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Microsoft puntures VMware's balloon

This kind of thing happens a lot to hot new issues. Six to 12 months after the IPO, reality comes barging in. If it’s not a bruising competitor like Microsoft, it’s something else that pours cold water on the enthusiasm. You see it a lot with glamour stocks that get ahead of themselves.

As a new-issues trader who goes both ways, my friend Cash McDash loves these situations. He’s got an eagle eye when it comes to spotting highflier short setups.

If you don’t mind dabbling on the “dark side”... or if you just want an early warning on some of the high-profile longs in your portfolio... you should keep tabs on what Cash has to say. Stay tuned for more on that front soon.



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Whale Fall
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Dress me up in my new threads
clasp my greasy palms
grease my hair
I'm ready for the fall


Watch at all the decadence
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I'm slipping down
losing my buoyancy


What's become of us
where have we come
this far, this close
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I hear them, sublimal chants
I'm on the run
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I am the king!


I'm the slave
to my own undoings
I'm the jester in my courtyard
We jest as we run


We're strolling on that thin rope
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we're true heros
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we're the scavengers
we're the friends
we're the lovers
we're the unbred


Soon awaiting the fall
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we're soon going to be done
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*osedax(bone devourer, newly discovered marine genus) feeds on a fallen(sunken) whale carcass(which is also called a whale fall). Read more here