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With over 20 years of professional experience, Mark Gomes has grown to become one of the world's most experienced technology stock analysts. He is also a Masters Track & Field world record holder and U.S. Gold medalist (http://www.fasterthanforty.com/hello-world/). Currently, Mr. Gomes is... More
My company:
PTT Research & Pipeline Data, LLC
My blog:
Poised To Triple
My book:
Faster Than Forty
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  • Learn How To Become A Billionaire This Weekend

    The weekend is a great time to build your skills to attack the week ahead.

    The easiest way to get rich is to learn how the legends made their fortunes. Remember, Warren Buffett was a paperboy before he attended classes taught by the grand-master, Benjamin Graham.

    Those lessons are more accessible than ever (you can read them while lying on the beach!). With that knowledge, plus the information sharing power of the Internet, Main Street investors have everything they need to beat the pros.

    Today, I'm recommending two great reads:

    1. The Methodology: It's free and includes videos from Warren Buffett, Ben Graham, and Peter Lynch. The answer to most of the questions I see here are answered in it. http://poisedtotriple.com/methodology/

    2. Benjamin Graham and the Power of Growth Stocks: It's about $25 on Amazon and the Apple iBook store. Here is a snippet from the book:

    "To understand Graham's impact on the financial world, all you really need to know is that he was Warren Buffett's mentor for more than two decades.

    Graham is probably most widely recognized for his contribution to value investing, a methodology that relies on strict analysis and timing to acquire undervalued stocks when they're trading at a discount to their intrinsic value and sell them once they've earned a suitable return.

    Although his name is nearly synonymous with value investing, Graham also began to see the value of growth stock investing late in his career. He even developed a formula and a methodology for growth stock investing.

    Graham's investment philosophy was rooted in two important premises: that a security should be analyzed independently of its price, and that the future performance of any security is uncertain.

    He suggested that intelligent investors should aim to purchase a security at a discount to its assessed value in order to provide a margin of safety that can protect their investment against loss. Both the risk and the return of the investment are dependent on the quality of the analysis and this margin of safety."

    Finding a new pick today can make you 50% one time on that one pick. Reading those educational pieces can make you 50% every year on your entire portfolio.

    The choice is yours!

    May 31 11:52 AM | Link | 3 Comments
  • Forget The Rhetoric - Check The Facts!

    When someone tells you something negative about someone else, how do you know whether to believe them or not?

    Simple. Just check the facts. Here are ours:

    • Most of our selections continue to rise after they graduate.
    • 10 of our 19 former selections (53%) graduated as 200% gainers (triples)
    • The remaining 9 "losers" were expelled with an average return of 2%
    • Net-net, our average has risen 93%, but that only tells half the story
    • Our "Core" picks have averaged 119%
    • 62% of our Core picks have tripled
    • Our Speculative picks (weighted at 10% of our Core selections) have averaged 52%
    • 33% of our Speculative picks have tripled
    • Of our 10 total stocks that tripled, eight have set higher 52-week highs this year
    • Their average peak-ROI is 319%

    Company
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    TickerDateInitial PriceGraduation PriceROISubsequent HighROI
    LionbridgeLIOX1/20/20091.233.69200%$7.50510%
    SeagateSTX11/11/201117.9453.82200%$62.76250%
    Lions GateLGF3/20/201212.1436.42200%$37.81211%
    AttunityATTU4/27/20123.3610.08200%$12.00257%
    FacebookFB10/29/201218.0654.18200%$72.59302%
    HimaxHIMX3/4/20133.4410.32200%$16.15369%
    TechPrecisionTPCS7/11/20130.401.20200%$1.35238%
    GlobalstarGSAT8/25/20130.672.01200%$3.40411%

    Source: PoisedToTriple.com

    As you can see, we've provided great short-term (one year or less) picks, as well as established picks with great long-term performance.

    Anyone can belittle an analyst when the market is down, especially if their audience isn't looking at the facts. See our complete track record at the PoisedToTriple website. Then, check out our Methodology to see how our picks attain success. Thanks!

    Tags: LIOX, STX, LGF, ATTU, FB, HIMX, TPCS, GSAT
    May 30 3:53 PM | Link | 8 Comments
  • Why I Missed Himax's Ride From $10 To $16

    In case you missed it, our involvement in Himax (NASDAQ:HIMX) ended last September when it tripled from my initial price of $3.44 to $10.32 (you can see proof of this in my Portfolio Tracker and our Seeking Alpha article announcing the triple).

    At the time, many readers wondered why I would "give up" on a stock that Wall Street was just starting to shower with praise.

    The answer was simple. Stepping aside is what legends like Benjamin Graham (Warren Buffett's mentor) taught me to do. A decades-old video of Graham (one of many at PoisedToTriple.com) made it obvious that when a stock becomes loved by Wall Street, it is often best to move on to greener pastures.

    Sure enough, Wall Street pumped the stock all the way to $16, well ahead of any real revenue generation from Google Glass. Of course, some excitement and stock-premium was warranted (especially when the stock was $3). However, in typical Wall Street style, they baked in too much success, too soon.

    Within two months of hitting its peak, HIMX plummeted on weak results and rumors that it will be replaced in Google Glass. Thus, while we missed the ride from $10 to $16, we also missed the descent from $16 to $6.

    At present, the balance of risk and reward look appealing, but I remain on the sidelines. HIMX's Wall Street coverage remains massive. Profiting on stocks is all about having an information / knowledge advantage. It's hard to obtain that in competition against a few dozen MBAs.

    Lessons like this (and many more) are included in the all-new PoisedToTriple Methodology, released on Wednesday. As a reminder, the Methodology is required reading for anyone who wishes to maximize their gains (and avert losses) in my picks.

    You work hard for your money. This 10-minute read can help you protect it and grow it. It even provides video lessons from investing legends like Warren Buffett, Benjamin Graham (Warren Buffett's teacher) and Peter Lynch.

    Frankly, anyone who hasn't read it is operating at a disadvantage to those who have. If you're among them, it's easy enough to turn that disadvantage into a big advantage. Just go to PoisedToTriple.com and check it out now!

    May 27 2:51 PM | Link | 11 Comments
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