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*** Premium Update 19 May 2015: Spread between Micron and IMOS widened to +18% *** Value ideas on deck this week: $KING $BABA $AMAT $PBF. +Follow. *** Premium Update 16 May 2015: Best call last week +8%. Worst call -1%, loss avoided: 2.7% LUCK and SKILL are two different things. People believe... More
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  • Good Daily Return

    Daily Return

    Watching the portfolio move up strongly for one day does not meant much, but it is still fun to do so.

    The majority of the picks in an article sent to premium subscribers is green. The Dow is down today, Nasdaq up slightly. I expect a major turn of events to the downside. The big question is when.

    Thanks (NASDAQ:BBRY). Six other picks helped today too.

    The cash level means the portfolio is only 65 percent invested.

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    4 Reasons Pain For Freeport-McMoRan Is EndingFCXLong2/2/201525.00%
    5 Reasons BP Is A Buy Ahead Of Quarterly ResultsBPLong1/25/201510.50%
    4 Things To Consider For Linn Energy As Uncertainty RisesLINELong1/20/201548.10%

    Sign up above and note excellent refund policy. BBRY was not the biggest winner today. Here is a portfolio view (preview only) for 15 stock holdings.

    Tags: BBRY
    May 11 12:22 PM | Link | 2 Comments
  • Nokia's Quarter Weak: Alcatel-Lucent In Focus Next

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    Ranked #51 out of 3591 Bloggers last year (#61 out of 6798 total experts) (TipRanks). #31 blogger for 2013 (from over 3,700 bloggers). This author searches for value and catalysts. Follows Warren Buffet's mantra: do not lose money. *Insights posted on and Twitter.


    This was originally posted Apr 22, 8:48 PM for premium subscribers. Nokia's quarterly results are out this a.m.

    In the next few weeks, there may be a catalyst for Alcatel-Lucent or Nokia stock moving up: quarterly results. Nokia reports on April 30, 2015. If the results are good, Nokia will rally. Similarly, Alcatel-Lucent reports on May 7 2015.

    Nokia (NYSE:NOK) is "paying" for the firm with its shares. Debt raters loved the deal, upgrading the rating of Nokia's debt. Unfortunately,Alcatel-Lucent may fall between now and in 2016, when the deal closes.

    ...The problem I have with owning Alcatel-Lucent (NYSE:ALU) is that the recovery thesis is no longer valid. The bullish thesis is now based on Nokia cutting costs in 2016, winning out contracts for LTE/4G in China over Ericsson (NASDAQ:ERIC),Cisco Systems (NASDAQ:CSCO), and other Chinese network equipment firms.

    Merger motivated by boosting market share size. ALU executives get rewarded nicely, but let's ignore that:

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    Source: Nokia

    For readers bullish on Nokia and confident the merger will go through...<more>

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    The model portfolio is up 40 percent.

    Tags: NOK, ALU
    Apr 30 8:16 AM | Link | Comment!
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    Tags: IMOS, HIMX
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