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   Technology StocksMicroStrategy Inc. (MSTR)


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To: lilbully who wrote (691)9/5/2002 2:56:20 AM
From: Toby Zidle
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I don't know why MSTR has been improving. I no longer follow the stock. SI doesn't even link a chart to this thread any more. (Perhaps that's because of the reverse split.)

Prompted by your question, I checked out the chart on StockCharts.com. Amazingly, MSTR may be about to form a cup-with-handle pattern.
stockcharts.com

You posted a very interesting article in msg #692. Yes, the federal government has always been at the toe of the learning curve when it comes to computer systems and system integration.

You can be talking about the CIA/FBI, the INS, Air Traffic Control, or the Postal Service. About the only branches that seem 'competent' are the military, NASA, and (oddly enough) the Weather Bureau (NOAA).

Perhaps this is because computer geniuses would prefer to work for a glamor Silicon Valley company rather than in a government bureaucracy. Or perhaps it's the fact that government bidding requirements place such onerous workforce conditions on bidders that the technology leaders just won't bid. The result is that contracts go to small companies that have neither the staffing nor the overall experience to come up with a truly first-rate computer system. Such stuff happens when the rules and regs are more important than the outcome of the project.

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To: lilbully who wrote (692)9/5/2002 10:33:19 AM
From: Howard C.
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That's just a sorry excuse. The information was there, clear as day. A government worker did not want to "rock the boat" and jeapordize his pay level. Then he tried to cover up his mistake. Then the lawyers would not let the CIA and FBI exchange information and look at the suspect's computer. The Axis of Evil includes Ourselves. Evil and Incompetence ride hand in hand. Just look at the results.

Anyway, MSTR is my only stock that is up today. Who knew?

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To: Toby Zidle who wrote (693)9/5/2002 10:49:22 AM
From: Howard C.
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Thanks for the compliment, I happen to work (contractor) for one of those three agencies that you mentioned in a positive way.

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To: Howard C. who wrote (694)9/5/2002 8:47:31 PM
From: lilbully
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I had no intentions of sparking a political debate.
My only reason for posting that was my curiosity about how the so called "war on terrorism" might possibly profit this company.
My question still remains unanswered. Doesn't this company do data mining? Is that their main business? The government is investing in their infrastructure, of that I have no doubt.
Clearly... This stocks chart has demonstrated a change in character. I'm fishing for a reason why. Its not an accident when a troubled company goes up on triple average volume on a day like today. The NASDAQ got fairly well abused.
Thanks for the responses guys. I'll tell you what. If this chart is in a valid uptrend, there is a whole lot of overhead resistance on this baby!
Mike

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To: Howard C. who wrote (695)9/5/2002 8:49:43 PM
From: lilbully
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Hey look! Theres a chart for mstr! lol

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To: lilbully who wrote (697)9/7/2002 11:55:16 PM
From: Toby Zidle
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What do you know? A chart!

What I see there is a double top without a breakout. A rather negative "M" formation.

I don't think I'd invest until either

1) a breakout above the double top. (P&F charts show those rather nicely. StockCharts.com, furthermore, annotates its P&F charts with Alerts.)

or

2) Confirmation that the bottom of the middle segment of the "M" holds support, in which case MSTR can fall into a "trading range" categorization for its movement.

If support at the mid-point low of the "M" (about $9.50) doesn't hold then I'm back to looking at other stocks for investment. MSTR then becomes an "avoid".

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To: Toby Zidle who wrote (698)11/20/2002 5:58:23 PM
From: Kid Rock
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Any stategies for shorting this POS?

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To: Kid Rock who wrote (699)11/20/2002 8:50:30 PM
From: Neenny
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OT

Grub

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To: Kid Rock who wrote (699)2/18/2004 11:58:39 PM
From: Kid Rock
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ok - noone had any strategies in Nov 02'(@17) - thankfully :)

its Feb 04 now, revenues are flat and under 200M yet this stock still has a $1B market cap

so I ask again to the 121 members that have this thread bookmarked, any strategies for shorting?

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From: Kid Rock3/2/2006 4:26:19 PM
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anyone shorting this company?

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