Casting around desperately for anything that would help Henry, Jan and I were probably overoptimistic in imagining that anybody could really talk to him until he had been stabilised by medication.
That loan was based on a business plan that proved overoptimistic.
"I think a lot of people have gotten overzealous and overoptimistic that Europe is going to solve the debt crisis this weekend…All the buying you've seen lately in oil, equities, and other risk assets has been premature."
GM, which traded at 9.6 times analysts' overoptimistic earnings expectations a year ago, now trades at six times.
"Investors were overoptimistic on BYD's performance, and I expect some downward earnings revisions going forward to reflect its margin squeeze amid intensifying competition for its battery division and slower growth of its auto business," said Johnny Wong, an analyst at Yuanta Research.