While a good idea can be the starting point for a good investment candidate, investors who lose sight of the importance of execution and market development can set themselves up for a nasty shock down the line. NVE (NVEC) would seem to be on to something potentially big with its spintronics technology, but the company's product sales have gone nowhere fast for the last five years and the stock has been largely stuck between $40 and $60 since May of 2009.
There are certainly intriguing applications and potential markets for spintronics - electronic devices are getting ever-smaller and that process requires more and more advanced technologies (and/or materials). NVE's technology could certainly find key positions in markets...
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