Posts Tagged ‘Motley Fool’

BlackRock Kelso Capital Corporation (BKCC)

Friday, May 21st, 2010
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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
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AZZ caught my eye from a Motley Fool article (I find them in the strangest places..Fool articles, that is..in 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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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.

AMERICAN ORIENTL BIO

Wednesday, August 5th, 2009
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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.