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With over 20 years of professional experience, Mark Gomes is among the world's most experienced technology stock analysts. During his time as a contributor to Seeking Alpha, over 50% of his official picks were either acquired or tripled in value. Currently, Mr. Gomes is the CEO of Pipeline Data,... More
My company:
PTT Research & Pipeline Data, LLC
My blog:
Poised To Triple
My book:
Faster Than Forty
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  • 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
  • Should You Buy My Picks?

    Hi All. I'm in the process of providing greater clarity into my stock-selection process, investment strategies, and pick performance.

    As part of that effort, I have started re-writing my Methodology, which is free for the public to see at the Poised To Triple website. The first section is complete and includes video from investing legends like Benjamin Graham, Peter Lynch, and Warren Buffett. http://poisedtotriple.com/methodology/

    From the beginning, the document states that it is "required reading" for anyone who wishes to act on my investment research. I believe it is.

    Remember, every analyst and investor is different (I'm no exception). Thus, every investor needs to arm themselves with the knowledge necessary to take full responsibility for their own actions and investments. Analysts (like me) are effectively your employees. If they don't perform, the proper course of action is not to berate or belittle them...the proper response is to simply fire them with professionalism, knowing that they tried their best for you.

    So, please read my new methodology article so you can understand how I do things. That way, you can decide if my style is right for you. If not, I respect that and wish you all the best.

    However, unless you read it, you will not be equipped to make that decision. Please consider this carefully before deciding to buy my picks.

    May 25 9:05 PM | Link | 13 Comments
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