@themicon, thank you for explaining that. But could you please be more precise in explaining exactly how regulation affects what they can say to us? I am not trying to challenge your statement, just trying to understand it. For instance, I am invested in other hedge funds and they seem to be able to tell me how they are doing. I mean, obviously I can see how they are doing, but the information appears to be pretty public also.
There are two type of questions that we might be interested in learning. The first is HF ROI. The second is the amount of interest, e.g., the present amount and the in-the-pipeline amount of real dollars to be invested. Is there any distinction between these types of questions with respect to regulations?
Also, there is the issue of hearsay. That is you say they are hiring and I too have heard from other sources that they are hiring, but I don’t really know the extent of that. How do you know about their hiring and why can’t they publicly say that? If they can say they are hiring, why can’t they say what their real-dollar operating budget is?
Given what I know about start-ups and how they operate, namely many start-ups essentially play a game of chicken with fate, then it seems to me that knowledge of hiring provides very little real information on the long term and in some cases even very short term prospects for a startup company. Call it bad luck or whatever, but I have the experience of companies hiring just months away from collapse.
Also, it seems to be that some information may be available to some participants in the tournament, but not to others. Why is that?
Again, I am not challenging this information, just trying to obtain better precision in the rules and limits of what they can or cannot say, and try to understand the discrepancies in the information, i.e., the existence of hearsay seems to suggest there are things that can be discussed.
Let me just say here that I think that some numerati, including founders, managers and other employees and even other tournament participants seem to be bothered by my questions. Please forgive me, I have the best intentions and highest hopes for the company. I apologize. I apologize to all.