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   Technology StocksMicroStrategy Inc. (MSTR)


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To: Carl R. who wrote (655)4/5/2001 5:51:28 PM
From: Ilaine
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I agree that MSTR is one of the more interesting ones. The CEO's promise to fund a free university on the Internet available to everyone probably marked the peak of the bull market.

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To: Ilaine who wrote (659)4/6/2001 11:39:55 AM
From: Howard C.
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bull, indeed

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To: Ilaine who wrote (659)4/19/2001 10:59:31 AM
From: The Street
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biz.yahoo.com

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To: The Street who wrote (661)4/19/2001 11:28:18 AM
From: Kid Rock
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That is hillarious.

Should be posted on the joke thread!

Who is buying this POS @ 5?

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To: Kid Rock who wrote (662)4/19/2001 12:22:07 PM
From: Brasco One
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the letter to the shareholders was even funnier. LOL!

short this pos,,

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To: Kid Rock who wrote (662)4/19/2001 4:24:04 PM
From: Brasco One
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FWIW, MSTR is a POS! LOL!!!

Message 13313344

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To: Brasco One who wrote (663)4/19/2001 6:21:52 PM
From: Kid Rock
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I didn't even see that before posted about the insider selling

it looks like Mikey wants an increase in his weekly allowance

do you think today's jump was a short squeeze??

I still kick myself - I had a sell short order for 200 shares last year (around $300/share) and i backed away from the confirm button
Message 13243280

DOH !

I'd hate to short this thing now and get caught in a short squeeze (anyone still holding is obviously brainwashed by Mikey and will do what he says)

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To: Kid Rock who wrote (665)4/19/2001 9:52:37 PM
From: Carl R.
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Well, I did hit the confirm button, but it was a limit order than never filled:
Message 12288533

As for today's action, this is the reason:
How Stockholders Can Help Combat Short Selling. To carry out short sales, traders need to borrow stock from brokers that is registered in ``street name'' or held in a margin account. However, if enough stock is taken out of street name or margin accounts, short sellers will have difficulty maintaining the current volume of short sales. Therefore, we are asking all of our shareholders to do the following:

Promptly call your brokers and have your MicroStrategy stock taken out of street name or put into a cash account. This only means that instead of your shares being registered in your broker's name or being held in a margin account, they would be registered in your name or placed in a cash account. You would still own the stock, and your ability to hold or sell the stock would not change.


Usually the effect of this is only short term because, while it creates a temporary demand for the stock as shorts are forced to cover, it does nothing to help the fundamentals. The price of the stock reflects the fundamentals, not the other way around.

Carl

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To: Carl R. who wrote (666)4/20/2001 1:16:19 AM
From: Howard C.
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If Saylor was so concerned about short selling, why did he sign off on that floorless debenture? What nonesense. And you're right, the fundamentals are still bleak.

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To: Howard C. who wrote (667)4/20/2001 2:03:03 AM
From: Anthony@Pacific
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This POS has only one place it can go..Into my Scrap book of squished turds..

I promise the world this deal is done..

Cmon now get another letter out there...talkin about certs and shorts..

Hey CEO..please tell me how it feels to get the wrath of a real short..

Muncher boy, you need to cut my lawn !!

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