I dismasted Loon - and the posts you linked show me doing it (although some of the better ones got pulled *sigh*) and now I am dismasting Mish for the exact same thing. Mish has made it easy; he led with his chin in this post:

http://boards.fool.com/Message.asp?mid=21668513

In the past, I have torn into other prominent posters for the same behavior. In the future I will again. Discussion and debate cannot take place in the presence of the red-faced screamers. If they insist on screaming, then they need to be taken down.

If you wish to criticize my posts, by all means do so. But you will find exactly zero posts by me that paint everyone with whom I disagree with a broad brush - except for a few clearly sarcastic posts. And, if you wish to criticize my posts, you really should try to pick some that don't reinforce my basic point.

In my not at all humble opinion, anyone who foams and froths at the mouth, and gets so red-faced, and screams so loudly, and displays such irrationality and emotionalism, should not be qualified for an award as an individual who epitomizes the best the Fool can provide.
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Here, loon. I'm going to help you out a bit.
http://boards.fool.com/Message.asp?mid=21483002


Ahote, you have me quite confused. Why did you even put this post into your list of "tasty tidbits"? This is the post that links multiple posts that I have made around TMF indicating that muslims should be shown tolerance and respect because they are people too.

I have been quite upfront and vocal in my insistence that we need to prosecute the war on terror with our entire might and our entire means until we have killed all of our enemies. We should not recognize any limits, and we should exclude no possibilities; we should do whatever it takes - without limit stated or implied - to win.

But I have also stated - repeatedly - that ours is not a war on muslims; it is a war on terrorists. And the posts linked in this post you link are a number of the posts where I have made that point.

Tell me. Why would you link a post that shows how diametrically opposed my attitude is to the red-faced screamers as support for your assertion that I am no different than they?
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Tell me. Why would you link a post that shows how diametrically opposed my attitude is to the red-faced screamers as support for your assertion that I am no different than they?

dear Jim,

if you will stop foaming and frothing yourself for a minute, you will actually READ my post and see that it is not so much a CRITICISM of YOU, but an EXAMPLE of how posts and/or statements taken out of context can be shown to display an apparent aggressive and unpleasant behaviour on the part of the poster and that this can be done to anyone including yourself!

That was the whole point of the excercise - I can demonstrate that you call people "loon" and other such stuff and out of context, this makes you appear not so tolerant of anything at all.

Now, in response to your post, you have made yourself out to be quite the crusader, "dismasting" people left right and centre albeit, some of us would be reluctant to agree on who dismasted whom.

Nevertheless, the point I was making is why berate a Fool for posts he madewithin a context we cannot now follow, instead of looking at his achievement? If you can't follow that line of argument then I'm sorry, but we will evidently have to agree to disagree. I am well aware of your tolerance in general towards muslims, of the fact that you have muslim friends etc etc. But the fact remains, that you have also, in the heat of an argument called people names and slurred their character, which, if you must know, I am OK with, because that's what we tend to do on PA - and I have been guilty of it myself. It doesn't make you a bad persone, nor Mish in my opinion.

Now, I also know that you are an "endemic helper and giver of advice". Fine - you do a great job supporting people and one day, I may come to ask for your help with one of my friggin' computers. But between us, though laudable, your contributions to the board pale in comparison to Mishedlo's so, I revert to my original point.

Regards

Ahote
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If there is one TMF board that symbolizes "group think" it's "Mishedlo." For years the board and it's uberfuhrer, Mike Shedlock, have been forecasting the collapse of the U.S. economy only to discover that others know something that most "Mishedlo" contributors don't; that there's at least two sides to every story.

He represents a real financial guru.

Early June, with Fed Funds at 1% - Mishedlo predicted that the next Fed move would be to LOWER Rates. I expect that his normal little gang of moonbat followers gave him a bunch of recs for being so bold. They never thought about how the rates would soon be negative if Mishedlo was correct. What a gang of nonsense end-of-the-world nutters.


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In my not at all humble opinion, anyone who foams and froths at the mouth, and gets so red-faced, and screams so loudly, and displays such irrationality and emotionalism, should not be qualified for an award as an individual who epitomizes the best the Fool can provide.

Besides refering to practically every living named American as either a Liar, a Moron, or Both at one time or another, he has

Advocated the execution of the President,
Defended butchering news reporters with whom he disagreed,
Wished death to American military personnel in Iraq,
Predicted the Bankruptcy of most of the NYSE listed companies - and seemed to relish it,
Advocated the return of Baathists to power in Iraq,
Condoned a boycott of all US produced goods,
Advocated the end of Oil Production,
Advocated the end of Coal Production,
Allowed that rubbing hands together for heat WAS acceptable

Just the type to win a Good Citizen type award.



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Mishedlo exemplifies all that is best in the Fool

- Consistent hard work with wideranging in-depth research and analysis
- Sharing that with others
- Moderating a board to keep the focus on investing, markets and economics with minimal clutter
- High standards of ethics and integrity always shining through.


The Mishedlo board is a truly phenominal leading edge resource for today's traders. It has many many hard working and insightful contributors but is only relentlessy kept focussed by Mishedlo himself. I truly believe it has a place in history as hedge funds the world over begin to realise that "open source" is the way to go for their research.

Mish was there first and best, at the Motley Fool.


MrPlunger.
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charley,

ditto.....the sky is not falling....

Mish was dead right from Naz 5000 to 1200....wish I had listened sooner...but since then he is outdated....and more and more outdated all the time....and I do listen....while a few years ago I picked up cruxial parts of the bear philosophy....I soon realized I was wasting time not profitting in the markets.....I made 1400% last year and that is documented on the Mish board.....Mish called after me for months that my investment in XM options was a very dumb thing to do.....

....I did not insult him first or second or afterwards...but I was told during this documentation of the trade what an ijot I was on a regular basis......

If you vote for Mish take the big picture approach. He believes the end not only will come, but should come. He does not care what that would mean to the average American. He has now started to state that it is okay for us to get 'what we deserve'. He does not mean that in a 'good way'. He means it in a you need to suffer way.

So if you vote for Mish....you are voting for chicken little......

All those for chicken little speak now or forever hold your peace.....

db

PS, this is a financial or business set of messaging boards.....Mish does not believe in businesses building themselves.....he actually does not get such concepts......think about that.....this is the Motley Fool......
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vg
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Gang, this thread has run its course. Nominations are closed, and all sides have been heard here.

Richard
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But I of course skim the "best of" boards and was pleased to find nominations for Mishedlo, who I believe honestly does more for the TMF community than any other fool I have come across and probably, in his own way, more than the Gardners put together.

Then, it's clear you've never read swimdad's posts.

BK aka swimdad



Your Sarcasman avatar would have been funnier here.

MIA, doppel coach
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Flip flopper.
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ummm...my original post was deleted for 'uncivility'.

Geez, so this means that hate filled rantings about nazis and people from the south are a-ok and a simple word - clearly defined - is off-limits. Nuts...
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As I understand it, the Feste is about recognizing those who help us learn together.

Mishedlo's contribution in this regard is to oversee a discussion board that has remained remarkably on-topic despite having a huge amount of traffic. In an environment in which many discussion boards are having the normal course of their discussions thrown off-topic by trolls, and in which some discussion boards seem to exist only to provide a forum for shouting and verbal fisticuffs without any desire for reasoned debate, Mishedlo has done an excellent job of moderating his board with only as much power as the posters who post there give him.

He has often asked posters to stop threads that no longer serve a purpose, and usually the board agrees.

He saw the potential for political discussions to derail the investment purposes of his board, and in response both created his own political board and moved some of his own political discussions to the Political Asylum board.

He has done an excellent job of identifying the strengths of individual posters in different topic areas and often evokes excellent responses from particular people he asks to share their insight and knowledge.

Those who oppose his nomination cite only Political Asylum posts. In my opinion, the PA board is the board most antithetical to the Fool's goal of encouraging us to learn together. That PA has become the most popular TMF board is an interesting indicator of the health of the community as a whole. Whether or not Mishedlo chooses to jump into the PA fray in his spare time does not in any way detract from his accomplishments.

I ask that the TMF staff name Mishedlo as one of ten nominees and let the community decide whether or not questions about his character are relevant to his consideration for the Feste Award.

thanks,
dan
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In my not at all humble opinion, anyone who foams and froths at the mouth, and gets so red-faced, and screams so loudly, and displays such irrationality and emotionalism, should not be qualified for an award as an individual who epitomizes the best the Fool can provide.

What about someone who threatens other Fools with a baseball bat beating, Jim?
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Mish was dead right from Naz 5000 to 1200....wish I had listened sooner...but since then he is outdated....and more and more outdated all the time....and I do listen....while a few years ago I picked up cruxial parts of the bear philosophy....I soon realized I was wasting time not profitting in the markets.....I made 1400% last year and that is documented on the Mish board.....Mish called after me for months that my investment in XM options was a very dumb thing to do.....

DB that is a lie.
You made 14,000% on a trade that was very gutsy.
What I criticized you for was not taking profits anywhere on the way up. The same mistake you made on RMBS.
At numerous points you had 200% 400% and even 800% profits locked in and refused to take ANY profits off the table ON AN OPTIONS PLAY that at the time was STILL OUT OF THE MONEY. You did not even protect your initial investment. With XMSR it worked out. Congradulations.

If my board is a waste of your time and outdated, please do not hang out there.

Mish
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http://boards.fool.com/Message.asp?mid=19443174

calls my ideas absurd....
http://boards.fool.com/Message.asp?mid=19443191

this one has a referrence to my ideas on large returns...
http://boards.fool.com/Message.asp?mid=19454165

on a different note...
http://boards.fool.com/Message.asp?mid=19469855
http://boards.fool.com/Message.asp?mid=19469924
oh yeah this was over my use of the word bigot...that offended you
so you wanted me banned from your board
http://boards.fool.com/Message.asp?mid=19468355&recscode=6
you did not know what to do with someone who was fighting bigotry

This is the big one....you misunderstood my comment as racist...when in fact I had a problem with someone else who I believed was 'bigotted'. You took my use of the word bigot wrongly and have been trying to boot me ever since.
http://boards.fool.com/Message.asp?mid=19469055


Well anyways....I could keep digging...and finding and finding....but it is late....and basically you have the info here folks......

BTW Mish you could apologize for the misunderstanding.

db
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What a shame that such a great idea, being the feste award and what this community is all about has turned into a pissing match. Always the same, spoilt by a minority.
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You'll get these pissing matches when somebody gets nominated whom others strongly believe does not deserve it, as many of us believe Mish does not deserve it. Hopefully the powers that be will not put him on the ballot so there will be no further need to continue the pissing match.
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You'll get these pissing matches when somebody gets nominated whom others strongly believe does not deserve it, as many of us believe Mish does not deserve it. Hopefully the powers that be will not put him on the ballot so there will be no further need to continue the pissing match.

Rnjr715


Mishledo was nominated fairly therefore he stands as a candidate in good standing. Whether you or I agree or disagree with the nomination has little to do with the fact he is nominated. Your recourse now, following his nomination, is to not vote for him if you believe he does not deserve The Feste Award and someone else does.

I would rather it be that people posting here say why they would vote 'for' someone rather than why they would vote 'against'.

MichaelR


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I would rather it be that people posting here say why they would vote 'for' someone rather than why they would vote 'against'.

It would be nice if they could keep their hostility on their home boards, and not spread around.

Nancy
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You'll get these pissing matches when somebody gets nominated whom others strongly believe does not deserve it, as many of us believe Mish does not deserve it.

Exactly.

Consider it the TMF version of the Swift Boat Veterans for the Truth.

BTW, Mishedlo just earned some more huggy / comuntiy building points when he exhibited his normal communication skills three posts above this one.

First response sentence - you're a liar.
Finishes the post with - stay away if you don't agree with me.
A real sweetie.
Particularly when everything DB wrote was absolutely correct.
Mishedlo has claimed that he will post an apology when wrong.
That is his biggest lie.

Regards
Charley

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