BlackBerry Stock is doing well… and the financial world doesn’t like it.


It is BlackBerry’s time to shine, once again. The planets are aligned and anyone who does not see the investment opportunity is daft.

1) iCloud hacks
2) Retailer hacks
3) Multiple accumulating Apple hacks, summarized by our razrrob here
4) Passport game changer on the way
5) Chen at the wheel
6) IoT (Internet of things) opportunity, considering all of the above
7) Security requirements of Enterprise

One person who is clearly not an iDiot is Billionaire D.E. Shaw, who we just learned has invested $46 million in BlackBerry stock.

But people who clearly are iDiots are those self proclaimed financial and investment “experts”, such as Robert Baillieul who even has to ask the question today:

Billionaire D.E. Shaw Bought $46 Million in BlackBerry Ltd. Stock; Should You Buy Too?

Robert, who is clearly not good at math and cannot figure out what 2+2 is, even after all of the recent news…can only think of one of the above listed reasons as to why this crazy billionaire would invest in “BlackBerry [who] is better known for its struggling handset business.”

Here is what the iGenius came up with:

The announcement might come as a surprise to most investors. BlackBerry is better known for its struggling handset business. Perhaps there’s some value to be salvaged from this operation, but the company is unlikely to last long against giants like Apple Inc. and Google Inc.

Judging by Mr. Shaw’s positions, he’s definitely optimistic on the IoT’s potential. Even if the market is only half as big as Chambers is predicting, the opportunity here is enormous. And this could lead to big profits from investors willing to bet on this emerging industry.

That’s only part of the equation Robert so you fail in math.
Here is the correct math, only considering the most recent news:

100 Celebrities hacked, all on iPhone, plus one retailer hacked, who ditched BlackBerry = BlackBerry is in a perfect position to grow and grow..

So off to Principal Grim’s office with you to join Cadie.

And what’s this, another iNane question?

Can BlackBerry Ltd (BBRY) Capitalize on Apple Inc. (AAPL)’s Security Woes?

What’s with the questions with obvious answers?

Here we discover another failing student on Yahoo Finance… Gina Sanchez from Chantico Global:

“I think, right now BlackBerry Ltd (NASDAQ:BBRY) is surviving on borrowed time. By that I mean, a convertible bond offering that’s been keeping the company afloat, of $1.25 billion. They are losing money; their revenue is down almost 68.5%. Their ROE [return on equity]is like negative 162%. So, BlackBerry Ltd (NASDAQ:BBRY) is a challenge still […],” Sanchez said.

Gina even adds:

Sanchez added that it’s not that she is completely pessimistic about the company, since BlackBerry Ltd (NASDAQ:BBRY) still owns valuable assets like Blackberry Messenger, its enterprise software and QNX. Sanchez feels that BlackBerry Ltd (NASDAQ:BBRY)’s enterprise software is the most ‘hack-proof’ software in the context of the recent leaks.

You’re not being pessimist Gina ? What did you say right before that?
Off to Principal Grim’s office with you for lying and insulting the intelligence of the other students..

And last but not least, our old friend Kofi Buffoon, who had already been sent to Principal Grim, is at it again:

BlackBerry Is Literally Trading Bonds, Not Selling Phones

Kofi, who is long Apple, tries to feed us this yesterday:

•The BlackBerry business model has all but collapsed in recent years.
•A recent $1.25 billion convertible bond deal has stabilized BlackBerry business results. The debt financing, however, should not be confused for improved business performance.
•Conservative investors should avoid BlackBerry stock.

Some juvenile delinquents will just never learn:

Billionaires do not get to be billionaires by being financially incompetent and D.E Shaw is not alone.

Irving Kahn of Kahn Brothers Group recently increased his allocation to BlackBerry (NASDAQ:BBRY) by 271% to 1.7 million shares, and Prem Watsa‘s Fairfax Financial Holding owns over 46 million shares of BlackBerry Ltd (NASDAQ:BBRY).

It is only the financial “experts” in the media who will be the losers when it comes to BlackBerry. and they will be left with their mouths hanging open as BlackBerry zips right on by while they haven’t been paying enough attention, busy posing stupid questions in their writings.

So for the rest of the class, are you going to grow up to be financial iDiots, or are you going to invest in BlackBerry and go #BacktoBlack ?


I am a long time BlackBerry user and fan. Beginning with the 7520, I have recognized the value of subtle productivity enhancements in BlackBerry devices for business communication and have never since strayed. Even when the iPhone took the market by storm, I was unimpressed, because it did nothing to help my business needs. Currently enjoying my one handed dream phone, the Classic! BB10 with a toolbelt! Today I contribute to UTB whenever I feel that I can help enlighten someone on the benefits of using BlackBerry over any other platform.

  • razrrob

    I’ve always claimed if these weekend analysts were so good why do they have to write click-bait to supplement their income? All they really add is another definition of the word ‘hack’

  • Bigglybobblyboo

    So true. The opportunity is immense. Could RIM have grasped it? No chance. But BlackBerry under Chen? He’s been building up to this very moment, I think it’s just come sooner than he thought!

    • jojo beaconsfield

      really if Apple stock dives this week and it should,it took a beating today,they should scoop up BB for 45 billion and be done with it.IBM could chip in 10 billion ,would make a lot of us happy.Fair is Fair.

      • Blackjack

        Perish the day that Apple or Google buy out BlackBerry. Then the world is doomed with no alternative to their control of the peasants.

  • jrohland

    The shortz are running scared. To bad for them, hope they loose their a$$.

  • ray689

    Funny how these so called genius reporters/bloggers just don’t get it. Listening to them is like taking advise from a prostitute on safe sex. The man clearly has a track record and good one at that. But heaven forbid these iDiots would do any research before spewing their mindless drivel all over the internet.

    • Blackjack

      Ugg. BlackBerry bad. Apple good.

      • Blackjack

        That’s the extent of the research.

    • Poita316

      Its mainly because its either you agree with those people, or you’re wrong. Thats their mindset and 90% of those people will never listen to unbiased, well founded and solid arguments. All they will say is “No but… and start a full on rant proving the point and still bringin zero valid arguments to the table.

  • Poita316

    We have a saying here in The Netherlands. It’s on how everybody knows whats best, what to do, what will happen when X happens, yet those people have NEVER been in the position like the people at the “frontline” are. The those who watch know it better than the ones who do. Its easy looking in and judge, while you have no idea whats going on. Times are changing, sales are rising (Z3 thank you) costs are down, I mean whats going wrong? Chen will show them wrong in due time…

  • jrohland

    But, but look how many iPhones they sell. They must be good. locco_smiley_17

  • ital1

    Great job Blackjack. I am getting really tired of these market manipulators. Your point about billionaires knowing where to invest is on the money.

  • Poita316
    • jojo beaconsfield

      Thanks for that link, it just might be the Snowball we’ve all been waitng for!!! WOW who’s next??? it just get’s better and better.

  • Canuckvoip

    I’m already riding the BB train…

  • Azensun

    I ignore the market “analysts” when it comes to BlackBerry stock. Sure, the days it drops are bummers, and the days they jump up are great. But that’s typical of any stock situation. So, I just hold my breath and wait for the next day.

  • BB Racer !!

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