Archive for June, 2010

Am I Reaching for ReachLocal?

Wednesday, June 30th, 2010
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An article on  Business Insider about RLOC had me take a second look at this recent IPO. I liked them before the article, so put in a limit order that will probably fire today.

No Loyalty in Royalties?

Wednesday, June 30th, 2010
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Or, more specifically, dividends.  With BP down, looking at CVX.

NVS New Again?

Monday, June 28th, 2010
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Once in a while I find something interesting in my InvestorPlace newsletter, this time an new look at an old stock that I did well with: Novartis.  I would have been delighted if I had thought of this at the beginning of the month, but it may still have some room after a pull back to go up again. Setting my sights at $46 today.

One downside to this stock is the foreign income tax, which can be hard to remember to factor into future earnings when planning buys and sells.

Westell Technologies Inc. (WSTL)

Saturday, June 26th, 2010
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WSTL is a good bet if there is shift from one high-speed provider type to another (like cable to DSL), or if there is a network improvement that spawns upgrade mania.

Safe Bulker Safe Bet…So Far

Saturday, June 26th, 2010
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For a dry ship, they have a good dividend and still follow the trend of the industry. Making up for losing money in the end with Diana.

Endologix Inc. (ELGX)

Saturday, June 26th, 2010
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Cheap, Lazy tracking post 🙂

AGEN 8 Months Later…

Saturday, June 26th, 2010
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…I’m down ~11% from the first posting on 10/21/2009. Still, they have 21% insider/major holders today, and they have been doing no more than the usual selling for profit taking and some minor buying that could be PR or cautious accumulation, so I’m contemplating buying some more.  My hesitation is their debt, which is OK for a bio-tech, but ripe for a share offering that would dilute the current shares. My timing has been off lately, so that would happen about 2 -3 minutes after I bought.

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Double Top Chart Pattern

Saturday, June 26th, 2010
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While checking on Advance America, Cash Advance Centers Inc. (AEA), I ran across the term Double Top, which I had seen before. I found an excellent article explaining the pattern at Trending 123.

A Twofer?

Monday, June 21st, 2010
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When Motley Fool and TheStreet.com both list the same stocks, I’m not sure whether to be frightened or enthused. Either way, it put LLY back on my watch list.

If You Wish Upon a Star

Saturday, June 19th, 2010
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Then you are generally SOL (science buffs are tittering at that pun).  If I had caught BTN 4 months ago, I’d be ecstatic. Today, I’m cautious, and looking for a summer or fall drop to think about jumping in.