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Chris ( is an Hon B.Sc graduate (with distinction) in Science and Economics with over 15 years in investing experience. Ranked top 100 analyst (TipRanks) for two years in a row. Seeks undervalued, unappreciated value stock ideas. Follows Warren Buffet's mantra: do not... More
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  • Bounce From The Bottom

    The DOW 1000 point drop is all but a distant memory, but for Premium Followers, the bounce was a the tune of double digits:

    • Biotech Pick 01 up 18.75%
    • Biotech Pick 02 up 15.30%
    • Mobile game maker up 3.8%
    • Telecom supplier +4.06%
    • Semiconductor Pick 01: (NASDAQ:MU). Down.
    • Semiconductor Pick 02: (NASDAQ:IMOS) up 28.74%

    Energy is a negligible weighting in the model portfolio. We continue to monitor the sector for evidence of stability.

    Interest rate sensitive stocks should outperform markets. A rate hike is unlikely in 2015.

    If you lost $1000 or more, you need to join the premium subscription now.

    Tags: MU, IMOS
    Sep 03 7:09 PM | Link | Comment!
  • Volatile Month All But Erased

    Investors require "alpha" to beat the markets. At around 3/4 equity, 1/4 cash, long only, premium followers are ahead of the index:

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    This community has two advantages.

    1. Time and patience

    Alpha grows over time, provided the stock picks trade to fair value.

    2. Actionable Buy Alerts

    When a great idea gets cheaper, we buy.

    Tags: PBR
    Aug 29 10:04 AM | Link | Comment!
  • Apple Rebounds, But Overall Market May Stumble

    Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) fell a few points from its 115. At the time, exclusive subscribers were advised not to worry. Apple fell to as low as $92 the following Monday. This dip was short-lived. HFTs and algos control volume, but do not create a buy/sell opportunity. I asked readers to follow a check list. This check prevented them from selling, and thus giving up on the rebound that happened just two days later:

    Buy or Sell

    Per our model holdings, do you sell them? Do you buy? The check-list on deciding is below.

    I believe the market's sentiment will weaken further. I introduced some new ideas in the last post, expecting them to fall. On the follow-up, I'll either post downside target prices (entry points for buying) or will send an article posting alert.

    1. If the stock falls more, would you buy? If no, then sell. If yes, then keep holding.

    2. Do you lose sleep at night? If yes, then sell, because it's only money. Your health matters more.

    3. Is there accounting irregularity with Apple? If not, then hold.

    4. Is Management incompetent?

    5. Apple a penny stock? No.
    6. Heavily in debt?* No.
    7. Business model broken? No, unless demand for its mainstay product, the iPhone 5 series and 6, are on perpetual decline. Consumers are loyal to the brand, and with Samsung's missteps, are less likely to switch to a Galaxy.

    * Apple issued more debt. It raised $50B in the last two years. It is doing so since the value of holding cash offshore is worse than holding debt, paying interest on it but writing down the interest.

    Market bounce temporary: sell into it

    Markets continued climbing higher, on news the U.S. will delay rate hikes.

    Get a rate hike out of your head. It will never happen. No one in the world is raising rates. There is a greater desire for money printing and low borrowing. There are two problems with this thought:

    1. China has likely sold somewhere on the order of $100 billion in US Treasurys in the past two weeks alone (Source: zero hedge)

    2. Companies exhausted stock buybacks. They were the biggest buyers of their own stock.

    For a sample report or for more questions on the premium subscription,

    Tags: AAPL, AAPL
    Aug 27 9:20 AM | Link | Comment!
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