Archive for September, 2010

Somedays, You Just Have to Laugh it Off

Tuesday, September 28th, 2010
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http://humor.fywservices.com/2010/09/a-happy-retirement/

The Tame Frontier

Saturday, September 25th, 2010
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I picked this up on my radar somewhere. Researching today, I wish I had set a slightly higher limit than the 7.20, because at 7.50 it would have been a good deal, but not at 8 with the risk involved, even with that huge dividend. Setting the alert for 7.60.

The New Black Gold

Thursday, September 23rd, 2010
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Coal. Heard about SinoCoking and Coal from the Stock Gumshoe, and looking at the chart figure that it might pop again. It is having a short run now, but whether because of the bullish day or the push the prompted the pontification by the Gumshoe, who knows? Either way, I’ll wait for a drop and think again.

Curious About Curis

Wednesday, September 22nd, 2010
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Strong pipeline, no debt. That’s what I look for in an bio tech, and another one found in the same article mentioned in the previous post.

Another Article Arousal

Wednesday, September 22nd, 2010
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I like the business model description of CGEN found at an Investor Place article because I’ve spent some time with pharmaceutical and biotech companies and know how they rely on this type of data. But, like most articles I find there, they are touting the stock on the upswing and I need a dip to be cheap (lazy covered by them doing the research for me).

Teekay Tankers Ltd. (TNK)

Tuesday, September 21st, 2010
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Ran across this big dividend play on the Stock Gumshoe site. I’m getting a little nervous about the stock price of high-dividend companies right now. Waiting for a pull back to get in on them. It may be awhile, but should work out well to stick my hand in the cookie jar while everyone is looking elsewhere.

A Chinese Phoenix?

Monday, September 20th, 2010
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If they are then AMBO  could be a huge winner over the next couple of years. This one was sniffed out by the Stock Gumshoe, and I highly recommend his article where he dug it up.

Play the Game Market Game

Sunday, September 19th, 2010
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Interesting pitch I read today had me looking at THQ. They used to make some cool games, and they are definitely volatile.  If there is a serious pre-Black Friday panic in the market it might drop low enough to tempt a cheapskate like myself.

Is This BUD Still for You?

Sunday, September 19th, 2010
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I missed when In Beverage re-instated the BUD symbol as their US stock, but the dividend is a heck of a lot smaller than the old American-owned days. I think all of the booze stocks are a little over-bought these days, but keeping an eye out for an entry point.

Will the Phoenix Rise From the Summer Ashes?

Saturday, September 18th, 2010
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It was a summer of paranoia, so I’m expecting Apollo Group (APOL) to beat analysts expectations and take a brief jump up after the earnings announcement in October.  But I also don’t see this as a good long-term hold if unemployment has not dropped, because then the government finance incentives will trickle away the stock will go back down. Just my guess, place your bets the way you see fit. I’m going to sell on October 13 if the jump I predict occurs.