The column was originally published on RealMoney on June 8 at 1:38 p.m. EDT.
You get the call, "Psst, I am hearing
Wolverine World Wide
What to do?
1. You go buy some Deckers, sight unseen, because it makes too much sense to check out Hush Puppies and Morrell vs. Teva and UGG!
2. You buy calls on Deckers because you see others buying them, and what the heck, where there's smoke, there's fire.
3. You do nothing, 'cause you know that
tips are for waiters and there's no way that anyone could really know this trade without going to jail.
No matter how many times I go through this drill, no matter how many times I say that No. 3 is the only answer, I am amazed that this game continues to prey on people.
When I got the call Tuesday to look at this, the first thing I did was call up the research. What did I see? A company that blew the quarter right after it had reaffirmed, a company that just had big management turmoil, a company that has a stock that has plummeted to the point where many are funds are stuck ... and will do anything to get it to go higher.
Which is where the rumor comes in. It's classic. You rumor it higher, you get out. That's what I believe has been going on with Deckers.
How do I know it is a rumor only? Think about it; if someone
knew, he would be going to jail -- especially in this environment. And if someone doesn't know, what the heck's he talking about?
When you define it that way, then, of course, you see why this
must be obeyed
Anybody with a good line on
and its potential breakup, don't hesitate to
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