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Shia LaBeouf Turned $20,000 Into $489,000 In Mere Months


He didn’t do it all himself of course. Big ups to the ShiLa Capital Management team, handpicked by the thespian from their posts at the Encino Charles Schwab office, Citi and John Thomas Financial.
Related: Shia LaBeouf Knows What It Takes To Get Hired At Goldman Sachs

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105 Responses to “Shia LaBeouf Turned $20,000 Into $489,000 In Mere Months”

  1. guest says:

    i hate him so much

  2. guest says:

    mmmmdouche bag.

  3. guest says:

    uh, and what about all we did for you, dickshine? oh how you forget so quickly.
    -LB

  4. guest says:

    I could have turned it into $4.8 mil, easy.
    -Cody

  5. guest says:

    I think you might have accidentally misspelled “Thespian”. They way you spelled it with a “b” makes it sort of look like “lesbian,” which would obviously be incorrect since Shia is male.
    -AIG Humor Analyst

  6. guest says:

    not impressed.
    -twizzlers boy

  7. guest says:

    uh, is he joking about the insider trading thing?

  8. guest says:

    where are his gucci loafers?

  9. guest says:

    For a reasonable fee, I would certainly piss in his ass.
    -Ping

  10. guest says:

    Its all pump and dump. with clients.
    Once you get the money, you collect the fees and
    work = 0
    pay = Excellent.
    Stop pretending to work 100 hours a week. We all know its bull. Those that do don’t make as much :)

  11. guest says:

    @10 uh…who are you addressing here? shia? hf managers?

  12. guest says:

    Does anyone have first year Decepticon numbers?

  13. guest says:

    tax him

  14. guest says:

    HES AN ACTOR. What do you ecxpect him to know. Id switch places with him in a second, he makes millions to play pretend, has Megan Fox on speed dial and spends his days boozing and picking up low hanging fruit. All the suden hes expected to know about trading/finance cause hes in some Oliver Stone trainwreck. Although, Im sure he knows more than Volsmile.

  15. guest says:

    @14 we don’t expect him to know shit. that’s why it chafes just a bit when he claims in every single interview that he’s a trading guru, knows what it takes to get hired at goldman sachs and so on and so forth. but bravo for not getting it. idiot.

  16. guest says:

    Wait until Volker finds out about this. Warner Brothers and 20th Century Fox’s prop desks are gonna be FUCKED.

  17. guest says:

    If you didn’t know how to short and went long on ANYTHING all of last year, you’d have made money. Being lucky >>>> being smart.

  18. NakedShort says:

    @17 False. Ask those that were long XOM all 2009.

  19. guest says:

    My point is D-bag at 15 that you shouldnt be listening to him PERIOD. Hes aobviously a moron. Thanks for playing, back in your cubicle

  20. guest says:

    “say your coming out of a top business school like Fordham” . . . Huh?

  21. MikeTyson says:

    I conduct all my private illegal insider trading activity via Twitter as well. That way, every teenage Ashton Kutcher fan knows exactly what my positions are going to be. Brick phones are so 2000-and-late.

  22. AC says:

    He was training at Schottenfeld, this is a fact. There is even a scene in the new wall street movie that was filmed there.

  23. guest says:

    dbags like this are the reason why I left W Street.
    A Mozilo.

  24. guest says:

    @19 master leaving a single comment with less than 15 grammatical or spelling errors, then I’ll take orders from you.

  25. guest says:

    @20 – “your” post makes you look like a fordham mba

  26. guest says:

    @ 14: If anything, being any benchmark is free PR for VS (no bad PR). I could recommend a book or two on dealing with insecurity, too.
    Besides, my “Bar Mitzvah money” is being managed by positive alpha funds (which, by default, excludes you, as you use THE mouse, and your unsurpassed douchery cannot be hidden behind your “guest” handle).

  27. guest says:

    @18/NS
    That gem you left of the CG thread is going to go unnoticed unfortunately.
    Bravo though.

  28. NakedShort says:

    @27 noted. Timing is everything.

  29. Investorcluzo says:

    the encino schwab office is the new killin’ it!
    @NS – you did not labor in shadows, it was duly noted (as evidenced @27), it is just not as widely publicized as some of your other great work, like H-BCMLLC…

  30. guest says:

    @ NS – passage of time is the cure for timing mistakes. I admit of printing some of your posts to enjoy with a sip of Armagnac. Both timeless pleasures.

  31. Anal_yst says:

    More importantly, IMDB indicates there’s like only 3 hot(ish) chicks in this WHOLE movie, 2 are credited (“Natasha” and “Audrey,” hookers, maybe?)and the other, uncredited, what the f*ck sorta Bullsh*t is that?!

  32. guest says:

    @26, do you have any books that deal with being a tremendous knob? Im sure you do, and you should pick up some more because the first few didnt help.
    Your use of buzzwords in the rest of your post convince me more that you are a back office tool…..

  33. guest says:

    He went here to get all the best tips: twitter.com/insidertrading

  34. AC says:

    He was training at Schottenfeld, this is a fact. There is even a scene in the new wall street movie that was filmed there.

  35. guest says:

    @32 – It is true I have a giant knob, and, no, for the last time, I will not let you play with it. I could Gundlach you, though, for a nominal fee.
    P.S. – are you implying that FO does not know what positive alpha means, or is it just limited to your shop, where I hear, it is a prerequisite to join? This concludes my comments to you, for now, and in the future (or else, my dislexy will flare up again).

  36. guest says:

    Over the course of filming his $20K investment appreciated to $489K? Assuming a six month shooting schedule that’s a ~4,690% return. He must be a good friend of James B. Blair.
    Daring bored SEC staffers on national television is the new killing it.
    Way to go Shit the Beef.

  37. guest says:

    Over the course of filming his $20K investment appreciated to $489K? Assuming a six month shooting schedule that’s a ~4,690% return. He must be a good friend of James B. Blair.
    Daring bored SEC staffers on national television is the new killing it.
    Way to go Shit the Beef.

  38. Suits says:

    I have to assume his next series of career moves will be to start a hedge fund, run it into the ground, write an awful book, and end up hawking penny stock DVDs in a DoubleTree conference room.

  39. ExtraordinaryPopularDelusions says:

    @27/28. Except #1 in that thread was a troll.

  40. guest says:

    I don’t think the CFA Institute would approve of his casual commentary about investment chicanery and the lack of a well-coordinated and efficient financial market. I believe this interview warrants a review with the Disciplinary Committee in violation of the CFA Code of Ethics and the Standards of Professional Conduct. As a potential charterholder, Shia should be held to a higher standard.

  41. guest says:

    The comments in this thread have been generally awesome.
    ~Guy Who Knows His Threads

  42. guest says:

    Where the hell is the Joke Briefer.
    Some people here are either a) new to the board or b) Fordham MBAs.

  43. guest says:

    Fordham MBA or University of Phoenix CFA?

  44. DJ LIBOR says:

    24.45x on investment…what’s the IRR you faggot?

  45. guest says:

    what a complete blowhard, lying through his teeth, ok Shia lets see audited fin’l statements and I will bet anything that you did not make >100% let alone 4000+% as you claim. Not to mention the movie looks incredibly stupid.
    -Shia Ladouche

  46. HAM05 says:

    dont be hatin’

  47. guest says:

    @37 should be 4,690% annualized or 2,345% for the six month period.

  48. guest says:

    44 – no need to use PE jargon (IRR) if the 20k was invested all at once. You, see, IRR is tantamount to money-weighted return, which is only applicable when there is more than one investment inflow or more than one outflow and you are looking for a return that reflets the money-on-money annualized return.
    – Shia (level II candidate for the CFA Charter)

  49. guest says:

    Anal_yst, pictures of tutoring LeBeef in the Equinox steam room or it didn’t happen.
    PTJ

  50. guest says:

    Megan’s prepuce >>> money

  51. guest says:

    I thought Fordham burned to the ground during the celebrations over the OJ verdict. No?

  52. Investorcluzo says:

    HAM is right – you guys should stop hatin’.
    I am familiar with someone who moved from schwab’s encino office. they utilize a highly levered strategy that was developed by a fordham educated cfa. by purchasing options on margin, then employing the analysis championed by nassim taleb while following roubini’s view of the market they have been able to generate these outsized returns.
    or was it because our hero opened the account with $20k then transferred another $500k after he got paid for completing the film?

  53. guest says:

    Shia, expect a call soon.
    – Unamused SEC guy

  54. guest says:

    Hollywood = he bought $20k in coke then sold it along with his rectum. Big profits.

  55. guest says:

    Am I the only one who find Megan F skanky/trashy (and not in a good way)?

  56. guest says:

    I sniff his underwear.
    — Jeffrey C.

  57. guest says:

    I sniff his underwear.
    — Jeffrey C.

  58. Megatron says:

    It went from him and the help of his entire team “of like four or five guys I was really working with” to “four of the nine guys” in the matter of four minutes.

  59. guest says:

    Where’s Fordham?

  60. guest says:

    @59- In the Bronx, off of the island.

  61. guest says:

    @60- the business and law schools are across the street from Lincoln Center. Which is on “the island.”

  62. guest says:

    buddy let me give you some advice. If you want to stop looking like a goat, get rid of your facial hair.

  63. guest says:

    @ 20,43,60 – Devry or Apex tech?

  64. guest says:

    @3/LB nice use of “dickshine.”

  65. Anal_yst says:

    methinks cluzo @ 52 is onto something

  66. guest says:

    I also once turned $20k into $489k…by lying totally lying about having done so. Douche.

  67. Top notch business school…Fordham…Shit! and I just came here because it was free!

  68. guest says:

    must hurt banker egos…actor showing how easy it is to make money with lowly assistants and eyes shut.

  69. guest says:

    must hurt banker egos…actor showing how easy it is to make money with lowly assistants and eyes shut.

  70. guest says:

    must hurt banker egos…actor showing how easy it is to make money with lowly assistants and eyes shut.

  71. guest says:

    must hurt banker egos…actor showing how easy it is to make money with lowly assistants and eyes shut.

  72. guest says:

    must hurt banker egos…actor showing how easy it is to make money with lowly assistants and eyes shut.

  73. guest says:

    @68-72 does it hurt your ego to see how easy it is to not quintuple post? with lowly assistants and eyes shut?

  74. guest says:

    @55 No.

  75. guest says:

    @55 Yea she’s terrible… I mean Id do it but real mean.

  76. guest says:

    spend it all in Annacott Steel and Bluestar Airlines

  77. guest says:

    His returns are very plausible.
    –BM

  78. guest says:

    What the hell is Fordham BS? bull shit or business school??

  79. guest says:

    What the hell is Fordham BS? bull shit or business school??

  80. guest says:

    What the hell is Fordham BS? bull shit or business school??

  81. guest says:

    What the hell is Fordham BS? bull shit or business school??

  82. guest says:

    What the hell is Fordham BS? bull shit or business school??

  83. guest says:

    What the hell is Fordham BS? bull shit or business school??

  84. guest says:

    Watch out beef going big times.

  85. guest says:

    78-83 the sextuple post is impressive, most idiots only double post, but you sir are a special breed of imbecile. Be sure to put your helmet on before leaving the house.
    Regards,
    – Fordham MBA 09′

  86. big red says:

    This reminds me of when Hillary Clinton claimed they had taken a $10k investment in cattle futures and parlayed it into $3 million.
    (insert word used by John Mayer) please.

  87. big red says:

    This reminds me of when Hillary Clinton claimed they had taken a $10k investment in cattle futures and parlayed it into $3 million.
    (insert word used by John Mayer) please.

  88. guest says:

    I think @78-83 has a point. Any one care to explain ‘Fordham’?

  89. guest says:

    I think @78-83 has a point. Any one care to explain ‘Fordham’?

  90. guest says:

    I think @78-83 has a point. Any one care to explain ‘Fordham’?

  91. guest says:

    Isn’t Fordham one of those that have tie-ups, eg. with UK’s Croydon Business School and China’s Chongqing Financial Academy?
    Can I get my MBA diploma by post in 2 weeks’ time? I have an interview with Citi…

  92. guest says:

    Isn’t Fordham one of those that have tie-ups, eg. with UK’s Croydon Business School and China’s Chongqing Financial Academy?
    Can I get my MBA diploma by post in 2 weeks’ time? I have an interview with Citi…

  93. guest says:

    Isn’t Fordham one of those that have tie-ups, eg. with UK’s Croydon Business School and China’s Chongqing Financial Academy?
    Can I get my MBA diploma by post in 2 weeks’ time? I have an interview with Citi…

  94. guest says:

    Isn’t Fordham one of those that have tie-ups, eg. with UK’s Croydon Business School and China’s Chongqing Financial Academy?
    Can I get my MBA diploma by post in 2 weeks’ time? I have an interview with Citi…

  95. guest says:

    Isn’t Fordham one of those that have tie-ups, eg. with UK’s Croydon Business School and China’s Chongqing Financial Academy?
    Can I get my MBA diploma by post in 2 weeks’ time? I have an interview with Citi…

  96. guest says:

    Isn’t Fordham one of those that have tie-ups, eg. with UK’s Croydon Business School and China’s Chongqing Financial Academy?
    Can I get my MBA diploma by post in 2 weeks’ time? I have an interview with Citi…

  97. guest says:

    91-96 another master of the sextuple post. You may want to try your luck at a school daddy’s money/connections can get you into.

  98. Lawrence Lugar says:

    I call BS.

    There’s no way someone could turn 20K into 490 in a ‘mere couple of months’.

  99. Blahblah says:

    Fuck this guy.

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  102. iI1uam Thanks for sharing, this is a fantastic blog article.Much thanks again. Will read on…

  103. crork says:

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  104. ionut says:

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