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"Delta Bulls Losing The Battle On Message Boards"  
User currently offlineInnocuousFox From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 2805 posts, RR: 14
Posted (10 years 6 months 1 week 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 3996 times:

What an odd little story!

(Opening Excerpt)

SAN FRANCISCO (CBS.MW) -- In the ongoing virtual debate over whether some of the biggest names in the airline industry can straighten up and fly right, Delta Air Lines bulls seem to be losing their vigor.

At a conference Wednesday, Delta CEO Gerald Grinstein painted a bleak picture for the Atlanta-based carrier, and as has been the case with United and American Airlines, stock jockeys didn't exactly fall over each other to offer their support online.

While the airline tends to takes a back seat in the message boards to its industry peers, the stock's turbulent descent, along with an influx of short-sellers, has triggered plenty of buzz lately.



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User currently offlineInnocuousFox From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 2805 posts, RR: 14
Reply 1, posted (10 years 6 months 1 week 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 3980 times:

Now THIS is a great quote from that article:

IHeardWhatHere tried to put it in the simplest of terms: "JetBlue has cut every possible corner, and that's what it's going to take for everyone else. Screw comfort, screw food, screw options. You want to go to California, here's when the plane leaves, it's $400, sit down, shut up, and NO, you don't get a %^&$ing sandwich."

 Big thumbs up



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User currently offlineLuv2fly From United States of America, joined May 2003, 12150 posts, RR: 49
Reply 2, posted (10 years 6 months 1 week 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 3969 times:

Well that sure sounds like a Delta quote if you ask me. Tho B6 does offer comfort, snacks more than pretzels, yes options, such as online check in, and such, so maybe they need to look a tad harder at the big picture....


You can cut the irony with a knife
User currently offlineFlyPIJets From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 926 posts, RR: 3
Reply 3, posted (10 years 6 months 1 week 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 3875 times:

I saw this story and thought it was rather odd too. I mean why make a story about what people on a BBS are posting? What's the point, sure I always go to a BBS to get my investment advice.

Weird.



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User currently offlineNearord From United States of America, joined Jun 2004, 185 posts, RR: 1
Reply 4, posted (10 years 6 months 1 week 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 3787 times:

They're watching..........


Move along now.



User currently offlineNonRevKing From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (10 years 6 months 1 week 2 days 2 hours ago) and read 3679 times:

Wow, Etrade using message board users for a story.

What's next, the Wall Street Journal coming to this forum for advice?

Etrade just lots a lot of credibility in my book.

B


User currently offlineAa717driver From United States of America, joined Feb 2002, 1566 posts, RR: 13
Reply 6, posted (10 years 6 months 1 week 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 3542 times:

I feel so.... Relevant! Big grin TC


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User currently offlineInnocuousFox From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 2805 posts, RR: 14
Reply 7, posted (10 years 6 months 1 week 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 3494 times:

"Wow, Etrade using message board users for a story. What's next, the Wall Street Journal coming to this forum for advice? Etrade just lots a lot of credibility in my book."

Uh... hello? The article was from CBS Marketwatch? And those message boards are stock trader/analyst message boards?



Let's face it, stock prices are often more about perception than reality... and the best way to take the pulse of perception is to quietly watch the people who are perceiving.



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User currently offlineMD-90 From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 8508 posts, RR: 12
Reply 8, posted (10 years 6 months 1 week 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 3474 times:

And those message boards are stock trader/analyst message boards?

With names like Yoranidiottoo? I don't think so.


The Motley Fool does have a very large discussion forum about companies and investing. It's not bad.


User currently offlineNonRevKing From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (10 years 6 months 1 week 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 3444 times:

Ok, so CBS Market Watch just lost a lot of credibility in my book also.

If their opinions have any value, then the users of this forum are experts in the aviation industry.

B


User currently offlineB747-437B From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 10, posted (10 years 6 months 1 week 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 3382 times:

What's next, the Wall Street Journal coming to this forum for advice?

It happens more than you might realize.


User currently offlineWhiteHatter From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 11, posted (10 years 6 months 1 week 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 3364 times:

There are a lot of restricted-user message boards in use these days.

It's a great way of sharing detailed information and opinions in financial circles, and saves bags of expensive time and meetings. Information can be shared amongst companies and analysts much quicker than the traditional methods of telephone and bar-room chatter.

Some of them apparently have hefty membership fees as well to discourage those who are not the intended audience.



User currently offlineGhymes From United States of America, joined Nov 2000, 57 posts, RR: 5
Reply 12, posted (10 years 6 months 1 week 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 3350 times:

CBSmarketwatch lost credibility to me because it has got to be the most invasive site with cookies and pop-ups...can't stand it! I tend to think eTrade automatically pulls some of these "headlines" by keywords and CBSmarketwatch pays them an advertising fee or something.

BTW...Delta's stock price is up a nice 7% today.  Big thumbs up


User currently offlineInnocuousFox From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 2805 posts, RR: 14
Reply 13, posted (10 years 6 months 1 week 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 3324 times:

"I tend to think eTrade automatically pulls some of these "headlines" by keywords and CBSmarketwatch pays them an advertising fee or something."

E*Trade has a lot of feeds including Reuters, etc. I want to see a LOT of different news on my stocks.

"BTW...Delta's stock price is up a nice 7% today"

I saw that... of course they are all up somewhat but 7-8% was a bit odd. Nothing compared to what they have been losing, though.

Buy freakin AirTran (AAI) right now!



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