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  • Learning To Make The Right Choices In New Mortgages

    By Sasha Peterson

    The first time buyers always face the problem of finding the right thing as per their requirement whether it is mortgage or any other goods. The thorough research and analysis is necessary so as to get the best rate and quality. When we talk about mortgage, there are many aspects that need to be studied before reaching to any conclusion about the provider or plan. The first time buyer mortgage can be availed at better schemes as the companies usually offer good interest rates to first time buyers just to attract business. There are many ways to explore the schemes available in the market. You can just visit the lenders or you can visit them online. These companies will have their websites that can be visited to know about their offers for the first time buyers. You can also go through the information portals that provide the detailed comparison amongst the various mortgage providers. You will get all the information at one place with the help of such portals. You can take the help of the search engines to find these types of portals.

    Don’t get attracted to the offers blindly as there can be many hidden costs. You have to go through these offers in detail and it is important to compare all the aspects. The interest may look cheaper for some loans but again the same loans will turn out to be costlier if you want to foreclose. Hence, don’t forget to check the foreclosure charges before deciding the mortgage provider. As a first time buyer mortgage, it is possible that you get confused with the technical terms mentioned in the conditions but then it is equally important to know them. You can look for the meaning of these financial terms on internet or you can also seek the professional help.

    These days there are many companies that will be ready to give you financial advice and also help you through the process of finding the best mortgage provider. They will help you plan your EMI and help you calculate the loan amount that can be afforded by you. The online EMI calculators are also available to help you the EMI for the required loan amount or the loan amount for the affordable EMI. The first time buyer mortgage should pay their EMI’s on time else they will get the bad credit rating and will face problem in getting any type of mortgage in future.

    Disclosure: I have no positions in any stocks mentioned, and no plans to initiate any positions within the next 72 hours.
    Jan 25 2:25 PM | Link | Comment!
  • The Rendezvous Date for Junior Uranium Miners In Wyoming

    By Jeb Handwerger

    How did the world champion chess players take over prime mining land in Wyoming and Texas in a brilliant tactical maneuver?  Well, who would’ve thought it?  Broad daylight and without a shot being fired, Russians have taken possession of rich American uranium assets.  How they managed to do this might require the skills of a Sherlock Holmes in unraveling a labyrinthian maze.  A description of the end game follows: About a year ago, the directors of Uranium One listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange as UUU and on the Nasdaq as SXRZF were abruptly informed by the Kazakhstan Government that their uranium properties were to be expropriated.  The directors immediately flew out to the capital for an emergency meeting.  What emerged was a deal.  Uranium One would be given two Kazakh Uranium mines plus a special sweetener dividend of $1.06 a share if they would sell a 52.14% ownership in the company to an entity known as ARMZ.  Upon investigation it turns out that ARMZ is a private company completely in the control of the Russian Federation.  Now Uranium One owns mines in Wyoming and Texas.  In one brilliant move the Russian Government is the new cowboy in Wyoming and Texas.  As a result of this coup, Moscow (ARMZ) has swiftly and brilliantly entered the U.S. through its control of Uranium One, without a shot being fired.  The citizens of Wyoming took the case to the Wyoming Supreme Court and all the way up to the President, Geithner and the Nuclear Regulatory Commission.  They were concerned that Russia would control 20% of vital American uranium.  Moreover, they feared that somehow U.S. uranium would wind up in Iran’s nuclear reactors. They were defeated.  Now in Wyoming be prepared to translate your “Howdy” into “Pri-vet”.

    The gambit becomes clearer when one realizes that UUU is the fifth largest uranium company in the world offering investors a huge leverage to spot uranium prices relative to its closest peers such as Cameco(CCJ:NYSE) and Denison Mines (AMEX:DNN).  Uranium One production is expected to grow substantially over the next five years.  Now it so happens that in addition to the owning of prime uranium properties around the world, Uranium One most recently made a lucrative offer for Mantra Resources in Tanzania.   ARMZ (The Russian Federation) is on record that they intend to become the world’s second largest uranium miner within three to five years.

    In October, I  listed the uranium miners close to production in Wyoming. For whom The Nuclear Regulatory Commission has issued draft licenses to three major uranium developers, Uranium One (SXRZF:NASDAQ), Ur Energy (AMEX:URG) and Uranerz (AMEX:URZ).  Many of these shares have already seen huge gains since that article.

    It doesn’t take a Sherlock Holmes to realize the demand from emerging economies who are rapidly developing nuclear reactors.  There is a supply fear as Russia will not renew its agreement to supply the US with converted uranium from nuclear weapons.  For years the U.S. relied on this cheap uranium as Russia was the major supplier.  Now all eyes are on these domestic uranium miners as this agreement terminates.

    It is important to follow the countries which have a trade surplus like Russia and China and to highlight the locations of their strategic investments.  They are willing to pay premium prices to acquire new uranium assets.  One should follow those mines which have not yet been acquired and have the best production profile.  Even though China is bailing out Europe and the U.S. deficits by purchasing debt, behind closed doors and below the radar of the mainstream media, China and Russia have been purchasing major amounts of uranium as prices have recently soared.  I don’t believe this demand that has pushed the price higher of uranium oxide is coming from major utilities alone, but from the many new reactors being constructed now in India, China, France, Russia and many other emerging economies.  This price increase has a direct effect on the value of these uranium producers and investors may be in for an exciting 2011 in this sector which protects investors against a dollar devaluation and provides upside on the growing energy demand of emerging economies.

    Uranium miners that have received their draft licenses in Wyoming have been rising in the past three months as major investors realize the value in these key projects.  These stocks have been gaining a lot of enthusiastic interest from investors over the past few weeks. Some of the miners out of Wyoming have made huge percentage gains such as Uranerz (URZ), UR Energy (URG), Cameco (NYSE:CCJ) and Uranium One (OTC:SXRZF) as these mines move closer to producing uranium ore.  Expect to hear more news of acquisitions and strategic investments as these uranium miners move closer to production.

    Disclosure: I have no positions in any stocks mentioned, and no plans to initiate any positions within the next 72 hours.
    Jan 17 4:41 PM | Link | Comment!
  • Five Must Own Companies For Your Portfolio

    Below are a list of companies with exceptional chart patterns that are bound to bring high gains in the short-term:

    George Soros’ baby, Monsanto company, one that will reap tremendous benefits from the upcoming food inflation that is yet to be priced into markets around the world. With  an Inverse head and shoulders pattern that takes it up to the $73 target, as well as a newly formed golden cross, shorting this stock now would be a foolish play. A lot of resistance currently resides at the $67, yet it has hit it a few times, and the more it does so, the higher the chances of breaking it are.

    Gotta’ have an oil company for your portfolio, period. This commodity is going to continue cleaning out our wallets as long as OPEC stays in place, and you can count on that being for a very long time. The stock currently popped out of an ascending triangle that has it moving to $40 rather quickly, and also an inverted head and shoulders pattern that could push it another dollar to $41. It is very rare to see two of the most saught after bullish patterns cross each other, yet you have that here.

    Who doesn’t remember the good old Liz Claiborne, a once very reputable brand amongst celebrities everywhere. This chart wouldn’t be more beauitful, with both a cup and handle breakout, and a pattern that is eerly similar to that of early 2010 when shares rose from $7 to $9 over April and May. Look for shares to rise to around $10 before the big sellers come in.

    From one clothing company to the next, we move on up to Jones Group. To the untrained eye, a bullish pattern might be hard to detect, yet from a birds-eye view we notice that whenever shares have popped past the 50-days moving average (blue line) it has gone on to rally quite a bit, and this should be no exception. The first resistance at $17.72 should be your first key level of selling should momentum continue to take the stock up.

    This is purely a speculative play on a small bank with a lot of buyout talks. Apparently they received an offer which was rejected by the board. With a short interest nearly at 45% of the float, this is one of the top 10 most shorted stocks on the NYSE, and could easily be the subject of a nice short squeeze. Currently engaged in a cup and handle pattern that shows a breakout to $0.50, this could be the catalyst that begins some short covering in a hurry.

    Disclosure: Long MON, MRO, LIZ, JNY, FBP

    Disclosure: I am long MON, MRO, LIZ, JNY, FBP.
    Tags: MON, MRO, KATE, JNY, FBP
    Dec 22 9:54 AM | Link | Comment!
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