Posts Tagged ‘Motley Fool’

BlackRock Kelso Capital Corporation (BKCC)

Friday, May 21st, 2010

At a gut-level risk vs reward level, I like BKCC at $6. I had set an alert for 9.5 at some point, probably based on a Motley Fool article.

AZZ Incorporated (AZZ)

Friday, May 21st, 2010

AZZ caught my eye from a Motley Fool article (I find them in the strangest places..Fool articles, that this case while checking on an alert about BOOM, which I also discovered through the Fools. ). One of the CAPs members posted that it was in the Hidden Gems newsletter and I like the pitch in the article. Lazy part satisfied, now looking for a pull back to satisfy the cheap. Today it is at 36.09. I’m setting an alert at 32 and hope to pick up at 30.  At 5 stars and a dividend, I might consider higher.

VASCO Data Security International Inc. (VDSI)

Wednesday, March 10th, 2010

A Foolish pick from a tease for the Stock Advisor newsletter sniffed out by the Stock Gumshoe.  As coincidence would have it, there was a big jump in it today (or the Gumshoe is getting a lot more readers).

I’m going to lay back until the excitement dies down and look at VDSI again.

I Like That Boom Boom BOOM

Saturday, March 6th, 2010

I generally hate procrastination, especially when I do it. But now and then it works in my favor. In this case, I am catching up on emails from the last couple of months, and was reading a Motley Fool article. They mention one of their Hidden Gems picks (for free!) and I go to look into it, seeing that it just tanked from panic selling the day before. The pick is Dynamic Materials Corp. (BOOM).  I have made money more often than not from following Foolish advise, and if I were up enough to take a higher risk tolerance I would buy immediately rather than setting a watch for drops and limit buy a little lower than Friday’s 14.27% drop.

Top 100 Global Venture Capitalists

Saturday, September 12th, 2009

Red Herring published their list this week. According to The Motley Fool’s Rule Breakers, Rule Makers: The Foolish Guide To Picking Stocks, part of follow the money is to see who the other investors are.

The Motley Fool's Rule Breakers, Rule Makers: The Foolish Guide To Picking Stocks

Dodging a LANC

Wednesday, August 19th, 2009

Some newsletters I take with a grain of salt, especially the one  the mentioned LANC as a strong buy today (or last nigh, I am just reading it now). But this one looks like the analysts may have missed a bet. See, this newsletter never shows me stocks that are off 20$ from the analysts 1 year prediction, in fact it is almost always stocks that are close to the prediction or over it. And, he rarely points at a symbol I can pick up a 100 share for less than $500, my preferred speculation range.

But it still looks good. The Fool CAPS have it as a 2 star,  but hard to find a bear commentary, so maybe the folks that don’t like it aren’t sure why, or maybe I missed something. If it was a 4 star, I’d buy with real money at 42.50.  Instead, I’m setting an alert for 40 to review it then, and making the limit buy at $42.50 in my WSS account.

Quick Note on My Home Builder Watch

Sunday, August 16th, 2009

I had BZH on my alert list because they had some interesting movement going on. In today’s review of alerts, I ran across a Motley Fool article about TOL. Looking back at BZH, I didn’t see any significant inside ownership. I didn’t like the tone of the TOL quotes I found in the article. So I looked at the sector. KB Homes (KBH) is big where I live, so I can actually watch them up close to a degree. They have 24% insider ownership,  and they pay a dividend. So, lazy part covered (thanks again to the Fools), I am going cheap by watching for a drop in the $16 neighborhood.

Spotlight Illuminates Illumina

Sunday, August 9th, 2009

I received a recent teaser from Motley Fool with the subject “Glimpse Obama’s favorite healthcare investment”. The headline in the content of the email itself was

The “$1,000 Genome” is about to be announced… and it’s already making smart investors rich!

This sounded vaguely familiar…and interesting. Being too cheap to pay for the newsletter (though I have always wanted to have the budget to do so), I did the Google thing to see what the Stock Gumshoe had to say about it. I found an article about a different promotion but seems to be the same stock, which is ILMN.

ILMN actually looks interesting, so I am adding it to the Cheap Lazy watch list (which, yes, I will one day publish on this site, as soon as I get over the second adjective).

Foolish Take on BofA

Saturday, August 8th, 2009

I went to the Fool site today to look into LEAP (and decided not to, thanks to the CAPS). The landing page had a really interesting article on BofA. I only hope they are right as it will make me feel better for exiting early (and profitably) on that one.


Wednesday, August 5th, 2009

Ticker AOB is down today following the release of a fee-required report. Unless it is devastating, they should rebound. I actually took a little longer on my research on this and may have missed my entry point at 5.08. Will see.  The Fool CAPs like it. I may have  jumped too early, though, if askStockGuru is right.